Our Daily Bread

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 4:4         

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”      

Just like bread (food) supports life to your body, the Word of God supports life to your soul. Your body can’t go too long without nourishment. Without food for prolonged periods your body becomes weak. It’s the same for your soul, without regular nourishment your soul too becomes weak. God provided manna to the Israelites satisfying their hunger and in doing so, saved them. Just like the manna nourished the Israelites, the Holy Bible is available to you to nourish your soul and save you. Additionally, good nutrition helps you to grow strong, is part of a healthy lifestyle and helps to fight off disease. The Word of God also helps you to grow strong, to live a healthy lifestyle and to fight off sin and temptation. Jesus Himself, was tempted by the devil and in response He quoted scripture. But if you don’t know scripture how can you use it to fight the schemes of the devil? If you want to grow stronger spiritually, nourish your soul by reading the Word of God daily.

Standing in the Gap

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 5:20

And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man your sins are forgiven you.”

In Luke chapter 5 some men carried their paralyzed friend to see Jesus for healing. When they couldn’t reach Him, because of the crowds, they didn’t give up and they went through the roof. When Jesus saw their faith He forgave the man’s sins and his body was healed. Had it not been for the faith of the friends the man may never have been healed. You may know someone who is going through something so difficult it’s beginning to weaken their faith. That’s where your own faith comes in to play. You can be the bridge to God by praying and interceding for your friends and family. You can stand in the gap by letting your faith carry them when they are weak. Keep praying for your friends, family, and loved ones – miracles still happen!

 

Depend on God                       

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Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Today’s society teaches that independence is the goal but what we need most is to be dependent on God almighty. If we learn to trust and hope in the Lord, He will give us physical strength when we’re weary and power when we’re weak. More importantly, He will strengthen our faith. Even if we have faith the size of a mustard seed that’s enough to get us through because the power does not come from our faith, it comes from our God. Yet, the more we depend on God and have faith in His power, the more our faith will grow. Depend on God, have faith in His power, promises and provisions.

Our Daily Bread

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 4:4

Jesus answered, “It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Just like bread (food) supports life to your body, the Word of God supports life to your soul. Your body can’t go too long without nourishment. Without food for prolonged periods your body becomes weak. It’s the same for your soul, without regular nourishment your soul too will become weak. God provided manna to the Israelites satisfying their hunger and in doing so, saved them. God has also provided the Holy Bible to satisfy your soul and save you from temptation. Jesus was tempted by the devil and in response He quoted scripture. If you don’t know scripture how can you use it to fight the schemes of the devil? If you want to be grow stronger spiritually, nourish your soul by reading the Word of God daily.

Christ Strengthens Us

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Verse of the Day:  Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Christ strengthens us in everything we do. It’s not limited to spirituality. He also strengthens us in whatever areas of our life we are weak or struggling, including physical, emotional and financial battles. Changing our old ways and habits can be hard when we try to do it by our own strength and often we fail. The good news is we don’t have to do it all alone or by our own strength.  We have Jesus on our side and we “can” do all things through Christ who strengthens us. By faith Jesus lives in us and that means we have His strength in us. Give whatever you are struggling with over to Jesus and let Him be your strength and your guide.

God’s Grace

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 12:9

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

God’s grace is enough to transform any situation. The more you trust in God the more His strength and power are evident in your life. When you are weak call on the Lord, He will strengthen and support you as you go through trials. He will comfort and refresh your spirit as you trust in Him. It may not be easy, but when you surrender to God, He will give you peace like no other. The world we live in has changed drastically and the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour but God’s saving grace gives you the victory.

Depend on God

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Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

 

Today’s society teaches that independence is the goal but what we need most is to be dependent on the Lord.  If we learn to trust and hope in God, he will give us strength when we’re weary and power when we’re weak. You can depend on God, his power, promises and provisions.

Compassion   

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 72:13

He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and the lives of the needy he will save.

 

The Lord has compassion on the weak and needy. We must also have a heart of compassion for those in need. If there’s a specific issue that touches your heart, take the next step and make a donation or volunteer your time to an organization that addresses those needs.

God’s Grace

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Verse of the Day:   2 Corinthians 12:9

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

 

God’s grace, favor, loving-kindness and mercy helps you to make it through anything.  His strength and power shows itself the most when you need Him the most.  When you are weak you need to depend on God more and the more you depend on God, the more strength He will give you to make it through anything.  The world we live in has changed drastically but God never will.  He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Strong & Courageous

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Joshua 1:9

Verse of the Day:   Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you, be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

 

When you feel weak, afraid, or discouraged turn to God.  He heals the brokenness and brings peace and joy.  You don’t have do it alone, he’ll will be with you every step of the way.  Trust in God and he’ll get you through it.