Experience God for Yourself

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

I am personally inviting you to experience the infinite goodness of the Lord. He is perfect in every way, the author of all good things, everything about Him is good and He loves you. Turn to Him, put your hope in Him and put your trust in Him alone. He is the only one that can fill your heart with peace. You will never know what it’s like to have a relationship with the Lord until you make an effort by faith to really seek and experience Him for yourself. A good place to start is by praying and reading the Word of God daily.

 

Take Care of Your Soul

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Verse of the Day:  3 John 1:2

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

We all have been very focused on our physical heath lately due to the Coronavirus. It’s important to make sure you take care of your body and enjoy life, but don’t forget to also take care of your soul because good health starts from the inside. Do things that make you smile and bring you joy. Do volunteer work, it not only helps others, it also brings you joy. Forgive others, let go of anger and hurt so you can move forward leaving the past behind. Exercise daily faith, hope and love in your Christian walk. Above all, fill your heart with the Word of God and let your soul be renewed by spending time alone with God who daily refreshes your spirit.

The Full Armor of God

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Just like a soldier going into battle you too must put on our full armor. God has equipped you with all you need to stand up to the devil’s schemes and plans. He has given you the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Stand your ground against evil with your feet firmly rooted in the Lord and fight the good fight of the faith. There is one other thing you need before you go into battle, you must recognize that you already have the victory through Jesus Christ.

 

The Never Changing Word of God

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Verse of the Day: Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

We live in an ever changing world and change is inevitable for better or worse. There is a saying some people think comes from the Bible but it doesn’t: “This too shall pass”. It’s an adage reflecting the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition. (Wikipedia) I’m sure it has helped some people get through tough times, but there is something even better, something you can always count on, the never changing Word of God. It was true yesterday, it’s true today and it will be true forever. You can depend and rely on it. You can live your life by it, even to the end of the world because it is never ever going to change.

Build Each Other Up

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Verse of the Day: 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

We may not be able to solve everyone’s problems but we sure can be an encouragement to everyone by spreading hope. Use the Word of God to encourage one another and to lift each other up by reminding each other of God’s everlasting love for us. Use your words to build each other up not tear each other down. Share the love of God by praying with each other and for each other. Be a friend and a blessing to those in need (we are all in need).

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.

Spiritual Battles

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 10:4

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds.

We each fight spiritual battles every day. Discouragement, anger, stress and defeat are just some of the enemy’s tactics as he tries to bring you down. When the devil sees that God has something great for you just around the corner he will fight his hardest to keep you from what God has in store for you. Be alert and recognize his schemes so you don’t fall into his traps. Arm yourself with spiritual weapons, the Word of God and prayer. Whatever you are battling today remember that God is on your side and you are more than a conqueror through Christ.

The Right Direction

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Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 30:21

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

 

If you are at a crossroad in your life or have an important decision to make and you’re not sure which path to take listen closely to the Holy Spirit, who will guide you onto the right path.  Humbly and earnestly seek guidance through prayer, fasting and studying the Word of God. The Holy Spirit also helps you in your day to day life when you are in tune with His prompting, which are always aligned with scripture.

Bearing Fruit

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Verse of the Day:  John 15:8

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

 

Bearing much fruit comes with spiritual maturity and is a result of being obedient to the Word of God. When you devote yourself to God and His will the fruit of the Spirit is evident in your life. And when you aren’t connected to the life giving vine, you stop bearing fruit. Stay connected to God with daily prayer, reading His Word and by surrendering your will for His will.

Victory Through Jesus Christ

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

 

Just like a soldier going into battle we too must put on our full armor.  God has equipped us with all we need to stand up to the devil’s plans with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Before we go into battle we must recognize that we already have the victory through Jesus Christ.