Pray for God’s Will to Be Done

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:10

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

If you’re not sure how to pray or what to pray for, start by praying for God’s will to be done in your life. Praying for God’s will to be done is an act of faith because we know and believe that God’s will is good and perfect and therefore, we trust in His plans and His will for us. Pray that your own will, heart and actions would conform to God’s will by making Him the center of your life. Don’t be intimidated by long, loud or eloquent prayers.  Prayer doesn’t have to be formal or full of big, fancy words it just has to be from your heart. Have a sincere conversation with God and pray knowing and believing that He hears you.

Envy Rots the Bones

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 14:30

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

When you have a real relationship with God, He changes your heart.  You start to feel freed from anger, worry and envy. You have peace in your heart and a hope that makes you joyful. But a heart that envies the happiness, prosperity and success of others exhausts the body and soul.  Don’t let envy steal your peace and joy, don’t let it affect your spirit or your health. Count your own blessings and be happy for the blessings of others. Trust in the Lord, what is meant for you won’t pass you by.

Christmas is For-giving

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Verse of the Day:        Matthew 6:14-15

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

We have all made mistakes, none of us are perfect. There are times we need to ask for forgiveness and there are times we need to forgive. How can we come to God asking for forgiveness when we ourselves have not forgiven? I know there are some things that seem unforgivable but when we hold on to blame and unforgiveness it creates an environment of bitterness in our own heart. Life is short and we don’t know what tomorrow holds. Trust in God and let go of the anger and give the gift of forgiveness not only to the offender but to yourself as well.

The Words of Your Mouth

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 19:14

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

 

Let your words and thoughts be pleasing to God in all circumstances.  Not only when you pray or think about godly things but also in your everyday conversations and thoughts.  Fill your mind and heart with positive thinking so there will be no room for negativity.

God Knows You

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 139:1

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.

 

God knows everything about you, He even knows every hair on your head. He knows your heart, He knows your thoughts and He knows what you’re going to say before you even say it. He knows your past and He knows the plans He has for your future. More than anything God wants you to know how much He loves you and He wants you to know and love Him too.

Give It to God

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 62:5

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

 

There may be times when all your efforts lead to disappointment, your plans don’t work out or your situation seems hopeless.  Don’t lose hope, turn to God, leave it all in His sovereign hands.  When you put your problems in God’s hands He puts peace in your heart.

Seek the Lord

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Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

 

When you seek the Lord with a sincere heart you will find Him.  God hears your prayers and knows yours heart.  God promises that if you humble yourself, pray, seek His face, and turn from your wicked ways He will hear you.  God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you but it’s up to you to seek Him.