Daily Peace and Comfort
Words have the power to either bless or wound. That’s why it is important that we have the awareness to watch what comes out of our mouth. The Bible reminds us to “let our speech be always gracious, seasoned with salt…” (Col 4:6). When you change negative words with positive declarations, joy will greatly increase in your life.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” -Ephesians 4:29
As Christians, we should always remember the very reason why God created us. And that is to worship Him. We have God’s DNA and we are designed to be in continuous fellowship with His Spirit. That’s why if you feel like something in your life is “malfunctioning” right now, God wants you to know that this could be the missing link, worship. You need to start functioning according to how God designed you and see where He will take you.
You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power:
For You have created all things and for Your pleasure they are and were created.
One of the greatest gifts God has given us is our ability to have an intimate relationship with Him and give Him pleasure. We can do that through worship. Many of us don’t realize what we miss out when we don’t spend quality time with Him. The Bible says “the Lord is pleased with those who worship Him.” God wants to shower us with His love and wisdom. Make a decision today to start a deep relationship with Him. You will be surprised with what He has planned for you.
“You created everything and it is for Your pleasure that they exist and were created.” -Revelation 4:11
If there’s something in your life that is blocking the peace and freedom that you are searching for, God wants you to know today that, Jesus is the Truth and He was sent to set you free. If you are held captive by failures, fear and uncertainty, now is the time for you to shift your thoughts. Remind yourself that your security rests in God alone. Believe that He can accomplish His good and perfect plan for you.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” -Galatians 5:1
One sure way to lose the battle we are facing today is to entertain doubts that God will help us overcome our troubles. The enemy will do everything to discredit what God has already given us, because He knows that when we fully trust God’s promises, nothing will be impossible for us.
“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call on Me, and I will answer him.”-Psalm 91:14-15
There are times when we wonder, “how can I cope with the challenges that I face each day?” It is during these moments that we should hold on to God’s Word and never doubt His promises. Instead of feeling fearful, let us all rejoice in knowing that God has an abundant supply of everything that we will need.
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture…”-Psalm 37:3
Do you sometimes feel tired of doing the same thing over and over again at work? Today God is reminding us that promotion comes from Him. And although He understands our feelings, He wants us to remain patient and grow in grace as we face different challenges each day. God can see all our efforts and in due time, we will receive the reward He has promised for those who will not grow tired of doing good.
“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” -Colossians 3:17
God wants to show us how a good attitude can attract extra blessings in our lives. When we go the extra mile at work or for someone, when we give more than what is expected, we are assured that extra favors will come our way in every area of our lives.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”-Philippians 2:13
The enemy will always try to destroy our testimony by tempting us to react negatively in a difficult situation. We should not fall for it. Instead let’s ask the Holy Spirit to give us the power to resist the temptation. Pray that He will give us a huge awareness of our role as Christians, as representatives of our Lord Jesus Christ here on earth.
“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace…” -Colossians 4:5-6
Offering ourselves to God is what worship is all about. It is our reaction when we feel a deep appreciation for who He is and what He has done for us. True worship brings pleasure to God, and it happens when we give ourselves completely to Him.
“Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.” -Romans 12:1