God wants us to walk in peace continually. If we try to figure out everything, it will be very hard for us to live in peace. But if we choose to believe that all of the trials we are experiencing has a good purpose, we can rest with hope in our hearts that God will take care of everything that concerns us.
[ “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28 ]
One of the most precious gifts God has given us is the gift of time. We often do not realize the value of each hour in every day. We waste our time with unnecessary things, not realizing how it could be used to change the course of our life for the better. Today, God is reminding us to be wise with how we use our time. Are we spending or investing it?
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise making the most of your time because the days are evil.”-Ephesians 5:15-16
Do you feel bad today because of what someone has done to you? Do you feel down because someone has disappointed you? Jesus knows how you feel because He also experienced it. But despite being lied to, hurt and betrayed, He still chose to forgive those who hurt Him and not give in to His emotions.
God is reminding us today to do the same. Before we react in anger, irritation or judgement, let us remember Jesus’ kindness and humility. He has been gracious to us despite our imperfections. In the same way, He expects us to do the same to others.
[ “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 15:12 ]
[ “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven”-Luke 6:37 ]
If there was one person who suffered rejection more than anyone else in this world, it is our Lord Jesus Christ. He was treated as an outcast, was falsely accused, ridiculed, belittled, abandoned and was betrayed by a close friend.
Are you going through a similar thing? Well, Jesus understands you, and He wants to assure you today that rejection is never fatal, no matter how painful it is. Always remember that other people’s opinion about you doesn’t matter as long as God is on your side.
[ “So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” -Hebrews 13:6 ]
What should we do when we encounter people who cause us pain? The truth is, there’s no way we can go through life without being hurt. Jesus said, we should love our enemies and pray for those who mistreat us. Why? Because bitterness will only extend our pain, make us unhappy and cause us to lose a lot of things. Yes, God knows it’s not easy, but we can be assured that He will give us the grace to follow His will so that we can be released from the chains of anger and bitterness.
[ “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” – Luke 6:28 ]
Do you feel tired and exhausted with the challenges you are facing each day? The answer to that feeling of heaviness is this — linger in God’s presence for a while. Today, the Lord is teaching us how to take a break & surrender our worries to HIM. Through following His command to rest, we can receive the complete peace that can only come from Him. There is blessing in resting.
[ “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” -Genesis 2:3 ]
Do you have a problem today? God is reminding us that relying on our own understanding, our own plans or solutions to our problems will only weigh us down. But if we choose to trust in the Lord, if we seek Him with all our heart, the clear direction and solution will come our way. He has already provided a way out.
“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17
Are there days when you feel like God seems distant? Perhaps you feel that He doesn’t see your efforts or hear your prayers. That’s not true! The Bible says, He knows everything about us. God sees every little effort that we do, even the ones other people don’t see. We may not get the appreciation that we deserve from other people, but God will surely make up for it! Remember, God can give us more than what we can imagine! He is reminding you today to never give up and continue to do good. Your reward is on its way!
[ “And your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”- Matthew 6:6 ]
[ “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”-Galatians 6:9 ]
If we want to experience more of God’s promises fulfilled in our lives, we should learn to hold on and continue to do good, even if we have all the reasons to give up. Remember that what God has in store for us is worth any price or sacrifice we have to pay.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9
True prosperity is living with wholehearted understanding that because of what Jesus has done for us, we have everything that we need to live a full and complete life. You may be in a rough stage in your life right now, but know that as long as you keep the faith & follow the Lord’s leading in your life, you can expect blessings to follow you all the days of your life.
[“The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” -Proverbs 10:22]