We live in dangerous times where our family needs constant prayers and guidance. Now, more than ever, parents should step up and fight for their families. God has anointed them as channels of blessings that will benefit their children. Their words and how they live will affect their children’s future.
[ “Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” -Ephesians 5:15-17 ]
[ “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” -Proverbs 22:6 ]
As Christians, we are called to go into the world and share the love of God into all the nations. Today, God is reminding us to always be courageous as we face all the battles of life. And He promised, that as we follow His will; we will never be alone. He will be with us, even to the very end of the age.
[ “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 ]
Sometimes, trials and testings make us feel imprisoned in an ark with no other place to go. But just like Noah who received God’s sign of hope inside the ark through a dove, God will also send us the Holy Spirit to assure us that the flood of trials in our life is almost over.
[ No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.-Joshua 1:5 ]
We all know that we are living in the last days. As Christians, it is important that we know what we should focus on and “Who” we really need. Times are tough but our Father in Heaven sent us the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth and to strengthen us when we are weak.
[ “But the Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”-John 14:26 ]
With all the things that chase our attention each day. With all the problems that keep us tired and weary, God is reminding us that it is still in those times we spend with Him will we find true rest and amazing wisdom. As God’s people, our confidence will come from our relationship with Him and not from anyone or anything else in this world.
[ “Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.” -John 15:5 ]
Do you worry a lot and always feel troubled about many things?
Hear Jesus’ words to Martha when she was upset about working too much. He said, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
What is the good part? It is finding rest at the feet our Lord who can provide for all our needs.
[ “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.” Psalm 62:5-6 ]
The Lord can turn around and redeem a life of failure when people choose to build a personal relationship with Him. When we are in tune with God’s guidance and presence, He will teach us how to prepare and He will cause us to make the right choices at the right time.
[ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11 ]
Its easy to praise God when everything is sunny & things are going well in our lives. But do we still praise Him when we are facing storms? God is reminding us today that our shouts of praise means a lot to Him, especially when times are tough. No matter what storm you are facing right now, be assured that God is working out something far greater than what appears to be happening. He will never leave us in the storm. That’s why, instead of complaining, let’s start praising!
[ “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise. In God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” -Psalm 56:3-4 ]
At one point in our lives, we felt the emptiness of living a life without knowing God, until someone was brave enough to share His love and grace to us. Now that we are saved, we ought to do the same to those around us. Sharing to others how they can have eternal life and how much Jesus loves them is a great privilege given to us by our Heavenly Father. We must always remember that fulfilling our mission as Christians will not only bring glory to God but also true significance in our lives.
[ “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus–the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” -Acts 20:24 ]
Are you upset because someone has disappointed you? Unresolved emotional pain can cause severe damage if it is not dealt with according to God’s Word. If someone has offended you today, the wisest thing to do is to tell it straight to the person, not with anyone else. Our Father is not glorified when His children are talking about each other behind their backs. Always remember that once we let go of our need to speak negative words about those who hurt us, that’s when we will experience freedom and peace of mind.
[“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” -Matthew 18:15]