As children of God, our Heavenly Father may have given us different sets of talents or qualities, but He made sure to give all of us “equal opportunities” to be blessed by Him. How? By allowing each of us to come before His holy presence and hear directly from Him. God wants to remind us today that all direction and blessing will come from Him. He is just waiting for us to acknowledge our weaknesses and rest in His presence.
[ The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you." -Psalm 32:8 ]
A great man of God once said, “Many people have failed to recognize the answer to their prayer because they were looking for a miracle when God answered with a plan.”
Our Father in heaven is a great planner, and as His children, He also wants us to be the same. He wants us to be good stewards of the time and resources He has given us. Now is the time to drop everything that is not essential in our lives so we can focus on doing the things that God has assigned us to do.
[ And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it."-Habakkuk 2:2 ]
As believers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we take great comfort in knowing that our God loves us deeply that He will talk, direct, guide and teach us each and every day if we allow Him to. Through constant communication, we can grow a close relationship with our God and experience the unspeakable peace that only His presence can give. The kind of rest our soul needs. The rest that we can never find in this world.
[ The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." -Exodus 33:14 ]
If you want to accomplish something worthwhile in your life, ask yourself first, who is in authority in your life? When you go about your day, whose decision do you follow? Do you make life plans and decisions based on your personal emotions or according to the Word of God?
Most of us wake up and just want to make it through each day, but God has so much more in store for us. No matter where we are in life & no matter what’s happening around us right now, if we decide to submit ourselves to God & make His WILL the top priority in our life, surely, He will WIN our battles for us. His Word will forever be our shield.
[ “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord have not forsaken those who seek You.“ -Psalm 9:10 ]
We all experience different battles in life. What should we do if someone is treating us badly? How can we be assured of victory? The Word of God says, if there’s one thing in this world that will never fail, it is “love”. Wherever we go, we find people who are hurting. Now is the time for us to live in such a way that people will see God’s love and graciousness through us.
“If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” -1 Corinthians 13:2
Nothing is permanent in this world. Times change. People change. Some people may pull us down, but if we continue to place our hope in our unchangeable God, He will give us the strength to overcome each obstacle as it arises. Stopping regularly to recall God’s promises of hope will restore our strength and renew our perspective.
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken, says the LORD.”-Isaiah 54:10
Develop the habit of expecting good things to come your way and see what God can do in your life. Start believing things are going to change for the better, not because you deserve it, but simply because God loves you so much.
“The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, He saved me.”-Psalm 116:5-6
Make it your goal today to keep your focus on God. For in Him you will find peace, direction and hope. When you feel like your mind has wandered away from Him, make a conscious effort to fix your thoughts back to His love and promises. He will ever let go of your hand if you choose to follow Him.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You.”-Isaiah 26:3
Making disciples is not just about gathering & teaching. It is about being faithful to God’s call to love the people around us. God wants us to love them enough to help bring them closer to Him.
The true essence of becoming a true follower of Christ is our willingness to grow in our relationship with Him so that we can in turn, share His goodness to others. Always remember that we are stewards of the gifts God has given us, and if we use it for His glory, we can expect a brighter tomorrow than what we are experiencing today.
[ “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” -John 15:7-8 ]
Happiness is not getting what you want or having too much, it’s being able to appreciate and share what God has given you. God’s ability to provide for us is not limited by the world’s economy. That’s why when the Lord asks us to give, we should give in faith, confident that at the right time and in the right way, we will receive.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where thieves break in and steal..but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”-Matthew 6:19
“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.” -1 Timothy 6:17