Are you seeking anything in your life? Fame, fortune, or the meaning of life? How does God want us to seek Him? To intentionally look for and find joy in resting with God's presence!
Psalm 27:4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek, inquire for, and (insistently) require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord (in His presence) all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.
Wouldn't you like to have someone search and look for you, just to be with you and linger in your presence? As God's child, He delights in you as you seek after Him every day, in all circumstances in your life. Rest in His presence and glory, and to sing praises as we give Him honor! As we seek God diligently, distractions and enemies become less powerful!
Psalm 27:8 You have said, Seek My face (inquire for and require My presence as your vital need). My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require (of necessity and on the authority of Your Word).
Instead of seeking after superficial things of the world, let us be mindful to seek after the one thing that fulfills our every void: Jesus is our Lord and Savior, who quenches our thirst, gives us our daily bread, and who can fulfill our every need!
Seeking God is the answer to it all!
God will prove to you how good and acceptable and perfect His will is when He's got His hands on the steering wheel of your life.—(Stuart and Jill Briscoe)
Have a most blessed day in His presence!
YOU ARE WONDERULLY MADE
Have you ever met anyone that was completely satisfied with how they look? Most people are used to finding something wrong, comparing themselves with celebrities on TV. Living in this culture can make us feel insecure and unworthy.
Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
How can we insult and reject God's work? He weaved us together before we were born.
Psalm 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
We must repeat these verses to ourselves, to help us love and accept every part of ourselves! We are God's master creations, and He is so very proud of us. Being healthy, having eyes to see, feet to walk with and everything in between is perfect in God's eyes! Let us learn to be happy and content with what God has given to us and be responsible for taking good care of our bodies. Let us resist ourselves and not compare!
You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being-not because anybody else says so, not because you're making lots of money, but because you decide to know it.—(Dr. Wayne Dyer)
Have a beautiful and lovely day!
WE MUST ENDURE
What does it mean to endure? Endurance means to bear pain and hardships, and the ability to continue despite fatigue, stress or other adverse conditions. It is relying on God's favor and His grace to help us through hardships and difficult times. His Almighty strength is given to us to help carry us through!
2 Timothy 2:1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Remember that you are not alone in your challenges! God's presence is here to help and sustain us for His glory. God is faithful!
2 Timothy 2:11-13 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us; if we are faithless' He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.
We must endure and trust in the unseen, invisible God, with all faith! Let us be encouraged to live by faith, not by sight. God's glory will shine through in evidence for all to see throughout our trials and tribulations.
Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because He trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
Let us be encouraged to trust in God's strength through our trials with tremendous patience.
Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test.—(Rick Warren)
Have a strengthening day in Christ!
BE OPEN TO GOD’S TEACHINGS
How will we know what to say to others from the good news of God's word, if we are not open to God's teachings?
Isaiah 50:4 (The servant of the God says) The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens my ear to hear as a disciple (as one who is taught).
Having quiet time with God's word and Spirit daily will teach us to hear Him and learn His ways. It will lift our spirits and guide us to do His will throughout the day! The more we learn God's word, the more we are able to apply it in our lives and see our lives change for the better! Many blessings await us as we seal God's word in our hearts. Everyday day is an opportunity to renew, refresh, and uplift our spirits!
Surrender your mind to the Lord at the beginning of each day.—(Warren Wiersbe)
Have a teachable day!
A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS
There is great importance in a father figure! The role of a good, present father can bring encouragement and support in our lives. Not having a father around can be detrimental to our well-being.
Psalm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.
Regardless of if we are blessed with a wonderful father, or one that has been absent, God fills that void inside of us! We must look to God as our Heavenly Father and choose to search beyond our earthly families. God is the Perfect Father one could ever ask for! He loves us unconditionally and is our best cheerleader, He guides us with all wisdom and truth, and He promises to never leave or forsake us! He is the father to the fatherless!
Let us relish in our relationship with God our Father and continue to build it up, knowing His character well. God is our Heavenly Father, our Abba Father. Praise His holy name!
There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.—(Blaise Pascal)
Have a warm-hearted day!
mothers are the most important but nobody does it better than fathers.
RESPOND WITH AN OPEN HEART
Sometimes during communication, people can hear messages differently and their responses and reactions vary! When we hear the message of God's salvation, God wants us to respond with an open heart!
Acts 16:14 One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshipper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.
Many times it may be difficult to fully understand the meaning of God's word. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help to open and soften your hearts to receive the message.
Luke 24:45 Then He opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures.
The message of God's salvation is for everyone! God wants us to share and spread His good news to the people all around us.
Luke 24:46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."
Let us respond with a soft and open heart today, to continually nourish all of our souls!
Your soul-that inner quiet space-is yours to consult. It will always guide you in the right direction.—(Dr. Wayne Dyer)
Have a most blessed day!
TAP INTO YOUR GOD-GIVEN POWER
As believers in Christ, we must believe in the powers given to us by God. We have a lot more power within us than we realize!
Luke 10:19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and (physical and mental strength and ability) over all the power that the enemy (possesses); and nothing shall in any way harm you.
See the authority and power we have within us? The enemy cannot touch us or harm us! We must tap into the power of God and claim who and whose we are, children of the God most high! Once we know and understand this great power, we are ahead of negative attacks and can conquer all things through Christ!
Let us be encouraged not to shrink back in fear, but proclaim who we are. Take bold and courageous steps towards victory!
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.—(Art Linkletter)
Have a bold and powerful day in Christ!
PASS THE TEST OF GOD’S LOVE
Have you ever told someone that you love them? Many people define love in various ways. A loved one may test you to see how great and committed you are; action speaks louder than words, so they want to see proof! God's first and greatest commandment to His children is to love God with all our hearts, minds and souls!
Deuteronomy 13:3-4 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your (mind and) heart and with your entire being. You shall walk after the Lord your God and (reverently) fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and cling to Him
God does not only want lip service from us, just saying that we love Him. He wants action and obedience in all respect to Him! Let us be encouraged to pass our tests and prove that our love is worthy to God, our Lord and Savior!
Obey God wholeheartedly. To whatever degree we obey God, that's the measure of our love for Him. Our love for Jesus grows as we obey Him.—(Joyce Meyers)
Have a loving day in Christ!
THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH
As believers in Christ, in the midst of hardships, pain and sufferings, the joy of the Lord is our strength! We have the hope of glory in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
Nehemiah 8:10 And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.
We must find our comfort in the hope of truth! The lies of the enemy try to distract us away from God with fear, worries and anxieties. Do not allow them to steal your joy! Remembering God's promises and His faithfulness will help to sustain us when we go through the many trials in life. We must look through God's perspective in all situations and look beyond what we see right in front of us. He has a great and wonderful plan to work all things out for His glory. Let us be encouraged to lift up our eyes to God and trust in His Amazing Sovereignty today, for He is a good God Who loves you so.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, Rejoice!
Your joy is powerful!
The proper perspective creates within us a spirit of reaching outside of ourselves with joy and enthusiasm.—(Lucy Swindoll)
Have a strong day in Christ!
YOU ARE AN INSTRUMENT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Lingering in a sinful state is detrimental to our health, interfering with our walk with God, and creating a life of misery! God wants us to be used by Him for righteousness.
Romans 6:12-13 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey it's evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.
The quiet sins of bitterness, unforgivingness, pride, covetousness, greed, harsh gossip, lust, self-righteousness, judgment, jealousy, and so on can lead to bigger, greater and more obvious sins!
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
It is the grace of God that helps us not to stay or linger in sin, but keep us in the path of righteousness. God's favor will help us in times of need, but we need to do our part in full cooperation with a humbling attitude! As believers, we must do what is good and offer ourselves to the one who made us an instrument of righteousness. God wants to use us to do good and fulfill His plan for our lives. So let us make a decision today to allow God to reign in our lives and follow Him as our good Companion!
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and to dare.—(Dale Carnegie)
Have a righteous day in Christ!
EXPECT GOD’S BLESSINGS
It takes simple faith and belief that good things are coming your way! Doubt hinders and blocks out the flow of God's blessing in your life.
Psalm 27:14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
There is great power as we wait, expect, and hope in our Lord! We need to take a look at all the positive and good blessings that are in store for us. Capture it and take ahold of it in your heart, with all fierceness!
Romans 4:17 As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. (He was appointed our father) in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that (He had foretold and promised) as if they (already) existed.
God promised Abraham that he should become the father of many nations.
Romans 4:18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be.”
As believers, we too should not waiver in disbelief regarding the promises of God. Let us build our faith and give glory to God, fully believing that God has the power to fulfill what He promises us! A great future is ahead of us all! Claim your future to be prosperous and good, fulfilled with abundant love, peace and joy, knowing who you are in Christ!
I create my reality with my thoughts. You create your thought, your thought create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.—(Dr. Wayne Dyer)
Have an expectant good day in Christ!