This is something for each of us to ask ourselves about... and if we’re really brave, we can ask God about it too. “How is my walk with God? Do I walk with the Spirit or am I constantly running off on rabbit trails?” “Am I following the path Jesus laid out for me? Am I dependent on His leading in my daily life?” “How’s my prayer connection with the Lord? Do I praise and worship as much as I ask for stuff and complain? Do I listen?” Lord, please help me walk more closely with
This is true. All of it is the truth about you when you are in Christ. You don’t have to earn it - God’s grace and Jesus’s sacrifice have already paid the price in full for ALL of your shortcomings and failures. Bless yourself by speaking God’s word over yourself: “I am more than a conqueror. I am an overcomer. God is for me, who can be against me. I have nothing to fear. I am a child of God, the King of the Universe. God is faithful to me.” Believe the truth about yourself.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8 We can not put God in a box! We cannot comprehend His plan for our lives. We can only deal with the today He has given us and respond to Him and the day with faith, staying on His path to this magnificent plan that He has. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor 2:9 I am very g
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT God knows us better than we know ourselves, especially our weaknesses and vulnerabilities. The enemy tries to use these against us, making us feel small and inadequate, but God lavishes His grace on them to make them tools of love and ministry. Take some time today to talk with
I don’t know about you, but I needed to hear this today. I’m not being attacked by other people, there isn’t a crazy king with an army out to hunt me down like David was facing when he wrote this. But I know that the devil is plotting against me and the path I’m walking with God. And the truth is, his sneaky, slimy and calculated tactics really get to me sometimes. It’s not fair - but fairness in this world is not one of God’s promises to us. His faithfulness IS, though. I le
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession...” 1 Peter 2:9-10 It’s easy to forget that this is true. You are chosen by God, He knows you and has always known you. He knows every weakness and flaw and every strength and gift that is in you - and He loves you just the same. So much so that the King of the universe adopted you and made you His child - so now you are royalty. Jesus is your brother and your model - He showed us how to
This is our daily battle. The truth is that you are created on purpose and for a purpose. God gave you everything you need to fulfill your destiny. The truth is God loves you unconditionally and longs for you. We are children of God, King of the Universe, and brother to Jesus Christ the King of Kings. It is noble to take care of people, to help them succeed and to be compassionate to those in need. We always have a choice between what is right and what is wrong. It is right t
Oh Lord, I thank you for the morning. I thank you for your new mercies. I thank you for your unfailing faithfulness. And, above all, I thank you for your continual, unchanging, steadfast love. Everyday, when we wake up - whether it was a good sleep or not - we are covered with the love and mercy of our Father God who loves us without condition. Let that permeate your thoughts today. No matter what, God IS faithful. He was faithful. He will be faithful. He will ALWAYS keep His