Some think they are too good to do certain things...maybe even too holy to stoop to help someone who they think is below them. But remember Jesus said there is none good but one and that is God. He is over all. Jesus was not too good or holy to go to the least of these. We are called to be like Jesus. Who needs your help today?
Today is Monday, a brand new day. Why not make the choice today to rise up and have a good day? The enemy is defeated! He has no power over you. He is under your feet. Move on and do what needs to be done. If he tries to rise up don't ignore him, remind him who he is (nothing) and who you are in Christ. (VICTORIOUS) Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor DEMONS, neither the present nor the future, NOR ANY POWERS, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Apprehensive of what is to come, worried about things that are going on now, unsure if you did the right thing in a certain situation yesterday? Lose the fear, find your faith. What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT
The distance between God and man may seem vast if you think only with your mind. But if you think about it with your heart, you then know God Himself lives there (in your heart) through His Son, Jesus, who told us that He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother... That is close! If you feel lonely today just call on your best friend to keep you company. He is never too busy for you.
How real is God to you today? Don't allow anything to come between you and your relationship with Him. Get back to the place where you are closest to Him wherever that place may be. Distance from God is very dangerous. Do whatever it takes to keep it real with Him. For the reality is hell is real also. Don't allow Heaven to slip through hands that are busy with the temporary. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:41
There are those who declare "Peace, peace!" when there is no peace. There are many who know for sure that they know no peace. There are others who proclaim, "Know Jesus Know Peace!" yet never take the time to introduce anyone to Him. Jesus said, "My peace I leave with you, my peace I give." Take someone who knows no peace to where He is today so they may find His peace that passes all understanding.
What you do today impacts not only your tomorrow but all the generations tomorrows that follow you. Sins are forgiven but do have consequences. This thought inspired by a wonderful Connecting the Dots message by Pastor Joy Lucius Wednesday night. Put God first in all your decisions. Wait on Him. His timing is perfect.
Procrastination of what we should do for ourselves, for others, and even for God Himself causes things that should be done to never be done... things that should be built to never be built. What is God calling you to do build up for Him in your life? God honors bold beginnings and gives you the power to see the task through. This advice to someone from a dream I had last night..."Just dig in and build!" And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. EZEKIEL 22:30
Today is the day the Lord has made. Praise Him today. Praise Him in the morning. Praise Him in the evening. Praise Him at all times for He is good. Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD. Psalm 35:1
No matter what you are facing today in your home, at your job, with your family, in your heart, remember that God sees you and covers you. Rest safe in Him today and find great peace. Psalm 91 ESV 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
Everyone seems to be expecting high gas prices to remain high as they buy smaller cars with 4 cylinder engines. People seem to expect storms to continue to hit us in the south as the buy underground storm shelters. And of course, most people expect the cost of their funeral to be high and buy more burial insurance. All this preparation for things to get them where they are going every day, protect themselves from storms on any given day, and pay for their final expenses one day... What about THAT DAY? Jesus comes! Be ye ready! II Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which, the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Whatever you are going through today, know God is with you. If the God of the whole universe is with little ole you, who in this world (that He created by the way) can be against you? God is all-powerful. Keep your faith today. Do not fear. He is near. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
God is wherever you are, but to have a relationship with Him you have to acknowledge that He is in the room with you. His joy and His peace are also wherever you are, but you have to accept them when He takes you by the hand and by the heart and offers them to you freely. Choose to live your life with God and His love for He is love. Even though situations, circumstances, locations, and our lives are constantly changing. God never changes. For I am the LORD, I change not. Malachai 3:6
A beach vacation can be ruined by rain. A room with a view can have its view clouded by dark rain clouds. Or you can look at it like this...Now I get to see what rain clouds look like high above palm trees and see raindrops dancing on the ocean. I think God intends for us to look at our everyday lives like that always. There is beauty to be found in rain, it just depends on how you view it. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. Content Whatever the Circumstances. Philippians 4:9