Your Word for This Day: “Sharing His Love”

Friday, December 15, 2017

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

Our God is such an awesome God, that when we think about Him our hearts swell with gratitude for all that He has done, is doing and is yet to do. Loving God comes so easy to us, His redeemed children.

But loving people? It is so much easier to love God than to love people. It takes some doing, some praying and some real submission. However, it does not matter how hard it is to do, we are commanded to do it. Beloved, we have to love one another.

We have to be faithful to love those who treat us good and those who treat us unkindly. Those who understand us and those who do not. Let’s commit to be faithful to love so that we can reap love. Love is of God and  everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. We know Him and that is why we can love Him and others.

Today’s Declaration: With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will love people as God has loved me. I will be a conduit of His love.

 

Your Word for This Day: “It’s Perfect Love!”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

 The love of the Father – it’s absolutely amazing. Through the word we learn just how much God loves us. To know that you are loved not for what you do, or what you have, but solely because you were created by Him speaks to the deepest parts of our existence. We were made to receive and give love.

The love of God is powerful because it is perfect. Complete. Pure. The love of our Father is such a force, that when we embrace it, it drives out all that is not like it, including fear.

The love of God removes torment. It brings joy, peace, hope, life and confidence. That is your inheritance. We have been given Abundant life. Let’s choose to live it – in love – fully, deeply and truly.

Today’s Declaration: God loves me completely. I choose to trust in God’s love for me.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Living a Life of Love”

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

In Matthews’ Gospel, Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment.  Jesus answered, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the fist and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Many of us declare our love for God while we dislike our brother and sister.  The word of God is clear: you cannot love Him Whom you cannot see and hate those who you can see.

My friend, let us love one another.  Yes, people will hurt us and cause us to want to hurt them back, but if we measure everything to Calvary and what Jesus endured for our sake, we would not retaliate.  We can pattern after Jesus and forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing or have done.

It costs to love.  It cost the Father everything He had, His only Son, to love us.  It will cost us something too. Today, let us purpose in our hearts to walk in the love of God. The pure, sincere love that we receive from the Father let us give to others.  It does not matter whether they deserve it or not.  We do not deserve it and God still loves us.  Why can’t we do the same?

Father of love, thank You for the gift of Your son Jesus Christ.  You demonstrated Your love for me by sending Your Son, help me to show my love for You by loving Your people.  Baptize me afresh and anew with Your love today Lord.  Let Your love flow freely in me and through me to others.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living Life with an Unchangeable God!”

Monday, November 27, 2017

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Many things in life change.  The sunsets change. We change.  Hairstyles change.  Fashion changes.  Automobiles change. The weather changes.   In fact I have heard it said that the only permanent thing in life is change itself and so we should not resist it because it will inevitably happen. But, thank God there is one change that will never occur and that is God.  He is immutable, He changes not.  Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today and forever.

Upon this truth we build our lives. Jesus is the rock, the solid unchangeable rock on which we must build our lives.

Whatever you may be facing today, remember that your God cannot change.  He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den; He fed Elijah by a raven; He let Israel drink water from a rock; He healed Peter’s mother-in-law; He fed thousands with five loaves and two fishes and He raised Jairus’ dead daughter back to life.

Your God is still the same.  Don’t believe the lies of the enemy.  He has not changed.  He is still working all things together for your good.  Trust Him today and build your life on His Word.  Be like the wise man who built his house upon the rock, and when the winds and rains beat upon the house, it did not fall because the foundation, Jesus Christ, was firm, solid and immovable.

Dear God, I praise You for who You are.  I take courage and find strength in You.  Lord I pray for the grace to build my life on Your word. Help me to anchor myself in You today because I know that though things may change around me, You will never change. Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living With a Faithful God”

Friday, November 24, 2017 

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23

Does it not amaze you, just how much the Lord loves you? So many times we have gone away from Him and done things that we know have caused Him pain, yet His mercies, love, and compassion never fail. Every day we experience His goodness in abundance.  He is such a faithful God.  Even when we are not faithful, He is.

God loves us more than we would ever know, understand or believe. God tells us in the Book of Jeremiah, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.”  There was never a time when He did not love us and there will never be a time when he does not love us.  Out of this love issues His faithfulness.  We can depend on God to do what He says He will do.

You may be waiting for the fulfillment of a promise that you received from the Lord.  Don’t give up, and don’t give in.  Remember His faithfulness to Israel.  Remember His faithfulness to Abraham. Remember His faithfulness to those who chose to trust in Him.  Keep declaring to yourself, “He who has promised is faithful.”

Believe the faithfulness of God in your heart and confess it with your mouth.  Hold fast to the confession of your faith.  Be steadfast.  Be immovable.  God is faithful. He will not fail you.  Great is His faithfulness!

Awesome God, You truly are faithful.  Today I stand on Your Word and place my trust in Your unfailing love.  Thank You for being a God that I could depend upon.  Thank You for all that You have done, doing and about to do.  I promise to keep my trust in You and believe that all You have promised You will do.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living with the Spirit of Truth”

Thursday, November 23, 2017 

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” John 16:13

God’s love for us is demonstrated through many ways, but two of the most dynamic ways are first, the sending of His only Son, Jesus Christ, and secondly, the sending of the Comforter, teacher and guide, His precious Holy Spirit.

Life lived with the Spirit of Truth is indeed an exciting and rewarding life.  The Holy Spirit has the awesome responsibility to lead and guide us into all truth.  What is truth?  God’s Word is truth.  The Holy Spirit leads us into the truth of God’s Word and makes it real and practical to us.  As He guides us in our daily reading and study of the Word, we get to know the heart of the Father.

In the world today, man’s wisdom is often used to understand God and His Word.  This approach can never be accurate because of our sinful nature.  Carnal minds cannot understand spiritual truths. Our only hope of true knowledge and understanding comes through the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth.

Today, open your heart to Him and let Him take you on a journey in the Word. I promise you that you will be amazed at what you will discover about God, His word and yourself.  As He takes that which HE hears and makes it known to you, you will wonder why you did not do this before.  Come on, start enjoying fellowship with the Spirit of Truth and embark on the journey of a transformed life.

God my Father, thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Thank You for demonstrating Your love for us through Him.  Precious Holy Spirit, thank You for being my Guide and my Counselor.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living in The Will of God”

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15

Let us look at Jesus’ life on earth.  Remember in the garden of Gethsemane when He surrendered His will to the Father?  We see Jesus making the ultimate decision with those profound words, “Nevertheless not my will but thine be done.”

How did Jesus know the will of His Father?  Simple, it was written in the Word.  Jesus came to fulfill that which was written in the Law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Him.

We can also know the will of the Father as we study His word and develop a relationship with Him so that He can speak, by the Holy Spirit, to our hearts. As we commune with Him daily, He opens our understanding of His Will for us.  Once we know His will, we can now pray with confidence, as we read in the Scriptures. Praying the will of God brings the desired petitions to reality.

Take some time and find out God’s will for any given situation before you embark on prayer.  You may just discover that what you believe for is not what God wants to give to you. Let your prayer be in agreement with the will of God, and you will have that which you asked for.

Teach me Your way and Your will Lord, so that I can accurately make my petitions and request known to You.  Show me how to discover Your will as I spend time in Your Word.  Lord, I want only what You want, so help me Lord to know Your will and Your heart.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.