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: “Trusting in His Love”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ” Romans 8:35

Do you know how much you are loved by God? Have you come to the realization that God’s love for you supersedes everything in this world? Isn’t that just  amazing?

Oh, this is such a powerful revelation. The Almighty God loves us so much! He loves us with an everlasting love. Nothing can separate us from His love.  Each day we can see different facets of God’s love, as we stay connected to Him. There is no comparison between God’s love and man’s love for us. God’s love is unconditional and eternal.

I encourage you to trust and believe in God’s unfailing love, which has secured victory for us on Calvary. Embrace that fact and let it be cemented deep in your heart and mind that you are loved by a God who is love.

Today’s Declaration: I know that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. In Him, I have victory!

 

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 the Life of Dominion”

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26

When God made man, He had success in mind; this is why HE created us in HIS own image and after HIS likeness.  He put within us the ability to take charge and dominate our environment.  Everything was made subjected to us: the fish in the sea, the fowls of the air, and the cattle.  In fact, as the text says, over all the earth

Man’s dominion over the earth was God’s original intention, but, we know very well the account of Adam and Eve and the outcome of their disobedience.  But thanks be to God, who made a way for us to get back to that position of dominion and authority.

Through Jesus Christ, the second Adam, we are now able to take our rightful position and do that which we were created to do, have dominion. We were designed by God to be successful, to be overcomers, to be more than conquerors, to be the head and not the tail, to be above only and not below.

Are you living a victorious life in Christ?  Do you see yourself as God sees you?  Do you know how God sees you? It is all in His Word.  Feed your spirit with the knowledge of who you are in God.  Everyone who is in Christ should be a new creature.  Are you a new creature in Him?  Have you accepted the new life in Christ, being transformed into His image and likeness? Today, purpose in your heart to represent God accurately on the earth.  Let His likeness be seen in you so that others will want what you have.

Father, I thank You for creating me in Your image and after Your likeness.  I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to show us Who You are.  Please help me to reflect more of You in my life.  Help me to be conformed to the image of Your Son Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living a God-Ordered Life”

Monday, November 20, 2017 

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalm 37:23

A very Blessed Monday to you!

It’s so reassuring to know today that God orders our steps. One of the things you will notice about today’s verse is that God orders the steps of the godly. This word ‘godly’ is not talking about one who does not sin.  Here, ‘godly’ refers to one who puts his or her trust in the Living God.  Not only has he put his trust in God but he is striving to live a life that is pleasing to God.  He may not be perfect but he has submitted to God’s authority in his life and so he brings delight to the Father. When such is the case, God then assumes the responsibility for His sheep and He orders his steps.  He knows that His sheep will hear His voice and would follow His direction and leading.

Are you a sheep who hears and obeys the voice of your Shepherd?  If you are, then you can rest assured the He will order your steps.  Obedience to the voice of God brings blessings that cannot be measured. If you are not walking in obedience as you should, today is the day to commit yourself to obey the Father so that He can lead you in the way that you have to go.  The stress and the anxiety of making the right decisions will no longer be yours because you now have the Shepherd leading you.  He knows all and so His choices are always the best.

Will you commit your steps to Him so that you can be confident that your choices are God ordained?  Choose to follow Him today. Let today be the start of a wonderful journey with the Lord. I promise you it would be the best decision of your life.

Lord, I want You to delight in me as I walk in obedience to You.  Please take control of my life.  I surrender myself to You and ask You to order my steps every day from now on.  I thank You for hearing and answering the cry of my heart. Thank You for Your peace.   Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living a Courageous Life”

Friday, November 17, 2017

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Many times in our lives, God gives us assignments that are not easy.  In fact, they may be so downright difficult that it seems almost impossible to be accomplished.  If you are in such a position, take heart my friend.  It is all God.

There was no way for Joshua to do what he had to do by himself and the same goes for you.  He needed God and you need God, like you have never needed Him before. God wants us to need Him desperately.  He loves to be needed like that.  He knew what Joshua was thinking and feeling and so He turned up with the words that Joshua needed to hear: “Do not be afraid!” God was the One who had chosen Joshua.  Joshua did not put himself in that position.  And so, God reminded him that He was in charge.  Joshua had nothing to worry about.  Those words gave Joshua the courage and the strength he needed to carry out the task.  Joshua just had to obey orders and follow wherever God led him.

You, too, must do the same.  If God brought you to it, He will surely bring you through it.  Know that your God is with you in the fire as well as in the river.

Did God command you?  Did He bring you to this point? Then trust Him to see you through.  He will not fail you.  You may say that you do not know if God brought you to this point or if it is of your own making.  Well do not despair.  Still trust Him. He will never leave you nor forsake you. You can trust His Word.  God is a good Father.  Be strong and of a good courage.  He is with you.  Wherever you are, God is!

Lord, like Joshua, I am in way over my head.  Today, I take courage in the fact that as You were with Joshua You are with me.  I choose to hold on to Your Word so that I will be comforted.  Thank You for not leaving me alone.  Thank You for being a God that I could depend on. Thank You for loving and helping me through this situation.  Thank You for being God.   Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “Living the Elevated Life”

Thursday, November 9, 2017

“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.” Colossians 3:2

As children of God, we are in the world but not of the world.  Our true citizenship is of heaven, not of earth.  We understand that the things of this world will surely someday come to an end and so, we must not fall in love with them. No, we must refuse to be caught up in the temporary things of life.  We refuse to allow things to control us.

Determine in your heart not to let material possessions be your god and the pursuit of them, your purpose in life. Instead, set your heart and your affections on things eternal that will pass the test of time. These things cannot always be seen, but they can be experienced and enjoyed – intangible entities such as love, joy, gentleness, meekness, faith, and kindness.

What are the things that consume you?  Are your affections in the right place?  Now is a good time to take an inventory of your desires and ensure that you are storing up your treasures in the correct location.

My Father, I thank You for Your love and Your provision for me.  I know that You have given me things to enjoy as part of Your blessings on my life.  Help me, Lord, not to become consumed by them.  Help me to be able to hold them lightly so that if I lose them I will not be destroyed. Father, please help me to be a good steward and give them all back to You.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.    Amen.