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 on My High Place”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Habakkuk 3:19

I have had the opportunity to observe the agility and nimbleness of forest animals as they dart in and out of the trees.  I have seen mountain goats quickly disappear upwards on some very high slopes and rough terrain and marvel at the ability to ascend such heights in seconds.  Looking at them brings praises to my lips for I know that Creator God fashioned them to accomplish such feats. We are also designed by Creator God to walk upon high places.  Our high place may not be the roughness of a mountain slope, but we do have high places to attain.

It is God’s will for us to access our high place.  He will do whatever He has to do to get us there.  He will strengthen us, guide and encourage us so that we will not miss getting to our high places.  Cooperate with Him and allow Him to give you feet like hinds feet so that you will be able to navigate successfully the rough terrains of life and get to the high places that God ordained for you before the foundation of the world.

You will never be the same again.  You will see every situation from an elevated position and will be able to respond to life accurately because you would be looking from up to down and not from down to up.  As your position changes your perspectives will changes. Agree with God and together start the journey to your high places.

Lord, how can I say thanks to You for all Your provisions for me?  Your love truly is amazing.  Help me to live a life of thanksgiving for all that You have done for me to be a winner on this earth.  I thank You Lord. 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 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 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.