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 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: “There is NOTHING too hard…for God!”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 

“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32: 27

There is NOTHING too hard for the Lord.

He is the God of the Universe. The One who created the heavens and the earth. The Supreme Master and Original Inventor of all things.  He is the Controller and Director of life’s Journey. He knows where we are at every stage of our journey. He is in control of the vehicle that we are travelling in. All we have to do is trust Him.

Whether we are twenty, sixty or eighty years old, God is still in control and He is working things out His way on our behalf. We must choose to trust Him with our journey.  We must decide that God uses the challenges and obstacles to bring us to the place that He has designed for us to be.

Yes, we have a choice to make. Which choice would you choose? Would go choose to trust in Him and stand on His word, or to give up hope and just go with life?

If we make the right choice, God will turn up and make the change in our situations. It is His will for us to be victors and not victims. Remember that everything about us was pre-arranged before we were created. God would not let anything destroy His plan and purpose for our lives. His will must be accomplished. His word cannot return to Him empty.

 

Your Word for This Day: “The Correct Response”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lordlet all who are helpless take heart. Psalm 34:1-2 NLT

In life, each person will walk through different seasons when he or she will experience things that are unpleasant, despairing, and even frustrating. We encounter sickness, death, troubles, financial distress, broken marriages, rebellious children, unfaithful spouses, job loss, betrayal, disappointment, natural disasters, and even failures. We all experience ‘bad’ times in our lives.

In His word, God instructs us how we are to respond when we encounter those difficult situations in life and we must strive to do what He requires of us. Our love for God must motivate us to respond accurately. Knowing and understanding the character and heart of God will enable us, in the midst of our pain, to be able to continue to bless the Lord at all times.

We are being transformed daily by the renewing of our minds through the study of His Word and so, we can grow and develop into mature saints who live to bring pleasure to Him. This is not an impossible feat; in fact, it is very possible to please God because He gave us His word and His Spirit so that we could. God, in His infinite wisdom and knowledge of the human frame, did not leave it up to us and our feelings. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can accept and believe that God is a good God who cares deeply about us, knows what we are going through and is committed to working out all things for our good. We can boast in our God because He is with us in the midst of our difficult moments and will bring us through victoriously!  

 

 

 

Your Word for This Day: “Wisdom for Living: “Loving”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:3-4

WISDOM FOR LOVING

Every one of us is in at least one type of relationship – whether a family relationship, a romantic relationship or a friendship. We connect with people on different levels and do life together in various ways. And, one of the foundational things that makes relationships flow is love.

As children of God, we are commanded to love. Luke 10: 27 reads, “He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” We are to love God with every part of ourselves and also to love people.

But, if you are honest with yourself, I’m sure that you can testify that it is not always easy to love others, especially those whom we think have hurt us.

We need wisdom to love.

Wisdom is so powerful because not only does she teach us how we should THINK about love, but she also shows us how to DO that which demonstrates love according to God’s word.

Wisdom teaches us how:

  • To pursue after love.
  • To see others as God sees them.
  • To recognize and value the benefits of loving others.
  • To forgive as we have been forgiven.
  • To allow the Holy Spirit to help us to love.
  • To choose to obey the word of God even when we don’t feel like it.

Wisdom tells us not to let love and faithfulness leave us. We must be intentional to keep them close and meditate on them. We can start by asking the Lord how to express love to others, how to touch their lives with kindness, how to add value to those we are connected to. As we ask, He will answer us and show us ways in which we can obey His word. And as we do, we in turn are blessed. We will obtain favour not just from God, but also from others as they see the love of God flowing from the inside out. Loving others is so worth it!