But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil” (2 Timothy 2:19 NLT).
Are you standing on God's truth? Are you reading, ingesting His Word? Are you praising Him and His perfection? Are we living a life attached to the root of our faith? Can someone tell you are God's child, by your life and actions? Does the Lord call you His?
Thanks be to God for sending His Son, to save us from ourselves. Praise Him. Thank you, Jesus.
Father God, help us to search our hearts so that we might prune the dead branches from our lives. Help us to clean up the weeds in our lives, so that we might draw closer to You and so that we might produce good fruit. We ask and pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Jesus, Our Savior
We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus (Romans 6:9-11 NLT).
He lived, died and was raised from the tomb. He now sits at the right hand of God Almighty and lives in the hearts of His followers. Thanks be to God that Jesus was sent to save us from ourselves. Lord God, let us not forget that He died because of our sins. He freely gave His life for each of us. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Lord, we are so undeserving of your love, but You deem us worthy. Thank You, Lord. Thank You. Amen.
The Beginning and the End
“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come – the Almighty One” (Revelation 1:8 NLT).
Jesus Christ, 24/7/365!
Nothing else needs to be said, let's pray together.
Lord, thank You for the wonderful plan that you have laid out for us. You are an amazing God. You are the almighty God. You are the Creator of all things. You are God. Thank You, Lord, for loving us and saving us from ourselves. Lord, we lift up the sick, the weak, the lost, may You touch them and meet all of their needs. Lord, we lift up our nation to you and pray that You will bring us back to where we need to be, a Christian nation, founded on Your commandments and Your word. We pray for our leaders that they will consult You, Lord, for direction for our country and for their lives. We praise You, Lord! Lead us and direct us so that we can be more like You today than yesterday. We pray in Your mighty name and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Jesus Upholds God's Law
“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved (Matthew 5:17-18 NLT).
God's commandments are just as true today as they were when God gave them to Moses. Jesus spoke directly to this in Matthew 5:17-18 as seen above. Please read Matthew 5.
We are to use the Ten Commandments as a guide to life. Folks, I get excited to think how different our world would be if we, as a nation, would truly live by these words of God. Then after that brief excitement, I come to the reality of how far we have fallen from His word and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We have one hope. That one hope is Jesus Christ, our Savior and King. If you don't know Jesus, now is the time. Don't wait another minute. You never know when this life will end.
Thank You, God, for loving us so much that You gave us the Way to Your kingdom. Amen.
Repay Evil with Kindness
Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good (Romans 12:21 NLT).
It's so easy to pay back an evil deed with another evil deed. But God tells us not to pay back evil with evil. It doesn't work out well for us when we do that.
Father, help us to be more like Jesus today in how we deal with others. We pray in His mighty name, Amen.
Good News, No It's Great News
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8 NLT).
We can always rest on the fact that God loves us. He will never leave us and will never forsake us. He proves that over and over in His word and His actions in our lives.
Today's verse is a perfect example of how much God loves us. He comes to us while we are broken sinners. He doesn't wait for us to get our lives right, then come to us – He comes to us as we are. The even better news is the fact, that even though He comes to us as we are, He loves us so much that He will never leave us as we are. In Christ, there is life change – a change that transforms us, currently and eternally.
Thank You Lord for loving us, broken sinners and claiming us as Your children. Amen.
The War Has Been Won
“See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory” (Isaiah 12:2 NLT).
We should thank God with every breath we take because each breath is a gift.
Are you still fighting battles each day that God has already won for you? He gives each of us that call Him Father victory. He provides for all of our needs and gives us the courage to battle life's giants.
So stop fighting the war that has been won.
Thank You, Lord, we praise Your holy name. The battle has been won by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and in His name we pray. Amen.