This day with God will be
amazing as we put consistent assistance into practice just as explained in the
post Discourse on the Divine Resource
about the Holy Spirit; the divine resource of instruction and empowerment to
assist in living a reinvigorated life of firm witness of Christ.
God will bless those who seek
His advice and follow through on His guidance. They will be prepared, take
action, and are assured of a bright future because the Holy Spirit will be
there to assist at work, at home, and wherever they are.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know
what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us through wordless
groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because
the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God. -
As explained in the post Rely on God’s Word, the instructions we get
from the world many times no longer work or maybe never did work. On the other
hand, the instructions we find in God’s Word are golden; always perfect with instructions
on how to live.
God’s words are golden and the
words we use are also very valuable and powerful. Today’s video is about how important
words are as they can build up or tear down or lead others to God: Words – Hawk Nelson.
Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened
faltering knees. - Job 4:4
Our days can look bleak just
like they did in the post Refuge in the
Delugebut each day can be
amazing because of our Savior and our growing faith can never be taken away or
depleted. The gospel message has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it
that sets us free and never let us down
It’s much easier living in God’s
light, trusting in His promises, and using His resources. With God, it’s like
running with the wind at your back. He knows our needs and gives us that extra
push to the finish line.
Life is not easy and can hit
right in the face. Sometimes we want to correct the problems our own way but it
just will not work. David had issues in life as written about in the post “Eyes on Him as we Arise and Shine”. Then, he
prayed for God to help and immediately felt confident that God would arise.
We all have a desire to get it
right but sometimes we are hard headed and try to work it out all by ourselves.
The most important activity is to pray like David did. Let us get help through
prayer as we plan out our daily activities
Today’s inspiring video is about
how we all need the Lord. Remember, the most important activity is to begin
this day with prayer and feel confident that whatever we ask will be answered
in God’s timing: Lord, I Need You – Matt
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who
knocks, the door will be opened. - Matthew 7:8
Written about in the post Victory Over Enemies, David experienced
God’s greatness and when he did, he gave God praise. Let us also recall the
blessings we have received and give Him praise.
If going through difficulty,
receive the hope only God can give, and believe He is big enough to provide
victory today. He has much more to give.
At the end of the day, be
assured by this clear picture of joy. Look up at the sky on a clear night.
Realize that He is the one who made all those stars; more stars than we can
count and He can bless us with joys more numerous than the stars.
Many say that David wrote Psalm
8 soon after he killed Goliath. The post How
Majestic is Your Namepoints
this out. I also wrote in this post
about my trip to Austin a while back to a concert; about how I could keep up on
reading blog posts with the technology of today.
Nothing is impossible with God
and as ruler over the work of His hands; we can participate in innovation and
create solutions to problems that we once thought impossible.
With new technology of today, we
all have the ability to be innovative and creative. This day with God, let us
stretch our thinking, dream big, and break old barriers. Here is today’s
inspirational video. Enjoy! J : Me
and God – Josh Turner.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. - James 1:22
The post Prepare the Heart was about David going to
God in order for justice to be carried out against his accusers. Studying about
David and others in the Bible along with learning the principles found in God’s
word prepares our heart and initiates the application of our faith to handle
the challenges we face in this world.
Let us seek to do something
today that brings glory to God and start by praying with a vision of what that
looks like. With Jesus by our side, we can make it happen. Let us take
inspiration from today’s video: Do Something
– Matthew West.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9
David faced many enemies and was
in distress as written in the post “He is
Faithful and Just” but prays with assurance because he knows that God would
hear his prayer. David speaks with such assurance that his life would turn
around because of his confession and his faith in God’s mercy.
David’s faith gives him an
optimistic outlook for the future and the weapon needed to fight his spiritual
enemies. This day with God, we too can look forward to a brighter future where
every doubt or fear can be replaced with a deep abiding trust in God.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. - Philippians 2:13
In the post Go to Him in Prayer Early in the Morning,
David was under distress and made this prayer written out in Psalm 5. David
could go to God in confidence because of his close relationship to the ONE who
is most powerful and has all the answers.
There are many challenges we
face in life and it is best to go to God for instructions because He can make
the instructions clear so we can follow with precision. He can give the exact
thought or idea to try and also the desire to carry it out.
So if you are searching for a
solution to some issue, start with God. Here is today’s inspirational video: Need You Now - Plumb.
God is big enough to produce
something for everyone. He’s not limited and doesn’t have to divvy up small
amounts. Let Him take you with Him today a little higher, deeper, and wider.
When He does, share with others about your experience; the amazing feeling and
how excited you are about your future with Him.
Many things can give you a lift
today. Great memories you build throughout life will give you a lift, a sunny
day can give you a lift, but the ultimate lift is knowing that the future is
bright because of the reward God has for all that believe in His Son.
As written about in the post Trust in His Protection, let your hope in
God sustain you during difficult situations. Go to Him in prayer, keep asking
for answers, listening for instructions, and believing in successful outcomes.
Enjoy this video today and be assured that you are never alone: We Won’t Be Shaken – Building 429
We live in a very complicated
world that can throw anyone into doubt but the grace and truth of Christ gets
us in sync so we are in the right place at the right time. Right now, we are
able to be with God because of His grace in sending Christ.
There is a benefit for those
that discover the lessons of the Word, those that look forward to the rewarding
promise of the future, and those that passionately follow the will of God. Here
is today’s inspiring video to start our day with reinforced determination to
take on the challenges: He Knows – Jeremy Camp.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to
all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. - James 1:5
If we live by God’s Word, we are
like a tree firmly planted by a stream that has plenty of water. We are always
refreshed and daily produce fruit in season. In the post Delight and Meditate on the Word of God, the
lesson is about daily studying and meditating on the Word of God to produce spiritual
fruit that nourishes others.
The principles of the Word in
our thoughts is like planting the seeds of faith, hope, and love in our hearts.
We will then nourish our own Spirit but also yield fruit that nourishes others.
God will give us the upper hand
by producing in us the heart of a champion. Here’s a video to inspire and apply
our faith so we have the heart of a champion that nourishes not only ourselves
but others: Give You Glory – Jeremy Camp.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive
philosophy which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces
of this world rather than on Christ. - Colossians 2:8
As written about in the post The Resurrection Makes a Difference in Our World
Today, many have been positively moved because of the teachings of Jesus.
These teachings let us know that all people have value in God’s eye; that we
should give help for the poor, care for the sick, equal opportunities for all.
Let us make a difference in this
world by helping others know about these teachings. Pray that we do our part so
there is a brighter future where there is a new freedom that offers enthusiasm
and purpose for all. What Jesus taught will set people free; bringing truth for
you and for me; a truth that leads to victory.
God gives insight into how to
play a part in a preferred future and gives plans to make a difference in
society. Here is today’s video to inspire the thought that Jesus is the reason
for every good thing that we enjoy today Every
Good Thing – The Afters.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and
approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:2
A lesson from the post He is with Us
Along this Journey is that there are interesting and amazing events
to witness as we walk with the Lord daily. May we all be excited to tell others
about our experiences along this journey!
Keep looking for Christ. Each
book you read; each movie/show you see; each conversation you have; each song
you hear can have a lesson that God wants you to learn and in turn share with
In the post “The Third Day”, we are told that the women
went to the tomb of Jesus on the third day after the crucifixion and found the
stone rolled away from the tomb. They were told that Jesus had risen!
Our mood can always be lifted by
the positive affirmation God gives us through His Son. Today, we are made aware
that Jesus demonstrated love beyond measure and this inspires us to return this
love unconditionally to others. Enjoy today’s video Love Take Me Over – Steven Curtis Chapman.
A new command I give
you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. -
In the post “The Event and Its Extent” about the physical
death of Jesus on the cross and the significance of this event, both natural
and religious phenomena occur. The reaction of the people to this phenomena
communicates to us their recognition that Jesus was who He said He was. We know
today that this was just the beginning; for in three days He would arise
victorious over death.
Let us be inspired today because
of this victorious kingdom of God which has become reality. We are now blessed
with this new helper called the Holy Spirit to solve our problems at work, at
home, and wherever we are. God created each of us as His hands and feet to
change the world. Be inspired by today’s video: Do Something – Matthew West.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. -
Life can be difficult as we
struggle at times, make the wrong decisions, or when life just doesn’t turn out
to be like we thought it would be. We sometimes forget about the ultimate
reward God has for us.
As we go through life and get
closer to the final destination day by day, there is always a brighter future
to look forward to. Such was the case with the penitent criminal written about
in the post Eternal
Life in Paradisewho wasbeing crucified
with Jesus on the cross. He knew that he was being punished justly but sought
everlasting deliverance. He asks Jesus to remember him and was rewarded with
eternal paradise (v 43).
Today’s video is about this
final destination that brings joy and hope for those who can say, “It is well
with my soul”: Finally Home - MercyMe.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has
stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those
who love him. – James 1:12
In the post Total Attention on the Mission, written about was that Pilate and
Herod did not find a reason to crucify Jesus. Pilate did what was politically
correct in his day and time. In order to keep his job as a politician, he took
the easy way out by doing what the people wanted.
In present times, we face the
same situations. The world wants to convince us that God is not who He says He
is but as we go through each day; taking walks and feeling the fresh breeze
hitting our face and hearing the sounds of night that sooths our soul, we know
the world is telling a lie and the ONE who created the breeze and unique music
of the night is telling us the truth.
As we go through life, things
can get messy but God is there to help us pick up the messes. The Redeemer
makes everything new and provides for our final victory. This day with God,
celebrate with this inspiring video: The
Redeemer – Sanctus Real.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will
not be shaken. - Psalm 16:8
Written about in the post The Trial of Jesus, we get a lesson in
leadership. Jesus demonstrates leadership with poise, courage, and strength. On
the other hand, Pilot and Herod demonstrated poor leadership skills. They
couldn’t make a decision because they lacked the courage to stand up and do
what was right.
With God, we can be assured of a
promising future and this gives us confidence to face our challenges with
confidence. We know that He is faithful. He is like a mountain; standing rock
solid over time and protecting us in our time of need. We can take courage, for
God is there for us. Today’s inspirational video highlights these thoughts: Whom Shall I Fear – Chris Tomlin.
The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is
the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1
In the post More Precious Than Anything Life Has To Offer,
written about was how Jesus handled the situation of being arrested and going
through the trials before being crucified. Peter caved during the hostilities
and sometimes in life, we may not handle the challenges we face like we should.
One thing we can be sure of is that Christ is reliable and He has promised that
if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins.
We live in a world of shifting
sand but with Christ, we have a firm foundation. This day, there is freedom
with Christ. A freedom that helps us live, give, and love. A freedom that will
speak and teach; laying out a solid path that we can follow and show others how
to follow. The inspirational video for to today is Solid As The Rock by Avalon. Enjoy!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our
sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we
make Him out to be a liar and His word is not in us. - 1 John 1:9
Written about in the post “Overcoming the Pressures of Life” was how
Jesus went through the pressures of life on earth by praying and submitted to
the purpose for which God had sent Him which was to die for our sins. In the
Garden of Gethsemane, sweat was falling from Him like drops of blood to the
ground. We may not face this type of pressure but we face stuff in life that
can get to us. Maybe it’s trying to meet impossible deadlines at work, maybe
it’s a health issue, or a relationship that’s not working out.
What can we do to deal with
these challenges we face? Some ideas might include keeping positive, praying,
planning out each step, and taking action with faith that God will provide the
resources needed to get through anything. Another idea might be to set out each
day to memorize scripture and try to internalize them so they can be used in
time of need. With the Word of God internalized, we have more poise in stressful
situations like talking in front of an audience or taking an exam or going
through a medical procedure.
Each day has its challenges and that’s
why we want to seek God first thing to help us take on these challenge the best
we can. Today’s video is about this stuff of life: how God can use these
moments to help us appreciate that maybe our stuff is not as bad as we think
and we can step ahead with faith: This is the Stuff – Francesca Battistelli.
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in
hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am
strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:10
Some things in life are hard to
figure out. In the post Servant Leader, I
wrote that Jesus teaches about the servant type of leadership during His last
meal with the disciples. Faith is a great quality when leading others as a
parent, teacher, boss, or any other leader.
Through reading the Bible, experiences of life, and sharing with others,
our faith grows stronger. It is a valued possession that allows us to accomplish
much more in life.
Our faith comes from high places
where God is and connects to us. The invisible qualities of faith can’t be
overtaken; even at death, these qualities are valued possessions so go, taste
and see the goodness of God.
Remember that the life we are
living on earth is just the beginning and it passes in a blink of an eye. Watch
this video and be inspired by the story made to music of a daughter who loses
her Dad. It emphasizes the fact that death is just the beginning and we will
see our lost loved ones in due time: Glorious
Unfolding – Steven Curtis Chapman.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live
your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in faith as you were
taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. - Colossians 2:6-7
Times are not always easy and
that’s when prayer is useful to find out how to step ahead. As written about in
the post The Vision of the Mission, Christ
death on the cross has become the sacrifice to take the place of the sacrifice
written about in Exodus 12 when the Lord passes over each house that had
sacrificed a lamb.
Christ’s physical body is no
longer on earth but His Spirit counsels at all times to help us. This video is
about this blessing we have in the Holy Spirit:
Blessings – Laura Story.
But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away.
Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you: but if I go away, I will
send Him to you. - John 16:7
Like the post, “Be on Guard and Focus on Christ” highlights,
it is important to pay attention to the lessons of nature and what is going on
around us. But most of all, we should store the Word in our heart because it is
more precious than gold. The Word never passes away like things on earth. Let
us not get trapped in the negatives of this world but guard our hearts with the
I remember one time seeing a
rainbow as I drove to work. It was an amazing rainbow and seeing this put my
attention on how amazing God is. If we focus on Him throughout our day, we are
able to make it through anything. Do this each day and at the end of the
rainbow of life, there is a pot of gold. Those who give up what’s in the world
and follow Christ receive eternal riches in the kingdom of God.
Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As
surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter
rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. - Hosea 6:3
Explained in the post “The Hope that Christ Gives”, there will be
difficult times but we should never get down. Remember that the resistance only
makes us stronger. There is resistance when we exercise to build up our
muscles. There is resistance of the wind that helps an airplane to be lifted
high in the sky and travel to faraway places. What we go through in life, only
makes us stronger on the other side.
God will provide the resources
needed to get through anything. Use His Word to help in difficult times.
Examine your hopes and dreams and let God take them to a level that you never
dreamed of. This day with God will be amazing because His light will illuminate
even greater in dark times. Take inspiration from this video: Hope in Front of Me – Danny Gokey.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so
that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope! - Romans 15:13
As we step ahead on the path of
our journey, there will be those who will try to put roadblocks in our way.
Just like the post Stepping Ahead of Roadblocks when The Sadducees asked Jesus a question to try and show discrepancies in His
teachings, there will be non-believers that we will come up against. These
situations give us an opportunity to explain the soundness and victory found in
This day with You Father, help
us to step ahead by taking in the Word to fortify us. Help us to remain
optimistic because with You, we are highly favored. Amen!
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive
philosophy which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces
of this world rather than on Christ. - Colossians 2:8
In the post The Strategy to Trap Jesus, The answer Jesus
gave to the question raised by the Pharisee spies demonstrated that
Christianity is broad-minded. It is clear from the response of Jesus that
Christianity respects the state and can work alongside it.
Christianity celebrates our
differences. God has made us all for a purpose and we need to understand that
our differences are really our strength. Not only are we all different in how we
think, but also in our physical attributes.
God has made us all for a
purpose and we need to celebrate our differences. Here is an interesting fact
about our physical differences: according to Guinness World Records, the
tallest man living is 8 ft. 3 inches. The shortest man living is 2 feet tall. A
startling comparison is that if humans varied as much in height as dogs do, the
smallest person would be 2 feet tall and the tallest person would stand 31 feet
Human relationships are made
complicated by our differences but this diversity actually makes us stronger.
One great aspect of marriage is that a husband has certain attributes that help
in a marriage and a wife has certain attributes. Each are united as one and
offer something positive to the relationship.
Christianity is not only
broad-minded in how people interact between their religion and the state, it is
also perfect for human relationships. Most of all, Christianity is absolutely
perfect in our relationship to God because it provides a way to return to Him.
As this video points out, Christianity is a friend of sinners: Jesus, Friend of Sinners – Casting Crowns.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring
praise to God. - Romans 15:7