Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Encouraging and Learning

Therefore encourage one another with these words. – 1 Thessalonians 4:18

This day with God, let us take every opportunity to encourage and learn from each other so we are ready for the challenges of tomorrow. Go to the ONE who created it all and passionately stir each other up to boldly step ahead.

For inspiration today, here’s a video to begin the day: Build Your Kingdom Here – Rend Collective Experiment.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Doing Our Part to get the Word into more Hearts

His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not. - Jeremiah 20:9

Shared in the post “Enthusiastically Spread the Good News” were the reasons Timothy was sent by Paul to the Thessalonians. In the same way, we are sent into the world to inspire and enthusiastically spread the Good News.

Let us live this day to the fullest by doing our part to get the Word into more hearts. As the message in this video, God is on the Move by 7eventh Time Down, there may be difficulties but we can use these difficulties to build up strength and endurance to run the race for a victorious life.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Look to the Interest of Others

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

As shared in the post “Aim to Please God Only” Paul, Silas, and Timothy set out to share the Gospel message not for their own interest but for the interest of the new Christians. They took a risk of being persecuted but were courageous and kind to stand in the Light to be seen as who they were with their main ambition being to encourage, comfort, and urge the new Christians to live worthy lives.

As we go about our day, let us also stand in the Light to share this great message: All God wants from us is our heart. Enjoy today’s video: All You’ve Ever Wanted – Casting Crowns.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Grace Wins Every Time

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 “Steadily Towards Victory”, the Thessalonians overcame violent opposition but succeeded. They made the impossible possible with a faith that was initiated by the love of God and His people. They went the extra mile with the steadfastness of hope.

The world seems to always put us in panic mode; making mountains out of mole hills but we don’t have to follow or listen to what the world tells us … just keep heading steadily towards the victory knowing grace wins every time.

This day with God, have the attitude that we’ve been there, done that because when constantly relying on God’s guidance, the challenges in life are handled victoriously on a regular bases. When they are, people will start looking at us and want what we have; the hope that gives optimism in a time of despair, faith that gives courage in a time of doubt, and the love of God which always brings victory.

The Bible gives us great advice and because victory is assured through Jesus Christ, we will make it through anything. Receive inspiration through this song: Through All of It – Colton Dixon.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Same Power Lives in Us

The Lord gives strength to His people;
   The Lord blesses His people with peace. – Psalm 29:11

The Creator of thunder, lightning, and the winds of a powerful storm offers this same power to His people. He also provides calm after the storm by blessing them with peace.

Let us give praise today to the Source; the ONE who turns intense complexities into ordinary simplicities: The Same Power by Jeremy Camp.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Praise Be to the Lord

Praise be to the Lord,
   For He has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
   My heart trusts in Him, and He helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
   And with my song I praise Him. - Psalm 28:6-7

God is our strength in difficulties. He protects and leads in the right direction so our true potential is realized. Provided are opportunities for a bright future because our experiences can be our stepping-stones as the Lord carries us along the path.

Let us be an overcomer even when things happen that should not or when those you thought you could trust do something that makes you not trust them anymore. Be able to forgive, step ahead, and be grateful for what you do have. Like in the song Carry Me by Josh Wilson, the Lord can carry us from sinking sand to solid ground.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Be a Miracle for Someone Today

For in the day of trouble
   He will keep me safe in His dwelling;
He will hide me in the shelter of His sacred tent
   And set me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5

As explained in the post “No Fear since He is Near”, David prayed for God’s power to get him through his difficulty. He desired God’s presence and His protection from enemies. David trusted in God and went to Him in prayer for strength. He was confident that God would pull him through.

Many of us in life, fear rejection from friends or relatives. But we don’t have to fear because like David, we can go to the Lord for strength. We may be rejected on earth but rejection is never permanent. What is permanent is our acceptance by God when we follow His Plan for Us. Be a miracle for someone today and reblog or forward this link. Always remember, by accepting Christ as Savior, you are never rejected in heaven.

David said in Psalm 27:6 that he would sing and make music to the Lord. Let’s do the same today as we praise Him with today’s video: Good Fight by Unspoken.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Freedom Found by Laying Burdens Down

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness. - Titus 2:7

In the post “Freedom is Found”, the dominant theme is the importance of maintaining integrity. Freedom is found when we are honest with ourselves and lay our burdens down at the Cross.

Because of Cross, there is a freedom. A freedom that helps us live, give, and love. A freedom that will speak and teach; laying out a clear path that others can follow.

This day with God, Ask Him to examine your heart and mind. Freedom will be found if you lay your burdens down at the Cross. Just be honest with yourself as pointed out in this song: If We’re Honest – Francesca Battistelli.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

An Instant Lift Higher

For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

As shared in the post “The Loving Father”, David was in distress but appealed to the quality of God’s character known as love. The Father gives guidance, instruction, and security. The only requirement from us to receive an instant lift higher today by accepting His gift of love.

Our mood can be instantly lifted by the positive affirmation God gives us through the gift of His Son who was sacrificed for us on the Cross. No matter what has happened in the past, the downward trend can be reversed because the Cross is a big plus. Receive this gift from God and be lifted higher today as you listen to this song of praise: At the Cross – Chris Tomlin.