Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us life and for creating us to be unique among all the people of the world. May the moments and days of our lives bring honor to you, the Giver of life. Teach us your perfect path, and guide us to do your will. Open our eyes and hearts to infiltrate our corner of the world with your love and life, amen.
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love… Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
[Hebrews 6:10; 10:35]
God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
[2 Corinthians 9:8]
~ Max Lucado ~
MANY OF THE FUTURE THINGS you anxiously anticipate will not actually reach you. My promise is for things you face in the present, and it is sufficient. So when you are feeling the strain of an uphill journey, tell yourself the truth:
“I have strength for all things through Christ who empowers me!” I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
Before You Turn Out the Light:
Count on Me to provide strength—just when you need it—for everything that touches your life.
~ Sarah Young ~
It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. [Proverbs 20:3]
Do you seek pride through being right when you argue? Quarreling doesn't bring God praise or glory. Affirm your honor by avoiding a fight. By doing so, God will bring peace to both parties. The next time you find yourself treading closely to a fight, test your honor. Can you back down without losing your honor?