Live Loved

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 

~ HEBREWS 4:16 

God Meets Daily Needs Daily

You hate to worry. But what can you do to stop it? These three worry stoppers deserve your consideration:

Pray more. No one can pray and worry at the same time. When we worry, we aren’t praying. When we pray, we aren’t worrying. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).

When you pray, you “stay” your mind on Christ, resulting in peace. Bow your knees and banish anxiety.

Want less. Most anxiety stems not from what we need, but from what we want.

“Delight yourselves in the Lord, yes, find your joy in him at all times” (Philippians 4:4 PHILLIPS). If God is enough for you, then you’ll always have enough, because you’ll always have God.

Live for today. Don’t sacrifice it on the altar of anxiety.

God sends help at the hour we need it.

You don’t have wisdom for tomorrow’s problems. But you will tomorrow. You don’t have resources for tomorrow’s needs. But you will tomorrow. You don’t have courage for tomorrow’s challenges. But you will when tomorrow comes.

God meets daily needs daily and miraculously.

~ EVERY DAY DESERVES A CHANCE  

O Lord, you provide the answers and solutions for our questions and our problems. Steady our steps on the path of life. When we feel overwhelmed with worry, remind us to stop and pray. Let us choose to align ourselves with your plan for our lives rather than dwell on the problems. Remind us to live for today and trust you to give us the wisdom and resources for tomorrow when tomorrow comes. Thank you for meeting our needs each day in a truly miraculous way, amen.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
~ PSALM 27:1

You are my hiding place. . . . You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
~ PSALM 32:7 

 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. 
~ PSALM 46:1–2

Scattered

I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day.
~ Ezekiel 34:12

God considers each of His children to be a lost sheep. As one of his sheep, He will seek you out and find you to bring you back to His flock. Oh, how much He loves you to ensure that you do not get lost along the way. You are too important for Him to overlook, and you should never doubt that.

Eternal Perspectives

Home is where friends come to visit us. Home is where we read and reflect and listen to the music we enjoy. It’s where we putter and plant gardens and rest to gain strength for our tasks. Home is the place I inhale the wonderful aroma of strong rich coffee every morning. . . . Home is where Nanci fixes wonderful meals, including the world’s best apple pie.

I realize it sounds like I’m romanticizing home. Yes, many people have had very bad experiences in their earthly homes. But the point is, our home in heaven is our real home. It will have all the good things about our earthly home, multiplied many times, but none of the bad.

~ Randy Alcorn, [In Light of Eternity]

Evening Prayer

STAYING FAITHFUL 
Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:27-28

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You.

I pray that you will remain pure and holy before God. May you guard your mind from impure thoughts that cause you to sin. May no hint of impurity or covetousness be found in you, and may you never allow lust to take root in your mind. Instead, I pray that you will direct every passion and devotion of your heart toward Christ, so that you may win every battle over sin. I pray for God to keep your mind and heart pure and faithful.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Light on The Daily Path

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

~ Ps 30:5

No man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation.—In me ye … have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.—The night is far spent, the day is at hand.—He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces.—There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.—We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thess 3:3-4, John 16:33, Ps 17:15, Rom 13:12, 2 Sam 23:4, Isa 25:8, Rev 21:4, 1 Thess 4:17-18

Truth for Today

GOD’S DIVINE PURPOSE 

He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
~ EPHESIANS 1:4

While Israel was still wandering in the desert of Sinai, Moses told them, “The Lord did not set His love on you or choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt” (Deut. 7:7–8). God did not choose the Jews because of who they were but because of who He is.

The same is true of God’s choosing believers. He chooses solely on the basis of His divine will, purpose, and love. There’s nothing you did to earn or gain salvation; it’s all of God. Be thankful that He chose you from before the foundations of the world.