Refreshed

Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.
~ Philemon 1:7 [NLT]

Never underestimate the gift of being you! Your love, your encouragement, and point-of-view is a blessing to those around you. Spread joy with your smile and be one who refreshes the hearts of those around you.

Early Morning Prayer

LOVING GOD’S WISDOM 
Proverbs 4:5-9; James 1:5

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

I pray that you will love wisdom and understanding, for it will protect and watch over you. May you not take lightly the wisdom of God’s words. May you consider wisdom supreme. I pray that you will seek it, regardless of the cost. May you esteem and embrace wisdom, for it will exalt and honor you. Wisdom will set a garland of grace on your head. If you lack wisdom, may you seek it from God, who gives it generously.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The Temple

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
~ 1 Corinthians 6:19 [NLT]

God’s presence is fully found in both the Notre Dame Cathedral and the rural cinderblock church.  Both of these are temple’s built to honor and glorify God.  In the same way, the Holy Spirit is found inside your body.  Your body is beautiful.  It brings glory to God.  Be amazed at the wonder of your body, your eyes, fingers, and even the aches and pains.  It is special.  God created you to be you, in the way you look, your voice, and even your imperfections.  Your body is sacred.  Rest in that thought.

Prosperity

It’s easy to look at prosperity as something that’s “bad.” But what is true prosperity? Prosperity is you having everything you need to complete your assignment! Additionally, prosperity is not just for you. The good Samaritan had enough not just for himself, but also to help someone who was in need. Today, know that wanting to prosper is not a bad thing. God wants to take you to a higher level so you can be a blessing to others!

Prayer:

Father, I want to prosper. I don’t want to have enough just for me—I want to help those around me as well! Use me, Lord. Prosper me so I can be a blessing to those around me. In Jesus’ name, amen!

Daily Treasure

Joy in God

Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

~ Ps 5:11

When with his smiles my soul he deigns to bless,  
Nor cares nor crosses can my peace destroy,  
Possessing all things if I him possess,  
Enjoying all things if I him enjoy.

Evening Prayer

OVERCOME ANGER 
Proverbs 29:11, 22

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

I pray that you will learn to deal with your anger and exercise self-control. May you remember that an angry man stirs up dissension and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. Learn to be sober. In your anger, may you not sin and give in to the wiles of the enemy. I pray that you will learn to be patient and understanding. May you be quick to forgive and ready to give gentle instruction to those who anger you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.