Morning Prayer

Exodus 9:16; Proverbs 19:21; Jeremiah 29:11

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

I pray that you will seek and pursue only what the Lord has planned for you, for His plans will give you hope and a prosperous future. May you live your days according to the Lord’s purpose, not wasting time on things that have no eternal value. May you know His will for your life, and stay on His appointed path. As you align your plans to His, may your own eyes see the greatness of His purpose. I pray that you will believe that it is only the purpose of the Lord which will prevail.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Everything is Possible

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”

~ Matthew 19:26 [NLT]

There is no situation too difficult for the Lord to walk us through. We have to keep taking the next step forward with him, trusting that he will carry us through. Don’t be discouraged by the failures of men. Be reminded that God is able to do great things even in the most impossible seeing situations. 

Care for These

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

~ James 1:27 [NLT]

Religion is about loving those that God loves.  God’s heart breaks for those in distress.  Start with one! Meet the need of one person who is struggling in your community.  Practice true religion by changing one person’s world by showing them love! 

Over the Edge

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
~ James 1:19 [NLT]

Notice how the word “all” is used? No one is immune. It just takes the perfect storm for a personal situation to put you over the edge. Before you feel justified to say something damaging, remember this verse. And if you’re on the receiving end, be “quick” to forgive and “slow” to resent.

He Goes First

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

~ Deuteronomy 31:6 [NLT]

It’s time to ring in a new year again! If walking into a new year feels more overwhelming than exhilarating, be reminded, there is no need for fear or panic.  God has personally gone ahead of you.  He is with you as you walk into this new season.  Let his presence bring you strength and courage as you begin a New Year of life!