Light of The World

“You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” 
~ Matthew 5:14 [NLT]

Jesus’ death on the cross and His subsequent rise is wonderful news. With this comes the hope that we, too, can join Christ where there is no more pain and suffering. Until that day, we must show the world the light that Jesus brings to us. Yes, it can become tiring and can be a heavy burden to bear, but, oh what a joy it is to carry the torch that brings light to so many others. 

Roots Will Grow

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
~ Ephesians 3:17 [NLT]

When you place your faith in God and trust that His plans for you are better than you can imagine, Christ will send the Holy Spirit to you. Through prayer and daily reading of the Bible, a relationship will grow. This relationship is unlike any other, and it will sharpen you to constantly grow to be more like Christ.

Boast in The Lord

Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.
~ Psalm 20:7 [NLT] 

What do you trust in? Are you relying on a certain political party? An investment? Your education? Savings? All of these are our modern day “chariots and horses.” God shows us that it is foolish to boast in these things. Let’s be people who boast in God’s power and ability at work in our lives!

Choose Grace

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.
~ Colossians 4:6 [NLT] 

The words we choose in our everyday conversations tell the most about who we are.  If we choose a harsh tone and unkind words, it’s going to be hard for those around you to see God’s grace at work in your life. When we speak harshly it also makes it hard for those who love you to see you as a cherished child of God. Often resulting in others responding to us with negativity.  This is why it’s so important for us to choose grace in the way we communicate.  Be the one who ends the cycle of negativity in your relationships.  Let your words be a beacon of light to those around you.

Expect The Unexpected

For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:2 [NLT]

As Believers we have to be ready for the day God calls us home. There will be a day when God’s just judgement will come to the Earth. For every person we are judged when we pass from this Earth to the next. This understanding brings passion and urgency to our Christian walk. Are you ready for God’s coming judgement? The Bible charges us to be those who expect what will come as a shock to the world when they get to see Jesus face-to-face

Morning Prayer

LISTENING, WATCHING AND WAITING 
Proverbs 8:32-36; Proverbs 9:9

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

I pray that you will have sensitive ears to hear what God is saying to you today. May you listen to His instruction, and be wise. May you have an expectant heart, watching closely so that you may see His leading. I pray that you will have the patience to wait on God and not go ahead of Him, for whoever finds Him, will receive favor from the Lord. I pray that you will be a wise person who becomes even wiser through listening, watching and waiting. May you be a righteous person who, through God’s instructions, constantly adds to your learning.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Take Courage

But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!”
~ Mark 6:50 [NLT] 

What do you fear? Is it financial ruin, loneliness, pain, poor health, or the collapse of your family? When you feel afraid, and fear has its strong grip on you, remember this: God is with you. Acknowledging this will allow you to conquer your fear and steady your steps.  As you move forward, step by step, your fear will fade away as you recognize that your strength is with God.  He is with you.