My Shield

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.
~ Psalm 18:2

A rock provides firm footing and a solid foundation. When it’s easy to just give up and we face tough times, who or what do you turn to when you have a tough day? Seek shelter and put your feet on firm footing. Ask God to be the power that saves you. 

Morning Prayer

Matthew 5:44; Matthew 22:39; Mark 11:25; Ephesians 4:2

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

I pray that you will have a heart that easily forgives those who offend you. May you love your neighbor as yourself- even the enemies who persecute you. If you hold anything against anyone, I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the grace to forgive them. Remember God’s Word that He will forgive you your sins as you forgive others. May you continue to be humble and gentle with others, patiently bearing with them in spite of their offenses. May God forgive you your sins as you forgive others.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Living In The Truth

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.
~ 1 John 1:8 [NLT]

Have you ever met someone who thinks they are perfect? When in reality, we know otherwise. Especially, as a Christ follower, we are painfully aware of our own sinfulness and that of others. Even as a Christian though, we don’t always live in the truth and recognize our own sinfulness when others are acutely aware of it. Could we be fooling ourselves by not recognizing the need for God’s grace?

Radical Love

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.
~ John 15:12 [NLT]

Jesus loves us with a radical love! He laid down His life for us. His example is an inspiration for us.  We are to live big, beautiful and love filled lives! Today, take a step to show radical love to those around you in an unexpected way.

With Great Joy

They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.
~ Acts 2:46 [NLT] 

There’s something special about sharing meals with others.  Not only is your body receiving nutritional refreshment, but your spirit gets to fellowship as well.  A great joy comes from this simple act.  Rather than view your daily rush to put dinner on the table as a chore, see it as an opportunity to interact with your friends, children, or your spouse.  Enjoy the simple pleasure without the TV. 

Daily Light on The Daily Path [Morning]

Reckon ye yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
~ Rom 6:11

He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Because I live, ye shall live also.  I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God … For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

John 5:24, Gal 2:19-20, John 14:19, John 10:28-30, Col 3:1, Col 3:3