Jesus Always

You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. And that price was exorbitant—My very Life! I went through excruciating pain and humiliation as I sacrificed Myself for your sins. This was a gift of infinite value—an act of indescribable Love. However, only those who recognize their sinfulness, their need for a Savior, can receive this astonishing gift of Love. Hear My invitation calling out: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Sin is a terrible, crushing burden, but I have paid the price in full to remove it from you forever.

When you awaken each morning, say to yourself: “I am not my own. I belong to Jesus.” Then keep in mind Whose you are as you make your way through the day, especially as you make plans and decisions. Knowing that you belong to Me helps you keep your feet on the path of Peace. This knowledge meets deep-seated needs. You can find spiritual and emotional security by remembering that you are Mine—My beloved.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.

—1 Corinthians 6:19

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

—Matthew 11:28

And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.

—Luke 1:76–79

Evening Prayer

PERSEVERE IN GOODNESS 
Galatians 6:7-10

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

I pray that you will understand that people reap what they sow. In everything you do, may you sow seeds of love to please the Spirit, and reap eternal harvest. May God give you perseverance so that you will not become weary of doing good. I pray that at the proper time, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up. With each opportunity, I pray that you will do good to all people, especially to your brothers and sisters in Christ.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Be Free From Lack

Do you believe that our God is a BIG God of abundance and inexhaustible supply? He is the Possessor of heaven and earth. He is not El Cheapo. He is El Shaddai—the Almighty, all-sufficient and all-nourishing one! And in Christ, the abundance of God’s wisdom, favor, ability, strength and creativity that you need for a successful family, career and ministry, are yours to experience and enjoy. 

I want to challenge you to break out of a mentality of lack by choosing to fix your eyes on an abundant God, who has put His unlimited resources at your disposal because you are His beloved child.  

What is your lack today? Do you need a job? Do you need more time? Or do you just feel overwhelmed by the demands of family and work? Instead of seeing the lack, start seeing a BIG God providing for you out of His abundance, a job you’ll love, wisdom to manage your time and shalom-peace at work and at home.

~ Joseph Prince

Eternal Perspectives

One of the greatest characteristics of our modern culture is our egalitarian mindset, the desire for everybody to be equal. If this were the case in heaven, it likely would be terribly dull. Can you imagine what it would be like to have no heroes, no role models for your children, and only yourself to look up to? The modern fixation on equality is perhaps one of the greatest blind spots of modernity.

~ Barry Morrow, [Heaven Observed]