Category: bible quotes

We so often look for an instant miracle, whe…

We so often look for an instant miracle, when sometimes the miracle happens in the learning, the climbing… in discovering that with God, we can ‘overcome’ all things. He rarely takes away our pain and heartaches instantly. When we are frail and unable to put one foot in front of another, He helps us understand His grace and His strength is all we need to walk this walk of faith. And at the end of it all we can stand on the peak and realise what it is to be an ‘overcomer’ and take in the grand and gracious view of God’s promises fulfilled.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights. Ps 18:33

The LORD will guide you always; He will sati…

The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58: 11
God now has a perfect divine plan and destiny set up for your life – and He will now be the One to guide you every step of the way into the fulfillment of that divine plan!
There is not an area or detail in your life that God will not be willing to help you out with – no matter how small or trivial you think it may be. The Holy Spirit is called “the Helper” in the Bible. It is now His job to help you in every single area of your life where you will need His help.

‘The grass withers and the flowers fal…

‘The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’ Isaiah 40:8

– There are many things that people put their confidence in.
– What are you putting your confidence in today?
– Is it something that will last?
– You can depend on God and on His word!

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, You are the everlasting God and Your word stands forever. Teach me to be dependent on You and on Your word. Amen.

Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times…

Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born to help in time of need.”
What does this mean? A friend has the responsibility to love through hard times but a brother/sister is born to help weather the storm of difficulties and misfortune. It is very easy to text someone and say, “I am praying for you”, when all they need is for you to be there and help out either physically or in any other way. We don’t need a friend who sends the heart- emoji when our hearts are breaking from a failed marriage or a failing financial situation. We need a sister who would show up and assure us they care.
I have such a friend and such a sister. They have always been there for me. They have always prayed with me. Always helped me, always been the hand and feet of Jesus to me. Truly, I want to emulate them both. Would you be a true friend a true sister/brother to someone in need today?

In the midst of a life-threatening storm, th…

In the midst of a life-threatening storm, the disciples thought that they were going to drown. They couldn’t keep their boat afloat and the boisterous waves kept battering against their boat. They were in the midst of a hopeless situation. And then Jesus appeared, walking on the water. They thought He was a ghost. But then Christ speaks those beautiful words which instantly reassured them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” As He stepped onto the boat, the wind and waves died down and everything was calm again.
Are the storms of life threatening to drown you? Do you feel hopeless? Invite Jesus into your boat. He is the only one who’s able to calm the storm.

Stars fascinate me. I can gaze at them for h…

Stars fascinate me. I can gaze at them for hours. They made me think about the Creator, even at a very early age. I lay there thinking, “Who am I? How did I get here? Who made all these?
PSALM 147:4-5 says, “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power.”
God, who knows the name of every star, knows all our names as well. The Creator of the galaxies is also our Father who lovingly attends to our individual needs when we submit to His Lordship. It doesn’t matter how complex our problems are. God Almighty, the One who spoke the universe into existence, has power enough to meet our every need.

Psalm 90:12Teach us to number our days so we…

Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days so we may obtain a heart of wisdom.
This Psalm is a sober reminder of the frailty of life.
Consider the folly of the world, chasing after things that won’t last, storing up treasures on earth, seeking pleasures that will wither and fade away. We need the wisdom of God that turns our hearts to desire the eternal. Do we have a sense of purpose? Have we considered what purpose the Lord might have for us, and how we might use the time He has given us to that end?
Lord, give us wisdom that we may invest our time in that which is of eternal value, so that we may fulfill the purpose for which you created us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will…

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. Joshua 24:15
When we make the choice that Joshua is talking about, it’s really a choice of priorities or the choice between right and wrong: what is most important to us–loving the things of the world or loving God? In the text, a single moment of choice is given to the Israelites. I believe that for us it is not a single choice or a single decision. If not daily, at least weekly or monthly we are presented with choices where we have to decide whether or not to serve God. In a world that is increasingly becoming secular, mentioning Jesus has become a taboo. We feel safer sitting on the fence rather than standing up for the right and displaying our faith.
Sometimes, this may mean losing a friend, a job and facing ridicule. Are we willing to take a stand for Jesus?

Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to it…

Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord’s name is to be praised.
“From the rising of the sun to its setting” means that God should be praised all over the earth.. Secondly since the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening it means that God is to be praised all day long, at all times. Each new day is a gift from God. Each and every new morning sunrise has within it a promise of fresh new blessings from the same hand that created the sun.
LORD it is true that You really do deserve our praise from the early morning to the setting sun. Forgive us for not always remembering to do so. We praise You now in Jesus’ name. Amen

Romans 8:26 ‘And in a similar way, the…

Romans 8:26 ‘And in a similar way, the Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness.’

– The Lord never abandons us but He comes to us to help us.
– He wants to come and take hold of your hand and hold you.
– Especially when we feel weak and frail He comes to take hold of us.
– In the process He empowers us to be able to walk in His strength.

PRAYER: Lord, how thankful and grateful I am to have You in my life. You are the one who takes me by the hand and gives me the strength and the power that I need. In Jesus Name. Amen.