Category: bible quotes

When we begin our walk with the Lord, we oft…

When we begin our walk with the Lord, we often start out listening for an audible voice, for God to speak to us as a human. While waiting on that, we can ignore the other hundred ways that the Holy Spirit is already speaking to us. You may be praying about something and see a verse that you have read a dozen times may reveal something new, or a familiar song suddenly comes alive and ministers to you, you might get an email on the subject, you may have a dream or a vision, and just maybe you will even hear an audible voice. I have experienced all of these and more in my own life at some point. There is no set pattern, and the Lord speaks to each of us differently, but be assured that He does still speak today. Above all, when you pray, take a moment to listen. Because the Lord says, “My sheep hear My voice.” John 10:27

Adversity is a classroom in which we can lea…

Adversity is a classroom in which we can learn more of Christ and become more like Him. Troubles point out our weaknesses and prompt us to rely on God in ways that we wouldn’t otherwise. We are forced to face problems and pressures that are too big for us to resolve. In this way, God gets our attention. Paul wrote, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (II Corinthians 12:7–10). One of the ultimate purposes of trials is to cause us to desire more of Christ in our lives. Trials reveal that on our own we can’t live in a way that honours God. We need to rely on God and need His grace every step of the way.

“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In …

“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
If we look for things to thank God for, we will find more and more reasons to be grateful. And if we look for things to complain about, we will find more and more reasons to complain.
When the Israelites came out of Egypt and went to the Promised Land, they kept complaining. They got bored of eating manna every day. So they complained about the miraculous food that God provided. They complained when they had no water. God miraculously supplied water for them, but we have no record that they were grateful for anything God provided.
That generation died in the wilderness because they refused to enter the Promised Land when God told them to. They didn’t trust God to deal with the giants there.
We can choose to develop the habit of thanking God. We can look for things to thank Him for. We can thank God and praise Him even when we don’t feel like it.

2 Timothy 2:9b‘But the Word of God can…

2 Timothy 2:9b
‘But the Word of God cannot be chained.’
Never underestimate the Word of God in your daily life. His Word is powerful, living and active and able to achieve what He has said. Your situation may seem unchangeable, but His Word is more powerful than that. His Word does not change, and it will carry you through what you are facing.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that I can depend and rely on Your powerful and enduring Word in my life. If You say it, I believe it and that settles it! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king…

But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him.” (Esther 1:12) Although a pagan queen, Vashti had principles she refused to compromise. When Ahasuerus called for her to present herself before his guests, she refused to display herself to the leers of other men and thus refused the king’s command and therefore was removed from her position as queen. Whether at work, in social or in the political arena, Christians face tremendous pressure to participate in activities and attitudes contrary to God’s will and command. It’s important, however, that we take an uncompromising position when it comes to our principles. May the Lord strengthen each one of us to stand for our principles.

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THE WORD FOR 22/4

Philippians 4:6

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.

Here is a very clear instruction. Do not worry about anything. But rather turn your concerns into prayers. God knows what you are facing and He will answer your call.

PRAYER: Lord, You know my every care, concern and worry. I place these things… into Your mighty hands and I rest in the knowledge that You are good and You will help me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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THE WORD FOR 22/4

Philippians 4:6

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.

Here is a very clear instruction. Do not worry about anything. But rather turn your concerns into prayers. God knows what you are facing and He will answer your call.

PRAYER: Lord, You know my every care, concern and worry. I place these things… into Your mighty hands and I rest in the knowledge that You are good and You will help me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

‘The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He…

‘The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’ (Luke 4:18-19).
Jesus came to undo all the horrendous effects that sin has had on the human race, and restore to people their true freedom and dignity as sons and daughters of God.
Jesus was sent by God on a ‘rescue mission’. He came to restore justice to the oppressed, wholeness to the sick, comfort to the lonely, and joy and restoration to those isolated from God.
God has rescued us through His Son, the Lord Jesus, and He calls us to be part His mission to a lost and broken world.

‘The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He…

‘The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’ (Luke 4:18-19).
Jesus came to undo all the horrendous effects that sin has had on the human race, and restore to people their true freedom and dignity as sons and daughters of God.
Jesus was sent by God on a ‘rescue mission’. He came to restore justice to the oppressed, wholeness to the sick, comfort to the lonely, and joy and restoration to those isolated from God.
God has rescued us through His Son, the Lord Jesus, and He calls us to be part His mission to a lost and broken world.

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in…

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear.’
Our faith in Jesus is the one thing that will carry us through the storms of life. We should hold on to our faith and cling to it with every fibre of our being. The Word tells us that without faith it is impossible to please the Lord. So, let’s always do the right thing and believe in Him and put our faith and trust in Him ALONE!
PRAYER: Lord, I desire to pass the tests in life and not to fail or be shipwrecked along the way. I choose to remain confident in You and to cling to You, Jesus. Amen.