“In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:14). Redemption simply means “set free.” We have been set free by precious blood of Jesus Christ. We have the right to stand against every accusation and say, “I don’t believe that, devil. You’ve accused me for the last time. My Bible says I’m redeemed because I believe in what Jesus did for me on the cross. I confess my sins to Him and I am redeemed — free!”
Declaration: “By my faith in the blood of Jesus, I receive the righteousness of Christ. He has made me fit and qualified to worship and serve my Lord!”
“You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God” (Isaiah 62:3)
If there has been a time when people looked down on you, I have good news for you, God sees you as a crown of splendor in His hand. He will honor you, for the Lord delights in you. God says, “You are precious and honored in My sight” (Isaiah 43:4). Today, shake off the dust of unreasonable criticism, low self-esteem and fear of failure and lift up your head, you don’t have to be bowed down anymore. You are purchased by the blood of Christ, you are the child of the living God, loved and honored by Him.
1 Peter 2:9 ‘But you are a chosen people…’
– You have been chosen by God Himself and His hand is on you.
– You have been chosen by God to fulfil a special purpose and plan.
– You are not here by accident or by fate.
– You are here for such a time as this and the Master needs you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have a plan and purpose for my life. You have chosen and hand-picked me to do what You have prepared for me to do. Help me to fulfil the purpose You have for my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“God helps those who help themselves.” People think that this saying comes from the Bible. It doesn’t. No, God helps the helpless!
Maybe, you have been in this predicament for far too long and nobody seems to come to your aid. When God leads you to a tight spot where there is no way of escape, we think it is some kind of punishment for our sins. The Israelites thought that God took them to the shores of the Red Sea to surrender them into the hands of the Pharaoh. On the contrary, there was a great miracle waiting to happen. All they had to do was “Stand still and see the deliverance the Lord was going to bring.” (Exodus 14:13). So, child of God, if you feel helpless, don’t be afraid, be still, God has already planned your deliverance.
1 Corinthians 16:13
‘Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.’
We should be alert because our enemy goes around like a roaring lion. We should stand firm so that we are not tossed to and fro by storms of life. We should be people of courage because we serve a mighty God. And we should be strong because He will give us the strength we need.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to be alert so that the enemy doesn’t get a foothold in my life. May I stand firm in the strength and power You give me and may I be a person of courage who does not shrink back but presses forward. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The king is enthralled by your beauty. Wow! Can we accept this as truth? God sees us as beautiful on the inside and outside? He truly does! We are His children. When we look at our own children, do we see them as beautiful? They are beautiful to us because of our love for them. Our love is frail and selfish in ways but God’s love is perfect at all times. He loves us and we are beautiful to Him through and through.This may sound incredible. I am still working on it myself, but I am asking God daily to apply this truth to my heart. What would our lives look like if we really believed this and lived like it?Song of Solomon 2:10 says, “The God of Heaven calls you beautiful”… and it’s true.
In this world, there is every kind of life’s storm imaginable — everything from tornadoes — job loss — sickness — accident — evil men. You name it.
These are situations in which we are totally helpless. But, God is not. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 says, But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
As we begin a new month, no matter what we have to face, “the LORD is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one”. We tend to forget this truth in the middle of our overwhelming situations. But, it is good to be reminded of the LORD’s faithful and everlasting love that carries us through everything we need to face.
Jesus said, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” Mark 4:35
Did He know they would encounter a storm? Of course He did. It must have been quite a storm, because even these seasoned fishermen feared for their lives. Just because you’re in Jesus’ boat doesn’t mean that it’s going to be smooth sailing. This storm did not hit the disciples because they had been disobedient but, rather, because they had been obedient. But He never for a moment left them.
Nothing is too difficult for the living God. Not a breath of wind or a drop of water can defy His sovereign will. If He said, I will take to the other side, He will take you there. No storm can keep you out of His will, away from His plan. On the contrary it will hasten you to the place of your destiny. The bigger the storm, the more the Lord will be glorified when we trust Him.
’…and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away!’
– The Lord will NEVER drive you away or reject you.
– His arms are always wide open, ready to receive and embrace you.
– All we need to do is respond to the invitation and come to Him.
– Remember, no one will ever be able to snatch you out of His hand.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I come to You today because I need You in my life. Thank You that I can know the reassurance of Your warm embrace and I can know that I am safe in Your hands. Amen.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
This is the promise that God gives to every believer who is willing to put his total trust in Him. God will give us a peace, not just in some circumstances but in all. We will have peace about our family, about our finances and about our health. When we surrender our lives to Him, the God of peace gives us a peace that “surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). It is a peace that guards both our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. It’s a deep-down peace.