Have you made a mess of your life? Do you wish you could start over again? If that’s the way you feel, I have good news for you: God wants to make your life over anew, and He can do it today if you’ll let Him.
“Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand” says the LORD. Jeremiah 18:6, God can take you right now where you are and make out of your life another vessel. God can mend a broken life if you give Him all the pieces. Just turn it over to Him and say, “Here it is, Lord.” God wants to give you a second chance. If there is something that the Lord is asking you to do, do it. Don’t be stubborn. The Lord, longs to be gracious to you. Surrender every area of your life to Him and see Him work wonders on your behalf.
Our citizenship is in heaven. Philippians 3:20
As believers in the Lord Jesus, we possess dual citizenship. Our temporary citizenship is on earth. We are here for a short time in order to live for Christ and make an impact for the kingdom. Our eternal citizenship is in heaven where we will live in the presence of God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, forever. Therefore, regardless of the times we live in, the trials we face and the troubles that confront us, let us continuously build our hopes on things eternal.
Lord, let us be Kingdom minded people, transform us through the power of Your Holy Spirit so that we we’ll display Your character always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
What a comfort to know that the loving hand of God is holding, supporting, and carrying us through the beginnings and endings and each moment in between. From a child’s first cry to its final breath, from the first day of school to the day we graduate, the start of a new job to the day we retire, and the blooming flowers of spring to the chilling blizzards of winter, Jesus is with us. If we have repented of our sin and trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation, our Savior’s words hold true: “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20). The Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, has the final word in your life, in your situation!
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord… – Revelation 1:8
The LORD is my Shepherd. Psalm 23:1
The LORD is my Shepherd; therefore, I shall lack nothing, because I have the best possible shepherd taking care of me. He leads and feeds me, guards and guides us. Our Shepherd is good and gracious to us forever. It is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep. With our Good Shepherd beside us, we have no evil to fear. He watches over us and keeps us from being destroyed by ravenous beasts. And Because He is our Shepherd we have every good to look forward to! Hallelujah!
Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his own flesh, will from the flesh reap corruption. Decay and ruin. BUT he who sows to the Spirit, will from the Spirit reap life – life eternal. Galatians 6:7 Don’t be deceived and misled. God will not allow Himself to be mocked, for whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. Ephesians 5:18 ‘Keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit!’ Listen to and obey His voice (often gentle nudging) Choose the LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS and walk away from THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. Speak life, choose life and reject sin and death and do not entertain it!
Jesus is the Great Shepherd who feeds us, carries us and leads us into green pastures. If you struggle feeling God’s nearness, I’d encourage you to meditate on this Scripture and picture yourself as a little lamb needing to be picked up. God uses many illustrations throughout the Bible to help us comprehend how He feels about us
A little lamb is helpless, defenseless and completely dependent on its shepherd, just like we are! I pray that God will give each one of us the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation today (Ephesians 1:17) in greater measure so that we will really know that our God and Father carries us in His arms, close to His heart just like a shepherd carries a little lamb.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The earth belongs to Him and to no one else. He is the rightful owner. There is only one name on the title deed to the universe, and it’s not yours, and it’s not mine. It’s God’s. Not only does the earth belong to the Lord, but everything it contains. That includes your “possessions”. More specifically, every single human being belongs to the Lord. That includes your family, even you. We are but stewards, good or bad, of what He has entrusted to us. Since everything in the world belongs to God, why then do we spend so much time and energy accumulating and clinging onto the things of this world? Do we recognize and acknowledge the fact that you own nothing in this world? Our very breath comes from Him!
‘Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says!’
Listening to what the Lord says is only one step in the process. If we listen, and it does not result in action, we are stepping into deception. The moment we listen, hear, and apply the word of God to our lives, the Bible says, we are wise and our foundation is on Jesus Christ the Rock. So even when the storm comes and the wind blows, we are not shaken.
PRAYER: Lord, Help me to be a doer of Your word so that I can be all that You intended for me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
When we keep our eyes focused on the Lord, we know He is always with us. Regardless of the battles we may be facing, He is our strength. With Him by our side, we will not be shaken. You see, satan knows that if we take our eyes off the Lord, then our eyes will be focused on the mountains that surround us. But when we look to Jesus, you will know His joy, His peace, His strength and you will know He is able to handle anything that comes your way.
Prayer: Lord help my mind to be stayed on You, so that I will have peace at all times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Jesus said, “Come with Me to a solitary place, and let us rest for a while.” For many were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. Mark 6:31
How often our lives are like this! We don’t have time to even sit for a proper meal let alone have a quiet time with Jesus. He knows how tired you are physically and mentally, and that you cannot go on like this. He is saying to you, “Make time and come away with Me.” In Jesus you will find the desired rest. Christ notices our fears and our toils and provides rest for those that are tired, and refuge for those that are terrified and anxious. He will nourish your soul and refresh your being. Come to Him today, pour out your heart and rest at His bosom.