1 Peter 5
1 Peter 5
‘The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.’The Lord is your Rock – the firm place on which you can stand.The Lord is your Fortress – the safe place where you can feel secure.The Lord is your Deliverer – the One who rescues you from trouble.He is all you need. Find your strength and security in Him.
PRAYER: Lord, You are my Rock, You are my Fortress and You are my Deliverer. I will trust and not be afraid. I will abide in Your peace and not be impatient. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
How often we lament and cry,” Lord, why have you forsaken me and forgotten me?” The Lord declares in Isaiah 49:15-16: “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands. “I have engraved you.” It does not say, “I have engraved your name.“ I have engraved you, everything about you, all that concerns you; and yet we are as continually troubled with anxieties, plagued with suspicions, and disturbed with fears as if our God has forsaken us. How can we doubt Him when He’s been faithful a thousand times. He will never ever forget His children.
Romans 5:6 ‘When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.’
The Good News is that the Lord comes in our helplessness and gives us hope. He knows our struggles and our failures and steps in at the right time. As we remember His death and what He did for us on the cross, we celebrate hope. No matter how ‘utterly helpless’ our situation may be, He is our help and answer. He will enable us to live a life that He calls us to live.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for coming into the world to die and to give Your life as a sacrifice for me. I recognise that You are all I need. Help me in my walk with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no one can recount to You (They would be too numerous to count). Psalm 40:5
As we look back, we can remind ourselves of God’s faithfulness. As we look forward, we can know that He has good things in store. So you have no reason to doubt or limit God. Rather, live a life of trust because your God always does more than you ask or think.
PRAYER: Lord, my God, thank You for Your unfailing love towards me. I know You have good plans for me and that You are not finished with me yet. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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!