‘Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.’
– We should always remember that as children of God we are citizens of heaven.
– We are His representatives and His ambassadors here on earth.
– How we live our lives is of great importance, because He has work for us to do.
– Let us live lives that honour the Lord so that others can be touched in the process.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that I can be a ‘Citizen of Heaven’ and a representative for You. Use my life in such a way that I will be a part of expanding Your Kingdom here on earth and may my life bring glory and praise to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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.
Proverbs 3:27-28 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbour, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
As believers, we must reflect God’s goodness, generosity, and justice to the people around us. The Lord cares deeply about how we treat our neighbours. Our love for our fellow men is a reflection of our love for God and our trust in His sovereignty and justice. Look for opportunities to bless someone today. Some of you can do a little, others can do more, but all of us need to do good for those who need it when we have the power and the resources to do it
If God’s Word is true and I believe it is, then He will give me what I need when the time arises. I don’t have to live in fear or worry of what tomorrow will bring because He promises to be with me, to give me His Strength and His Power to meet whatever will come my way. Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.
We have nothing to fear … if God is for us, who can ever be against us? (Romans 8:31) Be at peace, child of God, God knows how to meet your needs. You may not see a way, but He will make a way.
Go tell the wonderful things God has done for you! Mark 5:19
This is not a command just to the man who was delivered from demon-possession, but also a command to us! God is merciful! God has saved us through His Son Jesus Christ! God has been good to us; He has been faithful to us until now. How can we not share this powerful message with others?
Prayer: O God, give my mouth the words to say and a heart full of joy so that I can be effective in telling others what Jesus has done for me! In Jesus’ name I ask for this grace. Amen.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight” (Luke 12:6).
The Almighty God who keeps the planets in their orbits is aware of a lowly sparrow that falls to the ground.
Are you anxious? Fretful? Fearful? If the Lord takes such tender care of every bird He ever created, would He not care much more for His children.
As for your value, Jesus died on the Cross to save you from sin and eternal separation from God. He died to make you His very own.
You can rest knowing God’s caring eye is watching over you.
Ephesians 3:17’Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.’
– As we trust and have faith in the Lord, our relationship with Him is strengthened.
– In the process our roots can grow down deep into His love.
– This will anchor our lives and keep us secure and strong.
– May you know His love and His strength, today and always!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I declare that my trust and my hope is in You. I ask that You would come and cause my roots to grow down deep into Your love and that I will stand strong because You are my foundation. Amen.
The LORD directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23
God has a plan for your life. If you know and love Him, you can count on the fact that He promises to direct your steps and that He delights in every detail of your life (Psalm 37:23). You can also count on the fact that He promises to accomplish what concerns you (Psalm 138:8) and that your times are in His hands (Psalm 31:15).
As you begin a new month, remember, God is at work and though you may not see how, He is weaving His plan in your life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6)