Eph 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before hand, that we should walk in them”
What a joyous revelation to know that you have been crafted by the highest Genius behind creation. Look at the whole creation, the sky, the sea and all the beauty of creation around you. Is it not a glorious and marvelous sight? Now look at yourself and realize that you are a part of all that splendour, having been shaped by the Master Artisan and start praising Him for having made you a part of His excellent work.
Mark 5:36 - “… only believe”.
Jesus speaks these words to Jairus, one of the leaders of the synagogue, to build his faith so that He could raise his daughter from the dead. Today, Christians are bombarded with new prayer and faith techniques in thousands of books, CD’s, and videos and all Jesus is saying is “only believe” Religion complicates the simplicity of the Gospel. Jesus is looking to show Himself strong on your behalf if you will “only believe”!
I Peter 2:9: "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
As we go through live normally view ourselves through the eyes of our parents, teachers, society that molded us, political views and our past experiences. May you however today see yourself the way God’s sees you, nothing more but also nothing less. For you are unique in Him.
Ephesians 1:6 “To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made us accepted in the Beloved.”
You might have had a very challenging past and perhaps no one has ever said this to you but our eternal loving Father spoke these words specially to you to confirm His feelings about you. “You are accepted in the Beloved.”
Hebrews 8:10: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people"
I have been chosen by Him to be His people here on earth. This means the promised land is mine, and that no giant will be able to stop me take what my covenant God has prepared for me. You’re my shepherd Lord.
1Cor 9:8 (also read vs. 6-7) - “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work”
Did you know that it is in God’s best interest to bless you? The reason is not only because He loves you, but also because He needs you to be blessed so that you can be effective in what He called you to do. Be a cheerful giver and God will always make sure you are taken care of…Trust Him with your life today!
Jer 29:12 “Then you will call upon me, and come and pray to me, and I will hear you”
Have you ever felt like, does God even hear my prayers? Well he is a good listener. He hears when you pray and that is for sure. Only you need to ask Him to help you notice His response. It is not that He does not listen or hear when we pray but that are we able to identify Him when He responds. My prayer for you today is to have the wisdom to identify His responses to your prayers so that it may be well with you.
II Corinthians 9:8: "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work."
As kind Davis said so aptly: “this is the day that the Lord has make and we will rejoice in it” So thank you Lord that today I am all sufficient in all things, and thus enabling me to be adequately prepared to be a success.
Isaiah 40:31 "But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint"
You might say ‘How do I draw strength from God?’ The answer is: shift focus! Do not look at your weaknesses and at how overwhelming the struggle seems to be. Start looking at how big and well able God is to see you through.
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
Don’t give up! He has harvest in store for you! The deeper the foundation is, the higher the building. Many give up right before their breakthrough; don’t let that be you! You could be one step of obedience away from your due season!