You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
As we celebrate Labor Day, we are reminded of the work that God blessed us with. We celebrate with grateful hearts and be thankful for all those who work and make our lives better each day.
Genesis 2:15 says "The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and care for it." Work is God ordained. It’s a order from God for all humanity. By working you are obedient to God and follow His order.
As you enjoy this day of rest and relaxation, be filled with God’s peace. Gather and pray prayers of thankfulness. And be grateful for being chosen by God and for being blessed with all the talents to work.
All those who labor are blessed by God and it is well with you.
Happy Labor Day!
1 John 1:3
We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
In this book, John's teaching was about shared fellowship. The idea of fellowship, from the Greek koinōnia, was an important concept in the New Testament (Acts 2:42).
In 1 John 1:3, John gives the importance of fellowship with each other. And, he reminds us that we also have fellowship with both Christ and God the Father.
This reflects the Great Commandment, found in Matthew 22:37–40, to love God and love your neighbor as yourself. As we fellowship and share with one another, we strengthen our walk with the Lord.
A right relationship with God is seen as essential to right relationships with people.
1 Peter 2:16
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
As you celebrate Independence Day today, remember and honor the leaders who sacrificed for our freedom.
As Christians be reminded of the freedom we have In Christ. We have freedom to proclaim gospel and worship in open air. It’s a privilege and opportunity.
Be thankful for this freedom and take every opportunity to show how grateful you are. Thank the Lord for freedom we have from the bondage of sin.
Live fully for we have freedom in Christ.
Happy Independence Day!
So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
In Luke 15, Jesus teaches us the parable of lost son. We see here how a father shows compassion towards his son who is broken and lost. There is a special bond between father and his children that will always remain no matter how imperfect both are. This is how Jesus sees a father would be. The love of our Father in heaven is unconditional and everlasting.
So today, take time to appreciate and honor your fathers that are in your life. They worked hard all their lives to provide the best for you and sacrificed their own time to spend with you and give you joy.
We love our amazing fathers.
Happy Father’s Day!
“She opens her mouth in wisdom; kindly instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband, too, praises her:
‘Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all.’”
Mothers play an important role in the lives of their families. Their selfless love and support needs to be celebrated and appreciated.
As the guardians of future generations, they are instrumental in instilling the principles of the faith in their children, taking care of their households, and helping others in need.
We love and appreciate our mothers always. Honor your Moms today.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers!
1 Peter 3:18 NLT
Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.
By dying on the cross, being buried, and rising again-all according to the Scripture (1 Cor. 15:3-4)—Christ paid for our redemption. His sacrifice qualified in ways that gold and silver could not.
Jesus suffered for you and me. All of our sins are forgiven. Sin no longer is a barrier between God and us because Jesus paid the price for each one of us.
Jesus Christ paid the highest price because He loved us very much (John 3:16), and so that we could be with Him for eternity.
Have a blessed Easter!
Micah 4:1-2 declares that “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains… and peoples will stream to it. “Many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths’.”
As the days draw near, we see God’s people moving closer to God and into His presence; Worshiping Jesus in spirit and truth, reflecting on His word and walking in His paths.
Let go of the stresses and strains of this world and let’s go to the mountain of the Lord where He is longing for you to be in His presence.
Don’t let anyone or anything come in between as we walk towards Him to seek Him and find His everlasting presence.
Let’s come together in unity and pursue His holy presence.
Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
As the New Year is here, we look up to God for His plans to be established in our lives. It may not look the same as you've planned but His ways and His plans are greater and, which glorifies Him above all.
The Lord is doing a new thing. Place your faith in Jesus and focus on loving others. Don't stress and overthink but find peace that comes from the Lord.
God promises us streams in the wasteland. Do not look into what the world has to say, but look into His promises and trust Him for your future.
Keep seeking God, read His word constantly and pray without ceasing.
Happy New Year prayers and blessings!
I asked for a Christmas poem.
He gave me a candle.
I asked for presents.
He multiplied the flames.
I asked for peace and quiet.
He laid out a trail,
Tiny embers dancing In my night, All excited for their job.
It had me Back in Jesus’ arms.
Stars can’t survive On the Earth’s plains,
So these flames Take their place
Just like Jesus Came down to meet us All
so we could find God Once more.
A Poem By Terra Walker.
But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
We can draw near to God through Jesus. Because of Christ’s sacrifice, His death and resurrection, we are now positioned to boldly draw near and enter into God’s presence.
Drawing near to God and into His presence brings peace and comfort in our lives. Nothing and no one can take it away from us.
God loves it when we draw near to Him and give Him our time and attention. We are made to worship and glorify Him alone.
Peace and joy in the Lord are not just fleeting emotions, they are deeply rooted confidence in the goodness and love of God, and His purpose and plan for our lives.
Let's draw near to God everyday.