The Lord’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.
Everyday when we pray to God, welcome His inner scrutiny into our inner being and willingly submit to His searching our hearts, our hidden thoughts and our secret motives - so that we may be fit vessels to shine forth His light to others.
The lamp is not that Light of God but the vessel through which the Light of Christ may shine - illuminating our hearts and shining forth the Light of Christ and the Love of God to this world.
The human spirit is God's lamp in a dark world of sin and suffering. We are not created with the capacity to shine ourselves - only the Light of Christ within our human spirit, can illumine the spirit of man, and shed light in a dark world.
Let's shine forth the Life and Light of Christ that indwells in us.
Psalms 112:7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
The unknown things of the future overwhelm us and cause anxiety. We set our heart firm in God trusting Him constantly and consistently.
God cares about you and what’s going on in your life right now. He is with you in the midst of what you’re facing, and He can help in your uncertainty and suffering.
The confidence of people who follow God is based on the character of God, not the circumstances He allows them to experience. When you fear the unknowns in your life, you can look to the One who is all-powerful and knows all things.
God can give you strength and steadiness to face whatever is ahead when your faith is in Him. Amen!
Psalms 27:13 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
In the times of uncertainty, who do we put our confidence in? When things go wrong, who do we trust? What do we seek when we need answers?
As Christians, we put our confidence in God. And we seek Him and, find comfort and peace in our situations. Being positive and remaining confident in His promises.
Stop seeking the world for answers, instead lay at Jesus’ feet and find strength to overcome.
John 16:33 says “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Pray first and always remain confident in Him. And put your Hope in Him that we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, for all our lives. Amen!
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Lot of our lives can be positive by changing the way we think. This is where God can transform you into a new person.
Don’t hold onto your past or repeat play past hurts. It will only bring negativity and agitation to your soul. Which in turn hurt others around you by your words.
Instead meditate on God’s word and seek His presence by constant communication with God in prayer. Then God can speak to you clearly and, His will and direction is easy to follow.
God’s will for you is good, pleasing and perfect. Always follow God’s will. That is where we have perfect peace and contentment.
God, help us to follow your ways and your will. Amen!
2 Corinthians 3:17 For “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”.
Christ gave you new life, so don’t look back and bring back the sin that tortured you all these years. Get rid of the evil spirit of the past, and walk in the Spirit of the Lord and in the new found freedom.
There is no condemnation in Christ. Romans 8:1 says, Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Don’t listen to lies of the enemy and feel guilty of your past, instead move on and live in Grace of God. And start living a life that is pleasing to God. The Holy Spirit empowers you with the freedom to walk in your new life in Christ.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36. Live in His freedom because He already set you free.
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2 Corinthians 6:18
"And, 'I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.'"
God called each one of His own children. We have such a privilege to be called His children.
We lack nothing when we have our Father God next to us. He is perfect in every way. No one can replace our Father in heaven. He is our ultimate Father.
He guides His children with patience and love, teaching them right from wrong, showing them grace and sharing His wisdom every step of the way. Embrace God, our everlasting Father and walk in His ways.
Your Heavenly Father loves you very much, and is present with you today, and always.
Happy Father's day, everyone!
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
A common struggle in difficult times is the feeling of helplessness and worry about an unknown future.
The leading of the Holy Spirit can ease struggles by guiding you to acts of obedience. He does not always give you the big picture, but He will show you the next step.
Walking closely with the Holy Spirit will not only give you direction but will remind you that you are not alone. God is not distant. He is with you in difficulty. He is making a way for you.
The Holy Spirit comforts and reminds you of the truth. The Holy Spirit will also lead you in obedience. He will bring direction in your life. Amen!
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, describes and identifies characteristics of a Christian who is seeking life as a disciple.
In Matthew 5:9, Jesus is stating that ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God’. It means that those who put their faith in Him and actively pursue peacemaking will receive the eternal reward of being called children of God, as they reflect the Father's character of peace and unity.
The peacemakers are called children of God simply because they have been given new hearts through Jesus and are reflecting the peace of God as they are made more and more like Him. Their eternal reward for following Jesus and emulating the peace of Christ is to be welcomed into the family of God.
Let's pursue peacemaking and receive the eternal reward of being called children of God.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
God is trustworthy even when you don’t see your prayers answered or problems solved right away. Life is unpredictable and difficult at times, and that difficulty may persist for longer than you had hoped.
Wait, trust, and remember that God loves you. You can trust Him to sustain you, provide for you and be with you even in the midst of your hardship. Jesus guaranteed His followers that they would face hard times (John 16:33), but He promised that He would always be with them (Matthew 28:20).
God is completely trustworthy, but He does not ask you to trust Him blindly. He wants you to learn to trust Him as you get to know Him. You can get to know God through personal time with Him and through His Word. Spend time exploring aspects of His trustworthiness in verses of Scripture.
In times of doubt, remember His promises. Remember who He has always been. Even in doubt and uncertainty, if you keep going to Him, He will continually show Himself to be trustworthy.
God works for the good of those who love Him. Trust His plans and His ways.
1 Samuel 2:1-2, “Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.’”
Hannah in the old testament, prayed for a son. She was praying so hard that her lips were moving but no sound came out so that the priest, Eli, thought she was drunk. God answered her prayers, opening her barren womb, giving her a son. The sincere prayers of a mother moved God’s heart.
One of the best gifts we can give our children is the gift of prayer. Keep asking. Keep seeking. Keep knocking. You have a Heavenly Father who’s eager to answer. Not only prayers for physical protection, but more importantly, spiritual protection for their minds and hearts.
The future may be uncertain, but God is unchanging and fully capable of taking care of your children.
We are ever grateful for our praying Mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!