2.But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.
3.They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Most of us are busy doing things and living our busy lives. But how many of us take time to read the word of God and meditate on it? The Bible says clearly, to delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.
When we meditate on His word and delight in His law, the benefits are amazing. We get to experience fruit that comes from His hand of blessing. Whatever we do, we will prosper. How awesome is that.
By meditating on Him, we will have no time to think of negative things that go around us. Instead of dwelling on offenses, we will be taking His presence with us everywhere we go.
In this world of chaos, be the one who carries His presence.
Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Our God is loving, kind and faithful. It is so vast that it extends to heavens and skies. Even when we fall short, God is still faithful to us, not little bit but infinitely faithful.
As Christians, we need to follow His character. As humans, we always fall short but through His strength we can be more loving, more kind and more faithful than we are, right now. Each small step we take is moving forward. Little by little we need to move forward and rise to be more like Him.
Our mistakes are forgotten and forgiven. Don’t condemn yourself as it hinders to move forward. Let go and let God lead you to be who you are created to be.
Let us strive to be faithful like Him.
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
God created you to be the light. Matthew 5:14 says you are the light. And it needs to shine so that everyone will know and praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16).
We serve Jesus, who is the light of the world and if you follow Him, you will have the light that leads to life (John 8:12). Stop chasing the world and seek after Jesus and be His light that shines the brightest.
Your identity is in Jesus who loves you unconditionally. You are defined by His grace and forgiveness. Do not hold back the light that is supposed to shine for Him and through Him.
Overcome darkness and be the light that shines for Him.
Nehemiah 8:10 “…for the Joy of the Lord is your strength”
The Joy and happiness that the world gives is temporary and when it’s gone, it rots the bones. Proverbs 17:22 says “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
When we go through life’s challenges, make sure to have the Joy of the Lord within you. When we have Joy of the Lord, we serve the Lord with gladness (Psalm 100:2). Bible mentions so many times to rejoice and be glad, for our reward is in heaven (Matthew 5:12).
We can have the Joy of the Lord by talking to Him every moment in prayer and meditation. Sing praises and, honor and seek Him with all your heart and the Joy of the Lord will be full in your heart and no-one can take it away.
Nehemiah 8:10 says Joy of the Lord is my strength. When we have the Joy of the Lord, we will have strength to go through difficult times. Cast your burdens on God and serve the Lord joyfully.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Sometimes you might feel overwhelmed by the busyness of life. Specially with family and kids, work and ministry. Everything goes on and you can’t stop it. If someone in sick in the family, everything stops and takes precedence. Learn to say no to things that are irrelevant to what God appointed you to be. It’s good to be social but may not be the best at the moment.
If you are trying to do everything meticulously then you will get tired and weary. Take time to rest in the Lord and be energized to continue to work for the things of the Lord. Spend time with God, pray and seek Him, and you will be filled with peace and joy and this is what eternity looks like.
Make sure to be effective for the kingdom. At the end of life, that is what remains eternal.
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In this world, it’s easy to be selfish and consider your own interests. Look around and see other’s hurt. When you are self-absorbed, it’s hard to see the hurts of others.
Jesus was moved with compassion and healed the sick (Matt. 14:14). As Christians, we need to follow Jesus, when we follow Jesus and move with compassion, we value others above ourselves.
Some of the worldly might take advantage of you but keep doing good and don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Judas Iscariot who was invited to last supper betrayed Jesus and, people mocked and spit on Him. But Jesus, with all humility stayed calm and asked the Father in heaven to forgive them.
Follow Jesus and value others in humility.
Matthew 19:26 “…With God all things are possible.”
We see miracles around us all the time. Sick and broken are healed, debts are forgiven, His promises come true… etc. But it seems like, it doesn’t happen to us. Lot of times, we give up right before the breakthrough. We have a God of miracles and He will come through to us soon enough. Trust Him.
We need to learn to have patience to wait for the miracle. While we wait, think of noble things. Philippians 4:8 says, And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
If we are expecting God to do impossible things, then we need to be ready to receive it. Usually God mends us while we wait for our miracle. When the expectation is higher, the hope is higher, followed by peace, joy and love. Experience God’s power in your miracle journey.
Allow God to work through as you pray for your breakthrough.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
We are one big family that follows Jesus. When we are in one body of Christ, we rejoice with those who rejoice. When one weeps, we all weep together, praying for each other in trails and afflictions that the world brings.
We are brothers and sisters in the Lord, there is no comparison. Don’t waste your energy trying to impress each other. Because at the end of life, we all will be uniting in heaven, the place we call Home.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
Let us all strive to be heavenly minded.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
God’s timing is everything. If you are waiting for His promises to come true, then it would happen only in His perfect timing. We can’t rush things or be disappointed but be patient because we trust Him.
While we wait, learn to enjoy life and serve Him wholeheartedly. There are negative voices around you that might discourage you, don’t listen to the lies of the enemy, but trust God and His timing.
He is working on it and anything you ask in His name; He will do it (John 14:14). Be patient and expect great things because He is our true God. He is for us and not against us. If God is for us, nothing can be against us (Romans 8:31).
Let us have steadfast faith in His promises to come true in His perfect timing.
God, the LORD, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth.
The very breath that we have is from God. Genesis 2:7 says then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Each time we breathe we know that we are from Him. We belong to him and we are of Him. He even made us in own His image (Genesis 1:27). The gifts and talents that we have, belong to Him.
Everything that we have is from Him and belong to Him. When we realize that our life is depended on the breath that we take, which belongs to Him, how much more we need to give to Him, that belongs to Him and not our own.
Let’s give to God what belongs to Him and acknowledge who He is.