Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
To all the faithful ones, keep doing good and don't give up. When we are in Christ, it's natural to be doing good and honoring others.
Doing good involves yielding to the Spirit and exhibiting the fruit He produces—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal 5:22-23).
It is important to rest while you serve. Jesus rested and so should we (Mark 6:31). Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38).
We will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up doing good.
Psalms 34: 15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;
God is always watching over you whether you are aware of it or not. He sees everything that is going on in your life and around this world. Nothing escapes the eyes of God.
When we cry to Him, He already knows what is going on because He deeply cares about each one of you.
God is waiting to hear you every day. You are part of His plans and He desires your time. Make Him a part of your everyday lives.
Rest in the fact that God deeply cares for you.
“ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
If you are in Christ, you are a child of God, loved and cherished by your Father in heaven. God's love is unconditional. There is nothing you can do to make Him love you more, and there is absolutely nothing that can separate you from His love.
God never forsakes you. He loves you despite your mistakes and failures. God does not change. He cannot abandon you. He does not turn away from you or give up on you when others do. He is there for you always. His arms are open wide for you.
We must love others just as Jesus loves us. Since we experienced merciful, graceful, forgiving, infinite love of Jesus, we can share the same love with others. Luke 10:27 says ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Receive God's infinite love and love others like Jesus did.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
To fight against the darkness we come to God with our hearts and minds prepared by fasting and praying, and we present our request of winning against the evil and overcoming the spiritual warfare. One of the most powerful weapons is fasting prayers.
By fasting, our carnal impulses are forced to relinquish control. It compels us to accept that what we fight against is not external. The true enemy is spiritual and the battlefield is our heart. When we fast, we position ourselves for God to move.
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)
In the days of Mordecai and Esther, all the Jews fasted and prayed together (Esther 4:16 ) in order to seek victory in battle against their enemies. God is pleased when we fast and His favor rests on our side.
We fast and pray for God to intervene and give us victory against the enemy. Our victory comes only from Him.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. 2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. 5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. 6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.
With the start of new year comes new season. Make the best of this new season to move towards God’s purposes in your life. Leave behind every hindrance that is going against your higher calling. It’s time to revive, renew and rejuvenate.
Get up and do your part, take initiative and walk in obedience and God will bring you to the fulfillment of His purpose in your life. Bask in His presence and walk in His will this new season.
Happy New Year!!!
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
On this Christmas, as we remember Christ’s birth, let’s ponder about what Jesus represents and what His purpose on this earth was.
The main purpose was to save each one of us and that none should perish (John 3:16). Also to bring us in close connection, and bridge us to our Father in heaven.
When we are in connection with Him, His Holy Spirit is active and helps us to live lives that reflect and represent who Jesus is.
So, from here on let’s focus on the things above which is more meaningful eternally than temporary things that shatter in a moment. Jesus said, I am the light of the world.
Make room to receive Him today and be in the light of His presence which is continual source of our everyday living.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
In this season of advent let’s spread the hope that we found in Jesus, love that we experienced by His gentle presence, peace that surpasses all our earthly understanding and Joy that is supernatural.
Draw closer to Him and spend time in His presence and make room in your life to listen to His still voice. The day is coming closer than you think that you get to see Him face to face. Let's exalt His holy name with deep appreciation, and glorify His name because of Who He is, was and is to come.
This Advent, may you celebrate with expectation of His supernatural miracles, savoring the God given season as we look forward with excitement to receiving the greatest gift God has ever given His children. Amen!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Keeping eternal perspective we can always rejoice because of God's salvation despite our temporary circumstances. We can rejoice always, even in persecution, because we believe in God’s promises.
Our hope is in the Lord, for He is our rock and our salvation (Psalm 62:6).
Praying continually. Every waking moment we live in the awareness that God is with us and that He is actively involved and engaged in our thoughts and actions. Unceasing prayer is continual dependence and communion with our Father in heaven.
Give thanks in all circumstances. We can give thanks in everything because we understand how God is using those things in our lives to grow us now and in the future. Thankfulness produces joy.
Lets do God's will by rejoicing always, praying continually and giving thanks in all circumstances.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
No action is good enough to provide our own salvation. No good deeds can undo the sins we have committed. Salvation is a gift. Further, it is a gift only God can provide.
No matter how much we desire to give salvation to another person, we cannot. Only God can offer the gift of eternal life.
Instead, we are called to proclaim the gospel, live it, share it, pray for the salvation of others, and help people grow in the grace of God.
Receive the Gift of Salvation that the Lord gives us freely by His Grace.
"But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
To worship God in spirit and in truth, is to declare that God is worthy of our reverence. We do it with a heart inclined toward God and in submission to Him.
We worship God when our attitudes, actions, and words declare that He is worthy of our praise. It is also expressed in our daily lives through prayer, scripture reading, acts of kindness, gratitude, pure thoughts and showing Christ's love.
Oftentimes we offer worship to God out of a sense of duty, or in expectation of blessing, or as a result of being taught a tradition.
The Father in heaven is seeking true worshipers. Let's all worship Him in spirit and truth.