LEARN TO TAKE YOUR TIME

Scripture

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope”.- Jeremiah 29:11(NLT)

Message
God rarely moves according to our timetable, but what we consider slowness is not that way to God. He is much more interested in excellence than speed. He is turning us into individuals that can represent Him in an excellent manner.

He wants vessels that are always available to Him and ready to do as He asks at all times. This being the case, we absolutely cannot be in a hurry. Remember, a masterpiece is never created in a hurry.
Fortunately the dark times do end and you will step out of the shadows with new strength and walk in God’s sunshine again.

You can live excited because your breakthrough is coming! Hope is a positive attitude that something good is about to happen at any moment.

Tip:

Begin to keep a journal of the things you have asked God to do in your life. This will help you to be reminded of the answered prayers that you see in your life.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT DEVOTIONAL(Joyce Meyers).

PLAN WITH  GOD

“So that your faith might not rest on  men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” – 1 Corinthians 2:5

Have you ever experienced the disappointment of seeing carefully planned dreams fall apart? Many people who experience such a setback are unwilling to take any other risks.

Don’t let that happen to you- don’t let your potential lie wasted and unused. When you trust God in everything you do and submit to His will and obey Him, you might feel that things move too slowly for you, but be patient. Steadfastly put your trust in God and you will find peace of mind knowing  that God is in control and that the fulfillment of your plans will be to your lasting benefit.

Lord, I know that when I bring my plans for my life to You, You will show me what Your plans are, and You will help me to succeed in all things.  Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from GRACE FOR EVERY MOMENT.

WHO IS THE KING OF GLORY?

Scripture

“Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah” Psalm 24:10 (NKJV)

 

Message

Jesus Christ was given all authority in heaven and on earth. There is no one like Him; He is without equal. He is mighty, powerful, and alive…He is GOD!

You could dedicate your whole life to knowing the Lord in every dimension of His being, and it wouldn’t be long enough. He is glorious, marvelous! Perfectly unrivaled.

He is strong and gentle at the same time. He is the Lion and the Lamb.

He is your Advocate and Judge.

He is the First and the Last. He has no beginning, end, or limits.

He is your Friend, your Defender, your Savior, your Lord, the One who upholds your very existence.

The King of glory is unfathomable, and yet He invites you to seek Him with all your heart and come to know Him even more deeply. What a beautiful gift! I invite you to worship Him for who He is today with this powerful worship song by Paul Wilbur, “Nobody Like You.”

Prayer
Let’s pray together…“Lord, I acknowledge You as the King of glory! I desire to know You more deeply. Help me to spend more time with You, study Your Word, and listen to Your voice so that every day, I can become more like You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from www.Jesus.net.

LIGHT IN TIMES OF DARKNESS

“Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.” – Psalm 112:4

Every believer must accept that there will be times when dark clouds of affliction will cover your path. At first God is such a glorious reality to you and joy floods your life, but the clouds of despondency will soon appear.

When that happens, it is essential to re-establish the truth that God is unchanging; His love for you is exactly what it has always been. You may find the darkness hard to accept and God may seem far off, but hold on steadfastly to the assurance that God loves you and that He cares for you.

Fortunately the dark times do end and you will step out of the shadows with new strength and walk in God’s sunshine again.

I will trust in the darkness, because I know that You are good. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Day Spring Devotionals

LIGHT IN TIMES OF DARKNESS

Scripture:

“Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.” – Psalm 112:4

Message:

Every believer must accept that there will be times when dark clouds of affliction will cover your path. At first God is such a glorious reality to you and joy floods your life, but the clouds of despondency will soon appear.

 

When that happens, it is essential to re-establish the truth that God is unchanging; His love for you is exactly what it has always been. You may find the darkness hard to accept and God may seem far off, but hold on steadfastly to the assurance that God loves you and that He cares for you.

 

Fortunately the dark times do end and you will step out of the shadows with new strength and walk in God’s sunshine again.

 

Prayer:

I will trust in the darkness, because I know that you are good. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from Day Spring Devotionals.

GRACE AND PEACE IN GOD

Scripture:

“I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.” – Psalm 3:5

Message:

How do you prepare yourself to handle any situation that might arise so that you can ensure a peaceful and safe life? History reveals that people who walked intimately with God found hidden resources of strength to overcome their adversities.

 

Those who have an unflinching faith in the living Christ and put their trust in Him will not waver or break under attacks, they will not give in to the icy touch of fear.

 

The same Christ who hushed the wind and stilled the storm at sea, is calling out to you today, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid” (Deut. 31:6). Put your trust in God and see for yourself how His love and grace cause the storms in your life to subside

 

Prayer:

O Lord, help me to trust you and have unflinching faith in the midst of the storms of life. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from Day Spring Devotionals.

THE RICHNESS OF LIFE.

Scripture:

“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” – 2 Corinthians 3:5

Message:

If you are searching for the deeper meaning of life, you are on an exciting journey. Fix your eyes beyond the temporal, and discover that you are an eternal being created in God’s image.

 

God gives purpose to your days and motivation to live life to the full. As you yield to the control of the Holy Spirit, you will become more and more aware of how magnificent life truly is.

 

If we would only surrender to God without restraint we would see His glory and omnipotence and we would experience the richness of life in all its facets.

 

Prayer:

Great and mighty God, I praise you for revealing Your greatness to me and enriching my life through it. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from Day Spring Devotionals.

TRUST IN GOD.

Scripture:

“Let us hold unswerving to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23

Message:

Sometimes everything in your life looks hopeless and bleak. Your dreams have been destroyed, your hope has died, and nothing seems to be working out right. In such a depressing state we become easy prey to the devil, whose aim is to drive a wedge between our heavenly Father and us.

 

When you feel dejected, remember that Jesus has promised to be by your side throughout your life. He invites you to cast all your problems on Him and trust Him in times of distress. Study the Gospels, see how compassionate and loving Jesus was towards people, draw hope and comfort from that.

 

Prayer:

Thank You, Lord Jesus, that even when I feel dejected, you are always by my side. Lift me from the well of misery and let me sing a song of praise once more. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from Day Spring Devotionals.

FAITH REQUIRES TRUST

Scripture:

“Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” – Luke 5:5

Message:

The disciples have labored hard throughout the night without catching any fish. They were experienced fishermen and knew there were no fish to catch. Yet, at Jesus’ words, they let down the nets once more. According to the Scriptures they caught so many fish that the nets began to tear. And so their faith was rewarded.

 

When you lay a matter before God you should trust Him so much that you are willing to accept His will and be obedient to the prompting of His Spirit no matter what. Forget about what others think or say; trust God unconditionally and He will reward your faith.

 

Prayer:

I place my trust in you completely, Lord Jesus, in the knowledge that you will never disappoint me. Help me not to disappoint you through my unbelief. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from Day Spring Devotionals.

IS GLUTTONY A SIN?

Scripture:

“Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” – Proverbs 23:20-21

 

Message:

Gluttony seems to be a sin that Christians like to ignore. We are often quick to label smoking and drinking as sins, but for some reason gluttony is accepted or at least tolerated. Many of the arguments used against smoking and drinking, such as health and addiction, apply equally to overeating. Many believers would not even consider having a glass of wine or smoking a cigarette but have no qualms about gorging themselves at the dinner table. This should not be!

 

Proverbs 28:7 declares, “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” Proverbs 23:2 proclaims, “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.”

 

Physical appetites are an analogy of our ability to control ourselves. If we are unable to control our eating habits, we are probably also unable to control other habits, such as those of the mind (lust, covetousness, anger) and unable to keep our mouths from gossip or strife. We are not to let our appetites control us, but we are to have control over our appetites.  The ability to say “no” to anything in excess—self-control—is one of the fruits of the Spirit common to all believers (Galatians 5:22).

 

God has blessed us by filling the earth with foods that are delicious, nutritious, and pleasurable. We should honor God’s creation by enjoying these foods and by eating them in appropriate quantities. God calls us to control our appetites, rather than allowing them to control us.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from Gotquestions.org.