GOD’S PEACE IS UNFAILING.

 

 

Scripture:

“Who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?

 

Message:

Often when people are experiencing problems, or if they need advice, they turn to a friend for help. But human effort always falls short.

If you find yourself in a difficult situation, don’t underestimate the power and love of God. Complete healing flows from an absolute and unconditional trust in, and surrender to, the living Christ. It doesn’t matter what your problem is, the only lasting solution is to be found in the unfathomable love which God, through Jesus, bestowed on humanity.

Never be too proud or too afraid to turn to Jesus. Lay all your problems at His feet. He gave His life for you and will grant you the healing balm of His peace.

 

Prayer:

I want to hold on to You, Lord, when the storm winds blow and I feel insecure. Grant me Your peace. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotionals.

HEAVENLY PEACE.

 

 

Scripture:

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you.” – John 14:27

 

Message:

The peace that Jesus offers His followers differs from human peace and allows us to look at life through God’s eyes. When we do this, the worldly things do not seem to be that important. What God thinks of you, and how you relate to God, forms the foundation for your peace.

We need His peace in our everyday lives as well as in our inner beings. The Lord does not want us to stress about what is happening around us. So in all the confusion and chaos of daily life, look away from the world and look up to God. He is waiting to grant us His peace and love.

 

Prayer:

Prince of Peace, thank You that I know for certain that You have not only redeemed me, but that You also grant me Your heavenly peace. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotionals.

PEACE IN THE STORM.

 

 

Scripture:

“You will keep in perfect peace Him whose mind is steadfast, because He trusts in You.” – Isaiah 26:3.

 

Message:

If you allow your thoughts to dwell on the things that are happening in the world today, you run the risk of being caught up in a whirlpool of hatred, bitterness and fear.

Yet, when your faith threatens to falter, God gives you the power to believe that all things will work out for the good of those who love Him. Peace is the direct result of trust. When your faith in God is sure, you receive an inner calm that brings balance to your life. Put God first in all things and you will know His peace and joy, even in the most trying circumstances.
Prayer:

Almighty God, thank You that with You at the center of my life I fear no storms, not even problems as threatening as hurricanes. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotionals.

HEAD FOR THE LIGHT.

 

 

Scripture:

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; where unto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.” – 2 Peter 1:19).
Message:Sometimes when we need insight into a problem, we try to get it by focusing our attention on that problem. We study it. We ponder it. We examine it from every angle. But the Apostle Peter gives us a different approach. He says we should take heed (or focus our attention) to the written Word of God until the answer to that problem dawns on us through the light of revelation.

We use the term “seeing the light” in natural things all of the time. We say, “Have you seen the light on that yet?” meaning, “Do you have insight into that situation?” Well, the entrance of God’s Word into our hearts brings spiritual light (Ps. 119:130). It brings the insight we need.

Have you ever been in a dark room and tried to find your way out? Or lost outside in the night? What is the first thing you look for in these situations? Light!
It could be coming from under the door or shimmering from a lamp in a house far off. But either way, you head straight for it. You don’t waste your time studying the darkness. You don’t focus your attention on that. You fix your eyes on the light because you know its brightness will drive out the confusion of the darkness and orient you to your surroundings.

If you need insight on some problem or situation you’re facing, pay attention to the Word. Head for the Light and the answer you need will dawn on you.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Elolam Networks International.

BROKEN FOR USE.

 

 

Scripture:

“Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” – Luke 6:9
 

Message:
Many Christians interpret the fourth of the ten commandments – keep the Sabbath day Holy – to mean that we should go to church.

Now while going to church is a good and necessary part of Christianity, it is not the totality of the fulfillment of God’s will. Neither is it a license to behave badly for the rest of the week.

But unfortunately many of us Christians treat people badly from Monday to Saturday…and sometimes on Sunday. We steal from taxpayers by consistently failing to work the full 40 hour week, we pollute God’s earth with poorly disposed of trash, and then we proceed to church on Sunday in the name of “keeping the Sabbath day holy”

What we fail to realize is that doing good, being honest, and treating people right every day including Sunday is the best way to truly practice our religion and fulfill the will of God.
Visiting a sick friend, mentoring a young person, actually doing the job for which we signed a contract, fulfilling our promises…that’s how we act like Jesus.

Let us remember that “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” James 1:27

Prayer:
Dear God, I know I cannot fool You by living a life that is unworthy of You and then pretending on Sunday to be a good person by worshipping You. Remind me always that service to others every day of the week is service to You. In your Son’s name, Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from True Religion Devotionals by Rev. Akua.

TAKE YOUR WORRIES TO GOD.

 

Scripture:

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34

 

Message:

Many people like to sit and brood over their problems. If we do this, we allow worry to flourish and then we lose hope.

Write down your worries clearly and simply. Then calmly pray about each one and and scale them down to their real size. Prayerfully confirm that God is in control of every situation and that worry will no longer affect your tranquility and peace of mind.

The secret is to take your burdens to God in prayer. If you take this step today you will discover that you are prohibiting worry and anxiety from clouding your future because you will discover that Christ is all-sufficient for your needs, today and tomorrow.
Prayer:
Savior, I praise and thank You that You protect me and lead me into a pleasant future. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotional.

I KNOW FOR CERTAIN.

 

Scripture:

“He will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

 

Message:

It is important to have someone you can rely on and turn to in times of trouble. Yet sometimes even the closest friends can disappoint you.

Our Lord and Master will never let us down, however. If you need comfort, the Lord will comfort you. If you need guidance, the Lord will guide you. If you need inspiration for a difficult task, the Lord will inspire you.

If the road ahead of you seems to be strewn with problems, concerns and troubles, then ask the Lord to help you and will discover that He is as faithful as His Word promises.

Prayer:

God my Father, thank You that i have the assurance that You will never leave me nor forsake me. Forgive me for the times when I’ve failed and disappointed You. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotional.

PEACE IN THE STORM

 

 

Scripture:

“While they were still talking about this, Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” – Luke 24:36

 

Message:

The stress, horror and inner conflict we may experience in life causes our peace to disappear, leaving us moody and discontent.

That is why we need to develop inner reserves from which to draw strength in difficult situations. When things go wrong and stress starts to overwhelm you, purposefully refuse to be swept into this current. Guard against bad temper and irritability.

Deliberately choose to remain tranquil by controlling your thoughts. Spend some time in God’s presence, reaffirm your dependence on Him, and soon your spirit will become calm and His peace will refresh your life.
 

Prayer:
Eternal God who gives me peace in Jesus Christ, lead me to quiet waters where there is peace in the midst of the bustle of life. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotional.

  PEACE AMIDST CHAOS

Scripture:

“In keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” – 2 Peter 3:13

 

Message:
In times of crises many people tend to collapse in defeat against what they perceive to be impossible problems. But to everyone who believes in Him, Jesus offers a life of abundance.

The Lord offers you His holy Spirit if you surrender yourself to Him. It is His Spirit who gives you the ability to handle life’s problems successfully. Whatever your circumstances may be, remember that Jesus is constantly at your side, guiding you and helping you. Place your trust in Him He is guiding you toward God’s eternal kingdom where there is only harmony and peace.

 

Prayer:

Beloved Guide, I know that this life’s struggle and problems will soon pass, and then I will enter into the eternal peace of Your Kingdom. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotional.

BELIEVE WITHOUT SEEING

 

Scripture:

“Therefore we are always confident. We live by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:6-7.

 

Message:

When you are faced with difficult situations and problems, do you trust God to make everything work together for good?

Jesus came to confirm that God loves you unconditionally. His care, help and compassion are unquestionable. If you are sure of this, then you will be assured that Christ will not allow anything to harm you. He wants what’s best for you. With this assurance you can trust God unconditionally in everything you can undertake.

 

Prayer:
Lord, take me to the place where You perfect peace surrounds me, and I trust You in all things. Amen.

 

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment Devotional.