LOVE FILLS THE HEART WITH HOPE.

Scripture:

“Brothers, we do not want you to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope”.-1 Thessalonians 4:13

Message:

Hope and despair are found in the hearts of people and not in circumstances. Love is so important because it causes hope to triumph. When things are at their darkest, hope rises through love to light the darkness of night. There is no room for despair; God has enough love to avert it. He has woven hope into nature of man so that we can trust in the future.

 

When all is hopeless, it is hope that keeps us going. Hope strengthens the soul so that we can hold on to eternity and on to love of God. His love is infinite; He gives us hope out of love.

Prayer:

“Lord, may I never believe that anyone is hopelessly lost, because, in love, You sent Your Son to save the lost”. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from GRACE FOR EACH MOMENT.

GOD’S SUFFICIENT GRACE.

Scripture:

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”.-2 Corinthians 12:9

Message:

All of us, at one point or another, when faced with certain situation feel hopeless and defeated.

Yet whatever the predicament you are in, however dark the outlook, never underestimate the extent of God’s love for you and the expanse of His grace. Look at examples in the Bible or in history where God transformed despair into hope and defeat into victory through His grace.

 

He is waiting for you to turn to Him and trust Him. Your faith will be rewarded and, in His own wonderful way, He will deliver you.

Prayer:

“God, through the years you have proved yourself to be faithful. Therefore I will hold on to your hand in the future because your grace is sufficient for me at all times and under all circumstances”. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from GRACE FOR EACH MOMENT.

GOD IS WITH YOU.

Scripture:

“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing”. -Zephaniah 3:17

Message:

When things go wrong in your life it is easy to lose hope. Especially when the battle you are fighting seems so unfair. Even people who seem invincible in the beginning, might later be overwhelmed by a spirit of helplessness and hopelessness.

 

Whatever circumstances you find yourself in; however dismal the future may seem; despite all the problems you are facing, remember that God is with you and He is in control of your circumstances. Trust in Him and He will grant you victory, even when everything seems hopeless.

Prayer:

“Redeemer and Friend, thank You that I can be sure that God loves me and is always with me”. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from GRACE FOR EACH MOMENT.

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE.

Scripture:

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” ”. John 8:12

Message:

Darkness can cause fear, depression, loneliness and sorrow. The darkness of the soul has a similar effect on people. When light comes, it brings relief and feeling of safety.

The light of hope and peace flickers and dims when we face afflictions and trials. The only way to overcome the darkness is to turn to Christ. Instead of fearing the darkness, light a small candle of faith to brighten it.

Walk in His light and soon you will find that the darkness has passed. With His light in your heart, each day becomes radiant for you.

 

Prayer”

“Loving Guide, while you hold my hand I am safe and secure. Strengthen my faith daily”. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from GRACE FOR EACH MOMENT.

CHOOSE HOLINESS OVER HAPPINESS.

 Scripture:

“Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drags us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death”. James 1:14-15 (NLT)

Message:

Today we live in an age of irresponsibility, where no one wants to admit that their problems are their own fault. We’ve all become victims. No problem we have is ever considered our fault anymore; it’s always somebody else’s fault. We blame others. We blame the government, the media, our parents, the schools, our DNA, and the environment—everything but ourselves.

 

The truth is that we bring most of our problems on ourselves. We just need to accept responsibility and quit putting blame on others. Every time we blame somebody else, we’re not admitting what the real problem is.

 

If you’re facing temptation right now, you’re never going to find freedom until you stop fixing the blame and start fixing the problem. Stop blaming other people! Even when other people have hurt you, it’s your reaction that’s causing the problem.

 

It’s amazing to me that some people even try to blame God for the messes in their lives. But God’s will never contradicts God’s Word. If God says, “Don’t do that” in the Bible, he will never tell you “yes” through a feeling. I don’t care how good the feeling is—when you listen to your feelings instead of God’s Word, you’re walking straight into a trap. One of the most common excuses I’ve heard to justify a multitude of sins is, “God wants me to be happy, and this will make me happy.”

 

God wants you to be happy. But God wants you to be holy more than he wants you to be happy. He wants you to obey him. You will never be totally happy when you ignore God’s will. In fact, you’re heading for destruction when you do that. The rules and principles in the Bible are not there just to make life miserable. They’re there for our own good.

 

The happiest people in the world are those who hang on to what God says and follow it, regardless of what their feelings say.

Talk About It

What problems may result when we try to blame someone else?

Why is it significant that God wants us to be holy more than he wants us to be happy?

When have your feelings clouded your judgment about an important decision? What consequences did you face from your choice?

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from PASTOR RICK’S DAILY HOPE.

ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES.

Scripture:

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles”. Isaiah 40:31

Message:

It is easy to get burdened by all the pettiness in life. Some issues are of little importance whilst others are mere molehills that we turn into big mountains.

Do not allow circumstances to claim so much of your attention that you lose sight of spiritual realities. These are the very things that add depth, purpose, meaning and direction to your existence.

By developing a consciousness of the presence of the living God, and by always trusting in Him, you will be able to see things from his perspective instead of from the worlds.

 

Prayer:

“Holy Spirit, fill me with the love of the Father and of the Son and of the Spirit so that I can love others with your love and so demonstrate my faith in you”. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from GRACE FOR EACH MOMENT.

YOUR DIVINE COMPANION.

Scripture:

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles”. Psalm 34:17

Message:

Many people struggle with loneliness for a variety of reasons. When you find yourself feeling depressed and lonely, Satan will try to sow seeds of doubt, discouragement and despair in your heart, making you want to give up hope.

But don’t give up! The hand of God rests on you always. Rather lay your fears and worries at the feet of the living Christ. Open up your heart and life to the Holy Spirit and He will fan the flame of hope once more, allowing it to burn brightly and light your path.

Prayer:

“Powerful redeemer, grant me the strength to keep my hands firmly in yours even under the most difficult circumstances. Lead me from the darkness into your wonderful light”. Amen.

 

STAY BLESSED

SOURCE: Culled from GRACE FOR EACH MOMENT

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.