LIFE IS AN OPEN DOOR

See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.” – Revelation 3:8

For some people, life is one uninteresting day after another in a meaningless existence.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! Jesus has given you the promise of an abundant life. An ordinary, dull life can be transformed by the power of the living Christ through His Holy Spirit. Through the wonder of God’s grace, sadness turns into joy, defeat into victory, fear disappears, hate changes to love, and despair to hope.

The moment you accept Christ into your life as Redeemer and a Saviour, you enter the door of redemption into a new world of vibrant, abundant life.

Lord Jesus, the open door of Your grace leads me into a life of hope and happiness. Thank You for putting purpose in my days. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace from Each Moment.

REACH YOUR GOALS

“Walk in His ways, and keep His decrees and commands, His laws and requirements, so that you may prosper in all you do.” – 1 Kings 2:3.

Few people can honestly say that success means nothing to them.

For those who have a passionate desire to succeed, failure can be a bitter pill to swallow. Many people lose confidence and even give up because they fear that they will never obtain success.

It is important to accept the fact that it is impossible to be successful through your own abilities. You need Jesus Christ’s guidance and support to help you make the right decisions.

If the living Christ is your partner in life, then you can rest assured that everything you do will bring a deep and lasting sense of fulfilment.

Holy Spirit, please help me to stay on course and to achieve success in all that You have called me to do. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace from Each Moment.

LIVE FULLY

“We pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” – Colossians 1:10.

People often seem to be bored or dissatisfied with life. Every moment of Jesus’ life on earth was filled with purpose and meaning, and in everything, He did the will of the Father and brought glory and honour to His name.

God expects you to follow in Jesus’ footsteps – right here and now. Enter into His holy presence often and allow Him to fill your life with new purpose, new goals and new joy.

Let your attitude be the same as Jesus’. Fulfil His will and obey Him in all things and your life will yield a rich harvest that will glorify God.

Perfect Example and Redeemer, through You I can rejoice in the blessed knowledge that I can experience true; life in all its richness and fullness. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace from Each Moment.

JESUS WANTS TO BEAR YOUR BURDEN WITH YOU

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” – Matthew 11:28-30 RSV.

I don’t know what burden you’re carrying. I don’t know what’s weighing you down. But I do know the answer to your trouble.

Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 RSV).

For many years I never understood that Scripture, because I didn’t know what a yoke was. When Jesus says, “Take my yoke upon you,” it sounded to me like he was going to give me something else to deal with. My burden is heavy enough already, Lord! I don’t need to take your problems on me!

Then I learned that a yoke is actually a board with two arches in it that you put over two cattle so they can pull a cart.

The value of a yoke is that it halves the load. Without a yoke, one cow’s got to pull that entire load by itself. But if you yoke up the cow with another cow, then the two animals pull the load together, and the load is half as heavy.

When Jesus says to take his yoke upon you, he’s not saying he’s going to give you his problems. Jesus doesn’t have any problems! He’s saying he’s going to share your problems. He’s going to share your load. He’s going to take your stress on himself and bear it with you.

Wow!

He uses three notable verbs in this Scripture: come, learn, and take. Jesus says, “Come to me. Team up with me. Then, learn how I do it. Take on a lighter load. This is going to reduce your stress. This is going to make it easier for you to navigate.”

When you’re yoked with Christ, you move together with him. You move in the same direction and at the same speed. And you move in the right direction and at the right speed.

Talk About It

Why is it sometimes difficult to accept help from someone who wants to share your burdens and make it easier on you?
Do you have people in your life who are willing to do that for you? How are you offering yourself to others to help reduce their stress?
Jesus already knows all about your stress. Are you ready to take on his yoke? If not, what is holding you back?

 

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Daily Hope with Rick Warren.

APPRECIATE LIFE

“I will sacrifice a thank offering to You and call on the name of the Lord.” – Psalm 116:17

Do you appreciate the love and support of your family? Can you still marvel at the rising of the sun? Can you still laugh about a funny situation, or do you find it hard to believe that humour is one of God’s gift to you?
Don’t let your enthusiasm for life wane! Enjoying and appreciating the beauty of life must be an integral part of your life.
If you put God at the centre of your life and thoughts, you will discover that, by appreciating your life, you continually move closer to Him, the Source of all real life.

Father, I appreciate all the beauty and joy that fills my life and that You have so freely bestowed on me. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.

BE TRANSFORMED

“For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” – Psalm 36:9

The quality of your life depends on your attitude and the way in which you approach ad plan your life.

In God’s Word you will find numerous examples of people who had seemingly useless, unimportant lives, and yet they were transformed into inspired disciples through Jesus.

Christ specifically came that you may have life in abundance. Turn to Him and walk your life’s path in the company of the living Christ; you will discover a new self-confidence and develop abilities that can only be received from the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit, I plead that You would help me to make decisions that lead to life and that bring you joy. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.

Experience Christ’s Fullness

“God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things.” – Colossians 1:19-20

Jesus was not just “a good person”, He was more than good. He was the personification pf perfection.

This breathtaking truth is so overwhelming that we might even hesitate to approach the Lord. But, if He is your Saviour, there is no barrier that can separate you from Him. Because of this, life becomes filled with fullness!

Read Ephesians 3:17-18 again,”So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”

How privileged we are, as God’s children, to partake in His festival of love.

Prayer: I praise and glorify You, O Loving Saviour, that, through faith, You abide in my heart. Make it a worthy abode. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.

MAKE TODAY WONDERFUL

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” – Psalm 118:24

Regardless of how bad things appear, God is greater than any situation.

Every day is a unique gift to you from God. What you make of it is your responsibility. the way in which you welcome each new day will depend on your frame of mind and attitude towards life.

Fortunately, your frame of mind is not something that you have to leave in the hands of fate or coincidence. God has given you the ability to choose your frame of mind, as well as the pace of your life. Meet every day with joy and expectation, and then you can live a happy, victorious life!

Father, I experience the reality of Your presence every moment of the day. Teach me to number my days in such a way that I will become wise. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.

THE FUTURE IS YOURS

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10

Perhaps your past tells a story of frustration or you feel that your life is uninspired and dull, and that nothing you do is worthwhile.

But the future belongs to you; it is yours. Every day is a gift from the loving hand of God, and you can only live life to the full when you surrender to His purpose for your life.

Achieving your purpose in life depends on your relationship with Christ. If your life has a spiritual foundation, it must also have a spiritual goal. It is by acknowledging this truth and applying it in your own life that you are y=guaranteed complete deliverance, joy and fulfillment. Then you can utilize God’s precious gift of living life to the full.

Thank You that I can have everlasting life through Christ’s crucifixion. Not even death can make me fear. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.

Life in Its Fullness

“That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:19

There are people who have lost interest in life and are filled with despair because of circumstances or negative dispositions.

Although setbacks, which shake the core of our very foundations, and disappointments are a part of life, we must never lose sight of Jesus. He came so that we may have abundant life. He promises to carry our burdens. All we need to do is turn to Him in faith.

Enter into an intimate relationship with the living Christ through prayer and meditation. Share your problems with Him, and you will experience profound joy and peace.

Prayer: Lord, You sprinkle Your blessings over me like soft rain. You gladden my heart. Grant me the fullness of Your Spirit. Amen.

STAY BLESSED
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.