Month: January 2021

January 3rd – Job 8:7

Job 8:7

When we are in the midst of a trial, it can be hard to see anything but the pain. And that’s just what the Enemy wants. He wants us focused on our sorrows instead of our faith. For it is our faith which tells us that everything is in God’s control, He will never give us more than we can handle, and amazing things are promised for those who endure. Look at Job. Even though he lost everything, he continued to thank and praise God through it all. And in the end, God rewarded Job’s faithfulness by blessing him with far greater than he lost.

 

January 2nd – 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17

No matter who we are or what we’ve done in the past, God is the God of fresh beginnings. For once we receive Jesus as our Savior, we experience a “new birth”.  And through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the old us becomes the new us, reconciled back to God, declared righteous, and eternally forgiven. The past is old and forgotten. And as new creatures of the Lord with new spirits and natures, we become heirs in His kingdom. No longer is our destiny death and destruction, but instead a heavenly one spent at the side of Jesus and in the presence of God forever!

 

January 1st – Isaiah 43:18-19

Isaiah 43:18-19

It’s January. Time again for new beginnings, and to leave the hurts and sorrows of the past year behind. Time to take a deep breath, and look forward to what God has in store for the future. For He is always at work taking all we experience and making something wonderful spring forth. The Lord has great plans for each of us, so we can head forth into the new year confident, hopeful, and thankful. So with a joyful heart we say goodbye to the old, and with anticipation, look to the new and amazing things God is doing!

December 31st – Revelation 12:5

Revelation 12:5

Being God’s chosen people puts a bullseye on the backs of Israel. She is sorely hated by Satan, for through her was born Jesus, the promised Messiah. Even now Israel faces constant attacks from the Enemy. But one day God promises to throw Israel’s adversaries at her feet and His people will know peace forever. For soon the born Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, will return as the great conquering Lion of Judah. He will set up His earthly kingdom, and the King will perfectly rule with a rod of iron.