Month: May 2022

May 6th – 1 John 4:12

1 John 4:12

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to talk to God face to face? For those who put their faith in Jesus Christ, one day that will be a reality. But while on earth, because of our human frailty, no one has ever seen God in His full divine glory. Even Moses was only allowed to see the back of God (Exodus 33:18–23). But we don’t need to see Him in His physical form to experience God’s love and grace. Because His Spirit lives inside every believer. And as He abides in us, the Spirit works to perfect our hearts to maturity. A maturity that allows us to both feel God’s love and demonstrate that love to others. We are God’s ambassadors on earth. And although no one can see God physically, they will see Him as they see our love. So go out of your way to show God’s love to someone today!

May 5th – Psalm 61:3

Psalm 61:3

The world is rapidly becoming more dangerous by the day. And although we have no control over what happens around us, we can control how we react. We can cower and hide, living a life of worry and fear. Or we can trust in God who promises to be a “tower of strength against the enemy.” We all experience times when it feels almost impossible to keep going. Or felt like we aren’t making a difference and the Enemy is winning, But we need to remember Gal. 6:9 which tells us to “…not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” So keep praising the Lord and spreading the Good News in boldness and love. And in times of weakness, run into the arms of God. And take refuge in the shelter of the wings of the Most High!

May 4th – Ephesians 3:20

Ephesians 3:20

Have you ever prayed to God and been absolutely blown away with the abundance of His answer? The apostle Paul tells us instead of being surprised, we should anticipate our Father to go above and beyond what we ask of Him. For we serve a God who loves to bless exceedingly those who abide in Him in faithful obedience. The Lord wants us to come to Him in prayer with all of our needs. Because He cares about every detail of our lives, both great and small. And when we do, we need to be bold, expectant, and prepared for an answer that will be far greater anything we could imagine! Today go to God in prayer with boldness. And prepare to receive superabundant blessings!

April 3rd – Exodus 33:14

Exodus 33:14

It’s a busy world out there. With work, families, and life in general, no wonder we get anxious, stressed, and tired. And that’s the condition our Enemy likes us best. Because usually it’s when we are at our most vulnerable. Which is why it’s so important for us to take time to rest. Physical rest, but also soul rest. We rest our souls by spending time with God. That includes reading His Word, prayer, and seeking His presence. God Knows the rest we need. And when we come to Him, we will find relaxation, peace, and restoration; everything we need to conquer the Enemy. And everything we need to not just survive, but thrive in a chaotic world! So no matter how busy your day, I urge to take a moment to truly rest in God’s presence.

May 2nd – Psalm 95:2

Psalm 95:2

One of my favorite gifts from God is music. Music carries such power, science has proven that our bodies respond physiologically to the music we hear. Whether it be happiness, sadness, anger, or peace, we all have a favorite song that whenever we hear it, brings us right back to the memory it invokes. That’s why for me, there’s no faster way to feel close to God than singing my favorite hymn. My heart fills with joy, as my lips sing His praise. And my spirit is lifted by His mercy and love. Because there is nothing better for what ails us than singing and making melody to the Lord with our hearts.(Eph. 5:19) What’s your favorite song or hymn? When was the last time you sang it? Today take some time to make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

May 1st – 1 Chronicles 16:11-12

1 Chronicles 16:11-12

I’m in the process of recovering from surgery, and its been harder then I thought it would be. I’m also not ashamed to say being laid up has provided an easy path of self pity to travel. But I’m determined not to let those feelings take up permanent residence. Instead in my weakness I will seek God’s strength. In my doubt I will marvel at the mighty wonders He was already performed in my life. And in my hardships I will take comfort knowing God is always with me, providing blessings along the way. We all face times of suffering, and experience challenges. But how wonderful it is to know there is nothing we have to go through alone. So seek God’s face, and lean on His strength. And let His love, peace, and guidance see you safely through every storm.

Today I encourage you to pause, just for a moment, and think of a time when you felt God’s presence. Did he carry you through a rough time? How did that experience effect your relationship with Him?