Monthly Archives: December 2011

God’s promises

Word:  This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea and do this for them  Eze: 36 : 37.

“LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. II Sam 7: 27

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God, Mat 4:4

Thought:

God’s promises cannot fail. He has appointed prayer to bring them to pass. What comes from Heaven in a promise should be sent back to heaven in a prayer

Author – unknown

afraid ???

Word:  

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”   Acts 18: 9-10

Thought:

“Challenges are what make life interesting;

Overcoming them with the Christ’s power is what makes life meaningful”

Author – unknown

Jesus Corrects

Word: 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Pro 3: 5-6

Thought:

When we have an important decision to make, we sometimes feel that we can’t trust anyone. But our Lord Jesus Christ knows what is best for us. We must trust Him completely in every choice we need to make. Always listen and be willing to be corrected by God’s word. Bring your decisions to God in prayer, use the word of God as your guide, then follow God’s leading. He will direct your paths by both guiding and protecting you.

 

The Journey in Christ

Word:        

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; Psa 37: 5-7a

Thought:

Prayer may be as simple as a baby’s cry; as eloquent as a tear; as secret as a heart-pang; as swift as the lightning; as high as heaven; and as divinely human as the Christ of God. Prayer is only real prayer when inspired by Him and His Spirit – Author Un known.

Power of God

Word:

One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, Psalms 62: 11

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1: 7

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.  1 Peter 1: 18 – 21.

Thought:

There is power, power, wonder-working power in the blood of the Lamb;

There is power, power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb. Lewis E. Jones, 1899

Srong and Courageous

“..Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

When we look at the world around us it’s so discouraging. Where ever and whatever we see are filled with chaos and confusion. Today you might be facing a discouraging situation which is holding you up from moving on. Leave the situation in the hands of the Lord and cling on to the promise the Lord gave to Joshua as your own promise.  We pray that you will be like the singing little bird sitting peacefully on top of the tree amidst the roaring storm. Look up to Jesus; He will give you the strength to overcome any raging storm you are facing. Through Christ we are over comers.

Refuge

Word:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalms 46: 1 – 3

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15: 1 – 4.

Thought:

Jesus is our eternal refuge and gives strength and confidence in all circumstances.

Jesus – The author of our life

Word:

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. John 10: 11 and 14

Thought:

Jesus gives life. The life he gives right now is abundantly rich and full. It is eternal, yet it begins immediately. Life in Christ is lived on a higher plane because of his overflowing forgiveness, love and guidance. Have you taken Christ’s offer of life ?

 

Peace and Hope

Word:

Peace and Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, wehave peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

Thought:

On the one hand, we are complete in Christ. On the other hand, we are growing in Christ. At one and the same time we feel both the presence of Christ and pressures of sin. We enjoy the peace that comes from being made right with God, but we still face daily problems that often help us to grow more in Christ.

 

Your strength will equal your days

Word:

They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.  Acts 12: 10

Your strength will equal your days. Deut 33:25

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matt 6: 33

Thought:

God’s call is for us – Whatever He has asked us to do, let us trust in Him and obey and He will do the rest.