Are you Light?
If you profess being a Christian, be aware of what you say and do.
A person who openly professes Christ but does not have integrity becomes a poor witness for Christ.
Those who may be straddling the fence may jump completely into the world based off your actions.
I hear someone responding, "I am not perfect and I can do what I want to do."
My reply, "No, none of us are perfect, but when you say yes to Jesus, you are no longer your own." We are disciples for Christ. We are to be a light in a world of darkness.
Be ye holy for I am holy. (1 Peter 1:16)
It is easy when you let the Holy Spirit guide you in all manners of life.
Choose this day whom you will serve? The World or Christ?
Scripture: Let your light so shine before men, that they see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5: 16
Prayer: Lord, thank you for another opportunity to be a light in this dark world. Give us the faith to trust your presence in our lives. Please help us to be disciples and not stumbling blocks to others. Thank you for using us in our imperfect states that you get the glory. We give you praise today for you are the God of mercy and grace. In Jesus Name, Amen.
reclaiming the time
The world has been placed in suspension. Places of business closed. Schools closed. Churches closed. Shelter in place has been recommended. Lives have changed.
People are sitting in homes feeling isolated, lonely, forgotten.
GOD HAS RECLAIMED HIS TIME BACK!
No longer are the days of busyness. You have purposely been put in a place of stillness. You are purposely placed where you can hear from God. He has reclaimed his time, but have you given it back to Him?
Are you purposefully speaking to your Father?
Are you listening for his voice?
Give the time back to GOD.
Humble yourself, Seek His face.
Pray! Pray! Pray!
Scripture: Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
Prayer: Father God you have reclaimed your time back. We give it all to you. We pray our worship is strengthen. We pray our prayers are strengthen. We pray the idols of our lives have been removed, destroyed, and will never return. We pray our lives have been renewed, refreshed, and restored that we are in right relationship with you! We give you honor and glory, in Jesus name, Amen.
All things vs. All times
"And we know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose". Romans 8:28
The scripture is a reminder of how you can trust God because ALL THINGS work for your good, even if ALL TIMES it does not feel like things are going your way.
The scripture does not say ALL TIMES your life will be a bed of roses.
ALL TIMES will not be stress free living, life changing prosperity, and/or earth moving excitement.
However, you can be confident in the God you serve; the God who called you for his purpose, the God that you love!
Right now, you may be struggling with an issue, please meditate on Romans 8:28.
Be confident in the God you serve. Be confident in HIs love for you. Be confident of your love for Him. Be confident of your call. Be confident of your purpose.
God will not allow the present TIME to destroy you!
Scripture: I will bless the Lord at ALL TIMES: his praise shall continually be in my mouth".
Prayer: Thank you Father God for being a God of love, mercy, and grace. I pray for increased wisdom and faith. I pray for an abundance of confidence, in your power, in the midst of doubt and fear. Give me the mind to not focus on the present TIME but focus on what you have for me in the present THING. In Jesus name, AMEN.
Wait. Stand. Trust.
Trusting God can be difficult at times.
But if God said it, you can believe Him.
Trying to orchestrate a favorable outcome illustrates a lack of trust, integrity, and faith.
God told Abram and Sarah they would have a child, but instead of waiting Sarah decided to make it happen her way, causing herself later stress. (Genesis 16)
But what can we learn from this?
God knows what is best. If you did not get the house, job, promotion, spouse, child,or financial increase that you desired, maybe it is not your time.
Wait. Stand. Trust.
What are you saying to the world, to other believers, when you try to fix your outcome?
What are you saying to God?
"God I know you said...but I need to help because it has been too long, I need this house now, I need this money now, I need this child now, I need this_(fill in the blank)_now."
What have you taken out of God's hand and put in your incapable hands?
Be encouraged today to wait on the Lord!
He will work ALL things out for your good!
He is working right now! He is opening doors in the spiritual realm, right now!
He is shifting the atmosphere, right now!
Wait. Stand. Trust.
Prayer: Thank you Father God that we can depend on your promises. There is nothing impossible for you. Give us an increase of unshakable faith and trust in your timing. I know you want only the best for your children. Let our desires and wants line up with your Holy Will. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose