Happy New Year, brothers and sisters. Out with the old, in with the new. Can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in each of our lives and look forward to hearing about it, from each of you.
Father, in the midst of all the troubles in this world, may we be your vessels, to Share the hope we have in Jesus. This world is only a temporary place, one one day you will restore it in perfect Harmony between nature and people, with you being the center of all things. For now, we pray for suffering, knowing that this is only temporary. May you show grace and mercy on those who need it most. Amen.
What are we to do in these troubled times, that we live in? Really, we are not the first people, to go through difficulty. What does God say about this through his apostle Peter? 1 Pet 5:5 says….GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE ………Therefore
Do You Believe?
The Apostles had not received the Holy Spirit yet. They had done many things for Jesus. Once they received the Spirit, they were able to do great things with Boldnes in the name of Jesus. How about you? Do you Believe? I believe and am not ashamed of the Gospel! May we declare with boldness, that in this sinful world, there are trials, but we have Victory thru Jesus. Not in world systems, man’s wisdom, world leaders, or any other created thing. Is is only through King Jesus!
Let us all Remember, that this life, and our Faith, is not a game. We cant just dress up our lives to look good, but really not have pure motives. God sees everything, and knows our hearts. Not that we won’t make mistakes, but that we do walk in faith. It is Jesus who makes us right before a Holy God, and the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us to persevere, and be faithful. One day we will be made perfect, but until then, may we be filled with the spirit, humbled by the gift of salvation, through Faith, and walk with confidence that God loves us. May we show that same love to others today and every day.
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
Proverbs 21:2 NASB
Are you in despair and struggling through something? Have you lost hope, are you going through the valley of the shadow of death? Fear not and do not lose hope. Open your bible and read the whole Psalm. See how the Psalmist, talks to God and himself as he struggles through this difficult time. You are not alone. This life is full of trials that will either break you, or draw you closet to God. I pray it is the latter for you you today. Please feel free to share you requests for prayer, or your praises in the midst of your trials. Would love to lift you up in prayer, or sing praise of joy with you. God Bless.
Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.
Psalm 42:11 MSG
Jesus said this……do you believe? May your day be filled with the light of Jesus today, no matter, what the circumstances are. May he fill you with his presence, this Holiday season, and may the joy of Christmas, fill your heart. (Love came down – 1 Cor 13)
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
John 8:12 NASB
Just as God chose Jesus, he chose us before the foundations of the earth. May we follow Jesus lead, and may the Father be well pleased in our service, and our proclaiming the Good News to both Jew and Gentile.
” behold , my servant whom I have chosen ; my beloved in whom my soul is well – pleased ; I will put my spirit upon Him , and he shall proclaim justice to the gentiles .
Matthew 12:18 NASB
God hates the proud heart, so we are to walk in humility. We do this, by be filled with his spirit, knowing God’s Word, and trusting in his sovereignty, that his plan is best, even when we don’t understand it. When the time is right, our God will lift us up. This whole chapter is a great one to study, as well as James 1 (my favorite), to better understand, going through trials. Jesus, may we walk in humility today, and every day. Your will and timing is perfect, and we submit to you. Amen.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
1 Peter 5:6 NASB