Past Words of Inspiration
There are so many self-help books out there. There are even therapist on TV who claim to have all the answers for our problems. Not to mention the opinions of our friends and family members! In God’s Word, it reads that He was the one who put wisdom in Solomon’s heart. Let us open our eyes so that we may see the wisdom of God Almighty.
When you exhibit the wisdom of God, others will come to you for counsel. Be ready to give an answer. Be ready to share godly wisdom.
“And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.”
2 Chronicles 9:23
July 23, 2020
It’s easy to judge others. It’s harder to take a good look at my own life. I find myself thinking...
I would never or How could she? What dangerous thoughts! Where am I most confident that I would never fail God, I just might. Jesus’ disciple Peter was so sure that he would not betray Him and yet denied Jesus three times. Instead, my motto should be “But for the grace of God Go I.”
We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. Ask the Lord to protect you and keep you sharp against the devil’s temptation.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!”
1 Corinthians 10:12
Facing the Future
You don’t have to worry about tomorrow. You can face an uncertain future with God on your side. He is all the confidence you need. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Tomorrow may be a scary diagnosis, an unthinkable loss, or disappointment. But, the Lord will be there holding your hand. He will take care of you through any storm.
Those who worry about the future miss the joy in today! Let your loving Heavenly Father handle what is yet to come. Live, love, and laugh today!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
July 4, 2020
What comes before God?
Even though idols don’t look like those of the Old Testament... we have them. How do we spend our time? Our money? What could be taken from us that would devastate us? Not a relationship or even our own children should come before the Lord. And certainly not shopping or the latest gadgets.
What consumes most of your time and attention? Don’t let anything come between you and the Lord. He wants to be number one in your life.
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”
June 25, 2020
He Increases My Strength
All I have ever know is this body, Father. All I know is becoming weary. The body grows weak at times. But You are different. You never grow tired. You don’t sleep or look away. Your eye is always upon my life. Your strength is consistent and eternal. Renew my strength Lord. I need physical and spiritual power to live in this world.
You are set apart because you belong to God. One day you will have a new body, a spiritual one that will never grow weary again.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
June 19, 2020
Trust in the Lord
The Lord's ways and His Words are perfect and true. He is our shield and protector. I read His word and memorize His Word so that in times of trouble, it will come to mind. There is power in His Word. I will stand for what is right. I trust in the Lord to take care of me all the days of my life.
Where have you placed your trust? Most things in life will pass away, but the Word of the Lord will stand forever. Place your trust in the eternal God, your Creator.
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.”
(2 Samuel 22:31)
June 11, 2020
Every Good Gift
Father, thank you for the blessings you have poured out on my family. Often I dwell on that which we don’t have. Please remind me to be ever grateful for so many gifts. The comforts we enjoy each day like running water and electricity are so easily taken for granted. Thank you for your provision in our lives.
Sometimes making a list of all the things you are thankful for is a good way to count your blessings. How has God blessed you and your family?
“And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.”
June 4, 2020
Putting God First
A glance at your bank statement may cause you to shudder. Where does all my hard-earned money go? Are we too concerned with what the world says we must possess to be cool, to fit in, to appear successful? The Lord’s word says that we cannot serve both material wealth and Him!
God knows this world sends you a lot of messages. He understands temptation. Call on Him to help you make wise financial decisions. Put Him first, and He will provide all that you need.
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one; and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
May 26, 2020
We would all like to know what the future holds for us. God does have a plan for us. We must be willing to follow his plan rather than doing things our own way.
God wants us to live the life that he has already made for us to live. In order to press on, we must forget what lies behind us. Your future has no room for bad feelings from your past. Take the good things and the lessons you learned from the past, but let go of anything that is holding you back or keeping you stuck in fear or insecurity of any kind.
You can have hope instead of hopelessness. Start believing today that your future is filled with good things and refuse to settle for anything less than God’s best!
“For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts, and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.” - (Jeremiah 29:11)