Reflecting On God’s Power For In-Service Training(Psalm 103:19; Matth 16:18)

Almighty God, as I reflect on Your power, I am overwhelmed by how great and kind You are. You created all things, Your understanding is unsearchable—and yet You also care about the little details in my life. Thank You. Today, I want to remind myself that You are near, and You love me. Nothing is impossible for You! Hallelujah and Amen!

         Lord, I believe You can use any experience to teach me more about who You are. Take my failures and use them for Your glory.In Jesus Name

An Unchanging God Who Makes Things Whole(Heb 13:8; Matth 5:9).

Sovereign God, thank You for being my constant source of strength. I am so grateful that I can come to You whenever I need help or reassurance because You never change. I don’t have to wonder if You’re going to stop loving me because that’s not in line with who You are. You are the same, which allows me to always depend on You. Thank You!

         There are many broken things around me, God. I don’t know where to begin. Will You show me where to start especially at this pandemic period,make the Universe whole. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Pray For Difficult People And Shape Their Character(Lk 6:36; Psalm 33:14).

Sovereign God, when I meet people that I find difficult or challenging, please help me to remember that they are people You died for … just like me. You care about every area of their lives just like You care about mine. And You are not finished working in their lives. So please help me be a source of hope, truth, and forgiveness to the people around me.

       Thank You for watching over all people and for seeing what happens in our world and in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Worthy Of My Praise In Living Color Of His Precious Love And Peace(Psalm 59:16; Rev 4:3; Psalm 16:6,16).

Sovereign God, You are worthy of all my praise and honour! You hold my whole world together. It is because of Your selfless love for me that I can even draw near to You. Thank You! Today, I just want to enjoy Your presence and worship You for who You are.
Word fail us when we try to imagine what we will experience when we meet You face-to-face. Thank You for the small hints of Your beauty You have placed in our world. Forgive us for thinking we can find what we need apart from You. Thank You for always being there even when we forget to look for You. Draw us to Your side to live in the joy of walking with You as Your love carries and holds us through our pain into peace and joy. In Jesus Name.

Make The Impossible Possible My Good Shepherd Always Near(Mark 9:23; John 10:11).

Great God, I know that nothing is impossible for You, but sometimes I struggle to believe it. Please help my unbelief. Do impossible things in the world around me, and use me in the process. Give me the courage to boldly ask You for what I need, and to trust You as I wait for You to answer me. Strengthen my faith by showing me how You make impossible things possible.
What a gift our Shepherd is to us, Father! Help us to respond to His voice—and draw nearer to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God’s faithful Love Lasts Forever, Be Consistent. (Psalm 100:5; 1John 2:9).

GOD’S FAITHFUL LOVE LAST FOREVER, BE CONSISTENT(Psalm 100:5; 1John 2:9).
Compassionate God, thank You for Your steadfast love that endures forever! Thank You that there is nowhere I can run from Your presence, and there’s nothing I can do that will separate me from Your unfailing love. You will always make a way for me to know You and be known by You. Thank You for showing me what steadfast love is!
I want my words and actions to match up. I fall short, but my desire is to grow more consistent with each day. Help me, please, so that everyone watching my life will be drawn to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Lead Me And Make Me Bold In Your Divine Direction(Acts 1:8,16:7)

Lord Almighty,thank You for filling me with the power of Your Spirit. Please show me where You want me to go, and give me the courage to follow wherever You lead. Make me bold, and give me the words to faithfully share Your grace, Your truth, and Your love. Help me always remember that our You are the source of my strength.Remind me daily to stay connected to You.

     I praise You that in Your wisdom You know how to best arrange my life. Thank You for protecting me through Your detours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Of All People, Let Your Spirit Speak On Our Behalf To Form A New Humanity(Rom 8:26; Act 2:5-6; John 1:48).

        Father, sometimes I don’t know how to ask You the things I want to ask. Sometimes I can’t even find the right words to tell You what I’m feeling. Thank You so much for giving me Your Spirit to speak on my behalf, especially in those times.

         You know my deepest thoughts, and You see what’s in my heart. Please meet me where I am, Lord, and let me feel Your presence. Help me to reflect on Your heart as You are breaking down barriers to form new humanity. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Fill Us With The Spirit Of Gratitude, Forgive And Be Fully Liberated(Psalm 100:4-5; 1tim 2:1; Prov 17:9).

        Compassionate God, I thank You for loving me. Thank You for saving me. Thank You for breathing breath into my body and filling me with life. Please stay close to me. Remind me constantly of Your love, and fill me with a spirit of gratitude.

         Open my heart to the needs of people around me—even those I don’t know. Take my heartfelt concern and intervene for them as only You can. Grant us the power to forgive, and liberate us  to live the life You have given us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Will Turn Your Pain Into Joy, And You Will Find Joy In The The Tasks Before You)Psalm 126:5; Eccl 1:9;

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son. Because Jesus lived as one of us, I know that no matter what I’m feeling, You understand. Help me fully feel my emotions, and still trust You with the outcome. Please fulfil the promise of Your Word and turn my hurt into joy.

Thank You for giving value to the ordinary activities of life. Help us to find joy in the tasks before us today. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Soften My Heart And Renew My Spirit Looking At The Creative Hand Behind The Creation Even At This Pandemic Period(Ezekiel 36:26; Prov 15:10-12;

Heavenly Father, create a clean heart in me. Help me remember how joyful I felt when You first saved me, and renew my spirit. Soften my heart—for You, and towards anyone I’ve been holding bitterness against.

           Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues, help me to humble myself as You will lift me up. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Help Us Hear Your Voice and Get What We Need As We Declare Your Unexplainable Love Even In The Night Watches (Rev 3:20; Prv 11:24-26; John 10:34; Psalm 63:6)

         SOVEREIGN GOD, I am listening for Your voice. Please give me ears to hear what Your Holy Spirit is trying to say to me. Give me eyes to see where You are working. Show me how I can participate in whatever You are doing.

Let Your light shine through and identifies us as followers of Your son Jesus. We cannot comprehend Your love. Help us to be generous with others and understand the boomerang effect of generosity—it always comes back to us. Thank you for always being awake and present with me in every night watch. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Ask For Freedom And Strength To Be Filled With The Spirit To Press On And Not To Forget Your Life Purpose(ICor 10:13; Eph 5:18-19; Phil 3:14; Prov 9:3-6).

Heavenly Father, any time the enemy tries to tempt me, help me recognize it immediately. By your Spirit, show me how to escape. In my weakness, give me strength to resist and make him flee. Please lead me away from temptation, Lord, and into Your divine will.

Fill us with Your Spirit, for the price of the high calling. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Will Give Us Strength In All Endeavours; A Patiently Wait For Success To Make Disciples(Is 40:29; Prov 6:1-5; Matth 28:19).

Sovereign God, when I feel weak, please give me strength. Remind me that You are with me. Show me You are near when I grow exhausted, and help me to not give up. I don’t want to grow weary—I want to keep my life focused on You.
Help us to patiently wait for our success.We know that people need You.Help us to overcome our fear of telling others about You. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Place Your Faith In Jesus, Give Your Heart To God And Show Kindness To The Living(John 3:17; Prov 4:23-27; Psalm 9:1).

Sovereign God, I confess that I don’t always comprehend Your great love for me. Please help me to see the fullness of Your love in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Thank You for sending a Saviour. Today, I choose to place all my faith and hope in Him. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Give us the strength to extend kindness in memory of the kindness others have shown us,but most importantly because of Your great kindness.and help us to predetermine our behavior as we face the challenges of life in Jesus Name

Be Quick To Forgive, Be Strong And Courageous, Put God Ahead Of Everything(Matth 6:14; 1chr 28:20; Prov 3:5-10)

Compassionate God, thank You for always extending Your love and grace toward me. Because I have been so graciously forgiven by Your Son, please help me to be quick to forgive anyone who wrongs me. And if I am tempted to cling to bitterness, help me to remember that You love the people I struggle with.
I’m often so afraid most especially during this Pandemic period. I’m tempted to rely on my own wits or courage—and that’s never enough. Help me to trust with my whole heart and be with me. Give me Your courage. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Fill Us With Your Peace To Know Your Wisdom And Truth, You Are More Powerful Than The Father Of Lies(John 20:21; Prov 1:2; John 8:44)


Jesus, thank You for providing us with peace and a purpose. Today, please make it clear what You are calling us to do. Show us how we can take part in Your plans for the world, and as we follow You, please fill us with Your peace.
God, You are the source of all that is good, holy, and true. Help us to turn to You to find truth and rescue us from evil. You are more powerful than the father of lies. Save our life in Jesus Name

Give Us A Willing Heart To Serve And Build Culture That Eliminates Loneliness(Heb 13:16 & 13:1; Psalm 24:1-2)

Jesus, You illustrated what true sacrifice and love looked like. I want to honor You by willingly following Your example. So please show me how I can do good and share with others. Create in me a willing heart with pure intentions, and give me the strength of character to do what is right. Friends we make in Jesus last forever. God, show us how we might serve someone in our church or neighborhood and find an answer to loneliness in Jesus’ Name.

Confess Your Sins, Resist Barriers To Repenting And Wait Unto God (IJohn 1:9; James 4:6; Acts 1:4).

          Almighty God, thank You for the promise that if I confess my mistakes to You, You will forgive me. You are so good and kind to me. Today, I want to acknowledge that sometimes I struggle with being honest about my mistakes. When that happens, please remind me of Your love, and draw my heart toward You through forgiveness. Forgive me for the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, or the pride of life. When I’m struggling, remind me that the seasons of waiting aren’t for nothing but help to reveal Your loving handiwork in my life.ln Jesus Name.

God Change Me And Teach Me Your Love Which Is Incomprehensible And Unexplainable(Hosea 6:6; John 3:3 & 13:34).

GOD CHANGE ME AND TEACH ME YOUR LOVE WHICH IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND UNEXPLAINABLE(Hosea 6:6; John 3:3 & 13:34).
Sovereign God, it can feel so easy at times to half-heartedly serve You instead of whole-heartedly loving You. Please forgive me. Please change me and teach me how to truly love mercy and obedience. I want to acknowledge You as Lord of my life, and I want to live differently because You are Lord of my life.
Your love is unexplainable and incomprehensible, help me to pour it out on others.
Grant me a new birth to be born again, born anew, born from above so that I can be saved and go to your Kingdom in heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Be A Light, Love Your Neighbor And Humble Yourself (1ptr 3:15,5:6; Mk 11:31)

Almighty God, You are always worthy of all my praise and adoration! Nothing is ever too hard for You. Please prepare me to give an answer to anyone who asks me why I follow You. Give me boldness, courage, and wisdom. Let me be an encouraging light to people searching for hope.
Help me to look beyond borders and barriers, to see everyone as my neighbor, and to love in generous ways as You have taught me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

With True Humility Follow The Son And Grow, Don’t Doubt Your Value (Phil 2:7-8; Luke 1:28,8:15; Judges 6:12)

Jesus, thank You for demonstrating what true humility looks like. You did not use Your power or position to get ahead. Instead, You gave them up in order to remain obedient to Your Father. Help me not to get distracted by pride, position, or power—but instead, give me the strength to humbly follow Your example.
God, please help us recall Your love and respond in grace every time someone tempts us to doubt our value or question our unique roles. May we follow the Son and grow in Jesus’ Name.
HAPPY NEW MONTH

God’s Love is amazing, We Are Surrounded By His Love As Jesus Offered Prayers And Supplications (John 12:13; Psalm 125:2; Heb 5:7).

Jesus, Your willingness to humble Yourself for the sake of a broken world astounds me. Even as you entered Jerusalem, knowing that Your death was near, You never turned back. You kept moving forward, even though the people praising You would eventually betray You. This sort of love amazes me, and it makes me want to praise You. All honor, glory, power, and praise is Yours forever even at this Palm Sunday.
God, when we face tough days, surround our souls with Your comforting love in Jesus Name.

RESIST THE DEVIL, PLAN TO ENTER THE REST, YOUR HARVEST OF BLESSING IS COMING(James 4:7; Heb 4:11; Gal 6:9)

Sovereign God, thank You for Your grace. Even when I mess up, I can always draw near to You—and I don’t want to take that for granted. Today, I humble myself before You. I want to surrender my desire to control my life, and allow You to actively work in my life. Give me the strength to resist the devil, and replace my prideful thoughts with humility and grace.
Not all rewards are immediate or visible.Let me not be discouraged,help me to trust and be faithful in what YOU called me to do and also help others sincerely In Jesus’ name, Amen.

DWELL WITH GOD AND MAKE HIM YOUR EVERLASTING LIGHT AND GLORY(Psalm 27:4; Isaiah 60:19).

Gracious God, there is no one like You! Nothing can compare to being with You. Make me dwell in Your presence always. I don’t want to become so focused on daily concerns that I forget Your eternal perspective.Let me have a deep desire for spending more time with You.
Your blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

God Is My Fortress, Trade Anxiety For Trust, He Will Guide Your Way As You Seek Him- Psalm 91:2; Prov 16:9; Exodus 19:9.

Sovereign God, You are my refuge, my strength, and my help in times of trouble. Even when I face difficult situations, I will not fear because You are with me. You cover me and protect me. You go before me to fight my battles—and You always win.
Help us to grow in simply trusting that You will guide us, step-by-step, as we prayerfully seek You and await Your leading continually in Jesus Name

Live Generously,Think of God,Trust in the Midst of Trouble and Follow Jesus’ Example(Lk 6:38; Ps 77:6; IICor 1:4; Mk 9:35).

Awesome God,thank You for showing me what it means to live generously.Everything I have is a gift from You, so please help me to be a blessing to others by giving generously. Help me to keep trusting in You in the midst of trouble, knowing that I can tap Your unlimited comfort and share it with others.
Thank You for reminding us of Your loving care for children and any who are vulnerable. Help us to follow Your example of service. In Jesus’ name, Amen

God stays faithful, fear him even while facing Covid-19 (IIThess 3:3; Psalms 22:23,56:3)

Loving God, thank You for being a source of refuge for me. I am so grateful that I can come to You in every situation and know that You are with me and for me. I know that You will protect me from evil. I believe that You will redeem the trials I face by strengthening my faith and drawing me closer to You.
I’m afraid—and so today I put my trust in You. What can mere mortals do to me when You’re fighting for me? Thank You for the coming victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen In Jesus’ name, Amen..

Seek righteousness and mercy, Holy Spirit will lead us to the place of safety (Matth 5:6; Rom 12:1; Mark 1:12).

Almighty God, I come seeking Your mercy and grace. Let me find it as I repent and turn to You. As I draw close to You, please show me how to live a life that seeks righteousness and mercy.
As Your son Jesus Christ,humbled Himself and lay down His life that I might live. May I never forget this most precious gift of grace and love. Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; In Jesus’ name, Amen

Live a life that reflects a child of God, grow and be sharpened with criticism and praise(Eph 4:2; Dan 9:18; Prov 15:31).


Merciful God, thank You for Your love and faithfulness. Today, help me to live a life worthy of the calling to which You have called me. Let my conversations be marked by humility, grace, and sacrificial love. I want my words and actions to reflect my identity as Your child.
Thank You for the gift of praise and criticism. As I humbly surrender to You, may I grow and be sharpened by both.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Reflect God’s generous love, flee from deceit of life, pray and grow (James 1:27; Dan 9:3; Col 3:17).

Compassionate God, You care so deeply about every person You create. And when I love people the way that You do, I reflect Your generous love to a broken world in need of hope. Thank You for helping me grow when I pray. Help me to be sensitive to what You want for my life today.
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Praise and exalt God for hope infused patience and grace(Psalm 113:3; Rom 8:18,24-25; Psalm 127:2).



Sovereign God, help me to begin and end each day by giving You the praise You deserve because You have done great things, and all glory belongs to You alone.
Thank You for the things we cannot see and for the faith You’ve given us to believe for them. Your return is our blessed hope, and being with You is our exceedingly great reward. Thank You that You are conforming us into Your image. Grant us grace to fight the good fight and finish the race in Jesus Name.

Imitate Jesus, Endure Till The End, Our Hope Is In God (Phil 2:5; Heb 10:38-39; Psalm 39:7).

Wonderful God, help me to be like Jesus. Wherever I go and whoever I interact with, help me to view them as people who are worthy of love, compassion, and kindness. Just as Jesus did not use His status for His own advantage, help me to do nothing for selfish reasons, but instead, to view others as worthy of my time, attention, and love.
Our hope is in You. Forgive us for seeking answers apart from You. Draw us close to You today. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Fix Your Eyes on Yaweh’s word. He is a God of Love and Peace (Heb 4:12; James 1:5; Psalm 16:10-11).

Sovereign God, thank You for Your Word which is always at work in my life. Please convict me and draw me back to You through Your Word. Search my heart and fix my thoughts and intentions.
Thank You for the way Your tender touch embraces and holds us in our times of joy and pain especially at this Pandemic critical period.Help us to turn in trust to You for healing.In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Willingly Surrender Your Life To God Who Created You For Love That He restores Forever(Gal 2:20; Rom 5:5; Joel 2:25).

Compassionate God, my life is Yours. You gave up everything for me. And if I get to draw closer to You, then I willingly surrender my life. Show me how I can love like You. Show me how I can give You glory.
Pour Your love into our heart; through the Holy Spirit, let it manifest to others. Grant that we love even when we go through pain and regardless of what we experienced or will experience, that we may understand that we are created to love and love is the answer.In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Commit your ways to Christ, focus on relationship, you are saved and loved (Prov 16:3; John15:1-2,16-17;Ephe4:4-5).

Sovereign God, today I commit all of my plans to You. Please have Your way in my life. Do what only You can do through my finances, relationships, family, job, and future. Align the desires of my heart with Your desires.
Our relationship with You is not based on our performance but our perfection. And our perfection is based entirely and solely on Your grace,which allows us to rest in the assurance of Your love instead of striving in insecurity.What a privilege! Thank You for saving me and wanting me.In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Fix your life on God, obey and let Him share your life and ideas. (IICor 4:18; Deut 31:8; Psalm 119:35).

Sovereign God, please help me to fix my eyes and my heart on You. As I prioritize my life around You, please reveal more of Your character to me. Remind me of Your plans and purposes and keep me focused on You. You have given me the gift of life, and so I want to honor You with that gift by spending my time on what truly matters.
Give me a love for Your ways like the Psalmist had. Obedience flows from a heart of love,I want to worship You with the choices I make everyday.In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Cast your cares on the Lord, follow as He leads, He will sustain thee. (Psalm 55:22; Isaiah 58:6; ISam 19).

Eternal God, thank You for holding on to me. I don’t ever have to fear the future because You go with me at all times. Lord, You know what is on my heart and mind—nothing is hidden from You. But today, I actively choose to cast all of my cares and concerns onto You, because I need You and I know You can handle it.
Light the path of generosity helping us to give like you and rescue us.In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Fill Me With Your Peace To Encourage Others Spiritually (Phil 4:7; Prov 27:17).

       Compassionate God, when I feel overwhelmed, scared, or anxious, please fill my heart and mind with Your perfect peace. Help me to remember that You are in control of every situation and that nothing is impossible for You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

     You are my Strength. I know that I am not perfect and that sometimes I become impatient when my faith is tested, but I will not fear, and I will not allow my feelings to steal the joy that is found in You. I trust that You will give me all the strength I need to come out of uncertainty full of certainty I’m Jesus Name.

Be Loving, God Is With You(John 13:35; Isaiah 7:14).

Compassionate God, it is because of Your sacrificial love for me that I even know what love is. Thank You. Today, please show me what I need to do to love people well. Change my heart so that it reflects Yours, and let my actions reveal that I am Your disciple.

        Thank You for sending Your Son to earth and giving me such a gift to celebrate during the Christmas season. It’s humbling to know that You love me so much and that You want to be with me always. Holy Spirit, help me to remember that no matter where I am, You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Is My Refuge As He Offers His Peace That Surpasses All Understanding (Psalm 46:1; John 16:33).


Sovereign God, thank You for being my refuge and strength. I am so grateful that I can turn to You whenever I am in trouble. Give me the humility to lean on You whenever I am overwhelmed and troubled, because I know You can support me.
Thank You so much for the peace You provide me through Jesus. Help me to remember that and to rest in Your presence. No matter what I face, You are with me and You offer a peace that surpasses all understanding. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Dwell With Jesus A Wonderful Counselor (John 1:14; Heb 4:15-16)

        Compassionate God, thank You for choosing to come to earth to dwell with us. Today, help me to dwell with You. Make me aware of Your presence around me, and show me glimpses of Your glory.      

Thank You so much for coming to earth and facing every temptation so that You can relate to what I’m facing. Help me to lay down everything before You, and to trust You as You walk with me through any situation. Thank You for being my Wonderful Counselor. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Decide To Abide In Jesus Christ The Greatest Gift (John 15:5; John 3:16).

Jesus, I am so grateful that You love me. I know that You are the source of abundant life, so this year 2021, please help me to rest in You. Draw me closer to Your heart so that my desires echo Your desires. Help me to flourish in every way by remaining near Your heart.

        Compassionate God, as Christ-followers, and having received a gift that will keep on giving forever—a gift that will never get old, never break, never wear out, never be empty, and will never lose its value; the greatest gift the world has ever known,grant that we may believe that Your son paid the ultimate, highest price to purchase this gift for us so He could offer it to us freely! In Jesus’ name, Amen

Practice True Love Be Humble, Available And Willing To Be Used (ICor 13:4; Lk 1:30-31,38; Zech 10:8).

Merciful Lord, please help me to recognize and demonstrate true love. When I feel overwhelmed, help me to persevere. When I feel insecure, give me the strength to look out for the interests of others. Replace jealousy and pride with humility and patience, and above all, show me how to love like You’ve loved me. I feel far away from You. I know You’re near, but I feel so distant. Help me to hear your call and bring me near You .In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Seek And Find God Of Peace He Is Everything For Everyone(Psalm 34:4; Isaiah 9:6).

       Gracious Lord, thank You for always hearing me when I call out to You. Nothing is hidden from Your sight. Help me to notice Your answers. Help me to see how You provide for me. As I seek You, allow me to see You at work in my life. All power, wisdom, peace, love, grace, compassion, kindness, mercy, and strength comes from you, grant us you grant a treasure of common sense to the honest. Lead us into the right paths and teach us how to live a life of meaning and fulfillment. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Let us adore and celeberate “Emmanuel” A beautiful Name (Matth 2:10-11,1:23;Zeph 3:17).

Compassionate Father, You are worthy of my worship! I am so grateful that You sent Jesus to us and I don’t have to imagine life without You. Thank You for the gift of Your Son and creating a way for me to have a personal relationship with You. Today, I give You my life as a gift of worship. We know that because of our allegiance to Jesus, You not only accept us but celebrate with us and delight in us as Your children. Thank You for Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Trust in God alone!For our love has limits God’s love is limitless (Isaiah 12:2,43:1-2;Jonah 3:10)

Compassionate God, I look to You and You alone for rescuing. You alone are God. You alone are my strength and assurance, and You have become my salvation. Please help me to trust in You at all times.
We tend to look at what others “deserve” and forget we need Your love just as much. Help us live in Your love and tell others about it.In Jesus’ name, Amen

Pray for growth and rely on God’s provision.(Romans 15:4; Matthew 6:26)

Compassionate God, thank You for the gift of Your Word. I am so grateful that I have a daily source of encouragement to live by. As I study the Scriptures, please reveal Yourself to me and surround me with people that I can pursue You with.
I thank You today, Father, that You are faithful. Your provision is always exactly what I need and exactly when I need it. Help me to look to You for provision in my life in Jesus Name

Down with wholehearted worship and receive God’s Love (Ps95:6; Rom5:5)

OW DOWN WITH WHOLEHEARTED WORSHIP AND RECEIVE GOD’S LOVE(Ps 95:6; Rom 5:5). Father, You are my Creator and the only one worthy of my adoration. Forgive me for allowing temporary things to attract me. Help me to lay down everything that distracts me. I want to return to You in wholehearted worship. I am grateful, Father, that You love me and that Your love is perfect and unconditional. Help me learn to receive Your love by faith and go through each day knowing that I am valuable because I am loved by my Heavenly Father in Jesus’ Name.

ANXIETY WEIGHS DOWN THE HEART KIND WORD CHEERS IT UP LIVE AT PEACE IN EVERY SITUATION.

Tuesday 24th November 2020

THEME:-ANXIETY WEIGHS DOWN THE HEART KIND WORD CHEERS IT UP LIVE AT PEACE IN EVERY SITUATION.

TEXTS:-Proverbs 12:25; John 14:37.
“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/pro.12.25.kjv

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/jhn.14.27.kjv

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop
Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble, but that he has overcome the world (Jn 16:33). This should be the way to a peaceful and tranquil heart, but the fact is, in our flesh, we can sometimes lose sight of the gospel and our feelings will betray some of our fears. When anxiety creeps up on us, the heart can become heavy with it. This happens when something lodges somewhere in our minds and won’t stop nagging about the possible negative outcome that looms. Try as we might to forget it, it is like we cannot control it. Satan works on this level, whispering in our ears to keep us focused on the possibility of disaster that awaits if things go as badly as they could. This is what “weighs down the heart.” It colors every other thought and action until we can get rid of it by solving the problem, or trusting God with the outcome.
Because so much of the time the anxiety is tied to feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, and even shame for the situation we are in, a “kind word” is often just the thing that can cheer up the heart. “You can do it,” or “it’ll be ok,” are a good place to start, but the kindest word to cheer up an anxious person can be found in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” The Word of God is the true source of peace, and prayer is the truest way to deal with a problem. If you are anxious, consider this a kind word to you. If you know someone who is anxious, be a source of encouragement to them and you will do much good in the name of Jesus.
Breaking Down the Key Parts of Proverbs 12:25

1 “Anxiety…”

Anxiety is a feeling of fear about a possible outcome.

2 “…weighs down the heart,”

In this usage, the “heart” is the seat of the soul or the self. A person is weighed down with worry when their heart is.

3 “but a kind word cheers it up.”

There is great power in kindness. Words have the power to destroy and the power to build up. Biblical truth from the Word of God is the most helpful and the most powerful kind of word one can speak to a brother or sister in the grip of anxiety

Either an anxious care and solicitude about living in the world, signifies; when it seizes a man’s spirits, it depresses them, and keeps them down: or a fear and dread of adversity, or sorrow and grief, on account of some calamity and distress; when it gets into a man’s heart, it sinks and bows it down, that it cannot take any pleasure or comfort in anything,
“a word of fear in the heart of man causes fear:”
such is the law, which is a word of terror; which speaks terrible things to men; fills the mind with terror; works wrath in the conscience, and induces a spirit of bondage to fear; bows and keeps under the spirits of men, through a fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation; but a good word maketh it glad;
a comforting, cheering, and encouraging word from any friend, that compassionates their distressed case; this lifts up the heart and inspires it with joy; so a word in season, spoken by a Gospel minister, raises up a soul that is bowed down, and gives it comfort and joy: such a good word is the Gospel itself; it is good news from a far country, which is like cold water to a thirsty soul, very refreshing and reviving. The Septuagint and Arabic versions here render it, “a good message”, and such the Gospel is; which, when brought to the heart of a poor sinner, depressed with the terrors of the law, causes joy in it; such is the word of peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life by Christ; such is the word that he himself spoke, ( Matthew 9:2 ) . Kimchi instances in ( Psalms 55:22 ) .
BbOne of the most essential thing living at Peace with all men anywhere at all times.
Peace is one of the most important elements to enjoying your life.
A life of frustration and struggle, a life without peace, is the result of focusing on things you can’t do anything about. When you worry about things beyond your control, stress and anxiety begin to creep into your life.
The apostle Paul said, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV).
Once we realize we are struggling with something and feel upset, we need to start praying and immediately turn the situation over to God, thankful He will provide according to His will and offer us peace. You and I are not called to a life of frustration and struggle. Jesus came so we could have righteousness, joy, and peace!

PRAY:-

Lord, when I am feeling anxious please draw me near to You. As You encourage me, help me to encourage other who are struggling with anxiety. Use my struggles to bring hope to others who are struggling. No matter what, please remind me that You are in control of everything.
Father, I am grateful for peace. It is a wonderful gift that You have given me, and I ask for Your help to always be peaceful in every situation in Jesus Name

Anxiety weighs down the heart, kind words cheer it up; Live at peace in every situation (Proverbs 12:25; John 14:37).


Lord, when I am feeling anxious please draw me near to You. As You encourage me, help me to encourage others who are struggling with anxiety. Use my struggles to bring hope to others who are struggling. No matter what, please remind me that You are in control of everything. Father, I am grateful for peace. It is a wonderful gift that You have given me, and I ask for Your help to always be peaceful in every situation in Jesus’ Name.

God loves first, let gratitude be the foundation of your prayer life (IJohn 4:19; IChr 23:30)

Compassionate God, because You first loved me, I now know what true love looks like. Please help me to faithfully love You and to courageously and humbly love others as You have loved me. Let my life be an example of Your unfailing love.
Thank You, Father, for the way You guide me in prayer. Help me to come to You in thanksgiving before I do anything else. Let gratitude be the foundation of my prayer life. I make the decision today to put aside complaining, being thankful in prayer instead in Jesus’ Name.

Give thanks to God always; exercise faith(Psalm 107:1; Matth 8:5-10; Rom 10:17).


Loving Father I thank You and praise Your name for You are a good and faithful God – and Your steadfast love endures forever – praise Your holy name. Despite covid-19 and current situation or fears at this moment, we believe in Your promise of peace and a good end. Your past faithfulness in our life is a reminder that You do not change and will remain faithful until the end in Jesus’ Name.

God’s desire for you is good health and property you are an instrument of peace(IIIJohn 1:2; Lk 17:5-6; James 3:18)

Heavenly Father, thank You for the exemplary life of Gaius, and the many things that we can learn from the lives of other godly men and women, You place in our path. We lift up all our brothers and sisters in Christ, body, soul and spirit – praying each would grow in grace, in all they say and do, and come to a deeper knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
Your light penetrates the deepest darkness and Your peace calms the most troubled heart. Help me know Your wisdom and peace and carry it to others in their struggles as well in Jesus Name.

Be content in Christ and have faith(Heb 13:5; John 4:50; Acts 16:31).

Sovereign Father, I confess that I quickly grow discontented with my life. If I’m not drawing near to You, I get stuck in a pattern of always wanting more. Please forgive me for this. Help me to fix my eyes on You, because You alone will never fail or forsake me.
Help me to be content in You with what You have given me and not be focused on what my flesh wants or the world tells me I should have.Protect me from coveting possessions or people,talent or influence, relationships or prestige in Jesus Name.

Live with integrity and proclaim God’s glory (IPeter 1:24; IChr 16:8).

Almighty God,this world may be temporary, but You are eternal. So please help me to honor You with my life. I want to leave a legacy of faithfulness and love—a legacy that respects You and Your Word.
In the world full of confusion, ignorance, and brokenness, worship shows that we believe the words of the Bible to be true. Grant that we can most certainly worship You quietly in our homes and participate in a joyful and loving fellowship in Jesus Name.

God will strengthen our faith and manifest His sacrificial love

Wednesday 10th November 2020.

THEME:-
GOD WILL STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH AND MANIFEST HIS SACRIFICIAL LOVE.

TEXTS:

Hebrew 11:1; – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/heb.11.1.kjv

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:9-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/1jn.4.9-10.kjv

The good news of salvation and life eternal is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Whether Old Testament saints or New Testament believers, the only way to access this free and eternal gift from the Father is to trust in His Word and believe in His Son. 

Faith is simply having the confidence that future things God has revealed in His written word, will unquestionably happen. The reformation verse that shattered corridors of Christendom was the just shall live by faith – the righteous man shall live by faith – the godly man, the virtuous woman, the justified sinner, the maturing believer are to all live by faith as well as being saved by faith. 

A living faith in God’s word and the confident hope in His promises are two graces that embrace each other in love – at the foot of the cross. This is not a ‘Que Sera, fingers-crossed and-hope-it-happens’ type of faith. This is the faith that accepts without question that the Word of God is entirely dependable and is an indisputable fact.

This is the faith that unquestioningly takes God at His word, knowing that all He has promised to us in Christ is more secure than the rising of the morning sun and more certain than the daily passage of time. It is the firm persuasion, unshakable confidence and indisputable expectation that all God has said, in and through His WORD, is established forever and does not take refuge in the a ‘maybe’ or a ‘perhaps’.

It is an objective faith that is secured to the knowledge that our redemption rests on Who Christ is, and what He has already done on the cross on our account. Our faith is not on who we are or what we have done to commend ourselves to God but on Christ and His accomplishments. Objective faith is not based on sight or sense but rests its case in the arms of God’s Word of Truth.

Faith is not based on experience, nor calculated through reason. True faith is anchored on scriptural facts. It is beyond man’s intellect and cannot be penetrated through reasoning or discovered through scientific ‘proof.’ It has nothing to do with personal opinion or impressions. It is beyond the dimension of human thought because it is the substance of facts that are conceived in the mind of God. 

God is not a man, so He does not lie. The Lord is not a fallen being, so He does not flirt with fantasy or feasibility. He does not change His mind and has never spoken a word that He has failed to act upon. Has he never made a promise that has not been carried through to its fulfilment and it is incumbent on us to know what His word says and to believe the promises He has given.

The eye of faith sees beyond our present reality and places its feet firmly on divine revelation given by almighty God, through the Word-made-flesh. It believes God’s word of truth in the pages of Scripture, which was written for our learning, instruction, encouragement and hope. The heart of faith enables us to treat as reality those things that are unseen, even when circumstances of life appear to contradict the truth of God’s word.

All that God has revealed to us through holy men of God is just and good and true, and Scripture is designed to be a sure foundation upon which to build. It has nothing in common with so many superficial apologies for faith, based on sight, experiences, opinions, fancies, dreams or imagination that excite the soul, feed the flesh and pander to the human ego. Without faith it is impossible to please God and Jesus said, “blessed are those that have NOT seen – and yet have believed”.

May the hope we have in Christ and the faith we have in God be built on the truth, of His word and grounded on a sure conviction. May we never stumble when situations seem to go amiss, and may we be firmly persuaded that “He who started a good work in each of our lives is well able to bring it to completion”.

The Manifestation of Love is our most desire as we hold unto the profession of our faith unshakable. Remembering that minimum requirement is our “mustard seed faith with which to make a mountain move and it will move.
Just as a diamond has many facets that reflect the quality of this precious stone, love, and especially agape love, has many aspects. We have two of the characteristics of God’s perfect love. Agape love is all giving and sacrificial. 
Take a closer look at two other aspects or facets of the manifestation of love. The first one has to do with another expression of agape love: Jesus giving up the riches of heaven to become poor for our sakes. This is what the apostle Paul means when he speaks about having the mindset of Jesus Christ. Let us remember that in faith Paul is writing to the church in Philippi—to Christians. He sets the example explaining that when it comes to how we should relate to one another, we should have Jesus’s mindset. 
Now, you may be asking yourself, “Well, what do you mean by having the mindset of Jesus?” Paul explains that Jesus, being in His very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. He emptied himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. What a marvelous example of love!
“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬ – https://www.bible.com/1/heb.5.8.kjv

The second aspect regarding the manifestation of love that we should consider has to do with the fact that Jesus loved us first. He loves us even if and when we did not love Him. God proved His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). 
What a portrait of His love for us! The picture of such a perfect love should be imprinted on the “canvas” of our hearts and minds so that we may never forget how deep is His love for each one of us His children. 
In order to help you remember and engrave this image of the manifestation of God’s love for us, let us keep in mind that:
• God’s love is all giving.
• God’s love is sacrificial.
• He “emptied Himself” becoming a servant for us.
• God loved us first, even while we were sinners and enemies of God. 

PRAY:-
Compassionate God, thank You for the gift of faith. Please help me to confidently trust and obey You. Nudge me forward when You say “move,” and hold back when You say “stop.” Let everything I do exemplify my faith in You.
I can be so entrenched in my own thinking that sometimes I doubt Your word and question Your promises, often wishing I had some concrete ‘proof’ of Your love for me – and yet Your Word gives me all the affirmation of this absolute reality I need – for Your Word and Promises are sure and Your faithfulness stretches beyond the limits of time and space. Thank You for the gift of faith and I pray that day by day my loving trust in You and the reality of Your Word will become increasingly established within my heart – for I long to please You in all I say and do and am.
You loved us first, even while we were sinners and Your enemy. May we never forget the price You paid, what it cost You to break down the wall, to bridge the gap, to reconcile us to our Creator and loving Father. Empty us and fill us with Your Holy Spirit that leads us to maximum joy in Jesus’ Name.

God will strengthen our faith and manifest His sacrificial love (Heb11:1; 1Joh4:9-10).

Compassionate God, thank You for the gift of faith. Please help me to confidently trust and obey You. Nudge me forward when You say “move,” and hold back when You say “stop.” Let everything I do exemplify my faith in You. You loved us first, even while we were sinners and Your enemy.May we never forget the price You paid, what it cost You to break down the wall, to bridge the gap, to reconcile us to our Creator and loving Father. Empty us and fill us with Your Holy Spirit that leads us to maximum joy in Jesus Name

Shine the light of God and be an instrument of God’s perfect love(Isa60:3; 1John4:9-10).

Sovereign God, I’m thankful that nothing can stop Your light from piercing the darkness. Please help Your Church to become bold light-bearers, that people would see Your light shining through us and into the world. Give us the grace to allow Your perfect love to shine through us and touch those lives who are desperately seeking love in the wrong places and people. Make us to be instruments of Your perfect love everywhere we go in Jesus Name-Amen!

Have faith that pleases God and perfectly love (Heb11:6; 1John4:18).

Almighty Father,You are so good to me! You always treat me with love and kindness. I always want to draw near You,please strengthen my faith so that I’ll let go of my fears and trust that You are with me. Draw me close,and help me to please You.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. Eliminate my fear and make me perfect in love in Jesus Name.

Enter into sacrificial love with godliness and contentment(IJohn 4:15; ITim 6:9-10).

Compassionate God, grant that we do not replace the peace, satisfaction, comfort, love, strength, and direction that comes from You with any other “master”,even at this pandemic period.
Your son Jesus, my Savior,all-powerful and profoundly personal is the giver and sustainer of life, and have allowed us to have a personal relationship with Him,Please help us to hold fast to these truths forever in Jesus Name.

God’s Unchangeableness.

Wednesday 4th November 2020.

THEME:-
REST IN THE UNCHANGEABLENESS OF JESUS,RADIATE THE JOY IN A WORLD FILLED WITH TRIALS.

TEXTS:-Heb 13:8,1:9;Jeremiah 29:11.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/heb.13.8.kjv

God . . . has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. Hebrews 1:9

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/jer.29.11.kjv

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. The Lord Jesus Christ is unchangeable –
I. IN HIS PERSON. “Our Lord’s Godhead is the seat of his personality. The Son of Mary is not a distinct human person mysteriously linked with the Divine nature of the eternal Word. The Person of the Son of Mary is Divine and eternal. It is none other than the Person of the Word.” This personality is immutable. This has been already asserted by the writer of this Epistle: “Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth,” etc. (Hebrews 1:10-12). He is “the same yesterday, and today, and forever” in his great attributes – his eternity, spirituality, omniscience, omnipotence, etc. He is the same in his perfect and blessed character – in his righteousness and faithfulness, his love and mercy, his forbearance and tenderness, etc. In this respect how vast is the difference between him and us! We are ever changing in many respects. Our outward appearances, the particles of which our bodies are composed, the opinions which we entertain, the experiences which we pass through, the characters which we are forming, – all these change. But he is sublimely unchangeable, eternally and infinitely perfect.
II. IN HIS WORD. The teaching of our Lord, like his personality, continues and changes not. His words are true, vital, suited to the conditions and needs of human nature and life. More than eighteen centuries have passed away since they were uttered; but they have lost none of their clearness, or freshness, or force. They are still the great fountains of religious light to our race. And the noblest human spirits still say to him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” It has been well said by Dr. Parker, “Plato’s definitions are practically forgotten, but the Nazarene’s words intermingle with universal civilization. A great composer said he was spending a long time over his work because he intended it to live long, but this Galilean peasant talks extemporaneously, as if simply answering the question of the hour; yet his words float over all generations, and are prized by men today as if they had been addressed exclusively to themselves. These ‘sayings’ are not local lamps, but suns set in the firmament commanding the range of all nations…. In Christ’s ‘sayings’ there was always something beyond – a quickening sense that the words were but the surface of the thought; there was nothing to betoken conclusion, much less exhaustion; there was ever a luminous opening even on the clouds that lay deepest along the horizon, which invited the spectator to advance and behold yet fuller visions” (‘Eece Deus’). How different is the teaching Of Jesus Christ from the changing opinions, speculations, and theories of men – even of distinguished men! Of every province of human thought and investigation we may truthfully say –
“Our little systems have their day;
They have their day, and cease to be.” But Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” “The Word of God liveth and abideth The Word of the Lord abideth forever.”
III. IN HIS WORK. Part of his great work was perfectly and splendidly accomplished while he was upon earth. The work which was given him to do upon earth, says Dr. Wardlaw, “was the expiation of human guilt, and the provision of a righteousness for the justification of the ungodly; the laying of the groundwork of man’s redemption – the foundation on which might rest together the glory of God and the hopes of sinners. But his mediatorial work did not cease then. It does not properly terminate till ‘the end come,’ when he shall have accomplished all the ends for which his office as Mediator had been assumed.”
“He who for man their Surety stood,
And poured on earth his precious blood,
Pursues in heaven his mighty plan;
The Savior and the Friend of man

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
We’re not going to pad this, so get ready. Ready now? When the prophet Jeremiah wrote about God’s prosperous and hopeful plans, he was not talking to you. Before you go destroying Pinterest boards, coffee mugs, and Instagram quotes, wait a minute. God still said it, and it made it in the Bible, so let’s find out why and what it means to us today.
From reading further in the chapter we discover a few things. God was talking through Jeremiah to Jewish exiles in Babylon. We also read that God caused them to be taken captive there. Why? If we look further into Jeremiah and the Old Testament, we learn they had blatantly rebelled against God. We also read in Jeremiah 29:1-10 that they’re to settle down in Babylon because they’re going to be there a while—70 years, to be exact. On top of this pile of context, God said the famously twisted words of verse 11.
What can we take away today? We can look at the story as a whole and extract godly principles. Rebellion against God has consequences, but He can still redeem us. God’s redemption isn’t always fast. Sometimes it’s years before we fully realize His promises. God speaks to His people. God’s story isn’t about His people; it’s about Him.
Today, we Christians can understand the hope promised in this verse is given to us through Jesus. If we can endure this world filled with trials (John 16:33), our hopeful future is our eternal reward in heaven with Christ! If we quote verse 11 by itself, life looks easy and God exists for us. If we untwist it and read it in context, God looks good and we’re here for Him.
Consider: Which version of Jeremiah 29:11 have you lived by? How has your faith been impacted?
Constant Look Unto The The Smiling Jesus
God . . . has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. Hebrews 1:9
If you were to play the part of Jesus in a movie, how would you approach the role? That was the challenge faced by Bruce Marchiano, who played Jesus in the 1993 Visual Bible movie Matthew. Knowing that millions of viewers would draw conclusions about Jesus based on his work, the weight of getting Christ “right” felt overwhelming. He fell to his knees in prayer and begged Jesus for—well, for Jesus.
Bruce gained insight from the first chapter of Hebrews, where the writer tells us how God the Father set the Son apart by anointing Him “with the oil of joy” (1:9). This kind of joy is one of celebration—a gladness of connection to the Father expressed wholeheartedly. Such joy ruled in Jesus’ heart throughout His life. As Hebrews 12:2 describes it, “For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Taking his cue from this scriptural expression, Bruce offered a uniquely joy-filled portrayal of his Savior. As a result, he became known as “the smiling Jesus.” We too can dare to fall to our knees and “beg Jesus for Jesus.” May He so fill us with His character that people around us see the expression of His love in us!
What are your perceptions of Jesus and how might they need to change? How can you represent Him as you show His heart to the world?

PRAY:-
Sovereign God,You do not change. You are the same mighty, powerful, loving, and merciful God You have always been. Please help me to find hope and rest in the fact that You do not change.
May Your heart be what others see in us today. May we radiate Your joy in all we say and do.Let Your plan of peace manifest in us in Jesus Name

GOD STRENGTHENS US KEEP EXPECTING AND BE STRONG

Friday 20th October 2020

THEME:-
GOD STRENGTHENS US KEEP EXPECTING AND BE STRONG.

TEXT:-Phil 4:13,1:20;IITim 4:17.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/php.4.13.kjv

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/php.1.20.kjv

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/gal.6.9.kjv

“Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/2ti.4.17.kjv

What does Philippians chapter 4 mean? It speaks of Christ’s strength in times of suffering most especially at this pandemic period.This includes prayers and encouragement (Philippians 4:1–9) and a focus on God’s provision (Philippians 4:10–20), followed by a short conclusion (Philippians 4:21–23).

Verse 1 actually concludes Paul’s previous passage, from the end of chapter 3, with an encouragement to “stand firm” in the Lord.

In verses 2–3, he mentions Euodia and Syntyche, two women in the Philippian church involved in some kind of disagreement. He urges them to “agree in the Lord.” Paul then refers to a person called the “true companion,” asking him to help the women, Clement, and the rest of his workers (Philippians 4:3).

Paul then transitions to a focus on rejoicing in the Lord (Philippians 4:4). Christians are not to be anxious about anything, but instead to bring prayers of all kinds to the Lord (Philippians 4:6). This does not mean a total lack of thought. Rather, it means a lack of fear or anxiety. The peace of God protects (Philippians 4:7). Paul also encourages his readers to focus on things that are good (Philippians 4:8). This includes all they had learned and received and heard and seen in Paul (Philippians 4:9). The Philippian Christians are instructed to think about them, and to apply them, knowing God’s peace would be with them (Philippians 4:9).

The second part of this passage focuses on God’s provision (Philippians 4:10–20). Paul rejoices that the Philippian believers were now helping him again financially (Philippians 4:10). He did not write this because he was greedy, or desperate. Instead, he had learned how to be content in all situations (Philippians 4:11). He knew how to be content either in abundance or in need (Philippians 4:12), claiming he could do all things through Christ who strengthens him (Philippians 4:13).

Paul refers to their kindness in helping him during his time of trouble (Philippians 4:14). The church in Philippi was the first to help him financially, not once, but on multiple occasions (Philippians 4:15–17). Paul says he is well supplied as a result of the gifts Epaphroditus had brought to him from the Philippians. He considers them as a “fragrant offering” to the Lord (Philippians 4:18).

The final section of this chapter provides a brief conclusion (Philippians 4:21–23). Paul tells his readers to greet “every saint in Christ Jesus” and that the believers with him send their greetings (Philippians 4:21). This included “especially those of Caesar’s household” (Philippians 4:22), referring to some who served the emperor who had become believers in Christ. The final verse resembles many of Paul’s other letters, stating, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.” Paul starts and ends his letter with a focus on grace from Jesus, the one who offers everything necessary to both know and follow the Lord.
We are highly encouraged to Keep expecting.
How do you live in such a way that God can do immeasurably more in you and through you than you could ever imagine? 
First, we identify our priorities. Then, we choose to make room for more of God by fasting. After that, we choose to put God first every day through the practice of spiritual disciplines. Finally, we expect God to move. 
The truth? God created you for a purpose. He wants you to have a rich and satisfying life. He is inviting you to become the kind of person who can bring a little bit of heaven to Earth. 
The problem? So many of us aren’t convinced that God could ever use us. The idea of God doing immeasurably more through us can sometimes feel unlikely, and for some of us it feels completely impossible. Maybe it’s because of the bad things we’ve done, the bad things that have been done to us, the challenges we’ve experienced in our homes, or the struggles we face every day. So many of us have had the hope beaten out of us to the point that expecting God to move in us seems like a kid’s dream instead of a real possibility. 

God wants you to dream again. He wants you to believe, maybe for the first time, what He believes about you. God is inviting you to imagine and to expect what could be and what should be. And God wants you to keep expecting. He wants you to keep believing. He wants you to have hope.
Let your fast make room in your heart and in your mind for more of God by starving the doubts, the fears, and the insecurities you’ve been living with. Let your worship of God feed your imagination and your expectation for God to move. And keep expecting. Keep dreaming. Keep believing. Why? Because God can, and He will, do immeasurably more through you than you could ever ask, think, or imagine. 
So, will you make room? Will you put God first? Will you keep expecting? 
Challenge: Keep expecting. Stay strong with your fast and do something every day to put God first for the next two weeks! If you miss one day, commit to not missing two. Have grace for yourself (because God has grace for you) and get back at it! You will therefore move from Pity to Praise as the Lord stood at your side and gave you strength. 2 Timothy 4:17 The apostle Paul seemed to need a coat, when he wrote Timothy, “Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas” (2 Timothy 4:13). Held in a cold Roman prison, Paul needed warmth but also companionship. “No one came to my support, but everyone deserted me,” he lamented, when he faced a Roman judge (v. 16). His words pierce our hearts with the honesty of this great missionary’s pain.
Yet in these final words of Paul’s last recorded letter—his closing thoughts after an astounding ministry—he moves from pity to praise. “But the Lord stood at my side,” he adds (v. 17), and his words rally our hearts. As Paul declared, “[God] gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death” (v. 17 nlt).
If you’re facing a crisis, lacking even the right clothing for warmth or close friends to help, remember God. He’s faithful to revive, provide, and deliver. Why? For His glory and for our purpose in His kingdom. 
In what “cold” area of your life do you need God’s great and warming strength? As you praise Him, how does your outlook

PRAY:-
Our strong God, please empower me to follow You through Jesus. May Your strength stir in my heart a genuine love for those I encounter.
When life’s circumstances overwhelm us, stand with us, stir our praise, giving us Your strength to overcome I ask this in Your precious name

Surrender your whole to Jesus, the Great Shepherd who restores (Mark 8:35; Psalm 23:3; Matth 11:28).

Unseen Lord yet very real and present, to truly follow You means I need to surrender my whole life. This is hard and there are areas I really struggle with. Please help me to see them and give them up to You. Please Lord we need our soul to be restored at this critical period when we are weary when we feel guilt and shame when we are assailed by fear when we feel wounded and hurt. Grant this as we surrender in Jesus’ Name.

God will restore our soul, He knows us intimately, serve him faithfully (Psalm 23:3; Jeremiah 1:5; IPeter 4:10-11)

Amazing Lord, forgive me when I look to the things of this world for refreshment. You made me to be with You and only You can truly refresh me. Please help me to come wearily before You to find refreshment in You
Thank You for holding me up and getting me through every moment of the day. God, show me how,who and where You are calling me to serve in Jesus Name.

Love others even when it is hard, focus on spiritual needs. Proverbs 27:5; Mark9:15-27

Father in Heaven, Please help me to love others even when it’s hard. Give me the courage and humility to have a healthy confrontation when necessary, so that my relationships can grow stronger. We need both support and space as we wrestle with faith, doubt, and meaning even at this pandemic period grant us humility and grace to continually be in presence of your abode in Jesus’ Name.

Walk in fulness of life, safe in His arms

Texts:-Isaiah 54:17, 40:11.

“No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the LORD.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭54:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart. Isaiah 40:11

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” – Isaiah 54:17 KJV
“No Weapon Formed Me Shall prosper meaning the promise of God concerning the church’s safety solemnly laid down, as the heritage of the servants of the Lord, as that which they may depend upon and be confident of, that God will protect them from their adversaries both in camps and courts. First, From their field-adversaries, that think to destroy them by force and violence, and dint of sword: “No weapon that is formed against thee (though ever so artfully formed by the smith that blows the coals, v. 16, though ever so skilfully managed by the waster that seeks to destroy) shall prosper; it shall not prove strong enough to do any harm to the people of God; it shall miss its mark, shall fall out of the hand or perhaps recoil in the face of him that uses it against thee.’’ 
It is the happiness of the church that no weapons formed against it shall prosper for they are but preparing instruments of ruin for themselves. Secondly, From their law-adversaries, they think to run them down under the color of right and justice. When the weapons of war do not prosper there are tongues that rise in judgment. Both are included in the gates of hell, that seek to destroy the church; for they had their courts of justice, as well as their magazines and military stores, in their gates.
Currently, COVID-19 a deadly weapon on the Universe, and the weather outside is threatening, and the alert on cell phone warned about the possibility of a flash flood, Earthquake, wildfire, and other natural disasters are also threatening. Yet parents do not stop struggling to give their children a good education. What a beautiful “real-time” picture of parental, protective care that reminded us of the care of our Heavenly Father even in difficult times like this!
The prophet Isaiah forecast punishment for disobedience followed by brighter days for God’s people (Isaiah 40:1–8). The heavenly dispatch from the mountain (v. 9) assured the Israelites of God’s mighty presence and tender care. The good news, then and now, is that because of God’s power and ruling authority, anxious hearts need not fear (vv. 9–10). Included in the announcement was news about the Lord’s protection, the kind of protection shepherds provide (v. 11): vulnerable young sheep would find safety in the Shepherd’s arms; nursing ewes would be led gently.
In a world where circumstances aren’t always easy, such images of safety and care compel us to look confidently to the Lord. Those who trust wholeheartedly in the Lord find security and renewed strength in Him (v. 31). 

PRAY:-
Sovereign God,thank You for the heritage we have.Please help us to walk in the fullness of life and to trust that You are greater than any hardship we face. Help us to cling to Your unfailing promises all the days of our life.
In a world where we are sometimes threatened,especially at this pandemic period help us to trust wholeheartedly and find security and renewed strength in You in Jesus Name.

Seek God’s face continually and have confidence in hope. 1Chr 1:16; Phil 1:21

Sovereign God, I know that You are able to handle my every need, please give me the courage and confidence to bring all my struggles before You. Stir in my heart a desire to seek You first above all else, because You are in control. May our days and our acts bless others with the love of God. Make us a willing servant in times of weakness and times of strength in Jesus’ Name.

Submit to Jesus and fear no more (Isaiah41:10-13; Rom10:9)

Jesus, I confess that You are my Lord, and I believe that You were raised from the dead. Thank You for saving me. Please take my life and rule over every aspect of it, for Your glory and my good. God,henceforth I surrender my life to You,You know my name,hold me by Your right hand,teach me the way I should walk,send your Angel in front of me as You constantly look after me in Jesus Name.

Enjoy the power of His forgiveness, we are his workmanship(Psalm 85:2; Eph 2:10).

Sovereign God, thank you for covering my sins! Please continually remind me of how much I have been forgiven in Jesus. Let Your love and grace drive me to worship You every day. Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see you. Help us to see that your wisdom is wiser than human wisdom and that your weakness is stronger than human strength. Grant us grace to suffer with you that with you in Jesus’ name – Amen.

Shaped by God’s Word, be the boss of your thoughts (2Tim 3:16-17; 2Cor10:5)

Sovereign God, I come before You wanting to be shaped by Your Word. Please give me the desire to read and apply Your Word to my life. And please use Your Word to equip me for whatever You call me to do. Teach me, Lord, how to love as you love. Form my heart to do what I could never do on my own. Help me to be someone who loves truly, who loves both neighbor and enemy in Jesus Name.

Pray by faith and keep your heart open(Mark 11:24; Psalm 119:111-112)

Sovereign God, teach me to pray with deep faith. Show me Your power and might through prayer. Align my desires with Your heart, and help me to believe that You are able to grant any request I make, according to Your will.
Grant that I take Your testimonies as a heritage forever, For they are the joy of my heart. Let me continually incline my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even to the end in Jesus’ Name.

PRIORITISE LOVE, BE A CHEERFUL GIVER

(ICor 13:1; IICor 9:7)
Gracious Father God, please help me to see the wonder and power of love. I want to prioritize your love in my life. Help me to love others wherever I go, and in whatever I do. Thank You for the joy that comes in giving from a cheer-filled heart. And thank You for the ways in which You provide abundantly for our needs in Jesus Name
– Amen!

BE YE TRANSFORMED, LOVE THE MARGINALISED AND DISREGARDED

(Phil 2:13; Col 4:7-9; 2 Tim 4:12).
God, thank You for always being at work in me. Please continue to transform my desires and actions so that they honor You. Use me to fulfill Your purpose in the world. I want my life to bring You glory.
As we see the radical effects of the gospel on relationships and social status grant that being converted to Christ changes everything about who we are.

SURRENDER EVERYTHING AND LET YOUR WORDS BE SHAPED BY THE GOSPEL WORD.

Readings:-
Prov 3:5-6;
Col 4:5-6

“Trust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Nobody on earth is in the extreme of perfection you may be laid off from your job, all you need to do is to pray,asking for God for help to find a new one. But when weeks went by and nothing came of you may attempt at networking and filling out applications, you began to pout. “Don’t You know how important it is that I have a job?” you tempt to ask God, your arms folded in protest at seemingly unanswered prayer.
You may need to talk to your father, relatives,friends or even your Pastor.When You talked to your father, who had often reminded you about believing God’s promises, about your job situation, you may constantly remember when he said, “I want you to get to the point where you trust what God says.”
Then your father’s advice reminds me of Proverbs 3, which includes wise advice from a parent to a beloved child. This familiar passage was especially applicable to your situation: “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” (Proverbs 3:5–6). To “make . . . paths straight” means God will guide us toward His goals for our growth. His ultimate goal is that I become more like Him.
This does not mean that the paths He chooses will be easy. But You can choose to trust that His direction and timing are ultimately for your good.
Are you waiting on God for an answer? Choose to draw near to Him and trust that He will guide you.
“Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious]. Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Most believers spend large amounts of time with people who don’t believe in Christ, and so these verses about how we’re to live amongst outsiders are immediately relevant for our day-to-day lives. These verses come right after Paul has been speaking of his mission to declare Christ (4:3) – with the point being that believers are also called to declare Christ. 
Firstly, we’re commanded to ‘Be wise’ (v. 5). We’ve already learnt in Colossians that wisdom is summed up in Christ (2:3), and in 1:9–10 Paul prays that the Colossians might have wisdom to live lives worthy of Christ. Being wise towards outsiders, therefore, involves putting Christ on display as we live for him. By way of contrast, living foolishly would mean to ‘hide’ Christ and live without him. Never underestimate the wisdom that you have to share with the world around you! Furthermore, we should understand the urgency of this. We live in a time when God is waiting patiently for unbelievers to repent, not wanting anyone to perish (2 Pet. 3:9). Therefore, as Paul says at the end of verse 5, we should make good use of this opportunity or time to put Christ on display in our lives. 
Secondly, we’re to think, in particular, about our words. ‘Conversation’ here (v. 6) is exactly the same term translated as ‘message’ (or ‘word’, ESV) in verse 3. There is, therefore, most likely a connection between the ‘word’ Paul is wanting to declare, and the ‘word’ that is to come out of our mouths while we are amongst unbelievers. This ‘word’ that we share is to be full of grace and distinctiveness (‘seasoned with salt’). Our speech is, as with the rest of life, to be filled with the new life of Christ in us. Our words are to be shaped by the gospel word so that we reflect Christ in small and big ways. People will have questions and objections, but our words, when shaped by the gospel word, will give answers. 
This is the day that Christ has given you to live amongst outsiders. How will you make him known? 

Reflection

  1. How can outsiders see the wisdom of your life today? What will draw them to Christ through you?
  2. What do you spend your time talking about? How much is it filled with the good things of Christ?

PRAYER:-
Gracious God, it is not always easy to surrender everything to You. But, this is what You call me to do. Help me to trust You and acknowledge You in all of my life. Lead me and direct me.
Let us be filled with the new life of Christ. Our words are to be shaped by the gospel word so that we reflect Christ in small and big ways and use our eternal hope to comfort us in our seasons of loss and grief in Jesus Name.

ENCOURAGED TO HONOUR GOD IN ALL AREAS AND ALWAYS STRIVE TO DO GOOD

(ICor 10:31; IThess 5:14:18).
Sovereign God, please teach me how to love and honor You in everything I do. May Your glory always be my ultimate aim. Let our lives will be guided by the fear of the Lord the way the Bible teaches it—reverence for God—and not by how the world sees fear.
Thank You for the encouragement You give me each day. Show me who I need to encourage as well in Jesus’ Name.

FIND NEW LIFE IN JESUS WHO BRINGS COMFORT AND HEALINGS

(Col 3:18-20; Psalm 147:3).
Compassionate God, help us to walk in the directions of the new. Our families aren’t abstracted from Christ, help us to do what is ‘fitting in the Lord’ and ‘pleases You, especially at this pandemic period.
Please come to my aid when I am hurting. Heal my wounds and restore my heart. Please come close to me and let me feel Your amazing love—today and every day in Jesus’ Name.

GAIN WISDOM AND LET THE PEACE OF GOD RULE YOUR HEART

(Proverbs 9:10; Colossians 3:15-17).
Gracious God, thank You for generously giving Your wisdom to those who ask. Please show me how to gain Your wisdom, and then help me to live by that wisdom.
Divisiveness is always anti-Jesus,help me to grow in my life of prayer, to be more like You as I am formed by Your grace and be at peace with one another as we belong to him and to one another in Jesus Name.