Your Father in Heaven
“For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.” Psalm 27:10 (ESV)
If you are living life without your parent’s presence, love, or involvement turn to your Father in Heaven. The God of Creation waits with open arms as a righteous Father who desires to care, help, and lead His children. Your parents may have not painted a clear picture for you of God’s love, but for whatever reason, remind yourself that they were human and your Heavenly Father is not.
Let’s pray today that our parents good influence will live on and our Father God will be glorified.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Your Father in Heaven
Friday, February 17, 2017
“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5 (ESV)
When we get to heaven we may finally realize how often God’s providence and angels intervened to save us. There can be no fear for our future when we are reminded of our Lord’s mercy and leading in our life. Scripture is a testament to God’s shaping of the circumstances faced by the saints throughout the ages, so face your day confident in Jesus Christ.
Let’s pray today that we may recognize and give praise to our Lord for his leading in our life.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friends with Jesus
“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” Psalms 25:14 (ESV)
Friendship is a mutual relationship of love and respect, which is what God desires to have with us. Our God does not sit passively awaiting homage, but He is an interpersonal God who cares and is involved in our lives. Look no further than His Son Jesus for assurance that as He lived in friendship with the twelve, He will also live in friendship with you.
Let’s pray today that we may live and act in faith as a friend of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Humility or Hell
“He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.” Psalm 25:9 (ESV)
If we are not humbled under the headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, our conceited hearts will lead us to hell. A boastful man can not accept help or guidance, but a humble man is willfully able to accept Christ’s grace and freely learn of Him. This is why Satan is content to lead church members into the temptation of religious legalism, because the old covenant system of works stands against humility.
Let’s pray today that we may resist the devil’s temptation to boast and resist humility.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Death is a Shadow
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (ESV)
For us whose Shepherd is the Lord, death is only a shadow of what those without Jesus experience. Our Shepherd does not leave us, but stays close, though we may walk through the deepest of valleys. Satan will lie about being with you, but when death calls, he’ll be of no help and no where to be found. Jesus is with all who follow Him, even to the end.
Let’s pray today that we steadfastly follow the Lord our Shepherd through every valley.
Monday, February 13, 2017
We are Sheep
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 (ESV)
We are like sheep, and like sheep, if we don’t have a shepherd to lead us we are doomed to be devoured. The good news is that God sent His Son to be our Shepherd and lead us through dangerous landscapes of a world with a lion seeking whom he may devour. So don’t be so swift to think you can do alone or choose your own path or go in a direction untested. Stay with the Shepherd and be saved.
Let’s pray today that we may remain closely behind the leading of the Shepherd in His word.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
One World Government
“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.” Psalm 22:27 (ESV)
When the Kingdom of God is established on earth and the tribulation is past, the Lord Jesus Christ will reign. Some worry about the one world government of the Anti-Christ, but we ought to be longing for the one world government of King Jesus when sin is banished and His righteousness reigns across the globe and He is worshiped across the families, peoples, and nations of the earth.
Let’s pray today that we may confidently live as citizens of the King – King Jesus the Righteous.