Forgetting what lies behind!

Verse of the Day

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, [NKJV] Philippians 3:13

…..

Everyone likes to remember their past! Of course there are many things in our past which are pertinent for our future, have made us what we are today and some can say is a vital part of what we are today. However, there is a reason why our past is our past! In as much as one can recall the joys and victories of the past, our past is also littered with mistakes, failures and painful memories. Someone once said,” to focus on the mistakes and failures of the past brings paralysis of anguish and remorse”. We are encouraged in our today’s Bible reading, that action we need to take in order not to sabotage our future; the need to “Forget what lies behind”. If Jesus through His action, His death on the cross, brought us forgiveness of sins and says to us “Our Past is forgiven”; Who has covered up our past with His love and forgotten the unforgettable in our past lives, don’t we think it’s time we forgot all that lies behind us too? It is only when we’ve chosen to forget, to not let the mistakes of the past hurt us anymore, can we “reach forward to those things which are ahead” of us. Jesus’ redeeming grace that grants perfect peace has freed us from the shackles of our past mistakes! And it is because of that grace can we freely reach for our future, one filled with endless possibilities of fulfilling destinies. Now don’t you think that future is worth reaching for, don’t you think that future is forgetting all the mistakes of the past?? #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #EndlessPossibilities #Grace #Past #Mistakes #ForgettingThePast #ReachingForTheFuture

Advertisements

Verse of the Day

So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. [NKJV] Isaiah 41:10

….
I am excited much! Why you may ask? Well, because Ancient of days is with us, we never ever need to fear the unknown! #Verseoftheday

He Watches His Words!

Verse of the Day:

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” [NKJV] Jeremiah 1:12

….

Aren’t you glad that our Lord God watches over His Word to perform it? In Isaiah 55:11 He said that the word that goes out from His mouth will not return to Him empty, but will accomplish what He desires and will achieve the purpose for which He sent it. Meaning that as children of God we don’t have to worry if God has heard our prayers, or if He plans on answering them, our confidence and assurance should be in the fact that God has made some wonderful promises in His word to us (in our Bible), and also tells us that He will do what He says He will do for us. And since we know that He doesn’t or make false promises or lies (Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 6:18), we can continue to remain confident that no matter how long that it takes for His plans or that expected promise to be established in our lives, it will most definitely happen. Be confident in Him and in His word. He hears you and you have no reason to doubt Him. God truly answers prayers; and that I know so very well. #VerseoftheDay #Devotional #Bible #FaithfulGod #Prayers #PromisesOfGod #Jesus #ConfidenceInTheWordOfGod

My Mighty mighty God!

Today Lord I come before You, amazed at what you keep doing in my life. You’ve been faithful beyond my wildest imagination, beyond my wildest expectations. You and only you deserve all the glory, all the Honour, all the praise. Indeed Lord there is no one like You, nor will there ever be. Today Lord I come before you with a song of Thanksgiving. Thank YOu, Thank You, Thank You (x) Infinity! You are way way Too MUCH! :* :* :* :* ❤ ❤

 

…..Lyrics

I stand amazed in your presence

There is nothing you cannot do

I stand amazed in your presence

There is joy peace and hope

 

There’s no one like you, Jesus

There’s no one like you, in all the earth

There’s no one like You, Jesus

There’s no one like you

 

You do mighty things

You do glorious things

You’re a faithful God

Awesome is your name

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lmcZ49h_TA

A Love like none other!

Verse of the Day

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. [NKJV] John 15:13

….

Through the words of Jesus in today’s Bible passage, He shows us how far our love for one another should be; even to the point of laying down of our lives for our friends; which is the highest instance of love shown to us all by Jesus. But what does friendship really mean to many today? Many of us today choose our friends based on what they have to offer, very rarely discovering the blessings of a genuinely true friendship. Thank God for Jesus, who is the finest example of what a true friend should be. His love for us is sacrificial, never selfish. And when He walked among men, He demonstrated it not only through his miracles but more fully through the humble service of washing His disciples’ feet (John 13:1-17), and then ultimately, when he laid down his life on the cross. Don’t you know that valuing your friend’s needs above your own, you’ll be on your way to loving like Jesus; and in the process gain a true friend for life? I don’t know about you, but having true friends is worth so much more than gaining false ones. Prayer: Lord Jesus, teach us how to love like You! We know it’s not going to be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. In Jesus name. Amen.

#VerseoftheDay #Devotional #Bible #FaithfulFriend #Jesus #Friendship #Love #Truth #God

A Faithful Friend

Verse of the Day

A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. [NKJV] Proverbs 17:17

…..

A true, hearty, faithful friend, loves in times of adversity as well as in times of prosperity: there are many that are friends to persons, while they are in affluent circumstances; but when there is a change in their condition, and they are stripped of all riches and substance; then their friends forsake them, and stand at a distance from them; as was the case of Job (Job 19:14) – [Gill’s Exposition].

It’s a very rare thing to find a friend that is a constant in every situation you may find yourself in, such as has been described in today’s bible verse. But you don’t need to let that unsettle you. The same scripture tells us that indeed there is such a friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24b). His name is Jesus! Many may have let you down, but He only can be relied upon. Indeed I have found Him to be a faithful friend! Why don’t you try Jesus today, and you will never be disappointed! #VerseoftheDay #Devotional #Bible #FaithfulFriend #Jesus #Friendship #Truth #God

If not But God!

Verse of the Day

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” And Paul said, “I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become both almost and altogether such as I am, except for these chains.” [NKJV] Acts 26:28-29

…..

If the Lord had not been on my side, the troubles of this world most likely would have snuffed the life out of me. But God rescued me. Great is His love towards me, He preserved my life and kept my feet from slipping. He alone is worthy of my praise and thanksgiving! My lips will continually glorify Him, for He has done wonderful deeds in my life. He has been my rock, my fortress and my deliverer. He delivered me from all my troubles and my eyes have always looked in triumph over every challenge, adversity and adversary that has ever tried to make a mockery of the love of God over me. He is the stronghold of my life, and whenever I call to Him I am saved from every negative situation that tries to plague me, and great has always been my peace. He is Faithful, Pure, Trustworthy, Merciful and Loving God. His ways are Perfect! He is Wonderful, Powerful, Majestic, Marvellous, ONLY HE CAN KEEP ME SAFE, no one else! He truly has been and will forever be a good good God. If you don’t know Jesus yet, why don’t you try Him? It is my prayer that you come to know this amazing God whose love is better than life itself. #VerseoftheDay #Bible #Truth #God #Bible #FaithfulnessOfGod #Testimony #ReasonsWhyILoveGod #HeIsGodAlone