It was all Meaningless!

Verse of the Day

So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. [NIV] Ecclesiastes 2:17-18

Eternity will run for ever my dear friends, and can never be compared to all the years on this earth. And therefore whatever you run after here on earth will undoubtedly one day be destroyed, but be sure that if you chose to “chase after Jesus, to chase after the things of God” that legacy built in heaven, will never be destroyed. For indeed building our life on Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, The Master builder, Prince of peace will be by far the greatest “chasing” that would never be grievous to us. Choosing to chase after anything other than Jesus will one day show you that it was all meaningless; it was of no benefit to you! Build your life on Christ Jesus, and have rest for your soul, not just for time, but for eternity! #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #MeaninglessExistence #MeaningfulLiving

Why be concerned about these things!

Verse of the Day

Everyone is concerned about these things, and your heavenly Father certainly knows you need all of them. [GWT] Matthew 6:32

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What were the “These things” Jesus was talking about in today’s bible verse? He had told us about them in the previous verses: “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? (Matthew 6:24; 27). And that is the truth! Has worry ever solved anyone’s problem? No seriously, that is one question we need to ask ourselves whenever we start filling our minds with worry. Worry doesn’t make the situation go away; rather it makes it worse by making one ill! Period! But today we are encouraged! Yes things may be falling out of place all around us; yes, things are just not working as you expected they should! But we are encouraged! We are reminded today why we don’t need to worry, because our Heavenly Father is on the case! He knows all that is happening to us and He will take care of them all. Don’t let that anxious thought/situation take over your life. The Lord is on the case, He’s very much aware of it all, and He says He will take care of you! #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #Worry #WhyWorry #Anxiety #AnxiousThoughts #Anxious #God

It will all work out in the end!

Verse of the Day

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? [NIV] Matthew 6:26

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Do you know it’s funny how we go about worrying about life’s challenges, yet when we get a minute to sit down, and look out of our windows we see birds chirping away. They don’t have money to buy food, but every day they wake up with a knowledge that they have been provided for out there. When the food seems to run out in one Area/continent they move on to another, because they know there’s food out there J. They don’t have any worry or care. Why? Because in our bible verse for today we are told that, they do not sow, and they do not store away in barns, yet they know that they have been provided for, our heavenly Father always provides for them. But that same God asks us “are we then less valuable than they?” Have you asked yourself that question, How much value do you place on yourself? If you don’t know, I’ll just quickly remind you: God loves you so much that He sent HIs one and only son to come into this world to reconnect us back to Him. That process required Jesus to die on the cross. He died for all of our past sins, and mistakes, our sin was nailed with Him to the cross, was buried with Him, and when He was raised from the dead by God the Father, so did we too, to walk into the new life Jesus died for us to live. That’s how important you are! That’s how precious and important we are to God. If we are that important to Him, why do we let the worries of this life steal our joy and hope on the glorious plans He has for us. Don’t you know how much you’re loved! Don’t you realise your value to God. Next time, you start getting overwhelmed with life’s challenges, think on your value in God’s eyes, and you’ll see that indeed all will work out well in the end! #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #TrustingGod #Grace #Past #Mistakes #Worry #Challenges #NotGivingUpInLife

You’re much more than they think!

Verse of the Day

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, [NIV] Romans 8:1

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You are no longer a condemned person! You no longer need to wear a “condemned” tag on your forehead which reads “Condemned to be a failure” “Condemned to be a looser” “Condemned to be a humiliation”! Why? Because, of your Salvation in Christ, your union with Christ Jesus through your faith and trust in Him, your life and future is secured for success. And you are secured because you have chosen to make Christ Jesus your solid foundation, which no life’s adversity, problem or people can ever move. Secured, because Jesus Christ is everlasting, He is an unchangeable lover, the source, spring, and security, from which all blessings flow; and indeed, through Him and Jesus only, you can enjoy spiritual peace, joy and uplifting. When you know on whom you’ve decided to put your faith in, you can boldly look forward to your future and scoff at all the labels the world tries to tag you with. You’re much more than you think! You’re much more than they think! #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #TrustingGod #CreatedForGreatness #MuchMoreThankIThink #MuchMoreThanYouThink #God

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

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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

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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

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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