Verse of the Day
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. [NLT] Psalm 94:19
There is no other place I would rather be than where I am with you Lord Jesus! There’s no greater fulfilment than living the life You planned for me. There is no greater feeling than finally understanding the sincerity and depth of the words You’ve spoken concerning me. Words to encourage me through difficult times. Words to resolve my focus when surrounded with so much distraction. Words, words, to hold onto when my mind is filled with a myriad of doubts and it appears all are lost. A smile, the joy that I feel when I think of my future, a future orchestrated and built on the foundation of Your love, how that fills me with so much hope. Lord Jesus, after my search (and Lord you know how hard I’ve searched), without a doubt I have found for certain, there is no love, no grace or mercy that can be found or compared to that which I’ve found in You. Lord Jesus I am grateful that I am no longer lost or in a state I once was in. If it hadn’t been for you Lord, where would I have been today? What would have become of me without your words to comfort and encourage me? Now that I have found you, my life finally makes sense. Yes Lord Jesus, yes You gave me clarity in the midst of confusion, and dared me to hope when compelled by a great deal of conflicting facts. And because I hoped in you, your unwavering truth and words were revealed in my life. For that Lord, I am truly grateful! Are you still searching for the meaning of your life? Are you compelled by a great deal of facts that is making it impossible to find the truth of what God says concerning you? Then why don’t you try Jesus, you would be surprised to hear what He has to say concerning you? And He does exactly what he says He will do!
Verse of the day
Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? [NLT] 2 Corinthians 6:14
It can never be overemphasised why you must keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions or your goals. When you’re seeking to bring great big plans to fruition, it is so important whom you regularly associate yourself with. Why would you want to keep or team up with friends who don’t have faith or believe in your plans and visions? Surrounding yourself with like-minded friends who are also building purpose-filled lives, makes the journey that much clearer. A team is only as good as its members, so you too must be the kind of friend you want your friends to be to you; that way you’re building one another up. And be prepared to work really hard. It was no accident why we were warned not to “team up with unbelievers” of our cause or associate with people who deliberately or otherwise try to frustrate our plans. Seek the help of God at all times with your hopes and aspirations and surround yourself with friends and family that you know will cheer you to the finishing line. The Lord has made you a light don’t you think it’s time your brightness is revealed for the world to see? It is my prayer for you today that Jehovah, who is always good help and direct you to succeed and succeed well in all your endeavours Jesus name. Amen.
“And with a pillar of cloud You led them by day, And with a pillar of fire by night To light for them the way In which they were to go. [NASB] Nehemiah 9:12
Night time is the period between sunset and sunrise, a time when the sun disappears making way for darkness. Are you facing dark times in your life? Are you feeling a little gloomy, depressed, and low-spirited because of the uncertainties that come as a result of the period of darkness currently trailing you? The Lord Jesus says, He will be your light, the light that you need to help you through the difficult times in your life, into the life He created you to live. He is the brightness of the Glory of God, and in no time, He will make you what He is. So, don’t let the dark times bother you, your sunrise is on its way. Have faith in Jesus.
O LORD, you are my lamp. The LORD lights up my darkness [NLT] 2 Samuel 22:29
Since God has made you into a light, you no longer have any links with Darkness. Everything that brought unimaginable sadness, shame and scandal, humiliation, distress, broken heart, broken promises, disappointments, abandonment, rejection, trials of many kinds, was Darkness. But thank God for God, Our bright and Morning Star, came in and took away everything that reflected darkness in our lives and transformed us all into lights. Because in truth, nothing, not even darkness can ever stand in the brightness of His light, His glory. So don’t waste a moment longer of your life on those dark moments that used to throng your life, and focus on the fact that you are now reflecting the brilliance and brightness of God’s glory, our Lord Jesus Christ, and for that reason, no form of darkness can ever be able to withstand you all the days of your life!
But the path of righteous people is like the light of dawn that becomes brighter and brighter until it reaches midday. [GWT] Proverbs 4:18
You are a shining light because of Jesus Christ in you. And because you as a light can never ever fade, you can only glow brighter and brighter, never ever becoming dim, irrespective of what may be thrown at you! No struggle, past mistakes, failure, missed opportunities; disappointments or scandal can ever cause your light to fade away. It is impossible. Keep this at the forefront of your mind. You were born to shine, so don’t let any circumstance tell you otherwise. And because the glory of God is in you, it’s time you took your place as a shining beacon that can never be covered in Jesus name. Amen.