“The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
Isn’t great that God’s love never ends and He is the God of fresh starts and new beginnings! If you need or want a fresh start, today is the day. As we begin a new month, we get to look forward to a new start. The best way to seek God in the weeks ahead is with a prayer and reading God’s Word. In the words of Paul…
“let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God-truly righteous and righteous.”
Today as I was reading in 2nd Timothy verse 16 and 17 of chapter 3 grabbed my attention.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Folks, reading God’s Word, the Bible, will bring you hope, encouragement, guidance, and practical advice on the everyday issues you’re facing. Believe it or not God’s Word is relevant to everyone, everywhere, at any time.
If you’re not reading God’s Word daily, today is a great day to start. There is no better time and no reason to wait.
In the words of Paul…”May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.”
As I was reading this morning from Psalms, Psalm 142 and 143 grabbed my attention. King David was crying out “There is no escape for me! No one cares about my soul!” Have you ever felt or feeling that way? That is how King David was feeling when he wrote Psalm 142. But, he knew who to turn too, and so should we. He cried out to God “Hear my prayer, Lord”! “Listen to my pleadings”! “Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness”! “Lord, You are my refuge”! “My soul longs for you”! “Bring my soul out of this prison”! “In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble”! “So that I may give thanks to Your name!” Folks, is your soul longing for God?
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”
James 1:12 NLT
As I was reading this morning from the book of James, part of chapter one verse twelve grabbed my attention. “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.” Testing and temptation! Is there a difference? Yes! Temptation is being enticed or allured to sin. Or you can say obeying Satan! Remember, God never tempts anyone, but God does test us. When God is testing us, He is providing us with choices as believers, wanting us to make the right decisions.Or you can say obeying God! Folks, it all boils down to obedience to God or obedience to Satan. Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
Have a great day and may God bless you with grace, peace, and joy!
“Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.”
Proverbs 12:15 NLT
Folks, we need to understand that we can’t know everything, we need to demonstrate our wisdom by seeking good advice.
May God bless you this week with peace, joy, and happiness.