This year has been one of many lows for me, sometimes I felt like giving up. At times I wondered where was my loving God in the many situations I faced. It was at those moments He reminded me that “He will never leave me; never will He forsake me.” Hebrews 13:5.
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Today is the day for you to be glad. It is your day to forget all worries and think of your success. Today is not to be wasted in worrying about your food, money and tomorrow’s or yesterday’s issues. Rejoice today for today is your day.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1 John 4:7-8 & 11
As followers of Christ we are commanded to love one another. This is not an option. Love is not something we can decide if we will do it or not. We are commanded to love one another. This is a command that is easier to say than actually do. For us to live in a way that the love of God is fully demonstrated requires real effort in our daily lives. The reason we must love one another is because love is from God. Real love has its source from God.
I have asked for the same thing so many times.
When will I receive that which I desire?
Or will my dreams be thrown away like rubbish into the fire?
Proverbs 3:5-6 are favorite verses that we hear quoted by many, but how many of us really realize how He will bless us when we do just as these verse state: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.”
What does that mean? It means that if you trust God, i.e. obey him, rather than following your human inclinations, your way will be successful.
Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Heavenly Father I thank and praise you for all you have done for me in the past, what you continue to do for me in the present and all the great and mighty things you will do for me in the future.
A Spirit-filled believer will give thanks to God always. Giving thanks is like breathing, now could we survive if we only breathed just once in a while? So we must give thanks when things are going well, but we must also give thanks when we face trouble.
Lord I thank you for this new day and month. Thank you for every blessing and also for every trial for they shape me into who I am meant to be and who you want me to be. Thank you for new mercies and blessings each and every day. We thank you for a wonderful family and friends, food on the table and roofs over our heads.