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Two Steps

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 37:3

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

 

There is a two-step process to receive this promise. The Lord will take care of all your needs but you need to trust in Him and do good.  Notice it says “and” do good, not “or” do good. While you are waiting and trusting on God to fulfill his promise, do good.

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The First Noel

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 2:1-21

The Birth of Jesus

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.

To Seek and To Save

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 19:10

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

God loved us so much he made a way for us to be saved.  Jesus came to this world to seek and save the lost, to offer us salvation.  He came to rescue us from a life of sin.  As Christians, we need to share this good news with the world while there is still time.

God Never Forgets

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Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 6:10

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

 

There are so many people that need help right now and will continue to need our help in the future.   If you are blessed to be in a position to help those in need I’m sure they would be grateful for whatever you can do.  The Lord sees all that you do and never forgets the work you do or the love you show him by helping his people. You will be rewarded in heaven and for all eternity.

Stop Worrying, Start Serving

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:27

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

 

Worrying doesn’t change a thing and it sure doesn’t add any benefit to your life.  Instead of worrying start serving.  Spend time helping those in need and you’ll have less time to spend worrying.  Focus on helping others and God will make sure you are taken of.

Healing

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 13:12

When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”

 

Jesus already knows your condition and he is calling you because he has compassion for you.  If you need healing come to Jesus, he can heal your mind, body, and soul.  He can set you free from whatever chains are holding you down.

God Sees You

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Verse of the Day:  Genesis 16:13

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

 

God sees you.  He knows your heart and your hurt.  You are not alone.  He loves you more than you could ever imagine.  Trust God.  Give him your brokenness and allow him to heal your heart and lead you to restoration.