Tag Archive | Christ

Courage

Philippians 1 20

 

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 1:20

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

 

Because of God’s grace we do not have to be ashamed of any suffering we may encounter for Christ.  Be courageous and determined to always do your very best to obey the call of God.

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Pray for Others

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Verse of the Day:        Ephesians 3:16-18

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

 

Like Paul prayed for the believers in Ephesus, we need to pray for our friends and family, our enemies, and the world.  We need to pray that they would invite Jesus into their lives so they may experience His infinite love first hand and have a personal relationship with Him.  We also need to pray that they would come to truly know Him, His grace, glory and how much He really loves them.

Treasures in Heaven

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:19-21

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

There’s nothing wrong with having nice things, the problem is idolizing material things over treasuring what we have in Christ. It’s more important to focus on eternal things which are more valuable than anything here on earth that are only temporary. Using our money, gifts and talents for God’s purpose should be a priority in the coming year.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 5:  Thankful for God’s Peace

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Verse of the Day:  Colossians 3:15

Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts and always be thankful.

 

Today I am thankful that I have God’s peace in my life.  The other day I was talking to someone who was telling me about all the stress and drama in their life and afterward all I could think was, “Thank God I have peace in my life!” It wasn’t always this way though, through the years I’ve learned to trust in the Lord with all my heart and I’ve learned to let go and let Him have His way.  I know that God is in control and the closer I draw to Him the more peace I have.

Set Free

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Verse of the Day:  John 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

 

Christ has the power to make you free and those that are set free by the Son are truly free.  If you accept his teaching as truth and also obey his teaching you are true disciples.  You will know the truth because your eyes will open to a greater understanding of the truth which will set you free from the bondage of sin.

One of Those Days

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Philippians 4:13

Verse of the Day:   Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

 

Every now and then I have one of those days when I feel so tired that everything just hits me all at once.   I just feel like climbing into bed and sleeping for a week but I know I can’t.  I have too many responsibilities to take care of.  So, I close my eyes and ask God to give me strength to make it through the day and I remind myself that I CAN do all thing through Christ who strengthens me.

Set Free

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Galatians 5:1

Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

 

We have been set free from sin through Jesus Christ yet many still live with the shame and guilt of their past.  If you are born again you are a new creation with a new way of thinking.  You have been given a second chance to be who God created you to be.  Don’t go back to whatever sin God has already freed you from.