Tag Archive | God

Christ Completes Me

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 3:19

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

 

We were created with a longing for Christ.  We unsuccessfully try to fill this emptiness with people and things.  But the truth is, only Jesus can satisfy your soul. Only Jesus can make you whole.  It’s not enough to know who He is, you also need to personally experience the love of Christ in your life.

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God’s Word Heals

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 107:20

He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

 

God’s Word will heal whatever is hurting and destroying you, but you have to receive it. You have to let it penetrate your heart, meditate on it, hear it, read it, study it, memorize it and it will begin to fix whatever is broken in you.

The Life That I Now Live

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Verse of the Day:  Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

The words repeat themselves in my head, “the life that I now live”.  It’s only by God’s grace and mercy I have “the life that I now live”.  It was not so long ago I lived a different life, a life focused on myself, a life without purpose or peace.  In order to get to where I am today I had to leave that life in the past. I had to surrender my life to God and focus on the future He has planned for me.   Now, because of God’s love, I live not on my own power or strength but through faith in Jesus Christ who loves me so much He died on the cross for me. I had to stop living in the past and start living by faith. Because He died for me, I now live my life for Him.

O Holy Night

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Verse of the Day:  John 3:17

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

The star was shining brightly in the city of David on the night the Savior was born. God sent His only Son to offer the grace of the gospel, eternal life and salvation, that the world through him might be saved.  The birth of Christ, the Messiah, was proclaimed by angels to the shepherds who went to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus lying in the manger. On Christmas Eve let’s stop for a moment and reflect on the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ our Savior.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 9:  Thankful for Everything

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:20

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

I am truly thankful for everything God has done for me and the plans He has for my future.  I am thankful for everything He has blessed me with, it’s more than I deserve. I’m thankful for my salvation and for the relationship I have with my Savior.  Above all else, I’m thankful for God’s love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. I give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 7:  Thankful for God’s Blessings

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:11

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

 

I am thankful for all of God’s blessings.  He always provides and makes a way for us to also be a blessing to others.  He wants us to be generous by sharing what we have with people less fortunate, not just at Thanksgiving but all year long.  He blesses us so we can generously pour out our blessings to others, which results in thanksgiving to God.

God Isn’t Finished with You Yet

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Verse of the Day:  Philippians 1:6

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

 

Have you ever felt like it was taking way too long for God to change you? You might even have wished you could rush God into changing you over night.  We all do, but it doesn’t happen that way. You need to be confident that in His way and in His timing he is changing you. We know this because He always finishes what He starts, so when you feel like you’re not changing fast enough, have faith and trust that God is still working on you.