Daily Bible Verse:              Romans 4:18   CEV

‘God promised Abraham a lot of descendants. And when it all seemed hopeless, Abraham still had faith in God...’

- You and I are designed to live with hope that is alive within us.
- Hope, is the thing that gets you up in the morning.
- Hope, is the thing that sustains you through each day.
- When things seem hopeless, keep on believing and have faith in God.

Prayer: Lord, I reject all hopelessness and despair that has found a place in my heart. You are my God, and in spite of how things may seem, I will continue to trust in You, believing and holding on to my faith and confidence in You. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Romans 4:18 CEV
‘God promised Abraham a lot of descendants. And when it all seemed hopeless, Abraham still had faith in God...’


Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:18
‘So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.’

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HIS GRACE IS ALL YOU NEED!

December 4, 2020

SCRIPTURE READING
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted. Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; But the Lord said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in your weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I truly strong (able, powerful in divine strength). 

PRIDE IS AN ENEMY WE MUST CONSTANTLY KEEP A HAND ON
Pride is an enemy. It stands on the fringes of our lives waiting to be given a platform. The Bible speaks very firmly on the issue of pride. 
Proverbs 16:18 Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall. 
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. 
Pride promotes strife and conflict. Pride can often lead to poor or bad decisions. Pride is one of what we call ‘the seven deadly sins’. (wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony). Pride stops us from putting things right with people. Pride stops us from saying sorry. Pride stops you from acting rationally. It breaks up families and scatters them far and wide. Pride makes you think you are better than someone else. Pride stops people from accepting Jesus as their savior. 
Psalm 10:4 In his pride the wicked does not seek God; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. 
Bury pride where it belongs - in the dirt.

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