Daily Bible Verse: Luke 19:34
And they said, ‘The Lord has need of him.’
- The Lord has a purpose and plan for your life.
- The Lord needs you, to do something that only you can do.
- Each one of us can know the joy of being used by God.
- Each day can be another opportunity, as we make ourselves available.
Prayer: Lord, I make myself available to You, to be used for Your purposes. I recognise that You have need of me, and I declare that I am ready and willing to be an instrument in Your hands. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 6:33 (NTL)
‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.’
- I once heard someone say: ‘We become what we focus on!’
- If we focus on fear, we become fearful.
- If we focus on joy, we become joyful.
- If we focus on Him, we will become faith-filled, and He will undertake.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that I can take this moment to make a quality decision and place You first in my life. I choose You, Your Kingdom, and Your will and plan for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 12:24
‘Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than any birds!’
- You are valuable and precious to God and He loves you.
- If God cares for and provides for the birds, surely, He will take care of you.
- Let us take God’s Word at face value and believe that we are valuable.
- He is your Provider and He will take care of you.
Prayer: Lord, just as you take care of the birds and feed them, so You too will take care of me. You are my Source and my Provider, and I look forward to the wonderful way in which You will take care of me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 12:22
And HE said to His disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life…’
- Often our natural human tendency is to worry and be anxious.
- In the days in which we live, there seems so much to be concerned about.
- But the Lord wants us to experience His peace as we trust Him.
- It is in enjoying the perpetual presence of God, that we can know His peace.
Prayer: Lord, as I step forward into this new season, I ask that Your presence will be with me and that You will surround me. I choose to trust in You and to not give in to fear and anxiety. You are with me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 9:6b
‘He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’
- Joy to the world the Lord (The Mighty God) is come.
- This was the message of the angels then, and nothing has changed.
- The Prince of Peace is still the greatest news of all time.
- The greatest gift to the world, the Wonderful One, was all you ever needed.
Prayer: Lord, I rejoice today in the knowledge that You, the Saviour of the world, would come and be all that I needed. I receive You as my Wonderful Counsellor, my Mighty God, my Everlasting Father, and my Prince of peace. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 9:6a
‘For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.’
- This is a wonderful time of the year.
- A time when we celebrate the greatest gift of all.
- The gift of Jesus to the world, and to you and me.
- Congratulations and blessings to you and to your family.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for this wonderful time of the year when we can remember and celebrate the great gift of Your Son. We are blessed, because You, oh Lord, have showered us with Your goodness and loving-kindness. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 2:11
‘Today in the city of David a Saviour has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord!’
- It is amazing to think that our Saviour was born specifically with us in mind.
- Everything about His birth was amazing and wonderful.
- The child, Whose birth we celebrate, was both a Saviour and the Lord.
- May the reality and joy of His birth be a living reality to you!
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the great gift of a Saviour that was born for all of mankind and for me. I receive Your Son, as a gift to me, and I receive Him as my Saviour and my Lord. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: John 3:16
‘For God so loved the world that He GAVE His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
- You see, God gave the world a gift on that very first Christmas.
- The gift was exactly what the world needed – His Son Jesus.
- God gave us (the world) the best possible gift in the form of His Son.
- And if we believe in Him, we can have another gift, eternal life.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for giving us such a wonderful gift. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Come and live in my heart and give me that gift of eternal life, I pray. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 1:21
‘She will give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the Name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.’
- Humanity has always had to deal with sin and results of wrongdoing.
- Sin has the power to bring death and destruction into our lives.
- But God sent His Son with a specific purpose, to save His people from their sins.
- No matter what you have done, He is your Saviour, and He wants to rescue you!
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for those things that I have done that have not pleased You. Today I come to receive the life You have for me, and to receive it in all its goodness and abundance. Amen.