Daily Bible Verse: James 1:27
‘Pure and genuine religion in the sight of the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.’
- There are two aspects to our Christian lives, one outward and one inward.
- Firstly we need to be aware of others who are struggling, and help them.
- Then we need to watch our hearts, so that we are not infected by the world.
- With clean hearts and generous spirits we can live lives that honour the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, It is my desire to be an instrument in Your hand. May I be a blessing to those around me in need, and may my heart be kept pure and undefiled , so that You can use me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Proverbs 10:25
‘When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.’
- ‘Storms of life’ are an inevitable part of our human existence.
- When the storms come, they have the potential to whirl us away.
- With the Lord in our lives, we have a foundation on which we can stand.
- Stand secure on your foundation, you will be kept safe and secure.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that You are the foundation of my life. I can stand secure and safe because You are the anchor and rock on which I stand and therefore the storms of life will not whirl me away. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 7:24
‘Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.’
- We all want to build our lives in a way that leaves a lasting effect.
- None of us wants to live lives that are wasted.
- The key is to take God’s Word and apply it to our lives.
- When we do this we are acting with wisdom, like wise men and women.
Prayer: Lord, I choose to build my life with wisdom and guidance from You. I want to be a wise person who builds my house (life) on the Rock! Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: James 1:22
‘Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says!’
- Listening to what the Lord says is only one step in the process.
- If we listen, and it does not result in action, we are stepping into deception.
- The moment we listen, hear, and apply it to our lives, something shifts.
- As a result of this shift we can move into the Lord’s plans for our lives.
Prayer: Lord, may I not be someone who will just listen to Your words and not apply them to my life. Help me to be a doer of Your word and help me to apply Your word to my life so that I can be all that You intended for me to be. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Acts 3:19
‘Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.’
- Turning to God is a great privilege we all can take advantage of.
- He has ‘times of refreshing’ in store for you.
- Why settle for barrenness when you can enjoy times of refreshing.
- So don’t let anything get in the way of God’s blessing for you.
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for those things that I have done that have displeased you. I want to enjoy the ‘times of refreshing’ that You have prepared for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 51:1
‘Have mercy on me, O God, because of Your unfailing love. Because of Your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.’
- Every day His mercy is new and you and I can begin again.
- Each day we can come to Him for forgiveness and help.
- His love is unfailing and that means He will not fail you.
- Receive His mercy and His grace today.
Prayer: Lord, have mercy on me, because of Your unfailing love. Blot out the stain of my sins because of Your great compassion. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 4:3
‘Let us fetch (bring back) the ark of the covenant of the LORD!’
- The Ark of the Covenant represented the presence of God to the nation of Israel.
- They knew that without His presence in their lives they were lost.
- They did everything in their power to make sure His presence was with them.
- You and I cannot do without the Lord and His presence in our daily lives.
Prayer: Lord, I recognise that I need You and Your presence in my life. With You in my life I can walk in victory and I can overcome any obstacle that may come my way. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Proverbs 13:9
‘The light of the righteous shines brightly.’
- You can be a source of light and hope to those around you.
- Your little light can shine brightly.
- No amount of darkness can snuff out the light of a single candle.
- So shine on and bring light into the world around you.
Prayer: Lord, may my light so shine that others will know that You are my LORD and may I be a source of hope and strength to others. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 17:7
‘Get up,’ HE said. ‘Don't be afraid.’
- Circumstances and situations can get us down and discouraged.
- But there comes a time where we must arise above the situation.
- The Lord wants us to arise and ‘get up’ and take on His plan for us.
- Let us step forward with boldness and courage and rise to the occasion.
Prayer: Lord, I choose to arise from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept me. I choose to rise to a new life! May I shine and be radiant with your glory on my life. Amen.