Daily Bible Verse: Luke 1:46-47
‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour!’
- What a joy to be able to start this day rejoicing.
- We can choose to be down-hearted or we can choose to rejoice and be glad.
- Praise lifts us up and places us on a sure foundation.
- Let your soul magnify the Lord and let your spirit rejoice in the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for today and all the opportunities and blessings it brings. I choose not to focus on the negatives but to magnify You and let my spirit rejoice in You, my God and my Saviour. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 1:45
‘Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!’
- Believing God is an act of faith and that pleases God.
- As we step out and believe, we step into His blessing and plan for our lives.
- Do you believe that the Lord will fulfill His promises to you?
- You are blessed for believing that the Lord would keep His promise to you.
Prayer: Lord, I declare that I believe in You. You are the One, true, living God and I bow my knee before You now. Every word from You is a word of life and hope on which I can depend. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 1:38
‘I am the Lord's servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.
- When we entrust our lives and future to God, anything can happen.
- When we place ourselves in His hands, He can use us in the most wonderful way.
- Every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God will be fulfilled.
- Every promise that you hold dear, He will bring to pass.
Prayer: Lord, I am Your servant. I place my life and my future firmly in Your hands. May every promise and plan You have prepared for me, happen to me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 1:37
‘For nothing will be impossible with God.’
- The Lord can bring new life into barren and desolate places.
- The Lord can turn a wilderness into pools of water.
- The Lord can take an impossible situation and turn it around.
- Nothing is impossible with respect to any of God's promises.
Prayer: Lord, what a joy it is to know that NOTHING is too hard for You! I thank You that no promise from You will be impossible of fulfilment. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 1:35
The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.’
- Oh the joy to know that God is with us.
- When the Holy Spirit comes upon us the greatest miracles can take place.
- When the Lord’s shadows fall on us we know that we are under His wings.
- Expect more of His abiding presence and power in and on your life.
Prayer: Lord, may Your Holy Spirit rest on me and may I know that You are with me. I place my life in Your capable hands. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 1:13
The angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard.’
- The Lord knows you by name and your situation is important to Him.
- Zechariah must have been praying and out of nowhere appears the angel.
- The angel brings the wonderful news that his prayer had been heard.
- The Lord hears your prayers and He will answer with more than you expected.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that I can bring my requests and petitions to You, knowing that You hear my prayers and that You are a prayer-answering God. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 1:30
The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God!’
- The greatest joy we can know as humans is the favour of God on our lives.
- This favour includes His mercy, His grace and His blessings on our lives.
- When we know that His blessing rests on us, we do not need to fear.
- May you know the favour and the blessing of the Lord on your life today!
Prayer: Lord, thank You that I can know Your favour and blessing on my life. The blessing that comes from you is my greatest wealth and treasure. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Chronicles 13:14
‘Judah turned and saw that they were being attacked at both front and rear. Then they cried out to the LORD.’
- Sometimes it can feel like we are surrounded and facing battles on every front.
- When the battle is at its worst, let it be the most natural thing to turn to God.
- We should remind ourselves that nothing can stop God from intervening.
- No matter what we are facing, our access to God is never limited.
Prayer: Lord, no matter what I am facing, I choose to remind myself that You are close beside me and that I can continually call out to You for help! Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 28:7
‘The LORD is My strength and My shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped!’
- The Lord is your helper and protector.
- You can trust Him with every aspect that challenges you.
- It does not say: ‘He will help’, it says: ‘I am helped’.
- When we call on the Lord, He steps in and we are helped.
Prayer: Lord, I declare that You are MY strength and You are MY shield and You are helping me. My hearts trusts and rests in You! Amen.