Daily Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 16:13
‘Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men (and women) of courage. Be strong.’
- We should be alert because our enemy goes around like a roaring lion.
- We should stand firm so that we are not tossed to and fro by storms of life.
- We should be people of courage because we serve a mighty God.
- And we should be strong because He will give us the strength we need.
Prayer: Lord, help me to be alert so that the enemy doesn’t get a foothold in my life. May I stand firm in the strength and power You give me and may I be a person of courage who does not shrink back but presses forward. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Philippians 1:27
‘Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.’
- We should always remember that as children of God we are citizens of heaven.
- We are His representatives and His ambassadors here on earth.
- How we live our lives is of great importance, because He has work for us to do.
- Let us live lives that honour the Lord so that others can be touched in the process.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that I can be a ‘Citizen of Heaven’ and a representative for You. Use my life in such a way that I will be a part of expanding Your Kingdom here on earth and may my life bring glory and praise to You. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Exodus 18:23
‘If you follow this advice, and if God commands you to do so, then you will be able to endure the pressures…’
- It is always good to get advice and counsel from others before proceeding.
- But after all the advice we need to hear from God and follow His instructions.
- When we do what He tells us to do, we can handle anything that comes our way.
- Let us endeavour to hear His voice on all matters and obey His leading in our lives.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that I don’t have to walk this road alone and in my own wisdom. I pray that You will come and lead and guide me so that I can walk in Your ways and avoid unnecessary pressures. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Job 12:13
‘True wisdom and power (strength) are found in God; counsel and understanding are His.’
- In the Lord we can find everything that we will ever need.
- If we need wisdom, He gives wisdom liberally.
- If we need strength, He wants to come alongside us and strengthen us.
- If we need His advice and understanding, He is ready to reveal His heart to us.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that in You I can find all I need to face my daily life. In You I can find strength, wisdom, counsel and understanding. I rely on You! Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 102:17
‘He will turn His attention (respond & listen) to the prayers of those who have been abandoned (forsaken & destitute). He will not despise their prayers.’
- Our prayers and cries to the Lord for help are things He takes seriously.
- When we feel desperate, despairing and hopeless, He is there to hear our call.
- Today, He will turn His attention to your prayer and hear you.
- So call on Him, He is ready and able to respond to your faith in Him.
Prayer: Lord, I call on You today. You know the condition of my heart and the issues that concern and worry me. In this moment, I bring all these things to You, knowing that You hear and care for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: John 6:37
‘…and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away!’
- The Lord will NEVER drive you away or reject you.
- His arms are always wide open, ready to receive and embrace you.
- All we need to do is respond to the invitation and come to Him.
- Remember, no one will ever be able to snatch you out of His hand.
Prayer: Lord, I come to You today because I need You in my life. Thank You that I can know the reassurance of Your warm embrace and I can know that I am safe in Your hands. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: John 6:31
‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’
- The Bible tells that we are not supposed to live on physical bread alone.
- There is something of the divine and the eternal that needs to be part of our lives.
- We are told that the Lord is the ‘bread of life’ and we need Him in our lives.
- Our Heavenly Father offers the true bread that comes from heaven.
Prayer: Lord, I don’t want to be someone who lives only in the physical dimension. I want to know the reality of You in my life. May You, the ‘bread of life’ give me what my soul so longs for. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Exodus 16:4
The LORD said to Moses, ‘Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day…’
- The Lord has good things in store for you.
- He wants to come and rain down His blessing and kindness on your life.
- The secret is to live one day at a time and to use the portion He gives you for that day.
- The Lord promises to supply our needs and the strength we need, day by day.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that I can trust You each and every day. Help me to make the best use of the opportunities that come my way each day. Strengthen me as I go out and do the work that You have given me to do. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Exodus 15:25
'Moses cried to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.’
- We should always remind ourselves that nothing is impossible with the Lord.
- He can turn bitter water into sweet water, He can turn water into wine.
- When we bring God into the equation we can expect the impossible to be possible.
- As we do what He tells us to do, however strange it may be, we can expect a miracle.
Prayer: Lord, You are the Mighty God who can shut the mouths of lions and can calm the raging storms. As I cry out to You, show me what You want me to do, and as I obey, may situations and circumstances beyond my control be turned around for Your glory. Amen.