Tuesday, July 16, 2019
I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:29-30 NIV
Quote: “You shall know the disciples of Jesus by their fruits (actions) not by their head knowledge.” - Hector Perez
Prayer for today
You, Lord Jesus, are the Vine and we are Your branches. Apart from You I can do nothing. I want my life to bear forth the fruitfulness of Your life by being a loving, joyful, peaceful, longsuffering, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled disciple. Teach me, Holy Spirit how to abide in Christ until the day when I leave this earth and see Him again in our Father’s kingdom. Grant me opportunities this day to be fruitful by caring for people who are hurting. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Today's holy scripture about the Blood of Jesus confirms God’s covenant with his people - Learn more
As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many. Matthew 26: 26-28 NLT
Quote: “God’s covenant of forgiveness and eternal fellowship is given only on the basis of faith in the saving blood of His Son, Christ Jesus.” Learn more
Prayer of thanks for God's NEW covenant in Christ Jesus
I praise You Holy Father for the forgiveness of my sins through the Blood Covenant of Jesus. Because of His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the dead, my relationship with You has been restored for all eternity. Give me a new heart and put a new spirit within me. Fill me Holy Spirit with unwavering certainty that nothing can separate me from God's love that is in Christ Jesus my Lord. Use me this day to help someone who is guilt-ridden with sin and feels separated from God. Lead me in sharing the wonderful news of God's covenant of forgiveness and restoration through faith in Christ our Savior. Hosanna (save) them in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Holy scripture for today about The Teacher wants to celebrate the Passover with Disciples - Learn more
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. Matthew 26:17-19 NIV
Definition of Disciple: A learner - one who receives or professes to receive instruction from another; A follower.
Prayer to be a disciple of Christ, Our Passover Lamb
I praise You, Holy Father, for Christ our Passover lamb, who sacrificed His life to save us from sin and eternal condemnation. I feel honored to call Him my Teacher and grateful to confess Him as my Lord. Help me Holy Spirit to be an authentic disciple by following the footsteps of Jesus and adhering to His teachings. Guide me this day to a disciple who is going through spiritual warfare and feels defeated. Use me to be a source of strength and encouragement in Jesus’ mighty name.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
When Jesus was at Bethany, a guest of Simon the Leper, a woman came up to him as he was eating dinner and anointed him with a bottle of very expensive perfume. When the disciples saw what was happening, they were furious. “That’s criminal! This could have been sold for a lot and the money handed out to the poor.” When Jesus realized what was going on, he intervened. “Why are you giving this woman a hard time? She has just done something wonderfully significant for me. Matthew 26: 6-10 MSG
Quote: “The difference between a significant life and an insignificant life is your connection with Jesus.” - Hector Perez
Prayer for today - Living a life of significance
It is You, Lord Jesus, who gives my life significance. I appreciate Your unfailing love that inspires me to be fearless and Your amazing grace that makes me feel valued. Remind Holy Spirit that everything I do for Jesus regardless of what people think or say has great worth. Guide me to someone today who is being criticized for loving and serving Jesus. Grant me an opportunity to lift them up and encouraging to keep living a life of significance by serving Jesus. I pray in the powerful name of Jesus.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
When Jesus finished saying these things, he told his disciples, “You know that Passover comes in two days. That’s when the Son of Man will be betrayed and handed over for crucifixion.” At that very moment, the party of high priests and religious leaders was meeting in the chambers of the Chief Priest named Caiaphas, conspiring to seize Jesus by stealth and kill him. They agreed that it should not be done during Passover Week. “We don’t want a riot on our hands,” they said. Matthew 26:1-5 MSG
Quote: “Once you realize that Jesus has infinite awareness, understanding, and insight to everything that is going on into your life, you will experience perfect peace if you trust Him.” - Hector Perez
Prayer to trust in Jesus the Omniscient King
I believe Lord Jesus that You are the omniscient King who knows all things and reigns over heaven and earth. You know when I rest and when I am active. You understand what I am thinking when I am distant from you. I kneel before Your holy presence and surrender my life, my future, and my family into Your hands. Help me Holy Spirit to conquer worry and the fear of the unknown by trusting in Jesus who sees all things and is aware of everything that I am facing in life. Please strengthen my faith so I grow in trusting Christ Jesus. In His mighty name, I pray. Amen.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ Matthew 25:37-40 NLT
Truth: “God is not unjust to ever forget your sacrifice and the love you have shown Him by serving the least.”
Prayer for today
Thank You, King Jesus, for Your heart of compassion and life of service. You are my example and guide in how I need to care for the least who are broken and feel abandoned. Help me Holy Spirit to serve beyond measure and to give without expecting a return from family members or people in the marketplace who need God’s love. Use me this day to make a powerful impact in someone's life by modeling the light, life and compassionate care of Jesus.
Monday, July 8, 2019
He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ Matthew 25:33-36 NLT
Quote: “Love cannot remain by itself - it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa
Prayer of the day
May I love others O LORD as You have loved me. Light a flame of compassionate care in my heart Holy Spirit so I am intentional in helping people who are thirsty, homeless, naked, sick or imprisoned. Guide someone to me today who feels destitute and needs my support. Save them in Jesus’ mighty name.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Jesus said, “I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life and is, in fact, a slave. A slave is a transient, who can’t come and go at will. The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through. John 34-36 MSG
Quote: "The devil can no longer rule your life or imprison you when Jesus sets you free." - Hector Perez
Prayer for today
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for sacrificing Your life on the cross to set me free from captivity and a dead-end life. You have given me a new exodus, freeing me not only from sin but from Satan, and death. I confess You as my Redeemer, the One who paid the price to ransom my soul from slavery. Lead me Holy Spirit to someone today to needs to experience eternal independence from the powers of sin and shame by calling on the mighty name of JESUS.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Holy scripture for today about the Lord wants you to give you more so you experience an abundant life
To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an ABUNDANCE. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. Matthew 25:29 NLT
Quote: “A life of abundance is possible through Christ Jesus.” -Hector Perez
Prayer for today
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for coming to give me an abundant life filled with peace, joy, strength, and love. The fullness of Your amazing love helps me realize that the things of this world can never satisfy my soul. Deliver me Holy Spirit from thinking that abundant life is linked to materialism. Train me to be a responsible Christian by using well what the Lord has given me so I can receive more to give more. Guide someone across my path today who feels unimportant and is spiritually impoverished. Use my care to open their heart to hear the good news of abundance through faith in Christ Jesus.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Holy scripture for tofay about the greatest words you want to hear which are 'Well done' - Learn more
“After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, ‘Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.’ “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ Matthew 25:19-21 NLT
Quote: "I don’t care about medals, accolades, honor, or fame that comes from people. The only thing I want most in life is to hear God say – ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’." - Bill Graham
Prayer for today
I too, long for the day Lord Jesus when I hope to hear You say to me - “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Teach me, Holy Spirit to not get weary in well doing by being faithful with the little things like money and the great things like caring for the heartbroken. Grant me opportunities today to be a faithful servant of my Master by using what He has given me to enrich others and grow His Kingdom. Amen.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Daily scripture about God entrusts you with His riches - Learn more on how to be a faithful money manager
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last, dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. “The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money. Matthew 25:14-18 NLT
Quote: “Because God loves you, He entrusts you with His wealth and relies on you to be a faithful servant.” - Hector Perez
Prayer to multiply what God has entrusted to me
Thank You, Loving Father, for entrusting me with Your treasures and gifting me with talents to serve You. I ask You to give me wisdom from above to multiply the treasures, gifts, and abilities that You have given me to expand Your Kingdom. Deliver me Holy Spirit from hiding the great wealth God has entrusted to me by having a scarcity mindset. Help me this day to be a diligent and a wise investor of God’s riches in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. Matthew 25:1-4 NLT
Quote: “God gives you the wisdom to be proactive and prepare for what’s coming ahead so you don't procrastinate!” - Hector Perez
Prayer to be proactive = Stop procrastinating
I appreciate Your teaching heart Lord Jesus and the way You use parables to help me understand the importance of being proactive and prepared. Teach me Holy Spirit to be wise like Jesus who is the ultimate example of being a forward thinker and proactive leader. Deliver me from being foolish by being a procrastinator and neglecting the little things that are important in the eyes of the Lord. Guide someone across my path today who is negligent and needs my encouragement. Use me to help influence them to be wise and proactive by taking along extra oil for what lies ahead. In Jesus’ mighty name.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Matthew 24:45-46 NIV
Quote: “If we give God service it must be because He gives us grace. We work for Him because He works in us." - Charles Spurgeon
Prayer to be a Faithful Servant of The Master, Jesus
Loving Master, I’m honored to be called Your servant. I know that it is God who gives me the desire and power through the Holy Ghost to do what pleases Him. Stir me Holy Spirit to be a faithful servant of my Master by serving others and helping people in the marketplace with physical or spiritual needs. Deliver me from making excuses or being crippled by self-imposed limitations when I have opportunities to serve others. Help me to pour out to family members, friends and strangers from the abundance that Jesus has poured into me. Direct my footsteps to someone today who needs my service and care. Use me for God’s glory in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. Matthew 24:42-43
Definition of "Watch" in the Bible: Forbearance of sleep; Complete attention; Close observation; Keeping guard; Being vigilant
Prayer to be watchful
I will be watchful and eagerly anticipate my Lord’s return by living a fruitful and godly life. Lord Jesus, I love You and thank You for teaching me the importance of being alert and prepared for Your coming. Whether You come today, tomorrow or next year, I want to be ready for Your return. Help me Holy Spirit to keep watch of my home, my family, and my life so I don’t allow Satan, the thief, to break in and rob me of my identity and hope in Christ Jesus. Guide me to someone today who the devil has lured to sleep and is unprepared for the coming of Christ. Use my care to help open the eyes of their heart to believe and trust in Jesus who is coming to make all things new. Hallelujah!
Monday, June 24, 2019
“But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven’s angels, not even the Son. Only the Father knows. Matthew 24:36 MSG
Quote: “God our Heavenly Father knows you by name. Jesus Christ lives; He is the Messiah. He loves you. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real; it brings immortality to all and opens the door to eternal life.” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Prayer to trust in our Heavenly Father who knows all things
I have a loving Father in heaven who loves me, knows me, and cares for me. Help me not to fear the unknown O LORD because I believe You are Omniscient (all-knowing) God who has all things under control. Help me Holy Spirit to get fearful or anxious about the future by learning to trust in the Father’s perfect timing. Use me this day to be a source of hope to someone today who is troubled about the unknown. Allow them to experience the peace that passes all understanding by having a personal relationship with Christ the solid Rock.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know His return is very near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will never disappear. Matthew 24:32-35 NIL
Acronym for B.I.B.L.E.: "Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth"
Prayer to trust in Jesus' words which will never pass away
I will rely upon the Lord’s unfailing words which sustain me in an ever-changing world that is filled with uncertainties and unknowns. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for speaking infallible words of truth that fill my soul with assurance. Inscribe Christ’s living words upon my heart Holy Spirit and help me be perceptive to the signs of His coming so I am ready. Guide people across my path today who are being deceived by the devil, the father of lies that prowls around like a roaring lion seeking to devour them. Use me to help lead them to faith in Jesus who is The Way, The Truth and The Life. Deliver them in Jesus’ mighty name.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Holy scripture for toay about The Son of Man will be arriving soon - Learn more about the coming of Christ the Messiah
Then, the Arrival of the Son of Man! It will fill the skies—no one will miss it. Unready people all over the world, outsiders to the splendor and power, will raise a huge lament as they watch the Son of Man blazing out of heaven. At that same moment, he’ll dispatch his angels with a trumpet-blast summons, pulling in God’s chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole. Matthew 24:30-31 MSG
Quote: “Our world is filled with fear, hate, lust, greed, war, and utter despair. Surely the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the only hope of replacing all these disheartening features with trust, love, universal peace, and eternal prosperity." - Billy Graham
Prayer to prepare for the arrival of Christ Jesus
I look forward to Your arrival Lord Jesus and the day when You shall wipe away every tear from our eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain or sickness, for the former things have passed away. Help me prepare Holy Spirit for the arrival of my Lord and Savior by living a godly life that pleases God. Guide someone across my path today who is gripped with fear of the future and needs hope. Use my care to help strengthen their faith and trust in the Christ the LORD who is coming to make all things new. Save them in Jesus’ mighty name.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Holy scripture of the day about God will shorten the time of calamity for the sake of His chosen ones - Learn more
For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones. Matthew 24:21-22
Truth: “In this world, you will have calamity. But take heart! Jesus has overcome the world and He is with you until the end.” - Jesus
Prayer to not lose faith in time of calamity & natural disasters
God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore I will not despair nor be afraid in times of disaster. Holy Spirit guide me to someone today that is facing a crisis and is in anguish. Help me be a source of hope by being a loving Christian and caring friend who points them to Christ Jesus our Savior. Hosanna.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Holy scripture for today about proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom - Read more verses about Good news
And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14
Truth: “How beautiful are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isa 52:7
Prayer to be a messenger of God's Kingdom
I am grateful Lord Jesus for Your liberating power in my life. Thank You for choosing the imperfect and weak people of this world to proclaim the good news of Your eternal Kingdom. Teach me Holy Spirit how to have beautiful feet by being a messenger of peace and salvation to people in the marketplace who are held captive in the pit of hopelessness. Use me to lead someone to faith in Christ and save them in the mighty name of Jesus.
Monday, June 17, 2019
But the one who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13
Quote: “I will love Jesus the Light for He shows me the way, and I will endure the darkness because He helps me walk through the darkest valley."
Prayer for today
Staying with it until the end and being a finisher is pleasing to God. Fill me, Lord Jesus, with a persevering spirit that endures sufferings the way You have suffered for me. Help me Holy Spirit to never quit by remembering that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Guide people across my path today that are facing adversity and feel like giving up. Use me to be a source of hope so they keep going and endure until the end. Rescue them in Jesus' mighty name.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?” Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. Matthew 24:3-5
Biblical Principle of Truth: "Don't be misled, bad company corrupts good character."
Prayer to not be decivded by false teachers or religious extremists
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for teaching me the importance of being discerning (showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding) so I am not deceived by false teachers or misled by religious extremists. Help me Holy Spirit to be steadfast in the faith by relying upon God’s word and not the emotions of my heart. Remind of the eternal hope that is in front of me by following Jesus, The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Guide someone across my path today who is believing the lies of the devil and feels confused. Use me to be a source of inspiration and truth by pointing them to Yeshua, the Messiah.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:12
Quote: “Sin came through the pride of Lucifer and salvation came through the humility of Jesus.” – Zac Poonen
Prayer of the day
I bow down in reverence before Your presence Lord Jesus to express my gratitude. Thank You for showing me the value of godly humility by giving up Your divine privileges and taking on the position of a humble servant. Rid my heart Holy Spirit of all arrogance, selfishness or jealousy. Teach me this day to manifest the humility of Christ to my family and people in the marketplace by being a servant leader who shows compassionate care. In Jesus’ mighty name.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12 NLT
Quote: “Let your life song sing forth the love and compassionate care of Jesus by serving others."
Prayer to be a servant of Christ
Lord Jesus, I want to follow in Your footsteps by being intentional in serving others. Teach me Holy Spirit the greatness of serving others today with a humble and sincere heart. Let my life song sing forth the virtues of my Savior. Place people in my path that You would like me to serve. I pray in Jesus’ mighty name.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Holy scripture of the day about You have a Father in heaven - Learn more about what did Jesus mean about not addresses anyone as Father?
And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your Father. Matthew 23:9
Fact: There is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist.
Prayer for today to God my Father
I have a Father in heaven who is my unfailing provider and almighty protector. Abba Father, I am but clay and You are the Potter. I place my life in Your tender hands of love and compassion. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for revealing God our Father to us. I believe that You are in the Father and the Father is in You. Guide me Holy Spirit to someone today who is fatherless and feels abandoned and defenseless. Use my care to open their heart to hear Jesus’ voice as I share “you have a Father in heaven who loves and cares for you.” Hosanna in Jesus’ name!
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