Friday, December 14, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Holy scripture of the day about seeking first the Kingdom of God and He will give you everything you need - Learn more
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:31-33
Quote: “You will never miss out on anything in life if you seek-God, love-God, and trust-God.” --Hector Perez
Prayer for today - Pray to be a Kingdom seeker by putting God first
I seek You and trust You, O my God. To You, O LORD, I surrender my life to Your caring hands. Do not let worry weaken my faith. Do not let me be put to shame. Do not let my enemies triumph over me. Holy Spirit, fill my heart with a hunger to seek first the Kingdom of God by choosing to do His will and not my own. Teach me to be a devoted Christian in the marketplace who models the character of Christ Jesus by putting God-first in everything. Lead me to someone today who is overcome with worry and pessimism. Use me to help rekindle their passion to seek first the Kingdom of God, choose to live righteously and experience God’s amazing grace that is sufficient. I pray for their salvation in Jesus’ mighty name.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? Matthew 6:28-30 NLT
Quote: “God’s love (care) for you is like the ocean, you can see its beginning but not its end.” -- Rick Warren
Prayer for today
Thank You, heavenly Father, for Your wonderful care. I am blessed by Your love and compassion that is bountiful every day. Holy Spirit, teach me to grow in faith by placing every burden that weighs me down into my Father’s hands. Deliver me this day from being preoccupied with how I look on the outside. Lead me to someone today who is worried about their appearance and feels forgotten. Allow them to recognize God’s care through my acts of kindness and spiritual support. Heal their heart, mind, and spirit in Jesus’ mighty name.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Holy Scripture of the day about Your heavenly Father will feed you - Learn more
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:25-27 NLT
Truth: "If the LORD God is your Shepherd, you shall lack nothing!” --Hector Perez
Prayer for today
Thank You, loving Father, for reminding me through this promise that You are the Great Provider and source of all my sustenance. Holy Spirit, free me from worry and help me remember that God knows my every need and He will provide. Guide someone across my path today that is conquered by worry and consumed with fear of the future. Grant me an opportunity to be a friend and helpful support by listening, praying and retelling them that our heavenly Father cares for them just like He cares for the birds of the air that receive of His abundance. In Jesus’ mighty name.
Monday, December 10, 2018
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Matthew 6:22-23 NIV
Quote: “Darkness is the only thing you see when you take your eyes off Jesus.” --Hector Perez
Prayer for today - Pray for light to
My eyes are fixed upon You, Lord Jesus. Fill my whole body with light from above so I learn to see people and circumstances from Your perspective and not my own. Give me Your eyes to see the brokenhearted that are around me in the marketplace. Holy Spirit, teach me to safeguard my eyes by discerning what is light (good-healthy) and what is darkness (evil-unhealthy). Lead me to someone today who is walking in darkness, broken and blinded by unbelief. Use my care to help open their ears to hear the good news and their eyes to see Jesus, the Light of the world. I pray for their deliverance in Jesus’ mighty name.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Holy scripture for today about Stockpiling treasure in heaven
Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. Matthew 6:19-21 MSG
Quote: “The way you store up treasure in heaven is by investing in getting people there.” --Rick Warren
Prayer for the day - Daily prayer
Lord Jesus, You are my incomparable treasure. Since I have You as my treasure, what else could I want on earth? Holy Spirit, teach me to store up treasure in heaven by using the talents, time, and resources that God has given me to help the poor and lead the lost to faith in Christ Jesus. Deliver me from being a hoarder or thinking that the size of my bank account, mutual funds, or net-worth is what matters. Lead me to someone today that has worldly riches yet feels empty and depressed. Grant me an opportunity to truly enrich their life by introducing them to Jesus. I pray for their rebirth in Jesus’ mighty name.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15 NIV
Quote: “Forgiveness is the key which unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” – Corrie ten Boom
Prayer of the day
Loving Father, I am in awe of Your forgiveness and thank You for the great mercy that You have shown me through Christ Jesus. You have not dealt with me according to my sins, nor punished me according to my iniquities. Holy Spirit, stop me from regurgitating past sins or wrongs in my mind. Give me this day divine strength to forgive the sins of others and break free from the hurtful chains of bitterness. Guide someone across my path today that is holding on to past wrongs that trigger painful thoughts and feelings of anger. Allow them to experience the forgiveness of our heavenly Father so they have the supernatural power to forgive and be healed. I pray for their salvation in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Holy scripure of the day about You have a good Father in heaven who does what's best for you - learn more
With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best—as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Matthew 6:9-13 MSG
Quote: "You have a good good Father in heaven who cares for you, and He will never disappoint you." --Hector Perez
Prayer for today
Holy Father, I thank You for being a loving, patient, kind, merciful, caring, benevolent, relational, and gracious God. I see daily how You are an amazing Father that loves me and wants the best for me. Holy Spirit, lead someone across my path today who has never had a positive father figure in their life. Grant me an opportunity to share with them how they can have a personal relationship with our Father in heaven by believing and receiving Christ Jesus. I pray for their healing and salvation. In Jesus' name
Monday, December 3, 2018
“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace (favor). Matthew 6:6 MSG
Quote: "Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?" - Corrie ten Boom
Prayer for today
Father God, I want to be a prayer warrior who relies on You for everything and not just when life gets hard. Thank You for being the God of miracles who does the impossible for those who call on the name of Jesus. Holy Spirit, give me a passion to pray without ceasing. Teach me to see challenges or hardships as opportunities to grow faith by trusting in God through habitual prayer. Lead someone across my path today who is in misery and feels disheartened. Grant me an opportunity to pray in the mighty name of Jesus so they can experience the presence and almighty power of our Lord and Savior.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Holy scripture of the day about you will be rewarded by God for being a giver - Learn more on giving
When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. Matthew 6:2-4 NLT
Quote: “The more you give, the more comes back to you, because God is the greatest giver in the universe, and He won’t let you out give Him. Go ahead and try. See what happens.” --Randy Alcorn
Prayer of the day
I’m blessed beyond measure Lord Jesus, by Your cheerful giving and benevolent heart. Thank You for modeling the blessedness of giving without being pretentious or seeking people's praise. Holy Spirit, remind me that everything I have has come from our heavenly Father who works behind the scene to bless and prosper all who love Him. Grant me opportunities this day to be a joyful and inconspicuous giver to people who have physical, emotional or spiritual needs. I pray in the powerful name of Jesus.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:45 NIV
Quote: "God became a man to transform people into His sons and daughters, not simply to produce better people of the old kind but to produce a new kind of humanity." --C.S. Lewis
*Biblical definition of perfect, perfection (tamam/calal): wholeness, completeness, soundness, integrity, beauty, divine, significance. * https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/perfect-perfection
Prayer for the day
I reverence You O LORD and praise You for being a perfect Father who loves me, forgives me, restores me, renews me, and performs the impossible. I surrender my life in Your flawless hands and ask You to mold and shape me into the image of Your beloved Son, Christ Jesus. Holy Spirit, remind me that I am God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance as my way of life. Lead me to someone today who feels like a failure and thinks they are a mistake. Grant me an opportunity to demonstrate God’s unfailing love and empathetic care so they are open to hearing the good news about our Father's desire to make us perfect (whole and complete) in Jesus.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 5:43-46 NIV
Quote: "God teaches us to love by putting some unlovely people around us. It takes no character to love people who are lovely and loving to you." --Rick Warren
Prayer of the day - Love your enemies
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for doing the impossible by loving Your enemies who mistreated You and crucified You on the cross. Such love defies human logic and comprehension. I kneel to express my gratitude for allowing me, a sinner, to experience the power of Your love and mercy. Holy Spirit, I ask You to fill me with the love of Christ so I can grow in loving others as Jesus loves me. Grant me divine power to love people who have hurt me by having the strength to forgive. Put someone in my path today who is wounded and needs to be shown the compassionate love of Jesus. I pray in His mighty name.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Holy scripture of the day about You will be great if you practice and teach God's law
Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19 NIV
MSG: Trivialize even the smallest item in God’s Law and you will only have trivialized yourself. But take it seriously, show the way for others, and you will find honor in the kingdom.
Prayer of the day
Your law O LORD is perfect and gives me new life. Your Word never fails and will last forever. Holy Spirit, give me a strong love for God's Word that imparts wisdom to ordinary people like me. Teach me to be a doer of the word so I reflect the character and image of Christ through my obedience. Guide someone across my path today who is suffering awful consequences because they are disobedient to God’s law. Let me show the way so they turn to Jesus and experience the great blessings that come by obeying God's word.
Monday, November 26, 2018
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
Quote: "You are indeed the light of the world--but only if your switch is turned on." - John Hagee
Prayer of the day - Pray to be a light to people of the night
Shine Your light of life upon me Lord Jesus and turn my switch on so I can beam forth Your unfailing love and truth to people who sit in darkness. Remind me Holy Spirit, that I am here on earth to be a radiate light for Christ to my family and people in the marketplace that the devil, the god of this age has blinded so they cannot see the glory of Jesus. Lead me to someone today who is blinded by unbelief and feels distressed. Allow my compassionate care to shine through their darkness so they open their ears to hear the good news of salvation through faith in Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Holy scripture of the day - A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness.
Let the whole world know what He has done.
Sing to Him; yes, sing His praises.
Tell everyone about His wonderful deeds.
Exult in His holy name;
rejoice, you who worship the Lord.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
He is to be feared above all gods.
The gods of other nations are mere idols,
but the Lord made the heavens!
Honor and majesty surround Him;
strength and joy fill His dwelling.
O nations of the world, recognize the Lord,
recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.
Give to the Lord the glory He deserves!
Bring your offering and come into His presence.
Worship the Lord in all His holy splendor.
Let all the earth tremble before him.
The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
Let the sea and everything in it shout His praise!
Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord,
for He is coming to judge the earth.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
Cry out, “Save us, O God of our salvation!
Gather and rescue us from among the nations,
so we can thank Your holy name
and rejoice and praise You.”
Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who lives from everlasting to everlasting!
And all the people shouted “Amen!” and praised the Lord.
1 Chronicles 16:8-10, 26-36 NLT
Powerful Thanksgiving Quotes:
"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction." --Harry Ironside
"Jesus is moved to happiness every time He sees that you appreciate what He has done for you." -- Ole Hallesby
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Wishing you and your beloved family a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. Matthew 5:13 MSG
Quote: “You are the salt of the earth. But remember that salt is useful when in association, but useless in isolation.” ― Israelmore Ayivor
Prayer of the day
Lord Jesus, I thank You for loving the bland people of the world that need to be salted and seasoned by Your grace and love. It is Your living word that helps understand why I am here on earth and preserves my life from decay. Holy Spirit, teach me how to be salt that heals the hurting and brings out the God-flavors in peoples lives. Lead someone across my path today that feels like their life is flavorless. Use my care and support to be salt that revives hope and renews their faith in Jesus. I pray in His mighty name.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Holy Scripture about persecuted for righteousness sake -
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 NKJV
Scripture: “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” --The Apostle Paul
Prayer for today
Thank You Lord Jesus for enduring such great persecution for my sake. I am sorry that we turned our backs on You and looked the other way. You were hated, and we did not care. You were despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief and yet You willingly suffered and loved me unto death. I want to be a faithful apprentice by modeling Your unwavering faith by being a godly Christian in the marketplace. Holy Spirit help me go forth this day with a heart of compassionate care for the lost. Give me a spirit of perseverance so I keep pressing on when I am persecuted or mocked for doing what is right in the eyes of God. Let persecution drive me even deeper in my relationship with God and Christ Jesus. Amen
Friday, November 16, 2018
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 NIV
Quote: “To be peacemaker, you must know the peace Giver.” -Billy Graham
Prayer for today
Lord Jesus, I long to be a peacemaker like You. Make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, help me sow love. Where there is wrong, help me show mercy. Where there is doubt, help me inspire faith. Where there is despair, help me give hope. Where there is darkness, help me be a light. Where there is sadness, help me bring joy. Holy Spirit, lead me to someone today who is holding a grudge and is bitter. Give me wisdom in being a peacemaker by encouraging them to forgive so they can experience the peace of Jesus that passes understanding. I pray for their healing in Jesus’ mighty name.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 NIV
Quote: "To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and loving him enough to do His will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something as beautiful for Him." --Mother Teresa
Prayer for today
LORD God, You told Moses that no one can see Your face and live. Nevertheless, Jesus taught that the “pure in heart” will see You. Lord Jesus, I believe that Your precious blood has the power to cleanse me from all sin, filth, and transgressions. I ask You to give me a new heart, and a new spirit so I treasure purity and have the hope of seeing God. Holy Spirit, lead me to someone today who is in pain because of an impure life and feels unworthy of God's acceptance. Guide me in sharing this wonderful promise of purity and hope through Christ Jesus.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Holy scripture for today about the blessedness of being merciful - Learn more about mercy from a Jewish perspective
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 NIV
Quote: "God's mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow than diminish the great mercy of God." --Charles Spurgeon
Prayer for today
I cannot thank You enough Lord Jesus, for the undeserved mercy and forgiveness that You have lavished on me. Be merciful to me a sinner that has disappointed You in so many ways, yet, Your steadfast love never runs out and Your mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning to remind me that You are a God of love who does not give me the punishment that I deserve. Holy Spirit let me experience the supreme blessedness of being merciful by forgiving family members and people that have wounded me. Lead me to someone today who thinks their mistakes and iniquities are too great to be forgiven by God. Allow me to share the good news of God’s unfailing mercy and everlasting love in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 NIV
Quote: "To hunger and thirst after righteousness is when nothing in the world can fascinate us so much as being near God." --Smith Wigglesworth
Prayer for today
Lord Jesus, I want to model Your heart of truth by being hungry and thirsty for righteousness. Holy Spirit, deliver me from going through the motions in life as a follower of Christ. Fill me with a passion to do what is ethical, just and right in the eyes of God. Lead me to someone today who is following the wrong path in life and is oppressed with shame. Grant me an opportunity to show them kindness so I have an opening to point them to faith in Jesus, the Friend of sinners. I pray for their deliverance and salvation in Jesus’ name.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Holy scripture of the day about sacrifice and greater love - Read more about what is the meaning of veterans day?
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 ESV
"This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves.1 John 3:16 MSG
Quote: “A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness.” ― Mother Teresa
Prayer for today - Veterans Day
I remember this day Lord Jesus, the demonstration of Your great love by the way You laid down Your life to save the world from the wages of sins and death. I honor and praise Your holy name as the mighty Victor and Savior of the world who defeated the powers of evil and darkness at the cross of Calvary. I also thank You for the men and women in our arm forces who sacrificed their lives for our country, family, religious rights, and freedom. We salute the brave who have followed in Your footsteps by risking all to save the helpless. Holy Spirit, lead Veterans across my path today that I need to personally acknowledge and thank for their service and sacrifice. Remind me to say, “Thank you for your great love for our country and others which has great value in the eyes of God and me.” In Jesus’ mighty name.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 NIV
Quote: "God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart." -Izaak Walton
Prayer for today
Lord Jesus, I praise You for setting the example of being meek. You had all the power in the world, yet You elected to use it to bless people instead of condemning those who were hateful towards You. Holy Spirit, remind me that being meek does not mean being weak as some may think. Remind me that being meek has great worth in God's eyes. Teach me the joy of taking on the position of a meek and humble servant as Christ Jesus did for me. Guide someone across my path today who is angry, antagonistic or hostile. Give me the strength to exemplify meekness by remaining gentle, kind and peaceful so I have an opportunity to influence them to faith in Jesus. I pray for their salvation. Amen
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (verses about comfort)
Quote: "When you have lost what is most dear to you, the God of love who knows your pain will come to comfort you."
Prayer of the day
Father of mercies and God of all comfort, thank You for comforting me in all my tribulations, so that I may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble. No loss, no pain, and no suffering can ever separate me from Your everlasting love and unfailing care that is poured out to me through Christ Jesus. Holy Spirit, lead me to someone today that has experienced the loss of a loved one and is in need of compassionate care. Let me be a source of comfort and hope so they remember that God cares and never leaves us to suffer alone. I pray in the mighty name of Jesus.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Holy scripture for today about the blessedness of being poor in spirit - What does it mean to be poor in spirit. Read more
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:1-3 NIV
Quote: “You are truly blessed when you’re at the end of your rope and see your need of God."
Prayer of the day
More of You and less of me, Lord Jesus. Thank You for giving me the hope of being with You in Your Kingdom. I recognize my poverty and declare that apart from You, I can do nothing. Holy Spirit, teach me the supreme blessedness of relying upon the Lord when I feel troubled. Admonish me to not lean upon my own understanding when I face hardships that test my faith. Guide someone across my path today that is at end of their rope because they are self-reliant. Use me to help them experience the blessedness of being poor in spirit and trusting in Jesus.
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