March 23, 2013

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our bibles tell us of the glorious hope that we have in God just because we believe His promises. But it is a hope that will not be fulfilled if we do not come forward and receive that hope.

God wants us to know the joy and peace that comes from having that hope. When we are placed in a hopeless situation we will find great relief when we are given a little hope.

God gives us a sure hope that will bring more joy and peace than any other hope; and He wants us all to know it.

March 22, 2013

Psalm 67:4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.

We have every reason to be glad and sing for joy because of what God has done for us. Not just today but for thousands of years God has been looking after man and making sure that He blesses us when we are faithful to Him.

The more faith and trust we are willing to place into God’s hands the more we will see just how much He is willing and able to do for us. There is no limit on what He can do, the limits are imposed by us not allowing Him to do things in our lives.

If we run the other way we will not get the love and support that He is waiting to shower on us.

March 21, 2013

Acts 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

There are going to be some pretty formidable looking people that may say that they come to preach about God in our lives, but if they do not truly trust and believe in Jesus Christ themselves then they are nothing.

These evil spirits answered back at people like them and even overcame them instead of running in the other direction. But with God on our side when we place our faith and trust in Jesus, we will never have to fear being overcome by evil.

We will still face it time to time, but Jesus has already won the battle for us; if we trust in Him…

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Acts 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

There are going to be some pretty formidable looking people that may say that they come to preach about God in our lives, but if they do not truly trust and believe in Jesus Christ themselves then they are nothing.

These evil spirits answered back at people like them and even overcame them instead of running in the other direction. But with God on our side when we place our faith and trust in Jesus, we will never have to fear being overcome by evil.

We will still face it time to time, but Jesus has already won the battle for us; if we trust in Him…

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March 20, 2013

Malachi 1:8 When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?’ says the Lord Almighty.

Back in the times when the people of Israel had to offer animals as sacrifices, typically they would have to find a sheep with no marks or anything else wrong with it to be a perfect sacrifice. Jesus became our perfect sacrifice when He offered Himself on the cross for us.

Are we then to offer Him substandard worship or respect? Are we then to keep back the best and give Him second best? Would you buy the second best for your partner if you could afford the best?

God wants us to be willing to do our best for Him at all times because He is our best friend.