Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Receive God's Peace as the Year Draws to a Close

Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

John 14:26-27 - "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

II Corinthians 4:7 - But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show I that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

Dear God, thank You for peace. Even as I struggle through this day, this latest infection, and just life in general, thank You for peace that supersedes all of my struggling. Peace, peace, peace. Peace be with me. Peace still my heart. Peace calm my anxious heart. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

God Is Leading You Along a Way That Is Uniquely Right for You

John 15:4 - "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me."

II Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Ephesians 2:10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

I John 4:7-8 - Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Dear God, thank You for the path You have placed me on. Thank You that it is uniquely my path even when it crosses the path of another or runs alongside of the path of another. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Trust Him with Every Fiber of Your Being

Psalm 40:4 - Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

Psalm 56:3-4 - When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Psalm 62:8 - Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.

Isaiah 26:3-4 - You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
Dear God, thank You for being trustworthy, completely trustworthy. Trustworthy in both the good times and the bad times. Thank You for teaching me more about trusting You in the big things no the small things. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

He Is Your Refuge and Strength

Psalm 46:1-3 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, thought the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Psalm 89:15-16 - Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted. 

Dear God, thank You for the blessings You shower on this planet deposited what the media choose to focus on. I am not going to be afraid of terrorists (if I were afraid, it would be of the white man down the street who is an avid gun buyer and insists on carrying guns everywhere he goes). I am not going to be afraid of earthquakes or floods. I am not going to be afraid of the medical testing I will have to do in the new year (unless the republicans screw things up and cause me to lose my insurance coverage because of their sick hatred for the president). I am going to put my trust in You, my refuge and my strength. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

God Is Preparing You for What Is on the Road Ahead

Psalm 36:9 - For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Isaiah 64:4 - From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.

John 15:5 - "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."

Dear God, thank You for preparing me for what lies ahead. Thank You for giving me strength and courage for what lies ahead. It is because of that strength and courage that I am not afraid of the tests I will be facing in the new year to make sure that the initial test was not a fluke or a mistake. And it is because of that strength and courage that if the test comes back the same as the initial test I am not afraid of the next test that may need to be done to determine whether it is just an activation thing or whether it is in my bone marrow. I am no longer afraid. What I do worry about is insurance which is fighting tooth and nail to not cover needed treatments. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

He Is the Gift That Continuously Gives

Deuteronomy 33:27 - The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.

Psalm 13:5 - But I have trusted in our steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I John 4:15-16 - Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.mso we have come to know and to believe the love that God ha score us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 

I John 4:18 - There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 

Dear God, thank You for unconditional love that does not hinge upon what I do or do not do. When love hinges upon behavior, it cannot be real. Help me to never punish myself by separating myself from You and Your loving arms. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Wait Attentively in His Presence

Luke 2:13-14 - And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"

II Corinthians 4:6 - For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 

II Corinthians 8:9 - For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Philippians 2:5-7 - Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

Dear God, thank You for glimpses of glory during my times spent with You. Thank You for allowing Your Son to come to earth as a little baby so that I may have relationship with You. In that one moment, the world was changed. On this day, the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, may I remember Your glory shining through the darkness. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

He Speaks to You from the Depths of Eternity

Psalm 90:2 - Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 

Colossians 1:27 - To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 

Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Dear God, thank You for Your glory. Thank You for Your love. Thank You for the kindness of a stranger. Thank You for the beauty of a flower. Thank You for the sweet song of a bird. Thank You for Your peace. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

He Is King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Psalm 95:6-9 - Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers put me to the test and out me to the proof, though they had seen my work. 

Romans 8:32 - He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

I Timothy 6:13-16 - I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 

II Peter 1:19-20 - And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lmao shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.

Dear God, thank You for everything. Thank You for desiring to be with me. Thank You for life. Thank You for beauty and majesty. Thank You for family. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Go to Him and Rest in His Presence

Matthew 2:10-11 - When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Luke 1:35 - And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God."

Luke 1:76-79 - "And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, where's the sunrise shall visits us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Dear God,  thank You for the star that guides me to You. I praise You for the blessings You bring. Lead me where You need to lead me and help me along the way. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

His Plan for Your Life Is Unfolding Before You

Psalm 63:2 - So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, be holding your power and glory.
John 11:40 - Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?"

II Corinthians 5:6-7 - So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Dear God, I know I am weak. And I know I need You in order for me to carry on with the day. Thank You for Your strength. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

God's Glory

Psalm 92:1-5 - It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!

Luke 23:35-37 - And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!" The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!" 

John 2:11 - This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. 

Dear God, may I never forget to give You the glory that is due to You and to share Your glory with the world and the people around me. Thank You for showing me Your glory. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Do Not Be Weighed Down by the Clutter in Your Life

Proverbs 16:3 - Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

Dear God, help me to keep my focus not so much on the little things as on the bigger things. Thank You for blessing me. Thank You for being there. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

View a Persistent Problem as a Rich Opportunity

Isaiah 30:20-21 - And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

II Corinthians 4:17-18 - For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Dear God, right now my body is afflicted. But I am trusting that heaven will be a place where I will be made whole in body. Teach me to be more thankful. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Go to God With Your Gaping Emptiness

Psalm 150:6 - Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Matthew 5:3 - "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

II Corinthians 4:6 - For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 2:9-10 - For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

Dear God, thank You for the many blessings You have given me. I know You will continue to bless me as I continue to trust You. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

God Is Speaking in the Depths of Your Being

Isaiah 50:4 - The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. 

Isaiah 60:2 - For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

Revelation 2:4 - "But I have this against you, that you have and done the love you had at first."

Dear God, help me to always hear Your voice above all others. Even if the demands are high, help me to still hear Your voice overt the demands. Thank You for peace and joy. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Your Longing for Heaven Is Good

Romans 8:23-25 - And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For int his hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Hebrews 6:17-20 - So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encourage me to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Dear God, help me to never ever lose the hope of heaven that I have. Thank You for giving me tastes of heaven on earth. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Rest in Him

Proverbs 3:6 - In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Ecclesiastes 1:2 - Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Dear God, thank You for providing meaning for each new day. Without You, the day would be meaningless. Thank You for being there. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Take Time to Be Holy

Psalm 27:4 - One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon a the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 - Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Ephesians 3:20-21 - Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

II Thessalonians 1:9-10 - For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols it serve the living and the true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

Dear God, transform and renew my mind and heart during the time I spend with You throughout the day. Fill me with Your piece. Cleanse me. Thank You for wanting to spend time with me. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

He Is Taking Care of You

Job 42:1-3 - Then Job answered the Lord and said: "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."

Romans 8:28 - And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

II Corinthians 5:6-7 - So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.

I Peter 5:6-7 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Dear God, thank You for taking care of me. Even when I do not feel You strongly, You are taking constant care of me. This week, take care especially of my mom and I as well as the fur babies. Help us all relax and have fun. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

He Is Working on Your Behalf

Genesis 21:1-7 - The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me." And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."

Psalm 36:9 - For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Dear God, I am trying so hard to trust that You will work things out for me to receive life saving infusions, but the insurance company has me in a pinch situation. However, I look forward to the promise that I will one day be able to not worry about anymore sickness on the other side. I don't want to be in a hurry and miss out on what life has in store for me now. Help my family enjoy our trip and focus on that. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Make Him the Focal Point of Your Search for Security

Psalm 139:9-10 - If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.

Isaiah 41:8-10 - But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, "You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off"; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

James 1:2-3 - Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Dear God, I have met some trials this week that will not necessarily be resolved until the new year. But I have something to look forward to, not only in heaven, but also a temporary diversion here on earth. Help me to focus on the time with my family and the fun that I should have and not on my trials in this next week. Be with me during this time. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Be Willing to Go Out on a Limb with Him

Psalm 9:10 - And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 23:4 - Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 

John 12:26 - "If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."

Dear God, if it takes sending me through the valley to get me to put more of my faith in You, so be it. Do I necessarily like the challenges I am facing now and will face in the coming year? No. Definitely not. More testing will be needed to confirm a suspected possibility of a mast cell disease in order to determine if I need even more testing and what kind of treatment I will need. And the prospects of everything seem scary. But at the same time, I know that You will lead me through it all. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Your Needs and His Riches Are a Perfect Fit

Philippians 4:19 - And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 

Colossians 2:1-3 - For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance o founder standing and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 

Dear God, oh, how I need You, more now than ever. Financial stability for my family in the face of pending and major medical needs. I come to You. I lay everything down at Your feet right now. And I ask that You guide me and strengthen me. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

He Is With You in All That You Do

Matthew 10:29-31 - "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."

II Corinthians 4:17-18 - For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all coma prison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Hebrews 11:27 - By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Dear God, help me to never lose awareness of Your presence in my life. It is so difficult to stumble and fall because I lose focus. Put blinders on me so I can maintain my focus. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Stay Ever So Close to Him

Deuteronomy 6:5 - "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."

Psalm 16:11 - You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Colossians 3:23-24 - Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Chirst. 

Dear God, help me to not fall into the trap of thinking that giving You money, time, and work will help me be close to You. Help me to spend more time with You from the heart. Help me not fall into habit, but into genuine heart time with You. Thank You for desiring closeness with me. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Let His Presence Override Everything You Experience

Genesis 28:11-16 - And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the broth and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord I sin this place, and I did not know I it." 

Psalm 31:20 - In the cover of your presence you hide hem from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.

Dear God, help me to always remember that You ARE in this place! Thank You for always being there even when I cannot feel You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

His Thoughts Are Not Your Thoughts

Psalm 116:17 - I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. 

Isaiah 55:8-9 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 

Colossians 4:2 - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 

Dear God, thank You for knowing what is in store for me. I may not see it now, but one day, when You are ready for me to see it, You will reveal it to me. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen! 

Do Not Be Surprised By the Fiery Attacks on Your Mind

Ephesians 6:12 - For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Philippians 2:9-11 - Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, tot eh glory of God the Father.

I Peter 1:8-9 - Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 

Dear God, come quickly. Not too quickly, but quickly enough. The world is a mess. Yesterday was very painful. And while prayers may be good, prayers are not enough. We keep having these things happen. We need action. Thank You for inexpressible joy though. It is what keeps me going. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

He Is the Prince of Peace

Psalm 25:4 - Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. 

Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

John 20:19-21 - On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he shied them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." 

Dear God, help me to stay on the path that keeps me close to Your peace even it seems hard and long. Thank You for peace, thank You for being with me. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

God Loves You With an Everlasting Love

Jeremiah 31:2-3 - Thus says the Lord: "The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Lamentations 3:22-26 - The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Dear God, thank You for love unconditional and eternal. Eternity is something the human mind cannot fully grasp. But it helps me feel better to know that Your love is eternal. In Jesus' Name, Amen!