You Are What You Eat
“Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.” Matthew 16:6
The sources that you receive the ministry of the Word of God from are important in your life. Make sure that the things you are hearing are things that are true to the Word and are Holy Spirit inspired; things that challenge you to believe God, His goodness and to be more like Jesus. Hear things that challenge you to master sin, that let you know you are blessed and that you are called to be a blessing. Remember: You Are What You Eat!
Scripture reading: Proverbs 8:1-36
What’s Your Diet Like?
“But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
As a Believer, make sure that you don’t make the mistake of giving so much attention to your natural food that you neglect feeding on the Word of God. God tells us that we can live on every Word that He speaks. Let the Holy Spirit lead you into a nutritious diet on the Word of the Living God.
Scripture reading: Psalm 119:97-104
Check Your Heart
“Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way; and he that hateth reproof shall die.” Proverbs 15:10
There are times in many of our lives that for one reason or another, we wander away from the truth. Of course we should guard against that. Somehow or another, the Holy Spirit will find a way to bring instruction and correction into our pathway. If I am of a “tender heart” before the Lord, I will receive His instruction and begin working on making adjustments. It may challenge me, but I will begin the process of change. However, if one finds that he or she does not want to be in the Presence of the Word of God that brings instruction, or if he or she runs from the Word when it comes forth, that is a signal of a heart issue that needs attention. It is an indicator that one has chosen to walk down a path that is not healthy, and if not dealt with, it can lead to some very damaging situations. Check your heart today. How are you responding to the correction and instruction that the Word of God brings into your life?
Scripture reading: Proverbs 15:12, 31-33
No Other God’s Before Me
“Thou shalt have no other God’s before me.”
There are many opportunities that we, as God’s people, allow other things to have the preeminence in our lives. We must guard against the idols of pleasure and entertainment. We must guard against trusting other sources, than the Father, to meet the needs in our lives. We must guard against attitudes that would attempt to have us trust in money as the source of all of our needs. Our Father is big enough to supply anything that we have need of or desire in life.
Scripture reading: Proverbs 3:5-6; 1 John 18-21
You’ll Never Be A Beggar
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”
If you are the righteousness of God (and you are if you are in Christ), then receive His Word to you: YOU WILL NEVER BE FORSAKEN NOR WILL YOUR OFFSPRING BEG FOR BREAD! BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS, YOU WILL SHOW YOUR CONFIDENCE IN GOD BY BEING THE SAME BY GIVING AND BEING A BLESSING TO OTHERS NO MATTER WHAT YOUR NATURAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARE. GOD WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU!
Scripture reading: Psalm 37
Be At Rest
“For we which have believed do enter into rest…”
Guess what? The struggle is over! Whatever it is that we as God’s people might need, it has already been provided and made available through the finished work of Christ. And because of that, we can settle into the place of thanking and praising God for taking care of all of the needs in our lives. We are not struggling to be blessed; we do not need to try to work up a blessing. Our faith is to rest in the fact that God has already provided. So each day that we get up, we make ourselves available to the Father – to worship and serve Him and meet the needs of mankind by the power and love of the Holy Spirit. As part of our worship to Him we offer thanksgiving and praise to God for His blessing in our lives.
Scripture reading: Ephesians 1:3; Hebrews 4:10-16
The Father Loves You!
“For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and believed that I came out from God.” John 16:27
The Father Himself loves you! God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the earth is in love with YOU! What that basically means is that He is willing to serve you, to bless you, to meet your needs, to give you worth, value and purpose and to release good and perfect gifts into your life. You may have an earthly Father or you may not. One thing that you can count on as a Christian is that you have a Father in heaven Who loves you…no matter what!
Scripture reading: James 1:17-18
Don’t Be Weighed Down With The Burden
“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden in light.” Matthew 11:28-30
There is no reason for any of us to be weighed down by the burdens of life. Jesus, first of all, has given us an invitation to come to Him if we are weary and heavy laden. He promises to give us rest, not increase the weight of our load. He then tells us that His yoke is easy and His burden in light. If we will allow Him to, Jesus will help with any burden or load that we have. And He promises to give us rest for our souls. If you are mentally worn out from the pressures and loads you have been carrying, take Jesus at His word right now. Put the weight of those things over on Him.
Scripture reading: 1 Peter 5:6, 7
Think On The Lord
“My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.”
Our minds are constantly being challenged these days by demonic spirits. We must make serious choices about our meditations and what they will be. We are encouraged to think on the Lord and to be glad in Him. Let’s trust that the Father knows what He is talking about. Think about how good the Lord is today. Think about His goodness to you and to others that you know. Think about the goodness of God that you have seen in the Word; then make up your mind to be glad in this Lord. Do your thinking a favor and “box out” the evil by thinking on the good.
scripture reading: Philippians 4:8
Put God In Remembrance
“I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”
Isaiah 43:25, 26
When it comes to the things that God has done for us, He desires that we remind Him of these things. When we do that and make the declarations that He commands us to, He doesn’t get upset. He is very pleased. In this Scripture He has said that He has blotted out our sins for His own sake. He did that so that He could exercise the privilege of blessing us. If you have been in guilt and condemnation over some sin of the past that you have asked Him forgiveness for, stop it right now. Go to the Lord and declare to Him what He said in this Scripture…declare and be justified!
Scripture reading: 1 John 1:1-2:2