Praise The Lord All Day
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1
If you need to, today is a good day to begin making an adjustment: praise the Lord instead of complaining. This Scripture tells us that we are to be continually blessing the Lord by singing hallelujah, or by singing a hymn of praise. You will get a lot further in life and see more of the goodness of the Lord on a daily basis if you will sing His praises instead of complaining.
Scripture reading: Philippians 2:14
Build Yourself Up
“He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself.”
1 Corinthians 14:4
One of the greatest gifts that the Father has given the believer to use is praying and speaking in other tongues. This is one of the ways that we strengthen ourselves. We are speaking what the new testament calls “mysteries.” A study of that word will reveal some marvelous things for you. Not only will it reveal to you what belongs to you, it will also teach you what you are actually speaking between yourself and God.
Scripture reading: Jude 20, 21; 1 Corinthians 14:1-40
The Condemnation Is Past
“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.”
Colossians 2:13, 14.
One of the things that we can probably never iterate and reiterate enough is the fact that the past is the past…all of the sin, guilt, failure; everything that was against us has been dealt with by the Lord Jesus in His Substitutionary Work on the cross. We are to renew our minds to this and look forward to a glorious future.
Scripture reading: Philippians 3:13, 14; Romans 8:1, 2
Stay In Sync
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
We experience the best of God when we keep in step with the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. He is our teacher and the One Who will lead and guide us into all the truth. He knows the best paths as we travel along life’s roads. As we stay in sync with Him we will be successful.
Scripture reading: 1 John 2:20; John 16:13
Don’t Let Satan Intimidate You!
“Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
We have work to do for the kingdom of God while we are here in this earth. Jesus has equipped us with all that we need including the whole armor of God. Therefore, we are to do kingdom business, without fear and without being intimidated by the enemy. Keep your armor on and go forward!
Scripture reading: Ephesians 6:10-20; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
You’ve Got A Choice To Make
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
It might seem senseless to some to even make a statement like this to Christian people; however, there are opportunities all around for us to compromise, to make choices other than “God choices.” Every day we must be consciously aware of the fact that we must choose to serve the Lord in all that we do.
Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 30:19, 20
A Love For The Word of God
“O how I love Thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Thou through Thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for Thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Thy word. I have not departed from Thy judgments: for Thou hast taught me. How sweet are Thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through Thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Fellowship is Important
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life forevermore.” Psalm 133:1-3
One of the most selfish things that I have heard from fellow Christians over the years is, “I don’t need to go to church. I can pray and worship God at home all by myself”, or some reasonable facsimile. The Scriptures teach us that our fellowship with each other in church and out of church is vital to our being able to fulfill God’s purpose for us. One of the most important things that arise out of our fellowship with one another is the manifesting of God’s anointing on us as the body of Christ. Just as the members of our physical bodies were not designed to function alone, so we as members of the body of Christ were not meant to try to function alone. As we continually come together with our worship, gifts, talents, callings, resources, etc. the greater the potential for God to manifest Himself to us and through us. Get involved in church! Don’t be deceived into going it alone.
Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 12:13-28; Ephesians 4:11-16; Romans 12:1-8
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10
There are believer’s today that are making a huge mistake in their lives and that is not keeping God first in their giving. The Bible teaches us that a vital part of our worship to the Lord is keeping Him first priority in our material lives. He challenges us in that, no matter what our circumstances may be, if we will keep Him first, He will see to it that we are well taken care of. If you have been putting other things such as bills, pleasures and other things before God in your financial life, I challenge you today, by the Word of the living God to put Him first. Give Him His rightful place with your money and He will take care of You.
Scripture reading: Haggai 1 & 2; Malachi 1-4
You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
“And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:4
Jesus, a Good Man, a Great Man, so much so that even all the sin and sickness and unrighteousness and all the punishment of ours that He bore could not keep Him in the grave. Hallelujah! But don’t let it stop there. Ephesians 2:6 tells us that we have been raised up together and made to sit together with Him in the heavenlies. Those things could not keep Him down, and guess what? They cannot keep you down either!
Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 2:14