Thanksgiving: I am Truly Thankful for the Healing that come from Heaven! I am Thankful for Health and the Life That God Brings us for the Gospel! I am Thankful for the Wife The Lord has Sent Me! I am Thankful for the Renewing of my Marriage! I am Thankful that I can go forth in Jesus Name and complete the calling in my life!
Praise: For if not for His Love and Mercy, where would men be! For we were all once Lost, but the Father in his Kingdom, sitting in the high tower. For my joy in the Lord comes from His Goodness. I shall worship the Lord for All my Days!
Bible Verse Psalms 28:7
“ The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
Meditation: It is written that you Father and my Strength and my shield. I have given no allegiance to any other than you! In my weakness and my hour of need, I turn not to myself for Strength, but Seek the Kingdom of Heaven, Your Kingdom for my needs. In my prime, my Youth, I trusted in my own power to shield me from the enemy! But it wasn’t until I was in my older years that I understood that you are the Source of who I Am! You wanted for me in the Cool of the day and I was not found. It was then that I thought my strength was my own. I covered up as I knew of my nakedness and I was the one to cover up! My heart grew dark and selfishness overtook me! But in my weakness, in my broken ways, my Trust was found in you! My wholeness, my purpose, My Being! Through my trials and tribulations, your rod and your Staff comfort me, helped me! My heart is now over joyed and I am filled with your Spirit. I sing songs of Joy and of Praise! You are what my Heart longs for, you are My God!
Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for a New Day to sing praises unto Him! I thank The Lord that He hears our cries and prayers and blesses us. I am Thankful for the Love that comes from knowing Christ Jesus!
It is Written,“But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he has been so good to me.” (Psalms 13:5-6)
“But I trust in your unfailing love.” God’s unfailing love, what does this mean to us? Well, think about it this way, the Lord set a standard which is His Word and promise given unto us. We all know the Word that was sent, because it our daily bread and for the promise, it is the Holy Spirit who Jesus said will be with us forever! God so loved us he not only gave us scripture to live by, but a counselor whenever we need help on any situation. So when someone in the bible says they put their trust into the Lord, it means 100 percent Faithfulness. Now how many of us have had this track record with our emotions towards God? I know many times when I come under distress or trails, I used to feel like my faith was weakening or God wasn’t hearing my prayers. Even when I was lost in the world, I used to feel that I had sinned to the point where God come never use me. But it is by God’s Grace that this wasn’t the truth. Have you ever wondering why people don’t pray for the Spirit of Happiness? Because it is the Spirit of Joy that will keep us always!
“I will rejoice because you have rescued me I will sing to the Lord because he has been so good to me.” I truly rejoice in the Lord for saving me. I praise him because when I felt beat up, lost and defeated, he renewed me and lifted me up. For if True Love is the essence of the Lord; then Love can never be about emotions. Emotions can change like seconds in the day, But God has remain the same even before the beginning of time. This is why Jesus calls us above all things to Love. This is why when Paul said even over hope and his own Faith he would chose Love. We must understand that it is not about the feeling; it is about the security of the Word of the Lord that we should seek for daily. If you believe in the Lord because of your feelings, then where would that leave you? Joy one day and then you are lost another. We are called to believe and Love the Lord through every up and down, because that is what he has done for us. When you start understanding that Love is not an emotion, but a firm commitment, you will truly know the Heart of your Father who is in Heaven.
Prayer: I Pray in Jesus Name that everyone who reads this today is blessed with the Love and Compassion of the Lord!
“But let us who live in the light think clearly, protected by the body armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation. For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. He died for us so that we can live with him forever, whether we are dead or alive at the time of his return. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”(1Thessalonians 5:8-11)
“But let us who live in the light think clearly, protected by the body armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the Hope of our salvation.” As we read in this body, we see three key words; Love, Faith and Hope. In Corinthians, Paul said out of these three, Love is the greatest. But let us not just push the other two to the side. Next to Love, we are called to Faith and Hope; because it is our Faith and Hope in Christ that has delivered us. “For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.” Mankind, who was once an enemy of the Lord, found salvation through Christ. It is hard not to really get an understanding of, “amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me,” Because it was by Grace that all man have been saved. From such an honor from the Lord, our hearts should be filled with Love, Faith and Hope.
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” Let us always remember that encouragement is a key with the things of Christ. It is not by works that we strive after these things, but the harvest that is produced from God’s Grace in our life. God so loved us that he calls us to watch after each other and If encouragement is an by produce, let it be use by all.
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us-they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” (Roman 5:3-5)
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us-they help us learn to endure.” I, like many people, come against many obstacles in this life. I used to get frustrated at the situation and it seemed like when I would conquer one trail then another would be placed right in front of me. But through every situation, there was a lesson to be learned, for trails help us endure and not only that, we are called to rejoice! This may sound foreign to most people, but God calls us to praise him through the storm! The reason why we do this is to build who we are in Christ, “And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation.” It is through trails that we are not weakened, but strengthen in the Lord and brought even closer to our salvation in Christ. For trails and tribulations aren’t meant to break you down; it is an opportunity for us to rejoice and praise God who delivering us!
“For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” We are never alone in this battle. The Holy Spirit was promised to us from Jesus as one who would be with us always. I know sometimes we feel alone in this fight and we are suffering from day to day, but take heart! Seek The Holy Spirit to fill your heart with love, because when you have Love, you understand how much God really does cares for you through all trails and tribulations/
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way.” I know many people are familiar with this scripture about Love. Even as you read over it, most believer feel this is a standard of Love that is only met by God and with this thought do not heed what the scripture is stating. I have found with the Word of the Lord isn’t a suggestion, it is direction. In this verse, God is stating the guidelines of Love which is universal to all Believers. I used to fall into the trap of reacting one way when I was around other Christians and a different way when I was around none believers. For example, if I was in the church parking lot and someone cut me off, I would smile, wave and say God Bless you and not think twice about it. But, If I were on the freeway and someone did the same thing, I would honk my horn in a sign of frustration. “Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.” I have committed certain daily prayers in my lie, one being that I walk in the fullness of Christ from day to day. I know this is a huge undertaking, but it is a standard of living that is second to none, for Christ came to be the perfect example in the flesh. I may have to fight day to day to walk in this kind of Love, but this is my sincere commitment to Christ.
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” Let Love reign over you today. Over faith, over Hope; even Paul said that Love is the greatest of them all, because it endures every circumstance. I don’t care what situation you are facing today, because the Word of the Lord says when you walk in Love, you can endure and overcome whatever comes against you. In this world, all we have is the Word of the Lord and His Word is Love.