Look And Live!

Jesus Above Every Name

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:14-15).

I am currently reading The Way to God by Dwight L. Moody, and it is a wonderful, completely free, booklet that is available through Amazon.com.

If you are looking for the way to God, or you would like to refresh yourself in the way of God’s salvation, I would encourage you to download this booklet for yourself and to share it with others.

The Way To God is available here.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

I pray that you would refresh us in the way of your salvation. Thank you that we don’t have to die in our sins, but we can look to you for the remedy for our sin, and be saved. Amen.

What you must do is to look at the remedy – look to Him who has power to save you from your sin. (D.L. Moody, p. 30. The Way To God)

 

Be Filled With Joy

be filled with joy

Psalm 100 – A psalm for giving grateful praise.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Today, I pray that God would fill you with His great joy, for it comes from the Holy Spirit, and it is always His delight to strengthen you. If you are feeling anxious, then let His joy bring consolation to your soul (Ps. 94:19), and during moments of grief, remember that no one can steal His joy from you.

If your faith is being tested, then rejoice, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance, and when perseverance has finished its work you will be mature and complete, lacking nothing, and if you ever need wisdom, just ask God, who generously gives you what you need, without finding any fault in you (James 1:2-5).

His joy is your strength through any difficulty, your consolation prize whenever your soul feels troubled, and your reward for trusting and believing in Him.

Remember, that the prospects for you, as a righteous branch in Him, is joy (Proverbs 10:28).

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.(1 Peter 1:8-9)

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

Let the joy of your salvation be revealed within every believer. May your joy wipe away any tears of sadness, bring comfort to anyone who is feeling defeated, and bring peace to anyone who is feeling afraid.

You know exactly how to minister into the lives of your sheep, so may your presence, along with the willingness of their hearts, reveal your profound joy within them. Amen.

Encouraged By His Love

encouraged by his love

May you encounter God’s love afresh for you today.

His love brings you peace when your heart feels troubled, for worry never adds a single moment to your life, but you can rest in His love as the remedy for all of your fear.

His love brings you joy when weakness overpowers your strength. His presence is there to help you, and to keep you safe, as He removes the restrictions, and adds His comfort to remind you that you are never alone.

His love comforts you in the midst of sorrow, as you try to make sense of your loss.

His love makes room for grace whenever you are short on showing mercy to others.

His love covers you whenever you feel broken on the inside, so that you never have to feel embarrassed.

His love forgives you when you find it difficult to forgive yourself.

His love paid the ultimate sacrifice by dying in your place when you didn’t even know that you were lost.

And His love goes on……

So, what else has His love done for you?

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

You are the love of my life, and I am eternally grateful for everything you have done for me. Thank you for loving me, forgiving me, and setting me free, so that I can be encouraged by your amazing love. Amen.

For Cat Lovers Only

For Cat Lovers Only

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

Thank you for our feline friends. They enrich our lives in so many ways, and we just wanted to say “thank you” for bringing them into our lives.

We enjoy their company, marvel at their playfulness, admire their ability to take long naps, and welcome their unconditional love.

May you continue to provide them with your purrfect peace, enduring strength and steadfast love, as members of our own family. Thank you, Lord Jesus! Amen.