Messangers of God’s Love

God abides within every one of His children. He makes His presence known to us in our spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). The intimacy of His presence within us fills our heart with peace and joy as we focus our mind on Him (Isaiah 26:3). Regardless of the tribulation we endure, we can recognize God’s hand in it. He uses our trials for our ultimate good (Romans 8:28).

Trials are God’s messengers of love, preparing us for what we will face in the future, building Godly character in our soul – our mind, choices and feelings – and proving to us the extent of His power and love for us. We can accept testing without reservation as God’s emissary of love. When we are the weakest, then we are the strongest in Him.

We glory in our limitations, because then the power of God can work in and through us (2 Corinthians 12:9-11). As we wait on the Lord each moment of the day, His Spirit guides us and prepares the way for us (Isaiah 40:31). We can continually abide in God’s presence. He never withdraws from us; it is our sin, which separates us from Him (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Yet, repentance brings forgiveness and restores our fellowship with our Lord and King. As we dwell in Christ, He keeps us safe (Psalm 27:5). Therefore, we can rejoice in our trials, knowing that they are only temporary (James 1:2; 1 Peter 1:6). We rejoice because our hope is in Christ alone, regardless of the circumstances occurring in our life.

God’s Spirit helps us to be patient during our tribulation, especially as we constantly pray throughout the trial (Romans 12:12). We can take heart and walk in peace, because Christ in us overcomes the trials through us (John 16:33), and nothing can ever separate us from His love (Romans 8:35-39). This life is only worth living if we live it in God’s will and way.

Prayer:
Father God, allow Your Holy Spirit to fill us through our entire being with the fullest amount of your divine Presence, so that we are completely overflowing with all of Your spiritual richness (Ephesians 3:19). Let Your Spirit dwell in us and lead us in Your paths throughout our life. In every trial, You hide us in the shelter of Your tabernacle and You set our feet high on the Rock of Christ (Psalm 18:2).

Thought for the Day:
The Lord will rescue us from all of our trials. – 2 Peter 2:9

God is Our Everything

My mind is thinking in the letter “p” today. I was worshipping our Father and I realized that He is our passionate, peerless, powerful and patient Provider, Protector, Pilot, Patron, Physician and Purifier. You can probably add to that list, but you get the point. God is our everything (Ephesians 4:6).

 

He blesses, heals, directs, provides, strengthens, keeps us safe, corrects us and makes us holy. He supplies all of our needs (Philippians 4:19), heals our broken heart and bandages our every wound (Psalm 147:3). At times, we cause our own trials by our thoughts, words and deeds. However, if we repent and submit to God, He will control everything that happens to us.

 

We can have faith in His faithfulness, because He works out even the most negative of circumstances for our good (Romans 8:28). Therefore, we can live a life of peace and joy, because He provides blessings even in the worse trial (James 1:2; Job 1:21). Ultimately, when we pass the test, we receive the crown of life, promised to those who love the Lord (James 1:12).

 

God is faithful and gives us a plan to escape every temptation, which Satan uses to snare us (1 Corinthians 10:13). He brings us out of bondage to the degradation of sin, regenerates our soul, renews our mind and leads us into His tranquil rest here on this earth and then into eternity when our life here is done (1 John 1:9; Hebrews 4:10; Psalm 139:16; Ephesians 4:24).

 

God gives us an abundant life with blessings and peace, which defies human logic (Philippians 4:7). By His death, Christ destroyed the hold, which death has on us (1 Corinthians 15:26). A life lived in His righteousness is the pathway to bypass many negative aspects in this world, even death (Proverbs 12:28). We pass right through death to be with the Lord (John 5:24, 11:25; 2 Corinthians 5:8), where we shall live eternally (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

 

Prayer:

Father God, You lead us to obey Your will for our life (John 15:10), to live in a pure and righteous manner (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7), to pray constantly, to rejoice in every situation and to be grateful for Your provision (Psalm 100, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Eternal life is Your gift to us, which starts the minute of our Salvation (Romans 6:23). Life gets sweeter as the days go by, our intimacy with You increases and our fellowship with You remains unbroken. We praise You for the multitude of blessings You provide for us each day.

 

Thought for the Day:

Jesus rendered Satan powerless and freed all of us who were in slavery to him all of our lives. – Hebrews 2:14-18