Don't underestimate Satan as he works to destroy your soul today. He is no wimp. Paul preached to the Gentiles so they might turn from darkness and the “power of Satan” (Acts 26:16-18). God wants all of us to be saved (1 Tim. 2:3-4). Satan wants you in the realm of darkness. As you begin your day, ask for God's help in overcoming Satan. He will not allow you to be overcome, but will provide a way of escape (1 Cor. 10:13).
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matt 6:13 ESV
Pray for wisdom to recognize temptations and to recognize the way of escape. Pray for strength to endure where possible and to escape where necessary. Keep your discipline today***
A restaurant advertisement had pictures of parfaits and fruit cups. Underneath was the question, “Hungry for fresh?” I have to admit, it looked pretty good.
Think about it. What is it for which you hunger? Do you hunger after righteousness (Matthew 5:6)? Do you hunger for God’s word, the spiritual milk and meat of the word (1 Peter 2:2)? Paul wrote that he could find contentment in any situation through the strength he found in Christ (Philippians 4:11-13). Jesus can quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 ESV
Jesus can bring satisfaction and contentment to your life. Meditate upon His word. Yield to His will. You will be blessed.
Have a great day as you live it to the glory of God.***
Think about what you have accomplished in life. Think about what you have accumulated in life. Think about all you have and are. Below are the words of David as he gave charge to Solomon near the end of his life. David was the greatest king of Israel.
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chron 29:11-14 ESV
Thank God, for all that you are and have is by His grace. Praise His glorious name.***
Identity theft continues to be a great problem. Over the past year or so there have been several breeches of the records large corporations keep of personal information. Warnings continue to keep alert for fraud. People go to great extremes to protect their identity and so they should. Credit can be destroyed. It can effect employment, purchases, insurance, and more.
We should, also, protect our identity as a Christian. We wear the name of our Savior and our Master. To bring reproach upon that good name can be more costly to us than any material loss.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. Prov 22:1 ESV
Wear the name of Christ everywhere you go this week. Protect that name. People should know you are a Christian by the way you live this week.
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