Psalm 118:13 “I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me.”
Though pushed back, the Lord helped me; though purpose under attack, He preserved me. Just when I was about to fall, grace stepped in to assure me that a faith in God does not fail! Though weary and wounded, I found my strength to be in God’s protection. Yes, the enemy came close BUT Glory To God I was NOT destroyed! Is that your testimony today?
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Micah 7:8 “Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”
Though the enemy may torment us in triumph over lost battles, we can find confidence in knowing that the war belongs to us. So be ye encouraged, today, for your afflictions shall not always be and in due season your deliverance will surely come. Yeah, the enemy may have cast you down BUT, brethern, you shall NOT be destroyed!
Matthew 9:13 “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
The greatest act of mercy we can bestow upon anyone is the invitation to repent. God would rather us heed to the call of repentance than to bind ourselves to religious observation. It is the disciples mission to show compassion to the lost. So let’s make it our aim, today, to offer the Great Physician to some sin-sick soul!
Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
Once upon a time, we were afar off from God’s favor and fellowship.Then one day Christ pardoned our sins and now we ARE redeemed. It was this sacrifice that drew us nigh placing us in position to be continuously blessed. So take comfort in your access to the Father through the Son, today, confident that the blood of the Savior STILL works over your life!
Romans 5:7-8 “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
God loved us so much that He sacrificed His only Son while we were yet sinners, barely able to love ourselves. And though the Son of God could have come down from the cross, today, He decided to die just to save you and I. There is no greater love!
*Happy Good Friday*
Ezekiel 37:14 “‘I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”
Hope isn’t lost for those found in God’s hand for He has the power to resurrect the hopeless soul. So take courage, Isreal, God has promised to deliver us and keep us thereafter putting His Spirit within us to live! So live through it, my brethern, YOU WILL surely make it!
Mark 8:29 “‘But what about you?’ He asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah.’”
Cast away the opinions of ‘they say,’ Peter. Who do you say that Christ is? For the notions of ‘they say’ tend to limit the Messiah; BUT blessed is the disciple, the one who Christ has been revealed to, for surely they know Christ as Lord. AND only those that know Christ can grow in Christ! :)