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TODAY’S VERSE
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
I Timothy 6: 6-8 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
What if the world really believed today‘s passage? How far would corruption get? How about envy, jealousy, bribery? If contentment was our goal instead of wealth, fame or one-upmanship, how much better would the world be? How better would our life be? But why would the world do this if the church isn’t? When is the last time you heard a sermon on contentment? Instead, how many times do we think a person who is successful in business should be one of our spiritual leaders? A person in a lesser station in life could be very devout in their faith yet never be considered for the position. This is simply wrong. Paul is teaching us true Kingdom standards. He is saying that being Godly and having contentment is true wealth in the Kingdom’s currency. If we have our basic needs met, it is not wrong to be satisfied with that and seek to devote our time to spiritual pursuits. In today’s world, most of us have an opportunity to make a good living. Some will make an extraordinary amount of money and have what the world calls success, but all of us can have contentment. All of us can be rich in the Kingdom of God. Today, let’s find it in our hearts to be thankful and pray that God would teach us more about contentment.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, I have so much to be thankful for, yet I wrestle with being content. Help me understand Your values. Help me to strive after Godliness. Teach me about true contentment so I may have life’s true wealth. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN
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TODAY’S VERSE
May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.
II Timothy 1:2 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Could Paul possibly fit any more into one sentence? I don’t think there is a time I read this salutation that I don’t sense a deep stirring in my soul. It stops me dead in my tracks. I don’t need to go any further. It is all here. What else could we possibly need in life? Grace. God’s love, attention and salvation given to you freely, just because He wants to. Mercy. God’s forgiveness of your sins and provision for your life when there is no way in this world you deserve it. Peace. A peace with God and from God, deep in your heart, passing all your understanding. What a privilege, what a blessing, what an unbelievable gift from God. Will you receive it today? Will you agree with Paul? Will you request what God is freely giving, what Christ has so graciously provided? Today, may God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I come now to freely receive what You so freely offer. I ask to be filled with Your grace, mercy and peace. Make me so conscious of these gifts that my heart overflows with praise and thanksgiving and my life reflects the joy of this reality. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
I Samuel 3:9 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Have you ever put yourself in Samuel’s position? Have you been at a place where you really desire to hear a word from God? God loves you and wants to communicate with you. He speaks through His word, the Bible. He also speaks to your heart through the Holy Spirit. Dallas Willard in his book Hearing God concludes, “Direction will always be made available to the mature disciple if without it serious harm would befall people concerned in the matter or the cause of Christ. If I am right, the obedient, listening heart, mature in the things of God, will in such a case find the voice plain and the message clear, as with the experiences of the friends of God recorded in the Bible. This is a claim that must be tested by experience, and anyone willing to meet the conditions and learn from failures as well as successes can put it to the test.” Today, open your heart to hearing from God. Commit yourself to spend time with God in Bible reading, meditation and prayer. Build a deep and trusting relationship with Him and ask Him to share His heart with you. Say with Samuel, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” When you come to God in this way, you will hear from Him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Lord, I give my heart to You and desire to know You better. I desire to hear from You. I long to discern Your direction in my life. I come and say with Samuel, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

 

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TODAY’S VERSE
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
John 14:1

TODAY’S THOUGHT
In life we will have trials. We will have struggles. We have times of fear, doubt and anxiety. So we try to avoid conflict, hide from our struggles or simply escape through various ways. However, sooner or later avoidance, hiding or escaping won’t work. Everything starts coming apart and we have to face the situation we find ourselves in. The good news is that God cares! He knows your struggles, He knows your limitations. Jesus knew that in this life you would have tribulation so He encourages you not to let your heart become troubled. But how? How do we stop fretting? We stop our worry by replacing it with God. We put our trust in Him. God is almighty. He is all loving. He is for you. He loves you. He is your strength. We choose to believe that the Bible is true when it says, “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” So today, put all your trust in God. Stand firm, exercise your faith and give all your struggles, trials and temptations to Him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, You know all about my situation. You know my worries, fears and anxious thoughts. Help me stand firm. Help my heart not to be troubled. I do believe in You, dear God. I come now and trust You with all my life. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
Peter said, ‘I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!'” Acts 3:6 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
A man was crippled sitting by the Temple Gate and was asking for money. When the Apostles Peter and John came by, the man asked them for money. Instead of giving the man money, Peter was moved by God to pronounce a healing for the man. He said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” I believe that God has called you and I to respond to those in need in a similar way. We are to give to those in need what we have. What was it that Peter had? First, we see that Peter had obedience to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. It was God that orchestrated the healing. He nudged Peter to do this act of kindness and Peter obeyed. Second, we see that Peter had faith. Pronouncing the command of “get up and walk” was an act of faith. Peter trusted God to do what He had told him to do. Third, we see that Peter had authority. Peter commanded the man to be healed because Christ gave him the authority to act on His behalf. Today, you may be challenged to help others. If you are like Peter and your pockets are empty, do not despair. Give them what you do have. Give them love, hope, kindness, mercy, grace and life. Command a blessing upon them in the name of Jesus. You are an ambassador of Christ; go forward in obedience, faith and authority.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I want to be used by You to help others. Please guide me by Your Holy Spirit. Show me what You want me to do and then help me be obedient and have the faith to act in the authority. In Jesus’ name. AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
Clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
Colossians 3:12-15 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Paul was on to something. He knew what would work. He had traveled around his known world and visited church after church. He knew what the church needed to do to thrive. It needed to love each other more and more. They needed to create an atmosphere of acceptance, love and forgiveness. We need the same today. We need churches where we don’t have to wear masks, we don’t have to hide from each other. A place where we can admit our shortcomings because we know that ours sins do not define us, rather, who we are in Christ does! This is the subject of the book, “The Cure.” In it the authors write that we put too much emphasis on “Sinning less!” They are quick to point out that this causes us to be phony, judgmental and unloving. Instead they eloquently write that we don’t have to “Sin less.” We need to “Love more!” They point out, “We can sin less and not love more. But if we love more, we will sin less!” The truth is we are forgiven. We don’t have to sin less. Instead He wants us to love more! Read today’s verse again. If we really follow what it says, we will love more! And if we love more, we will sin less!

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, help me to embrace the truth of your love for me. Help me to quit focusing on sinning less and more on loving more.
Amen

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TODAY’S VERSE
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Life can become so difficult. How many times do we need wisdom to navigate our way through the various problems that we run into. Thankfully as a Christian we don’t have to go through this alone, we have the Lord. Solomon gives us the secret. He writes that we need to trust in the Lord with all our heart. We come to Him with our situation and put our faith in the fact that He loves us and hears us. But that is not enough. Solomon added a clause. He warns us not to go it alone. The temptation is to give our problem to God then take it back and depend on our own understanding. Instead Solomon tells us to seek God’s will in everything we do and the Lord will show us which way we need to go. Today, turn your situation over to God, trust Him and let Him direct your path.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, forgive me for trying to make it on my own. I need You. I need Your direction in my life. As I seek Your will, please show me the way to go.
Amen

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