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TODAY’S VERSE

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I Peter 5:7 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Some translations say, “Give all your worries to God.” I like this version where it uses the word, “Cast”. If you picked up something that was burning hot, you do not hand it off! You cast it aside, you get rid of it. There is a sense of urgency. This is what God wants us to do with all our cares. All those things that bother us. We need to “cast it off!” Instead we worry. Worry is hanging on to them. It’s trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. It is taking on something we are not capable of handling. Instead God says, “Here I AM! Cast your troubles to me. I can handle it. I love you and will take are of you.” So today, cast all your cares on Jesus because He cares for you.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Jesus, thank You for Your invitation to cast all my cares, troubles, concerns and worries on You. Today I give them to you. Thank You for caring for me.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
II Corinthians 4:16 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Have you ever felt like giving up? You are trying to do the right thing. You have put your faith in God. And yet everything seems to go wrong. You ask yourself, “Why try?” “What difference will it make?” You feel like throwing in the towel, but then the Spirit of God, the comforter, comes and renews your heart and mind. Paul experienced this. He wrote, “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” That is why Paul never gave up. God renewed his inner being over and over again. God will do the same for you. Come to Him today. Tell Him your burdens. Let Him know your worries and cares. Pour out your heart to Him and let your spirit be renewed.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Oh Lord, help me today I pray. You know my burden. You know my need. Renew me in my inner being, so that I will never give up being who You want me to be.
AMEN

 

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TODAY’S VERSE
“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
James 1:19 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
So often we interpret this passage as if it is suggesting that we cannot be angry.  So at the first twinge of emotion we berate ourself and bury our feelings. However, if we look close at this passage we will see that our goal should not be ridding ourself of anger but rather, being mature about it. Mature anger looks at the problem and uses the emotion to motivate us to find a solution. A mature attitude is slow to speak, slow to anger and quick to listen. On the other hand, if we are immature, we look at the situation and react with bitterness, rage, brawling, slander and malice. Paul insists that we rid ourself of this kind of immaturity. Today, when your emotion alerts you to a potential negative situation, let your anger react slowly and maturely.  Let it motivate you to assess the problem and ask God what it is He would have you to do.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, thank You that You can help me be mature with my anger. Help me focus on solutions and not bitterness, rage, fighting, slander or malice. Help me express anger in a way that honors you.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. – And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. – Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
Ephesians 3:16, 18-19 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
How many times a day could you use strength? We are pulled in every direction and live under a lot of stress. Life can be difficult and so many times we feels too weak to do anything about it. Paul knew what weakness was. He knew what struggles and trial were like so he prayed for the church in Ephesus to have the same thing that got him through each day. He prayed that God would use His own Spirit to empower each one of the people with inner strength. Not just any inner strength. Not some false hope build on some slogan or certain steps to follow. No, Paul was encouraging you and I to build our inner-strength on knowing “how wide, how long, how high, and how deep God’s love is.” It is knowing this great love that God has for us that makes us complete. It is knowing God’s love in a deep and personal way that give us all the fullness of life and power that He has available for us. Today come to God. Ask Him to reveal to you how truly great His love for you really is. As He does, you will experience all the inner strength you need
 
TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, give me the inner-strength that comes from understanding Your great love for me. Help me draw upon all the power that You have available for me this day. I pray this in Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
“I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD’s mercy. I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn.”
Psalms 142:1-3 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Have you ever felt overwhelmed? I talk to people everyday that feel that way. Divorce, hunger, disease, addictions, homelessness, debt, trauma, everyday people come to our church for help. And it should be that way. The church is God’s representative on earth. We should be telling everyone that God deeply cares about their personal affairs. David knew this. He was overwhelmed with life and all the challenges it had for him, yet he knew he could turn to the Lord. He cried out to God and plead for mercy. And God listened. Jeremiah attests to this. In Lamentations 3:22-24 Jeremiah writes, “The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” What an overwhelming truth. God’s faithful love NEVER ends and His mercies NEVER cease. I can’t even begin to get my brain around that. And the beauty is, every morning I wake up, God is there, with all His love and mercy waiting for me all over again! Today, when you need to, cry out to God. Pour out your complaints to Him. Tell Him all about your troubles. He has a brand new day’s worth of mercy and love waiting for you.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I am so glad I can come before You and share all my burdens. I am so grateful for Your mercy and faithfulness. Thank You that they never cease but are new every morning. Praise You Lord.
AMEN

TODAY’S MEDITATION & VISUALIZATION
God’s mercy for me is new every morning
Visualize today’s verse. See yourself coming before Christ and pleading for His help. Sense His empathy toward you as you share your problems with Him. Imagine pouring out your complaints before Him at the same time sensing His deep compassion toward you. God’s mercy is real and you know it deep in your heart. Feel the praise build inside you and affirm, “God’s mercy for me is new every morning!”

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TODAY’S VERSE
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
II Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Stress is in all of our lives. There is pressure from all sides. Relationships, finances, health, how do we get any relief? Where can we go to get help? Paul knew. He wrote, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles.” God is compassionate and He  puts His compassion into action by comforting us. More than that, God orchestrates many of His followers to comfort us as well. That is His plan. When we are comforted by His grace and mercy, God wants us to go and comfort others that He brings our way. We are to comfort others in the same way we were helped. But somehow we have forgotten this. Somehow the church has traded our role from hospital, shelter and sanctuary for a country club? We pray for each other, we encourage each other, God brings us comfort but we don’t take the same comfort to the world. God has commanded us to take His love to the streets. That is what He did. Today, bring your own burdens to the Lord. Let Him comfort you. And when He does, go with the same compassion He had and go comfort someone else. 

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I pray that You, in all of Your compassion, would comfort me in my struggles. And as You do, I ask that You would bring people into my life that I could comfort in return. Thank You for Your love. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

TODAY’S VISUALIZATION & MEDITATION
I will comfort others the way God comforts me
See God in all His mercy and compassion comforting you. Feel His love embrace you, comfort you and give you encouragement. Now see God sending you to others. Feel His compassion flow through you. Feel the empathy in your heart as you start to comfort others, the way God comforted you. Sense a deep joy as you reach out to others with the comfort of Christ.

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TODAY’S VERSE
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Philippians 4:8 (NLT)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
It is so easy to let our thoughts run away from us. You know, the inward chatter that goes on all day. The voice when you get up in the morning, the musing on the drive to work, the stewing over events on the way home. Inner thoughts are powerful. They create emotions, which in turn, cause actions. Paul is saying that we have to take ownership of our inner dialog. It is so easy to be negative, anxious, angry, doubtful, bitter or carnal in our thinking. Instead, we need to be responsible for what we think and deliberately focus on true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praise worthy thoughts. What a difference this discipline would bring to our life.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I give You my thought life. I want You to be Lord of both my conscious and unconscious part of my being. You know my thought process. You know my habitual thinking patterns. I bring them to You. I ask that You help me today begin a habit of focusing on true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praise worthy thoughts.  In Jesus’ name. AMEN

TODAY’VISUALIZATION & MEDITIATION
God is helping me change the way I think
Today do what Paul has asked us to do. Spend a few moments visualizing yourself correcting negative attitudes and instead see yourself thinking on each of the attributes Paul lists. Spend time on each one. Think on what is true – honorable – right – pure – lovely – admirable – excellent – worthy of praise. Sense God helping you to change the way you think.

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