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Fear

TODAY’S VERSE
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
I john 4:18 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Not all fear is equal. There is legitimate fear and false fear. God wants to free us from both. With true fear we need to lean on His love and power. With false fear we need to lean on the truth. False fear is the anxiety and panic we feel over something that in reality should not trouble us. It is built on a lie. For example, fear of abandonment, rejection and failure are often the result of feeling unlovable and broken. These are lies. The truth is that we are loveable and are not damaged goods. We may stop from trying something new because we fear failure. Why? Because we believe is we fail we will be rejected or abandoned. Indeed, someone with conditional love may reject us but that does not mean we are unlovable. It does not negate God’s unfailing love for us. God’s love trumps those that would reject us based on performance. Their rejection is not the final word! God’s is. That is what John meant when he wrote. “Perfect love expels all fear.” Today consider how much of what you do is motivated by fear. Consider the lies you believe, the false consequences that push you into panic and bring them all to the Cross of Calvary. Let God’s perfect love expel all your fears and especially your false fears.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, help me with fear. I need your wisdom to know the truth and not believe lies that send me into panic. More than wisdom, I need to know Your perfect love. Help me live in that love without fear. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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Praise God

Praise God

TODAY’S VERSE
“With all my heart I praise the LORD, and with all that I am I praise his holy name! With all my heart I praise the LORD! I will never forget how kind he has been. The LORD forgives our sins, heals us when we are sick, and protects us from death.”
Psalms 103:1-4 (CEV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
It is so easy to get wrapped up in our everyday situations that we take all that God is doing for granted. Our hearts start to shrivel at the lack of praise in our life and then we read a passage like todays. You can sense how David’s heart was full of praise toward God for all His love and kindness. When I read, “With all my heart I praise the LORD, and with all that I am I praise his holy name! With all my heart I praise the LORD!” it was like air to the lungs of a suffocating person. I could feel my soul gasp for the spiritual air just like a person does when they are resuscitated. My heart longs to worship Him, to sit in His presence and remember how kind He has been. To muse on all the forgiveness He has showered me with. To praise Him for healing and protecting me. It is not too late. Today, I can remember. Today, I can praise Him with all my heart. And so can you. Today, let us praise Him together.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, how I praise You for all Your kindness. How I praise You for forgiving me. How I praise You for Your protection. You are worthy of all my praise. I praise Your Holy name.
AMEN

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Give

TODAY’S VERSE

God loves a person who gives cheerfully.
II Corinthians 9:8 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
We don’t talk much about giving, yet we serve a God who has given us everything. The Apostle John quotes Jesus, in that famous verse, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.” Our God is a generous loving God and He wants us to be the same. In today’s passage Paul is encouraging the church to give. He writes, “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” Look around you, see the various needs and ask God what He would have you do. Whether it is your time, talent or treasure decide how you can get involved. Enjoy it, get enthused, and be cheerful. Remember God promises to take care of all your needs, so help others with theirs.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, thank You for Your generous love and kindness toward me. Thank You for providing for all my needs. Help me to partner with You in helping others. I want to give with an enlarged heart and an open hand. Guide and direct me I pray.
AMEN

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Rejoice

TODAY’S VERSE

So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Romans 5:11 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
I can understand a person that has just come into a relationship with God rejoicing in the fact that they are a new friend of God. But what about you? Do you know God? Have you recieved Him as your savior? If so, that makes you a friend of God. There is no statute of limitations on the joy that comes with knowing that the Almighty God Himself has declared you His friend. Today, whether you are a new believer or have known God a hundred years, stop and consider what it means to be God’s friend. It is something to rejoice about!

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, today I rejoice in this wonderful relationship I have with you. Thank You for declaring me Your friend. Because of Jesus.
AMEN

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Promises

TODAY’S VERSE
“Through his glory and integrity he has given us His promises that are of the highest value. Through these promises you will share in the divine nature because you have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in the world.
II Peter 1:4-4 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Peter reminds us that God has given us great and precious promises. Promises are those great weapons that we have to counter negative thinging and painful emotions. How many times we feel out of sorts, emotionally troubled when all the while God’s promises are greater than our fears and circumstances. Promises like He will never leave you, or He has fully forgiven you and has prepared a place for you in glory. God promises that nothing can seperate us from His love and that there is no condemnation now that we are in Him. He has promised that the Holy Spirit is in us to comfort, guide and direct our life. He has promised that He has given us everything we need in order to live a Godly life. Peter knew this so he encourages us to, “make every effort to respond to God’s promises.” That’s the important key to promises. If we are going to enjoy the peace and joy that comes with the promises, we need to appropiate them. We need to respond to what He promises and act on it. When we do, we will share in His divine nature and escape the negative thinking that comes with our natural human disposition. 

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, I give this day to You and put my faith in You and Your love for me.  Help me focus on all the great and precious promises You have given me. Help me to trust You and to not to lean on my own understanding.
AMEN

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I stand on God’s promises
Come to God and quiet your heart before Him. Picture God in all His power promising to love, protect you and care for you. Sense His amazing love and let your mind be at peace. Take a deep breath and as you exhale say, “Father, I trust in Your promises.”

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His Perfect Peace

TODAY’S VERSE
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
What do you think about? Where do you fix your thoughts? God expects us to consider what we think and judge it according to His word. Trouble comes into our life and we begin to fear. When it does we have a choice to make. Will we remain in fear? Will we let it escalate into panic? Or will we obey today’s passage and trust in God, fixing our thoughts on Him? When we do, He promises us peace. Not just any peace, His perfect peace. It is the same way with anger, jealously, doubt and a hundred other thoughts that come into our life everyday. Today, when negative thoughts come to your mind begin a new habit. Trade them in for peace. How? By giving the thoughts to God and then choose to trust in Him by fixing your thoughts on His love for you.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, help me trade my negative thinking for your perfect peace. Today, help me to fix all my thoughts on you.
AMEN

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I have a deep peace
God has promised to give you peace if you trust in Him and keep focused on Him. See yourself in a quiet safe place. Relax and focus on the serenity. Listen to the various sounds. See the bright colors. Smell the atmosphere. As you are more present in your quiet place, consider where God is. Get a sense of God and focus on Him. Watch and listen. See God and consider Him. Consider His love, His grace and His power. Feel your heart filling with peace. Keep your self focused on God and let the peace fill you.

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Amazing Grace

TODAY’S VERSE
“I was so foolish and ignorant—I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.”
Psalms 73:22-24 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
How true is the first part of this passage? And yet, as true as the fact that we behave foolishly and ignorant before God, like senseless animals, so is the fact that nothing can separate us from His love. We are still His. Even in our vilest condition we belong to Him and He extends His hand toward us. This is love. This is God’s love. It is so vast, so great that we could never fully comprehend it. It would be easier to explain when the end of eternity is than to fully understand the love God has for us. Yet Paul asks God to, “give us the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.” So, even though we are reminded over and over again how foolish we have been, don’t stop there. Also remember that you will always belong to Him and He will continue to love you and guide you with His counsel. Praise be to God for His marvelous grace!  

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, how foolish and ignorant I have been before You. I have sinned over and over again. And yet, Your love for me and utter forgiveness has been unbelievable. Thank You for accepting me and continuing to guide and direct my paths. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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