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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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God’s Plan For Me

TODAY’S VERSE

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

TODAY’S THOUGHT
God wants to parent us. What father or mother, that purposely set out to procreate, would not desire good things for their children? Imagine the plans they would have for this child that they, out of love, deliberately conceived. With anticipation, the parents would share with each other the great hopes they had for there soon-to-be child. What consideration, what desires to bless the child, to give him or her everything they would ever need. If we as parents can show that much love, how much more than would a all loving, all knowing, all powerful God desire for those He specifically created? Today, rejoice in the fact that God knows the plans He has for you! He has plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, thank You that I was part of Your plan from the beginning of time. You have always desired to bless me, to prosper me and to give me a hope and a future. How I thank You for this and go forward in faith believing this is Your deepest desire.
AMEN

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My Needs

TODAY’S VERSE
“Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
We have choices. Paul starts this passage of scripture by saying, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” This is easy to say, but hard to do! So Paul follows it with a simple but profound credo, “Tell God what you need!” “Thank God for all He has done.” We can all do that. Do you have a need? Tell God about it. Has something good happened in your life? Thank God for it. What is so amazing is Paul’s promise. If we will start sharing our needs with God and become more and more thankful for what He is doing Pauls promises, “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” It’s simple, why not start today, “Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord Jesus, I will start today. I will tell you my needs. I will  come to You and share my heart. And then I will be thankful for what You are doing. As I do, please help me to experience Your peace, help me experience it in my heart and mind.
AMEN

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I am trusting God with all my needs  and thanking Him with all my heart
Quiet yourself and visualize yourself coming to God. See Him as the most loving Father in the whole universe and He loves you. Sense the freedom and joy as you come and share with Him all your needs. Sense how thankful you are for His love and concern. See yourself talking with Him sharing, laughing, and loving the way He loves you and provides for your needs.

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Loving Others

TODAY’S VERSE
“Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.”
I Peter 3:8-9 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Sometimes we overcomplicate things. We want to add so much to following Christ when Jesus made it pretty clear what He wanted us to do. He said that the two greatest commandments were to love God with our whole heart and to love our neighbor as our own self. The disciples heard it loud and clear and saw Jesus live it out right before their eyes. So when Jesus left this earth, they decided to live and teach the way Jesus did. John tells us not to pretend we love God, who we do not see, if we don’t love the people we do see. James says if we don’t help those in need that God brings into our path, how can we say we even have God’s love in us? Peter goes farther and outlines what our love should really be like. We are to be humble and sympathize with those in need. We are to be tenderhearted to those around us. We are not to repay evil with evil but should bless those that do not bless us. This is the way Jesus lived. The disciples did the same. They turned their world upside down with their love. God has called you and I to do the same. Today, might the love of God live in us and through us.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Jesus, thank You for the great love You have. Help me, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, follow Your example. Help me love others the way You would want me to. In Your name I pray.
AMEN

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I am called to love with the love of Christ
As you quiet your heart before God, ask Him to help you visualize how to love others. See your self loving others like brothers and sisters. Feel yourself full of sympathy and empathy for others. Sense what it is like to be tenderhearted and humble. Ask God to help you return love to those that are not loving to you. As you wait quietly before God, let His love fill your heart and say, “I am called to love with the love of Christ.”

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What Controls you?

TODAY’S VERSE
“Either way, Christ’s love controls us.”
II Corinthians 5:14 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
We would like to think that we are free, that nothing controls us. And yet, it is not a question of whether or not we are controlled. It is what do we let control us? Influences, impulses, beliefs, assumptions, responsibilities, promises, obligations, emotions, medications, addictions, spiritual forces, desires, dreams, aspirations and a myriad of other things shape our behavior more than we would like to admit. However, we are not helpless. We are not a puppet. We do not have to be like James suggests, “unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.” Instead, we can come to Christ. We can choose to let His love guide and control us. We can allow the Holy Spirit to fill us and direct us each and every day. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the soul penetrating love of Christ influencing us, we will be able to live our life for Christ. By submitting to the love of Christ, we really do find our freedom. Today, choose to live for Christ and let His deep, deep love for you permeate your thinking and actions. Then you can say with Paul, “Christ’s love controls me.” 

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Christ, fill me with Your love. Let it permeate my very being, deep into my heart until I am controlled by it. Help me to love as You love and to live my life today in a way that is pleasing to You.
AMEN

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Let’s Make A Deal

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

TODAY’S THOUGHT
When it comes to seeking God’s will, we often fall into the role of Monty Hall on the old TV game show, “Let’s Make a Deal.” Larry Crabb in his book The Pressures Off shares how we try to negotiate the Lord’s will. He writes, “You negotiate; you do not worship. You analyze and interpret to gain control over what happens; you do not depend. You seek the “better life” of God’s blessing over the “better hope” of God’s presence.” His advice was, “Seek only the blessing of His presence, and you’ll know what to do.” David says that the secret to God’s will is to trust in Him with all our heart and to seek His will in all we do. When we do, David says that God will show us what to do. Larry Crabb in his book The PAPA Prayer writes, “Know God so well that the deepest desire of His heart actually becomes the deepest desire of ours. That frees us to ask God for what we really want with the confidence that He’ll move heaven and earth to grant our requests, because what we want now matches what He wants.” We don’t need to make a deal with God. We don’t need to try to balance a scale to get our way. We need to know Him. We need to spend time in His presence. As we do, He will direct us, He will guide our path.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I confess, I have sought Your blessings more than I have sought You. I have spent time seeking Your blessing more than Your presence. Lord, I want to know You. I want to seek You with all my heart. Please show me how. Please draw me to Yourself through the power and love of Your Holy Spirit. Dear God, take my life, take my mind, take my will. I want only You. In Jesus’ name. AMEN

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