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Fear Not

TODAY’S VERSE
But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!”
Mark 7:50 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Jesus told the Disciples to take their boat to the other side of the Lake. While they were on their way a large storm came down upon them. They were afraid enough by the storm, but then they thought they saw a ghost when Jesus came walking on the water to their boat around 3:00 am! They were terrified. Jesus, seeing their fear doesn’t rebuke them but rather says to them, “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!” He would say the same to you. What storm of life has you shaking in the back of the boat? What is keeping you up at three in the morning? Today, hear Jesus say to you, “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!”

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Jesus, You know those things that frighten me. Help me take courage today knowing that you are with me.
AMEN

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Fear Or Trust

Fear Or Trust

TODAY’S VERSE
But when I am afraid,I will put my trust in you.
Psalms 56:3 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Fear. It permeates our body and mind. We react to stress with fear and it only heaps more stress upon us. Fear takes over and plays havoc with our thinking, behavior and emotions. We all have fear, but we don’t have to let it dominate us. David knew what to do. He put his trust in God. God is greater than our circumstances. God is greater than our worst fear. Today we have a choice. We don’t have to be a prisoner of our fear. Instead, cry out to God. Give Him your fear and put your trust in Him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, You know my fears. Today I come to trade with You. I will give You my trust. Please take away my fear.
In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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Burden Bearer

 TODAY’S VERSE

“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 142:2-3 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT

Why do we keep things from God? We hurt, we reel from painful situations and so often we bear them alone. Worst we are tempted to ignore our pain, mask our real feelings or compensate with our busyness. David suggests another way. He says when we are overwhelmed, we should come to God and pour out our complaints. I love the metaphor. God invites us to come and dump out our problems before Him, not worrying about the messiness. And David knew what it was like to be burdened. He wrote today’s verse while he lived in a cave running from King Saul. Perhaps he remembered what he wrote at another time. He wrote, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” There was his secret. He knew that God would daily bare His burdens. He knew God was the one who knew the way he should turn. And that same God, the God of David, will do the same for you. Today, come to God. Let Him bare your burden. Share your complaint with Him. Bring to Him all your cares and worries. Let Him show you the way to peace and joy.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Father, You know my complaints. You know my worries and cares. I bring them to You today. Take them Lord. I come, in the name of Jesus, asking that You would show me the way to go.

AMEN

TODAY’S MEDITATION & AFFIRMATION

I give my burdens to God

In meditation go to a quiet place. Be at peace knowing you are there to meet God. Next to you sits all your complaints, cares and burdens. See yourself crying out to God and watch as He approaches. You know He is coming to check on you and to help you with any burden you may have. You wait until you know feel safe and then in faith you pour all your cares, complaints and burdens at His feet. You watch as He picks up each one. He reads them with love and empathy. You sense how deeply He cares as He lovingly consoles you and shows you what to do next.

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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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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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Contentment For Today

TODAY’S VERSE
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:11-13 (NIV)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
Dr. David Berceli in his book, The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process, writes about trauma: “It is not the events that hurt us, it is our reaction to the events.” He defines stress as the reaction to having things happen in our life that we don’t want happening. We try to avoid them or fight against them and this causes stress. He differentiates this from anxiety. He teaches that anxiety is when we don’t have what we want so rather than live in the “now” we complain, regret and then strive and connive about our future. Either way, we are ignoring the life lessons and opportunities God has for us in the now. By avoiding today with its problems, the stress and anxiety remain unresolved. We have not learned about God’s provision of grace and courage and so we become more vulnerable for the next bout of stress. As this is repeated we create a habit of discontentment and our stress rises to a toxic level. Paul faced his situation leaning on the love of God. He learned to trust God in the pain and gained the strength and mastery he needed to press on. He learned how to be content. Likewise, if we face our situations in life and embrace them, God will help us bounce back and gain more capacity for resilience. Paul said it this way, “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” God promises you the same. Today, embrace this day and face your circumstances with faith, hope, and courage, believing that God will get you through.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Lord, You know how discontent I get. I complain about the situations I am in and constantly strive for a different future. Meanwhile, precious days go by. Help me to live today with full awareness of Your presence. Help me get everything You have for me today. Help me to be content in You, I pray. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I have learned to be content
Go to a quiet, peaceful place in your imagination and invite God to meet you there. Sit and sense His presence. Picture His mighty power and His boundless love for you. As you relax, think about today. What are you feeling? Are you feeling anxious, angry or sad? As you sense your attitude, give it to God. Ask Him to bless today. Turn your thoughts toward being content today and living today to its fullness. Invite God to make you aware of His presence and to be your guide, giving you all the peace, joy and contentment you need for this day.

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Trust In Him

TODAY’S VERSE
“O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.”
Psalms 84:12 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Who do you trust? Whether or not you have joy can depend on it. How many times have we put our trust in those things that did not deliver? Our friends, programs, fortune, our own strength, a great plan – how many times have our hopes been smashed because our trust was in the wrong place? Today, God is calling. The Almighty, the Lord of all of Heaven’s Armies, says, “Trust in me. Give me your hope. Have faith in my strength and my unfailing love for you.” And so, we move in closer. Barely one hope left – yet that is enough. A mustard seed of faith is all it takes and God delivers. His love is sure, His promises are true, our joy is secure. Today, put your trust in Him and return to joy.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, You proved Your love for me on the Cross. Today, I come and put my trust in You. Increase my faith, breathe hope into the depths of my soul and return me to joy. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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