Saturday, November 30, 2019
This is one of my favorite Bible verses (hence the name of this blog!). What a wonderful promise that Jesus makes in this verse. Before we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are lost, wandering aimlessly in search of something - anything - that will fill the void in our lives. Without knowledge of God's amazing gift, we are in the dark. But Jesus illuminates the truth and brings us a peace that only the daylight can bring.
Jesus is the light of the WORLD, not just a small group of people, and WHOEVER follows him will have the eternal life. This is not an exclusive club - ANYONE can join, as long as they believe. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, popular or not. Jesus doesn't care what you've done in the past. He only cares that you believe in your heart that He is the only way to reach Heaven.
If you haven't taken that step to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, do it now. Don't wait. And then thank God for the gift of light.
Friday, November 29, 2019
I was lookin' for love in all the wrong places
Lookin' for love in too many faces
Searchin' her eyes, lookin' for traces of what I'm dreamin' of
The lyrics from the song "Lookin' For Love" by Bob Morrison describe so many people who are trying to fill an empty place in their lives. They yearn to be loved and to fill that empty place with something meaningful. Instead, they often turn to people or possessions. But things of this world will fall short, unable to fill the void.
Only God can quench your thirst for a meaningful relationship that you can fully trust.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You and pray. We give You thanks for all You've done, especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son. For beauty in nature, Your glory we see, for joy and health, friends, and family. For daily provision, Your mercy and care, these are the blessings You graciously share. So today we offer this response of praise with a promise to follow You all of our days.
— Mary Fairchild
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Do you know someone who always seems to be happy and at peace? Don't you wish you could feel that way, too? Well, you're in luck because Paul gives us the formula in 1 Thessalonians. How can you be thankful and joyful all the time when life isn't always sunshine and roses? When you remember three things, it's easier to develop an attitude of gratitude.
Romans 8:28 tells us "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." So, even when it seems like everything is against you, remember that God is for you and is working in the background to make things right for you.
And, remember the greatest gift of all. this is how : He gave his one and only n, that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Give God the glory in your words and actions. Tell people about God and what He's done for you and show people in how you act.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
A Director of Human Resources was always highly aware of the impact that her decisions and words would have on the employees and supervisors with whom she dealt. It could be a very stressful job at times. Because of that, she would spend part of her commute every day in conversation with God, asking for wisdom and the words needed to successfully resolve issues that were brought to her. While she was no King Solomon, she felt God's hand guiding her throughout the day and that gave her comfort.
You probably face similar levels of stress each day and it would help to turn to God for support in those situations. But it would also be helpful if you asked for guidance and support in every situation. Right now, He's sitting in the background, patiently waiting for you no matter if your challenge is gut-wrenching or run-of-the-mill.
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors. You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king. Daniel 2:23
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Do you have any charming gardeners in your life? If so, thank them and thank God. You know they are the kind of people who always leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. If your life is missing such people, ask God to bring them to you.