Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17
'Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.'
- The old has gone, the new is here!
- Don’t revert to that old way of living.
- Let Him remove everything that is not needed in your life.
- Let Him bring new life and new growth into your life.
PRAYER: Lord, in You I am a new creation. I will not settle for more of the old, but I will trust You for the new things that You have prepared for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Proverbs 15:9
'The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but He loves those who pursue righteousness.'
- Doing the right thing is not always easy, but it is always the best.
- The Lord loves those who endeavor to do what is right.
- The lifestyle of the wicked is detestable to the LORD.
- So let us choose to do what is right and what pleases God.
PRAYER: Lord, help me in all my choices to do what honours and pleases You. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: John 14:20
'I am in my Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you'
- The Lord wants His involvement in our lives to be a reality.
- As a child of God you are a part of Him.
- And He wants to live within you day by day.
- The Lord wants to be with you and in you.
PRAYER: Lord, I open up my heart and life to You right now. May I know what it means to be in You and may You be a living reality in me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 91:1
'Whoever dwells (lives) in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.'
- Stay as close to the Lord as you possibly can.
- It is as we live within His shadow that we can know His rest.
- When we live like this we can have rest on every front.
- Loving faith on man's part will be met by faithful love on HIS part.
PRAYER: Lord, cause me to live within the shelter that You provide for me. I pray that I will not wonder off and remove myself from Your love and protection. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 90:1
'Lord, through all the generations you have been our home (our dwelling place)!'
- It is only in God that we can truly find home.
- In Him we can find the sense of belonging that we all long for.
- The generations that have gone before us discovered this for themselves.
- Now all that remains is for you and me to discover this for ourselves.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that in You I can find where I belong. In You I find my dwelling place, my refuge and my place of protection. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 55:2
'Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?'
- Every moment we have is a gift from the Lord.
- We should not waste our time, energy and resources on things of no value.
- We should rather focus on that which has real and enduring value.
- Make every moment count and use it for His glory.
PRAYER: Lord, help me not to be consumed with things that have little or no long term value. May I take advantage of the time You have given me so that I can focus on those things that have eternal value. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:11
'I alone am the LORD, and there is no saviour except Me.'
- We have a Saviour and He is the one true living God.
- He loved us enough to die for us.
- Some may say that all roads lead to God.
- But there is only One and He wants to be your Saviour and friend.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for what You have done for me. I receive Your forgiveness and I declare that You are my Saviour. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Thessalonians 3:16
'May the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance'
- Knowing His peace in every circumstance must surely be the greatest joy.
- True peace can only come from the Lord of peace Himself.
- He is the author of peace and the source of all peace.
- May you know His peace at all times and in every way.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive Your peace into my heart and life right now. Rid me of the anxious thoughts and weighty cares that I carry and may I know Your peace at all times and in every situation. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Colossians 1:11
'We pray that you will be strengthened from God’s boundless resources, so that you will find yourselves able to pass through any experience and endure it with courage.'
- The experiences of life that we pass through are not always easy.
- BUT with His help we can endure and pass the tests.
- Out of His boundless resources we can be strengthened.
- May HE give you all the power that you need.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the ‘boundless resources’ from which I can draw in order that I can pass through the experiences of life and come out victorious. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Haggai 2:9
'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty.'
- With God in our lives, the best is always ahead of us.
- He desires that what lies ahead would be greater than what lies behind.
- This verse also includes a promise of peace.
- May this be true for you: ‘In this place I will grant peace!
PRAYER: Lord, I look forward to the future knowing that it is part of Your character to move us forward to the better things You have prepared for us. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 1:9
'God is utterly dependable!'
- He is dependable because He is faithful to do what He says.
- He faithfully keeps His promises.
- He will in no way fail you or abandon you.
- He will not leave His promises unfulfilled or His work unfinished.
PRAYER: Lord, I choose to rest in Your unfailing love and utter dependability. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 1:8
'He will keep you steadfast in the faith to the end, so that when His day comes you need fear no condemnation.'
- The Lord, Himself, is with you to steady you and keep you on track.
- He is your conqueror and He will cause you to walk in victory.
- Don’t fear; rather believe in His hand on your life.
- He will continue to give you the strength you need.
PRAYER: Lord, You know my inward battles. You know the challenges I face and I thank you that You undertake to carry and sustain me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17
'The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing'
- The Lord takes great delight in you.
- You are not a burden to Him; He loves you and cares for you.
- He is with you like a Mighty Warrior who can save you.
- So be confident and rest in His love for you.
PRAYER: Lord, You are my God. You are the Mighty Warrior that will save me. You take delight in me and therefore I am blessed. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 60:18
'No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.'
- Violence has become part of the world as we know it.
- But God’s plans for us include His peace and His security.
- The ‘Prince of Peace’ wants to bring His peace into your life.
- His plans are to give you a hope and a future.
PRAYER: Lord, I claim this verse as a promise for my life and for the life of my family. May violence be removed from my life and may my life be characterized by Your peace. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 4:17
'The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength….'
- The Lord is your helper and the One who will stand by you.
- The faithfulness of the Lord is a very present help in trouble
- When other may fail you, He will stand beside you.
- Because He is with you, you will be strengthened and enabled.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You will stand beside me. May I know the joy of Your presence in my life and may I be strengthened as a result. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Jeremiah 51:11
'Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields!'
- In the course of life we face many battles.
- The Lord has given us the weapons we need to overcome.
- We must always be alert and prepared to fight the good fight.
- Take up your position with God and remember you are destined to win.
PRAYER: Lord, in the battles that I am facing, I choose to remain close to You. Help me not to be caught unawares but may I be equipped and ready so that I can walk in victory. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Mark 10:16
'He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them.'
- The Lord wants to come and take you in His arms.
- Let Him put His arms around you today.
- May you feel His love and presence in a special way!
- May you know that because He is in your life, you are blessed!
PRAYER: Lord, as Your child, I pray that You will surround me with Your love and that Your hand of blessing will rest on my life. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20
'Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.'
- As children Of God, His power is at work in us.
- Because His power is at work in us, much more can be achieved.
- When He empowers us awesome things can happen.
- May He empower you and do through you more than could have been imagined.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that Your power is at work within me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:17
'Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him.'
- God wants to be a living reality in our lives.
- He wants to make His home in your heart.
- To know this as a reality is the ultimate way to live.
- So let us make sure that the door to our hearts is open to Him.
PRAYER: Lord, I choose to open the door of my heart to You. Come and live within me and may my heart be Your home. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:16
'I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being'
- The Lord wants to come and strengthen you with power.
- He has a great supply of strength from which to strengthen you.
- His priority is that we are strengthened from within.
- May His Spirit come and infuse you with the strength you need.
PRAYER: Lord, I need Your strength within my heart and life. May Your strength come right now and strengthen me and give me that inner strength that I need. Amen.