Daily Bible Verse: Lamentations 3:22
'Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.'
- The Lord’s great love for you knows no end.
- Because of His faithful love we are sustained day by day.
- His compassions are intertwined with everything He does.
- And His love, his mercy and His grace will never fail you.
PRAYER: Lord, Thank you Lord that Your compassions for me will never fail and Your great love will carry me all the way. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 138:7
'Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve my life. You stretch out Your hand against the anger of my foes; with Your right hand You save me.'
- David ‘walked in the midst of trouble’ for most of his life.
- But the Lord preserved his life.
- He will do the same thing for you.
- He stretches our His hand against the anger of your foes.
PRAYER: Lord, You truly are the preserver of my life. I take hold of Your saving, right hand now and I walk with boldness and confidence. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:4
'Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.'
- Trusting God should be the logical thing to do.
- When we trust Him, we are trusting that which is eternal.
- Let Him be the everlasting rock of your life.
- He is the rock that cannot be moved and will not be shaken.
PRAYER: Lord, who else can we turn to but you oh Lord? You are the rock and apart from you there is no other. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Hebrews 1:3
'The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.'
- Ultimately the Lord is our sustainer.
- He sustains all things and that includes you.
- His Word is powerful and it has the power to hold you up.
- He will lift you up, He will carry you and He will sustain you.
PRAYER: Lord, I recognize that You are the one who carries and sustains me each and every day. May I find my security in You alone. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Jonah 2:1
'From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.'
- It’s a joy to know that no matter what we are facing, we can call on God.
- Jonah found himself in a hopeless situation.
- But even there it was possible to call out to the Lord.
- You and I can do the same and we should not hesitate to do so.
PRAYER: Lord, You know what I am facing and going through and in the midst of it all I choose to call on You, my Lord and my Saviour. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 23:4
'Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me!'
- Darkness or dark valleys are no threat to God.
- No matter how great the darkness may be, He is always there.
- We may pass through dark valleys, but there is no need to fear.
- He will never let you down and He has victory in His hand.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that I can know that no matter what I am facing, You are close beside me and I can rest in the knowledge that there is nothing to fear when You are near. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Peter 1:8
'You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.'
- We have this living hope and a faith that allows us to trust God.
- We can believe even though we have not seen His gracious face.
- We can know Him, because His Spirit bears witness with our spirit.
- As a result we can have great confidence and great joy.
PRAYER: Lord, I rejoice in the fact that Your Holy Spirit is at work within me confirming Your greatness and Your love for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Joshua 24:15
'Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.'
- Choices are vital part of every aspect of life.
- There comes a day in our lives when we have to make a choice.
- The choice is whether we will serve the Lord or not.
- Make the right choice today and every day of your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I come to You today and I place my life in Your hands. I place my hands into Your eternal, loving hands. I choose to serve You. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:15
'He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.'
- There is no room for selfishness in our lives.
- We are blessed so that we can be a blessing in return.
- Don’t live just for yourself, but LIVE for Him.
- Live for Him and let Him use your life today.
PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for living life in a self-centered way. May my life, from this day forward, be something that You use to be a blessing in return. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:10
'I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong'
- Along the road of life there are many challenges.
- Perhaps you had hoped that the challenges would be removed?
- Often, in time, we see that God had a purpose in it all.
- It is in the weakness, as we depend on Him, that we are strong.
PRAYER: Lord, You know exactly what You are doing in my life. It is only You who can take my stumbling block and turn it into a stepping stone for Your glory. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Colossians 1:11 (Good News Translation)
'May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from His glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience.'
- You can be ‘made strong’ because of His power in your life.
- You can be invigorated and strengthened on a daily basis.
- When this is a reality, we can face whatever challenges arise.
- We will have the strength to see it through to victory.
PRAYER: Lord, may I be ‘made strong’ in You today. May I be strengthened with all might and give me victory I pray. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Colossians 1:9
'We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will, with all the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives.'
- Sometimes we don’t not what to do or which way to turn.
- We need to see things from God’s point of view.
- He wants to fill you with the knowledge of His will.
- His Spirit will give you the wisdom and understanding you need
PRAYER: Lord, in a world where things seem to be getting darker, may I know Your will in my situation and may I act with Your wisdom and understand. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:17
'Never stop praying (Pray without ceasing)!'
- We should never give up on this vital aspect – prayer.
- We are encouraged to pray without ceasing.
- We may need to be patient and wait for the answers.
- Take your worries and concerns and make them a matter of prayer.
PRAYER: Lord, I take this moment to present to You my cares and concerns. Instead of worrying, help me to pray about everything and thank you for what You are going to do in my situation. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 51:10
'Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.'
- Sometimes the process of life can leave us defiled.
- But we should constantly desire a ‘clean heart’ and a ‘right spirit’.
- This is something that we can ask God to do for us.
- Let Him come to renew and to create something new in you.
PRAYER: Lord, I invite You to come right now and work within my heart and spirit. Remove those things that do not please You and renew my heart and spirit now I pray. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:10
'For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.'
- You are a masterpiece in the hands of God.
- HE is at work within you and He wants you know it.
- You were born with a divine purpose and destiny.
- He has pre-prepared things that you need to do – do them!
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that You want to work in my life and cause me to become Your masterpiece. Show me what You have prepared for me to do and give me the courage to step out and do it. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:16
'Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.'
- With God in our lives we never need to lose heart.
- In fact, we don’t need to become discouraged or give up.
- Why? No matter what happens, He wants to come and renew us.
- May He come and renew you from within, today, and every day.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for Your renewing power in my life. I will not lose heart, give up or become discouraged because You are at work within me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Colossians 3:10
'Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.'
- Sometimes it’s a good thing to examine ourselves.
- We should deal with things like un-forgiveness and bitterness.
- We need to put on the new nature that God has given us.
- And our life’s goal should be to become more like HIM.
PRAYER: Lord, from today Lord I ask that You will help me to make a fresh start. May I live according to the new nature that You have given me and will You come and renew me I pray. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 49:10
'He (the Lord) who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.'
- The Lord will lead you and guide you continually.
- He knows and understands what you are facing.
- His compassion and faithfulness knows no end.
- He will take you were you need to go, beside springs of water.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for Your mercies and Your endless compassion. Lead me today and in this week ahead and may I find the ‘springs of water’ You have prepared for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 49:9
'Say to the captives, 'Come out,' and to those in darkness, 'Be free!'
- God’s gift to each one of us is the gift of freedom.
- His desire is that we would remain free and not become captives.
- Don’t let things rule over you and hold you captive.
- ‘Come Out’ of captivity and ‘Be Free’ from darkness.
PRAYER: Lord, may I never exchange the freedom You have given me for captivity. May I never exchange the light you have given me for the darkness around me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Hebrews 4:12
'For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword.'
- The Word of the Lord is powerful and living.
- Never underestimate its power when applied to your life.
- It has the ability to bring life and cause change.
- So take His Word and apply it to your life each day.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive Your living and powerful Word into my life today. I pray that my life will be changed in response to Your Word. Amen.