Daily Bible Verse: 1 John 4:12
'If we love each other, God lives in us, and His love is brought to full expression in us'
- We can be an expression of God’s love to those around us.
- If we show love to others, it demonstrates that He lives within us.
- Let us walk in love towards each other.
- It is what He expects and it has the power to change situations.
PRAYER: Lord, may my life be an expression of Your love. Help me to live with an attitude of love and remove hostility from within me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:14
'I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and will bring you back from captivity'
- The plans of God for us are clear.
- He wants us to know the freedom and liberty that only He can give.
- As we seek Him, He will be found by us.
- Then we can step into the freedom from captivity He has prepared for us.
PRAYER: Lord, it is my desire to seek You with all my heart and to discover more about Your love and plans for my life. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 30:4
'Even if you are scattered to the most distant country in the world, the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back from there.'
- As a hen collects her chicks under her wings, God wants to gather us.
- Life can take us to places we could never have imagined.
- But He wants us close to Himself.
- He will gather you and bring you back under His wing.
PRAYER: Lord, help me not to go where I do not belong or where I am not supposed to be. May I find my true home is being close to You and under Your wings. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 30:3
'…..the LORD your God will restore your fortunes….'
- Restoration is part of the great work God wants to do in our lives.
- When He restores it touches every part of our lives.
- Perhaps there is a part of your life that has been devastated by the enemy?
- Give it to Him and trust Him to do the miracle of restoration for you.
PRAYER: Lord, You are my great restorer. I give You my areas of brokenness and ask you to do a wonderful miracle of restoration for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 6:18
'I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.'
- You have a Heavenly Father who love and cares for you.
- He calls you His son and His daughter.
- He offers us a relationship with Himself.
- Nothing can ever separate you for His great love for you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that You are my Father and I am Your child. I look to You as the source of all that I need and long for. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Romans 8:14
'For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.'
- As His child we have the joy of being led by His Spirit.
- To be led by His Spirit means that we are guided and governed by Him.
- As we spend time in His presence He will lead us.
- Our steps can be ordered by the Lord.
PRAYER: Lord, may my life be led and guided by Your Spirit. May I not be guided by my own ideas and desires, but may Your purposes and desires prevail in my heart and life. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: John 12:24
'Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.'
- Something always has to die so that something else can live.
- He had to die so that we can live.
- The flesh has to die so that the Spirit can live.
- Within our own hearts something has to die so that something better can live.
PRAYER: Lord, I don’t want to just remain a single seed. I want my life to produce many seeds. Help me, by Your Spirit, to put to death my flesh so that Your Spirit can be alive within me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: John 11:25
'He said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die.''
- Our future is secure because of what He has done for us.
- He is the giver and source of all life.
- He is the life you so desperately long for.
- As you believe in Him this becomes a reality.
PRAYER: Lord, I place my faith and confidence in You today. Be the resurrection and the life to me. I declare that I believe. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Revelation 1:18
'I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! '
- He is alive!
- We have a reason to live and we have a reason to rejoice.
- We serve a Living Lord and that makes all the difference.
- May His abundant life flow in you, today and always!
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the new and everlasting life that I can have in You. I declare that You are MY Lord and My Saviour. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Romans 5:8
'God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.'
- The cross is the ultimate demonstration of His love for us.
- He knew what we needed and He was prepared to pay the price.
- Our lives are richer and we are blessed as a result.
- Receive His love for you at this special time of the year.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for choosing to lay down Your life for me. I receive the love, forgiveness and freedom that You have purchased for me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 116:7
'Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.'
- Sometimes as we look at the future we can be concerned.
- But His faithfulness also extends into the future.
- Don’t be distressed but rather rest in quite confidence.
- He has been good to you and He will be good to you.
PRAYER: Lord, help me not to become anxious or concerned about the future. May I rest in the knowledge that You are faithful. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 11:29
'Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
- The life God offers us is not burdensome.
- It’s the ultimate way to live because it includes rest for our souls.
- His offer to us is that He would gently lead and teach us.
- Let Him take you by the hand and show you which way to go.
PRAYER: Lord, I choose to place my life in Your hands. Thank you for Your gentleness and tenderness towards me. Lead me, guide me and teach me in the way I should go. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: John 13:15
'I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.'
- We have been given a great example that we can follow.
- Each day we have the opportunity to follow His example.
- Each day you and I have the privilege of being used by God.
- Don’t let the opportunity slip through your fingers.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray that my life will be a source of blessing and hope to others around me. May I follow Your example in my actions and my deeds. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 63:14
'….You guided Your people….'
- Just as the Lord guided His people of old, He will guide you.
- We can ask your great Saviour to guide you each day.
- This world is not our home and that is why we need a guide.
- We are weak, but He is mighty and He will lead us by the hand.
PRAYER: Lord, be my guide through all the aspects of life that I am facing. I don’t want to do it on my own, but I choose to be led and guided by you. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 60:22
'The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly.'
- God loves to take a little and make something great out of it.
- The little we may have can be greatly multiplied when placed in His hands.
- When the time for reaping comes, nothing can stop it.
- When the fullness of time arrives, things happen quickly.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the work You are doing within me. I pray that You will cause multiplication to take place in my life. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 60:20
'The LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.'
- No situation or circumstance lasts forever.
- Things can and will change, just like the seasons.
- Through it all, the Lord remains your ‘Everlasting Light’.
- He will light your way and bring it to pass.
PRAYER: Lord, be my ‘Everlasting Light’. Thank you that I can trust You that the seasons of my life will change in Your perfect timing. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Revelation 21:5
'Behold, I am making all things new.'
- The Lord is the only one who can make things new again.
- He can take what is damaged and hurt and completely restore it.
- He can take impossible circumstances and turn them around.
- He can bring back life and hope into any situation.
PRAYER: Lord, please come by Your Spirit and renew and revive my life, my hopes and my dreams. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Lamentations 3:22
'Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.'
- The Lord will not in any way fail you.
- Time and time again He will come through for you.
- ‘I am faithful!’ declares the Lord.
- ‘I am with you and I will save you.’
PRAYER: Lord, Your great love for me overwhelms me. Thank you that You will not in any way fail or abandon me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 23:6
'…. and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.'
- He is your eternal home.
- As His child you can know that your eternal destination is secure and assured.
- You can look forward to an eternity with God.
- He is your great provider. All you have needed, His hand has provided.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that You have provided for every aspect of my life including my eternal destination. As Your child I look forward to spending eternity with You. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 23:6
'Surely Your goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.'
- This verse is an awesome promise for you and me.
- His loving-kindness is ALWAYS available to you.
- His goodness and mercy will follow you each and every day of life.
- Believe it, it is His very nature and character towards you.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to see and realise that Your goodness, love and mercy will accompany me as I face each day of the life You have given me. Amen.