“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6, NIV)
Sometimes, it’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of the people around us. You may find that you’re always giving, taking care of the children, working overtime at the office, or helping that friend who is struggling. And that’s all good. But if you’re not careful, you can end up feeling rundown. That’s why you have to take time every day to get filled back up. Your first priority should be taking care of yourself and making time to get into the presence of Jesus.
Throughout scripture, we see that in God’s presence there is fullness of joy, fullness of peace, and fullness of victory. In His presence, you’re refreshed and restored. That’s why it’s so important to take time every day to read your Bible and meditate on His promises. We have to be diligent to have that quiet time with Him.
Today, take time to get alone with God and just say, “God, I love You today. Thank You for my life, for my family, for the opportunities You’ve given me. Lord, I know every good thing comes from You.” When you live like that, with your heart connected to His, you’ll be refreshed, restored, reenergized and filled up for the journey of life!
A Prayer for Today
Father, I love You so much today. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus so that I can have a personal relationship with You. Draw me to You. Keep me close to You always in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Your identity is not in what others think of you, but in Christ who died for you
I can honestly say this probably been a hard for some of us. Losing someone you care about is NEVER a easy process, weather expected or unexpected. I have been reading a few comments and post that people have been putting about someone who has died.
When anyone dies, we are so quick to put them in heaven. YES heaven is real. But so is hell. We are quick to put people in hell when someone does a unimaginable crime of some sort. But our minds can’t quite grasp God putting “Good” people in hell.
God does not put anyone in hell. We put ourselves in hell. John 14:6 says Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. That means no one can enter heaven if Jesus first does not enter you. John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. The thing about Jesus is that he gives a choice to follow and love him. He does not force us to love him even though he loves us. Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
God is looking for those who will follow him, and love him in sprite and in TRUTH. Someone who will love him with their whole heart. I believe it does break God’s heart when anyone goes to hell. That is not his heart. But, just like our parents give us consequences when we are repeatedly disobedient to what they say, God does the same thing. God is a merciful God. But there comes a time where He will let go if you keep running away from him.
HELL is not a place you should want to go. Yes, the things we do may seem like fun, But is it worth losing your soul? As long as you have breath in your body can make a choice to serve him. Romans 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. God loves you. He WANTS YOU. He wants to USE you in a way that is so much BIGGER then you could ever imagine. The question is will YOU let him.
Amen to this! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD
ooh this is deep love (: