Faith pleases God. Have faith in Him and in His word. There is no place in our lives for doubt. We read in the Bible where without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).
There are so many things to claim from His word. Jesus said He will prepare us a place in Heaven (John 14:3). This world will fade (1 John 2:17). The word of the Lord will go on forever (1 Peter 1:25). Everything in our life needs to be based on facts from the word of God. Everything that we do or say needs to be based on knowing that we will one day give account to God for all of those things (Romans 14:12). He knows our hearts (1 Samuel 16:7). So we do the right things for the right reasons. Everything that we do, we do out of love for Him. We want to please Him (2 Corinthians 5:9). So then one of the ways to please Him is to have faith in what He has said in His holy word. Search the scriptures. Get to know Him and what He has said, just believe.
Matthew 14:31 NKJV And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
We are sorry for any time that we have doubted You or Your word. Increase our faith. Help us to understand Your word and to apply Your truths to our lives. We love You so much and we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJVBe strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Jesus said that we will hear of wars and rumors of wars and not to be troubled (Matthew 24:6). We know all about the last days and perilous times (2 Timothy 3). Our focus through tough times is to remain on Jesus and not on all the garbage going on in the world (Hebrews 12:2). The things in the world can make us discouraged if we keep focusing on them.
How we love You. You are a good Father. You have such love and concern for Your children. Thank You for that. You are our Guide in all things. We never have to fear, be worried, discouraged or disheartened. All we have to do is keep our eyes on You. We can do all things through You. Greater are You who lives in us then he who is in the world. Thank You for the strength that You give us to get back up, keep going and persevere in times of trouble. We still worship You no matter what is going on. You are awesome and nothing or no-one can change that. Help us to keep our focus on You where it needs to be. We praise You, o God of Heavens armies. You will never leave us, forsake us or fail us. Your love goes on and on. Hallelujah. All glory to Your precious name. You who was and is and is to come our Lord God Almighty. We love You and pray all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Bible says that he who endures to the end shall be saved. We must realize this is a race (2 Timothy 4:7). Sometimes it can get difficult, but we must press on for the prize we have in Jesus (Philippians 3:14). We must stay strong in the Lord and in His holy word. Then we will be able to ‘spot the not’. Do not get carried away in the flesh by any sin or temptation. We have to resist satan and he will flee from us (James 4:7).
God has so many good things stored up for us in heaven. That is where our focus should be, in storing up riches in Heaven, where nothing can corrupt them (Matthew 6:19-21). This world is temporary (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Revelation 3:21 NKJV To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
We ask for Your help in overcoming the challenges, problems and temptations that we face as the world grows darker. Remind us to walk in the light as You are in the light. Nothing or no-one can defeat You. May we retrain our brain to think according to Your word and not the lies of this world or the enemy. We can live victoriously in Christ by Your great power living in us. Help us to stay humbled at Your feet and praise You through any and all storms. May we keep our eyes and mind on Jesus, in Whose name we pray. Amen.
After reading this, I feel it is necessary to warn others again. Hell is real. See my blog about Hell here https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/hell/ Eternal separation from God will happen to those who reject Jesus. It is time to get right with God. Trust me, you do not want to be around for the judgement of God. He is going to pour out His wrath on this earth and those who have rejected Him. Please come to Him today! There might not be a tomorrow.
Please open the blinded eyes of Your people, those who are on the fence about serving You and those being misled by those wolves in sheep’s clothing. Satan has so many eyes blinded to the truth. We pray for those blinders to come off in Jesus’ name. Thank You, Lord, for always being so loving and concerned for mankind. Use us in any way You choose to reach any and all that You have put in our paths. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
There is so much wisdom in the Bible. In reading Proverbs 14, I found some treasures on how to build your house. There are more. These are just some nuggets of wisdom that I had uncovered. May the Lord apply His wisdom to our minds and hearts this day.
Do not lie.
Don’t excuse or cover sin, yours or others.
Have mercy on the poor.
Speak the truth to save souls.
Fear the Lord.
Be slow to wrath.
Have wisdom, understanding and righteousness.
Help us to be the best version of us that we can be. We ask for Your great mercy and strength to lead us through. We know that no matter what the situation, You are there for us. You love us and long to give good gifts to Your children. We ask today that we would apply all of the wisdom that is found in Proverbs 14 to our heart, mind and soul. Change us, so that we can shine forth with Your great message of hope and love for all the world to see. Help us to build our houses only and always on Jesus, the Solid Rock. We want to do better and we ask all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Watch for those spreading false doctrine. Some people are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They are deceivers.
Jesus said don’t let anyone deceive you (Matthew 24:2). Do not be tossed around with different winds of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14). We will not experience the peace that comes only from Jesus (John 14:27) if we are not rooted and grounded in Him (Ephesians 3:17). Many believe what those deceivers say and not what God says. They fall away because they do not know the truth. That is why it is imperative that we study the word of God for ourselves (2 Timothy 2:15).
The Bible says many shall depart from the faith (1 Timothy 4:1). Ever wonder what doctrines of devils mean? It is those, who, from the pulpit say that things that are contrary to what God says in His word are okay. Those who condone or promote; adultery, fornication, sexual immorality, or openly discredit the Bible. Guard yourself. Know His word.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJVDo you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
Watch out for people who make huge claims about who they are and what they can do, for those who say that if you give a certain amount of money you will be healed (Deuteronomy 18:5-9), and for those claiming to be Jesus Himself (Matthew 24:5).
If there is a difference between the word of God and the messenger, it most certainly is not the word of God that is wrong. God’s word judges the messenger (Isaiah 8:20). It is important not to be deceived, by ourselves or others. Remember to those who know to do good and don’t do it, to him it is sin (James 4:17).
Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
We love You and need Your help. Help us to know and to do that which we know in Your word. We ask for Your light to shine so bright in us, that we would immediately ‘spot the not’ in any false preacher or teacher. Help us to not deceive ourselves either by not telling ourselves the truth, trying to hide sin, or by not accepting that we have done wrong. May we stay humble, Lord. We are not perfect, but Your word says we are to strive to be. Give us the power as we try really hard. Help us when we make mistakes to come humbly before Your throne and to repent quickly. Restore us to right fellowship with You. May we sow seeds of kindness, love, joy and peace to those around us. Continue to keep us rooted and grounded in Your word. You alone possess all wisdom and knowledge. We just want enough to get by without doing anything contrary to Your word and without being deceived. Help us in these days. We so need You. Every hour we need You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
What is lacking in our homes, schools, society and governments today are morals and values, a code of conduct, a code of ethics. We need to be taught right from wrong. The best place to start is in our homes and with God’s word.
Some say we are under grace, so we do not have to follow rules. While I agree that we are under grace, I also agree that without rules there is chaos. We should want to do the right things for the right reasons (Romans 6:1-2). Well, what are those right things? We learn them as we study the word of God and grow in His grace and wisdom.
Jesus said to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. When we truly love our neighbor as ourselves we will not break any of the Ten Commandments because we will be walking in love. There is a Biblical definition of love found in 1 Corinthians 13.
The Holy Bible is not just a list of rules and regulations, What the Bible is is a love letter. God loves all of the people so much, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). That makes me want to know more about Him and His will for my life.
God’s instructions for healthy and helpful daily living are included inside the blessed pages. There are ups and downs in each of our life’s journey. But He is the One constant, of Whom we can always rely.
You are our great Lord and most wonderful Provider. We ask that You wake us up, Lord. Help us to not only learn Your word but also to teach Your word to those around us, especially by the change that You have made in our lives; by the way we act and the things we do or say. We ask for Your help in doing the right things for the right reasons. We ask You to display, through our surrendered lives, the definition of love as found in Your word. May we continually show others that love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous; love does not brag, love is not arrogant. Love does not act disgracefully, love does not seek its own benefit; love is not provoked, love does not keep an account of a wrong suffered, love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; love keeps every confidence, love believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. and that Your love never fails. May we resound with Your love today and every day as we grow in Your grace and wisdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Deuteronomy 13:4 NKJVYou shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.
One verse yet holds so much wisdom.
You shall walk after the Lord your God (follow Him). In the New Testament Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”
Fear Him. The Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). Jesus said, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
Keep His commandments. We express our love for Him in keeping His commandments (1 John 5:3).
Obey His voice. John 10:27 and 8:47 state that His sheep know His voice, hear Him and follow Him.
You shall serve Him. All things that our hands find to do are to be done just like we are doing them for the Lord (Colossians 3:23).
Hold fast to Him. We are told to hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).
Anyone who doesn’t leave everything to follow Jesus is not worthy of Him (Luke 14:26-27 & Matthew 10:34-39). Leaving everything means doing whatever the Lord has revealed to You that is His will for you. If He tells you to stop doing something or to start doing something, you must follow that which you know to be true. That might mean that you have to walk away from someone who is continually doing things that are against God (love the sinner, hate the sin, Jude 1:22-23).
There are going to be times that we might be rejected, despised and ridiculed (Luke 6:22). We must press on in the power and presence of God, adhering to all that we know to be the truth. Not everyone is going to like us and that is okay, as long as in what we are doing or saying, we have full confidence that God likes it. His throne is forever. He loves righteousness (Psalm 45). We have to live to please Him and not man (Galatians 1:10).
How we love You. We choose to live for You. Whether that means suffering for Your names sake or not. We willingly lay our lives before Your feet. Use us in any manner You see fit. Help us to know when You are speaking to us. We know Your voice. We are Your sheep. Help us to be continually in Your word and in prayer. May we be studying to prove ourselves to You, accurately applying Your truth to our lives (2 Timothy 2:15). Help us to follow You and fear You; and to keep Your commandments, listen to Your voice, serve You, and cling to You. We desperately need You. When it is our time to meet You we so want to hear You say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make youruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord (Matthew 25:21).’ Help us to be all that You want us to be, to do all that You want us to do and to say all that You want us to say. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Oh how we need Your wisdom. Your wisdom is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, free of hypocrisy (James 3:17). That is the wisdom that we need in every situation in our lives that we are faced with. From work, to dishes, to solicitors, to everything else in or outside of our home life. Nothing is hidden from You and we do not wish to hide anything. We ask for You to clean us up in our thoughts, directions and actions. May everything that we say always line up with Your perfect will. Help us to be pleasing in Your sight at all times. As we get off the boat, like Peter did, and walk towards You, it is very easy to get our eyes on the things of this world and off of You. Forgive us for that. Help us to refocus on You and Your goodness. We ask today that we would be able to apply the lesson of the adulterous woman to our heart and teach this truth to our children. Help us to always be ready in season and out of season to teach Your word to those around us (2 Timothy 4:2). We love You and praise You and we ask all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Always give a gentle answer. Gentle words bring life and hope. Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body (Proverbs 16:24). A person’s words can be refreshing (proverbs 18:4). They can bring satisfaction (Proverbs 18:20).
Use knowledge right.
Use your words to heal.
Be wise in spreading knowledge.
Pray to speak the right words at the right time.
We love You so much. Thank You for this word today. Thank You for the blessing of language, wisdom and understanding. Help us as we study Your word to grow in Your wisdom. May we always be saying doing the right things for the right reasons. Let our words glorify You. May we be humble and consider others needs before our own. Help us to seek peace and not the consolation of who is right and who is wrong. That truly doesn’t matter. Help us to be merciful as You are merciful. Help us to be loving and forgiving. We want to be like You in all we say and do. We do not always know what to say. Help us to react with wisdom in the face of opposition or adversary. We want to hear You say, Well done, my good and faithful one. We want Your blessing over us. Help us, Lord, as we navigate this world to use our words wisely. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.