God Given Wisdom

I admit there are deep moments of insecurity and feeling totally unprepared to face the challenges that life can bring my way. It is in these moments of my human weakness and failure that I continue to realize how desperately I need Jesus.

 

Are you facing uncertainty or trials in your life? God tells us to come and seek wisdom as He gives us the right perspective for whatever we are facing. Do you lack wisdom tonight? Through our faith in Jesus we can come to God, ask for wisdom and He will give us more than enough.

His Mercies Are New Today

As the sun rises on a new day may the love of Jesus flood every part of your heart and mind. May this gift of a new day fill you with joy. No matter what pain or hurt you might be facing today, never let us take another sunrise for granted. Today is a gift from the Lord and His mercies are new today (Lamentations 3:21-23).

 

So often we take each day for granted as if life will always continue on uninterrupted. In the daily struggle we lose sight of eternity and slowly drift into a cycle of repetition that leaves us empty, distracted, and anxious about so many different things. Today can be different… Jesus calls on us to cast our anxieties on Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

 

My prayer for us today is we would not be consumed by the worry and anxieties of life. Let us look to Jesus as the source of our “daily bread” as He promises to provide for our needs for today. Let us look to the Shepherd and draw near to Him. Here in the presence of Jesus we will find rest (Matthew 11:28) as He gives us mercy and grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

Love in Word and Action

Although I think its important to tell those you love often that you do love them, I think it is far more important to show them. Talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words, and faith without works is dead. God didn’t just shout His love from the heavens, He showed His love on the cross. There the Word of God and His actions combined to demonstrate the greatest love mankind could ever know in His only Son Jesus. (John 3:16)

 

Today two important thoughts come to mind: first, before God formed you in your mother’s womb, He knew you. Second, when Jesus was on the cross, you were on His mind. You don’t have to ask “if” God loves you, but you may spend a life time exploring the “why”. Knowing the love of God propels us to love others and to proclaim the freedom and salvation that come only through Jesus. (John 14:6)

 

My prayer for you and I today is that the love of God would overwhelm every painful memory, every hurt, and every fear so we could be truly free (John 8:36). Today may the Word and actions of God refresh you, strengthen you, and encourage you to face whatever life holds. Because Jesus lives, we can face tomorrow!