But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. (NLT) ( 1 Timothy 6:9 )
Ask around and everyone will tell you they wish they had more money. But yet, more than likely, there is food on the table and clothes on their backs. We must be diligent in our thoughts to avoid longing to be rich. This greediness leaves us vulnerable to take risks that lead to ruin all for the sake of being rich. Seek out contentment in the Lord and you will receive many blessings.
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. (NLT) ( Proverbs 3:3 )
Kindness is what it looks like to to be a Christ follower. You should stand out in your workplace and community as a kind person. Kindness should color your every interaction, from checking out at the grocery store to how you address your spouse. Let kindness define your actions today.
Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory. (NLT) ( Isaiah 9:1 )
Once we accept Jesus into our lives we no longer have to live with despair! God’s glory has come to earth in the foretold of baby Jesus. It’s through him that we are granted a sure salvation. Let go of despair and allow your life to be filled with God's gracious glory!
Isn’t it exciting to know that we serve a God who is willing to walk with us through our battles? This week in your prayer time, take a moment to give God praise for the battles He has brought you through recently. Then, ask Him to encourage you to stay strong in one specific area in which you struggle and to empower you to be victorious in that area this week.
“The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” Psalm 28:7
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— 4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? (NLT) ( Psalm 8:3-4 )
When we pause to ponder the greatness of God, humility is the natural response. God holds time and space in His hands. Who are we? We are passing dust compared to His grand eternal glory. Yet, He still loves us and calls us His children. Thank God for calling you His own.