11/04 I Thessalonians 1:4-5
We know that God loves you, dear brothers and sisters, and that he chose you to be his own people. For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know that the way we lived among you was further proof of the truth of our message.
The Holy Spirit communicates with us with real POWER. The Lord wants us to understand and He will reveal Himself to us. His POWER speaks to our soul and gives us an immediate awareness of His presence. His POWER affirms His activity in our hearts. Praise the Lord. Thank you Lord for your love for us.
11/03 I Thessalonians 1:3
As we talk to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and your continual anticipation of the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We live with anticipation of the return of Jesus. It could happen today. The question for me and for you is am I ready? Is my life what I want it to be? Am I what the Lord wants me to be? Okay, I can be. Step one is submission. Set aside self and listen to Jesus. Step two is obedience. Trust and obey for there is no other way for us to live a Christ like life.
11/02 I Thessalonians 1:2
We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.
Pray today for those around you. Pray for the hurting. Develop a habit of being in constant pray for everyone you meet. People need prayer. We need prayer. Part of our daily work is to be in prayer for the people we know and for those in need. Pray for me and I will pray for you.
11/01 1 Thessalonians 1:1
This letter is from Paul, Silas, and Timothy. It is written to the church in Thessalonica, you who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May his grace and peace be yours.
Grace is God giving us what we need and cannot earn. The Lord has grace for you today sufficient to meet your need. His grace is overflowing towards each one of us and we are blessed to be the recipients of His grace. Today stop for a moment and thank God for His precious, bounteous, overflowing grace towards you. God loves you.
10/31 Psalm 17:14-15
Save me by your mighty hand, O LORD, from those whose only concern is earthly gain. May they have their punishment in full. May their children inherit more of the same, and may the judgment continue to their children’s children. But because I have done what is right, I will see you. When I awake, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face to face.
Do what is right, ask Jesus into your heart. If you have asked Jesus into your heart you will never be at the mercy of the world. Your life is hidden in Christ with God. The power of the world cannot shake you. Jesus will never forsake you. The Lord is a mighty warrior and He fights your fights for you.
10/30 Psalm 17:12-13
They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart — like young lions in hiding, waiting for their chance. Arise, O LORD! Stand against them and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
Jesus has real power. Nothing can separate us from Him. Rejoice today because you are safe in Christ. Jesus is God’s everything and you belong to Him. Stand fast in the face of the world and the Lord will deliver you.
10/29 Psalm 17:10-11
They are without pity. Listen to their boasting. They track me down, surround me, and throw me to the ground.
The world is a hard, evil place. It destroys people. The world is always seeking to put us down. The world brings famine, pestilence, war and a multitude of other disappointing, destructive things. Jesus stands against the world and brings us an abundant life. In Christ we find meaning and value. Jesus is alive and He lives in those of us that name His name as Lord and Savior.
10/28 Psalm 17:6-9
I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. You save with your strength those who seek refuge from their enemies. Guard me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings. Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me.
We can have confidence in the Lord. He knows everything about us. The Lord is intimately involved in our life. Seek to know Him. Spend time with Jesus. When you spend time with Jesus you will begin to see things from His perspective. You will know He is present and you will stand against the world without being shaken.
10/27 Psalm 17:3-5
You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing amiss, for I am determined not to sin in what I say. I have followed your commands, which have kept me from going along with cruel and evil people. My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you.
Think about your daily walk. Are you aligning yourself with the things of God? It is important that we discuss our life and lifestyle with the Lord for He cares for us. He will give us the wisdom, mercy, grace and understanding that we need to live under His control.
10/26 Psalm 17:1-2
A prayer of David. O LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from an honest heart. Declare me innocent, for you know those who do right.
Think about the Lord. Stop thinking about problems, issues, good things, bad things anything else except the Lord. Focus your thoughts on Jesus. When you do you will be amazed at what will happen: you will hear the Lord. Jesus will speak to your heart and guide you. He will help you.