3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In this world, it’s easy to be selfish and consider your own interests. Look around and see other’s hurt. When you are self-absorbed, it’s hard to see the hurts of others.
Jesus was moved with compassion and healed the sick (Matt. 14:14). As Christians, we need to follow Jesus, when we follow Jesus and move with compassion, we value others above ourselves.
Some of the worldly might take advantage of you but keep doing good and don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Judas Iscariot who was invited to last supper betrayed Jesus and, people mocked and spit on Him. But Jesus, with all humility stayed calm and asked the Father in heaven to forgive them.
Follow Jesus and value others in humility.
Matthew 19:26 “…With God all things are possible.”
We see miracles around us all the time. Sick and broken are healed, debts are forgiven, His promises come true… etc. But it seems like, it doesn’t happen to us. Lot of times, we give up right before the breakthrough. We have a God of miracles and He will come through to us soon enough. Trust Him.
We need to learn to have patience to wait for the miracle. While we wait, think of noble things. Philippians 4:8 says, And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
If we are expecting God to do impossible things, then we need to be ready to receive it. Usually God mends us while we wait for our miracle. When the expectation is higher, the hope is higher, followed by peace, joy and love. Experience God’s power in your miracle journey.
Allow God to work through as you pray for your breakthrough.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
We are one big family that follows Jesus. When we are in one body of Christ, we rejoice with those who rejoice. When one weeps, we all weep together, praying for each other in trails and afflictions that the world brings.
We are brothers and sisters in the Lord, there is no comparison. Don’t waste your energy trying to impress each other. Because at the end of life, we all will be uniting in heaven, the place we call Home.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
Let us all strive to be heavenly minded.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
God’s timing is everything. If you are waiting for His promises to come true, then it would happen only in His perfect timing. We can’t rush things or be disappointed but be patient because we trust Him.
While we wait, learn to enjoy life and serve Him wholeheartedly. There are negative voices around you that might discourage you, don’t listen to the lies of the enemy, but trust God and His timing.
He is working on it and anything you ask in His name; He will do it (John 14:14). Be patient and expect great things because He is our true God. He is for us and not against us. If God is for us, nothing can be against us (Romans 8:31).
Let us have steadfast faith in His promises to come true in His perfect timing.
God, the LORD, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth.
The very breath that we have is from God. Genesis 2:7 says then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Each time we breathe we know that we are from Him. We belong to him and we are of Him. He even made us in own His image (Genesis 1:27). The gifts and talents that we have, belong to Him.
Everything that we have is from Him and belong to Him. When we realize that our life is depended on the breath that we take, which belongs to Him, how much more we need to give to Him, that belongs to Him and not our own.
Let’s give to God what belongs to Him and acknowledge who He is.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
Our Lord is gracious and merciful God and He will never withhold any good thing from us. He is always ready to bless us with bountiful grace that we don’t deserve. Yet because of His unfailing and unconditional love for us, we have His free gift of grace.
His gift of grace is freely available and it cannot be earned. When we receive Him in our heart and acknowledge that He is the true God and walk with Him, and then we are already receiving His gift of grace. He is our perfect God whose love is unfathomable by us, the imperfect beings.
As believers when we experience His grace and mercy, we are set free from this world’s bondage, which will help us walk uprightly because we are grateful and we trust Him in everything.
Receive His free gift of grace today and walk closer with Him.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
We worship a true God and we are blessed to live in a free country. Our job is to be faithful to God and use this freedom to serve Him and our country sincerely and faithfully.
All of us enjoy this freedom peacefully by celebrating in fellowship and food on this holiday. When we are spending time with friends and family this week, let us be aware of the blessing of freedom and have a grateful attitude.
Take time to rest and reflect and be thankful that He chose us for His inheritance. We are one Blessed Nation. Let us have the attitude of gratitude and live freely and for Him, who is the creator and ruler of all.
Enjoy the freedom and be grateful for this blessing. Happy Independence Day!
9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
The Bible says clearly that two are better than one. They can help each other succeed. When you work as team and cooperate with one another, much work can be done. Unity and productivity go hand in hand.
We need fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23); that can help us work in unity and integrity and, with passion and excellence.
Woe to those who are alone and when they fall, there is no one trustworthy to help lift them up. Always find a good friend, because two is better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).
Let’s work together for His kingdom with unity and true friendship.
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
Jesus is our firm foundation and we walk in His word firmly and steadily. The world may teach us otherwise but we belong to Jesus and our foundation is laid in His word.
When rains and floods come the foundation is collapsed (Matt 7:27) for the one who lays his foundation on the worldly good. Set your eyes on Jesus and walk firmly. The path may be look difficult and narrow but we can do all things in Christ who strengthens us (Phil 4:13).
Jacob chose the birthright and Esau chose the soup. Don’t fall into temporary happiness/satisfaction and give up your values that are set on His word. It’s never too late to turn back and come to Jesus and start setting your foundation to be strong and firm in Him.
Let’s choose wisely the path that leads to eternal life. Jesus is our only firm foundation.
1 John 3:1a
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!
Our Father God calls us all children and His love for us is infinite. He loves us so much that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). God’s love for us is eternal. We love Him because He first loved us.
Our earthly fathers are gift from God, they may be temporary on this earth but our Father in heaven is eternal and we are honored to be called His children (Romans 8:17).
On Father’s Day as we remember our fathers, think of the great love our Father has lavished on us (1 John 3:1) and adopted all of us to be His eternal children. Our God’s fatherhood for us is eternal.
Receive His great love and know that He is our Good, Good Father. Happy Father’s Day!