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!
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
In this uncertain world, it can get scary and we might be gripped with fear of the unknown. As believers, we have our hope in Christ the Lord. Isaiah 41:10 says fear not for I am with you. Take comfort in His word that the Lord is with us.
He will strengthen us and uphold us. Do not let the world around you oppress you and put you in a state of depression. Walk in confidence with Jesus because He is on our side. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear (Psalm 118:6).
He will help us and sustain us. Psalm 54:4 says Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. He will wrap us with His Love and fill our hearts and minds with heavenly peace (John 14:27).
Trust Him and walk in His peace and confidence today.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
If you are a believer of Christ the Lord, then you are sons and daughters of the almighty (2 Corinthians 6:18). You are a child of God. Our God is the king of kings and the Lord of Lords, that makes you a prince or princess. You are a Royalty. The blood of Jesus runs in us.
Since you belong to the royal family, you live like one. You dedicate your life to the almighty and walk in a manner that is worthy of royalty. It effects what words we use, how we dress and, how we take treat our bodies, minds and others. The important trait of royalty is faithfulness and obedience.
When we receive Him, we belong to Him and we walk in His word with dignity and honor. We live in His light and proclaim His praises who took you out of darkness.
We are His royalty, so let’s live in His light so others can see and come to Him.
1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
Church is the body of Christ and each one of you is part of it. Each member has it’s own function. Each one of us have different callings. One calling is not same as the other but each calling (member) is important.
While we work as part of the body of Christ, according to what God called us to do, work in excellence and with passion. There is no comparison.
1 Corinthians 12:21-26
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
Every calling is important, whether big or small. We should not compare and cause divisions. We are all on the same team. If one suffers, we all suffer together. At the same time, we don’t own anything, everything that we do is to glorify His name and to reap harvest for His kingdom.
Let’s work in unity and glorify God with our best. Because it’s all about God.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Prophet Isaiah had a vision and the Lord asked this question “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”. And when Isaiah said “Here am I. Send me!”. That’s when he began His calling to become the great prophet of the Lord.
When Isaiah received his call, he knew he was ready because God made him ready. And he immediately jumped in and grabbed the opportunity to serve the Lord and work for His eternal kingdom with great passion.
Are you ready to be the vessel that God called you to be. It may be simple job to be a volunteer or a big ministry position. Whatever it may be, God sees our willing heart and our faithfulness where he placed us at.
Let’s serve the Lord with all our heart, mind and soul.
He who did not spare His Own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Our God is a giver of all good things. God gave us this precious life, He created us and knitted us in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). He provides and takes care of us (Phil 4:19).
The Lord gives us grace and glory (Psalm 84:11). He gives us victory over our enemy (Psalm 44:7). He will never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). He gives us strength and peace (Psalm 29:11).
The Lord is faithful to all His promises (Hebrews 10:23) and gives us a future and hope (Jeremiah 29:11). From Him comes the increase for you and your children (Psalm 115:14).
God gave us family and friends. His love endures forever (Psalm 136:2). As we remember His blessings from above, be filled with a grateful heart.
On this Mother’s Day, remember God’s goodness of giving us a Mother! Happy Mother’s Day!!
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Arise and shine since our Lord has given us the light of salvation. His light is shining in us whether we notice or not. He protects us and guides us by His light (Psalm 119:105).
When you spend time in His presence either by reading His word or by praise or in prayer, He will reveal His light more in your life and the path gets clear as you walk through this life. In His presence, you will not be worried or bogged down by cares of this life.
You are not alone; He is always beside you and in you; The glory of the Lord is risen upon you and His light has come. Receive that light and share it with others and walk in harmony and peace. By sharing the good news, you not only get to receive the gift of salvation but give it to others who has not yet received.
Be filled with His light and Shine as the day of His coming is getting closer.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
We all must work to make a living. The word of God says to work with all your heart as if you are working for the Lord. When it says with all your heart, that means you give it all. Don’t cut corners or skip. Be excellent at what you do and give your best to God. Also be mindful of the state of your heart and attitude.
As Christians, our reward comes from the Lord. Our reward on earth may be the peace of mind or encouragement from your peers or even a promotion. Work hard and encourage others as well. Let your work ethic be the reflection of your faith.
Make sure to put God first. If you overwork and try to get reward from your human masters, you might be making your work as an idol. Matthew 6:21 says, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The purpose of your work is to show that Christ is at work in you.
During this Holy Week, let’s reflect on Jesus, how He was crucified on the cross for our sins and made us clean. Isaiah 1:18 says "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Through His blood we are cleansed and made whole. And that is the gift of salvation for all mankind.
John 3: 16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We need Jesus for our salvation. We cannot be saved by good works. We are born-again when we give our lives to Jesus and be baptized with His Holy Spirit. We do good works because He lives in us.
If you have not said yes to Jesus yet, open your heart and receive Him, and receive this gift of salvation that is free for all. Now is the time, cease the moment. Jesus is the only answer. He is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).
Receive Him and be saved, draw close to Him and receive fresh anointment on your life.
Whether you know it or not, you are chosen by God to fulfill His calling upon your life.
“Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
In the book of Esther, we see how God has chosen Esther to save her people. She obeyed every step of His plan, even though she didn’t know if she could make a difference. She fasted and prayed, and sought God’s voice in her life.
Discipline your life and listen to God’s still voice and follow His plan for you. He has uniquely gifted us to do something for His kingdom. God has given us talents, and when we use them for His glory and multiply the talents, He will say well done and bless us with more (Matthew 25: 21, 29).
You are uniquely created and whatever talent He has given you, He can use it for His glory.