Today I want to meditate on the words from Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV):
30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
These verses show that we indeed need God, because it is of God that we receive real strength. If we want to do things by our own strength, we will always fall short (even in our young age). It is important to realize that we really need God in every part of our life. Don’t think that you can do the same as God can and does!
Today I want to meditate on the words from 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV):
11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
In everything we do, we need God. You may think that you can solve (some) things by yourself, but if you will look back at past decisions, than I know that you will have to admit that the decisions that you left in God’s hand, were better, then the decisions you made on your own strength and understanding. Learn to fully trust on God and His strength and you will not only see more blessings in your life, but you will also notice that it also takes a lot of burdens of your shoulder, because you start to learn that you actually don’t have to worry as it will not change anything. But with God’s actions, things actually change!
Today I want to meditate on the words from 1 Samuel 2:2 (NIV):
2 “There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
We need to understand how special God is. There is nothing on earth that can even match up to God, that is how amazing God is. We need to realize this and start more and more putting our complete trust on Him in everything we do. And the more we do, the more we will allow God’s blessings in our life.
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Malachi 1:11 (NIV):
11 My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty.
To me this verse makes me think about the omnipresence of God. God is so much bigger then anything in this world. That is why we see in this verse that God is praised all over the world and amongst all the nations. Because God is really blessing our lives and helping us, He deserves all the praise!
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Psalm 22:19 (NIV):
19 But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
Our love for God should be so big, that we always have a desire to have God close to us (or actually that we are close to Him). See how in this verse the writer completely puts his trust on God. This is also what we need to do, when we have anything in our life, then we need to go to God and expect help from God. And that trust will not be shamed as God will always be there for us and guide us to our blessings.
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Jonah 2:2 (NIV):
2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
When we are in a time of need or distress, it is important that we seek our trust and help from only one source: God! Yes, people around can (try to) help us, but not in the way that God will guide us, protect us and bless us.
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV):
17 The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
With the love of God, you have the strongest power in the universe on your side. When you decide to live your life to His will, then you will become free from judgment and on the way to be free of sin.
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from John 3:16 (NIV):
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.
Do you truly comprehend the concept of true and pure love? Whatever kind of love we have shown others, it will never match the love that God has for us. He loves us so much, that He allowed His only Son to die on the cross for our sins. And Jesus was innocent and without sin, still He was willing out of love to die for us. Use this verse to meditate to receive more love in your life.
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV):
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
What is love? Know that God has carefully described it in the Bible. When you love, then you will notice that you become (more) patient. You will not be irritated by others, but you will your heart to be patient with them. Love will make you to be kind to others, just like God is kind to us (and also very patient). It will stop us from being envious to others or to allow us to boast. And why should we boast? Is it not by God that we have succeeded in all that we have succeed it in? Or do you really think it was your own actions, that gave you that success? And when you allow love in your heart, then you will stop being proud? Why? Because you will know in your heart that it is and will always be God that did it for you.