Today I want to encourage you with the words from Isaiah 9:6 (NIV):
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
To me a few things become very clear, while reading this verse.
First, see how Jesus is being worshipped in this verse. This shows to me the significance of worshipping God / Jesus / Holy Spirit. By worshipping we show our humbleness, because we are giving God all the glory and as a consequence we are not worshipping ourselves. You must know that all blessings in your life are by God and not through your own actions.
It also shows (this verse) that we should also look ahead, because again we get a confirmation that God has given his Son Jesus to come to earth to die for our sins. And it is by Jesus that we can enter Heaven through the grace of God. Because by our own works, we will never be able to!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Jeremiah 23:5-6 (NIV):
5 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.
In the days leading to Christmas we should even be more focused on one of the most important truths in the Bible. You should know that even in Genesis Jesus was already mentioned, but with the name Word. The whole Bible has to do with Jesus and in a few days we will actually be celebrating the day that He was born to eventually die for our sins! Know that it is only by Jesus that we are saved!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Malachi 3:1 (NIV):
1 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.
It is very amazing and uplifting to see that God, through the Bible, tells us on a lot of different occassions that He will come again! The devil might be able to do his terrible things on earth, but know that God exists and is much more powerful than the devil. But also that the devil will be defeated in the end! So, never let anything in this world and your life that is seemingly working against you, get you down. Because God is always with you and will secure also the victories in your life!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from 2 Kings 17:38-39 (NIV):
38 Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. 39 Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”
God made a covenant with us. This covenant is a true blessing to all of us. But know that it also comes with you only worshipping God and not serving any false “gods”. So, also don’t depend on anything in this world.
Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Colossians 1:13-14 (NIV):
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Amen! Thank you God for rescuing us from the darkness. We live in a sinful world and it is only through you that we are saved from it.
If you follow God and accept Him, than you have found the way to enter His Kingdom. God is the only one that can and will forgive you your sins, so make sure that you always come before God and ask His forgiveness!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Chronicles 16:35 (NIV):
35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”
No matter what you are going through, make sure that you focus yourself on God! Ask and plead with God to deliver you and He will save you! And something you should also not forget is to thank and worship His holy name!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 John 2:23 (NIV):
23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
This is a very important principle in Christian faith. There is no possible way that you can say that God exist, but that Jesus does not. Or the other way around. They are one and the same and denying one is denying both!