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Daily devotional for 17 August 2017 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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Daily devotional for 17 August 2017 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today we meditate on the words from 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV):

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

These verses show us that it is very important to read and study our Bibles everyday. And not only this, but that we also use the Bible as our basis and our way in everything we do in life, as all that is in the Bible is from God and therefore always better than anything we can think of on ourselves.

Daily devotional for 15 August 2017 – Proverbs 11:2

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Daily devotional for 15 August 2017 – Proverbs 11:2

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words of Proverbs 11:2 (NIV):

2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

This is a very important lesson out of the book of Proverbs. Never let anything deceive you to think that you achieve things on your own strength, but know in everything it was God. This will make you not only humble and open for wisdom, but will also prevail you from pride and the disgrace that will follow.

Daily devotional for 14 August 2017 – Colossians 1:19-20

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Daily devotional for 14 August 2017 – Colossians 1:19-20

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on Colossians 1:19-20 (NIV):

19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Amen! Know that through there is peace through His blood, shed cross. Know what Jesus did for you and how significant it was and still is!

 

Daily devotional for 13 August 2017 – 1 Corinthians 10:13

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Daily devotional for 13 August 2017 – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV):

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Know that temptations are a part of life, whether we like it or not. Therefore be always prayerful and close to God and know that even during a temptation, that God will open a way. This verse really speaks to me, knowing that no matter what I am going through at this moment, God is already there with a way out. I personally needed that reassurance from God on this. Thank you and amen!

Daily devotional for 12 August 2017 – Daniel 9:18

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Daily devotional for 12 August 2017 – Daniel 9:18

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on Daniel 9:18 (NIV):

18 Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.

Reading this verse immediately makes me a lot more humble, because it shows although we are able and should have a very close relationship with God, this verse makes is also very clear that we do not make requests (in prayer) to Him, because we are anywhere near rightheous. No, we can do this, because of His great mercy. God deserves our praise and worship. Also when you make a request to God, do it so very humble, because we are not in His league. God is so fantastic to have such a great mercy for us!

Daily devotional for 10 August 2017 – Romans 10:9-11

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Daily devotional for 10 August 2017 – Romans 10:9-11

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Romans 10:9-11 (NIV):

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

Amen! These verses are very powerful and words to life by! God tells us how important both our heart and mouth are in professing our faith in Him. The one does not go without the other. It is not enough to just say that Jesus is Lord. No, you fully have to believe in your heart. If you really do it like this than God will fullfill His promise over your life: that your life is saved! Also make sure that you are very careful what and how you speak, because although you can use your mouth for good, you can also use it for evil. Make sure that you think before you speak. It is so easy to speak out of anger and make things worse so easily. While it is the devil that wants you to react on bad things. But if you let the Holy Spirit control your speach, than you will see how it will make things better and stop worse things from happening. Also, know that other people know that you are a Christian and what kind of example are you being for your faith and for God if you use your mouth to do evil? Let your life be a good example for others!

 

 

Daily devotional for 9 August 2017 – Isaiah 55:8-9

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Daily devotional for 9 August 2017 – Isaiah 55:8-9

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV):

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

These verses actually gives me some rest, because it shows that God in no way expects us to be exactly as Him. Yes, He desires and wants us to actively try to become more and more to be like Him. But He also knows that we will never be able to do so. I believe that is why He inspired these verses. The first part is to make us humble and to never think that we can think for God and know that He is thinking, because I believe we have no clue. I think it is even an insult if we even remotely think that we know his thoughts.

The second part lets us know that He does on expect of us to be exactly the same as Him, because He will always be higher in any way. Know this and make it and extra reason to go to God to for praising and worshiping Him and asking for guidance.

Have a very blessed day!

Daily devotional for 8 August 2017 – Philippians 4:13

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Daily devotional for 8 August 2017 – Philippians 4:13

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Philippians 4:13 (NIV):

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Speaking for myself I used to think that I was able to do alot through my own strength and abilities. But in the last years God has really humbled me and showed me that in fact on my own I can do nothing. All I am able to do is by Him and the strength that He gives me.

I know how easy it is when you have it easy in school and at work, or because for others you have enough money or just the right looks (of whatever makes you think you can do it own your own). But I found out, from the moment I thought that I really had it made and was in control of my life, that it was all an illussion. God really doesn’t like it when we exalt ourselves, because than it will also mean that we will put Him lower. I have God forgiveness for this (this arrogance). God showed me and is still showing me that I need to to trust on Him fully. As we speak I am still in that learning process. God is teaching me to trust on Him to put my trust on Him in everything I do, have and want. If I want to chance, than I need Him. If I want circumstances to chance, I need Him. If I want my health to be ok, I need Him.

WE ALL NEED HIM! KNOW THAT IT IS ONLY GOD THAT GIVES YOU STRENGTH. EXALT GOD, NOT YOURSELF!

Daily devotional for 7 August 2017 – Galatians 3:27

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Daily devotional for 7 August 2017 – Galatians 3:27

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the devotional

27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

From the moment you take the step (action) to be baptized things will change in your life. As part of your baptism you can rely on the fact that from that moment on you have clothed yourself with Christ. So, I urge you to seek Christ every moment (both in the good and difficult moments). Christ deserves our attention always and fully.

Daily devotional for 6 August 2017 – Psalm 16:8

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Daily devotional for 6 August 2017 – Psalm 16:8

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to medidate on the words from Psalm 16:8 (NIV):

8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

The devil wil try contininiously to shake your life tot the core, but keep theis verse to heart every moment. I pray that God remembers us this verse every moment, because He makes it very clear that with Him on our sight we will never be shaken. So, if you feel shaken, rebuke it and go sit next to God again! Amen!