Take time today to meditate on the words from Psalm 37:8-9 (NIV):
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
Don’t do evil (things). It sounds easy, but still we see too often that others (or even ourselves) do evil things. We need to control our emotions and don’t allow ourselves to get angry. Yes, it might seem easier to give into that feeling of anger, but not giving in is so much more rewarding. The fact that you are not a slave to your own emotions. Also anger will lead to bad things and pollute your mind and your life. Also it will put you on a path away from God! Don’t ever allow this. God will reward those that resist getting angry all the time, that don’t allow to do evil things in their lives. Make sure you receive that blessing (“inherit the land”) that God has promised to you.
Today we are meditating on the words from 2 Thessalonians 2:15 (NIV):
15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
Make sure that you take your time to uplife your brothers and sisters. Just, because we are Christians doesn’t mean that we always have it easy in our lifes and in those moments it is so important to have people around us that uplift us, motivate us, stand with us and help us.
Today we will meditate on the words from 3 John 1:4 (NIV):
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
This is a verse that is very important for all us parents. We raise our children to the best of our abilities and make sure that we raise them with God. How amazing and how much joy does it give to see that when they grow up that they they decide on their own to follow God as well and to life a life walking in truth.
Just imagine how much joy it gives when we as His children decide to walk in truth and to actively life our live for Him!
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Psalm 1:1 (NIV):
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
I love reading in the book of Psalm. It starts with this verse, which (for me) is quite confronting. We live in a time in which we are often told that it is okay to do things, because they feel good. However, not everything that feels good is actually good for you and is even considered to be a sin in the eyes of God. It is important, especially in these times, to stay close to God and keep His commandments. If you feel, based on your faith, that someone is considered to wicked or a sinner, then you need to stay away from that person. Don’t allow others to drag you into sin. This also means that you refrain yourself from any gossip and/or mocking of others, although “everybody” seems to do it at your office or in your class.
Today I want to meditate on the words from 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV):
6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
Amen! We are living in a sinful world, from the moment Adam and Eve sinned. And as such we are living in darkness. The only way to escape from this darkness is to accept Jesus in you live as Jesus is the only way to His Father, God! And it is not until we accept Jesus in our hearts that we will receive real light in our lives. And I can guarantee you that you don’t want to live without this light.
Today we are meditating on the words from Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV):
24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Know that God loves you very much. As I have discussed in previous blog posts, we will never receive this kind of love based on our own actions. It is merely because of Gods amazing grace and His love for us, that He will continiously bless you. However, we need to search God and be willing to follow Him!
Today we will meditate on the words from 2 Samuel 22:4 (NIV):
4 “I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.
Certainly now we are in the midst of the Corona virus outbreak, this verse is more true then ever! Not only is God very worthy of our praise, but as soon as we trust on Him completely and praise Him all the time, then we can rest on the fact that we are saved from all our enemies, which includes any sickness and / or virus outbreak.