Today we will meditate on the words from Luke 1:30-33 (NIV):
30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
See how God is always encouraging us. He will never allow us to go through something alone. Sometimes it may feel like it, but the fact is that even on those moments God is with you. So, in those time seek God all the time and see how He will continue to guide you through that moment!
Today we will meditate on the words from Luke 1:26-28 (NIV):
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Getting close to the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus, it is also good to read on all the stories about Jesus. In these verses we read how Jesus birth was not a last minute decision, but was already planned even before God decided to create us!
Today we are meditating on the words from Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV):
4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
One of the most amazing things of God (to me) is the fact how God has already planned everything to perfection. Even how His son was born, the time He was born, the location He was born .. literally everything was already planned by God to the second.
And the beautiful thing is that He doesn’t plan this amazingly just for His son, but also for you!
Today we will meditate on the words from Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV):
4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.
With God nothing happens out of coincidence. No, everything with God is pre-set! That means that even the the things you are going through right now, are already known to God. But even more important, God has also already determined on how He will guide you through it. Stop relying on “coincidence” and start to trust on God’s amazing plan for your life!
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Isaiah 7:14 (NIV):
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
With every plan that God has, God will give us signs before that time. One of the most important reasons for these signs is, is to make sure that when something happens that we have all the proof required to know that it was a blessing from God. In the Bible God has informed us on specific signs on Jesus, so that when Jesus came we already knew that it was really Jesus and that He was sent by God!
Today I want to meditate on the words from Deuteronomy 18:15 (NIV):
15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.
I believe, and know, that God has a plan for all of us. It is up to us, if we are open to God’s calling for our lives. Let use today’s prayer to ask God to open up our eyes in which way He wants to use us for His ministry.
Today we will meditate on the words from John 15:5 (NIV):
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
We need God. One of the most important things that we need to remember. It is so easy to think that you can everything on your own strength. But is that really true? The fact is that it is not! As soon as you think that you have reached all your successes on yourself, you are actually very misguided. In this verse we are shown that we are branches of the vine that is God. It is only by the vine that we have life. And it is only by the vine that we bear fruit. So start thanking God for all fruits that you have in your life and thank God for giving them to you!
Today we will meditate on the words from John 14:6 (NIV):
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
As a Christian you need to fully understand Jesus and His role in the Holy Trinity. First of all, our faith is not one of “cherry-picking”. If you state that you believe in God, than you need to accept all that God has told us in the Bible. This is an important thing to realize, because we are living in a time in which we are taught to just choose all that we like and reject all that we don’t like. Yes, it may sound as a good thing, but actually it is a very wrong thing. Why? Things that are actually good for you, will often also require commitment, energy and perseverance.
And if you are willing to really accept everything, then you will see how it will actually turn out to be a blessing for your life. That difficult period can afterwards turn out to be one of the best moments, because of things that God taught you.
But coming back to Jesus. When I was talking about not cherry-picking, then it is also with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They are called the Holy Trinity, because all of them are very important and cannot be seen separately. If you believe in God, then you should realize that you cannot go directly to God, but that you need to accept Jesus. Remember how it was Jesus that died at the cross for your sins!
Today we will meditate on the words from Job 37:5-6 (NIV):
5 God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. 6 He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
When I say that we have a limited understanding, than I don’t mean it in an insulting way. It is to make us aware on how powerful God actually is. All that God can do is often something that goes far beyond our comprehension. It is only God, which can talk to the snow and command it to fall on earth. This is very good example on all that can, and will, do in your life. If you are going through something that seems to be too much to handle and you don’t see any solution is visible to you, then just remember how powerful God is and then you feel see that before you are even aware of it, that God already did great things getting you through that period!
Today we will meditate on the words from John 1:1-2 (NIV):
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
These verses are so amazing to me. Why? Because it shows that Jesus was not something that God decided on during our time on earth, but that He already knew that He was going to sent His Son to us well before He created earth and us. These verses show us that Jesus always has been and always will be. In these verses we are told that Jesus was always there, so also in the beginning.
This is a big difference between God and mankind. We tend to adjust our actions, based on current situations. But not God, God already has a plan set out for all of us and He will follow it from begin to end. If you look for some consistency in your life, know that the most consistent element of your life is and and can only be God!