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Daily devotional for 27 July 2017 – 1 Peter 5:7

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Daily devotional for 27 July 2017 – 1 Peter 5:7

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV):

7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

God is really speaking through this verse to my personally and I hope to you as well. This world is so full of anxiety, because the devil loves spreading it, that it easy to let yourself to be overcome by anxieties. Even in my life at the moment there are more than one thing that could cause anxiety with my or my family, but that is not what God wants for us. No, God makes it very clear that we need to cast all our anxieties on Him and therefore not keep hold of these anxieties ourselves.

I therefore pray today that God will strengthen us through the Holy Spirit to be able to cast all our anxieties onto Him and not keep hold of them. How big the situation might be, that we no longer see and use it as a reason to keep hold of anxiety. Because God doesn’t want us to have them!

Amen!

 

Daily devotional for 25 July 2017 – Psalm 8:2-3

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Daily devotional for 25 July 2017 – Psalm 8:2-3

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I have celebrated my 37th birthday. I thank God for blessing me with this new year and I ask for Gods blessings over this new year that all my hearts desires may come through.

Furthermore I want to read with you from Psalm 8:2-3 (NIV):

2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

In a lot of parts of the Bible the praise we need to give to God is emphasized. Therefore do no take your faith in God easy. God loves us very much and wants to bring a lot of blessings towards you, but do not take Him for granted. He deserves more praise than we give Him or are able to give Him. Please be aware and meditate on the magnitude of all He has done and is able to do and let that be the basis of your praise and worship towards Him!

Daily devotional for 26 July 2017 – Hebrews 13:15-16

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Daily devotional for 26 July 2017 – Hebrews 13:15-16

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Hebrews 13:15-16 (NIV):

15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

The writer of Hebrews (Paul) makes is clear (and rightfully so, to my humble opinion) that believing in God is not a one way street where God is there for us. No, we are here to serve Him and not the other way around. This is also one of the things that is very wrong with the Word of faith movement (aka “prosperity” teachers), because they make us believe that God is there to work for us. If we want something than God will give it. Yes, He has told us to pray and receive, but with the clear addition that we have to ask for something according to His will. And we will only start asking and praying for the things we need as soon as we start becoming more serious in our faith.

Because we are here to serve God, God is entitled to receive sacrifices and praise from us. And God wants it also be that we not only praise Him directly, but also by sacrificing ourselves by doing good unto others.

Love growing in faith!

Daily devotional for 24 July 2017 – 1 Timothy 2:5-6

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Daily devotional for 24 July 2017 – 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV):

5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

Never believe anyone, not even pastors, who claims that you need them to come before God (e.g. the Pope in the Catholic belief system). The Bible makes it very clear that it is only Jesus that is THE mediator between God and us. Should someone claim otherwise no that that person is a false teacher and should not be followed by you in anyway!

 

Daily devotional for 23 July 2017 – Colossians 3:1-4

Daily devotional for 23 July 2017 – Colossians 3:1-4

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV):

Living as Those Made Alive in Christ

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

These verses make it very clear that God expects you to fully rely on Him and not on anything on this earth, including yourself. If you do so, then God will reward you by making sure that you will appear with Him in glory!

Daily word for 22 July 2017 – Proverbs 13:14

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Daily word for 22 July 2017 – Proverbs 13:14

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 13:14 (NIV):

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

Be sure to listen to the teachings of wise people in your life. Don’t consider yourself to proud to listen, because God put these people in your life to help you to be blessed in life and keep you from death.

 

Daily word for 19 July 2017 – 1 Chronicles 17:20-22

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Daily word for 19 July 2017 – 1 Chronicles 17:20-22

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with 1 Chronicles 17:20-22 (NIV):

20 “There is no one like you, LORD, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. 21 And who is like your people Israel—the one nation on earth whose God went out to redeem a people for himself, and to make a name for yourself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt? 22 You made your people Israel your very own forever, and you, LORD, have become their God.

Know that God has also made you His very own, just like the people of Israel. God is fully determined to be 100% part of your life. But will you allow Him? And also be in your faith for the full 100%?

 

Daily word for 18 July 2017 – Matthew 18:19-20

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Daily word for 18 July 2017 – Matthew 18:19-20

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with Matthew 18:19-20 (NIV):

19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

God shows the importance to be in fellowship with other Christians and to also be likeminded. Ask God to bring other Christians in your life and to have all of you grow to the same desires to the Holy Spirit, so that you will ask things that are needed!