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 we will be meditating on the words from Daniel 10:12 (NIV):
12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
To grow in faith we need have to right mindset. As soon as we are willing to humble ourselves and are open to receive Gods teaching, then you will start to see how God will change your life for the better.
Today I want to meditate on the words from 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV):
11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
In everything we do, we need God. You may think that you can solve (some) things by yourself, but if you will look back at past decisions, than I know that you will have to admit that the decisions that you left in God’s hand, were better, then the decisions you made on your own strength and understanding. Learn to fully trust on God and His strength and you will not only see more blessings in your life, but you will also notice that it also takes a lot of burdens of your shoulder, because you start to learn that you actually don’t have to worry as it will not change anything. But with God’s actions, things actually change!
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Jonah 2:2 (NIV):
2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
When we are in a time of need or distress, it is important that we seek our trust and help from only one source: God! Yes, people around can (try to) help us, but not in the way that God will guide us, protect us and bless us.
Today I want to meditate with you on the words from 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV):
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
What is love? Know that God has carefully described it in the Bible. When you love, then you will notice that you become (more) patient. You will not be irritated by others, but you will your heart to be patient with them. Love will make you to be kind to others, just like God is kind to us (and also very patient). It will stop us from being envious to others or to allow us to boast. And why should we boast? Is it not by God that we have succeeded in all that we have succeed it in? Or do you really think it was your own actions, that gave you that success? And when you allow love in your heart, then you will stop being proud? Why? Because you will know in your heart that it is and will always be God that did it for you.