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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 write a devotional on the words of 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. 2 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 words really speak to me as I am so easily consumed to put my mind on earthly things and forget to set my heart fully on things above. God tells us that this will not help us, because we will then be consumed by the “troubles” that this earth loves to bring to our doorstep.

But out of my own experience it solves nothing. Therefore, I pray for me and all of you that we learn to let go fo all earthly things and set our heart fully on things above where Chrits is seated. When you got baptized both in water and in the Holy Spirit, you died your earthly body and your life is now from God and for God. Know that God’s glory is also over your life. Don’t let the world determine how you feel, but focus on God, because He only has the best in store for you.

In Jesus name I pray! Amen!

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Daily word for 27 February 2016 – Philippians 1:9-11

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Daily word for 27 February 2016 – Philippians 1:9-11

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV):

9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

In this prayer we pray that we receive more knowledge and insight from God, because with this it will enable us to make better choices and also keep away from sin. The more we listen to God, the more we will do the right things in our life, because we desire to do His will and not our own will or that of the world.

 

Amen!

Daily word 30 March 2015 – Romans 5:14-15

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Daily word for 30 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Romans 5:14-15, which says:

14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam,1 who was a pattern of the one to come.2 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man,3 how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ,4 overflow to the many!

When Jesus died at the cross for the sins of all humans, it also ended the reign of death on earth. Sin may have come into the world by one man, but it was an even greater man (Jesus) that defeated it and brought us grace!

Daily word 29 March 2015 – Isaiah 46:9-10

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Daily word for 29 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Isaiah 46:9-10, which says:

9 Remember the former things,1 those of long ago;2 I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.3 10 I make known the end from the beginning,4 from ancient times,5 what is still to come.6 I say: My purpose will stand,7 and I will do all that I please.

Know that God is unique and that no is the same or can even measure up to Him. Also when you want to be encouraged in your faith about God, just look back in the Bible, but also in your own life all that God has done. God has a plan for your life and He will carry it out, but you also have to allow Him to work in and through you.

Daily word 28 March 2015 – Colossians 3:12-14

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Daily word for 28 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Colossians 3:12-14, which says:

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves1 with compassion, kindness, humility,2 gentleness and patience.3 13 Bear with each other4 and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.5 14 And over all these virtues put on love,6 which binds them all together in perfect unity.7

As a Christian it is very important to love. When you act out of love, then your action will be a lot different then others will, because you have decided to honor God by not letting negative emotions control you. God wants us to be different from the worldly ways, by being compassionate, kind, humble, gentle and patient. You will see that by having these character trades that it is not only a blessing to your own life, but also to others.

Daily word 27 March 2015 – Mark 16:17-18

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Daily word for 27 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Mark 16:17-18, which says:

17 And these signs1 will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons;2 they will speak in new tongues;3 18 they will pick up snakes4 with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on5 sick people, and they will get well.”

These verses should indeed encourage us to grow more and more in faith. As long as we tend to think according to the rules of this world, then we will stay limited in what we are able to do as Christians. As soon as we put all our trust on God, then we can rest on the fact that God is almighty and nothing is impossible for Him … also for us to do miracles in His name.

I pray to God that everyday we will grow more and more closer to God and also to be able to do these works in His name.

Have a beautiful and very blessed weekend!

God bless!

Daily word 26 March 2015 – Psalm 130:3-4

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Daily word for 26 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 140:3-4, which says:

3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?1 4 But with you there is forgiveness;2 therefore you are feared.3

These verses shows how much God loves us. God has every right to keep a record of all our sins, but because of His endless love for us, He decides not to do so! Where we on earth have the tendency to also remind the bad things of each other and even to hold it against that person, God decides not to do so.

I am so thankful to God that His forgiveness is upon us, so we can rest on the assurance that He not only loves us, but that He is more then willing not to hold our past sins against us, when we repent them to Him and grow closer to Him.

Amen!

Daily word 25 March 2015 – 1 John 1:5

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Daily word for 25 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 John 1:5, which says:

Walking in the Light

5 This is the message we have heard1 from him and declare to you: God is light;2 in him there is no darkness at all.

When we walk with Christ, then we no longer have to walk in the darkness, but will walk in the light …. as God is light. Never mistake the world to bring the light in your life, because as long as the Lord has not come again, then it will darkness that will be here. Trust only on the Lord!

Daily word 24 March 2015 – Philipians 1:21

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Daily word for 24 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Philippians 1:21, which says:

21 For to me, to live is Christ1 and to die is gain.

When you really make a commitment to God to follow Him and to believe in Him, then the first step should be to stop conforming to this world. Therefore God wants us to die from this world and to be reborn in His image. Don’t think that the way the world wants you to be is good in the eyes of God. Let the Holy Spirit change you to walk the way God wants you to walk and you will see that it will change you in a very good way!