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Daily word for 17 May 2016 – Proverbs 3:31-32

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Daily word for 17 May 2016 – Proverbs 3:31-32

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you  with the words from Proverbs 3:31-32 (NIV):

31 Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways. 32 For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.

As a Christian we should never aim to envy people that try to get their way by force. Although it may be that for that moment they seem to get what they want, it is a destructive and unchristian way to life. Also God hates it when we are like that and wants us to fully trust on Him!

Amen!

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Daily word for 10 April 2016 – Proverbs 3:9-10

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Daily word for 10 April 2016 – Proverbs 3:9-10

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV):

9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

God is more than willing to bless us abundantly, but He expect us to show our faith and our respect for Him, by giving Him the first and the best of everything we got. Not because He wants to show that He is more than us, no because He loves us and also wants to give you the best!

Amen!

Daily word for 18 March 2016 – Proverbs 3:3-4

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Daily word for 18 March 2016 – Proverbs 3:3-4

Dear brothers and sisters,

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

3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

As Christians God expects more of us. God expect us to always have love and faithfulness in our heart and to always follow them with regard to God, but also other people. Make it a priority to love others and to be faithful and God will surely bless you for it!

Amen!

Daily word for 5 March 2016 – Proverbs 16:16

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Daily word for 5 March 2016 – Proverbs 16:16

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 16:16 (NIV):

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

Don’t consider worldly riches to be the most valuable, because God has even more valuable things for us: wisdom and insight! Pray everyday to get more and more of it and you will see  how it will bless your life!

Amen!

Daily word for 22 February 2016 – Proverbs 2:6

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Daily word for 22 February 2016 – Proverbs 2:6

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 2:6 (NIV):

6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

We always need to look to God for wisdom and guidance. Don’t look for it in the world, because it can and will be tainted by the world. But when you open the Bible being Gods word then you know it is 100% correct and full of wisdom.

God bless you!

Daily word for 10 February 2016 – Proverbs 30:5

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Daily word for 10 February 2016 – Proverbs 30:5

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 30:5 (NIV):

5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

God protects us directly, that is why is a shield to all of us that come to Him for protection. But He also protects us indirectly by His words. Because every word of God is flawless: accurate and without any error and always to protect you! Take everyday as an opportunity to learn to His word and grow towards Him!

God bless you all!

My view – Persecution of Christians

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My view – Persecution of Christians

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to write this blog with my view on the persecution of Christians. God really gave this subject on my heart as more and more we see how Christians are openly persecuted in all sorts of way.

Momentarily the most shocking way is by the terrorist organisation ISIS, that is openly targetting Christians in Iraq. They way they kill Christians by beheading them and killing babies! But also more and more we see that just being a Christian in our society is becoming more and more difficult. Just being open about the fact that you are a Christian can bring a lot of hostile reactions from others, while even Islamic terrorist groups don’t get that kind of treatment. Why? I firmly believe that because God is real and we have chosen to follow Him, they feel because of their sinful nature they feel threatened by our God!

What does the Bible say about persecution?

2 Timothy 3:12 says:

12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

First of all God tells us that we should not fear persection, but that we need to know that persecution will come. Why this warning? To scare us? No, I believe it is to prepare us for it. Because we are living in this sinful world and more and more the devil will try and get us to reject our faith.

1 Peter 4:12-14 says:

Suffering for Being a Christian

12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

Also in Peter God lets us know that we never should be taken by suprise when suffering will come. In the midst of that suffering praise God and don’t let those circumstances dictate your happiness. Also God will bless all those that are persecuted and insulted in His name. We are not on this world for other people, but for our Lord!

These two parts of the Bible confirm that suffering is part of being a Christian. The devil hates everyone that decides to follow Christ and he will do anything to get us to reject our faith and to get us to reject Christ. But never let that happen as anyone that dies in Gods name will be rewarded in heaven. And I am not saying it is easy to give your life, but as we have seen with these beheadings by ISIS all those people did not reject Christ so they are a testimony that when in that situation is possible (very possible) to not give up your faith!

Don’t get discouraged by all the ways that we are being persecuted. Not only by ISIS but also by atheist and homoseksuals (those groups in particular) that will attack Christianity at every way they see possible. Even trying everywhere to marry (while this is Christian institute) with someone of the same sex is already a clear attack from them on Christian values. In the Netherlands they (on purpose) target Christian workers at City Hall when they want to marry. In my country you can choose your own person to do the wedding for you and in a lot of instances gays have deliberatilly chosen a Christian person, because they knew that he or she would reject. And we have laws here that if you reject to same-sex marriages then you have to leave that job.

Please put your trust and find peace in God especially in situation where you are being persecuted. God has not forgotten you and will give you the strength to endure that storm!

God bless you!

Daily word 3 October 2014 – Hosea 14:9

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Daily word for 3 October 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Hosea 14:9, which says:

9 Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.

This verse shows how important it is to not be rebellious to God, but to trust on Him and walk in the ways of the Lord. God will bless your life if you set yourself open to follow Him!

Daily word 1 October 2014 – Romans 15:1-3

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Daily word for 1 October 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Romans 15:1-3, which says:

1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”

As Christians we need to always put our own desires after helping out someone near you. Jesus showed this to die for us on the cross and by following this example of serving others, then you will see how this will not only bless the other person, but also your own life! God bless you all!

Daily word 21 September 2014 – Habakuk 3:17-19

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Daily word for 21 September 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Habakuk 3:17-19, which says:

17 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

Even in times when everything in life seems to go wrong, don’t stop trusting the Lord, because He is always your strength. And He will guide you out of that moment and bring you blessings in abundance!