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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!

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Daily word for 4 March 2016 – Revelation 5:12

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Daily word for 4 March 2016 – Revelation 5:12

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Revelation 5:12 (NIV):

12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Amen! Just like the angels did, we also need to worship Jesus for all that He is has done for us! Thank God everyday for the sacrifice He also made for your life!

God bless!

Daily word 23 April 2015 – Romans 12:3

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Daily word for 23 April 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

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

3 For by the grace given me1 I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

Being humble is something that will God really delight in you. Why? Not because He wants you to be a slave to Him, no He wants you to be humble, so He can work in your life. His power and grace is so much more powerful then anything there is, so certainly better then we can do ourselves. As soon as you are humble then it will also mean that you acknowledge that you cannot do everything yourself and that you rely on God to guide you.

Also when you think to highly of yourself you can confuse your own opinion to be better then anything that God can determine (and He is all knowing!).

Daily word 21 April 2015 – Philippians 3:20-21

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Daily word for 21 April 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Philippians 3:20-21, which says:

20 But our citizenship1 is in heaven.2 And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,3 21 who, by the power4 that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies5 so that they will be like his glorious body.6

It is so beautiful and fantastic to know that God wants the best for us, therefore He is preparing you to be part of heaven. Know that God really wants you to be saved and if you will allow Him, He will transform you to be able to enter heaven! Trust on God!

Daily word 20 April 2015 – John 15:1-2

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Daily word for 20 April 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from John 15:1-2, which says:

1 “I am1 the true vine,2 and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,3 while every branch that does bear fruit4 he prunesa so that it will be even more fruitful.

When you allow God to be your teacher, then He will teach you. Also know that God as a gardener will make sure that you as a vine, will grow perfectly cutting of all things in your life that won’t help you grow! So enjoy the things God does in your life, as it is to your benefit!

Daily word 19 April 2015 – Psalm 6:9-10

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Daily word for 19 April 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 6:9-10, which says:

9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;1 the LORD accepts my prayer. 10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;2 they will turn back in sudden disgrace.3

How hard a certain challenge may be in your life, know that God hears your prayers and cries and listens to them! And know that in the end your enemies will never win and will be ashamed of their actions against you!

Daily word 18 April 2015 – Collosians 3:23-24

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Daily word for 18 April 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Collosians 3:23-24, which says:

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance1 from the Lord as a reward.2 It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

In everything you do / undertake let it me to honor God and not men. We should not be focused to work hard just to please man, but to please God because then your heart will be in the right place, but also you allow God to bring blessings through that hard work.

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 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!