Until you’re ready to do what God tells you to do, He won’t tell you what to do.
The greatest picture of God’s Mercy is the day God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. The Greatest Miracle is the day Jesus rose from the grave! If we stop covering our sins, we will prosper and God will show us mercy! If we ask forgiveness for our sins, God will forgive us instead of judgement! God’s mercies are new every day!
Proverbs 28:13 NKJV “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”
Lamentations 3:22-24 NKJV Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
Thank God for His mercy being new every morning! God wants to forgive us and give us a new start every morning!
Where do you need to start new today? Is there a sin you need to confess where you can begin to prosper?
Teachers often take something simple and make it hard. Leaders and commentators take something hard and make it simple.
One cannot be a disciple without being disciplined
Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry”
All visions start with a burden. Vision needs to be clear and written down—it has an end in mind. Without vision, you go back to your past. Vision gives you the discipline/restraint to keep going.
• Teamwork – Teamwork makes the dream work!
• More effort halfway.
• An awareness of weakness and vulnerability.
• Our refusal to be distracted.
What is your vision for your family, finances, and future? What are your spiritual goals? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?
They can’t know Jesus, if we don’t show them.
Dreams determine destiny.
Nehemiah 4:1-2 NLT Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices? Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap—and charred ones at that?”
Sanballat Had an Identity Crisis
When people mock and make fun of others, they are having an identity crisis. They are trying to find their identity in being bad. They are trying to find identity in the people they are with. When people mock us, talk about us, make fun of us and we get upset and over react, we are having an “Identity Crisis”
When we get our identity from Christ we don’t make fun of others and we don’t over react.
Is there someone you have been making fun of that you need to ask God to forgive you? Are you upset because of what somebody said about you or the way you look?
P.S. Make sure you are more concerned about what God says about you than what others have to say about you!
Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?
When we agree with the lie, we become part of the lie.
If we want to change our life. We have to change our thinking.