MATTHEW 7:29_ For he taught them as one having authority…
Freedom is the underlying principle of this entire sermon. You can add this to your freedom count as to how many times I’ve said this in the past year.
Jesus taught this sermon as The Great Healer. He gave lessons to ease worry and anxiety, and heal the soul. The healing of the soul is an important part of healing the body.
Jesus taught as The Great Hope. Apart from Him I can do nothing good or righteous. With Him—nothing shall be impossible. Something else to add to your how many times this has been said the past year is, God controls the time table. Only He knows when my impossibilities will become possible – but I have hope! Hope keeps me on the straight and narrow while I wait.
Jesus taught as The Great Deliverer. He has shown me that He can deliver me from darkness to light! Not only that, He can use me to be light!! He can use me to be salt! I can cause others to thirst for truth only Jesus can give.
Jesus taught as The Master Stonemason. One step at the time He taught me to build my life. Truth is the setting and freedom is the foundation. The architectural design for a home is reflected in a beautiful setting.
Jesus taught me how to achieve that.
Lord of Lords, I want to build my life in Your setting of truth. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ gives me all I need to live like Him—Hallelujah!
MATTHEW 6:34_Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Focus on who God is and who you are in Him! Receive extra power for the hard days. Worry only makes the hard days harder. In this verse Jesus says something to the effect of, “Life in this world is hard enough—why make it harder?“ Jesus lets you know He’s with you all the way.
Jesus can provide.
That doesn’t mean you may not go through lean times. If you have no needs you will never experience how God can meet them. He’ll hold and guide you on the path of discipleship and add “all these things unto you.”
Proverbs 4:18 (KJV), “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Once you’ve committed to becoming salty-lit-up disciples for Jesus—that light just keeps on shining! I Thessalonians 5:5 (KJV), “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”
All days are not hard, or bad, or evil. The devil would have you believe otherwise. He tempts you to worry about the future. Live free by focusing more on who God is, His grace and mercy, and His phenomenal power to transform any circumstance!
God Who Transforms, Thank You for the bright days I’ve had, and the ones on the way! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is full of light—He fills me with His light!
MATTHEW 6:34_for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself…
Jesus says each day is able to take care of itself. Tomorrow doesn’t need you to worry over it. Eventually today becomes tomorrow. No power on earth that can stop that.
Since you can’t stop tomorrow from coming, why spend all day today in worry? If God is with you today, won’t He be with you tomorrow? Of course He will!
Learn to live one day at the time; you will accomplish a great feat in your Christian walk! One day at a time helps abolish anxiety and increase faith. It also helps you learn to focus – which is an awesome feat in itself! Just focus on today’s business!
Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV), “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
The fact that you are alive today and able to read this blog is a result of God’s vast mercy! His mercy is beyond measure. Something too great to be measured. God’s compassion cannot fail because it has no end.
Begin to incorporate praise into your prayer time . Make a list, including the smallest things, that you are grateful for today. Praise God for them, knowing that every good gift comes from His hand.
True God, Praise You that this day You give me strength! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is faithful—His compassions never fail me!
MATTHEW 6:34_Take therefore no thought for the morrow…
If you already invited Jesus into your life previous to these devotions, please print and fill in yesterday’s salvation post just the same. If you can’t remember the date of your decision, just write in the year according to your age at the time.
Eternal salvation is the most important thought for your future. Anything which involves personal responsibility is also for future thoughts. Worrying about what will happen to you in the future should not crowd your thought life.
As a matter of fact, once you have joined the Kingdom, you have a special ability to come to God’s throne in prayer. Hebrews 4:16 (KJV), “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Do you see that? You can come boldly to God in prayer. You can feel confident to ask for your needs to be met. You can feel confident of His mercy and grace – for you! If God doesn’t deliver you in the time and way you desire, accept His will, wait, and keep praying.
Isn’t the God who brought you into a place of perfection (living in heaven for eternity), capable of meeting your earthly needs?
Jesus Lord, I am amazed that I can speak to You with boldness! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is the Throne of Grace—He will give me mercy!
MATTHEW 6:34_Take therefore no thought for the morrow…
Is the future high on your worry list? Everyone should think about the future. Certainly you should think about your eternal future. Do you know for certain where you will spend eternity?
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV), God tells His people, “…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” Because God does not want you to spend time, energy, and health in worry, He made a way to secure your future.
John 3:16-17 (KJV), “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
God wants the world saved. Choices must be made individually. You must open the door to your heart. Jesus stands knocking.
Within the next 15 minutes you will receive a Salvation post. If you are ready, pray the prayer. Print the page, sign, and date it. Next, tell all your family and friends, and praise God that your future is secured.
Jesus Savior, Praise You for giving Yourself to secure my eternal future! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ gave Himself for me—He is my Savior and Lord!