Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Daily Grace - Hide God's Words in Your Hearts


What does it mean to hide His Words in our hearts? It is to treasure it up like your most valuable thing. In our hearts, the Word will be there. Though unseen, it constituted the secret power by which He was governed. It is permanently deposited there, as the most valuable treasures.

We must carefully treasure up the word of God, declare it to others, meditate on it, and delight in it with all of our hearts. And then by His grace, we shall act according to it. Once the Word is stored in our hearts, this will protect us from sinning. If God’s word is hidden in our hearts, the issues of our lives are going to be affected by it. And since God’s Word steers us away from sin, the issues of our life will also be steered away from sin.

We will not be hiding God’s word for the purpose of concealing it from the view or discovery of others. It will be hidden for the purpose of safekeeping so as not to lose it. Let us treated God’s Word like a precious treasure that we wanted to keep. Hide God's Words in your heart so that we might not sin against God. 

Today We Pray


Dear Heavenly Father, as I face another day, I know I am going to face many challenges, please help me to overcome those things. Help me to trust in You that You will guide me in everything that I will do. Come to me now, Lord, and stay with me all day.

Please help me also to turn my worries into prayer. My problems are better in Your hands than in my own. I commit myself to give this day to you.

Let your Spirit encompass my mind. Let me know your presence. Steer my hand, direct my words, guide my thoughts in everything I think and say and do.

Amen

Source: dailyprayer.us

Today's Godly Reminder - Psalm 119:11


In order for you to keep from sinning, treasure and store His Word in your hearts everyday. "Read your Bible, pray everyday, and you will grow". It is true. Once you start to savor His Word, it will become a habit. Not just a mere habit, but your lifestyle. Have a good and godly lifestyle by reading on His Word.

Once you are filled with His Spirit by having His Words in your heart, sin will live no more in your lives. You are free in the Name of Christ. No weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). Keep and remember His Word wherever you will go. His promises never fails.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Daily Grace - Keep an Eye on Your Actions


Have you encountered such time that you know that it is wrong, but still you did it? We may be aware about what is right but wrong, but our flesh is really weak. And, our heart is also deceitful and desperately wicked (Jer. 17:9). We have to fight against these ungodly things. How?

Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak (Mark 14:38). Stand firm on your faith. It takes a matured person with strong faith and conviction in the Lord to resist temptations. Be rooted in His Word and call upon His Name always.

You can do it, my brothers and sisters in Christ. "Read your Bible, pray everyday, and you will grow", as an old children hymn said. Once you are rooted in His Word, you can just handle temptations very well. You now know how to combat it, with the help and grace of God.

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, the skies are telling of Your glory and the wonders of Your love. Thank You for making the sacrifice that has secured my freedom, salvation and eternal life. I look with hope to the day when my knowledge of your glory will never be hidden by the concerns of the world.

Forgive me for all the time I spend with my face bent to the things of earth, Your Spirit ignored and forgotten. May I learn to love You in a way that honors the love You have shown me. Let me know you every moment of time, forever.

I thank You for you are always there, willing to show yourself to me and guide me and comfort me. Burn your love on my heart. Let me be on fire in serving You and loving You.

Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - Mark 14:38



Actively watch yourselves and keep on praying so that you will not fall into temptations. Ask God for guidance everyday. Keep on asking to the Lord and you will receive it (Matt. 7:7). In fact, God loves those people who come and talk to Him. He loves to talk to you.

On the other hand, be also mindful with our flesh. The flesh, so with the heart, is very deceiving. We may do what the flesh wants. But, is it pleasing to the Lord? Have the Holy Spirit rule in your flesh so that you may live a godly life that will let the people see Jesus in you.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Daily Grace - Blessings Come After Trials


"Fall seven times, stand up eight". This may be a famous quote from a well-known basketball player, but this also has a lesson to each and everyone of us. When we fall, we have to stand up and move on. We are all at risk for falling into temptations and trials, but we must be careful that it will not fall into sin and condemnation.

It’s easy to trick ourselves into believing that we’re done with a particular sort of sin. Even when we’ve struggled through the worst of it—admitting our problem, repenting, and recommitting ourselves to following God’s ways—temptation may come calling. God makes it possible for us to avoid falling back into the same patterns. He does this by providing a way out of the sinful act we’re considering. Our part is to respond to His offer of escape (Our Daily Bread)

When trials and difficulties come, always look on the bright side of the bad things. Do not lose hope. In every trials and temptations, God will give you a way out of this. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear (1 Cor. 10:13). Great blessings are often followed by great temptations. Do not lose hope!

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, You are the God who sees us, and yet we can still run to You. We need You to do in us what we cannot do for ourselves. Please remove any mountain of pride or valley of despair that would keep us from welcoming You into our lives.

Grant me that desire to spend time in your presence always. Help me to hear your call and to turn down the world’s volume so that I can hear it. Dwell with me., Lord.


Let my words today build up someone for Your glory. Help us not to fall into temptation. And, help us to encourage each other each and everyday, for the greater glory of Your Kingdom.

Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - 1 Corinthians 10:12-13


Even if you are already immune to temptations, like you always surpass them with the help of our Lord, still be careful not to fall. Make sure that you don't also fall into sin and condemnation. No matter how strong you are, we are still at risk for fall. Everyone of us! Stand on guard always.

Regardless of the source of temptation, it will not be overtaken beyond human resistance. God will not let you be tempted beyond your ability. Every temptation has its way out. That is how God is faithful to us, He knows every detail. He knows what's for your good. You just have to come boldly into His presence for help and guidance in everything that you do.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Daily Grace - Encourage and Help Each Other


When was the last time you encouraged or help a friend, or even a stranger? Were they grateful and thankful that you did this random act of kindness? As brothers and sisters in Christ, we must never get tired in building each other up. God instructed us in His Word in 1 Thessalonians 5:11 that we must encourage and help each other, just as we are already doing.

How can we be a help to others? Speak blessings. Speak words that will make them lead to Christ and experience His love and greatness unto us. Build them up, too. Do the things that will make them soar high and achieve. Help them from their problems and frustrations. 

Many people today, even Christians, are discouraged and defeated. Some come disappointed about life. Our warm encouragement might be just what they need. This is a common blessing that all we can share. This is a basis for mutual guidance. We are responsible to each and everyone for encouragement and bolstering in faith, love, and hope. Other people need our support in being Christian, and we need theirs, too.

Today We Pray


Dear God, as I stumble through this life, help me to create more laughter than tears, dispense more cheer than gloom, spread more joy than despair. Let me remind those I meet that our final existence will be total joy, and that we may taste this joy through the Spirit even today.

Have mercy on me according to your steadfast love. With Your abundant mercy, cleanse me from all my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and forgive me from my sin.

Never let me become so indifferent that I will fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child, or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged. Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people, make them happy, and forget momentarily all the temporary unpleasantness in their lives. This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Source: dailyprayer.us

Today's Godly Reminder - 1 Thessalonians 5:11


Always practice in building each other up. Don't acquire that crab mentality, it doesn't pleases the Lord. Encouraging one another pleases Him because it is His commandment also in Hebrews 11:25. God talked several times in the Bible about encouraging one another. Discover those words more by studying deeply in His Word, by yourself or with your accountability partners.

Keep doing good things around you. Be kind to others and show the love of Christ to them. When they are sad, comfort them. When they are happy, rejoice with them. Let us help one another as the day comes.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Daily Grace - Shine the Light


How does it feel to be in the dark world, where you really cannot see anything? It really feels like you're blind where you can actually see things because your eyesight is not yet lost. As Christians, we should be the light of this lost world. We will give light to all who need light instead of hiding our light. We will hold forth this light before men that they may see what a life the disciples of Christ lead. By seeing this, we can glorify the Lord for redeeming, transforming, and inspiring the lost, and opening to themselves the way to like redemption and transformation.

Let your light shine means letting your holy life, your pure conversation, and your faithful instructions, be everywhere seen and known always. In all societies, in all business, at home and abroad, in prosperity and adversity, let it be seen that you are real Christians. Jesus also says, “Since you are light, SHINE!”. This “light” is not equated with good works. Rather, the light illumines the good works in such a way that men notice them and glorify God.

He brought light into existence when He created light out of darkness at the dawn of time (John 1:2–3; cf. Gen 1:2–3). Then, with His birth, He brought light to the spiritual arena. Jesus is the life and light that darkness cannot overcome (John 1:5). In our world today—when good is often considered bad and bad is seen as good, when truth and error are switched around—people are looking for direction in life. May we be the ones who shine the light of Christ into our world (Our Daily Bread).

Today We Pray


Dear God, You are such an amazing comfort to us. You are the King eternal, immortal and invisible. Before the mountains were made, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God; the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Thank You that our salvation and spiritual well-being does not depend on our failing minds and bodies, but on You and to Your Word. You alone are God, and do not change. And because of this, we may hope to be preserved.

Have mercy on me, forgive me for these offenses and any I might have omitted from forgetfulness or ignorance. And, I pray that your Holy Spirit may dwell with me today and throughout the new week, to comfort me, to give me strength against temptation, and to guide me into the path of righteousness. We glorify Your Name, forevermore.



Amen.

Today's Godly Reminder - Matthew 5:16


We are the light of the world. We are a city on a hill. Let the light shine on us. Jesus is our light and source of light. We should let Him shine everywhere we go.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence. And, they may recognize, honor and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Once they will see the light in us, people will follow through it and can see Jesus in it. Let's make Jesus famous wherever we will go. He deserves all the praises and adoration.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Daily Grace - Take Good Care of your Name


What do people think, when they hear your name? How do you feel when people respect you a lot? Or, how do you feel when people look up to you? When you just have a good reputation, it is indeed a great honor to serve the people. Serving the people also means you're being a good steward of the Lord.

Having a good reputation is much more greater than the riches of this world. It is more desirable than those treasures around us. Your reputation is an asset far more important than anything in this world. The respect of others and their affection for you is an asset you should strive. Your character is a precious treasure that you should cultivate each day by wise choices. 

Take good care of your name and put great emphasis on your reputation and relationships. But, don't ever forget to please God. Once you please the Lord over people, that is the time that people will look up to you more. Have a life with honorable behavior, godly wisdom, moral courage and personal integrity. Most of all, the love of God should always be there wherever you will go so that your light will shine upon men and living to leave a legacy for God’s glory.

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, I will reflect on Your presence who’s always there in love, in spite of many things that have a hold on me. I pause and pray that I may let You affect my becoming in this very moment. What is present to me is what has a hold on my becoming.

Fill my spirit with Your peace and Your joy today. Thank You for giving me the great blessing of freedom of spirit. Let me never take this gift of freedom for granted.

Help me to take refuge in Your loving heart no matter what will happen. ‘Coz You are my strength in times of weakness. Thank You for comforting me also in times of sorrow. We praise Your Name!

Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - Proverbs 22:1


A good name should be taken care of. By having an honorable behavior, godly wisdom, moral courage and personal integrity, this can be possible to attain. This is what we call reputation. In order for us to be respected, this should be well-guarded. 

Having a clean name is much more worthy than any material things in this world. It is also more than any silver or gold. Take care of your reputation by living a good legacy. Live for His glory and Honor and you will be respected.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Daily Grace - Seek God First


Since God was the One who came into this earth first, we must seek Him first, too. It is because He knows everything, He is the best and He is our loving Creator. He also wants us to come to Him and be His friends and acknowledge Him as our Heavenly Father. Matthew 6:33 that we must seek His Kingdom first and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto us.

If we just earnestly seek Him with all of our hearts and put Him first in everything, blessings and grace will follow. It is His promise. Once we trust in His Name and lean not on our own understanding, and once we acknowledge Him in every ways, He will direct our paths (Prov. 3:5-6). He will guide us to the best things in life. Not our will, but His will be done.

In any decisions and plans that you will make, seek God first. Serve Him with all of our hearts without grumbling. Then, everything will just follow. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, I come before You today and I thank You for all the blessings that You have showered in my life. Many times my life is so full of busyness that I take for granted my relationship with You, please forgive me for that. I know that You never forsake me, for if You did my very life would cease to be.

We really need You, Lord. By Your Holy Spirit, help us replace any selfish thoughts, words, and actions with things that please You and draw others to You. Guide me in my journey with You everyday.

Help us to seek Your Kingdom and Your righteousness above all else. Also, help us to put You first in everything that we will do. We want to glorify Your name by doing what You want for our lives. This is all we ask in Your mighty name.

Amen.

Today's Godly Reminder - Matthew 6:33



Always acknowledge the Lord in everything. Put Him first above all else and all things. Most importantly, seek His Kingdom and His righteousness. It means that we strive after His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God.

Once you seek Him with all of your heart, He will grant what you need in life. Everything will just go well if you earnestly seek Him. Blessings will come and your prayers will be answered. Just do what He wants in your life and other good things will be yours, as well.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Daily Grace - God's Way is the Best Way


When was the last time that you felt frustrated in a certain situation? How do you feel when your plans fail? Do not be disappointed if your are frustrated over things and when your plans fail. For it is written, God's thoughts are higher than our thoughts, so our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). 

It is indeed a very comforting statement that God's thoughts are not our thoughts. It is because God is the best, so His ways and thoughts. He is perfect, so He thinks perfectly. If our plans fail, God has something best for us that cannot harm us. He wants us to prosper (Jer. 29:11).

 It’s reassuring to know that the God, who is in control in everything, knows more than we know and has the best idea of what’s going on in our lives, world and future. It shows us also how smart our God is, smarter than all the minds in this world. No matter how far we accomplished and reached, God's way is still the best way. Even though we don’t understand everything about Him, that doesn’t prevent us from trusting His ways. He has proven a lot His love for us. Trusting that agape love, we can walk with Him even when life doesn’t make sense.

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, I will take refuge in Your loving heart today. You are my strength in times of weakness. And, You are my comforter in times of sorrow.

Teach me to recognize Your hand at work in my daily living. Help me to never be too busy to find time to spend in Your presence. Thank You for always being there, waiting for me.

Grant me this day Your grace that I may always remember Your will to me. Let me carry You as a voice to guide my every step. Help me to make every moment of my day, every word from my mouth, that I might live in Your presence.

Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - Isaiah 55:8-9


God's way of thinking is higher and better than ours. If we fail, do not lose heart. If we are disappointed, do not lose hope. Behind these frustrations are God's great plan for you.

He knows your needs and He knows everything about you. Every detail in your life, He knows and remembers if. Cheer up if you get frustrated, God will back up you because His ways are perfect like the Heaven and Earth.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Daily Grace - Overcome Evil with Good


Do not give the enemy a chance in your life. Do not ever entertain evil thoughts. When dealing with ungodly situations, always think of the good things that you can contribute to it. Let kindness and goodness wrap around you.

Do not suffer your temper to be excited; your Christian principles to be abandoned; your mild, amiable, kind, and benevolent temper to be ruffled by any opposition or injury which you may experience. Maintain your Christian principles amidst all opposition, and thus show the power of the gospel. They are overcome by evil who suffer their temper to be excited, who become enraged and revengeful and who engage in contention with those who injure them (Barnes, 2016)

Let the light shine on you wherever you will go by overcoming evil with good. Once you start spreading goodness around you, ungodliness has no room in your life. As a child of God, portray that Christ-like character so that people will be blessed by your simple act. With this, you are already spreading the love of Christ and people will come to know Him more and His goodness.

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, walk with me today so that I may not be alone as I face this day, but always in your presence. Bless me this day, and all whom I may meet. Let me be a channel of blessing to them.

Speak to me, Lord. Help me to understand Your word and the urging of the Holy Spirit. I pray that I may reflect Your light, to inspire others as I have been inspired.

Continue to shower your mercy and favor to me always. Give resolution to all my lawful undertakings. Let me have all my directions from your Holy Spirit all the days of my life.

Amen.

Today's Godly Reminder - Romans 12:21


We are now on the last series of our Romans 12 Chapter sharing and let us close this series with this verse. Whatever situations that are not pleasing to our eyes and feelings, still let us do good. Let us be a peacemaker around us. Defeat evil with kindness and goodness. Do not let evil thoughts enter your mind and heart. And, do not let yourself be overcome by evil.

Don't make a room for the enemy in your life. Declare in your hearts that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. Resist the devil, and He will flee from you. Rebuke Him in the mighty name of Jesus and He cannot just control you easily, 'coz God lives in your life now.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Daily Grace - Vengeance is God's, Not Ours


Did you felt or do you feel right now that you want to take revenge to someone who mistreats you? Or, do you want to pay back to your enemies? Be reminded that the Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still (Ex. 14:14). Entrust this concern to the Lord and He will work on this.

We must extend our patience every time we encounter various trials, especially to those people who hurt us. Leave the way open for God’s wrath and His judicial righteousness. We are the children of God and He loves us. He will protect us from the wrath of the evil one. Because He loves You, He will permit nothing to be done to you that He will not turn to your advantage.

Leave all your hurts to the Lord. He will be the one to intervene with this. He will repay in His own time and His own way. Trust His ways. Have faith in the Lord. Instead, pray for those who mistreats you and bless them, do not curse them (Rom. 12:14)

Today We Pray


Dear Jesus, Thank You for giving us another morning to enjoy this life that You have given to us. I am blessed that I am still alive today that I can see the beautiful things around me. Fill me with your Holy Spirit all throughout the day because I want to live with you every minute of this day.

Let me see the way of escape You offer when I am tempted. Give me the strength everyday to accept Your help so I can stay faithful to You. I know this is Your desire for me, and I thank You that You are at work in my life.

Thank You Lord for speaking to me through Your words in the Bible. Let me respond to your call today. Teach me to recognize your hand at work in my daily living.



Amen.

Today's Godly Reminder - Romans 12:19


This verse is in relation to the verse that we shared yesterday. If someone mistreats us, never take revenge, too. God will be the one to work on it. He will pay back everything to those people. He will be the one to take the revenge.

Still, just surrender it to the Lord and He will do the rest. Have faith and trust in the Lord. His ways are perfect. And, He makes everything happen at the right time.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Daily Grace - Bless Your Enemies, Do Not Curse


When was the last time that you were mistreated by people or a certain person? Were you hurt? Absolutely, it can really be hurtful if people mistreats us. But, take heart and be patient with them. Do not curse them. Instead, bless them with powerful words that comes from God.

Indeed, it is really hard to do this. This can be a heavy task in our hearts. But, God commanded us in Romans 12:14 that we should ask Him from our hearts to bless our everyone who mistreats us. Ask Him to bless them and not to curse them. Extend grace and still show them the love that comes from God.

Vengeance is not ours, it is God's. Forgive those people with all your heart and live in peace. Your life will be peaceful if you will just surrender this concern to the Lord. He will take care of this. He will bless the people who will speak blessings to each other and He will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on each other (Gen. 12:3)

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, let me feel Your presence today as I talk to You. May we fulfill Your calling today by walking the road of faith and encouragement with others. Help me to keep my eyes off others and instead on You and Your good heart for all of us.

When the trials in my life begin to overwhelm me with fear, help me to trust in You. I cannot do this alone, Lord. Help me in all things to rely on Your holy will.

Give me the strength to greet the coming week in peace. Reveal Your will to me every hour of the day. And, in all my deeds and words, guide my thoughts and feelings.

Amen.

Today's Godly Reminder - Romans 12:14


When someone did wrong to you, do not fight back. Still, be a peacemaker when chaos arises. Most of all, do not curse. Cursing should not be our lifestyle as a Christian.

Pray for them instead. Bless them, too. God is just testing our characters on how to deal with these kind of things. Be patient and ask God for guidance to address it.

Always think about this: What would God do?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Daily Grace - Share Your Blessings


Have you tried sharing your food or materials to others, especially for those who are in need? How often do you share your blessings to others? Let us always share to those people who are really in need. Since we have all the resources whereas they do not have, let us extend grace to them instead.

If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The way you treat others is the way you will be treated (Luke 6:38). Remember this verse about giving or sharing, 'coz these two verbs are just similar. Once the Lord will bless you, it is like you have no spaces left for the blessings. He is blessing a thousand folds for those who share.

Do you want to be blessed by the Lord by a thousand folds? Then, share your blessings. When you do good to others, it will be also measured in return. There is happiness and joy when you share. When you give, make sure that it is not without grudge, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:6-7)

Today We Pray


Dear Heavenly Father, I know that prayer isn’t a good-luck charm. But, I come to You now because there’s no one better to talk to. Let my heart become one with yours.

Help me to be fully alive to your Holy presence. Enfold me in your love everyday, Lord. Inspire me to live in the freedom you intended, with a heart untroubled and with complete trust in You.

Lord, I know that when I turn to you there is no need for words. You can see into my heart, You know my desires and you know my needs. I place myself into Your loving hands.



Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - Romans 12:13


Sharing is loving. When we practice sharing what we have to others, we are also practicing love. Share your blessings and He will bless you a thousand folds. He gives grace when you extend grace to others. God loves a person who cheerfully share to others.

On the other hand, we must also practice hospitality. Hospitality means welcoming people. Also, have an open doors to the people who are in need. Especially at church, always have a warm reception environment. We are one, let us help one another to grow in His love.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Daily Grace - Love One Another Genuinely


Love is to be sincere and active. It has to be the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy. Just like the love of Jesus to us, it is real and genuine. God wants us to love one another because He is the author of love (1 John 4:7). Once you experience His real love, it is an indescribable feeling. You are free to be you, no negativity.

Just do not tolerate wickedness. There, you can love without pretensions. If you hold on tightly to what is good, then you can love without doubts. Don't let evil thoughts entertain your minds. Spread the positive vibes around.

God doesn't want us to be involved in evil-doings. It all starts in love. Once you love others genuinely, every good thing will follow. Start in yourself, love yourself because you are God's masterpiece. Then, love others just as Christ loved you.

Today We Pray


Lord, I pause for a moment and think of the love and the grace that You shower on me. Thank You for creating me in Your image and likeness. Thank You also for making me Your dwelling-place.

I am happy to be here in Your presence, ‘coz I am very much at peace. I may be frustrated, worried or angry, but I acknowledge how I really am. Thank You for loving the real me.


Lord, in Your wisdom You established Your church as a place for us to love and care for each other. Help me to extend the grace to each and everyone. And, I trust You with all of my circumstances today.


Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - Romans 12:9


Since the love of God to us is real and genuine, we must genuinely love others too. Loving others with pretension is wrong. Hate what is wrong. Cling to what is good by having real love for others. 

By doing this, we are also spreading the genuine love of God to others. This is God wants: people will love Him and will come to Him and experience His greatness. Experiencing God is the best feeling that you will ever had.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Daily Grace - We are One in Christ


Like a physical body that has many parts and functions, the Body of Christ also has the same. We are a member of it, and each of us has its own use. God created us physically so that we can be a part of His spiritual body, too. How can we make use of our functions and abilities for Him?

Each of us individually has a gift given by God to use all for His glory. If we can prophesy or can speak a new message from God to His people, we should do it according to the amount of faith we have. If we can serve others, we should serve. If we can teach, we should teach. If we can encourage others, we should encourage them. If we can give, we should be generous. If we are leaders, we should do our best. If we are good to others, we should do it cheerfully (Rom. 12:6-8)

Let us be united for the glory of God by using our own gifts. Remember that we are one in Christ. Do not waste your gifts, make use of it. You have a function, you are not useless.

Today We Pray


Dear Lord, at this moment, I turn my thoughts to You. I will set aside my chores and preoccupations. I will take rest and refreshment in your presence.

Grant me the grace to be free from the excesses of this life. Let me not get caught up with the desire for wealth. Keep my heart and mind free to love and serve You.

Amidst the many things that have a hold on me, I always reflect on Your presence and with Your love. I know that when I turn to You there is no need for words, You can see into my heart. You know my desires and you know my needs, I place myself into your hands.



Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - Romans 12:4-5


Each of us has a part in the Body of Christ, just like our physical bodies. All of us has different functions. God created us uniquely. I am unique, you are unique, we are unique. Make use of your abilities all for His glory and honor. Do not waste it. Let us be united in service for our Living God.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Daily Grace - Always Practice Humility


How do you feel when people think highly of themselves? For sure, it feels awkward that people brag too much about themselves. We should not do that, as a matured Christian. God will give grace to the humble. Your achievements or abilities are just temporary things in this world. What matters most to the Lord is your humble heart and attitude.

Apostle Paul was told by God to tell the people that they should not think highly of themselves. We should think with sound mind and judgement instead. Having a sober mind can have a great impact around you. You do not have to exaggerate ideas about your own importance, but you think ideas that can benefit others too, not just yourselves.

Let us be reminded that not to think you are better than you really are. It pays to be humble. A lot of people had been disappointed because of bragging too much about them. Lastly, think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. This is humility, always practice it.

Today We Pray


Father in Heaven, How wonderful it is to be able to enter into your presence. No matter what time it is and no matter which land I am in, I need only to speak your name. Thank You for always being there for us.

Thank You also for the light that came into the world and for the light that You brought into my life. Help me to remain grateful and to be Your light in the dark world around me. Also, help me to portray a Christ-like character wherever I will go.

I give you my heart that you may love in me. I give you my whole self, Lord, that you may grow in me, so that it is you who lives, works and prays in me. I give everything in my life, use me O Lord.


Amen

Today's Godly Reminder - Romans 12:3


Let us always be reminded to keep your feet on the ground all the time. Be humble. Do not think highly of yourselves. No matter how far you achieved or go, do not brag about it too much. It is okay to give a Praise Report about your achievements but do not think you are better than them. God gives grace to the humble.