God Will Guide You

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DAILY VERSE

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

Romans 8:11

 

DEVOTION

Do you have a dream, a clear vision for where your life will end up going one day? A career choice, a home, someplace you want to visit, your spiritual walk with Christ? God’s Spirit resides inside each of us. We can rely on Him to show us when we make good and bad choices. He will direct our path if we allow Him to do so. Submit your hopes and dreams to Him and let Him lead the way.

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Storing Up Treasure

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DAILY VERSE

Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

Matthew 6:20

 

DEVOTION

A few verses prior, hypocritical fasting is mentioned. God knows what we do in private and He honors and rewards that. If your motivation for doing something good hinges on how others will perceive it, as mentioned in the prior verses, that’s all you’ll get. As our hearts change and are molded by the Almighty, doing good should become second nature, not an empty display that will get us brownie points from our peers.

A Fallen World

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DAILY VERSE

He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.

Titus 2:14

 

DEVOTION

The Bible is a book of laws, a moral blueprint for living a moral life. One night watching the evening news will show just how far away from God’s moral code this world has fallen. It’s up to those who believe, in holding fast to the morality and integrity God expects from us, to reveal Christ to the world around us.

Power of Prayer

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DAILY VERSE

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Matthew 18:20

 

DEVOTION

There is power in prayer, even more so when two or more or gathered. I’m not sure how this differs from just praying for things myself, but I do know when groups of people pray, mountains can be moved and the sick can be healed. If you’re going through a difficult time, rally the prayer warriors. If you know of someone who is going through a tough time or illness, pray for them. God honors the prayers of believers.

Redemptive Suffering

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DAILY VERSE

“God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things”

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

 

DEVOTION

We all go through difficult times. As God allows us to lean on Him as He works these things out, the result is, we have the ability to help others get through similar struggles. This is called redemptive suffering. Redemptive suffering is when you go through a problem or a pain for the benefit of others. Tell your story, allow others to learn how God helped you get through tough times.

The Problem Solver

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DAILY VERSE

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.

2 Peter 1:3

 

DEVOTION

With the Holy Spirit, we have all the tools we need to deal with life’s problems. We often forget to draw on His insight and lean on His understanding, relying on our own strength and how the world dictates we should react. Switch your focus off of the problem and onto the Problem Solver.

Fear Not

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DAILY VERSE
He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.

2 Corinthians 1:10

 

DEVOTION

Fear reveals places in our lives where our trust in God is shallow. As we tread through deep waters, we need to ba able to give God everything, especially our fears. Make it a point today to jot down your fears and give them over to God. As your trust builds, so too will your faith. Releasing your fears will bring freedom and peace.