Make a Difference!



Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Proverbs 3:27


Doing a good deed or paying someone a compliment is a free gift each one of us has the opportunity to give daily. You can never know how this can completely change a person’s outlook. We should always strive to do good, be kind to all and make a difference in someone’s day!

Waiting for a Way In…



And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?”

Job 1:8


If you’ve ever considered that Satan may be overlooking you for some reason, remember Job. He was considered by God Almighty to be a truly good person. That’s a tall order when it’s been said that humanity as a whole is not good at all. Never make the mistake of thinking Satan is not intimately aware of your greatest weaknesses. He will use them to trip you up and cause you to fall the second you are vulnerable. Hide God’s Word in your heart!

God will give you Strength!



And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”

Daniel 10:19


As the lyrics go, “They are weak but He is strong.” We can go through life on our own strength, but that truly amounts to weakness. With God’s strength, we can face the storm, we can wade through the crashing waves, and we can survive whatever challenges life throws our way. Trust in God and He will give you the strength!

A Life to be Pitied?



If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

1 Corinthians 15:19


If we put all of our energy and all of our focus on life, as if this is all we have, we have greatly failed in our faith. Life is not about a big house, a fancy car, extravagant vacations… This life is about people. The people around us. How we can serve them and how we can convey the amazing hope we have in Jesus Christ., a life spent in eternity without tears, hunger, or pain. Be a beacon to the lost!

God Sees



As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18


We can get caught up in material things in this world. Imagine what it would be like if our motivations were more aimed at storing up treasure in heaven. These are the selfless acts that go unnoticed, the things you don’t normally get recognized for. But God sees these things and is greatly pleased. Would you rather be patted on the back by a colleague or friend, or would you rather unknowingly please your Father in heaven?

Your Breath…



Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Genesis 2:7


This verse, above all, depicts what sparks and sustains us from day one of our conceptions. Whether you believe in God or not, your life begins and continues until death from this one breath. When stories of racial discrimination populate the headlines, this is the verse I refer back to. God’s breath expands and deflates every lung regardless of the color of the wrapping we live in.

God’s Light…



But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

1 Corinthians 15:10


I think that’s what we’re all striving for, that God’s grace would not have been in vain. We strive daily to follow Jesus’ example and live a life that would outwardly display that we are different and that God’s light shines through us. But it’s hard work. We all fall on our faces sometimes, we get up and dust off the dirt, and we move on. It’s the perpetual moving forward, pressing on that shows we are moving toward something greater.

May God lift you up and His light shine through you today and every day!