Thursday

… we are the temple of the living God, just as God has said: I will make my home in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (2 Cor 6:16)

This brings to mind the accompanying scripture:

Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary.

You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God! (1 Cor 6:19). X

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Wednesday

Jesus said to them, “I am the Bread of Life. Come every day to me and you will never be hungry.

Believe in me and you will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)

Lord, please help us to understand that we must take all our nourishment from you. X

Tuesday

May everyone who knows your mercy keep putting their trust in you, for they can count on you for help no matter what.

O Lord, you will never, no never, neglect those who come to you. (Psa 9:10)

We sit before you like kids who’ve burst their football. All we want to do is play, and we don’t know how to fix it – but we know You do!

Thank You Father, for ALL you’ve ever done, and all You’re yet to do. Hallelujah! X

Monday

(GOD speaking) “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.

‘Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you.

‘Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

‘I will be found by you,’ says the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and I will [free you…] (Jer 29:11)

A fabulous hook to hang 2019 on. Thank you Lord. X

Sunday

(Jesus speaking) “I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father. (John 15:15)

Jesus’s idea of intimate friendship totally overshadows everything and anything we could ever assume. For example, he willingly gave up his life for his friends …

Lord Jesus, I’ve tasted your Presence during worship and I’ve heard your Spirit in my answered prayers, please help me not to just come to you for ‘things,’ but as my friend. Amen. X

Saturday

God, give me grace to guard my lips from speaking what is wrong. Guide me away from temptation and doing evil. Save me from sinful habits and from keeping company with those who are experts in evil. Help me not to share in their sin in any way! (Psa 141:3)

My wife hates the expression: “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story!”

Unfortunately, in this age of ‘fake news’ and ‘spin doctors’ we’re becoming immune to the effects that ‘exaggerated’ speech has.

One thing for sure, it pushes away and grieves the Holy Spirit – who we need more than air!

GOD, please give me grace to guard my lips from speaking what is wrong. Amen! X

Friday

So death, tell me, where is your victory? Tell me death, where is your sting? (1 Cor 15:55)

4 days ago, a call came out from a brother in desperate need on the other side of the world. This morning came the clarion call of victory as needs were all met.

NOTHING can have the victory over our Papà and by definition, his children. He loves us … x