“If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
These are the words of our Lord Jesus.
Heavenly Father, help us to obey You as Your children in everything proving to ourselves that we truly love You.
Do we truly love Him?
Quote for the day: “Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.” — Aristotle
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thessalonians 5:18).
They that know God will be thankful in all circumstances.
Heavenly Father, help us to be thankful to You in all circumstances knowing that You do everything only for our good and for Your glory.
Are we grateful to God always?
Quote for the day: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8).
Heart is the seat of emotions.
Heavenly Father, give us a pure heart so that we will be abe to see You and live a purposeful life here on earth for Your glory.
How clear is our vision of God?
Quote for the day: “It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.” — C. S. Lewis
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).
This world is not our home.
Heavenly Father, help us to realize that we are here on earth as travelers going to our eternal home to be with You for ever.
Are we doing everything in the light of eternity?
Quote for the day: “The only ultimate disaster that can befall us is to feel ourselves at home here on earth.” — Malcolm Muggeridge
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).
We have peace with God through Christ.
Heavenly Father, help us to be peace makers because You gave us peace with You through Christ our Lord.
A child of God will never be a trouble maker.
Quote for the day: “Jesus Christ is a peacemaker. So, if we want to be God’s children and Christ’s disciples, we must be peacemakers too.” — John R. W. Stott
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
God loves sinners.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love which prompted You to make a way of salvation for the undeserved through the cross of Your Only Son.
Self righteous can never get this free salvation.
Quote for the day: “The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving.” — John R. W. Stott
““For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
Christ came to die.
Heavenly Father, help us to remember that the death of Christ has eternal benefits to all who listen to Him.
Christ died that we may have eternal life.
Quote for the day: “Christ has not only spoken to us by his life, but has also spoken for us by his death.” — Søren Kierkegaard
“Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do” (Deuteronomy 29:9).
God’s word contains so many laws.
Heavenly Father, help us to remember that You gave us the laws to make the best of our lives.
Breaking a command will hurt us deeply.
Quote for the day: “God has given us rules not because He is arbitrary, but because the rules… are fixed in His own character.” — Francis Schaeffer
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Christ transforms everyone who trusts Him.
Heavenly Father, help us to remember that we are Yours and that You will transform us to be like Your Son in every way.
Is there some area in our life not controlled by Christ?
Quote for the day: “God is not interested in our spiritual life. He’s interested in our life.” — John Ortberg