Thought for the day.

“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols” (1John 5:21).

That which takes the place of God is an idol.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us not to give your place in our lives to anything or anyone else bringing judgement upon ourselves.

Do we have supreme love for God? 

Quote for the day: “An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.” — A.W.Tozer

Thought for the day.

“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new'” (Revelation 21:5).

This wicked world is going to be replaced by a sinless world.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for the promise that You are going to make all things new.

Are we earnestly looking for the new earth?

Quote for the day: “I am an optimist. I have read the last chapter of the Bible.” Billy Graham

Thought for the day.

“Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation” (Habakkuk 3:18).

Only a child of God can rejoice in all situations.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us grace to rejoice in You always even though everything seems to be against us.

Happiness should not depend in happenings. 

Quote for the day: “If a man is not made for God, why is he happy only in God?” — Blaise Pascal

Thought for the day.

“and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me” (Psalm 50:15).

Sufferings are times when God is invoking us to turn to Him.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us never to look at our sufferings negatively but as occasions when You want us to be closer to You for Your glory.

Are we able to turn our sufferings for God’s glory?

Quote for the day: “Sometimes God has to put us flat on our back before we are looking up to Him.” — Jack Graham

Thought for the day.

“I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken” (Psalm 16:8)

We are living in a sin cursed world.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that if You are with us nothing in this sin cursed world can harm us.

If God is with us nothing can harm us.

Quote for the day: “To have God in our life, doesn’t mean sailing on a boat with no storms, it means having a boat that no storm can sink!” — Author Unknown

Thought for the day.

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me” (2 Corinthians 12:8).

All our prayers are not answered immediately.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to live life of thankfulness knowing that all delays in answer to prayer are purposeful.

Do we get discouraged at delayed answers to prayer?

Quote for the day: “Perhaps one reason God delays His answers to our prayers is because He knows we need to be with Him far more than we need the things we ask of Him.” — Ben Patterson

Thought for the day.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain” (1Timothy 6:6).

A greedy person will never be content.
🙏Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us a contented life knowing that we have everything needed in Christ our Lord.

Are we able to enjoy a satisfied life?

Quote for the day: “Subtract from your desires until you are satisfied only with Christ.” — Jeremiah Burroughs

Thought for the day.

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1Corinthians 15:20).

There can not be a resurrection without death.
🙏Heavenly Father, help us to remember that Christ through His resurrection has shown us that death is not the end of everything.

To a child of God death is a  beginning of a glorious life.

Quote for the day: “We have a hope that the world does not have.” — Priscilla Shirer

Thought for the day.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

The only thing we can do for our salvation is to accept the free gift from God.
🙏Heavenly Father, while thanking You for giving us grace to accept the free gift of salvation, help us to pray for others who are yet to come in faith. 

Are we selfishly enjoying this free gift?

Quote for the day: “Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?” — Martin Luther