Speaking Words Of Life (1 Peter 3:10-11)

For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV)

Our words play such a crucial role when it comes to seeking peace in our daily life. The Bible tells us that if we want to love life and see good days, we cannot speak words of evil or deceit. Our words reflect what is in our heart, and so as we deliberately fill our hearts with God’s Word, as we allow the love of Jesus to saturate us, we will find our words naturally coming into alignment with life and peace. Today, let us be mindful of this tremendous power that lies in our tongue, and let us purpose in our hearts to only speak words of life.

Teach Me To Do Your Will (Psalm 143:12)

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143:12 (KJV)

This powerful verse reminds us that the only way we are able to walk in the will of God is by His grace. We must continuously look to the Lord so He may teach us to do His will. As we meditate on this, we are creating the space within us for the Holy Spirit to bear witness with our spirit, thereby leading us into the land of uprightness. And we enter into this land not by our own actions or efforts, but much rather through placing all our faith, trust and reliance upon the finished works of Jesus. The more we look to Jesus, realizing we are already upright in Him, the more will He teach us, day by day and moment by moment, to reflect who we are in Him into our world.

Choosing Love (Romans 13:8)

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8 (NKJV)

As disciples of Jesus we are called to love all those whom the Lord leads into our path. Yet the only way we can truly do this is for us to first receive God’s love for us. The more that we receive God’s love, the more will we be able to reflect it into our world. And so let us remember that in all things, whether we may agree with a person or not, we have been given the option to choose love. May we resolve to live lives of radical love, and in so doing follow the example of the One who loved us first.

Working For Jesus (Colossians 3:23-24)

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)

We are called to do everything unto the Lord. Rather than seeing ourselves as working for people, let us understand that we are working for Jesus. He is the one who has placed us in our current position, whether it be a job or a business. And so let us perform our every task with excellence, knowing that our reward will ultimately come from Him. When we show up every day with this spirit of excellence, no matter where we may currently find ourselves, we may rest assured that we will be blessed and that God will use us to be a blessing to others.

Grace And Humility (James 4:6)

And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6 (NLT)

To truly receive the grace of God in Christ Jesus is an act of humility. We humble ourselves by removing ourselves from the center of our lives and making Jesus the center of our lives on a day by day and moment by moment basis. We look not to what we can do, have done, or have failed to do, but only to what Jesus has done. Self-effort always springs out of pride, whereas grace flows out of this total surrendering of our lives to the Lord Jesus. Today, let us look unto Jesus, relying upon His goodness and His mercy to transform us from the inside out.

Choosing Love (Romans 13:8)

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8 (NKJV)

As disciples of Jesus we are called to love all those whom the Lord leads into our path. Yet the only way we can truly do this is for us to first receive God’s love for us. The more that we receive God’s love, the more will we be able to reflect it into our world. And so let us remember that in all things, whether we may agree with a person or not, we have been given the option to choose love. May we resolve to live lives of radical love, and in so doing follow the example of the One who loved us first.

Working For Jesus (Colossians 3:23-24)

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)

We are called to do everything unto the Lord. Rather than seeing ourselves as working for people, let us understand that we are working for Jesus. He is the one who has placed us in our current position, whether it be a job or a business. And so let us perform our every task with excellence, knowing that our reward will ultimately come from Him. When we show up every day with this spirit of excellence, no matter where we may currently find ourselves, we may rest assured that we will be blessed and that God will use us to be a blessing to others.

Grace And Humility (James 4:6)

And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6 (NLT)

To receive the grace of God in Christ Jesus, we humble ourselves by removing ourselves from the center of our lives and making Jesus the center of our lives. Self-effort always springs out of pride, whereas grace flows out of this act of humility of totally surrendering our lives to the Lord Jesus. Today, let us humbly look unto Jesus, relying upon His goodness and His mercy to transform us from the inside out.

Finding Our Satisfaction In Jesus (John 4:14)

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 4:14 (KJV)

Jesus is saying that when we find our satisfaction in Him, we will no longer be tempted to misuse the perishable things of the world as a means to fill that void in the human heart that only God can fill. It is in this spiritual fulfillment, in this finding our joy in the Lord, that we become a wellspring of life. Today, be filled with the love, the peace, the joy and the compassion of Jesus, and let His light shine through you into your world.

But Seek The Kingdom Of God (Luke 12:29-31)

And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

Luke 12:29-31 (NKJV)

Jesus is telling us to not be concerned with what we might consider the lower needs of day to day life, and to instead dedicate all our attention to our higher needs. Our higher needs are spiritual, whereas our lower needs, though certainly real and legitimate, are physical. This does not mean that we are to be lacking in any area, but much rather that our Father simply does not want us to be concerned with things He knows we require. God desires for His children to trust Him, and to find a calm and confident reassurance in this trust. The more we can learn to trust God with our day to day needs, seeking Him and delighting in Him above all else, the more we will find that whatever we have need for will be added unto us.