See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16). We are told to walk circumspectly, in other words, live carefully. As wise Christians, we are to see the world through God’s eyes and use every opportunity to please and glorify the Lord. When the opportunity to serve the Lord arises, we should seize that moment, because evil dominates this world and eventually those opportunities may vanish. In Ephesians 5:8, we are told that we are light in the Lord and should walk as children of light. Look for the moments to serve God and be that light that someone needs today.
“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:” (1 John 4:2). One way to determine whether a person is a true witness of Jesus or not, is to ask them “Who is Jesus?” If they do not teach that Jesus is the Son of God, the Savior of the world, their teaching is false, and they are not a Christian. No person can recommend Jesus if they personally do not know Him. If you do know Jesus, you have an opportunity every day to share Christ. As the verse says; the Holy Spirit in you confesses that Jesus has come in the flesh; He is the Son of God. Share Christ with someone today, you may be the only Jesus they ever see. Have a Blessed Day! T4GM.ORG
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” (2 Tim 1:12). Paul is sharing with Timothy that he believes in Jesus and is not ashamed of Him and that his confidence lay in the person of God. He believes that God is faithful. The key word in this verse is ashamed. If you are ashamed of Jesus in your daily life, then maybe you don’t truly believe in Him. Perhaps you don’t fully trust Him. Jesus said, “ For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:25). Stand up for Jesus today and be a witness of what He has done for you. Have a Blessed Day! T4GM.ORG
“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” (Psalm 57:7). A fixed heart represents a steadfast heart. It is a heart that in a world that is falling apart around us, has a peace that passes all understanding. It is faith in God, a confident assurance that He is still in control. You know you possess it when in the midst of the turmoil in your soul, you are at peace with God. Paul wrote, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the PEACE OF GOD, which passeth all understanding, SHALL KEEP your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7). Fix your heart on God and praise Him today. Have a Blessed Day! T4GM.ORG
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Hebrews 4:13). Many people including Christians do their very best to hide their sins from everyone around them. However, you can’t hide your sins from God. God sees everything you do whether good or bad, and we will be judged by Him at the judgment seat. Knowing this should motivate us to seek to live holy lives. Will we be found faithful when we stand before Him?
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” (1Peter 1:7). Just as gold is purified by fire, so our faith is purified by trials. God purifies our faith with trials, helping us to realize that we must depend solely on Him alone to bring us through each situation. The result is that our faith is found to bring praise, honor, and glory to God at the Lord’s appearing. Are you trusting in God to help you through every trial?
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5). Jesus tells us to abide in Him, and He is to abide in us because without Him we can do nothing. Some has said, that 90% of the work in the church could be done in the flesh, and no one would know the difference. Paul said it this way; “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16). We need to ask ourselves these questions, am I abiding in Jesus and is Jesus abiding in Me?