Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Devotional

In today's world of fear, greed, wars and rumors of wars, political corruption, and world chaos, God's Word is the antidote. It is the best source for encouragement when things are going well, but especially when they are going bad. Why? Because we know Who holds the future!! Jesus Christ!!! He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. This is a fact that you, as a believer, can rely on! I can't think of anything else in this world that could be better. Knowing what Jesus has promised us, realizing the warning signs he has given us, while at the same time,  giving us GENUINE hope and plans for a beautiful future in eternity with him FOREVER, cannot be surpassed by anything that the secular, temporal, finite world has to offer!! No matter what happens here, we know where Jesus is and where we are going after our deaths.

Jesus' words:

Jhn 14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

Jhn 14:2 "In My Father's house are many mansions; [fn] if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. [fn]

Jhn 14:3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, [there] you may be also.

Jhn 14:4 "And where I go you know, and the way you know."

NKJV Footnotes:
(14:2) Literally dwellings
(14:2) NU-Text adds a word which would cause the text to read either if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? or if it were not so I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.

Jhn 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Yes Lord!! We know because You have told us! Thank you for saving me from my sins! Thank you for living in my heart today! Thank you for preparing a place for me in eternity! When my life and work for you is over, I will rejoice being with You forever!

~ Christine

The following is a wonderful devotional to share:

Monday, July 25

The Write Encouragement

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.
Philippians 1:3-4

Recommended Reading
Philippians 1:3-11

How many words do you speak throughout a given day compared to the words that you write? One estimation of our spoken words reports that a woman speaks approximately 8000 words a day, and a man speaks about 6000 words. These estimates outnumber our written words by far--even though Internet messaging goes on 24/7. Is it any surprise that sometimes we can't remember what we said or what someone else said? The power of the written word cannot be underestimated.

God valued the written word and gave us the Bible as His letter of encouragement--a permanent record of His love and concern for us. Many of the books in the New Testament are letters, known as epistles, written to churches and individuals. It's interesting to note that when the apostle Paul wrote a letter, he consistently began with a word of encouragement (Romans 1:8-9; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5).

Written encouragement conveys a thoughtful investment of your time. Why not take a minute and think of someone you know who needs a word of encouragement today. They won't forget it!

Written encouragement is one of the most effective tools God has given to His children.
David Jeremiah

Isaiah 41:1-43:28

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1 comment:

Darlene said...

Amen, Christine! "Let us hold unswerveringly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." Heb 10:23