Rejoice in the LORD always. I say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4 NIV
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Hebrews 13:5 NLT
Yesterday, I had the most wonderful conversation with my cousin, who also is my spiritual sister. We spoke about the goodness of God and how our lives should reflect our faithful relationship with Him.
As Christians, we have everything that we need to keep our spirit in a perpetual state of rejoicing. So why are we fluctuating between joy and despair, vascillating between belief and unbelief, and acquiring more character defects than growing with the “Fruit of the Spirit”?
The answer is simply that we are unaware of God’s commands which keep us steadfast and immovable.
If we are building a house in an area that is known for high wind gusts and seasonal tornados then we would expect for the foundation to be made with poured concrete as opposed to using concrete blocks for the house to sit on top of. The blocks would not provide the stability required for safe housing.
The Foundation for our relationship with God is built by consistently Studying the Bible; Praying without Ceasing; Possessing unwavering Faith, and actively Practicing dutiful Obedience.
God’s Word is complete: The Bible contains His commands and promises along with real-life accounts of human victories and defeats, miracles, Jesus’ autobiography from birth to death to resurrection to His Ascension, the Creation story and a beautiful nonfiction description of the New Heaven.
This is a new year, and an opportunity to give thanks to God for His Faithfulness everyday that we have the breath of life.
Rejoice Saints of the Most High God!
Pray heartfelt Prayers, Sing melodious Songs, Proclaim words of Thanksgiving, Clap praises with your Hands, Move your feet in a spiritual Dance and Rejoice…Rejoice…Rejoice!
Let us give our Utmost to our Highest!
Challenge for today: Restart your day by honoring God with praise and worship right now.
Prayer for today: Dear God, I am so grateful for your love, your grace, and your mercy. You are the greatest Father, the best Mood stabilizer, the Giver of all things, and the only true Peace maker. I commit to learning your commands and promises daily by studying your Holy Word. Please forgive me for my unbelief. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen!
Chapter for today: Hebrews 13
Sonya Johnson Ruiz