Are you praising God for a new day?
Because of the loving devotion of the LORD, we are not consumed, for His mercies never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!… Lamentations 3:22-23. We have received the gift of a new day! The problems from yesterday are now part of our past. We can use prayer as our most powerful resource to address all lingering and new challenges of today and faithfully wait for God to answer.
Is it possible to live without worries? Is it possible to have peace when all is not going well? Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus… Philippians 4:6-7
Have you noticed that the Stock Market rises and falls like a roller coaster ride based on the presenting circumstances? Many individuals also suffer from mental and emotional instability because they focus on the uncertainties of life. We miss out on promised blessings when we nurture self-reliance. God is aware that we require help in our daily lives. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.
Performance Improvement: Make an immediate change by admitting that your faith in God is weak and wavering. Believe that God is love and will never leave you alone to figure out the answer. Begin praying effectual (effective) prayers, which are honest and plain-spoken. Express your doubt and unbelief, ask for forgiveness, and for God to strengthen your belief in Him. Praying in faith for what you need allows God to unleash His supernatural power upon your life.
Performance Improvement: Although most of us thrive on the instant gratification of I need it right now, God sees our impatience as sinful behavior. Pray and wait are His commands. Obedience is a requisite for all believers. God never fails, nor can God ever make a mistake. Waiting is the answer to increasing our faith and trust in our Heavenly Father, who is Jehovah Jireh-Our Provider.
Performance Improvement: Live with the confidence that God loves you. Reflect on your blessings of life, health, and strength. If you awakened this morning in your home, fully aware of who you are, then consider yourself blessed and highly favored. As a believer, life does not include seeing the glass half-full or half-empty; our glass is always overflowing. Regardless of the circumstances, embrace God’s promises, which will change your perception of who He is, and redirect your focus from problems to praise.
And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Performance Improvement: Become a Bible-based Believer! We are unable to live with a spirit of gratitude when we have an unbelieving heart. It is impossible to know who God is when we fail to study the Bible, which reveals God’s character and His promises. Fear and doubt are traits that dominate the minds of unbelievers. There is no gray area of compromise with faith, either we believe in God 100% or our worries prove that we are not who we say we are.
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:31-33
Commit to improving your relationship with God by praying and studying the Bible every day. Claim the victory and speak out loud: God, I do not know how you will do it, but I completely trust in you to resolve my problems!
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will do it. Psalm 37:5
Bible Reading: 1 Peter 5
God, we ask forgiveness for not faithfully trusting in you. We admit that we become easily overwhelmed by our circumstances. We desire to have unwavering faith. We ask you to give us strength through your power to be overcomers. We ask this prayer in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.
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