You are God’s beloved child. He does not love you with a fragile human love, but with His divine love, and so seeks your highest good at all times. He has demonstrated this love in all that He has given you. He has shown you His mercy and forgiveness, His grace and power in giving you the gift of His salvation. He has placed you in Christ Jesus so that all the blessings of His life now belong to you. You have become a co-heir with Christ and have received the fullness of His life. His Spirit of love and power is given to you as one who believes in Him.
In response to all this you received a high calling: to be a disciple of Jesus, His Spirit will work within you to transform you increasingly into His likeness from one degree of glory to another. You will become more like Him in both character and action, living to please Him and to be a faithful witness both to others who know their Lord and to those who know nothing of Him.
Such a high calling is very different from si ... Read more
Christmas is a miraculous time! It is a time to celebrate the amazing miracle of the One who created the universe becoming part of the creation He had brought into being. He humbled Himself to such an extent that He shared our humanity by being born as a baby. He began His life on earth in the same way that each one of us did.
That He should be prepared to do this shows not only His humility but also the wonderful extent of His love for us. God had created man in His own image to be like Him. When men chose to sin that image was marred and fellowship with God was destroyed. But He had His plan to restore that fellowship and make it possible for us to be transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory! Only through the execution of His plan could we again be made one with God in the way that He desired.
Jesus’ birth was only the first part of this plan. He had to live in perfect unity and fellowship with His Father throughout His time on earth so that then He could offer ... Read more
Jesus Christ is my Lord
I am in Him by God’s grace. Today I live and move and have my being in Him.
The Lord is my Life
His life has become my life. Today I have all that is in Him: every spiritual blessing in heavenly places.
The Lord is my Righteousness
He has cleansed me from my sins by His blood and made me totally acceptable in His sight. Today I will live free from sin.
The Lord has given me His Spirit
I have an anointing from the Holy One. Today He fills me with power and leads me into all the truth.
The Lord is my Peace
Today I do not need to worry about anything.
The Lord is with me Always
He will never leave me nor forsake me. Today His presence goes with me and gives me rest.
The Joy of the Lord is my Strength
Today I will rejoice in Him ... Read more