Confident To Rest (Psalm 116:7)

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psalm 116:7 (KJV)

Our soul returns to its rest when we are confident that God is handling everything that concerns us. We rest in our confidence that God has already made available what we need, and out of this quiet assurance will we see His goodness showing up in our lives. God works when we are at a place of peace.

Nothing Can Separate Us From Him (John 10:28)

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 10:28 (KJV)

After we receive Jesus no one and nothing can ever separate us from Him. We have been joined unto Christ for eternity, and no amount of mistakes or shortcomings on our part can undo this union. Our role is to receive His precious gift of righteousness, and all that comes with it, by faith.

Choose Love (Romans 13:8)

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8 (NKJV)

The key to loving is to first receive God’s love for us. The more that we receive His love, the more will we be able to reflect it into our world. May we resolve to live lives of radical love, and in so doing follow the example of the One who loved us first.

Speak The Truth In Love (Ephesians 4:15)

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.

Ephesians 4:15 (NLT)

Our words should reflect the truth of God’s Word as well as His love. Our words point to what is in our hearts, and the more that our words line up with God’s Word, the more are we growing and maturing on our path of becoming all He has created us to be.

Confident To Rest (Psalm 116:7)

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psalm 116:7 (KJV)

Our soul returns to its rest when we are confident that God is handling everything that concerns us. We rest in our confidence that God has already made available what we need, and out of this quiet assurance will we see His goodness showing up in our lives. God works when we are at a place of peace.

The Greatest Gift (John 3:16)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 (KJV)

God has already given us the greatest gift we could ever receive in bringing His Son forth into the world. By simply placing our faith in Jesus, we are delivered from everything that leads to destruction, and we receive the free gift of everlasting life. This life that Jesus came to give includes wholeness, peace, joy, soundness, safety and every need being met in spirit, soul and body. We lay hold of this indescribable gift not through our own works or efforts, but through placing all of our our faith, trust and confidence in Jesus.

Walk In Love (1 John 3:23)

And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

1 John 3:23 (NKJV)

Under the new covenant God’s commandment to us can be summed up in this: that we should believe on the Lord Jesus, and as a result walk in love towards each other. Notice that the commandment to walk in love follows our having received Jesus. And so everything begins and ends with Jesus. He puts us into right standing with the Father, and as a result of our right standing our conscience is cleansed, our hearts are purified, and we are made free to walk in love.

That Your Joy Might Be Full (John 15:11)

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 15:11 (KJV)

As we put our trust in Jesus, let us remember that His desire for us is that we are filled with His joy. So today, let us give thanks that there is a joy ever available to us that is not of this world. The more we receive this and live in it, the more we will discover that, as Scripture says in another place, the joy of the Lord is our strength.

Be An Instrument If His Love (1 Thessalonians 3:12)

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,

1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NKJV)

Our ability to love people—including those who might be difficult to love—is not based upon our own strength or effort, but it is in direct proportion to our receiving the love of Christ for ourselves. The more that we receive His love, the more will we be able to be channels and instruments of His love for others.

Empowered To Prosper (Acts 3:26)

Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquties.

Acts 3:26 (KJV)

God has sent Jesus into the world to bless us. To be blessed means to be empowered to prosper. And so in Christ we have been empowered to prosper in every arena of life and we have been set free from anything that may have kept us in bondage. We have been fully equipped to enter into faith-filled and victorious living.