Monday, February 22, 2021

“…If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you…” (James 1:5)

God is not keeping a record of all your faults. Sometimes we think He’s in heaven, watching to catch us. “I saw that failure. Let me write that down. I heard that comment. Gabriel, put a star by that one—that was really bad.

I’ll have to withhold My goodness.” No, God is not a faultfinder. He’s not an accuser. He doesn’t go around saying, “You knew better and still failed, so you’re on your own.” God is not waiting for you to perform perfectly and then He’s going to show you His goodness. He is full of mercy. He’ll show you favor that you don’t deserve.

When you have the right image of God, you know that He’s for you, that He’s not basing His goodness toward you on your performance but on His grace alone. Then all the guilt and the condemnation have to go. God will give you the power to overcome anything that’s holding you back.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are not a faultfinder, but You are full of mercy. Thank You that You are not waiting for me to perform perfectly and then You’ll show me Your love and goodness. I believe that You will empower me to become all You created me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7).

Let us open our ears to listen to the Lord today. God says, “but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13). Let us prayerfully read the Bible every day so that we hear God’s voice to stand firm till the end. 

The Lord says, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). Lord Jesus is the Word of God. To remain in the Lord we have to remember and rely on the Word of God so that we remain in Jesus and receive from the Lord whatever we ask Him for.

We read in Matthew 9:32-33, “While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke.

The crowd was amazed and said, ‘Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.’” The Lord who made the mute man talk will do miracles for you too. Jesus says, “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:8).

We should ask the Lord and receive miracles from Him. Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness (Matthew 9:35).

The Lord is still living and is still going around doing miracles and healing people. God will do the same for you too. We also read, “Jesus travelled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God” (Luke 8:1).

Jesus went everywhere proclaiming good news. Forsaking hunger and thirst, Jesus travelled with His twelve disciples to many towns and villages preaching freedom from sickness, sin and demon possession.

The good news of Jesus is that He will turn your situation around. In Acts 10:38 the disciples explained that “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” 

We also read that, “When He(Jesus) saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36). The Lord has compassion on you and He will do wonders for you today.

A Prayer for Today
Loving Lord, You are so full of love and compassion and You haven’t changed so do a miracle for me too today. Set me free from my bondages. Turn my situation around and bring something good out of it for You are a good God.

You are my shepherd and You alone can help me. Make me a testimony. Let me also share Your good news with everyone in my life for Your glory. I ask this Father in Jesus name, Amen.

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