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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Jesus tells us in the Word that we are to imitate the love of
God by showing the same love to our enemies. He showed
His love to us when we were His enemies. He brings to all,
the good and the bad, sunshine and rain to bring bountiful
harvest in the earth. We are called to be like Him.

Heavenly Father, only by your grace can we love those who
are unlovable. We desire to be like you and accept your grace
to love both good and ungodly people. In Jesus' name.

Read Matthew 5:45

"...that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes
His sun to rise on the evil and the good; and sends rain on the
righteous and the unrighteous." (NIV)

"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." (KJV)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


We have learned how silver and gold is purified by the refiner's
fire; how it separates the purity from the impurity. So it is when
we are given praise by others. Our response will show what is in
our hearts. Are we prideful, feeling superior, and self-satisfied?
O are we even more humbled and willing to be given and poured
out for the honor of God?

Heavenly Father, may we never be puffed up by praise, but let
it give us motivation to ever be busying ourselves with seeking
to glorify your name. In Jesus' name.

Read Proverbs 27:21

"The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested
by the praise he receives." (NIV)

"As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man
to his praise." (KJV)


Monday, March 29, 2010


There are corrupt, sinful people who make every effort to persuade
the spiritually weak or those new to the Faith to follow them and to
persuade them the believe they will be free. These vile people can't
provide freedom to anyone, since they are prisoners of their own sin.
We are all slaves to whatever or whoever masters us.

Read 2 Peter 2:19

"They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of
depravity--for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him." (NIV)

"While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants
of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he
brought in bondage." (KJV)

Sunday, March 28, 2010


God judges impartially, so we are judged with the same set of criteria
that all men are judged. As Christians, we live our lives totally different
than people of this world, because we are strangers and aliens here.
Therefore we live our lives as Godly people, not taken in by the cares
and ways of this world.

Heavenly Father, help us to live by faith in you and not by the influence
of this world. We ask for strength to live our lives reverently, knowing
we are strangers and aliens in this world and that you are our Judge.
In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Peter 1:17

"Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially,
live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear." (NIV)

"And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth
according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear." (KJV)


Saturday, March 27, 2010


We are to be careful about who we choose as our Christian leaders.
They must have proven themselves in Godliness and faithfulness. We
are to be careful not to overlook and condone those of our fellow believers who are engaging in sin. That makes us as guilty as they are. We are to walk in the Holy Spirit so that we remain unstained by the world.

Heavenly Father, give us wisdom to choose those who teach and lead us, strength to call those fellow Christians who are doing wrong to acount, and to keep ourselves pure. In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Timothy 5:22

"Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure." (NIV)

"Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure." (KJV)


Friday, March 26, 2010


God's Word is clear that, as Christians, we are set free from the mastery of sin to become slaves of the Master. There is no middle ground, where we can be our own masters. We are slaves of sin or we are slaves of Christ. The lives we live will reveal who our master is.

Heavenly Father, we thank you that your yoke is easy and your burden
light. We thank you always that you bought us as slaves with your blood and we are free from sin. In Jesus' name.

Read Romans 6:18

"You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

"Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness." (KJV)


Thursday, March 25, 2010


What is God's grace? It is the act of giving by God that was never earned, deserved, or requested. This grace from God is a gift, a blessing, and a fulfilling of needs that God gives because His love is so infinite and over flowing. He is always lavishing His grace on His children so that they can produce good spiritual fruit and be effective in His Church.

Heavenly Father, help us to never take your gift of grace for granted. Give us wisdom to walk in your grace so that we will always be giving honor to you. In Jesus Name.

Read 2 Corinthians 9:8

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." (NIV)

"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work." (KJV)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Jesus Christ came to earth, lived a sinless life, and revealed the Father to us. Christ also suffered greatly during His time here and more so as He approached His death. He is our example. As Christians, we are called to follow Christ's example including His suffering even if it means death. This is a hard thing and can only be accomplished by our faith and the grace and mercy of our God.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for Jesus Christ who showed us the pattern of living to which you have called us. We ask for your grace and mercy to walk as He did for we know that without you we can do nothing. In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Peter 2:21

"To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps." (NIV)

"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps." (KJV)


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Many were called and invited to the wedding feast, a gracious invitation
to a very important occasion. It wasn't that they could not come. They
didn't feel it was that important. They even laughed at the invitation as
though the feast was made out to be a bigger event than it really was.
Because of their indifference and self-centered lives, they missed the
most important event of their lives. People do this with the Gospel when they are invited to accept Jesus Christ. And because they are indifferent or disinterested, they lose out on eternal life.

Heavenly Father, we ask you to open our hearts and minds to the importance of the things of God. Anoint us as we present the Gospel and prepare the hearts of those who receive so that they will not be indifferent. In Jesus' name.

Read Matthew 22:5

"But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business." (NIV)

"But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise." (KJV)


Monday, March 22, 2010


We have all heard about picking up our crosses and following Him.
What does it mean to bear our own crosses? It means that we will
not focus on the life that has been dealt to us by this world, but we
will focus on being more like Christ. No matter what our circumstances
are, we can be like Christlike, a living testimony to the unbelieving
world. In fact, the greater the cross one bears, the more desperate the
life, the greater the opportunity to show Christ to others.

Heavenly Father, help us focus on being more like You, no matter what
our circumstances are. Help us carry our cross and follow You. In Jesus' name.

Read Luke 9:23

"Then He said to them all: 'If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.'" (NIV)

"And he said to them all, 'If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.'" (KJV)


Sunday, March 21, 2010


Our spiritual growth and maturity is seen in the path we walk. As each
step is taken, there is an increase in the light by which we see the path
ahead. Those who are earnestly seeking God will see the light and follow. It is much like the dawn at sunrise, which barely lights the day, but with each minute that passes, there is more and more light. Soon the noonday sun shines its' light everywhere.

Heavenly Father, help us stay on the path you have set before us. Help us to grow and mature so that Your light will shine through us and bring others to the saving knowledge of Your grace. In Jesus' name.

Read Proverbs 4:18

"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever
brighter till the full light of day." (NIV)

"But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and
more unto the perfect day." (KJV)


Saturday, March 20, 2010


Saving faith in Christ is so much more than giving mental agreement to a belief. Giving mental agreement is much the same as "good intentions" or planting seeds on rocky soil. When that kind of faith is tested it fades and withers away. If the seed of salvation was planted in us on rocky soil, it will wash away in a very short time. That does not mean we were saved for a little while, then lost it. It means we were never really saved at all. We must be ready with good soil and open hearts, to receive from God.

Heavenly Father, we pray for spiritual soil that is ready to accept the seed You sow; that we might be fruitful children of God. We pray for those we encounter, that the rocks be removed so they can accept the seeds of true salvation. In Jesus' name.

Read Luke 8:13

"Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away." (NIV)

"They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away." (KJV)


Friday, March 19, 2010


God is the supplier of seeds to plant and He brings forth a crop.
From the crop, our needs are abundantly supplied and have
enough to share and provide to others who need it. In the same
way, God supplies us with blessings. We accept His blessings
and use what we need to grow more in Him. We give out of this
abundance of His blessings to others so they can do the same.
The more we give, the more He supplies to us.

Heavenly Father, help us to receive your blessings with a pure
heart and to give freely to others. We desire to be a part of
multiplying your love and grace. In Jesus' name.

Read 2 Corinthians 9:10

"Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will
also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the
harvest of your righteousness." (NIV)

"Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for
your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of
your righteousness." (KJV)


Thursday, March 18, 2010


To allow ourselves to be wronged by our fellow Christians without
pressing the issue is far better than to take the matter to a public
court in front of unbelievers. What they will see is an example of
Christians who are not practicing what they preach. This is dishonoring to God and His working of love through us. Love does not keep an account of wrongs.

Heavenly Father, give us spiritual maturity to honor you by not
insisting that wrongs committed against us by fellow Christians
be satisfied. Fill us with your love, In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Corinthians 6:7

"The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been
completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? (NIV)

"Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law
one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?" (KJV)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


We cannot understand the things of God without His Holy Spirit revealing them to us. With Holy Spirit revelation we will know the anticipation of eternal life and the rewards that wait us in eternity. Can we even begin to understand that by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit we can know God's mighty power? The same power that brought Jesus Christ up from death. Who would think that God would long to share these things with His children? And that He would give us the gift of the Holy Spirit to lead us to these truths and experience of His power.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for your gift of the Holy Spirit and that you desire to share your great rewards and power with us. Give us the hunger to know you more and give room for your Holy Spirit to work in us in this marvelous way. In Jesus' name.

Read Ephesians 1:18-20

"I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at the right hand in the heavenly realms." (NIV)

"The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places." (KJV)


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


One of the major reasons many of us are weak in faith is that we do not allow our encouragement to come from God. Rather, we should do as David did. He acknowledged that God delivered him and his sheep from wild and dangerous animals. How much more will God deliver His people from evil enemies of God and men?

Heavenly Father, we pray that we would draw encouragement from you as we recall the times you have rescued and protected us in the past. In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Samuel 17:37

"The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. Saul said to David, 'Go, and the Lord be with you'" (NIV)

"David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee." (KJV)

Monday, March 15, 2010


We've all heard about the 'power of positive thinking." Don't forget that there is also power in negative thinking. Our thoughts, feelings, and actions are determined mostly by the tone of thoughts we allow to occupy our minds. Let the positive thoughts dominate your thinking to produce the power that results in a Godly lifestyle and joyful attitude.

Heavenly Father, help us to think on the positive things so that we will
radiate a Godly attitude and lifestyle. In Jesus' name.

Read Philippians 4:8

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything
is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." (NIV)

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (KJV)


Sunday, March 14, 2010


As humans, we are prone to judging the worth of a person by his appearance. We judge by the exterior. God judges a person by looking at his heart. We are unable to make a determination in the way God does because we cannot see the heart of another. It is reasonable to conclude that we must not judge others because we are not able to gather the information necessary to make a correct judgment.

Heavenly Father, we ask that you will help us to refrain from judging others and to leave that job to you, the One who knows the hearts of all mankind. In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Samuel 16:7

"But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'" (NIV)

"But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." (KJV)


Saturday, March 13, 2010


When we were saved, the Lord made us new creatures. Because we are
confined to this earth and to its natural laws, we still have thoughts and
desires that are contrary to God's way. We are told to kill these thoughts and desires, get rid of them, totally. It is our responsibility to do that. No excuses or exceptions. Examples of these sins are sexual thoughts and acts outside the bond of marriage; that which stains our Christian testimony; desiring that which is forbidden; giving in to that which we know is wrong; and being dissatisfied with what we have, always wanting more.

Heavenly Father, grant us strength to put to death all those sins that place us in danger of your displeasure. Help us to take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, and actions. In Jesus' name.

Read Colossians 3:5

"Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature; sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry." (NIV)

"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry." (KJV)


Friday, March 12, 2010


As children of God, we can have confidence that the Lord will guide
us on His path and keep us from falling. He will take care of us.
Unbelievers, those who are not His, He will cause to be helpless,
confused, and of no effect. Evil cannot overpower our omnipotent
(all powerful) God.

Heavenly Father, we thank you that you will always protect us and
guide our steps. We humbly worship you and acknowledge that you
are all powerful and that no thing can defeat you. In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Samuel 2:9

"He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced
in darkness. It is not by strength that one prevails." (NIV)

"He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in
darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail." (KJV)


Thursday, March 11, 2010


We are in a position in which we must pray for God to do for us that
which we cannot do for ourselves. By way of His unfathomable peace,
He will set us apart, making us holy. He will give us a clean conscience,
a bodily temple worthy of the indwelling of His Holy Spirit, and a spirit
that hungers for and seeks to obey Him. Then, when He comes back for
His Church, we will be ready, without spot or wrinkle.

Heavenly Father, give us your peace and set us apart, making us holy
through and through so that we will be found ready when you come for
your Church. In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:23

"May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (NIV)

"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your
whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ." (KJV)


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


How much do we really love Jesus Christ, who died for us? Do we love
Him to the point that we will obey Him? If so, He tells us to feed His
sheep. It takes food, time, patience, and commitment to feed His sheep.
In order to have these things, we must be in constant communion with
the Lord so that we will have the spiritual food and nurturing attitude
to teach and strengthen those He places within our reach. Do we
really love Him?

Heavenly Father, we pray for the love only You can give us, that will
enable us to give out to those who need You and the spiritual food
that will help them know you more. In Jesus' name.

Read John 21:15

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of
John, do you truly love me more than these?' 'Yes, Lord,' he said, 'you
know that I love you.' Jesus said, 'Feed my lambs.'" (NIV)

"So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of
Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord;
thou knowest that I love thee. He asith unto him, Feed my lambs." (KJV)


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


We can become so comfortable in our earthly possessions and our lives
that we forget about the fact that it all belongs to God and it is by His
grace and mercy that He has allowed us to experience it. We must watch
our attitude about our prosperity and worldly possessions that they don't blind us to who we really are in God's eyes.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the many blessings you have given to us. We pray that you help us to never allow these blessings to become more important to us than our relationship to You. In Jesus' name.

Read Deuteronomy 6:11b,12

".......the when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery." (NIV)

".......when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou
forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt,
from the house of bondage." (KJV)


Monday, March 8, 2010


Peace is not merely the absence of conflict or unrest. Peace for
God's people comes when we are all in one accord, each of us
aligning ourselves with Him. Peace comes to us in knowing that
God is with us always and evermore.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for your peace and eternal presence
with us. Help us to stay attuned to you so that we will be at peace
with you and with our brothers and sisters in Christ. In Jesus' name.

Read 2 Thessalonians 3:16

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and
in every way. The Lord be with all of you." (NIV)

"Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all." (KJV)


Sunday, March 7, 2010


There is no individual, city, state, region, country, or earthly kingdom
that can claim the greatness of a name that surpasses that of the Lord
God Almighty. His name is due all honor and praise from every corner of
the universe and all creation, Everywhere, His name will be celebrated
and revered. He is the great I AM.

Heavenly Father, help us to gain more understanding and to always
show holy reverence to the greatness of your name. In Jesus' name.

Read Malachi 1:11

"My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting
of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord Almighty." (NIV)

"For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same
my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense
shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts." (KJV)


Saturday, March 6, 2010


Money is not evil. It is the love of money that causes all sorts of evil
to happen. Loving riches can even pull Christians away from the faith
because of its' deceitful reputation of bringing happiness and power.
For those who have fallen into this trap, great anguish of soul has
resulted. The realization has come to them that they have traded
true joy and eternal life for that which does not last or satisfy.

Heavenly Father, we humbly ask that you will guard our hearts and
minds against loving the things money can provide for us more than
we love the things of God. In Jesus' name.

Read 1 Itmothy 6:10

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager
for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with
many griefs." (NIV)

"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted
after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through
with many sorrows." (KJV)


Friday, March 5, 2010


The Lord's Church will be preserved and prepared for eternity with
Christ. This will not and cannot be done by any strength of any person
or group of people. Nor can it ever be done by great leaders or those
in authority and places of dignity and respect. There are some who
believe that it can be accomplished in these ways. The victory of the
Church will be accomplished only by the Spirit of the living God.

Heavenly Father, we ask for the fullness of your Spirit in our lives that
we may be a part of your great plan for your Church. We acknowledge
there is no other way for the Church to survive but by your Spirit. In
Jesus' name.

Read Zechariah 4:6

"So he said to me, 'This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not
by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty."

"Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the
LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my
spirit, saith the LORD of hosts." (KJV)


Thursday, March 4, 2010


God is the builder of the Church. Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone, secured forever by the seal of God's hand. A seal signifies ownership and removes all doubt about the truth of God's word. Many many people proclaim they are Christians, but they are not. God knows those who are genuinely His. They have turned from their selfish and ungodly ways. God's Church is pure and holy, built on Jesus Christ, the cornerstone and the foundation of the Word of God.

Heavenly Father, we thank you that we can have unwavering faith in your Word. Help us to live holy before you and before men, so that your Church brings you glory and honor. In Jesus' name.

Read 2 Itmothy 2:19

"Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this
inscription: 'The Lord knows those who are his,' and 'Everyone who
confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.'"

"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth
the name of Christ depart from iniquity." (KJV)


Wednesday, March 3, 2010


The Lord gives us so many warning and opportunities to watch what
we do, to examine ourselves. If we do not have a solid and humble
commitment to the Lord, the things we do for Him will be for naught,
like water leaking out of a bucket full of holes. This happens because
we look at the things we do and pat ourselves on the back. Yes, we've
all done that and that pat on the back is our reward. If we are focusing
on the Lord, the things we do for Him will be like second nature. We
will be too busy praising Him and rejoicing in His love for us.

Heavenly Father, help us each day to commit all we think, say, and do to
you. Keep our hearts pure and humble in your sight. In Jesus' name.

Read Haggai 1:5,6

"Now this what the Lord Almighty says: 'Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it." (NIV)

"Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes." (KJV)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Rather than judging others, we need to remember where we came from,
what we were when the Lord found us. We were ignorant of the Truth,
doing our own thing, thinking we knew what we were doing, satisfying
our selfish wants, and scowling at those who questioned us.

Heavenly Father, bring to our minds our own depraved state we were in
when you found us, before we accepted you as our Saviour. Give us love and the urgency to pray for those who are still imprisoned there, that we won't judge them. In Jesus' name.

Read Titus 3:3

"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by
all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being
hated and hating one another." (NIV)

"For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived,
serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another." (KJV)


Monday, March 1, 2010


Jesus Christ did not become a man, walk and live among us, become
hated and murdered so that He could win a prize. He offered Himself
to reconcile fallen man back to God. The Lord's love for us is so great
that he involves Himself with us and will never leave us. Christ takes
such joy and delight in us, His Church, that He quietly basks in this love,
singing with joy over those who love Him too. This is His reward.

Heavenly Father, help us to remember that as Christians we are Christ's
joy and reward. Give us hearts to seek Him and continue to be a joy to Him. In Jesus' name.

Read Zephaniah 3:17

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great
delight in you, he will quiet you with His love, he will rejoice over you with singing. (NIV)

"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing." (KJV)

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