Know That The Lord Is God – Daily Inspiration, August 28, 2012

“Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:3

Say with confidence that the Lord is God and we belong to Him. Know this when you feel alone, know this when you feel abandoned by others, know this when you feel weakened by life’s trials and tribulations. God is with us; through Him we can endure through our struggles. Through Him we can forgive others their trespasses. Through Him we we can find rest and comfort. Through Him we have the assurance and strength to greet each day with joy and expectancy despite our circumstances. We know we serve a mighty and loving God. Let our behaviors reflect this.

May the Lord be with you today and always.

God Is Lord Of All People – Daily Inspiration, August 24, 2012

“I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me, I was found by those who did not seek me.” Isaiah 65:1

God is Lord of all people, regardless of race or nationality. Don’t let appearances or stereotypes keep you from sharing the Gospel with others. You may be pleasantly surprised by number of people who are sincerely searching for God. Don’t be turned off by a tough exterior or perceived indifference. Start the conversation to discover one’s inward thoughts.

May the Lord be with you today and always.

He Who Promised Is Faithful – Daily Inspiration, August 23, 2012


“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He Who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

Strengthen yourself in the midst of your struggles. Don’t allow doubt and worry to cause you to lose sight and fall away from the Lord. Steadfast faith will keep us from growing weary. Persevere. God is with with us.

But Where Can Wisdom Be Found? – Daily Inspiration, August 22, 2012

“But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? Man does not comprehend its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living.” Job 28: 12-13

Man understands on his level. His wisdom is his own. Many well-intentioned people will offer you guidance and wisdom during your trials and tribulations. Although they mean well, their understanding is limited. Much like the advice offered to the suffering Job by his friends Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar and Elihu, human wisdom cannot provide complete answers or comfort. Only God is able to provide us with the endurance, strength, discernment, and peace needed to persevere through life’s inevitable troubles. We don’t have to always reject a sincere friend’s guidance, but the only truth we should accept is God’s. Turn to Him now.

May the Lord be with you.

Blessed Are All Who Wait For Him – Daily Inspiration, August 21, 2012

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30: 18

Having faith in God means trusting Him in all of life’s difficulties. When Judah turned to other nations for help against their enemies, God warned them that it would do no good. Only He could save them. The same is true for believers today. When troubles come, our first instinct is to look around to others or other sources for help. We check our bank balances, we solicit advice from our friends and professionals or we attempt to soldier through them alone leaning to our own understanding. As Christians, our first instinct should be prayer. Find a quiet spot and pray to God for direction. Man can provide a temporary solution. Only God provides permanent, ongoing solutions based upon His will for your life. Our vision is limited, God’s isn’t. What you may think will solve your problems, God knows it won’t. God doesn’t want to merely apply a bandage to our cuts and bruises; he wants to heal them. Trust Him today in your struggles.

God bless you today and always.

The Lord Your God Is With You – Daily Inspiration, August 20, 2012

“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with Hs is love. He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Stay the course, though it may be hard. Remain obedient and faithful in the face of adversity. Do not rely on your possessions or your own wisdom. God is our true source of strength, peace and happiness.

Peace and love be with you.

Love Does No Harm To Its Neighbor – Daily Inspiration, August 17, 2012

“The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13: 9 -10

We love ourselves enough to make sure our needs are met – food, shelter, clothing. We also take precautions to keep from being cheated, injured or hurt. This type of self-love should be extended to others. Let’s not let the fear of our help being rejected or the fear of hurting someone’s pride keep us from being sure the hungry are fed, homes are structually sound and bodies are clothed appropriately for the season. Let’s not let our differences keep us from standing up for those who are being treated unfairly. We don’t have to travel to third-world countries to “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5: 16). The family living next door may need all these things and more.

God bless you.

God Has Made The One And The Other – Daily Inspiration, August 16, 2012

“When times are good, be happy. but when times are bad, consider God has made the one and the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.” Ecclesiastes 7:14

Solomon, the king who asked God for wisdom (2 Chronicles 1: 7-12) and became the wisest man in the world (1 Kings 4:29 – 34), confirms in this verse that God is in control of all our days, the good and the bad. When things are going our way, we have the tendency to become comfortable and expect our situation will not change. Of course, it will. Trials and hardships come to everyone. Our good days and bad days are blended so that we are not able to predict our futures. When obstacles surround you, remember God is in control. Just as he blessed you with good times, he will sustain you through the bad. Good will come from your struggles.

God bless you.

He Will Make Your Paths Straight – Daily Inspiration, August 15, 2012

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverb 3:5-6

Trials can help us grow, but they can also make us hard-hearted and stubborn if we are not careful. Past hurts and disappointments can make us view people and situations with suspicion rather than with love and gratitude. They can make us think every kind act has an ulterior motive and every “I love you,” is insincere. While we should not count out our ability to reason or think carefully, we should not lean to our own understanding. That kind act may have been prompted by God to encourage you. That “I love you,” may have come straight from the Lord because He knows you really need to hear it now. Don’t place your trust in your past or hold on tightly to prior hardships. Our experiences are not the source or our wisdom. God is. Place your trust in Him.

May the Lord be with you.

He Must Believe And Not Doubt – Daily Inspiration, August 14, 2012

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord, he is a doule-minded man, unstable in all he does.” James 1: 5-8

We can ask God for wisdom to help us through trying times. This type of wisdom is not only knowledge but the ability to make wise decisions in difficult situations. When we ask, though, we must also believe that it will be to given us. This belief is certain of God’s existence and obedient to His Word. God’s Word is not like the advice we receive from a friend – open only to consideration with the choice of whether to follow or not. No, God’s Word is definite and assured to be the perfect path to travel. His loving-care abounds. Although he does not grant every selfish request, He will align our desires with His will for our lives.

May the Lord be with you today.