Hang On, Keep On!

Revelation 3:21 – To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. The dictionary meaning of ‘perseverance’ is continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition, obstacles and setbacks. Perseverance is not giving…

A Well-Watered Soul

Psalm 1:3 (NIV) That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. What a refreshing picture. Fresh lush green leaves on a tree laden with much fruit. The Psalmist here likens man to a tree. He draws up…

The Battle Is Not Yours

2 Chronicles 20:15 (NIV) – …This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. When battles of life overwhelm you And each day brings challenges anew When the pain and distress Often makes absolutely no sense Be still my soul Know…

The Habit Of – ‘Why Me Lord?’

Job 2:10 (ESV): But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil? ‘Why me Lord?’ We have all asked this question at some point in life. But the question today is when do you ask this question? When life…

Part 8: Fix Your Eyes

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:10-12 – Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the…

Part 7:Bridge Builders

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Peace refers to freedom from disturbance. It means tranquillity. The Lord is saying to His disciples, there is a blessing for those who are peacemakers. “The verse which precedes it speaks of the blessedness of ‘the pure in…

Part 6: Cleansed and Focused

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. The Lord here is talking about purity of the heart. Jesus came into the world to purify our dirty hearts. He reminds the disciples, it is not enough to have pure good acts on the outside. The Lord is…

Part 5: Compelled by Mercy

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:7 – Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. The Lord now moves to the next Beatitude of being merciful. Mercy is to have compassion or kindness that makes you forgive someone, usually someone you have authority over. Mercy has to do with compassion, forgiveness, leniency. This Beatitude…

Part 4: Starved and Parched

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Moving to the next of the Beatitudes, the Lord says those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, will be filled. Righteousness is defined as behavior that is morally justifiable or right, characterized by accepted…

Part 3: Calm and Resting

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. We now come to the third of the Beatitudes, meekness. The Easton Bible Dictionary defines meekness to be of a calm temper of mind, not easily provoked. Meekness is the silent submission of the soul to the “providence”…