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A Richer Life

05/04/2020
Rob Gardner
Writer for Engage

Monday - A Richer Life

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever (Psalms 16:11 NLT).

When we follow God's way for our lives, we will find the joy He has so generously poured out for His children. He offers those who follow Him joy in this life and the peace of knowing we have a home in heaven. The Holy Bible is an unlimited resource for joy, peace, and security. Isn't it time that we spent quality time in His Word daily?

Thank You, God, for giving us a road map for a richer, fuller life. In Jesus' mighty name, we pray. Amen. 

Tuesday - Our Plans and Wisdom

Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail (Proverbs 19:20-21 NLT).

Study God's Word so that you will be knowledgable in the things of life and informed about the spiritual world. But also understand that your wisdom and the plans that you make, might be circumvented by God.

Lord God, Your plans are perfect. Our plans are flawed. Let us seek Your will and Your plans for our lives. Lead us and direct us today, Lord. Your will; nothing more; nothing less; nothing else. Amen. 

Wednesday - Strength Not Fear or Discouragement

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9 NLT).

Whether you are fighting injustice, greed, illness, addictions, infidelity, or anything that threatens our lives or livelihood, remember...be strong and courageous. God is right there with you.

Lord, thank You for never leaving us and always being faithful, even when we are not. We ask that You bring us closer to You today than we were yesterday. Give us the strength to face today and it's problems. Be with those who are grieving and suffering. Father, give them a special blessing so that they might see hope for tomorrow. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen. 

Thursday - The Way, Joy, Eternity

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever (Psalms 16:11 NLT).

The Way - God's Word is the roadmap for life and everlasting life.

Joy - having Jesus in your heart, He gives us the joy that will not be found anywhere else.

Eternity in heaven - this is what God promises us through His Son. (John 3:16)

Lord God, thank You for giving us the way to joy and eternity in heaven with You. In Jesus' name, we pray, amen. 

Friday - Our Walk

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:6).

Walk with the Lord, it's a sure path.

Dear Lord, help us to stay on the right path, in Jesus' name, we pray. Amen. 

Saturday - He Lives!

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8 NLT).

He is real, He is alive and He is with us. Who is He? He is Jesus Christ, our King, and Savior. Does Christ live in you? Is He your Savior? If He is not, all you need to do is ask Him to be your King. He is waiting for you. You have to choose. It's your choice. Just remember, the decision you make is eternal.

Lord God, open the hardened hearts of the lost and those who are too educated to have faith. Lord, draw them to You. We ask in Your name and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Sunday - Standing Firm in Love

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love (1 Corinthians 16:1314 NLT).

Brothers and sisters, as Christians we must get a backbone and stand up for the truth of God's Word. We have the very power of God in our corner. He is with those who cling to Him.

Our backbone must be firm, direct, and solidly backed up by God's Word, but we MUST do this in love and with love.

Fellow followers of Christ, it's time to bulk up, not in physical strength but in reading God's Word, studying and applying it in our daily lives.

Father God, help us stand firm and never budging on His truth. We must do this with Christ-filled hearts. Thank you, Lord! It's in Jesus' mighty name that we pray. Amen.

 

This article originally appeared on the Stand.

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