1 John 5:12-15 New International Version (NIV)
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
GOD HEARS YOU ~
HE KNOWS YOUR NAME
Isaiah 43:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
But now, this is what the Lord says--
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
GOD HEARS YOU ~
Just like the Lord created Jacob, he created you. He formed you and knows your heart's desire. It is time to press forward in life and God is your protector. We can't always see the big picture of life, but we can feel moments that change us. Moments of picking up the Bible and reading about how faith was tested or the red sea split to walk across. Stories that seems unreal and yet very real.
God has made promises to those that believe and change their lifestyle. He speaks of greater things to come and a new way of thinking. It's up to you to believe and not miss opportunities to serve the Lord. I love how God cares and gives us another chance. I've needed second chances in life and God has given them to me. I've made mistakes and learn to over come things in time. It is a process of change and not always a sudden action.
Think of a few stories in the Bible that were life changing to you. Recall some blessings and even miracles that took place in your own life. Share a story with someone today and encourage someone with your life. We may never quite understand the depth of someone's life but God knows. God knows everything about you and he hears you. After all, God knows your name!
Whatever your face today, face with hope and peace. Only God can give peace and he works all things out. We place our trust in God and we live the best we can. There will be times of doubt, but remind yourself of something God has brought you through in life. It helps to recall great things and special moments in life. Don't think upon the negative or wrong thinking. Don't allow the enemy of your soul to steal one more moment from you. Release what you can't change and change the things you can!
As the new day begins, so does my prayers for you, your family and friends.