God’s Hand Reached Down

2 Peter 2:9–10 says,“Then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment. And especially those who walk according to the flesh and the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries.”

It can be so hard to live a godly life in today’s social environment, surrounded daily by immorality, rebellion against authority, foolish thinking, and evil speech. It can become a temptation to give in to its overwhelming influence.

However, in this chapter, scripture gives us a picture of God’s protection. God’s hand reached down to one man, Lot, who had little strength and led him to safety. Take the hand of God today. Jesus will help you.

My brother, my sister, it’s time to pray.

It’s a Wonderful Life

When God’s presence comes into your life, you are supernaturally raised from the dead and out from under the power of death and the penalty of sin. You and I are brought into this brand new life that God has for us in Jesus Christ. You become a new creation.

Your whole life now is being lived by the power of God for the purposes of God, and ultimately for people who still yet need to know who God is. It is indeed a wonderful life to live. You begin to know that God is real. You don’t even have to tell people about God. Your whole life begins to tell them. Your whole being becomes an expression of the reality of God and the power of God and the love of God.

The forgiveness of God is being lived out inside of you. If you haven’t yet experienced the supernatural working power of God, I encourage you to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and into your life today.

It’s time to pray.

Make Your Life Count

Daniel 1:20: “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm. Thus, Daniel continued until the first year of King Cyrus.”

For 66 years, a man called Daniel remained a voice and an influence for good in a land where godlessness abounded. It all began with a choice. He chose to allow into his body only that which God had prescribed for health and strength.

That which we choose to put daily into our hearts and minds will have the same effect on our future. I urge you today to turn away from that which pollutes the human spirit and turn to the promises of God, which will give you divine strength and make your life count for God’s eternal purpose.

Remember my brother, my sister, it’s time to pray.

Hell Will not Triumph Over Us

Before the apostle Peter had his grave situation where he denied even knowing Jesus Christ, Jesus told him in Matthew 16:18, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

In other words, Peter recognized Jesus to be the Messiah, the promised one, and even though Hell would come against Him, Hell would not triumph over Him. As believers in Christ, you and I can take comfort in God’s words that Hell will not triumph over us.

Whatever battle you face today, you can receive God’s comfort and know that you now have an eternal victory. Thank God for that.

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What is Written on Your Heart

I want to remind you today that when you accept Christ as your Savior, He will take away the old issues out of your heart, and He’ll rewrite a new law in your heart. You’ll become a new person in Christ. That’s what it means to be born again.

You die, and a new you is born with new hopes, dreams, aspirations, powers, abilities, a new calling, and a brand new future—one that glorifies God. Paul said that he was convinced that within him dwelleth no good thing apart from Christ.

My questions to you today are: What is written on your heart? Are you willing to allow God to erase the old things and give you a new heart? Have you invited Christ into your life? You can’t have a new heart without Jesus Christ washing away your sin, and you can’t have this new heart without the Holy Spirit living inside of you. Turn to God today.

Remember, it’s time to pray.

Stop Striving and Start Praying

Psalm 90, beginning at verse 13, says, “Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days! Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil. Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Moses, the writer of the Psalm, knew firsthand that human effort could never produce the work that God alone can do through us.

The point is straightforward. Stop striving, and start praying. Start now.

Remember my brother, my sister, it’s time to pray.