“Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. For, At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all Lords.”
1 Timothy 6:12-15 NLT
Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me. Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence. Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
Psalms 27:11-14 NLT
Every hour of your life is a sacred gift from a God who loves you. Every moment is packed with eternal possibilities. As one of God’s precious children, you live under the light of God’s smile, and you’re flanked by guardian angels. You have a reserved and secure place at the Table of Grace and home in heaven that will take your breath away. May you have the wisdom to number your days that you may gain a heart of wisdom. May you lift your gaze from what you can see so that you can envision what you cannot see: face-to-face fellowship with Jesus, life eternal, holy habitation, joy abundant, and laughter down to your toes. You’ll lack nothing, possess all things, and never have another insecure day as long as you live. That’s your inheritance in Christ Jesus. Live like it’s true today. Susielarson.com
Psalm 90:12 NIV ~ Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
May you—more and more—become a grateful person. Spend some extra time with Jesus this week and thank Him for the good gifts you enjoy. Thank Him for saving grace, new mercies, and the promise of His presence. Thank Him for the successes that have encouraged you onward, and for the failures that have kept you humbly grounded. Thank Him for delays where you’ve learned dependence and for breakthroughs that affirm His faithfulness. You can’t know all God has prevented in your life. Thank Him for the countless things that haven’t happened to you. You can’t imagine all of the ways God has provided and intervened on your behalf. Thank Him for His goodness and ask Him to show you His glory. Gratitude changes a person. The world needs more joyful, thankful saints. May you be one of them. Susie.larson.com
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) ~ Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Psalms 25:1-5 NIV
““Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.””
John 14:1-4, 6-7 NIV
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”
John 3:19-21 NIV
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
John 3:16-18 NIV