Month: April 2016

Joy

The joy you have in Me is your strength. Look! I am your Savior. Be confident and unafraid, because I am your strength and your song. I am your Savior! I am your strength and shield. Let your heart trust Me so you can receive help. Let your heart be triumphant and give thanks to Me with song.

 

Find joy in Me. Delight in Me. I have dressed you in clothes of salvation. I have wrapped you in the robe of righteousness. In addition to everything else, be happy because My Father sent Me to make peace with you. You will truly find joy in Me, the God who saves you. 

 

This is the day that I have made. Rejoice and be glad TODAY!

Neh 8:10; Is 12:2; Ps 28:7; Is 61:10; Rom 5:11; Hab 3:18Ps 118:24
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Life-Giving Water

Have faith in Me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you, just as the Scriptures say. The Helper, My Holy Spirit, Whom the Father sends in My name, teaches you everything and makes you remember all that I have told you.

 

As bad as people are, they still know how to give good things to their children. How much more, then, will I give My Spirit to those who ask Me! My Father will give you whatever you ask of Him in My name... (So,) ask and you will receive, so that your happiness may be complete. You don't have what you want because you don't ask Me for it. 

 

My Spirit will lead you into all truth. He will bring glory to Me, because He will take what I have to say and tell it to you. Drink the water that I give and you'll never be thirsty again. The water I give you will become in you a spring of water satisfying your thirst for Me, continually flowing and bubbling within you to eternal life.

 

Jn 7:38Jn 14:26; Lk 11:13; Jn 16:23-24; James 4:2; Jn 16:13-14; Jn 4:14

Repentance

I am faithful and reliable. If you confess your sins, I forgive them and cleanse you from everything you’ve done wrong. For your sake I was made to be sin, though I knew no sin, so that in Me you might become the righteousness of God.

 

If you sin, you have an advocate with the Father: Myself, the Righteous One. I am the propitiation for your sins, and not for yours only but also for the sins of the whole world. Draw near with confidence to My throne of grace, so that you may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Should you keep on sinning, so that My wonderful kindness will show up even better? Of course you shouldn't! If you are dead to sin, how can you go on sinning? If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. Don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from Me? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify Me in your body. 

 

You used to be like one living in the dark, but now you are of the light because you belong to Me. So act like a child of the light.

 

1 Jn 1:9; 2 Cor 5:21; 1 Jn 2:1-2: Heb 4:16; Rom 6:1-2; Jn 14:15; 1 Cor 6:19-20; Eph 5:8-9

God Who Saves

You didn’t receive My Father's approval by obeying His laws. The opposite is true! You have His approval through faith in Me. This is the approval that comes from My Father and is based on faith. 

 

All people (including you) have been sinful; even their best actions are filthy through and through. If you try to save the life you have, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for Me, you will find true life.

 

Believe in My Father, and believe also in Me. I am the way, the truth, and the life. Through Me, My Father will equip you with everything good that you may do His will, and He who began this good work in you will carry it on until it is finished.

 

I saved you, but not because of anything you had done to gain My approval. Instead, because of My mercy I saved you through the washing in which My Spirit gives you new birth and renewal. You receive My Father's approval freely by an act of His kindness, through the price I paid to set you free from sin.

 

Phil 3:9; Is 64:6; Mt 16:25; Jn 14:1 & 6; Heb 13:21Phil 1:6; Tit 3:5; Rom 3:24

Benefits of Trusting

Trust in Me with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge Me in all your ways, and I will make your paths straight. You may plan your own journey, but I direct your steps. I know the road you take.

 

My Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. I have counsel, sound wisdom, insight and strength. Look carefully how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what My will is.

 

I will instruct you. I will teach you the way you should go. I will advise you as My eyes watch over you. I'll guide you with My advice, and in the end I will take you to glory. I am your strength and shield. Let your heart trust Me, and you will receive help. Your heart will be triumphant, and you will give thanks to Me with your song.

 

Prov 3:5-6; Prov 16:9; Job 23:10;  Ps 119:105; Prov 8:14; Eph 5:15-17; Ps 32:8;  Ps 73:24;  Ps 28:6-7