January 1, 2022 (Saturday)
Crowned with Glory and Honour
“O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honour.”– Psalm 8:1-5
Memory Verse: “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” (Psalm 8:4)
We are like a dust. Compared to the whole universe, we are very small and insignificant. Yet God has crowned us with glory and honour. We are precious in God’s eyes. Let us remember that we are God’s precious children. Let us treat each other with honour.
O Lord, thank you for your love that makes us very special in your eyes. Amen.
January 2, 2022 (Sunday)
The Light of God’s Glory
“Arise, shine; for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will appear over you.
Nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”– Isaiah 60:1-3
Memory Verse: “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1)
Let us arise. Now we see the light. We see the glory of God. Even though darkness may cover our life, God will shine his light upon us. When we come to God, we will see God’s glory and we will be glorified by his glory. Don’t let darkness devour us. Overcome darkness with the light of hope. We can deal with challenges of 2022 when we see the light of God’s glory.
O Lord, shine your light upon me. I will arise. Amen.
January 3, 2022 (Monday)
“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned. From that time Jesus began to proclaim, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’”– Matthew 4:16-17
Memory Verse: “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16)
God gave us the gift of repentance. If God doesn’t accept our repentance, we have no hope. God has chosen to move us from darkness to light when we repent. Let us repent and come to the light. Darkness will move away from our lives and we will see the light.
O Lord, thank you for accepting my repentance. Please lead me into the light. Amen.
January 4, 2022 (Tuesday)
Love One Another
“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.”– 1 John 4:7-9
Memory Verse: “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7)
We cannot know God through our intellect. We can know God only through love. Let us love one another. We cannot love God who is invisible when we cannot love our sisters and brothers who are with us. When we love one another, God comes to us and shows himself to us.
O Lord, fill me with your love for I need it to love others. Amen.
January 5, 2022 (Wednesday)
Love and Fear
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.”– 1 John 4:18
Memory Verse: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” (1 John 4:18)
The best way to defeat fear in life is to love. Guilt brings fear and fear makes us defensive and hostile. That is when anger and violence take control of our life. Love casts out fear and brings back softness and gentleness. We will find peace in the midst of storm. Let us soak ourselves in God’s love.
O Lord, help me to dwell in your love. Amen.
January 6, 2022 (Thursday)
“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving…Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.”– Colossians 4:2, 6
Memory Verse: “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt.” (Colossians 4:6)
Our speech reflects our spirituality. Let us devote ourselves to prayer. Our speech will change. Let our speech be gracious. It will uplift others. As we experience God’s grace deeply in our prayer, our speech will become gracious.
O Lord, thank you for your grace. Let my speech be always gentle and gracious. Amen.
January 7, 2022 (Friday)
“And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 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.”– 1 John 5:11-13
Memory Verse: “God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” (1 John 5:11)
God gave us eternal life through Jesus Christ. Whoever believes in Jesus has eternal life. Let us live with confidence. We will not be destroyed. Let us stand up for what is right and what is true. Let us not fear life but love it.
O Lord, thank you for the eternal life you have given to me through Jesus Christ. Amen.
January 8, 2022 (Saturday)
Life of Seeking
“And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.”– 1 John 5:14-15
Memory Verse: “And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.” (1 John 5:15)
Let us not struggle to deal with our life on our own. Let us live a life of seeking God’s help. In everything we do, if we seek God, God will show us and lead us. He will provide us with what we need. Let us make a habit of asking God. We will be able to see God who does amazing things in our lives.
O Lord, I seek you in my daily life. Thank you for always being with me and answering my prayer. Amen.
January 9, 2022 (Sunday)
God Protects Us
“But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”– Isaiah 43:1-3
Memory Verse: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2)
Nothing will be able to overtake us. We may face troubles, crises, and dangers but they will not be able to harm us because God is with us. God is our shield. God wraps his strong arms around us. God protects us like a mother bear protecting her cub. Let us not fear anything. We are God’s children. God created us, formed us, and redeemed us.
O Lord, in you, I find peace and safety. Thank you for protecting me. Amen.
January 10, 2022 (Monday)
Our Response to God’s Grace
“What shall I return to the Lord
for all his bounty to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the Lord,
I will pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.”– Psalm 116:12-14
Memory Verse: “What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?” (Psalm 116:12)
“What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me” is the question we should always ask in our life. God has done marvellous things in our life. He has provided us with all the good things. Our life should be our response to God’s grace. As we live with this question always, we will know what to do.
O Lord, thank you for your grace. I give my life to you. Use me for your glory. Amen.
January 11, 2022 (Tuesday)
Prayer and Faith
“Jesus answered them, Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea’, it will be done. Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.”– Matthew 21:21-22
Memory Verse: “Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:22)
Prayer is not an activity. It is not what we do. Prayer is the outward expression of our faith. Whenever we exercise our faith, it becomes our prayer. Let us do everything in prayer. God will grant us what we ask for in the way we could not possibly imagine.
O Lord, please increase my faith. Amen.
January 12, 2022 (Wednesday)
God Answers Our Cry
“I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.
Happy are those who make
the Lord their trust,
who do not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after false gods.”– Psalm 40:1-4
Memory Verse: “Happy are those who make the Lord their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.” (Psalm 40:4)
The proud does not seek God. They trust in their own power. The humble seeks God. They cry out when they are in trouble. They put their trust in God. God answers their prayer and this gives them the joy. Let us sing with joy because God has answered our prayer.
O Lord, thank you for answering my cry. Amen.
January 13, 2022 (Thursday)
Who Will Ascent the Hill of the Lord?
“Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord,
and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.”– Psalm 24:3
Memory Verse: “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?” (Psalm 24:4)
God sees us through. God does not want us to be puffed up in our pride. He does not appreciate those who follow their own vainglory. God wants us to be honest and humbly seek God’s way. God will grant his blessings to those who humbly seek God. They are the ones who shall ascend the hill of the Lord and stand in his holy place.
O Lord, I know who I am. I am a broken vessel who needs you and your healing. I seek your mercy. Amen.
January 14, 2022 (Friday)
Becoming Fools for the Sake of Christ
“We are fools for the sake of Christ, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honour, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we are hungry and thirsty, we are poorly clothed and beaten and homeless, and we grow weary from the work of our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we speak kindly. We have become like the rubbish of the world, the dregs of all things, to this very day.”– 1 Corinthians 4:10-13
Memory Verse: “…when slandered, we speak kindly. We have become like the rubbish of the world, the dregs of all things, to this very day” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Becoming fools for the sake of Christ is a virtue. Christ has become a fool for us. That was why St. Paul said that the cross is foolishness to those who don’t believe. Even though Jesus was the Son of God, he received all kinds of insults and false accusations. That is foolishness to the eyes of the world but there is wisdom hidden in that foolishness. Let us become fools for the sake of Christ.
O Lord, help me to understand the profound wisdom hidden in the cross. Help me to take up my cross and follow you. Amen.
January 15, 2022 (Saturday)
“When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax-collectors, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’ When Jesus heard this, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’”– Mark 2:16-17
Memory Verse: “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.” (Mark 2:17)
Salvation is granted to those who have strong need for it. Sick people desperately seek a doctor’s help. The first step for salvation is to have a yearning desire for God’s help. God sees this desire within us and helps us. Let us come to God with a sincere desire to be healed. God will heal us and grant salvation.
Oh Lord, grant your salvation to me. I need your help. I come to you every morning, seeking your salvation. Amen.
January 16, 2022 (Sunday)
“The Lord called me before I was born,
while I was in my mother’s womb he named me.
He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
And he said to me, ‘You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’
But I said, ‘I have laboured in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the Lord,
and my reward with my God.’”– Isaiah 49:1-4
Memory Verse: “Surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.” (Isaiah 49:4)
Even though God calls us, sharpens our gifts and uses us, sometimes we feel discouraged. Even though God says that we are his servants in whom God shall be glorified, we feel we have laboured in vain. That’s when we have to remind ourselves that we are serving the Lord because of him and our reward is with our God.
O Lord, help me to know that you are the reason I serve you and there is no other reason. Amen.
January 17, 2022 (Monday)
“No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.”– Mark 2:21-22
Memory Verse: “One puts new wine into fresh wineskins.” (Mark 2:22)
We can be renewed only when we have desire to be renewed. God sees our deep-seated desire and uses that desire to transform us. Our desire makes us who we are. Our life moves in the direction of our desire. Let us cultivate a beautiful desire to be moulded in God’s image. New wine should be put into a fresh wineskin and the fresh wineskin is our desire.
O Lord, please use my desire to shape me. Amen.
January 18, 2022 (Tuesday)
“One sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?’ And he said to them, ‘Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.’ Then he said to them, ‘The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.’”– Mark 2:23-28
Memory Verse: “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” (Mark 2:27, 28)
God gave us the sabbath to give us rest. It is created for humankind. Sabbath is one of many things God created. God created the sabbath to bless and sanctify all the creations he made. On the sabbath, we are blessed and sanctified. The focus is not on the sabbath itself. The focus is on all the creations God made. Jesus blesses and sanctifies us and in that way, Jesus is Lord even of the sabbath.
O Lord, thank you for blessing and sanctifying me. May your sabbath be a blessed day. Amen.
January 19, 2022 (Wednesday)
Fix Our Gaze
“But David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This very day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.’”– 1 Samuel 17:45-47
Memory Verse: “The Lord does not save by sword and spear.” (1 Samuel 17:47)
We will not win our battle with sword and spear. God gives us strength and shows us a way we can win our battle. As we face our challenges without fear, we will know what to do. When we fix our gaze on our problems, we will be able to see solutions. Let us not panic. Let us ask God to help us.
O Lord, with you, I have confidence. No challenge can overwhelm me. Thank you for your strength and help. Amen.
January 20, 2022 (Thursday)
“As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the towns of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. 7And the women sang to one another as they made merry,
‘Saul has killed his thousands,
and David his tens of thousands.’
Saul was very angry, for this saying displeased him. He said, ‘They have ascribed to David tens of thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands; what more can he have but the kingdom?’ So Saul eyed David from that day on.”– 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Memory Verse: “Saul was very angry, for this saying displeased him. He said, ‘They have ascribed to David tens of thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands; what more can he have but the kingdom?’” (1 Samuel 18:8)
Saul did not have confidence in himself. It was because of his attitude of comparing himself with others. He saw his own shortcomings by comparing with others. God gave us many beautiful things that we need. God made us very unique. We don’t need to live our lives comparing with others. Let us remember our own beauty that is uniquely ascribed to us. Our confidence will be restored.
O Lord, thank you for the beautiful life and beautiful gifts given to me. Amen.
January 21, 2022 (Friday)
Under God’s Wings
“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
until the destroying storms pass by.
I cry to God Most High,
to God who fulfils his purpose for me.”– Psalm 57:1, 2
Memory Verse: “In you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge.” (Psalm 57:1)
God is our refuge. When the storm of destruction comes at us, the best thing to do is to find a place to hide. The storm will not be with us forever. When the time comes, it will pass by. God will take us under his wings until the storm passes by us.
O Lord, thank you for hiding me under your wings. Amen.
January 22, 2022 (Saturday)
“For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”– Matthew 25:29
Memory Verse: “For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.” (Matthew 25:29)
The more we use our talents, the more they become sharpened. Let us not bury our talents. We do that because we are scared of making mistakes. Making mistakes is not a sign of failure. It is only a process of becoming better. Without mistakes, we can never be better. Let us keep trying. God will sharpen our gifts.
O Lord, thank you for many gifts you have given me. Help me to use them freely without fear. Amen.
January 23, 2022 (Sunday)
Our Yearning Desire
“‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”– Luke 4:18, 19
Memory Verse: “‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’.” (Luke 4:18, 19)
This was what Jesus said before he started his ministry. Jesus came for those who are rejected and alienated. Jesus was on the side of the poor, the weak, and the vulnerable. Jesus did that because they needed him more than anybody else. No matter how much we have and how well we do, we all need God. When we have that yearning desire for God, God will quench our thirst.
O Lord, I need you. Every hour, I need you. Please come and quench my thirst. Amen.
January 24, 2022 (Monday)
Division and Unity
“Then he went home; and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’ And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.’ And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.”– Mark 3:20-27
Memory Verse: “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” (Mark 3:24, 25)
When evil controls us, we become internally divided. When we are divided internally, we bring division and conflicts in our relationships. A country cannot be established on a divisive ideology. A family cannot be established on favouritism that divides the family members. God is good and brings unity through justice and truth.
O Lord, drive away darkness within me and teach me your truth so that I may practice justice and bring peace that unites us. Amen.
January 25, 2022 (Tuesday)
“Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,
‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’
Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.’ But the Lord said to me,
‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”;
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and you shall speak whatever I command you.
Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you,
says the Lord.’
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,
‘Now I have put my words in your mouth.”– Jeremiah 1:4-9
Memory Verse: “But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you.” (Jeremiah 1:7)
When we feel small, God comes to us. God knew us even before he formed us in the womb. Even before we were born, God consecrated us. We are not alone. We all struggle with our low self-image. With God, we can overcome it and we can see ourselves differently. This affects our perspective on life. With God, we can be strong. With God, we can go beyond ourselves.
O Lord, thank you for being with me. Amen.
January 26, 2022 (Wednesday)
Higher Moral Principle
“‘All things are lawful’, but not all things are beneficial. ‘All things are lawful’, but not all things build up. Do not seek your own advantage, but that of others.”– 1 Corinthians 10:23-24
Memory Verse: “Do not seek your own advantage, but that of others.” (1 Corinthians 10:24)
Proving one’s self-righteousness by keeping the law doesn’t do any good to others. It only edifies ourselves. Let us not seek our own advantage, but that of others. Seeking the advantage of others is a higher moral principle than seeking self-righteousness.
O Lord, thank you for your mercy. You have shown me true righteousness by forgiving my sins through your sacrifice. Amen.
January 27, 2022 (Thursday)
Come To Light
“He said to them, ‘Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand? For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light. Let anyone with ears to hear listen!’”– Mark 4:21-23
Memory Verse: “Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand?” (Mark 4:21)
We need to be transparent. Hypocrisy destroys our identity. Spirituality is not about hiding our shortcomings but about bring them to the light and asking for God’s help. Let us come to light. God will help us.
O Lord, give me courage to come to the light. Amen.
January 28, 2022 (Friday)
Humbly Wait for God
“He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”– Mark 4:26-29
Memory Verse: “The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.” (Mark 4:21)
We spread seeds but we don’t know how they grow. It is hidden in God’s mystery. We work hard, do good, and pray but it is God who brings out the fruit. Let us leave our life in God’s hands. God who began a good work in us will bring out the good results. Let us not get discouraged when things don’t go well. Let us humbly wait for God.
O Lord, I leave my life in your hands. I believe that you will guide me to a good path. Amen.
January 29, 2022 (Saturday)
God Is Always There
“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’”– Mark 4:35-41
Memory Verse: “And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’” (Mark 4:41)
Sometimes we feel that God is silent. We wonder whether God is asleep. God neither slumbers nor sleeps. He watches over us and keeps us safe. Sometimes, God appears to us in an obvious way and we strongly feel his presence. But other times, God works in the background and we feel his absence. Whether we feel his presence or his absence, God never leaves us alone. He always takes care of us.
O Lord, thank you for always being there for me. Amen.
January 30, 2022 (Sunday)
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Memory Verse: “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Love is beautiful. It is not about ourselves. It is about others. Love has everything to do with dealing with others. When there is love, our desire to display ourselves dies. We become free from the fear of losing ourselves. We come alive in love. That is salvation.
O Lord, thank you for your love. Amen.
January 31, 2022 (Monday)
God Sustains Us
“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
I cry aloud to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy hill.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, for the Lord sustains me.
I am not afraid of tens of thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.”– Psalm 3:3-6
Memory Verse: “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me.” (Psalm 3:5)
Every morning we wake up, we realize that God sustains us. He gives us good rest and a wonderful morning so that we can start a new day with a renewed body and mind. It is God who sustains us. It is God who protects us. It is God who gives us strength. We are not afraid of anything.
O Lord, thank you for sustaining me. Amen.
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