Proverbs 16:1-4

“The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.”

  • Maybe everything we are doing is okay. We are not doing anything wrong and people know that we are basically good people, but we must commit everything to God, our thoughts, our hearts, and our actions. In reality, we should run our ideas by the Lord before we make our plans. When we do, our peace and joy can never be taken. Our commitment to the Lord must always override our plans. At the beginning of each plan I must establish in in my heart and mind to honor God in every step of that plan. Our plans may have an end goal, but God must be our ultimate goal.
  • What is your motive for doing the things you do?
  • Where does God fit in to your goals?
  • Is God one of the ingredients of your life or is He the focus of your heart, soul, and mind, and without a doubt you could not survive without Him?
  • How can you rejoice in His presence when you have not even noticed His absence?
  • When you make plans do you ever run them by God for approval? 

Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”

Dear Lord, may we draw closer to You and seek understanding during difficult situations and circumstances, rather than complain and feel sorry for ourselves! May we glorify You during these trials! Amen

Matthew 5:11-12

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” These are words from Jesus instructing us to share His love and provision with the lost world. We all have room for improvement in sharing our Lord, and we must understand that insults, persecution, and false accusations, may come, but we will be blessed when we are obedient. The way we live our lives may show that we are good people, but our intentional conversation will challenge others hearts, if it is centered on Christ. What are the chances that people have heard you talk about, or share, Jesus? Would anyone ever accuse you of standing up for Jesus? Would anyone say that you lived your life for Him? If you were accused of telling others about Jesus, and brought to trial, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Is your heart for Jesus, and your heart for a lost world, committed enough to get you out of your comfort zone?

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Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Persecution, in one form or another, will find everyone who is truly following Christ. If you have not experienced persecution because of your Christian walk, you either need to strengthen your commitment, or prepare and understand that it is coming. 2 Timothy 3:12 “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,”

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Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” A pure heart is not trying to be a good person, it is having a heart like Christ, that leads your actions. It is achieved only through a growing relationship with Christ, which must be our number one passion above everything else.

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Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” If you truly hunger and thirst for righteousness, you can only satisfy your hunger with Jesus. What do you truly hunger and thirst for?

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Matthew 4:21-22

“Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” When Jesus calls you to follow Him, your obedience to follow Him should be immediately. Whether He is calling you for the first time, to give your life over to Him, or you have been a Christian for a long time, do not delay in obeying the One who loves you and died for you. His love never fails, and His path is always right.

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Matthew 4:18-20

“While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” The correct response to Jesus is, “Yes Lord”, and the correct time to respond is immediately. God will never tell you to get your life right and then come to me, but He does say to come to Him, and He will make your life right. A calling from God has one correct response, immediate obedience. Dear Lord, may we walk with You daily, remaining in the center of Your will, so that we recognize where You are leading us. May our only answer be, “Yes Lord”, and may we never delay in being obedient. Amen

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