As believers we are heirs of the resources of our Heavenly Father. Through Jesus you have become a child of God and have inherited the privileges of being in God’s family. You may be unaware of all you have in your relationship with God through Christ. But your lack of knowledge doesn’t diminish the reality of the blessings available to you. You are God’s child, a full heir in His family. Enjoy the benefits like forgiveness, access through prayer, confidence in God’s provision, and peace in His presence.
So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Galatians 4:7 HCSB
All of us have had our bad days from time to time.When slogging through a dismally awful day, why should we “rejoice and be glad”? Well, consider the Lord made that day, too. Good or bad, based on your perception of the events of the day, each day is a day that the Lord has made. The Lord knows what each day will hold, but in His wisdom He allows us to live in them anyway. We can trust that even a bad day is worthwhile. He promises never to forsake us, and that includes everyday. As a child of God we can be confident that the future yet holds wonderful, inspiring, good, and glorious days.
This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 KJV
Looking for proof or evidence is part of the way we think. It’s part of the way God set up the spiritual realm, too. Good works are the inevitable and in dispensable evidence of our salvation. It’s a rule of life: God blesses those who gives of their lives and resources. When you give of your time to serve the Lord you will have more time to give. When you become saved and realize you “are His workmanship,” Then you can seek out your God given purpose.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 KJV
People do all kinds of things to handle their worries. Taking a good stiff drink or taking a pill to handle our worries may instead, give us something for which to worry. Jesus said we should not be anxious; and the way we look at life, Jesus said, has a lot to do with how much we worry. If we focus on the temporary things, we have reasons to worry. On the other hand , if we focus on that which is eternal, God’s kingdom and His work in the world, our hearts will be at ease.
“This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? Matthew 6:25 HCSB
In Isaiah 61:1-3 an unidentified speaker described his mission to proclaim the good news to the captive people. After reviewing the message of hope and freedom associated with the Lord’s renewed blessing, this speaker challenged the people to live like trees of righteousness planted to give glory to God. How can we resemble a tree of righteousness? By giving comfort to someone in need, by being a person of refuge and peace, by being a beacon of hope in this chaotic world. These are some of the ways that we may glorify God through our righteous deeds.
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:3 KJV
Some days we realize we are in the middle of enemy territory. Do we stand up and fight, sit tight and pray, or flee for safety? In each and every instance we can praise God, trusting by faith He will save us. The battle is His. Whether we need the Lord to give us battle plans or to be our secret hiding place, our song is a song of trust. And we know to whom we sing: “I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised.” That’s a song worth singing.
And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; 2 Samuel 22:2
When we have placed our hand in the hand of God. We are held by His strength. We do not have to hang on. We are saved by His grace and held by His power. But more than that when we fight spiritual battles God’s hand is with us in the fight. We are strengthened by the Lord. He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world. We can depend on His vast strength.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10 NKJV