The Daily Breath of God
Saturday, December 06 2014
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:14,15
What a wonderful joy life is when we discover the freedom of grace. There is a relaxation in the attitudes, emotions and actions of those who have realized the power of Christ’s love. The home and the work place become visual examples of kindness, transparency without regret or condemnation and a happiness that expresses itself through thanksgiving. There is a great freedom for people who live without being angry, being irritated and using words of condemnation. On this new day enjoy the freedom of thinking, feelings and acting upon the love of Christ for you in all your circumstances. This won’t just make you happy; it will bless everyone around you. Enjoy your journey!
Thursday, December 04 2014
This happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:9-11
Pray or prayers, what awkward words these are for so many. Often people are not sure how or what to pray for and therefore they pray very little and miss much of the joy and power of our Lord. In God’s grace that is through Jesus the Christ, prayer becomes a natural response from us to the Lord because of his great love and kindness. Here in prayer we find refreshment, not discouragement. When thanksgivings is our foundation in prayer, our prayers change and refresh situations and individuals. Here lives can become new through our prayers of grace. On this new day may you begin it with a prayer of thanksgiving to our Lord. What comes next in your heart and mind, bring before him with the assurance that what you are praying is now in the process of being accomplished. Then many will give thanks.
Wednesday, December 03 2014
God made him (Jesus the Christ) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
Sometimes along our journey through life we seem to be confused about Jesus the Christ. We begin to live our lives as though he were some kind of religion or a system of beliefs by which we judge ourselves and others as to our standing with God. Well here is the beauty of God’s grace, that he took us, full of condemnation about ourselves and others and put it all on Jesus the Christ so that we would have the freedom to live our life in the beauty, the peace and the joy of our Lord. On this new day may your heart and mind experience the freedom of his grace. May his peace and joy be yours in every detail of your life as you rejoice before him. All those who meet you today will experience the beauty of our Lord through your words, your actions and your expressions. In Him you will just flat out enjoy the day. Blessings!
Tuesday, December 02 2014
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening. Psalm 92:1,2 NLT
Almost everybody on the planet desires to have relationships that can be called good, yet many people are groaning from the inside out because their relaionships within their family are not good. Well, here is some very good news. God's grace makes us alive, so that thanksgiving becomes what we are to our family and our friends. Grace free's us up to rejoice in our relationship with our Lord and that carries over into all areas of our life. On this new day may you know in the depth of your heart that it is good to give thanks and proclaim your unfailing love to the LORD in the morning. This new day will bring the beginning of making all things new in your journey with family and friends. This will bless your socks off!
Monday, December 01 2014
He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. Proverbs 15:31
Our natural nature does not like being told what to do and if left to its own, has a difficult time listening to correction which feels like criticism. Grace gives us a different ability to hear, see and understand. When living overwhelmed by grace we do not hear a rebuke as criticism, but as a good voice to help and encourage us along our journey. This being true, we actually feel refreshed, encouraged, loved and valued. On this new day, may you enjoy your journey of God's grace and the freedom it brings. May you have the freedom to receive impute from others which allows you to walk and live among the wise. Your home, work, and community will never be the same. Enjoy!
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