December 31: Things Never Seen Before
There may be nothing new under the sun, but we serve a God who is not contained by our solar system. He can create something out of nothing and do things never seen before. As we approach the start of a new year, let him give you hope for something new.
December 30: Self-Love Is Not Selfish
We can only give what we possess. If we are full of anger, it will overflow onto those around us. If we have a healthy love for ourselves, we will be able to give that love to others.
December 29: He Answered Me
To draw near to God we just need to understand these basic truths: One – God exists. Two – He is listening. Three – When we seek him we will find him (he is the reward).
December 28: Restore To Me The Joy Of Your Salvation
Sometimes we find ourselves dry, tired and worn-out. This is a prayer to save for moments like that.
December 27: I Don’t Remember
How would your relationship with God change if you actually believed that he didn’t remember your sins? You would probably pray with more confidence and stop beating yourself up for your past mistakes. In other words, you would be freer and closer to God than ever before.
December 26: A Greater Good
There are many whose greatest good is “grain and new wine,” i.e. prosperity. But there is a joy that comes from something greater than the passing circumstances of life.
December 25 (Christmas Day): He Is Here
Today we celebrate an event that took place over two thousand years ago, and we also celebrate a present reality: God is with us.
December 24 (Christmas Eve): I Am With You Always
In a rapidly changing world where almost nothing is certain, Matthew 28 reminds us that there is something we can be sure of.
December 23 (Advent, Day 26): The Road To Emmaus
Jesus was walking with them, but they didn’t recognize him. This makes me ask the question: how often do we live our lives unaware that Jesus is right next to us?
December 22 (Advent, Day 25): At The Door
Jesus doesn’t seek perfect people in whom to dwell, but those who are simply willing to open the door. He’ll take care of cleaning up our mess.
December 21 (Advent, Day 24): When You Feel Like No One Understands
In most paintings and other depictions of Jesus he seems so calm and collected. So unmoved and above it all. But the only problem with the unfazed and unemotional depiction of Jesus is that, frankly, it isn’t biblical.
December 20 (Advent, Day 23): The God Who Also Had To Use The Bathroom
Jesus did, of course. Go to the bathroom, I mean. And that is the glory of the incarnation: he dwelt among us, as one of us.
December 19 (Advent, Day 22): He Made The First Move
Let’s establish a crucial fact: God made the first move. He didn’t wait for us to get our act together. He didn’t wait for us to be perfect.
December 18 (Advent, Day 21): The God Of Tough Cases
Today, in this season of Advent, let God give you a holy expectation. Expectation that God will interrupt that person you’ve been praying for like Paul on the road to Damascus. Expectation that he will turn that seemingly impossible situation around.
December 17 (Advent, Day 20): When You Feel Insignificant
Esther was a refugee, living during the period when the Israelites were held in captivity far from their own land. She was also a woman in a highly sexist society. Not exactly the person you would expect to change the course of history.