Stand In Freedom
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1
Today across America we pause to celebrate Juneteenth. June 19, 1865 two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was given that slaves in Texas received word that they were free. There was jubilation and fear that day as slaves were now free to live their lives as they saw fit. Not everyone rejoiced at this news and from 1865 to present day we continue to fight for freedom for Black people. Through the days of the Civil Rights movement we have always fought for freedom and equality that was given to us not by man, but by God. The Scripture reminds us to, stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and not to be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. I encourage you today to walk in the freedom that you have in Christ Jesus.
Prepared For Victory
“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.” Proverb 21:31 (ESV)
As part of our daily routine many of us will watch the weather forecast for the day, so we will know how to prepare for our day. If the forecast calls for rain, we will make sure we have our umbrellas with us to shield us from the impending precipitation. If it is going to be cold, we will make sure we have proper attire to keep us warm from those winter days. In doing this we want to be prepared for whatever the day holds. Likewise, when there is a battle about to happen, we want to be prepared for the battle that we are going to have to face, and we do all we can to make sure that we will be victorious in whatever battle we are going to have to face.
Healing For The Broken Heart
"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Psalm 147:3"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Psalm 147:3
In life there are going to be times when things are not going to work out the way we want them to work out. There will be times when the people we thought were close to us are going to be the very ones who hurt us the most. No matter how much you plan some things there are going to be times when those plans crumble right before your eyes. Life at times just does not seem to be fair. There will be people who come in your life and you feel they are going to be there for a lifetime and you find out they were only there for a season.
Serve The Lord
“You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.”Exodus 23:25 (ESV)
There are a variety of ways that we can serve The Lord. We serve The Lord by being a blessing to others. We can serve The Lord in our worship and praise to Him, and we can serve The Lord in the several ministries that He has given to us. We do not serve The Lord when we are displaying animosity towards one another, and forgetting to love each other just as God loves us. There are great benefits in serving The Lord that are blessings to our lives and to those we are connected to.