But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.
– John 4:14 (NLT)
The Bible says that when you become a Christian, you are made into a new creature. On the inside, your spirit is made completely new. Now that you are made new in your spirit the Holy Spirit is able live and refresh you. This new relationship with God that takes place in your spirit is like a river. It’s always there and always flowing. Sometimes you might not feel it as much or at all but that doesn’t change the fact that He’s still there.
Today’s Truth: If you’re a Christian, your spirit is completely new and forgiven
At times when you do not feel the Holy Spirit in you, you can read your Bible, pray and sing. Praise and worship is a great way to get your focus on God and back on this river of life that is constantly flowing in your spirit. If you are a Christian, realize that in your spirit you are completely new and forgiven. Today you have a river of God flowing in you that is eternal. It is always there to refresh you and encourage you in your walk with God.
To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction. – Proverbs 12:1
If you want to be good at something, it takes discipline. If you play an instrument, you have to practice, if you play a sport you have to train and eat right to be better. To grow in any area in life you’ve got to discipline yourself.
If you want to become a person of character, you’ve got to love discipline. Discipline not easy and it’s certainly not fun. Discipline is hard work. But if you want to learn, to grow, and to be better, you’ve got to learn to love discipline.
That’s what this verse is encouraging us to do. To become better at anything we’ve got to embrace correction and love discipline. When we do we will learn and grow.
It’s the small choices you make that set you apart from others. So decide that you’re going to discipline yourself to make good choices. It’s those choices that determine where you end up in life.
Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight. – Psalm 119:111
How much importance do you put on God’s word? Are the words that are written in it a part of who you are? When you’re faced with a decision, do you follow what God’s word says, or what seems easy or popular?
Today’s Daily Bible verse describes God’s word as a treasure. A treasure is something that’s important, something that you guard and keep in a safe place. And that is how we should be treating God’s word. We should be excited to spend time reading it and we should be treating the words written in it like treasure.
So today, take some time to read you Bible. Spend time thinking about how great it is and how the words written in it are like a treasure to you!
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. – Romans 8:37
It’s no secret that life can get crazy at times. There can be days when you’re just wanting to scream because things are not going your way or you’re stressed out about something going on. In times like those, this verse is always great to remember.
Despite all the things that are going on. Despite the things that are going wrong and despite all the stress you might be feeling, you can experience overwhelming victory through Christ. That’s good news.
This verse tells us that we can experience victory regardless of what we see and what might be going on around us. So in those times when you feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn, take comfort in the fact that you’ve got an overwhelming victory in Jesus.
His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
– John 2:5 (NASB)
In today’s Bible verse, Mary, Jesus’ mother told the servants at the wedding to do whatever Jesus said to do. This is great advice for any of us who are following God’s plan for our lives. Often, we make following after Jesus hard. We might stress over what career path to choose or who to date. And while those are important decisions to get His input on, following Jesus isn’t always about the big things. Often, following Jesus is about smaller things.
What is that one thing that you feel like Jesus has told you to do? Maybe you feel Him leading you to call a friend you haven’t spoken to in awhile. Perhaps you had an idea to bake cookies for a sick neighbor. Today, don’t over-complicate what you feel Jesus is leading you to do with doubt and fear. Instead, simply do what He told you to do.
Whatever it is that Jesus has spoken to you to do, do it. As you do, He will lead you and guide you into more things. Today, don’t be afraid to step out and do the things He has put on your heart to do.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. – Psalm 91:5
Every day we run into lots of opportunities to be afraid. We see some of the things going on in the world and it can cause us to fear. This Bible verse offers us good news, however, when it comes to fear. In this verse, God tells us to not be afraid of things that might happen in the day and at night.
If we don’t need to fear in the day or in the night, then we don’t need to fear at all. There’s no time in the day that is left out of this verse. See God tells us to not fear in this Bible verse for a reason. We don’t need to fear because God is there to protect us. We can trust God for His protection day and night.
That’s not always easy to do, but we can do it if we really focus on God. If you struggle, build yourself up by reading accounts in the Bible where God supernaturally helped and protected His people. Then know that He will do the same for you, if you’ll believe Him and ask Him to help you too!
So challenge yourself like this daily Bible verse says to not fear all day long. Instead, put your trust in God that He will protect you and keep you safe!
Today’s Truth: We don’t have to fear all day long because God will protect us!
So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. – Zechariah 4:6
God never designed us to do things independently of Him. He designed us to know Him and out of that relationship, accomplish great things with His strength working in and through us.
That’s what today’s Bible verse is saying. Zerubbabel was challenged not to fight a normal battle but to fight trusting God. He believed God that He would work on their behalf in a powerful, supernatural way.
God wants the same for us. Instead of us just jumping out and accomplishing things in our own strength, God wants us to get Him involved in your situation. He has a better way to accomplish what you need. And when God is on your side, it’s better than what you could accomplish alone.
Today’s Truth: With God on your side, you can accomplish more than you could on your own.
This doesn’t mean that we sit and do nothing, simply waiting on God to move us to try something. Rather, what it means is that when we do step out, we are listening to Him and His direction. That means that when He speaks to us or gives us an idea, we follow it no matter how weird it might seem in the natural.
It’s when we do this that we see God move mightily on our behalf. So regardless of the battle, you face today, be encouraged, you’re not fighting it alone. If you’re willing God will fight for you!
The wicked man borrows and does not repay, but the righteous one is gracious and giving. – Psalm 37:21 (HCSB)
How do you handle your money? Are you always asking others for money to go to the movies? Or are you someone who is looking for opportunities to give?
This Bible verse really shows us how much better it is to be a person who gives. Giving to your church and to others is a great habit to get into while you’re young. Many people put off giving thinking that they will give when they’re making more money. The problem with that thinking is that it doesn’t matter how much money you make. You’re always going to find something else to do with it. If you can’t find a way to give when you have a little, you’ll never give when you have a lot.
Today’s Truth: When you make giving a habit, you’ll always find you have enough to do the things you want to do
Giving is always worth it in the long run. You’ll find that God will really bless you as you give into your church and the lives of others. So don’t give into the lie that tells you if you give you won’t have enough. That is not the case. When you make giving a habit, you’ll find you’ll always have enough to do the things you want to do.
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We must continue to hold firmly to our declaration of faith. The one who made the promise is faithful. – Hebrews 10:23 (GW)
I remember one time I was completing a ropes course to train for a missions trip. The final obstacles was to climb up a huge climbing wall. About halfway up the wall and I began thinking to myself this was a lot harder than I had imagined. Honestly, I wanted to give up. My body was so tired, and it was so hot. However, in that moment, I hung on to the side of that wall with all my might. I wasn’t going to let go or give up.
That’s a lot like what we are told to do in this verse. We’re told to hang on to our faith. Whether its faith in Jesus, or believing for a promise that’s found in God’s word. We are encouraged to hold on to those things, and not let go even when things get tough.
The reason we can hold on so tightly is that we know that God is faithful. The dictionary online defined faithful like this: deserving trust : keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do. That’s why we can hold on to our faith in God. He is a good God who deserves our trust and who keeps His promises.
Today’s Truth: We can trust in God because He keeps His promises to us.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” – Luke 6:38
It can be really easy to get caught in the trap of getting. You might be saving for new shoes, a new phone, or for a new car. Getting things can seem really important at times, however, the Bible encourages us to not make getting the main priority in your life.
Instead, the Bible encourages us to be givers. And the awesome part about being a giver is that God rewards those who give. So when you give, you’re not throwing away your time or money. Everything you give to God is always given back to you in many ways. God wants to reward you for your giving.
So decide today to make giving a habit in your life. Choose to begin to give and see how God will provide and reward you for your faithfulness to give.
Today’s Truth: Making Giving a Part of Your Life