Seek the Lord

Wherever you are in the world I know that you’re suffering. I think this is God’s wake-up call. We need to call on Him. Now is the opportunity while we have time. Though I do not know you or will ever see you face to face, I do pray for you.

‘Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.’ Isaiah 55:6

Doing Good

I asked myself why should we do good? I know the Lord asks us to, but why? Is it for hope of reward? No. Is it for recognition? No? Is it because we have nothing better to do? Definitely not. It is because of love. Only love keeps us going through thick and thin. Love and thankfulness to God and love for our fellow human beings.

‘Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.’ Psalm 37:3-4

Fruit of the Spirit

With nine fruits of the Spirit mentioned in the Bible it can be easy to gloss over the list. Maybe we could concentrate on one each day and then two at the weekends. then at the end of the month think about the ones we are not very good at.

‘The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.’ Galatians 5:22-23

Believe

God is all powerful. We can rely on Him. We need to cry out to Him, especially at this difficult time. As I get hits from all round the world, I pray for you.

‘Jesus said, ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’ Mark 9:23

‘I do believe, help my unbelief.’ Mark 9:24

Joy

We can be joyful in difficult situations and, oh boy, have we got one now. Even so we can be joyful, we have a Saviour. He is suffering with us. So many of you were suffering before but our God is faithful, He will not let us down.

‘With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.’ Isaiah 12:3

Perfect Peace

‘The Lord will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.’ Isaiah 26:3

There is a great deal to worry about at the moment right round the world. This text tells us that we can have perfect peace, but there is a proviso; We need to trust in God. God’s peace is not just handed out on a plate.

Full Control

‘Never doubt in the dark what God has told you in the light.’

There is no doubt that our countries and all your countries are in the dark. But some of us have had years and years of hearing God’s promises. We can now prove them to be true. Even if you have only known God for a short time, this is your chance to see that He is All Powerful. In spite of everything He is in full control.

Declare

We need to tell everyone about our God. Not easy at the moment as we are isolating from other people because of the virus. But there are others ways. What social media, which is so important to keep in touch. We also need to remember that it is God who is in control. Tell others that.

‘Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples.’ Psalm 96:3

What an Ambition

Even in our own countries there are people who have never heard of God’s love. We pray that we may be led to them today and be able to share the Good News with them.

‘It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.’ Romans 15:20