Proverbs 3:3-4 NLT – Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.  Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.
These verses talk about the importance of loyalty and kindness. We are told to keep them close and to never let them leave us – tie it around our neck and have it deep in our hearts. This would mean loyalty and kindness would be always with us and a big part of who we are. God tells us that we will have favour with Himself, other people and we will have a good reputation if we do.
Dear God, help me to be a loyal and kind person in all I do. I pray I can be loyal to You and Your Kingdom, loyal and kind to my family, at church, with my friends and to my employer. I pray I will be known as a loyal and kind person. Amen.
Romans 5:2 NLT – Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
Because we have faith in Christ we have two things we can hold on to…
We stand in a place of undeserved privilege in God’s eyes
We can look forward to seeing and sharing in God’s glory
Because we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) we have a new standing. We are forgiven and set free from sin (1 John 1:9). We have eternal life (John 3:16). We are co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).
I love that because of Christ’s death for our sin and because we have accepted Him as our Lord and Saviour, we HAVE a new standing with God. And we WILL share in His glory.
Let us stand with hope today and look forward to the day when we will see God face to face and share in His glory.
Psalm 121:7-8 NLT – The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.  The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
This verse gives me so much comfort. Knowing that the Lord God watches over my life gives me peace. I love that it says He watches over me as I come and go. I love that He watches over me both today and for always. As I dwell on this I am reminded of the words of David in Psalm 139 where he says, “Where can I go to escape You presence”. David knew God was always with him. This is the same for us today. God is always with us. He watches over us. He protects us. He guides us. And He will do it until He calls us home to be with Him forever.
Thank You God that You are always with us. You watch over our lives and keep us safe from all harm. Thank You that You promise to do this always. Help me to never forget I am kept safely in the palm of Your hands. Amen.
Philippians 4:9 NLT – Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me – everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
I love this from the Apostle Paul to the church at Philippi. He was so confident in his teaching, his messages and his life, that he encouraged the church to follow his example. It was like he was saying follow me, as I follow Jesus. He must have known deep in his heart that he was truly following Jesus wholeheartedly that he could ask others to do what I do, and do what I say. He knew that living this way would bring the peace of God to their lives.
Dear Jesus, please help me to follow You wholeheartedly. I want my life, my words, my example to be a pathway that others can follow to find You. I want others to follow You, so they can experience You and the peace You give. Amen.