Monday Blessings – God, I trust you.
Monday can be a challenging day for many people. The weekend is over and it’s time to get back to the grind, which can be tough after a couple of days of rest and relaxation. That’s why starting the week off with a powerful prayer can make all the difference.
Prayer is a way to connect with God and to ask for His guidance, strength, and protection. It’s a way to express our gratitude for the blessings He has given us and to seek His help in times of need. And when we pray specifically for Monday, we’re setting the tone for the rest of the week and asking God to help us make the most of each day.
Today’s Bible Reading Portion: Matthew 2
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Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” – Matthew 2:7-8
King Herod is restless. If the Christ has really been born, Herod wants to find Him and kill Him to protect his own power. He has enough belief in God’s prophecy to fear it from coming true, but not enough faith to trust God to do what is best for Israel.
Check this out: Herod plans out his purposeful cruelty with disguised hypocrisy: he had a murder in his heart, when he pretended to worship Christ with his mouth. Herod masks his intent to kill Christ, with a pretense to worship him. How craftily Herod lays his plot!
If you are a true follower of Christ, worldly Herod’s will plan secretly to summon you to destroy any goodness that is present or to happen in the future. They will scheme, sneak, make up stories and get the scoop out to annihilate the Christ that is shining in you.
Be warned. Be Vigilant. Be sober. The enemy is waiting to slither through that empty space that is left opened because of lack of prayer and word of God.
“Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.” – I Peter 5:8
Note this: You have nothing to fear. Satan is full of pretense and lies. Satan can only prowl like a Lion. He is not a lion, He is nothing, nor can he be compared to the Lion of Judah we serve, who is Christ our King! God will annihilate all our enemies! When we step up and seek God’s word sincerely and pray His will intentionally, we will see God’s victorious hands in our lives.
Have faith in God. Don’t fear on situations or people we cannot have any control off. Continue to keep trusting in Jesus, our Hope, our Messiah, our Savior, our king, our Redeemer and our Sovereign God.
God will avenge for us. All we got to do is, step aside, and let God do the battle for us!
We must continue to pray, praise, read the word of God and keep celebrating God’s victories over our life. Be still in His presence and lean not on your own understanding, but keep trusting Jesus. Amen. God bless.
Thank you for this wonderful day. I pray for discernment, wisdom and understanding from the schemes of this wicked world. Help me to trust you and not lean on my own understanding. Annihilate all battles and enemies seeking for my life. Fill me with your peace and guidance. I trust you. In Jesus name, Amen.
REFLECT: How is your heart when it comes to complete surrender to God? What are you harboring in your heart? Are you giving God your secret struggles?
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Daily Devotion Written by: Team I Love Psalms
One Year Reading through The New Testament Plan – This is the Bible App Plan, which we started this year, January 1st, 2023 and ends on December 31st, 2023. This plan helps us to read through the entire New testament. Here is the link: BIBLE APP if you want to join us, but it has a limit to only 150 participants. In case, you missed joining and being part of our circle, we post Daily Devotion Written by: Team I Love Psalms sharing from each New Testament chapters all year through (365 Days). You can read them here and start your Devotion with us, so you won’t miss out with us at all. Once you read through the chapters for each day, you are more than welcome to share your thoughts and comments below to encourage each other daily. Thank you. God bless.