I hope that you are having a wonderful day. I hope that today you remember that you are so, so richly loved. I hope that today you remember that you are created in the image of God. I hope that you remember that you are His masterpiece, that you just aren’t finished yet. You are a work of art. You are beautiful. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You were knit together in your mother’s womb, every intricate detail of your personality, of your wonderful face, was made by the Creator of the earth, the moon, the stars. And I’m pretty positive that He did not make a mistake when He created you. This is what He says about you. This is the song that He sings over you. Can you hear it? Can you hear the Song of Your Father? You are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are made by the King of all the Earth. Daresay you that He made a single mistake? He’s perfect. He made you. He loves you. He is there for you. He made you! Praise Him, the King of all the Earth for the life that you have! Isn’t He good? Listen to the things He sings over you. Listen to His song. God loves you. Remember that. Remember that.
You are wonderful. You are good. Let me say that first because everything else I am about to say is completely dependant on those two truths. I am forgiven. Not because I’ve earned forgiveness. Not because I deserve it. Not because I’m a good person. No, I am forgiven because I am washed clean by the blood of the Lamb. Because of Your great sacrifice whose name is Jesus. Thank You God for Jesus.
You are a good Father. I am Your child. A child of the one True King. Thank You for being my Father. Thank You for loving me no matter what, and forgiving me when I come running back to You after I fall into sin again, and again, and again. Thank You God for Your forgiveness.
You have saved me. You are my Savior. I am saved. You have taken me out of the sin-filled death pit that I was living in before I met You. So don’t let me fall there anymore, please. You have given me new life. You have given me not only new life, but better life, life worth living, alive life. Thank You so, so much God. So help me to live this life that You have given me, first for you, then for others. Help me to be a selfless person God, following Your example and doing everything that I do for You and Your glory. I love You God. I truly want to serve You today. I want to live a life that is pleasing to You. You are wonderful, You are amazing.
I truly hope that you are doing well and enjoying this beautiful, God-given day today! If you are not, remember that He is with you to help you through it! I am here to pray for y’all whenever you need me to!
I just thought I would warn you guys that I have recently come to the realization that these devotionals, yes, they are for God, but since I am writing them I actually don’t have to follow one specific format of writing! I get to choose! So let me know if I am bugging you by testing out some different methods, styles and formats!
God, today I ask that You would open our hearts to hear what You want us to hear. Help me to say what You want me to say. I love You. Amen.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who are listening.
I love this verse! It is so true that the things that come out of our mouths need to help build others up, and most certainly not tear them down! It is so important that we, as Christians encourage each other! Yeah, sometimes people have bad days, but one thing that really isn’t that helpful is to blame somebody for that persons bad day, and talk about what all the person could do to change that. Yes, if the person having a bad day could do something to change that in the future, it should be addressed, but when it is still the bad day sometimes the best thing for you to do is listen and try to help them move on and have a better day. We’ve got to lift each other up! If we are discouraging and remind people of everything that is rough all the time it’s only going to end in a spiral of self-pity for that person. So this week, everyday, try sending somebody an encouraging message, like a reminder of God’s love for them, or a reminder of how much you care about them, or maybe just be super cheerful and be like, “Good morning! Isn’t this a beautiful day God has made today? I’m breathing the air He as given, reading by the light of the sun He made and walking on solid ground! Thank You God for today!” Although I’ve found this cheerful of a message could quite possible irritate the person, so just make sure you know their general disposition before you send it! I wouldn’t recommend sending it to a person who is grieving or anything like that, if you know what I mean! God is with you today! He will make your day better- if you let Him! So be that to somebody else, make their day better just by being in it! God will see that effort that you put in, and reward you for it! Plus it’s rewarding in it’s own way, like giving a small gift to somebody. 🙂
You are with me every step I take today. Thank You, thank You, thank You for that. You are with me on my bad days and my good days God. You encourage me when I’m down by using the people around me, music, and just blessing me with Your presence. God, help me to bless somebody else with the things that I say today. Use me to encourage, and build others up. I love You God!
Whenever I write the next devotional I plan to go over the “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths” part of that verse, because that is important too! I hope that you all have a wonderful fantastic day today! God loves you!
P.S.If you like TobyMac, here is his song “Speak Life“
Sing to God today! Just a reminder to sing to the LORD of LORDs! There are so many great Christian artists and bands out there that you can enjoy no matter what type of music you are normally into. Seriously, my youtube feed is full of Christian acoustic, hard rock and pop! God is spreading into the worlds music too! Isn’t it fantastic! God is so amazing! Sing to Him! He loves you!