Lord, like May flowers, you have brightened my world. Let me acknowledge
your beauty; like flowers, let your fragrance surround me with your love. Amen.
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days
scoffers, walking after their own flesh and saying,
“Where is the promise of His coming?” 2 Peter 3:3-4
Do not be deceived. The Lord will come at the appointed hour. Not even
the angels know, only God. So keep watch and always be ready
Beloved think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you,
as though some strange thing happened unto you. But rejoice, inasmuch
as ye are partakers of Christ’s suffering. 1 Peter 4:12-13
As a child of God we must always be mindful that it rains on the just as well as the unjust. We must endure and be partners in his suffering, as well as in his rejoicing.
I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord. Isaiah 45:3
God show me. How can there be a treasure when my life is in darkness. I must accept God’s word and say, “yes.” God does permit us to be in dark places: places of pain and sorrow. But while there, God embraces us and strengthens and shows us what can be in store for us if we hold onto Him. So in His embrace we learn how to trust. You may be in a dark place right now, but God is telling you there is a treasure in store for you.
While we look not at the things which are seen but at the things
which are not seen: For the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
With all the things that are going on around us, we realize we are not of this world.
This world will one day be destroyed. Our eyes are looking for a day when the
Lord will come. We look forward to the day when we shall be with Him.
And rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord
your God. For he is a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger
and of great kindness and repenteth him of the evil. Joel 2:13
In days of old, people tore their garments to show sadness;
but instead rend your heart. God looks on the inside.
He has great love for us. Come back to the Lord!
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labour of the olive tree shall foil…Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord.
I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuh 3:17-18
Sometimes life does not seem fair. There is no joy or sunshine, but we must be steadfast in our faith. Because we know our joy does not come from happiness
which is temporal. Our joy only comes from God. Carry that thought with you today.
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16
As I pray, I learn to pray, to believe and to strengthen my faith.
"SPC Daily Bread For the Year 2016"
Scriptures and Interpretation composed by The Adult Bible Study Family of Shiloh P. C.