by Robert Smith, March 15, 2017
He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? …”
Jesus wants our light of faith to shine into a darkened world. How do you make your light shine in this world so people can see who dwells inside of you? Yes, it’s Jesus they need to see.
- Lord, help me to make my light shine.
- Jesus, may people see the good things I do for You and give You the credit.
by Robert Smith, March 13, 2017
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink of water from the well. This totally broke the cultural rules of the day. Jesus told her (who had had five husbands) that if she had known who He was, she would have asked Him for water. What He would have given her would be “living water” or spiritual life. She left and told many who she thought Jesus might be. Many became believers.
- Lord, use me to share what I believe.
- Jesus, help me to help others to change their lives to follow You
by Robert Smith, March 7, 2017
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
In life, we all fail and have sinned. Ask Jesus to help you to get sin out of your life. Ask Jesus to purify your life and empower you to live a life that is right in His eyes. Say “No!” to the old nature and “Yes!” to the new nature in Christ Jesus.
- Lord, help me to walk away from sin.
- Jesus, empower me to live a righteous life.
by Robert Smith, February 16, 2017
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
We will help guide people we love and care about if they go down a wrong spiritual path. The direction will be on spiritual issues that Jesus has biblically given direction on and not the colour of shirt or shoes that they wear.
- Lord, help us to help others onto Your righteous path.
- Jesus, may the love of Christ be seen in me.
by Robert Smith, August 12, 2016
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
Mark 1: 6
John was wearing the clothing that the prophet Elijah wore and eating what poor people ate. He was sending a message to those around him by what he wore and ate. What message do you send to people who see you. When I walk and pass people on the street they often send me a message.
- Lord, help me to send a godly message to people around me.
- Jesus, may my actions speak of faith.
What has anchored your soul this week? (Hebrews 6:19)
by Robert Smith, August 11, 2016
On the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.
2 Thessalonians 1: 10
If you’re a true believer in Jesus and your lifestyle reflects your beliefs, others who also believe will see it in you. Be sure your life reflects your beliefs and you do what the Bible says.
- Lord, show me what’s important to You.
- Jesus, give me strength to do Your will.
How do I want to see the Holy Spirit empower His church?