Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11 NASB
Do you belong to God? Are the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart acceptable in His sight? Are you serving in the strength of His might? Are you doing ALL to the glory of God?
🌹Have we truly surrendered our words and our service to God?
Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. 1 Peter 4:1-2 NASB
Jesus suffered in the flesh for our sake. He showed us our purpose — to cease from the ways of the world. He is the way. Have you ever really weighed the weight of your sin? Thought about how damaging sin is to your life? Have you surrendered your life, your flesh to God? Are you seeking God’s will in all you say and do? Or are you still living in and for your flesh – “me”?
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. . . Matthew 6:33
🌹 Have you surrendered your will, your way, your purpose, your life to God?
For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10 NASB
Do not be deceived. In this life you may experience affliction beyond what YOU can handle. Why? Because life is hard but the real reason is so that our dependence will be on GOD. There have been a few people in my life that have experienced extreme loss and anguish and I wonder how they can still function in life. Their faith was awe inspiring to me. They leaned on God and hoped in Him for deliverance and peace.
🌹For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers. 1 Timothy 4:10 NASB
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:4-6 NASB
🌹Are you disheartened, discouraged, feel like giving up? The word of God was written for our instruction. Within the pages of your Bible you’ll find hope so that you may persevere and be encouraged. What’s stopping you?
Lord God, draw us to Your holy Word for the hope we need. In the perseverance and encouragement you give help us to be of the same mind with one another, the mind of Christ, so that we may use it to be glory to You, our God and Father. Amen
“Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers? Malachi 2:10 NASB
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. 1 Corinthians 8:6 NASB
The Church, the body of Christ, exists for Him and through Him. One body with God created purposes in the body. If we exist for and through Christ for His purpose and glory, why do we deal treacherously with one another?
🌹Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NASB
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6 NASB
🌹Jesus, faithful witness. Jesus, first born of the dead by His resurrection opening the door of eternity to us. Jesus, King and Ruler. Jesus, who loves us and released us from the bondage of sin by His shed blood. Jesus, who made us a kingdom of priests to God the Father. Take time to contemplate and meditate on these facts and you will be able to truthfully say: To Jesus be the glory and the dominion forever and ever.
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:6-8 NASB
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8 NASB
for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13 NASB
🌹Where is your mindset? What are you reaping? It’s a life or death choice whether to please God.
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 NASB But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 NASB
🌹We have the victory in Jesus, our Lord!!! Wow, we carry the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Christ everywhere we go. What have we to fear when walking in the Lord? Thanks be to God for His work in us and through us. How awesome to be in the service of the Lord.
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. Psalms 9:1 NASB I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever. Psalms 86:12 NASB Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 NASB He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.” Psalms 50:23 NASB
🌹 This Thanksgiving may we offer a sacrifice of thankgiving with all our hearts and glorify the name of God forever. Whatever we do this thanksgiving Day and throughout the coming year do it in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks through Him to God the Father and remember that we who offer a sacrifice of Thanksgiving honors God Almighty. Thank God for his salvation bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. Romans 1:8 NASB I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, 1 Corinthians 1:4 NASB We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; 1 Thessalonians 1:2 NASB
🌹What a blessing God had given us in the family of God. By our faith, together we share the gospel throughout the world from our hometowns to the remotest parts of the world. Thank You God for showing us grace that we in turn can extend grace to one another. We thank You God for the family and we lift one another up to You in prayer.
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.