Shine the Light

In Luke 1:57-80, Zechariah said that the purpose of the Messiah would be to redeem God’s people. He said his son would be named John who would shine the light and give God’s people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins. Those who would accept Jesus as Savior would receive this forgiveness.

Our purpose should be to serve God each day knowing that because of Christ, we are holy and righteousness before Him. To shine the light in a sometimes dark world so there is guidance to a path of peace.

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This day with God, share with others how the Lord’s blessings are upon them. Give them confidence because of the Lord’s acceptance of them and pray for them to lead lives that are doing great things for their families, their community, and the Lord.

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Count on Him to Fulfill Promises

We can count on God to fulfill His promises. Like Mary, believe that what the Lord has said will be accomplished and that His plan is perfect. Be humble and realize that God knows the past, present and future.

When we look up at the moon and stars at night; when we see the bright orange sun rise up over a hillside of blue flowers; when we look at a green meadow and the hillside of fall foliage; say good job God.

We live in a big universe and a beautiful place; created by a big God who has big dreams for us. Here is a video to remind us that we can trust Him: He Is With Us – Love & The Outcome.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. – Colossians 2:6-7

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The Best Inside

Mary visits Elizabeth in the hill country of Judea which was about 60 miles south of Nazareth. Elizabeth is very happy to see Mary and as described in Luke 1:39-56, the baby in her womb leaped for joy when she heard Mary’s greeting. Elizabeth’s greeting added to Mary’s faith because even though the two had not talked, Elizabeth was not surprised that the Holy Child was inside. The news had been revealed to her through the Holy Spirit.

In the song Mary recites, she explains that God is the Mighty One who has done great things. She explains that He gives mercy from generation to generation. He performs mighty deeds and brings down rulers who are proud but lifts up the humble. Those that seek a life with Him are filled with the best inside that satisfies the soul but He sends away empty those without need for Him.

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This day with God, believe that we can count on God to fulfill His promises. Like Mary, view immediate problems in the perspective of past and future history.  Pray today to live in such a way that is rooted and built up by Him. Like a tree near a water supply, take in the source of spiritual nutrition that strengthens faith and grows to produce the best inside.

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