Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 4-22-19

April 22, 2019

Psalm 118:1-2; 14-16, 24 New Living Translation (NLT)

What difference does the resurrection of Christ make in a life?  Actually, the difference the risen Lord makes is huge!  With the Lord, we can be victorious in this life and the life to come; eternal life.  Life will change, but God never changes.  He brings us security and hope.  No longer are we victims to the attacks of the enemy; instead we are righteous in the army of the Lord.  We are never alone and no weapon formed against us can prosper.  Our faith in Christ is the cornerstone and foundation for our victory!  In Christ, we are more than conquerors!  Be confident for greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world! (1 John 4:4).

 

The resurrection of Christ the Messiah has given us the victory we needed to overcome sin and death.  He is the first fruit of the righteous and redeemed of the Father.  Let your hearts be filled with gratitude and thanksgiving, today, for God has overcome the grave; therefore, we overcome the grave.  Be filled with joy, because your Savior and God is in control of your life and he is determined to do glorious things in and through you.  Nothing that tries to come against you and God’s will for your life can prosper, because the Lord is with you and all of creation must bow to his authority.  Allow God to bring change and growth to your life, because he alone knows what will give your life meaning and purpose.  Call upon the Lord for salvation each day, for he is good!  REJOICE!

 

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

    His faithful love endures forever.

Let all Israel repeat:

    “His faithful love endures forever.”

 

14 

The Lord is my strength and my song;

    he has given me victory.

15 

Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly.

    The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!

16 

The strong right arm of the Lord is raised in triumph.

    The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!

24 

This is the day the Lord has made.

    We will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Prayer:  Father, I will rejoice each day that you give me in this life and life eternal.  Every day is a blessing and an opportunity to be used of you.  May the fruit in my life bring blessings and growth to your Kingdom. I am forever in your loving care and presence; so, I will rejoice and be glad every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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