Remember to take time to pray & read the entire passages before you begin.
” Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.”
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:’I have loved you with an everlasting love;I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.'”
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.’”
What does the word everlasting mean to you?
God is eternal. Always WAS! Always IS! Always WILL BE! There are so many Bible verses about God’s unchanging & eternal nature. Take time now to reflect on the verses above (or others you have found) – what does each say to you about God and His plan?
God’s eternal nature?
God’s covenant promises?
God’s saving grace?
We live in a disposable society. Rarely do we have something that will “last forever”. Our finite minds can not begin to comprehend everlasting. Even things we deem everlasting often deteriorate over time. When you think of the scope of God’s unchanging nature and eternal promises… what is your reaction toward Him?
Praising God that we worship an everlasting God. He has an eternal plan with a never ending kingdom! He always has been and always will be. May each of us grow to understand His divine qualities and His eternal nature more each day. May we trust in His promises knowing that they and He are unchanging & sure! Praying for you…
Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
When you choose to live as a follower of Christ how do you now identify with Christ’s crucifixion?
It is no longer about you, no longer about “your” life, instead it is about who lives in you! You live because of whom?
When you make the choice to follow Christ you are called not to live by our own wisdom but instead to live how?
As Christians we do not follow Christ just because he was wise, He was a prophet, or a great teacher – yes all those things are true. But we follow Christ because He chose to show His love for us in what way?
Jesus sacrificed Himself because He loves us, because He wants us to be with Him for eternity (John 3:16). You can trust Him with your life, you can put your faith in Him. Is there something that you are not willing to trust Jesus with? Confess it now, lay your life at His feet, and ask Him to help you trust Him as you walk with Him in faith trusting Him for your salvation and your life.
The more we trust, the more we allow our life and our will to be directed by Christ, the more He can use us for His glory. Awesome! Christ lives in you! Is there anything more that we could possibly desire? Praying for you!
Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage
Romans 5:8 John 3:16 John 14:15-17 Matthew 22:36-40
“’For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.'” John 3:16
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“’Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.'” Matthew 22:36-38
“’If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.'” John 14:15-17
God’s love for you is unconditional. Is your love for God unconditional?
Think about what it means to love unconditionally. Write down what that looks like.
You are not in this alone. God has given you His Spirit that dwells in you…a Helper! How are you going to live your love for God today?