Archives: "God's Words For US"
This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
On most days, I repeat this verse while I am still in bed. Doing this helps me have a good outlook on my day. However, this does not guarantee me a perfect day or a day without trials.
I heard a
- November 16, 2018
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, and
let us make a joyful noise to him with him with songs of praise.
Psalm 95:2 (NIV)
The psalmist gives us a formula with which to approach the LORD. He encourages us to come before Him with thanksgiving.
Have we received
- November 9, 2018
1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Apostle Paul wrote these words of guidance to the believers at Thessalonica and to us. What does He mean?
He encourages us to be in an attitude of prayer. To listen to those who share their concerns and offer to pray with them at that time.
I recently read
- November 2, 2018
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil to no one, to avoid quarrelling, to be gentle. And to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Titus 3:1-2 (ESV)
Paul gives guidance to Titus that he is to remind
- October 26, 2018
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
- October 19, 2018
Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 (ESV)
Jesus suffered on the cross for you and for me. He endured agony the degree of which we will never have to undergo.
At any time prior to Gethsemane, he could have turned away and not have done
- October 12, 2018
And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22 (ESV)
All of us who have been Christians for a lengthy period of time have
- October 5, 2018
Cease from anger and forsake wrath: fret not in anyways to do evil. For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:8-9 (KJV)
These are words penned by David. He writes that we should refrain from being angry
- September 28, 2018
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the LORD’. Romans 12:19 (ESV)
Paul writes these words to the believers at Rome. He gives sage advice from which we can learn.
- September 21, 2018
Be still and know I am God,
I will be exalted among the nations.
I will be exalted in the earth!
The Lord of hosts is with us,
The God of Jacob is our fortress
Psalm 46:10-11 (ESV)
David tells us words God spoke to him. The Lord tells us through David to come
- September 14, 2018
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
Be careful for
- September 7, 2018
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
With the events of this past week, I have been thinking a lot about the labels we put on one another. Our nation lost a great statesman when God
- August 31, 2018
These are some thoughts I have had on prayer.
When we pray for someone, we ask God to guide that person through their day. If we are aware of his or her need, we specifically ask that He intervene in that circumstance. We may even ask God to bless that individual.
- August 24, 2018
but they that wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
When we are impatient, we make mistakes that usually create problems for us. Even when we attempt to fix
- August 17, 2018
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you
- August 10, 2018
Got Something to Share?
LiveAsIf.org is always looking for new writers. Whether it is a daily devotional or a weekly article, if you desire to encourage others to know Him better, then signup to become a contributor.
Click here to learn more!
Meet the Author
Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over a decade..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She served in a faith-based organization,Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, "Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy."
Her author website is cecelialester.com
She and her husband of 49 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.