Our Daily Devotional is connected with our Daily Reading from the Holy Bible!
The Scripture Journal Team allows you to read through the Bible with other Team Members and exchange praises, thoughts and comments.
Join us: Read ONE chapter of Scripture each day, choose ONE powerful verse, and leave ONE comment. Nothing could be more simple, or more profound.
We read through one Book of the Bible at a time. The important thing is that you read the Word DAILY, choose a verse, and leave a commentary.
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Setting new patterns,
Many are frightened to move forward and being bound by fear can cause us to resist stepping out in faith. Praises be to our Lord Jesus who has a remedy for our fear. The Bible tells us what He did at the Feast of Tabernacles; He simply stood up and declared with clear authority “…If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” John 7:37-38. When our fearful heart is refreshed, when we receive from the Lord’s hand, one thing that flows into us is boldness: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” Philippians 4:13. Multitudes of Christians know this verse as a precious promise. But it is more than that — it is reality, a reality which we should live. For instance, we don’t have to muster up boldness to testify about Jesus because He supplies it. In fact, He causes it to overflow in us. This transformation happens in two ways: (1) circumstantial refreshing and (2) core refreshing. When God refreshes our circumstances, He changes old patterns, He changes the way we see things and value their meaning. Let’s look at two common areas: finances and marriage. If you have fallen into financial trouble, He may refresh you by exposing your unhealthy spending patterns and convicting you to change them. He may lead you to seek financial counseling that can help you replace those patterns and become a wise steward.
He may want to disrupt old patterns in your marriage, patterns that keep you stuck in hardened, unloving ways; many of us tend to say ‘Who is perfect?”. I’ve noticed a pattern and many couples say to each other “You’re always like this,” or “You did this five years ago” or, “You’ll never change”. The important question for any couple is, “How can I believe the best about my spouse and still deal realistically with our issues?”
It starts with the refresh button. Very few relationship problems are solved overnight; most require diligent grace every day and the good thing to know is that Jesus is ready to refresh us with abundant grace every time we need it. He is ready and willing to change the patterns of our life and guiding us to a higher, Christian standard if we let Him touch and change us. It is not the circumstances that should control our life; it should not be the problems we are facing in life but it should always be JESUS. He is supplying us with grace and His love; be ready to receive and absorb what He give you; move in boldness and without fear.
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