John 11:14-15 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. [15. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
Thought for the Day: God Reveals Himself Even In Disappointment
Reflection for the Day: God Has Something To Show You
Two sisters who loved Jesus, and served him faithfully, could not understand how he let their brother die. They were convinced if he had come before he died their brother would have lived. What they did not understand was that God even uses disappointment to reveal Himself.
As you go through your challenges, stay focused on the Lord. Though the circumstances may be disappointing, it may be the Lord’s manner of revealing Himself to you. It is a fact that God has something to show you.
-authored by Bishop Fred Rubin
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Luke 8:50. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
Thought for the Day: Why Doubt When You Can Believe
Reflection for the Day: The Key Is Staying Focused On Jesus
A father who had just received word that his daughter had died was uncertain how to respond. His confusion comes from Jesus telling him that he was going to pray for his daughter. His confidence is now shattered. As doubt comes upon the man, Jesus immediately tells him not to fear but to believe. Jesus assures him that his daughter will be well; Jesus is committed to his victory.
The battle to believe, when the facts point to defeat, is a challenging one. The key is staying focused on Jesus. That which the Lord has stated will come to pass. No circumstances, nor the thoughts of others, can hinder the hand of God from fulfilling His Word. You need not doubt when you can believe.
Proverbs 12:2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
Thought for the Day: Your Walk With God Determines Your Favour.
Reflection for the Day: Favour Is Fair; It Is Available To All
It is often heard that “favor is not fair”. Though that may appear true at first glance, with careful examination one’s opinion will change. God places favour into the lives of those who walk in his will. Their favour is a direct result of their commitment to truth and the ways of the Lord. Favour is fair.
God’s favour is available to all. Those that the scripture defines as “a good man” will obtain favour, while the wicked will not. Your walk with God is the determining factor. Commit yourself to his will and you receive his touch upon your life. Favour is available to all.
authored by Bishop Fred Rubin
Genesis 32-9-11 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: . I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands. . Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
Thought for the Day: God Does Not Need Your Help; He Does Require Your Obedience
Reflection for the Day: Faith Says Yes To His Will
Jacob was instructed by God that he was to return to Canaan. The Lord assured him that He would provide protection for him, from all that might seek to bring him harm. In spite of the Lord’s promise to protect, fear of his brother Esau remained. Because of his doubt, Jacob endeavored to help the Lord. He had not come to the realization that God did not need his help, he simply needed to obey.
It is not a common occurrence that even after hearing God’s commitment to bless, fear enters in. Unwisely, the next step is taking action to assist God. This tends to result in chaos. When God shares His intention to bless, remind yourself, He does not need your help, but He does require your obedience. Allow your faith to say yes to His will.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Thought for the Day: What You Begin Today Continue Tomorrow
Reflection for the Day: Consistency Is Essential
The early church was a blessed church. The scriptures share that many souls were added, as well as countless miracles taking place. At the core of the success was their consistent connection with their God. Their actions were not occasional but were ongoing. Their consistency brought great results.
How often have you made a commitment to strengthen your relationship with the Lord only to have it last a day or two? As the early church continued steadfastly in the things of God, do likewise. Your consistent behavior will result in blessed results. Consistency is essential.
-Authored by Fred Rubin