Daily Bible Study with Purpose

“Psalm 126:1-3 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.

 

🔴 DARE TO BELIEVE

Positive affirmations will gather more life and energy than negative thoughts that become dead on arrival. Speak life and not death into your space. Believe that you can do all things through Christ who will give you the strength. Think of the story of “The Little Red Engine” that said it could despite the odds that you may have read to a child or heard it read. That engine believed that it could, and it did.  
 
On the other hand, suppose when you’re challenged by, and you feel unworthy or ill-equipped. If you always tell yourself that you can’t before you try, failure is the outcome.  But, what if you keep telling yourself  I can trust God? I know that if I do my very best by preparing physically, mentally, and spiritually the Holy Spirit will help me – I believe I can_____!(fill in the blank)!
 
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
 
Let us pray: Faithful Lord, please increase our faith. Open our eyes so that we can genuinely see your goodness and your mercy towards us. Open our ears to hear your voice as you speak to us through others and our hearts as you talk to us with your Holy Spirit.  You, Jesus, have all power and control everything because you are one with God and one with the Holy Spirit. Teach us to believe that with you, we can dare to think that with you, we can. Thank you, Lord! Amen  

~Diana L.W. Coleman


This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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