Friday, November 13, 2015
Today is Friday the 13th, ooooh! Actually, its just another day, although those who are superstitious may not agree. Since all of you love and trust the Lord, you are more prone to approach each new day with joy and anticipation than with fear and anxiety. At the start of each new day, we can all say like David, “ This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) But I bet many people last week, perhaps you know one or two like that, worried because Friday the 13th was approaching. What is their main problem? They don’t know the Lord. Those who know Him, love Him, and the more they get to know Him, the more they will love Him. For them, fear is no longer the formidable enemy it once was. John expounded this truth in his first epistle to the church when he wrote: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18 KJV)
The devil is delighted whenever he can strike fear in the hearts of God’s people. Remember that one of his main goals is to steal so if he can rob you of your joy and confidence in Christ, he has succeeded. He knows full well that a Christian whose joy and confidence is lacking will be ineffective in his service to God. How can we win others to Christ if they don’t see in us things that they would desire?
Don’t let the devil deceive you. He is a liar and he can only hurt you if you fall for his lies. The truth is that if you are a child of God, there is absolutely no reason to fear anything or anybody. Regardless of your situation, God knows everything about it and He has promised to protect you, supply all your needs, and to never forsake you. Whatever you burden or your need may be, and even if it seems humanly impossible, take it to the Lord in prayer. There is absolutely nothing He can’t do. If you truly trust Him with your burdens and your needs, you will be very glad that you did.
Memory verse for the week: (John 15:8 KJV) “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”