Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed One. He wants to anoint your mind to understand the Scriptures; so study the Word daily. He wants to anoint your prayer life for effective intercession
Jesus is the Righteous Judge. When you come into future judgment, He will not punish you for your sins, because He died for your sins. Your sins were judged on the cross
Understand this: Satan will take every legitimate desire you have and try to get you to fulfill it in an illegitimate way. But you can overcome him. How? By staying close to God and living in His Word, ‘He will show you how to escape from your temptations
Maybe you haven’t used those exact words, but are there areas in your life you’d just as soon He didn’t get involved in? If we put into words our secret thoughts, mightn’t they sound something like this?
When Joshua was surveying the apparently impregnable Jericho before attacking the city, the Lord appeared to Joshua. Originally, Joshua thought the Lord was a soldier, so he asked, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
Lord, because You died for me, the least I can do is to be a trustworthy witness for You. Help me be worthy of the trust you placed in me. I will faithfully tell others what You have done for me.
Facing a major crisis, I tend to be the kind of person whose vision becomes blurred. My perceptions are shot. My contemplations are one-sided.
God’s recorder is always on! The Bible says, ‘A man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, and He examines all his paths.’ There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
One day Jesus met a woman who’d come to draw water from a well. After five marriages, her trust in men was zero—and her self-esteem was into the negative! But after her encounter with Christ, she left the well radically changed.