God's Word Renews Your Mind
One-Minute Devotionals / Various Topics
The Bible teaches us, "This is what the LORD says - your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; 'I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow'" (Isaiah 48:17). The Lord has redeemed us from the debt of our sins and given us a new life in Him. Let us remain teachable and hungry for God's Word as we surrender our will and our plans over to the care of our loving God. It is then that we will experience fulfillment, purpose, and true joy. Praise God for changing us from the inside out!
The Bible teaches us, "Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone" (2 Peter 1:5-7). This passage of Scripture reminds us that we must grow in our faith and our recovery. By choosing the Christian lifestyle and embracing a life in recovery, we allow God to bring about changes that lead to a life filled with hope, victory, and purpose. Praise God for His desire to help us grow in our walk of faith!
The Bible teaches us, "In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore you, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation” (1 Peter 5:10). Every trial and hardship we go through can lead to God's favor...if we call out to Him and trust Him in the midst of our challenges/sufferings. God sincerely loves us and has a purpose for everything. Remember, "He (God) comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us" (2 Corinthians 1:4). Praise the Lord!
HOPE IN THE STORM
The Bible teaches us, “Do not be afraid, for I (God) have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters [life’s challenges], I will be with you. When you go through the rivers of difficulty [trials/hardships], you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression [attacks], you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” (Isaiah 43:1-3). When life gets challenging, let us ask God to “get us through the storm” rather than for Him to “get us out of the storm.” Remember, it’s through our trials that our faith has a chance to grow. And God wants to use our testimony to encourage and help someone else. Praise the Lord - the Friend who sticks closer than a brother! (See Proverbs 18:24)
The Bible teaches us, "The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, the will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand" (Psalm 37:23-24). Living a godly life in recovery is a choice that starts in the heart, which then leads to action (working the 12 Steps). By choosing to live according to God's Word, we are supported by Almighty God in all aspects of our lives. Praise God for His unfailing love, patience, and direction!
The Bible teaches us, "Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless. With God's help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes" (Psalm 60:11-12). God wants us to depend on Him first...above our family, above our finances...above EVERYTHING! If we call upon the name of the Lord, we shall be saved (See Romans 10:13)...we will receive an abundance of His lovingkindness (See Psalm 86:5)...He will rescue us in times of trouble (See Psalm 50:15)...and He will tell us great and mighty things which we do not know (See Jeremiah 33:3). Praise God - our Defender, Deliverer, and loving Savior!
The Bible teaches us, "I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. e freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces" (Psalm 34:4-5). Let us feed on God's faithfulness as we pray to the One who truly has the power to deliver us from fear, addiction, shame, and temptation. Remember, the joy of the Lord surrounds us as we trust Him first. Praise God for His faithfulness!
The Bible teaches us, “But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness” (Psalm 86:15). Understanding a portion of God’s amazing character through this verse, let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God and receive mercy (See Hebrews 4:16), praying with the faith God has given us (See Romans 12:3) and asking for things that please Him. We then should humbly expect His love to calm our fears (See Zephaniah 317) and believe that God will answer our prayers according to His will (see 1 John 5:14-15). Praise God for His unconditional love!