Heed the LORD




My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. —Psalm 5:3

Maintenance is important in our spiritual lives. Taking time each day to read the Bible, pray, and listen to God is a key element in avoiding a breakdown. In Psalm 5:3, David wrote, “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You”. In the following verses, he poured out his heart in praise, thanksgiving, and requests to God.

Many people find it essential to begin every day with the Lord. Before they do anything, they find some quiet moments alone to read a portion of God’s Word, praise Him for His greatness, thank Him for His love, and seek His guidance. Others spend time reading and praying at different times of the day.

We need to ask the Lord each day to fill our hearts with His presence on the road of life. 

The roots of stability come from being grounded in God’s Word and prayer.




Powerful Witness




But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
 —Acts 1:8

The Lord Jesus Christ challenged His disciples to tell others about the love of God.

They would receive power when the Holy Spirit had come upon Him.

And they would be witnesses to the Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”.

Through the Holy Spirit, our words and witness can have the power to make an eternal difference in the lives of others. 

Fragrance of Christ




For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. —2 Corinthians 2:15

Some scents are unforgettable. They bring an emotional response and pleasant memory of people we loved. 

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell.

So, what if our lives were a fragrance that attracted people to God? 

2 Corinthians 2:15 says that “we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” 

Our fragrance is pleasing to God, but it also attracts others to Him or repels them. 

We who understand the sacrifice of Jesus have the opportunity to be the fragrance of Christ.

We can be a reminder of the Lord Jesus Christ to others.

The sweet scent of the likeness of Christ can be an irresistible pull toward the Savior.

When we walk with God, we leave behind a sweet fragrance that can inspire others to follow.

Certainly, the gospel has a sweet spiritual aroma for those who believe.

The Word of Truth




Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17)

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself spoke of Jonah and the giant fish, and Noah and the flood, as actual events: "As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be".

"For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be" (Matt. 24:37-39). His return will happen when we are not expecting it.

The Lord Jesus Christ compared Jonah’s 3 days inside the big fish to the 3 days He would experience in the grave before His resurrection (Matt. 12:40).

And apostle Peter talked about Noah and the flood when he equated it to a future day when Jesus comes back (2 Peter 2:4-9).

God gave us His Word; it is a book that is filled with truth, and not fairy tales.

And one day, we will live happily ever after with Him when the Lord Jesus Christ comes again and receives His children to Himself.