Good day! I’m glad you’re back. Today is going to be a great day. I can feel it. This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I wonder if you would say that out loud. Go ahead. “This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Don’t you love how God meets with us in both space and time. We love to look back and look ahead, which are both helpful exercises. But did you know that God is most concerned with your response to Him today?
He wants to meet with us in His Word.
How you holding up? Has this season gotten the better part of you? I wonder if, like me, you need to remind yourself that you’re not going to put your hope in circumstances, but you’re going to put your hope in Jesus.
I love the words in today’s verses from 1 Peter. Peter got to see Jesus. That makes me a bit jealous. I often wish we had some YouTube clips of Jesus’s live teaching. I would love to see Him even if it were only him dancing with his disciples on a TikTok video.
At the same time, we don’t have to see Him to love Him. The other day I was imagining what it would be like if Jesus walked into the room in the morning while I was sitting on my couch reading the Bible. I actually stood up and walked over and gave Him a huge air hug. I know that may sound a little weird, but I love to visualize the moment when I’ll see Him face to face. His eyes blazing like fire, His nail-pierced hands, Him enveloping me in His love. I doubt I’ll be able to stand very long in His presence.
Friends, that day is coming. The Day of The LORD. He will return or we will go to Him!
In the meantime, we can still love Jesus with our whole being. We can live for Him with all that we are. Jesus said that it’s better that He go back to heaven because He would send His Holy Spirit to live in us and apply all that is His to our hearts and minds.
Right now in this moment, He can fill you with an inexpressible joy that comes only from His presence. That filling with His presence gives you a hope that one day you will get to wrap your arms around The One who gave His life for you.
Today He wants to do life with you! He wants to walk with you. He rewards those who seek Him with everything they have and everything they are.
Would you get down on your knees, maybe even lie face down before Him right now? Imagine that He’s right there in the room with you. Give him a hug, then bow down before Him, and ask Him to fill you with His joy. Ask Him to give you a heart to know Him.
The outcome of your faith in response to His faithfulness is the expectation of eternal life with Him. That eternal life is happening right now. Jesus is living water, the bread of life, the resurrection and the life. The source of HOPE. Let Him fill you right now.
Jesus is our BEST FRIEND FOREVER!
Exactly what I needed this morning. Thank you.
Jesus is faithful to us
Yes, I too wish there was technology back then to capture the events which would have been more easier to help people acknowledge the truth 🙂 Great reminder to trust in Jesus, and not our circumstances!
I needed to read this today. Thank you Jesus for loving me.
Every day is the day the lord has made & we will are rejoice in everything!
Such a good reminder for today!
Everyday these devotions have brought peace, hope, and energy to my days. Thank you Pastor Andy for sharing your knowledge and heartfelt words.
It does fill me with joy to think of the day I’ll get to see my Jesus face-to-face. This keeps me going when life is tough.
#airhugsfordays #buckets ???? thank you Andy for the message.
Amen!!! Aww air hugs with Jesus. Love this!!!!
Love the reference about God meeting us today. I tend to always dwell on the past or worry about the future.
Wonderful message Andy??
Yes god has done miracle once again in my life ?
He gave me what I was waiting for , praise the lord
Well this got me teary eyed. What a sweet reminder to know we will one day see our Lord and Savior face to face and , oh what a wonderful, beautiful day that will be.
I love that believing in Him will result in Him filling me with an inexpressible glorious joy! Increase my belief in you Lord Jesus!
Lord, fill me with the joy of knowing you’re our God. This is a hard time to know happiness.
I’m so thankful for God and want to walk with Jesus every day.
Thank you. Encouraging words. John 14:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 21:4
I look forward to that day, And just closing your eyes I can feel him comforting me with just his presence.
What a beautiful personal relationship and intimacy with Christ! He is in us , with us, in front of us, behind us, hovering over us!!! Thank U!
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