Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Today Reminder - 09 May 2012 (Bad guys)

My prayer for you for today is that God will always be your first love, in Jesus name.

2 Timothy 3:1-5
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather 
than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

Bad guys - They will consider nothing sacred. Paul’s letter to Timothy has once again been quite an amazing read. When I read this section in chapter three, I could not help but think that we are in the last days. The kind of people Paul describes here is all around us and has been for a while. It is sad to know that the devil has misled so many and that our job as Christians is so much greater. I guess the end of time can be quite a discussion but luckily Jesus said we will not know the day or the time of His return but we must always be ready. So what I would like to take out of this scripture as a reminder for you for today is just this:

We will face difficult times and even more difficult situations, but we should not be discouraged instead we should grow in our faith as we call on God for power, guidance and wisdom. We should love other with true and unconditional love. We should not love money nor should we allow it to control us. We must be humble and modest and obedient to God. We must love, respect and honour our parents. We must be forgiving and we must have self-control in everything every day. We must hate what is wrong and stand for what is good. We must treasure our friends and carry them in our prayers. We must love God with all our heart, mind and soul and we should seek His power that will make us godly and holy so that He will be glorified with every step we take.

My dear friend, more than ever you are in my prayers today. I pray that you will be a tower of strength and a beacon of light. I pray that amidst all the storms that you will have peace in God and that you will know Jesus is in you, around you and above you, holding you in His arms, keeping you safe and that He loves you so much.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.