Friday, 30 September 2016

Today Reminder – 30 September 2016

A reminder for today
The Spirit is God's guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him. (Ephesians 1:14)

It is Friday. I would say it is Friday finally. This has been a tough week and I can feel that my body and spirit is tired. But even when I am tired and I feel that there is just no more left to give I am lifted by the Holy Spirit as He reminds me of my inheritance and what I have in Jesus Christ. I am bought by love and paid for in blood. I am a child of God.

All the glory and praise to you Father. You are my morning star and the very breath that fills my lungs. You are the blood that gushes through my body and you are the reason I am who I am. You make me free and you give me life. You hold me up when I am down and you encourage me when I am at the very last of my strength. You fill my hands with food and you give me wisdom so that I can do what I am designed to do. You bless my work and you carry me through the storms in my life. You show me the way and you walk each step with me. You hold my hand when I am afraid and you defeat my enemies as they watch me succeed. You fill me with peace and love and you give me hope when hope seems lost. You are my salvation and my determination. Your grace has saved me and your love directs me. I am yours, Lord let me glorify and praise you in this day. Let my heart be your home and let my mind be filled with your Word as I continue to meditate on it.

Lord, we give you all our praise and all our love. Glory to you and let your will be done. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Today Reminder – 29 September 2016

A reminder for today
Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. (Ephesians 1:11)

In my job you must always have a plan. There is always a request to add or change something and sometimes these request require a lot of work and a very good plan. In the last release we wanted to add something nice for our clients and the idea of shortcuts on our menu would do the trick. It took a number of plans and a lot of changes to make this dream a reality and the end product was just amazing. It took collaboration between our COBOL and our dot net teams to make this all so amazing. I love it when you give me something near impossible and we are able to produce it. It just highlights the talents God gave us and it surely emphasizes His hand in our work.

What we forget in life is that God makes everything work out according to His plan. It is never about us but always about His glory. Sometimes life takes us on a journey completely opposite the idea we had and we forget that it is God’s plan and in the end it will all workout and we will understand. We forget that this life is only temporary and that the life hereafter is the life that is important and what we do now effects our path forward.

So today I want you to remember that it is all about God’s plan and if you do not understand it now, it will makes sense in the end. Live so that you will live in eternity. Live according to God’s plan and listen to His Word so that you will meet Him when He comes. Be ready all the time and do not allow this world to influence you, instead influence the world.

Lord, it is all about you. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Today Reminder – 28 September 2016

A reminder for today
He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:8)

A long, long time ago in a kingdom far, far away lived a wonderful king and his beautiful wife. The were loved by their people because they ruled with with love, wisdom and understanding. But not all felt the same about them. When the king was sworn in he said that God ruled his land and he banned all magicians and wizards. The previous court was advised by a very powerful magician and so he had to leave his position of power and move away. He hated the king and wanted to destroy him, but he could not get close to the palace. His hate and anger consumed him and he spend hours planning for a way to get to the king. 

Years went by and the king decided to host a huge celebration in honor of his people and for all all that his people do for him. In this celebration the king would be out and among his people and this created an opportunity for the old magician to strike. 

On the day of the celebration it was a joyous occasion and people came from all over the land to be part of this. The event was planned to last the whole week and no one would work for it is a time of thanksgiving for the wonderful years they had so far. 

On the third day the king spoke to his people and he reminded them how important each one of them is in his kingdom and how much he appreciates all that they do. He then went out among his people to meet them and spend some time with them. 

As he walked and talked with his people the magician appeared out of nowhere. The king immediately recognized him and also knew what was about to happen. The magician stood in front of him with a grin of satisfaction for he knew that his day of revenge has arrived. He threw his hands in the air and called onto his evil masters to cast a spell over the king and his kingdom. Everyone was frozen in fear for they had no idea what will happen next.

Suddenly the priest walked out from among the fear stricken crowd and stood between the king and the magician. His words shook the world and struck fear into the magician. He stood calm and said “God has revealed your plans to me and he showed me how He will destroy you”. The magician grind on his teeth and just as he wanted to strike with his spell the royal guard moved out from the crowd. They were disguised as farmers and in a moment they killed the magician.

The priest turned to the king and said that God will not allow evil to conquer the ones he loves and that this kingdom is under his protection.

The king was so happy that he changed the celebration so that it now was a feast of thanksgiving and it is in honor of God.

So today you are a king and your kingdom is under God’s protection. God will bless you with wisdom and understanding.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.