“He who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new’ And He said unto me, ‘Write: for these words are true and faithful.’” Revelation 21:5.

No matter  how bad your situation is in life, there will always be a new day of grace for you in Christ.

In Revelation 21:1-5, The Apostle John saw in a vision that God will renew everything.  He will even make a new heaven and new earth. The old sin laden world will be done away, replaced by a new world full of God’s blessings instead of curses.

If God has the power to renew the heaven and earth someday, He surely has the power to renew our lives today. There will always be a new beginning for those who seek the forgiveness and grace of Christ. There will always be a new hope for those who are down-trodden or live in hopelessness. For anyone who is in Christ is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Therefore do not give up no matter what circumstance you might be in, but let a new day of grace dawn in your heart. Turn away from the old path of self-destruction, embrace the way of Christ, and walk in the full blessing of God.

Prayer: We praise You Lord for You are the Almighty God. Grant us a new beginning in Christ’s grace today. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“And they were astonished at His teaching: for His word was with power”. Luke 4:32

Jesus’ teaching is powerful for us in the 21st century as it was for the people in the 1st century.

The Lord Jesus Christ was the Master Preacher, who lived what He preached. His message was full of Grace and Truth. This message of salvation is timeless and powerful, because it still moves people from eternal death to eternal life.

People were astonished when they heard Jesus’ teaching because He was the Word of God, the same Word that had the power to create the world (John 1:1-3). How blessed were the ears that heard Him preached then. Today, we are even more blessed because we have the full Word of God, the Bible, at our fingertips. Let us come daily to these sacred pages to hear His voice.

Prayer: Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for the Word of life. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17.

No earthly worship is adequate to praise the heavenly God who surpasses all our imagination of goodness, love, power and glory.

We would be fools to think that our worship to God, no matter how great and elaborate, is worthy of His divine greatness. We might praise a man because he is good, but God is beyond any standard of goodness we know. We might praise a lady because of her great love for others, but the love of God is greater than any love we will ever experience on earth.

Yet, it behooves us to offer our utmost reverence, effort and sacrifice to worship God. And the amazing thing is that God will stoop down and receive the worship of a humble worshipper.

Prayer: Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we will forever praise and worship You O Lord God Almighty.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“Let there be light” Genesis 1:3a.

Let the light of Christ shine in your heart with His grace and truth in order to dispel all darkness.

“Let there be light” was the most magnificent and profound creative command of God in Genesis. After sending the first light into the world, God declared that light was good for His creation, which is opposite with darkness. The goodness of light vs. the evil of darkness is the major theme that runs through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Christ declared Himself to be the light of the world (John 8:12). Not only that Christ is the light of the world, He will be the light for anyone who believes in Him as Lord and Savior.

As the world is descending into utter darkness, it needs the light of Christ more than ever. The darkness of the world may have entered your life already if you are not watchful. Today, examine your life and make sure that Christ always reigns supreme as Lord of all areas of your life. Let there be light in the world, but more importantly, let there be light in your life.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, may Your light continue to shine in us, through us, and to others. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“He changes the times and the seasons: He removes kings, and sets up kings: He gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to those who discern. He reveals the deep and secret things: He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:21-22

The wisdom of God helps us choose the right way in a confusing world. His insight enables us to see far ahead in the unfamiliar roads of life.

Daniel gave thanks and praised God for giving him wisdom and insight, for revealing to him the secret of the King’s dreams and prophecy. Daniel went from being a Hebrew slave to the most respected wiseman in the Babylonian Kingdom. He was entrusted with the highest position in the King’s court.

More than ever, we need God’s wisdom and insight to live wisely in this complex world, and make the right decisions and wise choices. Thankfully, God is never meager in giving His wisdom to those who eagerly and earnestly seek Him in prayer. Like Daniel, let us come and behold His face daily and receive the divine wisdom that we desperately need.

Prayer: Thank You Father for giving us Your wisdom in Christ Jesus, our Lord, God and Savior. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57.

Christians do not have to live with a defeated mentality, but should always live with a victorious attitude.

The Lord Jesus Christ’s triumph over death was the greatest victory ever. Since the beginning of time, no one has ever conquered death. It is a cruel and ruthless enemy which has defeated everyone. But the good news is that those who are in Christ will be in victory with Him. Mortals will be transformed into immortality (1 Corinthians 15:53-54).

Since we know that we have triumphed over death in Christ, we should not feel defeated today. It is unavoidable that we may lose a few battles here and there in this life, but it is important to always keep in mind that we have won the war in the end. Let us be strong in the Lord always, having the victorious attitude, fighting the good fight of faith each day, knowing that the victory is already ours.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, please lift us up from discouragement into your victory. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“The people who walk in darkness have seen a Great Light; on those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, a Light has dawned.”  Isaiah 9:2.

If we trust Christ to deliver us from eternal death to everlasting life, we can also trust Him to deliver us from depths of despair to greater heights of hope.

Isaiah 9:1-7 prophesied about the Promised Messiah who will bring salvation to the world. He is the Mighty God from the beginning. He will be called the Prince of Peace because He will bring peace to millions of hearts who seek Him. He is the Christ and Savior.

Since Jesus Christ is such an all-powerful and loving God, who has saved us from the terrible claw of death,  He can also deliver us from any hopeless situation we’re in. Life may bring us to a place of great despair, but those who trust in Christ will see the light of a great hope for the future.

Is your life full of difficult problems at the moment, and there seems to be no way out? In Christ, there is a way. Are you in a place of utter darkness and despair? Christ is your light. Remember this: “The people who walk in darkness have seen a Great Light; on those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, a Light has dawned.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, may those who trust in You will never lose the Great Hope of Salvation. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5b

The presence of goodness in God is infinite, conversely the absence of evil in God is absolute.

The light of God is the radiant glory of  all the goodness of God. This light comes from His divine nature, even before anything in the Universe was ever created.

There is no darkness in God, that is, there is no evil in Him.  We should never doubt God’s good intention for us, even when we are faced with an unfavorable circumstance. God always has a good purpose for everything that happens in our lives.

Furthermore, since “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all”,  it is necessary that if we fellowship with God, we must also walk in the light and not in the darkness (1John 1:6).  We must live in truth, integrity and love, not in falsehood, or hatred.

Prayer: We praise You Lord God because You are infinitely good. Help us to fellowship with You in the light. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”  Psalm 11:3.

A house is stable only when it is built on a firm foundation.  It is wise then to build our lives on God and His word as our foundation.

Kings and empires come and go, but the word of our Lord stands forever. It is foolish to build our lives on anything else, be it the wealth of the world or the philosophy of men which have been proven to be feeble against  the storms of life and the inevitability of death.

Christ however, is our Solid Rock and salvation. He is our fortress and the deliverer in the days of calamity.  Let us build our lives on God’s wisdom, truth and love which are the foundations that can never be destroyed.

Prayer: Lord God, may You forever be the foundation for our lives. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn © 2011

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, strangers in the world … ” 1 Peter 1:1

Christians are called to love the lost world compassionately, yet we must alienate from its sinful practices diligently.

We have a great mission: to impact the world with the message of truth, love and salvation of Christ. But if we are not careful how we live, instead of transforming the world, we may let it transform us.

The Apostle Peter rightly called Christians “strangers in the world”, because we do not follow the way of the world, but only the way of Christ.  And Heaven is where our hearts belong.

Prayer: Lord God, help us to walk with the leading of the Holy Spirit in our daily life. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn ©2011

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