January of Faith

  1. Start every day with the Word before we use words in our activities—nothing is more important than the Word as He was there in the beginning before any other things existed.
  2. It is a great comfort to know that the Lord of the universe has loved us faithfully, eternally, unconditionally—no time and space limits, no terms and conditions. He is good all the time.
  3. God is able to cause everything to work together for a two-fold purpose: the good of His people and the glory of His name.
  4. Humans are the most wonderful among God’s creation, created in the image of God Himself who has also prepared the good things for them to do. In Christ Jesus, we find the ultimate purposes of our lives.
  5. Every God’s word and promise never fails. Nothing can stop Him from fulfilling His purpose in your life. When we come to Him in worship, catch on His promise and keep His word in our hearts. One day they will surely come to pass.
  6. God is not only working to cause everything for our good, but He is also working in our hearts to encourage, enable, and empower us to accomplish His purposes.
  7. Life is like a building construction. Every ‘under construction’ building is a work on progress and upon its completion, it will reflect the greatness of the builder. God is the Builder of our lives and He is still at work in us. Trust His heart, let Him work.
  8. The quality of a tree can be determined from the quality and quantity of the fruit it produces. A Spirit-driven life will continually bear the high-quality fruit (e.g., love, joy, peace, patience, self-control) which brings delights to those who taste it.
  9. The Lord knows everything much more than we do and He is always in control. Trusting God wholeheartedly and confessing His sovereignty brings wisdom and peace in our hearts and minds.
  10. Whatever our position or job title is, we are essentially serving God as our true Master. Our talents and rewards come from Him. Our dedication in work is our worship to Him. Pleasing, honoring, and glorifying God is the utmost motivation in everything we do.
  11. Endurance is developed through hardships and challenges. When faith undergoes examination, the best thing we can do is to face it patiently and joyfully with a total trust in God who leads us to the way to greatness, perfection, completeness.
  12. As we patiently wait on the Lord and continually trust and hope in Him, our strength is renewed every day so we can endure in any circumstances.
  13. The Spirit of God enables us to live with authority and ability to love others and train ourselves in His way.
  14. Humility precedes honor and exaltation. In humility, we recognize God as the true source of our strength.
  15. The world is not our home and the worldly things are not meant to satisfy our deepest need, which can only be fulfilled by the Heavenly Father. Those who live for God will live for eternity.
  16. While we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ, we must actively pursue His peace and holiness until we see Him face to face in eternity.
  17. Salvation is available to all people by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The saving grace of God leads us in constant rejection of sin and continuous pursuit of godliness until the revelation of His glory transforms us completely into His likeness.
  18. The indwelling Holy Spirit in us is a sustainable power that enables us to become the effective witnesses of God’s good news that brings salvation to humanity.
  19. True satisfaction or fulfillment in life belongs to those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, which can only be found in God.
  20. The faithfulness of God never ends. People from every generation shall testify it. We will realize it when we love Him and live in His ways by abiding in His words.
  21. Trials and temptations are inevitable as long as we live in this fallen world; but we can put our trust in the faithful God, who remains in control and works all things for our good. Almighty God is forever greater than our problems. Our hope in Him is not in vain.
  22. The conditions of our inner (spiritual) being outweigh those of our outer (physical) being. By the Word of God, our spirits are being renewed every day as we walk by faith in Him who walks with us into eternity.
  23. Following Christ means putting Him at the center of our lives: everything we do and say revolves around Him. It is only when we die to ourselves that we can truly live for God.
  24. Daily repentance is what the Lord desires from us. We make mistakes every day and it is wise to come to Him for forgiveness and healing. He has promised to never leave nor forsake us.
  25. Believing in Jesus means eternal salvation. Our physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs are fulfilled by the abundant provision of our Heavenly Father.
  26. God is gracious and merciful. Love is His nature and there is never a moment when God does not love—even God’s anger is a holy expression of His love. When we sincerely come to Him and confess our sins, He forgives and restores us.
  27. Christ has suffered and died on our behalf to set us free from the bondage of sins and the curses of death, to present us wholly and acceptable before God.
  28. Where the Lord is, there is peace. Seek His face, dwell in His presence every day.
  29. Studying the Scriptures is the best investment [in this temporary life on earth] that will last for eternity. The Word of God is powerful to transform lives: it gives us meaning and purpose, which can only be found in the Creator of Life.
  30. There is an ongoing good work in us as we trust in [and entrust our lives to] Jesus Christ, who will bring it to completion. Let God build our lives upon a firm, unshakable foundation of His Word. Be patient and celebrate every progress.
  31. Honoring God, trusting and obeying Him is all that matters ultimately. It is a solid foundation for living a fruitful and meaningful life.