Week of March 11, 2019
If you have the power to do good, do not refuse to do it to those who need it; do not say to your neighbor: “Go away, come back again, tomorrow I will give to you,” when you have with you what to give.
It is very common to hear people say, “It’s not like I hurt anyone.” But God is waiting for you to do good to many who need it.
You can be predisposed every day to do good. Maybe you could put aside some money in case someone asks you, buy extra food to give to the hungry, give away the clothes you are not wearing, listen to the discouraged.
If you want to harvest abundantly, plant generously in words and good deeds.
Pray like this: Father, thank You for Your generous blessings. Today I set my heart to do good in words and deeds. In the name of Jesus, amen.
I cry to the Lord; I beg His mercy. I expose my complaints before Him and tell Him all my problems. When I feel overwhelmed, only You know what path I should take. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. I’m looking for someone to come and help me, but nobody thinks of doing it! Nobody will help me; nobody cares what happens to me.
King David, the author of this psalm, experienced pain, betrayal, and grievances, and he knew that the only One who could help him get ahead was God.
This illustrates what is happening to you in difficult times. Present your problems to God, and you will find the path that will take you to a higher level. Remember that Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world and whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness.”
Pray like this: Lord, You know each of my problems and You know the path I should take today. Help me and give me the strength to change course. I receive faith and I totally trust in You. In the name of Jesus, amen.
For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who, going far away, called his servants and gave them his goods. To one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his capacity; and then he went away. The one who had received five negotiated with them and won another five talents. But he who had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid the money of his lord.
God gave you talents: gifts from Heaven to perform unique things. Maybe you have not discovered your talents yet because you’re too busy observing the abilities of others. Do not hide your talents!
The best way to develop all that God put into your life is to activate those talents in your work, in your business—and you will have amazing results.
Pray like this: Lord, thank You for this Word that teaches us that we, Your children, all have something of Yours inside of us. Help me to bring it to light to achieve Your purpose in my life and see extraordinary results! In the name of Jesus, amen.
Soon after, a strong wind rose over them and the sea stirred a lot. They had paddled five or six kilometers when they suddenly saw Jesus walking on the water in the direction of the boat. They were terrified, but He exclaimed: “Do not be afraid, I am here!” Then they received Him enthusiastically in the boat, and they soon reached their destination!
Did your plan start to sink halfway? Were you stopped by strong, contrary winds?
Jesus is attentive to your need and comes in the least expected way to calm that storm so that you reach your destination.
Pray like this: Lord, You know the difficulties I have to face to finish the year in complete victory. That’s why I ask You to come to my aid to achieve my dreams and goals. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Do not be impressed by your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and stay away from evil. Then He will give health to your body and strength to your bones. Honor the Lord with your riches and with the best of everything you produce. Then He will fill your granaries, and your jars will overflow with good wine.
Health and economic well-being are two blessings that everyone wants!
To reach them, the Lord teaches us that on the one hand, we need to get away from evil, because keeping away from evil things is medicine for the body.
On the other hand, we need to honor God with the goods we have. Be grateful for how little or how much you have today. This attracts abundance.
Pray like this: Lord, I recognize that all I have is because You have given it to me; it isn’t only because of my wisdom or ability. I decide to turn away from evil and ask forgiveness for my sins. Thank You for Your favor and Your care that give me health and well-being. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Teach us in such a way to count our days that we bring wisdom to the heart.
There are people who never learn to live. They always make the same mistakes. They never advance. Others are a bit smarter: They learn from their own failures and successes.
But there is a better way: that of wisdom, which is acquired by valuing the teachings of God.
Only God knows what is best for your life. Do not settle for less!
Pray like this: Father God, thank You for Your daily advice. I receive Your teachings to live wisely and in peace. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Exodus 3:11–12, 4:1–2
But Moses protested: “Who am I to present myself before Pharaoh? Who am I to take the people of Israel out of Egypt?” God answered: “I will be with you. And this is the sign to you that I am the One who sends you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, they will worship God on this same mountain.”
However, Moses protested again: “What do I do if they do not believe me or do not listen to me? What do I do if they tell me: ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?” Then the Lord asked him: “What is it that you have in your hand?” “A shepherd’s rod,” Moses replied.
Moses had a great challenge: to liberate a nation. He had no army or weapons to face the superpower of that time. He only had a stick, a shepherd’s rod. But for God it was more than enough!
The nothing you have in your hand is what God needs for you to achieve everything! Encourage yourself to believe. God makes possible what seems impossible!
Pray like this: Lord, I put what little I have in Your hands. I believe that with You I will have a year of victories. In the name of Jesus, amen.