Every day is a gift from our Creator,
“This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24
As we traverse the winding and crossing paths of our lives our top priority is to Worship, Praise and Thank God our Creator for literally everything in our lives, whether it be the gifts and good times or the hardships and trials we are faced with; for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible… ALL THINGS were created By him and For him…
Son’s Day Sunday: Gen 1:5; John 12:13; Isaiah 9:6
Meditation Monday: Psalm 1:2; 1 Tim 4:15
Tidy-Up Tuesday: Psalm 51:10; John 15:3; Proverbs 20:9; Rev 19:14
Word Wednesday: John 1:1; Luke 8:11; Acts 18:11
Thirsty Thursday: Matthew 5:6; John 4:14; John 19:28; Psalm 69:21
Family Friday: Colossians 3:20; 1 Tim 5:8; Matthew 12:50; Mark 3:35
Sabbath Saturday – Mark 2:27-28; John 9:14; Luke 23:56; Acts 13:44
The Son’s Day Sunday
“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”– Genesis 1:5
Jesus of Nazareth says in the Book of John chapter 8 verse 12, “I am the light of the world; any that follow me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Sunday is the first day of the week and on the First Day Ever God called the light “Day”. If Jesus is The Light then it’s not hard to see why we call the first day of the week Son-day or Sunday. On this day we celebrate the coming of our Christ (The Messiah) with worship, praise and thanksgiving.
Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.– John 12:13
In the Book of Revelation 22:13, Jesus states, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Jesus of Nazareth is The First, and he is The Light, and God called the light “Day”. The First Day of our week is The Son’s Day; it is a gift given at the beginning of time to The Son of Man.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:– Isaiah 9:6
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD;– Psalm 1:2
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
In the first Psalm, God shows us how to become “like a tree planted by the rivers of water…”; for “Blessed” are the ones who “delight” in the law of God and “meditate day and night” on the Word. We can read our Bible and not fully grasp what is being said to us until we take the time to reflect and meditate on what we read. In 1st Timothy Chapter 4 Verse 15, God calls us to ‘Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.’ Just as Psalm 1:3 concludes, ‘…and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper‘, God wants us to be prosperous and succeed. He gives us a guide in the form of the Word. We study and meditate on the Word to better understand God’s Will for our lives.
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.– 1 Timothy 4:15
Create in me a clean heart, O God;– Psalm 51:10
and renew a right spirit within me.
Tidy-Up Tuesday refers both to the literal clutter and mess in our lives that we need to organize and clean; and to the Spiritual clutter that creeps into our lives through the ongoing war being waged in unseen places. There is a Spiritual war being waged for our souls and it will not be ignored. We NEED the grace of God and the Full Armor of God in place to combat the fallen angel and his followers.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.– John 15:3
We have a gift from God in the Gospel preached by the Apostles and Jesus of Nazareth to all people of the world, and in order to make our hearts clean and acceptable to God we rely on the Truth of the Word. It’s not through any strength or willpower of our own that we are saved but by Jesus the Christ alone; for he “Is All and In All.” (Eph 1:23, 4:6; Col 1:17, 3:11; 1 Cor 12:6…)
Who can say, I have made my heart clean,– Proverbs 20:9
I am pure from my sin?
In the book of Proverbs chapter 20 verse 9, the question is laid out, ‘who can say, I have made my heart clean…’, but Jesus reminds us in the book of John chapter 6 verse 48, ‘I am that bread of life.’ Giving us no doubt who saves us and how we are saved; through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. Accepting Jesus of Nazareth as our savior is the first step in a long list of chores to Tidy-Up our hearts in preparation of the coming of our King, our Creator… our God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.– Revelation 19:14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.– John 1:1
Genesis 1:26 starts, ‘And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…’, giving an account of our own creation at the beginning of time. God was there with his paintbrush in the form of a Creator, pouring out his Holy Breath of Life into our souls, claiming us as his own. The Word was there and is here today, alive and able to speak to us through the Holy Spirit.
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.– Luke 8:11
We are called to spread the Word of the Gospel to the four corners of the earth to fulfill prophecy and bring forth the Kingdom of God. Matthew chapter 10 verse 7 commands, ‘And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ If we receive a gift of God how can we not share that gift with everyone, even those we don’t know. All through the book of Acts and Hebrews it is mentioned how the apostles and early church leaders went out into the world preaching the gospel.
And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.– Acts 18:11
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.– Matthew 5:6
In the Book of Revelation chapter 21 verse 6, Jesus the Christ makes it clear who and what he is and the authority he has, ‘And he said unto me, It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.’ We can quench our physical thirst by drinking water but it only lasts for a little while, while the “water” given to us by God is from the tree of life, with it we are given access to eternity with our Creator. Revelation 2:7 confirms it but also gives us an ultimatum, ‘He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.’
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.– John 4:14
This Holy Water of Life that quenches Spiritual thirst comes at a cost. Thank God that price has been paid! To be one that “overcometh” and to receive this gift of God, we are given the Word which speaks directly to the intentions of our hearts, as it says in Hebrews 4:12 ‘For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart.’
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.– John 19:28
Thirst for righteousness, thirst for the Water of Life, thirst for God and be filled through the Word which is the Living Truth as it says in the book of John chapter 14 verse 6, ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ Thirst for Jesus of Nazareth our Christ and be filled not only with the water of life but the bread of life also. Nothing else can satiate that hunger and drown that thirst but the bread of God as it tells us in John 6:33 & 48, ‘For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. – I am that bread of life.’
They gave me also gall for my meat;– Psalms 69:21
and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.– Colossians 3:20
Next to loving and worshiping God, nothing is more important than the way we treat each other. God commands us to honor our mother and father on earth and to live lives in service to others. In 1st John chapter 4 verse 7, we are told the basic foundation needed to live that life, ‘Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.’ Matthew 22:40 confirms the importance of loving God and loving People, ‘On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.– 1 Timothy 5:8
Jahovah-Jireh! God is our provider but we are also given goodly guidance on how to provide for our family and for ourselves. Upon receiving Jesus of Nazareth as our Christ we become literal children of God, and the body of the church. This makes us literally part of the largest family in the universe and with that we are able to provide for the needs of the entire church family.
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.– Matthew 12:50
On Family Friday we focus on the family under our roofs that we provide for and who rely on us, but we also have a larger family that can help provide for our many needs. Keeping active in a local church community will guarantee access to the things we need by giving God a body to do his will on this earth; allowing us to put all our faith in Yahweh our Creator God.
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.– Mark 3:35
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.– Mark 2:27-28
Wow, we made it through six days of work and providing for others and ourselves, now we can finally take a break! Thank God for the gift of the Sabbath! Exodus 20:11 says, ‘For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.’
And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.– John 9:14
Service to others during the Sabbath is Christ. We are called to enter into the rest of God on this the seventh day of creation that we may be filled with the Holy Spirit, serving as his instruments to do His will on the earth.
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.– Luke 23:56
While the Sabbath is a gift given to us by God, we also can use this time to worship and praise our Creator for said gifts. This time is given to us freely so we freely give in return. Enter into God’s Rest Today!
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.– Acts 13:44
27+28+9+14+23+56+13+44 = 777
“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.” – Hebrews 4:1-10