Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 62

From Handbook to Renewal

The Attributes of God

Long ago You ordained Your plan, and now You are bringing it to pass. (2 Kings 19:25; Isaiah 37:26)

With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. (2 Peter 3:8)

The Works of God

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. (James 1:17–18)

Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring me to God. Having been put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, He has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, after angels and authorities and powers were made subject to Him. (1 Peter 3:18, 22)

My Relationship to God

I trusted in Christ when I heard the word of truth, the gospel of my salvation. Having believed, I was sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is a deposit guaranteeing my inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13–14)

Since I have been raised with Christ, I should seek the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. I will set my mind on the things above, not on the things on the earth, for I died, and my life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is my life appears, then I also will appear with Him in glory. (Colossians 3:1–4)

The Character I Want to Cultivate 

I will work out my salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in me to will and to act according to His good purpose. (Philippians 2:12–13)

Whatever I do, whether in word or in deed, I will do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:17)

My Relationship to Others 

All things are for our sakes, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15)

I should offer petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all men, for kings and all those who are in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1–4)

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