Sunday, June 26, 2016

Listen...

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

~ Proverbs 1:8 (NIV)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Children Are a Heritage

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.
Happy, blessed,and fortunate is the man whose quiver is filled with them! They will not be put to shame when they speak with their adversaries [in gatherings] at the [city’s] gate.
Psalm 127:3-5

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fear Him

But the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, and His righteousness is to children’s children ~ Psalm 103:17 (AMPC)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

He Listens

For He has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help. ~ Psalm 22:24 (NLT)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Serve the LORD

15 If it is unacceptable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” ~ Joshua 24:15(AMP)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In My Father's House

1 Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.
And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.
And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way.
~ John 14:1-4 (AMPC)

Monday, June 20, 2016

He Shows Compassion

For no one is abandoned
    by the Lord forever.
32 Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion
    because of the greatness of his unfailing love.
33 For he does not enjoy hurting people
    or causing them sorrow. 

Lamentations 3:31-33 (NLT)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hide in His Shelter

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.
For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. ~ Psalm 27:4-5 (AMPC)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

My Portion Forever

My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the rock and strength of my heart and my portion forever.
~ Psalm 73:26 (AMP)

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Hope of the Resurrection

13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves.17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.
~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NLT)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Rock & Fortress

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me; My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold. ~ Psalm 18:2 (AMP)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Praise the LORD

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    may I never forget the good things he does for me.
He forgives all my sins
    and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death
    and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
He fills my life with good things.
    My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

~ Psalm 103:1-5 (NLT)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Godly Sorrow Brings Repentance

For godly grief and the pain God is permitted to direct, produce a repentance that leads and contributes to salvation and deliverance from evil, and it never brings regret; but worldly grief (the hopeless sorrow that is characteristic of the pagan world) is deadly [breeding and ending in death]. ~ 2 Corinthians 7:10 (AMPC)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Worth It All

 [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! ~ Romans 8:18 (AMPC)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

My Comfort and Consolation

This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life. ~ Psalm 119:50 (AMPC)