Tuesday, December 6, 2016

He Reigns

3 Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. 4 When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.

10 The Lord will reign forever.  He will be your God, O Jerusalem, throughout the generations.
Praise the Lord! 

~ Psalm 146:3-4, 10 (NLT)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Take Heart...

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 (NLT)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sober Judgment

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. ~ Romans 12:3-8 (NIV 1984)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Your Joy Will Overflow

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! ~ John 15:9-11 (NLT)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Greatest Commandments

37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 

~ Matthew 22:37-39 (NLT)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

My Rock

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

~ Psalm 18:2 (NIV)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Through Wisdom...

For through wisdom your days will be many,
    and years will be added to your life. ~ Proverbs 9:11 (NIV)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Like a Little Child...

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.

~ Mark 10:13-16 (NIV 1984)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Don't Worry About Anything

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Don't Conform to the World

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. ~ Romans 12:2 (NLT)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beginning of Wisdom

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For through wisdom your days will be many,
    and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
    if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.

~ Proverbs 9:10-12 (NIV)

Friday, November 25, 2016

He's Looking for Integrity

I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously. ~ 1 Chronicles 29:17 (NLT)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thank the LORD!

In that wonderful day you will sing:
    “Thank the Lord! Praise His name!
Tell the nations what He has done.
    Let them know how mighty He is!

~ Isaiah 12:4 (NLT)

Redemption Through HIS Blood

In Him we have redemption through His blood,the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,9 He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. ~ Ephesians 1:7-10 (NIV)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Build Up the Church

12 So it is with yourselves; since you are so eager and ambitious to possess spiritual endowments and manifestations of the [Holy] Spirit, [concentrate on] striving to excel and to abound [in them] in ways that will build up the church. 

1 Corinthians 14:12 (AMPC)