Friday, August 31, 2012

Bow Down in Worship

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice,” ~ Psalm 95:6-7 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are You a Citizen with God's People?

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household,” ~ Ephesians 2:19 (NIV 1984)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Be Transformed

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~ Romans 12:2 (NIV 1984)

One in Christ Jesus

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” ~ Galatians 3:28 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Work of God

“Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”” ~ John 6:29 (NIV 1984)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Perfect Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” ~ Isaiah 26:3 (NIV 1984)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Work Together

“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” ~ Romans 12:4-5 (NIV 1984)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Peace from the Law

“Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” ~ Psalm 119:165 (NIV 1984)

Friday, August 24, 2012

He Heard My Cry

“I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” ~ Psalm 116:1-2 (NIV 1984)

What's In Your Eye?

1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

~ Matthew 7:1-5 (NIV 1984)

Don't Slander...Don't Judge...

‎11 Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor? ~ James 4:11-12 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Praise His Name

Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. ~ Psalm 145:2 (ESV)

His Steadfast Love

“When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” ~ Psalm 94:18-19 (ESV)

Are You Weary?

My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! ~ Psalm 119:28 (ESV)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Who gives You Strength?

The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed. ~ Psalm 28:8 (ESV)

Has Anyone Given You Everything?

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” ~ Romans 8:32 (ESV)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The God of My Life

“By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.” ~ Psalm 42:8 (ESV)

Monday, August 20, 2012

I Will Not Be Shaken

“I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” ~ Psalm 16:8 ESV

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Do You Have Life?

“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” ~ 1 John 5:12 (ESV)

Saturday, August 18, 2012


“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” ~ Philippians 1:21 (ESV)

Power of the Mind of Christ

9 However, as it is written:

“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him” —
10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment:

16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord
that he may instruct him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.

~ 1 Corinthians 2:9-20 (NIV 1984)

Revere God

It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. ~ Deuteronomy 13:4

Friday, August 17, 2012

Boast in the Lord

““Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” ~ 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 (ESV)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cleanse Yourself

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” ~ 2 Corinthians 7:1 (ESV)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We Are the Lord's

“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.” ~ Romans 14:8 (ESV)

Reason for Your Hope

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, ~ 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To the Church in Laodicea

“[To the Church in Laodicea] “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” ~ Revelation 3:14,20 (ESV)

Monday, August 13, 2012

We Are His Workmanship

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” ~ Ephesians 2:10 (KJV)

The Lord Sustains

I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. ~ Psalm 3:5 (KJV)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

God's Words Are True

All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. ~ Psalm 119:160 (NIV)

He Will Save Us

For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us. ~ Isaiah 33:22 (NIV)

You are More

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. ~ Luke 12:6-7 (NIV)

Rejoice in Obeying His Law

I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. ~ Psalm 119:14 (NIV)

Serve the Lord

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. ~ Psalm 2:11 (KJV)

Get Your Advice from Godly Men

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

~ Psalm 1:1-3 (KJV)

Glorify God with Your Body

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fix Your Eyes on Him

13 With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
14 In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.

~ Psalm 119:13-15 (ESV)

Perfect Peace in Jesus

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

Obedience to Christ

and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 10:5b (NIV 1984)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Set Your Hearts & Minds On Things Above

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. ~ Colossians 3:1-2 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cry Out to the Lord

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. ~ Psalm 34:17 (ESV)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lie Down & Sleep

5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. 6 I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side. ~ Psalm 3:5-6 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Humble Are Adorned

“For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.” ~ Psalm 149:4 (ESV)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Abba Father

15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. ~ Romans 8:15-17 (NIV 1984)

How to Live

For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, ~ Romans 8:13 (NIV 1984)

No Condemnation

1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. ~ Romans 8:1-2 (NIV 1984)

Forget the Past

18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

~ Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Love Demonstrated

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:6-8 (NIV 1984)

Spiritual Worship

“[A Living Sacrifice] I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
~ Romans 12:1 (ESV)

God is Faithful

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 (NIV)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. ~ Ephesians 1:3-8 (NIV 1984)

Honor God With Your Body

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Where Does Your Help Come From?

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

~ Psalm 121 (NIV 1984)

Boast in Weakness

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

~ Psalm 23 (NIV 1984)

Put Your Confidence in HIM

7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”

~ Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Father of Lies

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. ~ John 8:44 (ESV)

Fellowship of Ministering

2 that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. 3 For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing, 4 imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 5 And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God. ~ 2 Corinthians 8:2-5 (NKJV)