Friday, November 30, 2012

Like a Thief

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives” ~ 2 Peter 3:10-11 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Give Thanks!

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 136:1,26 (NIV 1984)

Trust in HIM

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13 (NIV 1984)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Love of Money

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. ~ 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV 1984)

Give Thanks to the Lord

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” ~ 1 Chronicles 16:8 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Flee Immorality

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:18 (NIV 1984)

Blessed Are...

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

~ Matthew 5:3-4 (NIV 1984)

Admonish and Teach

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” ~ Colossians 3:16 (NIV 1984)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Worship God with Reverence & Awe

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,” ~ Hebrews 12:28 (NIV 1984)

God Is Just

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble. ~ Daniel 4:37 NIV 1984)

Sunday, November 25, 2012


“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” ~ Colossians 3:17 (NIV 1984)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Built Up in Christ

“[Freedom From Human Regulations Through Life With Christ] So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” ~ Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV 1984)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Be Content with What You Have

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”

~ Hebrews 13:5 (NIV 1984)

Be Content

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. ~ Philippians 4:12 (NIV 1984)

Sing Praise

I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise. ~ Psalm 101:1 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving!

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

~ Psalm 100:4-5

Peace and Thanks

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” ~ Colossians 3:15 (NIV 1984)

Give Him Your Requests Now...Don't Carry Them...

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation. ~ Psalm 5:3 (NIV 1984)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

He Was Tempted and Didn't Sin

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet was without sin. ~ Hebrews 4:15 (NIV 1984)

He Understands

Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. ~ Hebrews 2:18 NIV 1984)

Do What is Right

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. ~ Romans 12:17 (NIV 1984)


“I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge—” 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV 1984)

Go to Jesus

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

~ Isaiah 55:1-2 (NIV 1984)

Live Self-Control

11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, ~ Titus 2:11-12 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Commend Knowledge

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. ~ Proverbs 15:2 (NIV 1984)

More Than You Can Imagine

19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:19-21 (ESV)

Sing for Joy

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” ~ Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV 1984)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Give to the Poor

Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. ~ Luke 12:33 (NIV 1984)

He is the Vine

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. ~ John 15:5 (NIV 1984)

How to Be Blessed

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” ~ Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV 1984)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

More Than You Can Imagine

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV 1984)


“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” ~ John 17:17 (NIV 1984)

Cry for Mercy

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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Grow in Grace & Knowledge of Jesus Christ

17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. ~ 2 Peter 3:17-18 (NIV 1984)

God is Our Refuge

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah ~ Psalm 62:8 (NIV 1984)

Live for Righteousness

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. ~ 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV 1984)

Peace from Jesus

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 (NIV 1984)

Thy Word...

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. ~ Psalm 119:105 (NIV 1984)

Friday, November 16, 2012

If You Love Him, Obey His Teaching...

He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. ~ John 14:24 (NIV 1984)

Confess and Pray

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. ~ James 5:16 (NIV 1984)

Don't Be Anxious

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV 1984)

Are You Ready to Make a Commotion?

In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter. ~ Acts 12:18

For the whole story see Acts 12:1-18

The Lord's Prayer

1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:

hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.

~ Luke 11:1-4 (NIV 1984)

Be Self-Controlled & Alert

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. ~ 1 Peter 5:8

Work Toward Peace

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. ~ Romans 14:19 (NIV 1984)

Boast in the Lord

I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
2 My soul will boast in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.

~ Psalm 34:1-3 (NIV 1984)

Open My Eyes...

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” ~ Psalm 119:18 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

God Is My Salvation

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” ~ Isaiah 12:2 (NIV)

Live in Harmony

8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. ~ 1 Peter 3:8-9 (NIV 1984)

Taught by the Lord

All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace. ~ Isaiah 54:13 (NIV 1984)

Be Content with What You Have

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”

~ Hebrews 13:5 (NIV 1984)

Do NOT Fear

For I am the Lord, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.

~ Isaiah 41:13 (NIV 1984)

Be Willing to Share

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. ~ 1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV 1984)

Strong In the Lord

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. ~ Ephesians 6:10 (NIV 1984)

Believe In...

44 Then Jesus cried out, “When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. ~ John 12:44-46 (NIV 1984)

Be Still...

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” ~ Psalm 46:10 (NIV 1984)

Help In Trouble

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1 (NIV 1984)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fellow Citizens

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.~ Ephesians 2:19-22

Preach Jesus Chrst as Lord

5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 (NIV 1984)


5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.

~ Psalm 34:5-6 (NIV 1984)

How Is Your Heart?

“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. ~ Matthew 15:8 (NIV 1984)

Christ Died for You

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,” ~ 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Don't Be Afraid

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

~ Psalm 27:1 (NIV 1984)

God's Will

“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.” ~ 1 Peter 2:15-16 (NIV 1984)

Joy Comes in the Morning

For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

~ Psalm 30:5 (NIV 1984)

Monday, November 12, 2012

He Who Began a Good Work

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 1:3-6 (NIV 1984)

In the Last Days

1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV 1984)

Don't Stop Praying

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” ~ Colossians 1:9 (NIV 1984)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Works of Service

11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. ~ Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV 1984)

Sober Judgement

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. ~ Romans 12:3 (NIV 1984)

Don't Be Discouraged

‎"Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ~ Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Do Not Love the World

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.” ~ 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV 1984)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Be Still...

7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.

~ Psalm 37:7-8 (NIV 1984)

Beyond Our Understanding

“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’” ~ Job 37:5-6 (NIV 1984)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wisdom & Knowledge of God

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out! ~ Romans 11:33 (NIV 1984)

Though Your Sins are Like Scarlet...

““Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” ~ Isaiah 1:18 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

His Love Endures

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. ~ Psalm 118:29 (NIV 1984)

He is Greater...

5 I know that the Lord is great,
that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6 The Lord does whatever pleases him,
in the heavens and on the earth,
in the seas and all their depths.

~ Psalm 135:5-6 (NIV 1984)

The Choice is Up to You

“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”” ~ Joshua 24:15 (NIV 1984)

The Battle Belongs to God

This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. ~ 2 Chronicles 20:15b (NIV 1984)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wise and Understanding

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. ~ James 3:13 (NIV 1984)

God's Workmanship

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~ Ephesians 2:10 (NIV 1984)


We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV 1984)

Cloud of Witnesses

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. ~ Romans 12:1-3 (NIV 1984)


The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. ~ Proverbs 15:29 (NIV 1984)

He Cares for You

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV 1984)

Sin then Death

For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son—both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die. ~ Ezekiel 18:4 (NIV 1984)

Plea for Mercy

Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day. ~ 1 Kings 8:28 (NIV 1984)

Cry for Mercy

Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place. ~ Psalm 28:2 (NIV 1984)

Protect Me

Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.
~ Psalm 40:11 (NIV 1984)

God's Hands

David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men.” ~ 2 Samuel 24:14 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Do What Pleases God

1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-3 (NIV 1984)

Under Authority

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. ~ Romans 13:1 (ESV)

His Good Pleasure

“And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” ~ Ephesians 1:9-10 (NIV 1984)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Whatever You Do...

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)

Pay Taxes

“This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.” ~ Romans 13:6 (NIV 1984)

Wait in Expectation

In the morning,O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. ~ Psalm 5:3 (NIV 1984)

Thy Word...

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. ~ Psalm 119:11 (KJV)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

New Covenant

“He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:6 (NIV 1984)

What Never Ends?

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; ~ Lamentations 3:22 (ESV)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Submit to Authorities

“[Submission to the Authorities] Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” ~ Romans 13:1 (NIV 1984)

Through Christ Alone

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. ~ Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Give Thanks!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34 (NIV 1984)

No Weapon

no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servant of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the Lord.

~ Isaiah 54:17 (NIV 1984)

What Do You Need?

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. ~ 1 Timothy 6:8 (NIV 1984)

His Commands are My Delight

“Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.” ~ Psalm 119:143 (NIV 1984)

You Belong to God

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” ~ 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV 1984)

Worship Only the Lord God

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” ~ Luke 4:8 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thank Offerings

He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God." ~ Psalm 50:23 (NIV 1984)

My Fortress

16 But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.
17 O my Strength, I sing praise to you;
you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.

~ Psalm 59:16-17 (NIV 1984)


“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,” ~ Ephesians 1:18 (NIV 1984)


I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. ~ John 15:15 (NIV 1984)

Help In Trouble

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1 (NIV 1984)

Call Him

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. ~ Jeremiah 29:12 (NIV 1984)