Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Born of God

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. ~ John 1:12-13 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This Little Light of Mine

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:14,16 (NIV)

Saul is Dead

"May you be blessed by the Lord, because you showed this loyalty to Saul your lord, and buried him! Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you! And I too will reward you because you have done this thing. Therefore let your hands be strong, and be valiant; for Saul your lord is dead, and the house of Judah has anointed me king over them." ~ 2 Samuel 2:5-7 (NRSV)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Life Preserver

I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life. ~ Psalm 119:93 (NIV)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Press On

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Forgive One Another

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. ~ Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

Death of Saints

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” ~ Psalm 116:15 (ESV)

Friday, July 26, 2013

No More Tears

I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” ~ Revelation 21: 2-4 (NIV)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fullness in Christ

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. ~ Colossians 2:9-10 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peace! Be Still!

A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?" ~ Mark 4:37-41 (NRSV)

Doorkeeper in the House of My God

Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

~ Psalm 84:10 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Be Humble

For the Lord takes delight in his people;
he crowns the humble with victory.

~ Psalm 149:4 (NIV)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Walk in the Light

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. ~ 1 John 1:7 (NIV)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Praise Him!

I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. ~ Psalm 119:7 (NIV)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

God Is My Refuge

In you, O Lord, I seek refuge;
do not let me ever be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me.
Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily.
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me.

You are indeed my rock and my fortress;
for your name's sake lead me and guide me,
take me out of the net that is hidden for me,
for you are my refuge.
Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

~ Psalm 31:1-5, NRSV

Friday, July 19, 2013

Do Not Fear

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Don't Boast About Tomorrow

13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. ~ James 4:13-17 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Salvation to Everyone

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. ~ Romans 1:16 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Save, Lose Find

For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. ~ Matthew 16:25 (NIV)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fear the Lord

But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. ~ Psalm 103:17-18 (NIV)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

His Inheritance

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. ~ Psalm 33:12 (NIV)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Immeasurably More

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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ask According to HIS Will

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. ~ 1 John 5:14 (NIV)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stand Firm in Christ

20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

God's Way is Flawless

As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. ~ Psalm 18:30 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Eyes of the Lord

12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” ~ 1 Peter 3:12 (NIV)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Turn from Evil and Do Good

10 For,

“Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
they must seek peace and pursue it.

~ 1 Peter 3:10-11 (NIV)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Be Compassionate and Humble

8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. ~ 1 Peter 3:8-9 (NIV)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Set Free

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1 (NRSV)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Praise the Lord!

In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. ~ Isaiah 12:4 (NIV)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Song of God's Servant

3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb:

“Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the nations.
4 Who will not fear you, Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

~ Revelation 15:3-4 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What Kind of Fruit Do You Have?

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." ~ Galatians 5:22-23

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What Can Mortals Do?

In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Psalm 56:4 (NIV)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Finish the Race

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. ~ Acts 20:24 (NIV)