Saturday, August 31, 2013

Safe in the Lord

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. ~ Proverbs 29:25 (NIV)

Friday, August 30, 2013

All Things

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Help & Shield

You who fear him, trust in the Lord— he is their help and shield. ~ Psalm 115:11 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Believe in the One He has Sent

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

Light and Understanding

The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. ~ Psalm 119:130 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Be Transformed

1 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. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~ Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)

Don't Become Well-Adjusted (What?)

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
~ Romans 12:1-2 (TM)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fill Yourself with the Word of God

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” ~ Matthew 4:4 (NIV)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

More than You Can Imagine

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)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

God Established Authority

13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.
~ Romans 13:1-3 (NIV)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Live Peaceful & Quiet Lives

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obey HIS Commands

I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. ~ Psalm 119:60 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wait Quietly

it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.

~ Lamentations 3:26 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Confidence Forever

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;
its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

~ Isaiah 32:17 (NIV)

Monday, August 19, 2013

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says...

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.

~ Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Trust in Him

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13 (NLT)

To Live, To Die

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

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Where Is Your Treasure?

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thank Offerings

Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.” ~ Psalm 50:23 (NIV)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Eternal Matters

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
~ 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NLT)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Secret to Being Content

12 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. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. ~ Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Find Rest for Your Soul

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pray for All People

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

House of Prayer

And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” ~ Mark 11:17 (NIV)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Rest for a While

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. ~ Mark 6:30-34 (NRSV)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Only Through Jesus

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~ John 14:6 (NIV)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Refuge in Him

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)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Outdo One Another

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.~ Romans 12:9-13 (NRSV)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

God's Words Are True

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

Monday, August 5, 2013


A woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." Then he said to her, "For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter." So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. ~ Mark 7:25-30 (NIV)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Keep HIS Commandments

“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” ~ John 14:21 (NASB)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Don't Just Listen

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. ~ James 1:22 (NIV)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Glorify the Lord with Me

1 I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.

~ Psalm 34:1-4 (NIV)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Rejoice and Mourn

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. ~ Romans 12:15 (NIV)