Saturday, November 30, 2013

Extol Him with Music & Song

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. ~ Psalm 95:2 (NIV)

My Prayer

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. ~ Romans 12:9-13 (NIV 1984)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Praise God's Name

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. ~ Psalm 69:30 (NIV)

As Christ Loved the Church

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—

Thursday, November 28, 2013

By Prayer & Petition

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
~ Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

Give Thanks to the LORD

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say this—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.

~ Psalm 107:1-3 NIV

God is Our Refuge

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Always Giving Thanks

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Ephesians 5:20 (NIV)

Integrity Guides

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. ~ Proverbs 11:3 (NIV)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

For Your Benefit

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:15 (NIV)

No Temptation...

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV 1984)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanks Be to God

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. ~ 2 Corinthians 2:14 (NIV)

Don't Ignore the Poor

Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses. ~ Proverbs 28:27 (NIV)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

By Your Prayers

11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:11 (NIV)

Encouragement, Comfort, Fellowship

"Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too."

~ Philippians 2:1-4 (NLT)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanks Be to God

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)

Only One Master

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” ~ Luke 16:13 (NIV)

Friday, November 22, 2013


I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:4 (NIV)

If You Lack Wisdom...

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” ~ James 1:5 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Futile Thinking by Ignoring God

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. ~ Romans 1:21 (NIV)

I Will Not be Afraid

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Psalm 118:6 (NIV)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanked Him

He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. ~ Luke 17:16 (NIV)

A Living Sacrifice

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 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 12:1-2 (NIV 1984)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

She Gave Thanks

Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. ~ Luke 2:38 (NIV)

Not Everything is Beneficial

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Gave Thanks

Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. ~ Matthew 15:36 (NIV)

The Lord is My Strength

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.

~ Psalm 28:7 (NIV)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Walk with the Wise

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. ~ Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

HIS Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.

~ Psalm 136:2 (NIV)

Open My Eyes

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

Listen to Advice (Godly Advice)

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. ~ Proverbs 19:20-21 (NIV)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Praise the Lord

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.

~ Psalm 57:9 (NIV)

You Are Worth 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)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

He Who Began a Good Work...

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 1:6 (NIV)

Boast in HIM

In God we make our boast all day long,
and we will praise your name forever.

~ Psalm 44:8 (NIV)

Grow In Grace

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 3:18 (NIV)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

No More Death, Mourning, Crying or Pain

‘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 21:4 (NIV)

Praise HIS Holy Name

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name. ~ Psalm 30:4 (NIV)

Wisdom & Humility

Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor. ~ Proverbs 15:33 (NIV)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Find Rest in God

5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

~ Psalm 62:5-8 (NIV)

Tell of HIS Wonderful Deeds

proclaiming aloud your praise
and telling of all your wonderful deeds.

~ Psalm 26:7 (NIV)

Seek Peace

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

Greater Is He That Is In You

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. ~ 1 John 4:4 (NIV)

Give Thanks to the Lord

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

~ Psalm 9:1 (NIV)

Guard Your Heart

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. ~ Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Seek and Find

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ~ Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)

Sing Praises

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

~ Psalm 7:17 (NIV)

Whether in Word or Deed

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 9, 2013

Don't Give Up

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ~ Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

Praise HIM!

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.

~ Psalm 28:7 (NIV)

Set Your Minds on...

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)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Do Not Be Discouraged

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

Glorify Him

I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.

~ Psalm 69:30 (NIV)

Whatever You Do...

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ~ Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Be Quick...Be Slow...

My dear brothers take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, ~ James 1:19 (NIV 1984)

Extol HIM with Music & Song

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Search Your Heart & Be Silent

4 Tremble and do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
and trust in the Lord.

~ Psalm 4:4-5 (NIV)

My Prayer

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, ~ Philippians 1:9-10 (NIV 1984)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Enter HIS Gate with Thanksgiving

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

~ Psalm 100:4 (NIV)

You Will Find Rest

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. ~ Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)


Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right. Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts. ~ 2 Timothy 2:22 (Living Bible)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Body of Christ

26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 (NIV)

HIS Love Endures Forever

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. ~ Psalm 106:1 (NIV)

We Have an Obligation

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. ~ Romans 8:12-13 (NIV)

The Spirit

Do not quench the Spirit. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NIV)

Sow Peace

Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. ~ James 3:18 (NIV)

Praying in the Holy Spirit

20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. ~ Jude 1:20-21 (NIV)

The Advocate

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:25-27 (NIV)

Keep His Commands

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. ~ John 14:15-17 (NIV)

Children of God

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. ~ Romans 8:14 (NIV)

This Is the Way

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” ~ Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)

Live According to the Spirit

in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. ~ Romans 8:4 (NIV)

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25 (NIV)

Filled with Joy

And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. ~ Acts 13:52 (NIV)

Spiritual Gifts

4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 (NIV)

Pray for Our Leaders

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

Sanctify Through and Through

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NIV)

Guard Your Heart

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. ~ Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

Everything in the World

For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. ~ 1 John 2:16 (NIV)

Don't Worry

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:34 (NIV)

Day by Day

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,“
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till with Christ the Lord I stand.


Cord of Three Strands

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

~ Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)

Lift Up Your Eyes

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

~ Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

~ John 14:14-16 (NIV)

Heed Correction

Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored. ~ Proverbs 13:18 (NIV)

The Peace of God

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

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)

Love Is...

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)

The Father's Compassion

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Without Grumbling

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, ~ Philippians 2:14 (NIV)

Speak the Truth in Love

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. ~ Ephesians 4:15 (NIV)

Peace and Quiet

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. ~ Proverbs 17:1 (NIV)

Never Stop Praying

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, ~ Colossians 1:9 (NIV)

Giving Without Sparing

25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him,
because his hands refuse to work.
26 All day long he craves for more,
but the righteous give without sparing.

~ Proverbs 21:25-26 (NIV)

Guard Your Mouth and Fingers

Living in this day our mouth isn't the only thing that can cause trouble...we also have to guard our fingers as we type our words and blast them out into the cyber world which can have a longer lasting effect than our voice...

Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. ~ Proverbs 21:23 (NIV)

Pursue Righteousness

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. ~ Proverbs 21:21 (NIV)

Be Quick to Listen

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, ~ James 1:19 (NIV)


To answer before listening—that is folly and shame. ~ Proverbs 18:13 (NIV)

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)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Praise HIM

You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. ~ Psalm 118:28 (NIV)

No Curse

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. ~ Revelation 22:3 (NIV)

He Will Be Their God

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 Cares for You

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

An Enduring City

For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. ~ Hebrews 13:14 (NIV)

Longing for Heaven

Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. ~ Hebrews 11:16 (NIV)

Looking Forward to Heaven

For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. ~ Hebrews 11:10 (NIV)

Where Righteousness Dwells

But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. ~ 2 Peter 3:13 (NIV)

Proclaim His Righteousness

They will proclaim his righteousness,
declaring to a people yet unborn:
He has done it!

~ Psalm 22:31 (NIV)

Unfamiliar Paths

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. ~ Isaiah 42:16 (NIV)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sing to the Lord

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp. ~ Psalm 147:7 (NIV)

Pray for the Persecuted Church

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, ~ Philippians 1:29 (NIV)

HE Will Give You Peace

“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)

You Will Be Clean

25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. ~ Ezekiel 36:25-27 (NIV)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thank God

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:2 (NIV)

He Saves You

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

~ Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

Seek & Find

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ~ Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Give HIM Thanks

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. ~ 1 Chronicles 29:13 (NIV)

HE Will Help You

10 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)

Great & Unsearchable Things

“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ ~ Jeremiah 33:2-3