Friday, January 31, 2014

God Is a Consuming Fire

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” ~ Hebrews 12:28-29 (NIV)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Whatever You Do

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)

What Do You Want...?

And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” ~ Mark 10:51 (ESV)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Live Your Life in HIM

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives 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)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HIS Commands Give Delight

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight. ~ Psalm 119:143 (NIV) 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lamp Unto My Feet

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. ~ Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

God's Word is Truth

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

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Add to Your Learning

"let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance-"  ~ Proverbs 1:5 (NIV)

Friday, January 24, 2014

The way of a fool...

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. ~ Proverbs 12:15 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

His Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. ~ Psalm 118:1 (NIV)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

God Gave Life to Everything

You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. ~ Nehemiah 9:6 (NIV)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Be Careful...

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Ephesians 5:15-20 (NIV 1984)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Whatever You Do...

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:16-17 (ESV)

Bear with One Another

12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved,compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. ~ Colossians 3:12-15 (ESV)

All Scripture is...

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV 1984)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Renounce Ungodliness & Worldly Passions

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

~ Titus 2:11-15 (ESV)

Train Young Men

Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity,dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. ~ Titus 2:6-8 (ESV)

Train Young Women

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure,working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands,that the word of God may not be reviled.
~ Titus 2:3-5 (ESV)

I Willl Not Be Shaken

I keep my eyes always on the LordWith him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. ~ Psalm 16:18 (NIV)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Say No to...

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 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)

Friday, January 17, 2014

No Fear In Love

18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. ~ 1 John 4:18-21 (ESV)

Jesus Is the Son of God

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.  ~ 1 John 4:13-17 (ESV)

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. ~ 1 John 4:7-12 (ESV)

Faultless Religion

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ~ James 1:27 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

What Are You Full Of?

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (ESV)

For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. (NIV)

Matthew 12:34b 

Proclaim HIS Name

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)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. ~ John 10:14-15 (NIV)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; ~ John 11:25 (NIV)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Trust in the Name of the LORD our God

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.

~ Psalm 20:7-8 (ESV)

Equipped with Strength

30 This God—his way is perfect;
    the word of the Lord proves true;
    he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God, but the Lord?
    And who is a rock, except our God?—
32 the God who equipped me with strength
    and made my way blameless.
33 He made my feet like the feet of a deer
    and set me secure on the heights.

~ Psalm 18:30-33 (ESV)

He Heard My Cry

In my distress I called upon the Lord;
    to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice,
    and my cry to him reached his ears.

~ Psalm 18:6 (ESV)

My Rock and My Fortress and My Deliverer

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
    and I am saved from my enemies.

~ Psalm 18:1-3 (ESV)

His Steadfast Love

call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
    incline your ear to me; hear my words.
Wondrously show your steadfast love,
    O Savior of those who seek refuge
    from their adversaries at your right hand.

~ Psalm 17:6-7 (ESV)

Slow to Anger

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
    but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

~ Proverbs 14:29 (ESV)

Strong Confidence in the Fear of the Lord

In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,
    and his children will have a refuge.

~ Proverbs 14:26 (ESV)

Give Thought to Your Steps

15 The simple believes everything,
    but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,
    but a fool is reckless and careless.
17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
    and a man of evil devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly,
    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

~ Proverbs 14:15-18 (ESV)

The Way that Seems Right...

There is a way that seems right to a man,
    but its end is the way to death.

~ Proverbs 14:12 (ESV)

Faithful Witness

A faithful witness does not lie,
    but a false witness breathes out lies.

~ Proverbs 14:5 (ESV)

One Way ~ 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)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Wise Son

A wise son hears his father's instruction,
    but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

~ Psalm 13:1 (ESV)

In His Presence

You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

~ Psalm 16:11 (ESV)

He Is at My Right Hand

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.

~ Psalm 16:7-9 (ESV)

My Chosen Portion

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

~ Psalm 16:5-6 (ESV)

Refuge in God

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.” ~ Psalm 16:1-2 (ESV)

The Fool Says...

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
    They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
    there is none who does good. ~ Psalm 14:1 (ESV)

His Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

~ Psalm 136:1-3 (NIV)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Good Word

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. ~ Proverbs 12:25 (ESV)

Meditate on HIS Law

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. ~ Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Beginning of Wisdom

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. ~ Proverbs 9:10 (ESV)

Give Thanks to the LORD

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
    I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
    I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

~ Psalm 9:1-2 (ESV)

Listen to Your Parents

20 My son, keep your father's commandment,
    and forsake not your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them on your heart always;
    tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will lead you;
    when you lie down, they will watch over you;
    and when you awake, they will talk with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
    and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

~ Proverbs 6:20-23 (ESV)