Friday, July 31, 2015

Let Us Love One Another

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. ~ 1 John 4:7 (NIV)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Power, Love & Self-Discipline

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Refresh Others

A generous person will prosper;
    whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

~ Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Praying and Giving Thanks

Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously. ~ Daniel 6:10 (NASB)

Monday, July 27, 2015

HE Keeps His Promises

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. ~ 2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Building Together

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his 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 (NIV)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

How to Payback...

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 3:9 (NIV)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Strive to Do Good

 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get Dressed...

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~ Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Love Your Enemies

35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. ~ Luke 6:35-36 (NIV)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

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 faith God has distributed to each of you. ~ Romans 12:3 (NIV)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Be the Church

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

Greater Love...

13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another. ~ John 15:13-17 (NASB)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Keep His Word

Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. ~ John 14:23 (NASB)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Follow Me

24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. 26 If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. ~ John 12:24-26 (NASB)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,

~ Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

All Praise, Glory & Honor Belong to Our Creator and LORD!

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. (NASB)

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
    you are exalted as head over all. (NIV)

~ 1 Chronicles 29:11

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

He Did Not Sin

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He did not sin. ~ Hebrews 4:15 (NIV)

Monday, July 13, 2015

God Will Be King over All

And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only one, and His Name the only one.

~ Zechariah 14:9 (NASB)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Do Good to All People

Let us not become weary in doing good,for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. ~ Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Not Even a Hint

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed,because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. ~ Ephesians 5:3-4 (NIV)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Follow HIS Example

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. ~ Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Repentance & Rest

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)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

He Won't Forget

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. ~ Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

HIS Love Endures Forever

The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever — do not abandon the works of your hands. ~ Psalm 138:8 (NIV)

Monday, July 6, 2015

More Blessed to Give than Receive

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” ~ Acts 20:35 (NIV)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Be Still

13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” ~ Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

He Will Strengthen You

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Expressions of Thanks to God

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:12

Thursday, July 2, 2015


The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. ~ Psalm 121:7-8 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

He Is There

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

~ Psalm 139-7-12 (NIV)