Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When Tempted...

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. ~ James 1:13-15 (NIV)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Blessed Is the One Who Perseveres

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. ~ James 1:12 (NLT)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

In HIS Name

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” ` Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

No Shame to Suffer as a Christian

But if [one is ill-treated and suffers] as a Christian [which he is contemptuously called], let him not be ashamed, but give glory to God that he is [deemed worthy to suffer] in this name. ~ 1 Peter 4:16 (AMPC)

Saturday, May 28, 2016


“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ ~ Matthew 10:34-36 (NIV)

Train Up a Child

Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents],
Even when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6 (AMP)


The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11 (NIV)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Don't Let Them...

They'll take your soul if you let them, don't you let them. 

~ Carol King

HIS Rest

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
~ Psalm 91:9 (NIV)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Trust in the Lord

Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.
~ Psalm 37:3-6 (AMPC)

Need Wisdom?

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

~ James 1:5 (AMPC)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Consider It Pure Joy

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.
But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.
~ James 1:2-4 (AMPC)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Keep My Decrees

Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy. ~ Leviticus 20:8 (NIV)

Monday, May 23, 2016

I am Who I am

13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
“This is my name forever,
    the name you shall call me
    from generation to generation.

~ Exodus 3:13-15 (NIV)

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] ~ Matthew 11:28 (AMPC)

Saturday, May 21, 2016


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. ~ Philippians 2:1-2 (NLT)

Dwell in Safety

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. ~ Psalm 4:8 (NIV)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rejoice in Sufferings

3 And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; 4 and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. 5 Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. ~ Romans 5:3-5 (AMP)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fear and Trembling

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. ~ Philippians 2:12-13 (NIV)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Day of Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. ~ Acts 2:1-4 (NASB)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

You Will be Restored

10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.
11 To Him be the dominion (power, authority, rule) forever and ever. Amen (so be it). 
~ 1 Peter 5:10-11 (AMPC)

Monday, May 9, 2016

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. ~ 1 John 4:7-8 (NASB)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Hope and Joy

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope. 
~ Romans 15:13 (AMPC)

Confess to One Another

Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. ~ James 5:16 (AMPC)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Do Not Judge Others

1 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.
~ Matthew 7:1-2 (NLT)

A Gentle Answer

A gentle answer deflects anger,
    but harsh words make tempers flare.

~ Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Hunger and Thirst for Justice

God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. ~ Matthew 5:6 (NLT)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Turn from Evil

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil. ~ Proverbs 3:7 (NLT)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Live in Peace

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. ~ Romans 12:18 (NLT)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

When You Stand Praying

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." ~ Mark 11:24-25 (NIV 1984)

Monday, May 2, 2016

He Is Lord!

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9 (NLT)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wait for the LORD

20 We wait [expectantly] for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. 21 For in Him our heart rejoices, Because we trust [lean on, rely on, and are confident] in His holy name. 22 Let Your [steadfast] lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, In proportion as we have hoped in You. ~ Psalm 33:20-22 (AMP)