Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding...

For the Lord grants wisdom! His every word is a treasure of knowledge and understanding. ~ Proverbs 2:6 (TLB)

Friday, July 29, 2016


We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. ~ Romans 5:3-5 (NLT)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Are You Willing to Learn?

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you. ~ Psalm 32:8 (AMP)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

No Fear...

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. ~ 1 John 4:18 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Love Those Who Hurt You...

27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Reward in Heaven

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. ~ Matthew 6:1 (NIV)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

For In Him...

For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. 
~ Colossians 1:16 (NIV)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

If My People...

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

Friday, July 22, 2016

No One Holy Like the Lord

“There is no one holy like the Lord;
there is no one besides You;
there is no Rock like our God.
~ 1 Samuel 2:2 (NIV)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Charge to Keep

"In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. ~ 2 Timothy 4:1-5 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Be on Your Guard

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 14 Do everything in love. ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hope for the Lord

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21 In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.
22 May Your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in You. 

~ Psalm 33:20-22 (NIV)

Monday, July 18, 2016

No One Can Boast

“Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 (NLT)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Rest in HIM

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. ~ Psalm 62:1 (NIV)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

His Great Power

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. ~ Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Better Is One Day...

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
12 O Lord Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.
~ Psalm 84:10-12 (NIV 1984)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Forgive Us Our Debts

11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven (left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors.
13 And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
~ Matthew 6:11-13 (AMPC)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pray Like This...

Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
~ Matthew 6:9-10 (AMPC)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Humble Circumstances...

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. ~ James 1:9-11 (NIV)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Believe and Not Doubt

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. ~ James 1:5-8 (NIV)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Favor of the Lord

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
    establish the work of our hands for us—
    yes, establish the work of our hands. 
~ Psalm 90:17 (NIV)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hope and Rest from HIM

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. ~ Psalm 62:5 (NIV)

Friday, July 8, 2016

He Is Coming...

12 Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
    Let the trees of the forest sing for joy
13 before the Lord, for He is coming!
    He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice,
    and the nations with His truth.
~ Psalm 96:12-13 (NLT)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Healed by HIS Wounds

He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed. ~ 1 Peter 2:24 (AMP)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Live in Harmony

I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.
~ 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Shelter for the Oppressed

The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed,
    a refuge in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. ~ Psalm 9:9-10 (NLT)

Monday, July 4, 2016

God the Refuge of His People

God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas,
Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
~ Psalm 46:1-3 (AMPC)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Don't Lose Heart

16 Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.
17 For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],
18 Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (AMPC)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

No Temptation

13 No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy]. 

~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (AMP)

Friday, July 1, 2016

He Chose Us

May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.
For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]—

[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:3-6 (AMPC)