Wednesday, August 31, 2016

His Burden is Light

28 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.]
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
~ Matthew 11:28-30 (AMPC)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cry for Help

Lord my God,
cried to You for help, and You healed me.

~ Psalm 30:2 (NASB)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Rescued...

The righteous person faces many troubles,
    but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.

~ Psalm 34:19 (NLT)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Incredible Greatness of HIS Power

19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. ~ Ephesians 1:19-22 (NLT)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Don't Let Anger Control You...

26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil. ~ Ephesians 4:26-27 (NLT)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rejoice in Your Confident Hope

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. ~ Romans 12:9-12 (NLT)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

If My People...


We Will Be Like HIM

Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but He has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like Him, for we will see Him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as He is pure. ~ 1 John 3:2-3 (NLT)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Do Unto Others...

27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. 30 Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back. 31 Do to others as you would like them to do to you. ~ Luke 6:27-31 (NLT)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Focus on the Eternal

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV 1984)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Wonderful Joy Ahead

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rejoice in Problems

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)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Remember...

"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again - rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon." ~ Philippians 4:4-5 (NLT)

Friday, August 19, 2016

What Is Important...

5 But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. 6 For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love. ~ Galatians 5:5-6 (NLT)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Boast Only in HIM

26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. 27 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. 28 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. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. 30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; He made us pure and holy, and He freed us from sin. 31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.” 
~ 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (NLT)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Message of the Cross

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NLT)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cast All Your Cares Upon HIM...

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns,once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. ~ 1 Peter 5:7 (AMPC)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Grace, Love, Fellowship

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. ~ 2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Devoted to Good

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. ~ Titus 3:14 (NIV)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Trust in the Lord

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord

~ Proverbs 16:20 (NIV)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Call Me...

“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 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

He Must Become...

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. ~ John 3:30 (NLT)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

He Must Become Greater

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. ~ John 3:30 (NLT)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Trust in Riches?

Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. 

~ Proverbs 11:28 (NIV)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

There is a Friend...

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  ~ Proverbs 18:24 (NASB) 

Seek HIS Face

Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always. ~ 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)

When I Kept Silent...

When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.

~ Psalm 32:3 (NIV)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Don't be Afraid...

This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. 

Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

Friday, August 5, 2016

...to Save Sinners

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 
~ 1 Timothy 1:15 (NIV)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Trust HIS Love

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. ~ Psalm 13:5 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Trust in Him

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. ~ Psalm 9:10 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Guard Your Heart

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

Monday, August 1, 2016

The LORD Determines Our Steps

We can make our plans,
    but the Lord determines our steps.

~ Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)