Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HIS PROMISE OUR BLESSING!

10-1-2014. . . .  HIS PROMISE OUR BLESSING!

"For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."   (2 Cor 1:20 KJV) From God's perspective, a promise made is a blessing received.  Know His promises, know our blessings!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for every promise made and every blessing received.  Amen!

Jer 1:12. . . .Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.  KJV

Friday, September 26, 2014

WHAT DOES THE WORLD SEE!

9-26-2014. . . .WHAT DOES THE WORLD SEE!

"Obey God because you are his children; don't slip back into your old ways-doing evil because you knew no better.  But be holy now in everything you do, just as the Lord is holy, who invited you to be his child.  He himself has said, "You must be holy, for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:14-16 TLB)  Obedience is a choice!  As God's children, we are without excuse when we choose to follow our old nature and do things that dishonor who God is!  Remember, we were made in His image and after His own likeness; therefore, we are God's visible image in the world.  When the world sees us, what is their impression and opinion of God?  Does what they see draw them to Him or drive them from Him?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for creating us in your own image and likeness.  Help us daily to represent you to the world in a way that draws them to you and not drives them from you!  Amen.

Col 3:10-11. . . . You are living a brand new kind of life that is continually learning more and more of what is right, and trying constantly to be more and more like Christ who created this new life within you. 11 In this new life one's nationality or race or education or social position is unimportant; such things mean nothing. Whether a person has Christ is what matters, and he is equally available to all. TLB

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A CLEAR CONSCIENCE!



9-25-2014. . . .A CLEAR CONSCIENCE!

For see, the day of the Lord is coming, the terrible day of his wrath and fierce anger. The land shall be destroyed and all the sinners with it.  (Isa 13:8-10 TLB)  "Life now is sweet and our joy is complete cause we are saved!"  While this is true for believers, just think of all the people we know that shall experience "The Day of the Lord!"  Good people with well intentions; friends and perhaps even family members.  Be certain not to let an opportunity to share the good news of the gospel with these people in our lives pass.  We wouldn't want that on our conscience.

Prayer: Lord, guide us by your Spirit into every opportunity to share the gospel with all who cross our path that are lost.  Help us live in such a way that when "The Day of Lord" comes, we'll have a clear conscience.  Amen!

2 Peter 3:9-10. . . . He isn't really being slow about his promised return, even though it sometimes seems that way. But he is waiting, for the good reason that he is not willing that any should perish, and he is giving more time for sinners to repent.  The day of the Lord is surely coming, as unexpectedly as a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the heavenly bodies will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be burned up.   TLB

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TAKE THE FIRST STEP!

9-24-2014. . . .TAKE THE FIRST STEP!

"How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord!"  (Prov 1:7 TLB)  A Chinese philosopher once said,"The journey of ten thousand miles begins with a single step."  Have you taken the first step toward becoming wise?  Trust and reverence the Lord and your true journey of life begins today!

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that every person living will become wise and place their trust in you!  Life with you is far better than life without you.  Amen!

Prov 3:4-6. . . .If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don't ever trust yourself.  In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. TLB


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WHAT MORE DO WE NEED!

9-23-2014. . . .WHAT MORE DO WE NEED!

"What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?"   (Rom 8:31-32 TLB)  God is our resource and recourse.  What more do we need!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for being our all!  Amen.

Ps 23:1. . . . Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need! TLB


Friday, September 19, 2014

PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

9-19-2014. . . .PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

"Work brings profit; talk brings poverty!" (Prov 14:23 TLB)  What one says one will do means little.  Only what one does counts!  Put up or shut up!

Prayer: Lord, help us to be doers and not talkers!  Amen!

Prov 21:25. . . .The lazy man longs for many things, but his hands refuse to work. He is greedy to get, while the godly love to give! TLB

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WATCH WHAT WE SAY AND DO!

9-18-2014. . . .WATCH WHAT WE SAY AND DO!

"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;  Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation." (1 Peter 2:11-12 KJV)  As believers, we should always be cognizant of our behavior especially around unbelievers.  One wrong statement or comment that we perceive as innocent, could very well be the thing that causes someone to miss an opportunity to believe.   We should at all times, watch what we say and what we do!

PrayerLord, thank you for the people you allow to cross our path.  Helps us to always be alert and aware of what we say and what we do!  Amen.

1 Peter 2:11-12. . . Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;  Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.  KJV