Friday, August 22, 2014

NO STUMBLING BLOCK!

8-22-2014. . . .NO STUMBLING BLOCK!

"O God, you know so well how stupid I am, and you know all my sins. O Lord God of the armies of heaven, don't let me be a stumbling block to those who trust in you. O God of Israel, don't let me cause them to be confused, though I am mocked and cursed and shamed for your sake."  (Ps 69:5-7 TLB)   As our age increases, concurrently our stupidity and folly should be decreasing.  Hopefully and prayerfully, any residual is not a hindrance nor stumbling block to others.

PRAYER: Lord, help us to daily mature in you.  Let not any of our residual folly be a hindrance or stumbling block to others.  Amen!

1 John 1:8-9. . . .If we say that we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth.  But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.  And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins. TLB


Thursday, August 21, 2014

BE WISE!

8-21-2014. . . . BE WISE!

"The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets."  (Prov 21:20 TLB)  Save nothing and you will have nothing!  No one will lend to a fool.  Be wise!

PRAYER: Lord, teach us to be wise in our spending and prepare now for our future and that of our families. Amen.

Prov 13:22. . . . A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.  KJV


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ONLY A FOOL!

8-20-2014. . . .ONLY A FOOL!

"That man is a fool who says to himself, "There is no God!" Anyone who talks like that is warped and evil and cannot really be a good person at all."  (Ps 14:1 TLB)  Everyone has the right to think and feel how they think and feel; but a fool, and only a fool could and would claim that there is no God!

PRAYER: Lord thank you that we are not fools; we know you exist!  We join in the chorus of heaven and earth daily declaring your glory. Amen!

Ps 19:1-3. . . . The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship. Day and night they keep on telling about God.  Without a sound or word, silent in the skies, their message reaches out to all the world. TLB


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DON'T BE THAT ONE!

8-19-2014. . . .DON'T BE THAT ONE!

"If you are looking for advice, stay away from fools.  The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won't face facts." (Prov 14:7-8 TLB)  Listening to the words of a fool will soon lead one to question, "Who is really the fool?"  Don't be that one!

PRAYER: Lord, lead us daily in the paths of the wise and don't let us be hindered along the way by fools.  Amen!

Prov 15:2. . . .The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.  KJV


Friday, August 15, 2014

THOUGHTS WITH PLANS AND PURPOSE!

8-15-2014. . . .THOUGHTS WITH PLANS AND PURPOSE!

"How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can't even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!"  ( Ps 139:17 TLB)  God's thoughts towards us are not just idle thoughts, but thoughts with plans and purpose that will manifest in days to come!

PRAYER: Lord, we thank you for always having us on your mind.  We thank you also for your plans and purpose that will manifest in our future.  Thy will be done.  Amen!

Jer 29:10-11. . . . For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. TLB


Thursday, August 14, 2014

AT THE END OF THE DAY!

8-14-2014. . . .AT THE END OF THE DAY!

"It is good to say thank you to the Lord, to sing praises to the God who is above all gods. Every morning tell him, "Thank you for your kindness," and every evening rejoice in all his faithfulness."  ( Ps 92:1-3 TLB)  At the end of the day we can all with confidence lift our voices and say in the words of the old spiritual, "It's just another day, that the Lord, has kept me!"

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for your goodness and your faithfulness to us.  Keep on keeping us as only you can.   Amen!

Ps 89:8. . . .O LORD God Almighty, who is like you?  You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you. NIV




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I GIVE YOU ME!

8-13-2014. . . .I GIVE YOU ME!

"What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?"   (Ps 116:12 KJV)  The greatest gift we can give back to God is the gift of our self. Our time, our talents, our treasure, and most importantly, our completely surrendered will.  Lord, I give you me!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for being so good to us.  There is no one like you.  We surrender our will to your will.  Have your way in us.  Amen!

1 Peter 5:5-7. . . . If you will humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in his good time he will lift you up.  Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.  TLB