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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

OUR ADVANTAGE!

9-17-2014. . . .AN ADVANTAGE!

"Oh, how I love your law!  I meditate on it all day long.  Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me." (Ps 119:97-98 NIV)  As believers, we will always encounter enemies (haters, perpetrators,impersonators) along our path to glory.  The one advantage we have that makes us wiser than any foe, is His word.  His word is our light and guide.  If we will follow it, we will always have a clear advantage and end up in victory's lane!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your word that give us an advantage over all our enemies.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Amen.

 Ps 18:2-3. . . .The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. (NIV)

Friday, September 12, 2014

SIMPLY, GOD POSSIBLE!

9-12-2014. . . .SIMPLY, GOD POSSIBLE!

"And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.  And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full."  (Matt 14:19-20 KJV)  There are some things that are just simply, 'God Possible.'  Ours is not to try and conceive it, ours is to place our all in His capable hands and leave it.   A miracle will result.

PRAYER: Lord, we trust and place our all in your capable hands and expect the unexpected.  Amen!

Mark 10:27. . . . And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.  KJV

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

THE BEST WAY ANYWAY!

9-11-2014. . . .THE BEST WAY ANYWAY!

"You are my hiding place from every storm of life; you even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory.  I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress.  Don't be like a senseless horse or mule that has to have a bit in its mouth to keep it in line!"   ( Ps 32:7-9 TLB)  Our free will is not a licence to do whatever we want to do.  Rather, we are free to choose God will and plan for our lives without having to be forced to do so.  His way is the best way anyway!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for instructing and guiding us along the best pathways of life.  Thank you for keeping your eyes on us and watching our progress.  May our lives always be pleasing in your sight.  Amen!

Col 1:9-10. . . . So ever since we first heard about you we have kept on praying and asking God to help you understand what he wants you to do; asking him to make you wise about spiritual things;  and asking that the way you live will always please the Lord and honor him, so that you will always be doing good, kind things for others, while all the time you are learning to know God better and better. TLB


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DON'T MISS TODAY'S APPOINTMENT!

9-10-2014. . . .DON'T MISS TODAY'S APPOINTMENT!

"You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion!  You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!" (Ps 139:15-16 TLB)  God has us on His schedule today, but do we have God on ours?  If not, we should, because God had something very specific in mind for us when He put us on His schedule.  Don't miss today's appointment!

PRAYER:  Lord, thank you for scheduling every day of our lives.  Help us to be in sync with your plans and purpose.  Amen!

Ps 25:8-10. . . .The Lord is good and glad to teach the proper path to all who go astray;  he will teach the ways that are right and best to those who humbly turn to him.  And when we obey him, every path he guides us on is fragrant with his loving-kindness and his truth. TLB

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NEVER CAUGHT OFF GUARD!

9-9-2014. . . .NEVER CAUGHT OFF GUARD!

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.  He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them.  He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.  He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him." (Dan 2:20-22 NIV)  Nothing catches God off guard; He is always in control and has everything under His control!  He ordains the start, pauses, stops, and ending of every season.  He knows what we don't know about every situation and if we are wise and seek His guidance, He will reveal to us what the enemy desires to conceal and keep from us!

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for being in control and having everything under your control.  You set the bounds of our lives and ordain every season.  Help us to trust you and always look to you for guidance.  Amen!

Ps 121:7-8. . . . The LORD will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. NIV