Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday December 11, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The Essenes are believed to be the writers of the non biblical portion of the Dead Sea scrolls-
2-The Essenes , like the Sadducees, virtually disappeared from history after the Romans suppressed the Jewish revolt in Jerusalem-
3-The apostle "Simon the Zealot" likely broke from the Zealots to follow Jesus-
4-The Herodians were more a political coalition than a religious one which supported King Herod and his family-
5-The old Testament predicts a "suffering servant", but not in connection with the Messiah-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
I don't need any tattoos.  After all, I don't put bumper stickers on a Ferrari-
 
I'VE LEARNED
It seems that it is God's will that not everyone is healed.  Why?
 
DID YOU KNOW
The Cheetah can reach a speed of up to forty five miles per hour in only two seconds-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-After his conversion, Saul went somewhere in Arabia.  Where was it and what did he do there?
2-What does it take for us to give up the idea that we have to be somebody?
3-Is God pleased with an independent spirit?
4-Is God ever in a hurry?
5-Does God help those who help themselves?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who said  "How terrible it will be for people who plan wickedness, who lie on their beds and make evil plans.
When the morning light comes, they do what they planned, because they have the power to do so.
Answer for today     Micah
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Luke 6:39-40   Jesus told them this story: “Can a blind person lead another blind person? No! Both of them will fall into a ditch. 40 A student is not better than the teacher, but the student who has been fully trained will be like the teacher.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 

 
Thank you Father, for the perfect instruction you offer me and for having patience with me even when I struggle-
 
MAY YOU HAVE ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO MAKE YOU SWEET, ENOUGH TRIALS TO MAKE YOU STRONG, ENOUGH SORROW TO KEEP YOU HUMAN
 AND ENOUGH HOPE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY-


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday December 10, 2017 thought for the day


 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-That which you cannot control, you do best to avoid-
2-Jesus did not say every person will hear the gospel but that it will be proclaimed to all nations-
3-The only way the word of God can become real in our lives is through prayer and obedience-
4-Phariseeism is considered the forerunner of modern orthodox Judaism-
5-The Sadducees ceased to exist as a group after the Romans sacked Jerusalem in 70 AD-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
My goal for this year was to lose 10 pounds, I only have 15 to go-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Most of the time there is no relationship between sickness and personal sin-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Tigers have stripes to help them hide in the rain forest undergrowth.  The black and and gold stripes break up the outline of the tiger's body, making it very hard to see-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Saul ever make a confession and repentance for his sins in order to receive his salvation?
2-How was it possible for Moses to go from Pharaoh's household to be a shepherd in Midian?
3-How did David live from the time he was anointed king as a teen to when he became king at thirty?
4-Did Joseph ever wonder where God was when he was falsely imprisoned in Egypt?
5-What plan could God have had for John the Baptist by having him live in the desert and living like a wild man?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who said -  Should a person rob God? But you are robbing me.
“You ask, ‘How have we robbed you?’
“You have robbed me in your offerings and the tenth of your crops.
Answer for today        Malachi
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
1 Corinthians 12:27-31  27 Together you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of that body. 28 In the church God has given a place first to apostles, second to prophets, and third to teachers. Then God has given a place to those who do miracles, those who have gifts of healing, those who can help others, those who are able to govern, and those who can speak in different languages. 29 Not all are apostles. Not all are prophets. Not all are teachers. Not all do miracles. 30 Not all have gifts of healing. Not all speak in different languages. Not all interpret those languages. 31 But you should truly want to have the greater gifts.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 
Father, I need you to help me respond to your calling to me and not to your calling to other people.  Then Lord, help me to serve you in love-
 
I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART-PEACE IN YOUR SOUL- JOY IN YOUR LIFE-ALWAYS-

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Saturday December 9, 2017 thought for the day






 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-God constantly rewards faith that acts, does, and serves-
2-No one has ever been saved by works , but the saved have always shown their faith by their works-
3-The best mirror is a good friend-
4-It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart-
5-People who truly experience mercy cannot help but extend mercy to others-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
If your chances are slim to none, chose slim-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Sometimes, but not always, disobedient and rebellious acts are directly linked to some illness of the body-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Tiger cubs are born blind and weigh only about two to three pounds, depending on the subspecies-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is the significance of laying on of hands in receiving the Holy Spirit?
2-How could Saul have been so instantaneously changed from what he was trained and educated to be-
3-What was the Sanhedrin reaction when they heard Saul became a believer in Jesus-
4-What happened to those traveling with Saul to Damascus?
5-Why would the Jews of Damascus believe what Saul was preaching in their synagogue?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who said   “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, because I am not worthy to have you come into my house."
Answer for today           the centurion of Capernaum
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
John 13:13-14   You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that is what I am. 14 If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash each other’s feet.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 

Father, thank you for your daily instructions in my life-
 
TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. BE A BESSING, BE A FRIEND, ENCOURAGE SOMEONE, TAKE TIME TO CARE. LET YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS HEAL AND NOT WOUND-

Friday, December 08, 2017

Friday December 8, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Be the first to apologize for an argument-
2-Admit your limitations and needs-
3-Serve others-
4-The joy of the finish always seems to hold more weight than the struggle it takes to get there-
5-It is health that is real wealth, not gold or silver-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the track-
 
I'VE LEARNED-
The original sin by Adam and Eve introduced suffering, illness and death to the human race-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Tigers do not begin making their own kills until about eighteen months of age-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there only one way a sinner must come to Christ?
2-Do Christians tend to require more than God does of how a new believer comes to Christ and what is expected of them?
3-Is it possible that Saul could have heard Jesus teach/preach?
4-What effect would Steven's death have had on Saul?
5-How could Ananias have been so willing to go find Saul?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who said   Your guards are like locusts.
    Your officers are like swarms of locusts
    That hang on the walls on a cold day.
    When the sun comes up, they fly away, 
    And no one knows where they have gone.
 
Answer for the day        Nahum
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
Matthew 23:7-12   7 "They love people to greet them with respect in the marketplaces, and they love to have people call them ‘Teacher.’“But you must not be called ‘Teacher,’ because you have only one Teacher, and you are all brothers and sisters together. And don’t call any person on earth ‘Father,’ because you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 And you should not be called ‘Master,’ because you have only one Master, the Christ. 11 Whoever is your servant is the greatest among you. 12 Whoever makes himself great will be made humble. Whoever makes himself humble will be made great."
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
 
Father, give me the humility and the vision to see around me the constant reminder that I am nothing without you-
 
I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU STRENGTH IN YOUR STRUGGLE, PEACE IN YOUR PAIN, AND VICTORY IN YOUR VALLEY-

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Thursday December 7, 2017 thought for the day







 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-What you give out always comes back in life in larger abundance-
2-There is no room for God in him who is full of himself-
3-Most of us wouldn't mind being a little more humble, but we hate to be humbled-
4-Give sincere compliments-
5-Be quick to admit your mistakes-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Has your seat belt hugged you today?
 
I'VE LEARNED
We are all sinners by nature and practice-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does God ever learn anything new?
2-Does God ever wonder what we are doing?
3-At what point was Saul converted to being a believer in Jesus?
4-Does anything we do surprise God?
5-Why should Saul have believed the voice he heard when he was blinded and fell to the ground?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who said   "The Lord is in his Holy Temple, all the earth should be silent in his presence.”
Answer for today           Habakkuk
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
Matthew 19:16-17   A man came to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to have life forever?”
17 Jesus answered, “Why do you ask me about what is good? Only God is good. But if you want to have life forever, obey the commands.” 
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Father, give me the desire and the ability to lay down my life, my very self, daily to follow you-
 
-MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE-

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Wednesday December 6, 2017 thought for the day




 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Determine to be a person others can rely on-
2-There are no perfect people for God to use-
3-No two Christians are identical-
4-The Church of Jesus began with a group of frightened men in a second floor room in Jerusalem-
5-Forgiveness comes when you can forget the hope you can change the past-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Can a mortuary raise the cost of burials and blame it on the cost of living-
 
I'VE LEARNED
The impact of the results of sinning by Adam and Eve is still being felt in the world today-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Due to a retinal adaptation that reflects light to the retina, the night vision of tigers is six times better than that of humans-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When can the word "saint" be applied to a person?
2-Why is history full of people violently oppressing Christians?
3-Why did Saul want to go to Damascus when it was over 100 miles away?
4-Is there any significance to the blinding light that knocked Saul to the ground?
5-Who was Saul persecuting, Christians or Jesus?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who said   "God has counted the days until your kingdom will end. "
Answer for today       Daniel
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Matthew 10:24-26   A student is not better than his teacher, and a servant is not better than his master. 25 A student should be satisfied to become like his teacher; a servant should be satisfied to become like his master. If the head of the family is called Beelzebub, then the other members of the family will be called worse names!
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 

 
Father, help me to recognize the potholes in the path of my life so that I can make the best decisions in avoiding them-
 
LIVE SIMPLY! LOVE GENEROUSLY! CARE DEEPLY! SPEAK KINDLY! LEAVE THE REST WITH GOD!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Tuesday December 5, 2017 thought got the day






 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Give God your best thoughts and see if he doesn't change your mind-
2-The hardest thing in this world is to say goodbye-
3-We are made right with God, not by our own efforts but by simply relying on God's grace-
4-A right relationship with God is possible, not on the basis of what we do but on the basis of what Jesus has done-
5-See a need-fill a need-selflessly-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for they are sticking to their diets-
 
I'VE LEARNED
We don't have to sin, we chose to do so-
 
DID YOU KNOW
It is the female lion who does more than 90 percent of the hunting, while the male is afraid to risk his life, or simply prefers to rest-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did God ever promise something, as recorded in scripture, and then not do it?
2-When Saul said "Who are you Lord?", how did he know who was speaking?
3-Does God's compassion have limits?
4-Why are there not more conversions like Saul's?
5-Does God put new Christians on probation?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who said   “A man can get only what God gives him."
Answer for today     John the Baptist
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Proverbs 30:5-6   He guards those who come to him for safety.
Do not add to his words, or he will correct you and prove you are a liar.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 
Father, thank you for always showing yourself faithful, reliable, and true to your promises-
 
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-