Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday September 22, 2017 thought for the day







 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The purpose of John the Baptist's preaching was to prepare people to accept Jesus as God's son-
2-Anger itself is not wrong.  It depends on what makes us angry and what we do with our anger-
3-Use your anger to find constructive solutions rather than to tear people down-
4-The book of Mark records more of Jesus' miracles than sermons-
5-The pharisees hated Jesus because he challenged their proud attitudes and dishonorable motives-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
A permanent set of teeth consist of 8 canines, 8 cuspids, two molars and 8 cuspidors-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Success is more attitude than aptitude-
 
DID YOU KNOW
A baby giraffe is about six feet tall at birth-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do we sin because we want to or because of who we are?
2-How do we know when repentance is genuine?
3-Does God's presence always guarantee God's blessing?
4-Does God's presence mean that God's power is present?
5-Why do we so often fail following spiritual victory?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Deuteronomy 15:4 says"There shall be no poor among you."  What does Deuteronomy 15:11 say?
Answer for today  "There will always be poor people in the land"
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Ephesians 1:3-4   "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Christ, God has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world. That is, in Christ, he chose us before the world was made so that we would be his holy people—people without blame before him." 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 

Father, thank you for the spiritual blessings that are mine because of Jesus-
 
 I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU STRENGTH IN YOUR STRUGGLE, PEACE IN YOUR PAIN, AND VICTORY IN YOUR VALLEY-
 
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday September 21, 2017 thought for the day






 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The religious leaders were determined to kill Jesus and they broke several commandments in order to do so-
2-It is ironic that's Barabbas was guilty of the crime for which Jesus was accused-being a rebel  who claimed to be a king and thus a threat to Caesar-
3-The stone over Jesus' tomb was not rolled aside so Jesus could get out, but so others could get in and see that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead, just as he promised-
4-The resurrection of Jesus is the corner stone of the christian faith-
5-Baptism symbolizes submission to Jesus, a willingness to live God's way, and identification with God's covenant people-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off.  The purpose of the skeleton is something to hang meat to-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Forgiveness is a life style-
 
DID YOU KNOW
A baby beaver stays with its parents for a period of two years-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How was it possible for David (a man after God's heart) to lust after Bathsheba when he already had numerous wives and concubines?
2-To be forgiven by God do we need to repent and ask for it, or just admit we have sinned?
3-Did David ask Bathsheba to come to him or was she commanded to do so?
4-Did Bathsheba know why David had beckoned her and did she have an option of not doing so?
5-Did Bathsheba know that King David from his palace would be watching her sunbathing?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
According to Deuteronomy 10:6 Aaron died at Moserah.  Where, according to Numbers 20:28, did he die?
Answer for today     Mount Hor
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Psalm 128:1-4   Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him.
You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things.
Your wife will give you many children, like a vine that produces much fruit.
Your children will bring you much good, like olive branches that produce many olives.
This is how the man who respects the Lord will be blessed.
 
PRAYER FOR THE TODAY
 
  Father, you are my greatest blessing.  Help me to live consistently in light of this wonderful truth-
 
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE-

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday Septemer 20, 2017 thought for the day




THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Matthew alone records the exact amount of money Judas accepted to betray Jesus-
2-When Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss, Jesus stilled called him friend-
3-The Jewish leaders had Jesus arrested on theological grounds of blasphemy-
4-Jesus first words to Peter were "Come, follow me:.  His last words to him were "you must follow me"-
5-When Pilate offered the Jewish people a choice between two men to be released to them, their names were "Jesus Barabbas" and "Jesus the Messiah"-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
The pistol of a flower is the only protection against insects-
 
I'VE LEARNED
One candle can light many candles without diminishing it's own light-
 
DID YOU KNOW
A baby platypus remains blind after birth for eleven weeks-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you live the christian life of faith all alone?
2-If Saul would be such a bad character, why did God chose him to be king of Israel?
3-Is it possible for a christian to live his whole life and never be discouraged or depressed?
4-Is it true no man sins to himself?
5-Does having a heart for God make you sinless?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
According to Numbers 13:3 the mission of the twelve  Israelite spies started from Paran.  In Numbers 20:1, where does the mission start?
Answer for today    Kadesh Barnea
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
1 Corinthians 1:18-19     The teaching about the cross is foolishness to those who are being lost, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 It is written in the Scriptures “I will cause the wise to lose their wisdom; I will make the wise unable to understand.”
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 


  

Father, The message of the cross may be foolishness to a lost world, but I know it has the power to change lives-
 
LIVE SIMPLY! LOVE GENEROUSLY! CARE DEEPLY! SPEAK KINDLY! LEAVE THE REST WITH GOD!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday September 19, 2017 thought for the day





THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The way we talk to children becomes their inner voice-
2-If the mother of James and John was a sister of Jesus  mother Mary, Jesus and the two brothers were 1st cousins-
3-"Weeping and gnashing of teeth" is a phrase used to describe despair-
4-God's coming judgement is as certain as Jesus' returning to earth-
5-The issue is not how much we have, but how well we use what we have-
STRANGE THOUGHT
Mushrooms always grow in damp places so they look like umbrellas-
I'VE LEARNED
God's first law of economics is still to seek his kingdom first, then all things shall be added to you-
DID YOU KNOW
A baby caribou is so swift it can easily outrun its mother when it is only three days old-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does the Holy Spirit experience make you less likely to sin?
2-Will you go to heaven without the Holy Spirit experience?
3-Did God actually send an evil spirit on Saul?
4-What is a kindred spirit?
5-What is a "carnal christian"?
BIBLE TRIVIA
The Levites entered the service of the sanctuary at age 30, according to Numbers 4:3.  At what age, according to Numbers 8:24, did they enter the service?
Answer for today   25
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
ROMANS 11:33-36   33 Yes, God’s riches are very great, and his wisdom and knowledge have no end! No one can explain the things God decides or understand his ways. 34 As the Scripture says,“Who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been able to give him advice?” That he must pay back.” 36 Yes, God made all things, and everything continues through him and for him. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, as I pursue knowledge of you, enable me to wisely apply your truth-
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-


Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday September 18, 2017 thought for the day



THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If we are Christians we can be encouraged that God has prepared a place for us in eternity and that Jesus has prepared us for this place-
2-It is not the truth you know, but the truth you obey that impacts your christian walk and witness-
3-Prayer is a privilege-
4-To pray is to acknowledge the presence of God-
5-What consumes your mind controls your life-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire-
 
I'VE LEARNED
The hand that gives, gathers-
 
DID YOU KNOW
A baby blue whale is twenty five feet long at birth-
 
FIVE THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the Holy Spirit experience for every christian?
2-Are you a better christian from having the Holy Spirit experience?
3-What does the Holy Spirit experience do for you spiritually?
4-How do the "fruits of the Spirit" and the "gifts of the Spirit" relate to the Holy Spirit experience?
5-Is there only a one time filling of the Holy Spirit or multiple fillings?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
In Exodus 33:20, God tells Moses that no man can see God's face.  According to Exodus 33:11, what man saw God face to face?
Answer for today    Moses      Why the difference?
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Proverbs 4:5-7   Get wisdom and understanding. Don’t forget or ignore my words.
Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of you. Love it, and it will keep you safe.
Wisdom is the most important thing, so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 
Father, help me to make your wisdom the main thing in my life-
 
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, September 17, 2017

Sunday September 17, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The right to life is the first among human rights-
2-If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, why do we think we would be happy with more-
3-Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile-
4-Today, I will do what others won't so tomorrow I will do what others can't-
5-The simple yet profound words "Good tidings of great joy" can touch the heart of even the most troubled soul-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
The moon is like a planet, just like the earth, only it is even deader-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Nothing the heart gives away is lost, it is kept on the hearts of others- 
 
DID YOU KNOW
A jiffy is an actual unit of time:  one hundredth of a second.  Thus the saying, "I'll be there in a jiffy"-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When  does the Holy Spirit experience happen?
2-Is the Holy Spirit experience a "second work of Grace"?  
3-What is the evidence of a Holy Spirit experience?
4-Can you lose the Holy Spirit experience or is it permanent?
5-How does the Holy Spirit experience affect your daily christian life?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
According to Genesis 25:1, Abraham's second wife was Keturah.  According to 1 Chronicles 1:32, what was Keturah?
Answer for today    his concubine
 
SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY
Proverbs 2:1-6   My child, listen to what I say and remember what I command you.
Listen carefully to wisdom, set your mind on understanding.
Cry out for wisdom, and beg for understanding.
Search for it like silver, and hunt for it like hidden treasure.
Then you will understand respect for the Lord, and you will find that you know God.
Only the Lord gives wisdom; he gives knowledge and understanding.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
 
 
Father, I want to know you.  Give me the energy and passion to pursue you with all of my heart-
 
I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART-PEACE IN YOUR SOUL- JOY IN YOUR LIFE-ALWAYS-
 
 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday September 16, 2017 thought for the day




 
THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If you genuinely love someone, don't ever decorate their eyes with tears, their ears with lies or their heart with wounds-
2-Never lie to someone who trusts you, and never trust someone who lies to you-
3-The grace of God is the mending glue for broken hearts-
4-On the cross, Jesus took the hand of God in one hand, and the hand of mankind in the other and joined them together-
5-Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Respiration is composed of two acts, inspiration and expectoration-  
 
I'VE LEARNED 
Giving is the greatest of all pleasures-
 
DID YOU KNOW
At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does it mean to be a man after God's own heart?
2-What kind of people does God chose and use?
3-Do the scriptures exhort us to be baptized by the Holy Spirit?
4-Is being filled with the Holy Spirit the same as being baptized by the Holy Spirit?
5-Is the Holy Spirit experience separate from being saved?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Revelation 22:17   "Let whoever is thirsty come"
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today    Isaiah 55:1
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
Psalm 111:10   Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord; those who obey his orders have good understanding. He should be praised forever.
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
 

 
Father, may I always praise you with the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart-
 
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-