Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday June 26, 2017 thought for the day






 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1-Wisdom teaches us to control our emotions and guard our words-
2-Every word we say reveals who we are-
3-God, fill us with the Holy Spirit and empower us to say the right thing, at the right time in the right way-
4-To give thanks is to cross the tracks from have not to having much-
5-Gratitude flushes self pity out of our system-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Speculate-you are three weeks overdue with delivering my new pair of glasses-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Spend time with those you love, for one of these days you will say either "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did"-
 
DID YOU KNOW
A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the distance of the Wright Brothers' first flight-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What was the star of Bethlehem?
2-When was Jesus born?
3-Why doesn't the Bible say when Jesus was born?
4-Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25?
5-When did December 25 become the celebration date of Jesus birth?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who wrote a letter to Felix concerning the apostle Paul?
Answer for today     Claudius Lysias     Acts 23:25
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
1 Corinthians 2:11-12    Who knows the thoughts that another person has? Only a person’s spirit that lives within him knows his thoughts. It is the same with God. No one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we did not receive the spirit of the world, but we received the Spirit that is from God so that we can know all that God has given us.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, thank you for sending your Spirit to help me to know you better. From your word, may he teach me what you want me to know about you for my good and especially for your glory-
 
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-

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tuesday June 20, 2017 thought for the day






THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-God has promised to hear the prayers of his people-
2-Death involves physical and spiritual separation, not annihilation-
3-Those who conceive of heaven as a place where the redeemed will do nothing but sit on golden stairs playing harps are grossly mistaken.  Life in the new heaven will be filled with beauty and variety-
4-In the new heaven we will know a love such as could never be experienced here-
5-In heaven, tears , the affects of sin, will be removed-
STRANGE THOUGHT
The future has a way of arriving whether you want it to or not-
I'VE LEARNED
It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see-
DID YOU KNOW
An enneahedron is solid with nine faces-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-In scripture, when was polygamy no longer accepted?
2-Does God's forgiveness negate the consequences of the acts of sin?
3-Why does God allow innocent victims?
4-How old was David and Bathsheba's first son when he died?
5-Why did God bless David and Bathsheba with the son Solomon when their marriage was the result of an immoral act?
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who had enemies that wrote smear letters about him to the Persian king?
Answer for today    Zerubbabel   Ezra4:6-16
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
Job 42:10    10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord gave him success again. The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had owned before.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Father, thank you of forgiving me, freeing me, and bringing me into your family-
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-


Friday June 23, 2017 thought for the day






THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Friends stick together and never really say good by-
2-It is not enough to simply know something, we have to do something with what we know-
3-Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day-
4-Image is what people think we are, integrity is what we really are-
5-Words have power for they can be constructive or destructive-
STRANGE THOUGHT
I get up early in the morning so I can start my nap earlier in the day-
I'VE LEARNED
Grace doesn't remove the consequences of our sin, it eliminates the shame and guilt from our sin-
DID YOU KNOW
A jumbo jet uses four thousand gallons of fuel to take off-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What was Jonah's final outcome?
2-What is the "old man" as mentioned in scripture?
3-How could Jesus be God and man at the same time?
4-What limitations did Jesus have as a human?
5-Did Jesus have all of God's attributes as a man?
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who wrote a letter recommending Apollos to the Corinthian church?
Answer for today    The Ephesian church     acts  18:27
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
Luke 12:10-12    “Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.11 “When you are brought into the synagogues before the leaders and other powerful people, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say. 12 At that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you must say.”
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Father, thank you for forgiving all my sins.  Give me boldness to share my faith with others-
I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU STRENGTH IN YOUR STRUGGLE, PEACE IN YOUR PAIN, AND VICTORY IN YOUR VALLEY-


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday june 22, 2017 thought for the day






 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you know they are always there-
2-No lapse of time or distance of place can lessen the friendship of those who are truly persuaded of each others worth-
3-The most beautiful discovery true friends can make is they can grow separately without growing apart-
4-There is no distance too great between friends for love gives wings to the heart-
5-True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but not in heart-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Somersault--a seasoning used during the warm months of the year-
 
I'VE LEARNED
No kindness is ever wasted or completely lost-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Rene' Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Solomon ever repent of his disobedience to God?
2-How many times in the Bible were a large group of people fed bread and yet have leftovers remaining?
3-Are supernatural events happening all around us that are invisible to the natural eye?
4-How is it possible we can do even more than what Jesus did?
5-Can you give thanks without a grateful heart?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who wrote to the people of Samaria regarding the fate of Ahab's seventy sons?
Answer for today     Jehu   2 kings 10:1-2
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
John 14:16-18   I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he lives with you and he will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you all alone like orphans; I will come back to you.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Father, thank you for the gift of your spirit. May I walk with him today, comforted, guided and empowered by his presence with me-

MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE-

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday June 21, 2017 thought for the day






 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-One nice thing about going the extra mile, it is never crowded-
2-A true friend is a gift of God, and only he who made hearts can unite them-
3-Friendship is being a strong hand in the dark to another in the time of need-
4-Friendship requires great communication between friends, other wise, it can neither be born or exist-
5-A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with kindness-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
You've really got to hand it to short people because they usually can't reach it anyway-
 
I'VE LEARNED
The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but rather to change our lives-
 
DID YOU KNOW
The billionth digit of pi is nine-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What was the name of David and Bathsheba's first son that died?
2-How many children did David have altogether?
3-How could one man (ex. David and Solomon) satisfy so many wives and concubines?
4-Where was the Queen of Sheba from?
5-How could Solomon be so wise and yet marry foreign women?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
What mighty king wrote a letter to Hezekiah concerning surrender?
Answer for today     Sennacherib   2 Kings 19:14
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY   
Psalm 121:1-2   I look up to the hills,
    But where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    Who made heaven and earth.
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

 
Father, you alone are my strength.  I want to trust you with my worries, doubts, and fears-
 
LIVE SIMPLY! LOVE GENEROUSLY! CARE DEEPLY! SPEAK KINDLY! LEAVE THE REST WITH GOD!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday June 19, 2017 thought for the day




 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-A minimum of 200 soldiers were dispatched to arrest Jesus .  In addition, there also were the temple police-
2-Truth doesn't need to scream-
3-God never enters a shouting match with Satan-
4-There is no greater depression than remorse-
5-God's presence is everywhere, but his dwelling place is in heaven-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
A  lion never roars after a kill-
 
I'VE LEARNED
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once-
 
DID YOU KNOW
All snow crystals are hexagonal-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was it okay for Jonathan to lie about David to Saul?
2-Is it possible to contact the dead as Saul did?
3-What ultimately happened to the Philistine people?
4-Why was having multiple wives in the old Testament permitted?
5-Why did Men of God in  the Old Testament have concubines?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who, using John as a scribe, wrote to  the seven churches in Asia?
Answer for today     Jesus    Revelation 1-3
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
Proverbs  18:24   Some friends may ruin you,
    But a real friend will be more loyal than a brother.
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Father, thank you for Jesus who celebrates the joys but never leaves me alone in the pains of 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-



Friday, June 09, 2017

Friday June 9, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Jesus died on purpose-
2-There is a time to pour out your affections on the one you love, when the time comes, seize it, don't miss it-
3-Want to anger God, exploit people in the name of God or get in the way of people who want to find him-
4-Jesus throwing out of the temple the money changers was not a temper tantrum, but a deliberate act with in intentional message-
5-Jesus washed his disciples feet as an act of love-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
You don't lose weight by eating a box of thin mints-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Children spell words differently than adults, for example "love" is spelled "time" by them-
 
DID YOU KNOW
When CBS broadcast the first television show in color, no one other than CBS owned a color television set-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good?
2-Can  man ever get God to change his mind?
3-How was it that young David was such a good marksman with a slingshot?
4-Was David's slingshot a shepherd boy's toy or a warriors weapon?
5-Why was Jonathan not upset that he wouldn't be the next king of Israel?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who wrote to  the churches concerning the Jerusalem council's decision on the issue of circumcision?
Answer for today       James     Acts 15:23
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Ecclesiastes  4:9-10   Two people are better than one,
    Because they get more done by working together.
10 If one falls down, the other can help him up.
But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls,
    Because no one is there to help.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, thank you for the community of your people that when I am weak they help me to be strong-
 
I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU STRENGTH IN YOUR STRUGGLE, PEACE IN YOUR PAIN, AND VICTORY IN YOUR VALLEY-

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Thursday June 8, 2017 thought for the day






 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1-You cannot become what you want to be by remaining what you are-
2-Love is not led by logic-
3-As long as you hate your enemy, a jail door is closed and a prisoner is taken and it is you-
4-Jesus never had room for "almost", you are either for him or against him-
5-The cross was not a last ditch effort to salvage a dying mission-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
The first 5 days after a weekend are always the hardest-
 
I'VE LEARNED
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others-
 
DID YOU KNOW
The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles.  At that time, the most well known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is all adversity and hardship the result of God's actions or displeasure with us?
2-Is it ever too late to come to God?
3-Is God always merciful?
4-Why do children of "righteous" men so often reject their fathers ways?
5-Who was Samuel's wife?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Who received a letter from David, telling him to put Uriah in the heat of battle?
Answer for today     Joab       2 Samuel 11:4, 15-
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
James 2:23-24     This shows the full meaning of the Scripture that says: “Abraham believed God, and God accepted Abraham’s faith, and that faith made him right with God.” And Abraham was called God’s friend. 24 So you see that people are made right with God by what they do, not by faith only.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, in faith and with obedience I will follow the example of Abraham.  I will surrender everything to your will-
 
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE-