Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday June 29, 2009 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-In the winter of your struggle, keep believing there will be a spring-
2-On the Good Friday of your darkness, remember that Sunday is coming-
3-A broken and contrite heart is not the end but the beginning-
4-The most demanding test of all is to survive prosperity-
5-No beast is more savage than man possessed with power-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Is there an ending to outer space?
I'VE LEARNED-Externals are not what should count-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does "ask and you will receive" always get you what is asked for?
2-How does the healing power of faith work?
3-Can prayer and faith postpone our time to die?
4-How do you believe that something will happen?
5-How is the body the temple of the Holy Spirit?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 31:14-24
14 Lord, I trust you. I have said, "You are my God."
15 My life is in your hands. Save me from my enemies and from those who are chasing me.
16 Show your kindness to me, your servant. Save me because of your love.
17 Lord, I called to you, so do not let me be disgraced. Let the wicked be disgraced and lie silent in the grave.
18 With pride and hatred they speak against those who do right. So silence their lying lips.
19 How great is your goodness that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you have given to those who trust you.. You do this for all to see.
20 You protect them by your presence from what people plan against them. You shelter them from evil words.
21 Praise the Lord. His love to me was wonderful when my city was attacked.
22 In my distress, I said, "God cannot see me!" but you heard my prayer when I cried out to you for help.
23 Love the Lord, all you who belong to him. The Lord protects those who truly believe, but he punishes the proud as much as they have sinned.
24 All you who put your hope in the Lord be strong and brave.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Tuesday June 30, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Youth does not preclude usefulness-
2-With authority comes the need for accountability-
3-With popularity comes the need for humility-
4-With prosperity comes the need for integrity-
5-Immediate correction begins with honest admission-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Which way does a compass point in space?
I'VE LEARNED-We chose what holds us in bondage-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are formal written prayers of any value?
2-Should we write out our prayers and then read them?
3-What are the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven?
4-Is prayer a means of getting what you want?
5-How does God feel about our selfish prayers?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 32
1 Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.
2 Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty and in whom there is nothing false.
3 When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. I moaned all day long.
4 Day and night you punished me. My strength was gone as in the summer heat.
5 Then I confessed my sins to you and didn't hide my guilt. I said, "I will confess my sins to the Lord," and you forgave my guilt.
6 For this reason, all who obey you should pray to you while they still can. When troubles rise like a flood, they will not reach them.
7 You are my hiding place. You protect me from my troubles and fill me with songs of salvation.
8 The Lord says, "I will make you wise and show you where to go. I will guide you and watch over you.
9 So don't be like a horse or donkey, that doesn't understand. They must be led with bits and reins, or they will not come near you."
10 Wicked people have many troubles, but the Lord's love surrounds those who trust him.
11 Good people, rejoice and be happy in the Lord. Sing all you whose hearts are right.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday June 28, 2009 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Disillusionment is a dangerous slope, it is first with people and then with God-
2-Disillusionment comes from putting your complete hope and trust in someone-
3-What you see yourself as is what you will be-
4-Why God allows evil to exist is a mystery-
5-Grey hair is no sign of maturity nor is youth a sign of immaturity-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell-
I'VE LEARNED-We are to be grateful not proud-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What response should we have to someone who says "The Lord told me to----"?
2-Does sincerity count for anything in prayer?
3-What must you do to get your prayers answered?
4-Do answered prayers depend on what we do?
5-Does God really answer all our prayers?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 31:1-13
1 Lord, I trust in you; let me never be disgraced. Save me because you do what is right.
2 Listen to me and save me quickly. Be my rock of protection, a strong city to save me.
3 You are my rock and my protection. For the good of your name, lead me and guide me.
4 Set me free from the trap they set for me, because you are my protection.
5 I give you my life. Save me, Lord, God of truth.
6 I hate those who worship false gods. I trust only in the Lord.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, because you saw my suffering; you know my troubles.
8 You have not handed me over to my enemies but have set me in a safe place.
9 Lord, have mercy, because I am in misery. My eyes are weak from so much crying, and my whole being is tired from grief.
10 My life is ending in sadness, and my years are spent in crying. My troubles are using up my strength, and my bones are getting weaker.
11 Because of all my troubles, my enemies hate me, and even my neighbors look down on me.
12 I am like a piece of a broken pot. I am forgotten as if I were dead.
13 I have heard many insults. Terror is all around me. They make plans against me and want to kill me.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday June 27, 2009 thought for the day



FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a plot for the weeds-
2-When resisting temptation you must not be confused by the immediate results-
3-One thing about having the right attitude is that with it every day has some sunshine-
4-A positive attitude gets you beyond hurdles into opportunities-
5-God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience but shouts in our pain-
STRANGE THOUGHT-There are three kinds of people--the ones who learn by reading, the ones who learn by observation, and the ones who have to touch the fire themselves to learn if it is really hot-
I'VE LEARNED-There is no sin in the bait, the sin is in the bite-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you have trust without commitment?
2-Can you trust without loving?
3-Are we blind to the workings of God?
4-Do all things really work for the good of them who love God?
5-When does love confront?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 30
1 I will praise you, Lord, because you rescued me. You did not let my enemies laugh at me.
2 Lord, my God, I prayed to you, and you healed me.
3-You lifted me out of the grave; you spared me from going down to the place of the dead.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, you who belong to him; praise his holy name.
5 His anger lasts only a moment, but his kindness lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
6 When I felt safe, I said, "I will never fear."
7 Lord, in your kindness you made my mountain safe. But when you turned away, I was frightened.
8 I called to you, Lord, and asked you to have mercy on me.
9 I said, "What good will it do if I die or if I go down to the grave? Dust cannot praise you; it cannot speak about your truth.
10 Lord, hear me and have mercy on me. Lord, help me."
11 You changed my sorrow into dancing. You took away my clothes of sadness, and clothed me in happiness.
12 I will sing to you and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will praise you forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday June 26, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM (note the figure in the flag)
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Jealousy is never satisfied, it only leads to greater problems-
2-Temptation is an inevitable part of our sinful nature-
3-The temptations that accompany prosperity are far greater than those that accompany adversity-
4-With greater success comes greater trust which leads to greater vulnerability-
5-The greatest character trait you can give your family is moral and ethical self control.
STRANGE THOUGHT-Money is not everything in life, but it does keep you in touch with your children-
I'VE LEARNED-Certain things must be so that other things might be-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How do you cast your cares on Jesus?
2-How do you pray for the one who hurt you?
3-How do you forgive when wrong behavior continues to you?
4 How do we know when we are trusting God?
5-Are Christians to be survivors or overcomers?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 29
1 Praise the Lord, you angels; praise the Lord's glory and power.
2 Praise the Lord for the glory of his name; worship the Lord because he is holy.
3 The Lord's voice is heard over the sea. The glorious God thunders; the Lord thunders over the ocean.
4 The Lord's voice is powerful; the Lord's voice is majestic.
5 The Lord's voice breaks the trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes the land of Lebanon dance like a calf and Mount Hermon jump like a baby bull.
7 The Lord's voice makes the lightning flash.
8 The Lord's voice shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9 The Lord's voice shakes the oaks and strips the leaves off the trees. In his Temple everyone says, "Glory to God!"
10 The Lord controls the flood. The Lord will be King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday June 25, 2009 thought for the day



FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The Bible never tells us we should "look humble"-
2-Humility is an attitude of the heart and mind-
3-In the Christian life, the way up is down-
4-Humility is not a false piety-
5-We have to deal with attitudes as severely as we do with actions-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else-
I'VE LEARNED-never repay evil for evil to anyone-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is it okay to forgive God for what happened to you?
2-How far is the east for the west?
3-Was the apostle Paul baptized in the Holy Spirit or filled with the Holy Spirit?
4 Why did the apostle Paul say he had trouble doing that what was good?
5-What do you do when you hurt too much to pray?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 28
1 Lord, my Rock, I call out to you for help. Do not be deaf to me. If you are silent, I will be like those in the grave.
2 Hear the sound of my prayer, when I cry out to you for help. I raise my hands toward your Most Holy Place.
3 Don't drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil. They say "Peace" to their neighbors, but evil is in their hearts.
4 Pay them back for what they have done, for their evil deeds. Pay them back for what they have done, give them their reward.
5 They don't understand what the Lord has done or what he has made. So he will knock them down and not lift them up.
6 Praise the Lord, because he heard my prayer for help.
7 The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him, and he helps me. I am very happy, and I praise him with my song.
8 The Lord is powerful; he gives victory to his chosen one.
9 Save your people and bless those who are your own. Be their shepherd and carry them forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday June 24, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When God wants to do an impossible task, he takes an impossible person and crushes him to make him ready-
2-It is doubtful if God can bless a man greatly until he has allowed him to be hurt deeply-
3-Hurting people gain a perspective that those who have not yet been hurt lack-
4-God is never late, but he does seem, to delay his involvement longer than we may prefer-
5-Vengeance is passion out of control based on hatred-
STRANGE THOUGHT-the benefit of failure is that it shows what doesn't work-
I'VE LEARNED-God delights in taking nobodies and making them somebodies-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are God's blessings always conditional?
2-How do we recognize God's blessings?
3-In scripture, how many times did someone die and come back to life again?
4-What does the word "perfect" mean as used in scripture?
5-How small is the faith that is the size of a mustard seed?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 27:7-14
7 Lord, hear me when I call; have mercy and answer me.
8 My heart said of you, "Go worship him." so I come to worship you, Lord.
9 Do not turn away from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger; you have helped me. Do not push me away or leave me alone, God, my Savior.
10 If my father and mother leave me, the Lord will take me in.
11 Lord, teach me your ways, and guide me to do what is right because I have enemies.
12 Do not hand me over to my enemies, because they tell lies about me and say they will hurt me.
13 I truly believe I will live to see the Lord's goodness.
14 Wait for the Lord's help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord's help.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday June 23, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-In the mystery of God's timing, subtle things occur-
2-In the final analysis, God is God and he will have his way when he pleases and for his glory-
3-The workings of God in our lives are not related to our clocks but rather to our crises-
4-Often when something looks like the absolute end it is really a new beginning-
5-All walls fall eventually-
STRANGE THOUGHT-the value of a postage stamp is found in its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there-
I'VE LEARNED-Your stubborn will does not intimidate God-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What was going on in heaven during the crucifixion?
2-When a Christian dies, do they go directly into the presence of Jesus in heaven?
3-Where did Jesus' spirit go at this death?
4-Did Jesus have to return to heaven for the Holy Spirit to be sent to earth to replace him?
5-Did Jesus always require repentance from those he forgave?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 27:1-6
1 The Lord is my light and the one who saves me. I fear no one. The Lord protects my life; I am afraid of no one.
2 Evil people may try to destroy my body. My enemies and those who hate me attack me, but they are overwhelmed and defeated.
3 If an army surrounds me, I will not be afraid. If war breaks out, I will trust the Lord.
4 I ask only one thing from the Lord. This is what I want: let me live in the Lord's house all my life. Let me see the Lord's beauty and look with my own eyes at his temple.
5 During danger he will keep me safe in his shelter. He will hide me in his Holy Tent, or he will keep me safe on a high mountain.
6 My head is higher than my enemies around me. I will offer joyful sacrifices in his Holy Tent. I will sing and praise the Lord.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday June 22, 2009 thought for the day



FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When all seems lost, it isn't-
2-When it seems things can get no worse, they often can-
3-When no one seems to notice, they do-
4-The best place on earth is still pretty closes to your roots-
5-When God seems absent, he is present-
STRANGE THOUGHT-the person who gets too big for their britches will be exposed in the end-
I'VE LEARNED-The word "luck" has no place in the language of the Christian-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does Satan have to have God's permission to test/tempt Christians?
2 Did the disciples ever make a "confession of sins" to Jesus and ask for forgiveness?
3-Was there a litmus test that Jesus used in choosing his disciples?
4-When did the disciples receive the holy spirit into their lives?
5-Is the place of "the skull" and Calvary the same place?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALM 26
1 Lord, defend me because I have lived an innocent life. I have trusted the Lord and never doubted.
2 Lord, try me and test me; look closely into my heart and mind.
3 I see your love, and I live by your truth.
4 I do not spend time with liars, nor do I make friends with those who hide their sin.
5 I hate the company of evil people, and I won't sit with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands to show I am innocent, and I come to your altar, Lord.
7 I raise my voice in praise and tell of all the miracles you have done.
8 Lord, I love the Temple where you live, where your glory is.
9 Do not kill me with those sinners or take my life with those murderers.
10 Evil is in their hands, and they do wrong for money.
11 But I have lived an innocent life, so save me and have mercy on me.
12 I stand in a safe place. Lord, I praise you in the great meeting.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday June 21, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Helplessness erodes into hopelessness-
2-Not until we believe one person can make a difference will we be willing to take a risk-
3-Only when we move from the safety of theory to the risky world of reality can we actually make a difference-
4-No one is born prejudiced, courageous or with a sensitive conscience-
5-Things are often not what they seem-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you say you can do everything at 60 that you did at 20, then you weren't doing much at 20.
I'VE LEARNED-Education is going from an unconscience to a conscience awareness of your own ignorance
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What are the "means of grace"?
2-When did Judas heart turn against Jesus?
3-Should Christians seek success or greatness?
4-Is Satan free to do what he wants with Christians?
5-Does all temptation and testing of Christians come from Satan?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 25:1-11
1 Lord, I give myself to you.
2 My God, I trust you. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies laugh at me.
3 No one who trusts you will be disgraced, but those who sin without excuse will be disgraced.
4 Lord, tell me your ways. Show me how to live.
5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me, my God, my Savior. I trust you all day long.
6 Lord, remember your mercy and love that you have shown since long ago.
7 Do not remember the sins and wrong things I did when I was young. But remember to love me always because you are good, Lord.
8 The Lord is good and right; he points sinners to the right way.
9 He shows those who are humble how to do right, and he teaches them his ways.
10 All the Lord's ways are loving and true for those who follow the demands of his agreement.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my many sins.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday June 20, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God's presence is not as intriguing as his absence-
2- Never doubt the presence of God-
3-Those things that hurt instruct-
4-When righteousness rules, justice reigns-
5-There will always be someone who doesn't understand your love for God-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Mansions in the sky cannot be built out of mud thrown at others-
I'VE LEARNED-The most important lessons our children learn is from watching us-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How can you be continually in prayer?
2-With a forgiving spirit, is the Christian to allow another to severely mistreat or abuse them on a continuing basis?
3-Why did Lot's wife turn back for one last look?
4-What was Jesus' lifestyle for the sabbath?
5-Does God want Christians to give sacrificially, generously or extravagantly?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 24
1 The earth belongs to the Lord, and everything in it-the world and all its people.
2 He built it on the waters and set it on the rivers.
3 Who may go up on the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy Temple?
4 Only those with clean hands and pure hearts, who have not worshiped idols, who have not made promises in the name of a false god.
5 They will receive a blessing from the Lord; the God who saves them will declare them right.
6 They try to follow God; they look to the God of Jacob for help.
7 Gates, open all the way. Open wide, aged doors so the glorious King will come in.
8 Who is this glorious King? the Lord, strong and mighty. The Lord, the powerful warrior.
9 Gates, open all the way. Open wide, aged doors so the glorious King will come in.
10 Who is this glorious King? The Lord All-Powerful--He is the glorious King.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday June 19, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-People don't dump garbage on green lawns-
2-Covetousness is not the same thing as ambition
3-Every person has a purpose for living-
4-There is no better teaching tool in the life of a child than the model of a parent's life surrendered to God.
5-When a man of God dies, nothing of God dies-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Sometimes back pain can be a pain in the neck-
I'VE LEARNED-A gentle touch speaks volumes-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Where is paradise?
2-Is the love of money truly the root of all evil or is it the love of control?
3-Should Christians have a standard of living up to their financial means?
4-When Jesus refers to forgiving 70x7, was he referring to the same offense constantly repeated?
5-How do we know if an offender sincerely repents when they ask for forgiveness?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 23
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
2 He lets me rest in green pastures. He leads me to calm water.
3 He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name.
4 Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are with me. Your rod and your walking stick comfort me.
5 You prepare a meal for me in front of my enemies. You pour oil on my head; you fill my cup to overflowing.
6 Surely your goodness and love will be with me all my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday June 18, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Anyone can be honest when there is nothing at stake, but it takes real integrity to be honest when it will cost you something-
2-You cannot do away with the Bible without having a serious erosion of morality-
3-When we think we can fool God, we mistake mercy for ignorance-
4-Anytime God wants you to help someone and you don't do it, you are guilty of a sin of omission-
5-Lying destroys peoples trust in us and labels us as untrustworthy-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why and how do various parts of the brain work together?
I'VE LEARNED-Discipline should never be given in anger-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would Mary have lived a sinless life after Jesus' birth?
2-Has the Holy Spirit always been in the world?
3-Was Jesus filled with total wisdom at 12 as he was at 30?
4-As a child, did Jesus always know his destiny was the cross?
5-Did Jesus speak of divorce as a sin or remarriage as a sin?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 22:26-31
26 Poor people will eat until they are full; those who look to the Lord will praise him. May your hearts live forever!
27 People everywhere will remember and will turn to the Lord. All the families of the nations will worship him
28 because the Lord is King, and He rules the nations.
29 All the powerful people on earth will eat and worship. Everyone will bow down to him, all who will one day die.
30 The people in the future will serve him; they will always be told about the Lord.
31 They will tell that he does what is right. People who are not yet born will hear what God has done.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday June 17, 2009 thought for the day



HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Being pro life and pro capital punishment is very consistent, it is believing in sparing the life of the innocent and taking the life of the guilty-
2-Murder is killing but killing is not necessarily murder-
3-The darkness of our culture is that the authority of God and God's law are rejected without question or discussion-
4-The tragic thing about all sin is that it separates us from God and it is very addictive-
5-Outside of the Bible there is no basis for what is right and wrong-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If we look at a different picture with each eye at the same time why do we not see a blurring of the two.
I'VE LEARNED-Respect is taught not caught-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How could John the Baptist be filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth before the Holy Spirit was sent after Jesus ascension?
2-Was Jesus full of the Holy Spirit from birth?
3-Was anyone other than John the Baptist filled with the Holy Spirit from birth?
4-What was God's criteria for choosing Mary to birth Jesus?
5-If Mary was favored among women, had she lived a sinless life?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 22:9-18
9 You had my mother give birth to me. You made me trust you while I was just a baby.
10 I have leaned on you since the day I was born; you have been my God since my mother gave me birth.
11 So don't be far away from me. Now trouble is near, and there is no one to help.
12 People have surrounded me like angry bulls. Like the strong bulls of Bashan, they are on every side.
13 Like hungry, roaring lions they open their mouths at me.
14 My strength is gone, like water poured out onto the ground, and my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it has melted inside me.
15 My strength has dried up like a clay pot, and my tongue sticks to the top of my mouth. You laid me in the dust of death.
16 Evil people have surrounded me; like dogs they have trapped me. They have bitten my arms and legs.
17 I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me.
18 They divided my clothes among then, and they drew lots for my clothing.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday june 16, 2009 thought for the day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It is not because of any goodness in us that God was willing to die for us, but because of his grace.
2-God so loved the world that he didn't form a committee-
3-It doesn't take long for us to show our true colors-
4-It only took one generation for Adam/Eve's sin to bear fruit with their first child's murder.
5-When quoting scripture make sure you are not quoting out of context.
STRANGE THOUGHT-Is there "good consciousness" and and "bad consciousness"?
I'VE LEARNED-You are young only once but can be immature all your life-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why is Jesus' boyhood only mentioned by Luke and not the other gospel writers?
2-Were Joseph and Mary ever "officially" married?
3-Since Mary was a teenager, what had she done with her life that she was "highly favored by God"?
4-What was Mary's genealogy?
5-How is the "sin nature" inherited and when?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 22:19-25
19 But Lord, don't be far away. You are my strength; hurry to help me.
20 Save me from the sword; save my life from the dogs.
21 Rescue me from the lion's mouth; save me from the horns of the bulls.
22 Then I will tell my fellow Israelites about you; I will praise you in the public meeting.
23 Praise the Lord, all you who respect him. All you descendants of Jacob, honor him; fear him, all you Israelites.
24 He does not ignore those in trouble. He doesn't hide from them but listens when they call out to him.
25 Lord, I praise you in the great meeting of your people; these worshipers will see me do what I promised.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday June 15, 2009 thought for the day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Humility claimed is pride renamed-
2-Humility is a telltale sign of Christian discipleship-
3-In genuine Christianity, one person is not more important than another-
4-Age is like money, it isn't what you've spent but how much you have left-
5-You can't demand respect, you can only earn it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Where in your brain is a memory before and after you are aware of it?
I'VE LEARNED-Success is being and doing your very best-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is a person's mind renewed when they are "saved"?
2-Is the renewing of your mind a process or an act?
3-Since the early church spread under perilous conditions and todays church seems to be ineffective in spreading the Gospel, do we have the same power as they did?
4-Since Luke is the only non Jewish author of scripture, how, when and where did he become a follower of Jesus?
5-How could Luke trace the genealogical roots from Jesus back to Adam without written records?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 22:1-8
1 My God, my God, why have you rejected me? You seem far from saving me far from the words of my groaning.
2 My God, I call to you during the day, but you do not answer. I call at night; I am not silent.
3 You sit as the Holy One. The praises of Israel are your throne.
4 Our ancestors trusted you; they trusted, and you saved them.
5 They called to you for help and were rescued. They trusted you and were not disappointed.
6 But I am like a worm instead of a man. People make fun of me and hate me.
7 Those who look at me laugh. They stick out their tongues and shake their heads.
8 They say, "Turn to the Lord for help. Maybe he will save you. If he likes you, maybe he will rescue you."
I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper




Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday June 14, 2009 thought for the day


Father's day
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When wealth is lost, nothing is lost, when health is lost, something is lost, when character is lost, all is lost-
2-It is not what you say, it is how you live-
3-It is not what you get, it's how you live with what you have-
4-When Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane, he didn't want to go alone-
5 Jesus said that no one comes to God except through him-
STRANGE THOUGHT- Time keeps everything from happening all at once-
I'VE LEARNED-If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is required to have a heart after God?
2-When God thinks of me, what is his thoughts?
3-Do your actions or thoughts tell God you have a heart after him?
4-Should the church accumulate riches?
5- What is the "renewing of your mind", and how is it done?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 21
1 Lord, the king rejoices because of your strength; he is happy when you save him.
2 You gave the king what he wanted and did not refuse what he asked for.
3 You put good things before him and placed a gold crown on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him, so his years go on and on.
5 He has great glory because you gave him victories; you gave him honor and praise.
6 You always gave him blessings; you made him glad because you were with him.
7 The king truly trusts the Lord. Because God Most High always love him, he will not be overwhelmed.
8 Your hand is against all your enemies; those who hate you will feel your power.
9 When you appear, you will burn them as in a furnace. In your anger you will swallow them up, and fire will burn them up.
10 You will destroy their families from the earth; their children will not live.
11 They made evil plans against you, but their traps won't work.
12 You will make them turn their backs when you aim your arrows at them.
13 Be supreme, Lord, in your power. We sing and praise your greatness.
I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday June 13, 2009 thought for the day


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Here are my thoughts for today
1-You will have unknown opportunities to shape a spirit-
2-As you grow both in age and wisdom, the power of the material to bring you joy diminishes-
3-The best way to predict the future is to create it-
4-The only thing that is truly yours that no one can control or take from you, is your attitude-
5-A person has a healthy personality to the degree to which they have the propensity to look for the good in every situation-
Strange thought-What is consciousness?
I've learned-there is no key to happiness, the door is always open-
5 things I want to know
1-How are our spirits drawn to God?
2-What is a person's "spiritual eye"?
3-How does a person disown Jesus?
4-Is there a relationship between greed-covetousness-and selfishness?
5 On what basis did God chose David to be king?
Scripture for today Psalms 20
1 May the Lord answer you in times of trouble. May the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from his Temple and support you from Mount Zion.
3 May he remember all your offerings and accept all your sacrifices.
4 May he give you what you want and make all your plans succeed,
5 and we will shout for joy when you succeed, and we will raise a flag in the name of our God. May the Lord give you all that you ask for.
6 Now I know the Lord helps his appointed king. He answers him from his holy heaven and saves him with his strong right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, others in horses, but we trust the Lord our God.
8 They are overwhelmed and defeated, but we march forward and win.
9 Lord, save the king! Answer us when we call for help.
I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper



Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday June 12, 2009 thought for the day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If you are not thankful for little you will not be thankful when you have much-
2-Mind set is the difference between success and failure-
3-When you stop to count it all you will find that what's left is far more than what is gone-
4-Little things you do can change a life, but you never know when that moment is-
5-What is priceless to another may not be to you but it is priceless never the less-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Does the brain run many operations at the same time?
I'VE LEARNED-True love grows and is enhanced as the years go by-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Since Jesus is God, why did he have to rely on the Holy Spirit for help?
2-Do you only receive the Holy Spirit by asking for him?
3-Did Jesus raise himself from the grave?
4-What validated Jesus as the true messiah?
5-Who gives the Holy Spirit to believers-God the Father, Jesus the Son or himself?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 19:8-14
8 The orders of the Lord are right; they make people happy. The commands of the Lord are pure; they light up the way.
9 Respect for the Lord is good; it will last forever. The judgements of the Lord are true; they are completely right.
10 They are worth more than gold, even the purest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the finest honey.
11 By them your servant is warmed. Keeping them brings great reward.
12 People cannot see their own mistakes. Forgive me for my secret sins.
13 Keep me from the sins of pride; don't let them rule me. Then I can be pure and innocent of the greatest sins.
14 I hope my words and thoughts please you. Lord, you are my Rock, the one who saves me.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday June 11, 2009 thought for the day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Here are my thoughts for today
1-It is better to live your life as if there is a God than die and find out there is-
2-Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve your situation-
3-A teacher affects eternity--they can never tell where their influence stops-
4-Never judge anothers scars because you don't know how they got them-
5-Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet-
Strange thought-How do we like or dislike certain tastes the first time we have them?
I've learned-A friend is more valuable than a fortune-
5 things I want to know
1-When we are full of the Holy Spirit we are to receive great power, but why don't we have it or see it shown?
2-Are Christians ever empty of the Holy Spirit?
3-Can we be full of the Holy Spirit and not know it or show it?
4-Can you "live in the Spirit" without being "baptized in the Spirit"?
5-Can we resist satan successfully only if we are full of the Holy Spirit?
Scripture for today Psalms 19:1-7
1 The heavens tell the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made.
2 Day after day they tell the story; night after night they tell it again.
3 They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard.
4 But their message goes out through all the world; their words go everywhere on earth.
5 The sun comes out like a bridegroom from his bedroom. It rejoices like an athlete eager to run a race.
6 The sun rises at one end of the sky and follows its path to the other end. Nothing hides from its heat.
7 The teachings of the Lord are perfect; they give new strength. The rules of the Lord can be trusted; they make plain people wise.
I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper