Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday july 31, 2009 thought for the day


PEACE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Intimate friends give each other complete freedom to be themselves-
2-When imagination is fueled by jealousy, suspicion takes over-
3-Not knowing the future forces us to live one day at a time-
4-Walking in victory is the difference between doing what pleases us or what pleases God-
5-The very people who are out to get us are often the ones who are afraid of us-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why does a cemetery raise its burial costs and blame it on the cost of living?
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why do we portray the wise men at the manger scene?
2-Why did Jesus receive only/exactly 3 gifts?
3-Was there any significance in the 3 gifts Jesus received from the wise men?
4-What ever happened to the gifts to Jesus from the wise men?
5-Is it better to live that today is the first day of the rest of your life or that it is the last day of your life?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 45:1-9
1 Beautiful words fill my mind. I am speaking of royal things. My tongue is like the pen of a skilled writer.
2 You are more handsome than anyone, and you are an excellent speaker, so God has blessed you forever.
3 Put on your sword, powerful warrior. Show your glory and majesty.
4 In your majesty win the victory for what is true and right. Your power will do amazing things.
5 Your sharp arrows will enter the hearts of the king's enemies. Nations will be defeated before you.
6 God, your throne will last forever and ever. You will rule your kingdom with fairness.
7 You love right and hate evil, so God has chosen you from among your friends; he has set you apart with much joy.
8 Your clothes smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From palaces of ivory music comes to make you happy.
9 Kings' daughters are among your honored women. your bride stands at your right side wearing gold from Ophir.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday July 30, 2009 thought for the day


PEACE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It is in the little things and the lonely places that we prove ourselves capable of the big things-
2-The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, the making of a saint is a task of a lifetime-
3-God is never at a loss to know what he is going to do in our situations-
4-Faith is trusting God when we don't know what tomorrow holds-
5-God is good to not show us tomorrow until tomorrow-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites?
I'VE LEARNED-You can have doubts even when you believe-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Jesus said "I do will of my father in heaven." Jesus also said "my father and I are one"-so, is Jesus doing his own will?
2-Why do we say "merry "Christmas and how do we make Christmas merry?
3-How could Jesus be from the lineage of David since he had no earthly father but was simply raised by Joseph?
4-Why do we portray there being 3 wise men?
5-There were at least 2 wise men but just how many were there?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 18-26
18 Our hearts haven't turned away from you, and we haven't stopped following you.
19 But you crushed us in this place where wild dogs live, and you covered us with deep darkness.
20 If we had forgotten our God or lifted our hands in prayer to foreign gods,
21 God would have know, because he knows what is in our hearts.
22 But for you we are in danger of death all the time. People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed.
23 Wake up, Lord! Why are you sleeping? Get up! Don't reject us forever.
24 Why do you hide from us? Have you forgotten our pain and troubles?
25 We have been pushed down into the dirt; we are flat on the ground.
26 Get up and help us. Because of your love, save us.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday july 29, 2009 thought for the day


PEACE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Faith is active, it is never just mental assent-
2-When we begin to have faith, God will validate it-
3-Christianity isn't true because it works, it works because it is true-
4-A person resists God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit their need for God-
5-It is the person who wants to know God that God reveals himself to-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Do the same "slow children at play" grow up to be "slow men at work"?
I'VE LEARNED-The measure of love is not feelings but behavior-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why should we believe that creation occurred 6000 years ago rather than millions of years ago?
2-Why did Jesus go into hell after his crucifixion and what did he do there?
3-What would hell have been like with Jesus there?
4-Would hell have been a sanctified place with Jesus there?
5-When Jesus was in hell after his crucifixion, would he have been subject to Satan?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 44:9-17
9 You have rejected us and shamed us. You don't march with our armies anymore.
10 You let our enemies push us back, and those who hate us have taken our wealth.
11 You gave us away like sheep to be eaten and have scattered us among the nations.
12 You sold your people for nothing and made no profit on the sale.
13 You made us a joke to our neighbors; those around us laugh and make fun of us.
14 You made us a joke to the other nations; people shake their heads.
15 I am always in disgrace and I am covered with shame.
16 My enemy is getting even with insults and curses.
17 All these things have happened to us, but we have not forgotten you or failed to keep our agreement with you.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday July 28, 2009 thought for the day


PEACE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Doubts can sometimes serve a positive purpose but it can be deceiving to take all doubts at face value-
2-Faith is simply a choice to believe, a decision of the will-
3-Faith for faith's sake is meaningless-
4-It is not the amount of faith you can muster up, it must be based on something solid-
5-Being a disciple means you are a follower learner-
STRANGE THOUGHT-There are no cases of eyestrain reported from looking on the bright side of things-
I'VE LEARNED-The older I get the more questions I have-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is worship a "mind" thing or a "heart" thing?
2-Is "heart" and "soul" the same thing?
3-Is it possible to love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength?
4-Can we love ourselves and not like ourselves?
5-If God existed eternally and infinitely before creation, why did he create when he did?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 44:1-8
1 God, we have heard about you. Our ancestors told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
2 With your power you forced the nations out of the land and placed our ancestors here. You destroyed those other nations, but you made our ancestors grow strong.
3 It wasn't their swords that took the land. It wasn't their power that gave them victory. But it was your great power and strength. You were with them because you loved them.
4 My God, you are my king. Your commands led Jacob's people to victory.
5 With your help we pushed back our enemies. In your name we trampled those who came against us.
6 I don't trust my bow to help me, and my sword can't save me.
7 You saved us from our foes, and you made our enemies ashamed.
8 We will praise God every day, we will praise your name forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday July 27, 2009 thought for the day

PEACE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Old age is no guarantee for maturity-
2-What a deterrent to sin it would be if before the fact we could see the impact of our choices-
3-Faith is not always about having positive emotional feelings toward God-
4-Where there is absolutely no doubt, there is probably no healthy faith-
5-A faith that is challenged by adversity or tough times is often a stranger faith in the end-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Money may not be everything, but how much of it will you give to breath?
I'VE LEARNED-We are never immune from sin's appeal-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is it possible Joseph could have been a widower prior to marrying Mary?
2-What role does the church have in political issues?
3-What role should Christians have in social issues?
4-On what basis do angels worship God-from choice or is it their programmed nature?
5-How do you love God with you mind, soul and strength?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 43
1 God, defend me. Argue my case against those who don't follow you. Save me from liars and those who do evil.
2 God, you are my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why am I sad and troubled by my enemies?
3 Send me your light and truth to guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain to where you live.
4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness. I will praise you with a harp, God, my God.
5 Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising him, my Savior and my God.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday July 26, 2009 thought for the day


PEACE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God's power is best displayed when we are weak-
2-There is no such thing as outgrowing the lure of sin-
3-We are most vulnerable to falling immediately following a spiritual victory-
4-The real battle for the control of our lives occurs in the mind-
5-An unaccountable life is a dangerous life-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Less is often more-
I'VE LEARNED-The worst sin toward others is not to hate them but to be indifferent to them-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would the stable birthplace of Jesus most likely have been in a cave?
2-Would Joseph most likely have been much older than Mary?
3-Were the gospels written to be history books or reference books?
4-Were Jesus' siblings, brothers and sisters or cousins?
5-Would Mary's parents have arranged a marriage with Joseph to Mary?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 42
1 As a deer thirsts for streams of water, so I thirst for you, God.
2 I thirst for the living God. When can I go to meet with him?
3 Day and night, my tears have been my food. People are always saying, "Where is your God?"
4 When I remember these things, I speak with a broken heart. I used to walk with the crowd and lead them to God's Temple with songs of praise.
5 Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising him, my savior and my God. I am very sad.
6 So I remember you where the Jordon River begins, near the peaks of Hermon and Mount Mizar.
7 Troubles have come again and again, sounding like waterfalls. Your waves are crashing all around me.
8 The Lord shows his true love every day. At night I have a song, and I pray to my living God.
9 I say to God, my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why am I sad and troubled by my enemies?"
10 My enemies insults make me feel as if my bones were broken. They are always saying, "Where is your God?"
11 Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising him, my Savior and my God.




Saturday, July 18, 2009

personal note

Just a short note to let each of you know that I will be gone from my computer until a week from this Sunday. We are going to Virginia to visit our oldest daughter and family and of course get in some holding time with our new great grand daughter. I'm sure I will go into withdrawal having to be away from it for so long . Yes, I know I could solve that by buying a lap top. So until then, have a great week. Blessings to all-jasper

Saturday July 18, 2009 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Forgiveness is not just about the other person, it is also about us-
2-Indifference is rage controlled-
3-The humbled forgiven make good forgivers-
4-Being aware of your own shortcomings should give you patience with others wrong doings-
5-The proud have a hard time forgiving-
STRANGE THOUGHT-if a man works faithfully 8 hours a day he may eventually get to be boss and then work 12 hours a day-
I'VE LEARNED--Forgiveness comes easier when we remember times in our own past when we failed and were forgiven-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does today's church need revival or more ministries to reach the unsaved?
2-Do we find the Jesus we want, since we know so little about him?
3-Are there any originals today of the Books of the Bible?
4-Were the gospel writers trying to be detailed accurate?
5-Do the Apocrypha books have the details of Jesus families' life?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 41
1 Happy is the person who thinks about the poor. When trouble comes, the Lord will save him.
2 The Lord will protect him and spare his life and will bless him in the land. He will not let his enemies take him.
3 The Lord will give him strength when he is sick, and he will make him well again.
4 I said, "Lord, have mercy on me. Heal me, because I have sinned against you."
5 My enemies are saying evil things about me. They say, "When will he die and be forgotten?"
6 Some people come to see me, but they lie. They just come to get bad news. Then they go and gossip.
7 All my enemies whisper about me and think the worst about me.
8 They say, "He has a terrible disease. He will never get out of bed again."
9 My best and truest friend, who ate at my table, has turned against me.
10 Lord, have mercy on me. Give me strength so I can pay them back.
11 Because my enemies do not defeat me, I know you are pleased with me.
12 Because I am innocent, you support me and will let me be with you forever.
13 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel. He has always been, and he will always be. Amen and amen.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday July 17, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Confession and forgiveness do not stop the harvest-
2-You cannot sow wild oats and then pray for a crop failure-
3-Those who have no best friends have to be the loneliest people on earth-
4-Most of us would rather sit on the judgement seat than on the mercy seat-
5-You will never be more alone emotionally than when you are in the whirlwind of consequences-
STRANGE THOUGHT-When I'm finally holding the right cards, everyone else decides to play dominoes-
I'VE LEARNED-Pride happens when everything is going your way-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there a connection between Jesus' birth announcement to the shepherds and his saying "I am the good shepherd"?
2 Is your personality God given?
3-Why was Mary Magdalene considered a prostitute--what is the concrete evidence?
4-What was Mary Magdalene's basis for being a follower of Jesus?
5-Was Golgotha a common killing field of crucifixions?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 40:9-17
9 I will tell about your goodness in the great meeting of your people. Lord, you know my lips are not silent.
10 I do not hide your goodness in my heart; I speak about your loyalty and salvation. I do not hide your love and truth from the people in the great meeting.
11 Lord, do not hold back your mercy from me; let your love and truth always protect me.
12 Troubles have surrounded me; there are too many to count. My sins have caught me so that I cannot see a way to escape. I have more sins than hairs on my head, and I have lost my courage.
13 Please Lord, save me. Hurry Lord, to help me.
14 People are trying to kill me. Shame them and disgrace them. People want to hurt me. Let them run away in disgrace.
15 People are making fun of me. Let them be shamed into silence.
16 But let those who follow you be happy and glad. They love you for saving them. May they always say, "Praise the Lord!"
17 Lord, because I am poor and helpless, please remember me. You are my helper and savior. My God, do not wait.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday July 16, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A contrite heart makes no demands and no expectations-
2-All sins are forgivable when confessed and forsaken but some carry tremendous consequences-
3-When you sin, the pleasure of the planting is surpassed by the pain of the harvest-
4-If sin were never pleasurable, we would never do it-
5-God's grace does not remove the consequences of sin except one-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It is hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere-
I'VE LEARNED-When you act in panic you don't think logically, you react-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How do you chose joy?
2-Is joy a spiritual word only?
3-Is living a Godly life and living a sinless life the same?
4-Are the Hebrew names for God more meaningful than other languages name for God?
5 Why was Jesus given such a common name?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 40:1-8
1 I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud. He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many people will see this and worship him. Then they will trust the Lord.
4 Happy is the person who trusts the Lord, who doesn't turn to those who are proud or to those who worship false gods.
5 Lord my God, you have done many miracles. Your plans for us are many. If I tried to tell them all, there would be too many to count.
6 You do not want sacrifices and offerings. But you have made a hole in my ear to show that my body and life are yours. You do not ask for burnt offerings and sacrifices to take away sins.
7 Then I said, "Look, I have come. It is written about me in the book.
8 My God, I want to do what you want. Your teachings are in my heart."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday July 15, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Satan never tips his hand while tempting you-
2- When you are in the midst of panic, you don't make wise decisions-
3-God not only does the right thing, he does it at the right time-
4-When there is true repentance, there is a desire to make a complete break from sin-
5-Forsaking of sin follows a true confession of sin-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I wish the buck stopped here for I could use a few right now-
I'VE LEARNED-All the men and women in scripture had feet of clay!
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does any religious group have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
2-How is it possible the Bible can be interpreted in so many different ways?
3-Why wasn't Jesus' life, actions, and thoughts recorded while he was living?
4-How can God tolerate such wickedness and evil in people?
5-How can you have joy in the midst of grief and tragedy?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 39
1 I said, "I will be careful how I act and will not sin by what I say. I will be careful what I say around wicked people."
2 So I kept very quiet. I didn't even say anything good, but I became even more upset.
3 I became very angry inside, and as I thought about it, my anger burned. So I spoke:
4 "Lord, tell me when the end will come and how long I will live. Let me know how long I have.
5 You have given me only a short life;' my lifetime is like nothing to you. Everyone's life is only a breath.
6 People are like shadows moving about. All their work is for nothing; they collect things but don't know who will get them.
7 "So Lord, what hope do I have? You are my hope.
8 Save me from all my sins. Don't let wicked fools make fun of me.
9 I am quiet; I do not open my mouth, because you are the one who has done this.
10 Quit punishing me; your beating is about to kill me.
11 You correct and punish people for their sins; like a moth, you destroy what they love. Everyone's life is only a breath.
12 Lord, hear my prayer, and listen to my cry. Do not ignore my tears. I am like a visitor with you. Like my ancestors, I'm only here a short time.
13 Leave me alone so I can be happy before I leave and am no more."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVNESS AND THAKSGIVING-JASPER




Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday July 14, 2009 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The best proof of your love for God is obedience-nothing more, nothing less and nothing else-
2-When God says no, it is not necessarily discipline or rejection, it may be redirection-
3-Grace is extending special favor to someone who doesn't deserve it, who hasn't earned it and can never repay it-
4-There is no real resistance to Satan in lust other than fleeing-
5-If you don't flee temptation, you will fall-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Funny thing, I don't remember getting absent minded-
I'VE LEARNED-No character trait is more important than genuine integrity-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What reaction should we have when someone says to us "God told me........."
2-Were any of the world's major religions around before Christianity?
3-Why are Christians taught that we never live a good enough life and that we should always be doing better or more?
4-Does God always demand more from us?
5-Why is Christianity so split into so many different factions?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 38:13-22
13 I am like a deaf man; I cannot hear. Like a mute, I cannot speak.
14 I am like a person who does not hear, who has no answer to give.
15 I trust you Lord. You will answer, my Lord and God.
16 I said, "Don't let them laugh at me or brag when I am defeated."
17 I am about to die, and I cannot forget my pain.
18 I confess my guilt; I am troubled by my sin.
19 My enemies are strong and healthy, and many hate me for no reason.
20 They repay me with evil for the good I did. They lie about me because I try to do good.
21 Lord, don't leave me; my God, don't go away.
22 Quickly come and help me, my Lord and Savior.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday July 13, 2009 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation-
2-Prosperity and ease are perilous times, not just blessings-
3-Gross sin is a culmination of a process not just a sudden act-
4-Confession and repentance help heal a wound but they never erase all the scars-
5-Do nothing until it is right and then do it with all your might-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If all is not lost, then where is it?
I'VE LEARNED-Nothing is more important than the cultivation of a Godly family-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do churches educate or indoctrinate?
2-Does Christianity want you to think or accept?
3-In the world today, is God in control or is evil in control?
4-How can we say that God is in control when evil is so rampant?
5-Is God tolerant to allow great evil to exist?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 38:1-12
1 Lord, don't correct me when you are angry. Don't punish me when you are furious.
2 Your arrows have wounded me, and your hand has come down on me.
3 My body is sick from your punishment. Even my bones are not healthy because of my sin.
4 My guilt has overwhelmed me; like a load it weighs me down.
5 My sores stink and become infected because I was foolish.
6 I am bent over and bowed down; I am sad all day long.
7 I am burning with fever, and my whole body is sore.
8 I am weak and faint. I moan from the pain I feel.
9 Lord, you know everything I want; my cries are not hidden form you.
10 My heart pounds and my strength is gone. I am losing my sight.
11 Because of my wounds, my friends and neighbors avoid me, and my relatives stay far away.
12 Some people set traps to kill me. Those who want to hurt me plan trouble; all day long they think up lies.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday July 12, 2009 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A great deal of depression is brought on by improper perspective-
2-Happiness in the Christian life depends on how we perceive it-
3-The pleasures of sin are always more enjoyable than the walk of righteousness--at first-
4-There is nothing wrong with roots but we can love them too much-
5-If you are determined to leave the familiar, faith must be your security-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Many are called but few get up!
I'VE LEARNED-We either live by faith or fear-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How do you find your life by losing it?
2-How is the least the greatest?
3-Can you know God outside of scripture?
4-Over the centuries man's concept and understanding of God has changed, so how do we know if ours is correct?
5- Shouldn't we study and follow the teachings of the early church fathers?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 37:35-40
35 I saw a wicked and cruel man who looked strong like a healthy tree in good soil.
36 But he died and was gone; I looked for him, but he couldn't be found.
37 Think of the innocent person, and watch the honest one. The man who has peace will have children to live after him.
38 But sinners will be destroyed; in the end the wicked will die.
39 The Lord saves good people; he is their strength in times of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and saves them; he saves them from the wicked, because they trust in him for protection.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday July 11, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We are not ready to live until we are ready to die-
2-God knows not only our time but our end of time as well-
3-Wherever you are, be all there-
4-The secret of fulfillment is involvement-
5-The secret of happiness in life is in perspective-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you don't know where you are going, you'll probably end up somewhere else-
I'VE LEARNED-We get old before we are old-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does scripture define morality?
2-What is the "image of God" we are made in?
3-How do we "practice the presence of God"?
4-How do we know we have the "presence of God"?
5-How is "power made perfect in weakness"?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 37:23-34
23 When a person's steps follow the Lord, God is pleased with his ways.
24 If he stumbles, he will not fall, because the Lord holds his hand.
25 I was young, and now I am old, but I have never seen good people left helpless or their children begging for food.
26 Good people always lend freely to others, and their children are a blessing.
27 Stop doing evil and do good, so you will live forever.
28 The Lord loves justice and will not leave those who worship him.
29 Good people will inherit the land and will live in it forever.
30 A good person speaks with wisdom, and he says what is fair.
31 The teaching of his God are in his heart, so he does not fail to keep them.
32 The wicked watch for good people so that they may kill them.
33 But the Lord will not take away his protection or let good people be judged guilty.
34 Wait for the Lord's help and follow him. He will honor you and give you the land, and you will see the wicked sent away.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday July 10, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You cannot undo sinful deeds or unsay sinful words.
2-We all must live with the consequences of our words and deeds-
3-Life is nothing more than a continuous string of moments, one after the other-
4-The worst taste is the aftertaste of regret-
5-When God is given control, he blesses-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Being patient may try your patience-
I've learned-We take ourselves with us wherever we go-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you separate belief from behavior?
2-How can you have clean hands and a pure heart?
3-Does what is inside of you always come out?
4-Does scripture teach "temperance" or "abstinence" of alcohol, or neither?
5-How do we work out our own salvation with fear and trembling?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 37:12-22
12 The wicked make evil plans against good people. They grind their teeth at them in anger.
13 But the Lord laughs at the wicked, because he sees that their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw their swords and bend their bows to kill the poor and helpless, to kill those who are honest.
15 But their swords will stab their own hearts, and their bows will break
16 It is better to have little and be right than to have much and be wrong.
17 The power of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord supports those who do right.
18 The Lord watches over the lives of the innocent, and their reward will last forever.
19 They will not be ashamed when trouble comes. They will be full in times of hunger.
20 But the wicked will die. The Lord's enemies will be like the flowers of the fields; they will disappear like smoke.
21 The wicked borrow and don't pay back, but those who do right give freely to others.
22 Those whom the Lord blessed will inherit the land, but those he curses will be sent away.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Thursday, July 09, 2009

Thursday July 9, 2009 thought for the day



FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Maturity is moving from a soft skin and a tough heart to a tough skin and a soft heart-
2-You cannot educate your anger out of existence-
3-Disobedience and unbelief are two side to the same coin-
4-Those who disobey do not believe and they who do not believe disobey-
5-God is long suffering but does not always remain patient-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Life is a full time job-
I'VE LEARNED-Just because a saying is old doesn't make it reliable-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does a church need to have large growth to have the blessings of God?
2-Can we be a self centered Christian?
3-Does God promise to meet all of our needs?
4-Does Jesus pray for us to his father?
5-Can God bless those who are satisfied with the status quo?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 37:1-11
1 Don't be upset because of evil people. Don't be jealous of those who do wrong,
2 because like the grass, they will soon dry up. Like green plants, they will soon die away.
3 Trust the Lord and do good. Live in the land and feed on truth.
4 Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want.
5 Depend on the Lord; trust him, and he will take care of you.
6 Then your goodness will shine like the sun, and your fairness like the noonday sun.
7 Wait and trust the Lord. Don't be upset when others get rich or when someone else's plans succeed.
8 Don't get angry. Don't be upset; it only leads to trouble.
9 Evil people will be sent away, but those who trust the Lord will inherit the land.
10 In a little while the wicked will be no more. You may look for them, but they will be gone.
11 People who are not proud will inherit the land and will enjoy complete peace.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wednesday July 8, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-No one is so good that they cannot learn from someone who has their good at heart-
2-You must learn to distinguish between the important and the urgent-
3-A healthy fear of God will do much to deter us from sin-
4-Those who determine to walk with God become the target of satan-
5-The good old times are what created these bad news time of today-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A predicament is when an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice suits finds himself in need of major surgery-
I'VE LEARNED-Brutality is often driven by fear-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why is there so much diversity and conflicts between Christians?
2-Why are Christians so narrow minded to other brothers and sisters in Christ?
3-What is the biggest difficulty to being a Christian today in our culture?
4-Is it harder being a Christian in our culture or in 3rd world countries?
5-Does God build churches?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 36
1 Sin speaks to the wicked in their hearts. They have no fear of God.
2 They think too much of themselves so they don't see their sin and hate it.
3 Their words are wicked lies; they are no longer wise or good.
4 At night they make evil plans; what they do leads to nothing good. They don't refuse things that are evil.
5 Lord, your love reaches to the heavens. Your loyalty to the skies.
6 Your goodness is as high as the mountains. Your justice is as deep as the great ocean. Lord, you protect both people and animals.
7 God, your love is so precious! You protect people in the shadow of your wings.
8 They eat the rich food in your house, and you let them drink from your river of pleasure.
9 You are the giver of life. Your light lets us enjoy life.
10 Continue to love those who know you and to do good to those who are good.
11 Don't let proud people attack me and the wicked force me away.
12 Those who do evil have been defeated. They are overwhelmed; they cannot do evil any longer.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tuesday July 7, 2009 thought for the day

FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God not only wants us to endure tests, he also want us to learn from them-
2-Biblical truths work but they must be applied-
3-We each have our own wilderness experience-
4-Maturity is always a product of time-
5-Learning from the past may be hard, but continuing in ignorance is even harder-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Be sure to do what you have to do now when you don't have to do it, so that when you have to do the thing you have to do, you won't have to do it!
I'VE LEARNED-We are all a product of our times-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would Christianity have a greater appeal if there were no crucified savior?
2-Is Christianity the only way to the one true God?
3-What part of the Christian religion has the true gospel?
4-Why do so many different interpretations and denominations come from the same book?
5-Is it really hard to be a true Christian?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 35:19-28
19 Do not let my enemies laugh at me; they hate me for no reason. Do not let them make fun of me; they have no cause to hate me.
20 Their words are not friendly but are lies about peace loving people.
21They speak against me and say, "Ah! We saw what you did!"
22 Lord, you have been watching. Do no keep quiet. Lord, do not leave me alone.
23 Wake up! Come and defend me! My God and Lord, fight for me.
24 Lord my God, defend me with your justice. Don't let them laugh at me.
25 Don't let them think, "Ah! We got what we wanted!" Don't let them say, "We destroyed him."
26 Let them be ashamed and embarrassed, because they were happy when I hurt. Cover them with shame and disgrace, because they thought they were better than I was.
27 May my friends sing and shout for joy. May they always say, "Praise the greatness of the Lord, who loves to see his servants do well."
28 I will tell of your goodness and will praise you every day.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Monday, July 06, 2009

Monday July 6, 2009 thought for the day


FREEDOM
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God helps the helpless, not those who help themselves-
2-If you truly want God to get the glory, you must let him do the work-
3-When you complain and grumble as a Christian, it usually occurs because you're looking back to easier days-
4-No Christian just happens to move into a wilderness experience-
5-If you focus on the past, it isn't long until you have complaints about the present-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
I'VE LEARNED-Envy is a state of ingratitude-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the culture for Christians changing here in America?
2-Why does it seem to be okay to criticize Christianity but not other religions?
3-In America, how will Christians live when Christianity is out of favor and not politically correct?
4-Why does it appear that Christianity spreads best under severe persecution?
5-What is the Christian's greatest test in our culture?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 35:11-18
11 Men without mercy stand up to testify. They ask me things I do not know.
12 They repay me with evil for the good I have done, and they make me very sad.
13 Yet when they were sick, I put on clothes of sadness and showed my sorrow by going without food. But my prayers were not answered.
14 I acted as if they were my friends or brothers. I bowed in sadness as if I were crying for my mother.
15 But when I was in trouble, they gathered and laughed; they gathered to attack before I knew it. They insulted me without stopping.
16 They made fun of me and were cruel to me and ground their teeth at me in anger.
17 Lord, how long will you watch this happen? Save my life from their attacks; save me from these people who are like lions.
18 I will praise you in the great meeting. I will praise you among crowds of people.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER