Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday September 30, 2009 thought for the day


BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We need to ask "what does God want for me" not what does my heart want-
2-If Jesus can forgive sins, he surely can also heal sickness and hurts-
3-What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world and yet loses his marriage and/or family?
4-Faith is trusting God's direction without knowing our destination-
5-When your heart is in pieces, God will mend it with his peace-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one-
I'VE LEARNED-My biggest problem is with myself-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did God bless our country when we so abused the native American and African American peoples?
2-How long can God continue to bless America when there is so much wickedness, abuse and violence especially toward women and children?
3-Are people fooling themselves they are Christian when they have such strong racial bias toward other races?
4-How can people be Christian when they feel superior to other peoples?
5-Did Jesus die for the sins of people who lived before he did or just those who lived after his crucifixion?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who came out dancing after David killed Goliath?
Yesterdays answer-Benjamin (Judges 21:20,23)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 78:55-64
55 He forced out the other nations, and he had his people inherit the land. He let the tribes of Israel settle there in tents.
56 But they tested God and turned against God Most High; they did not keep his rules.
57 They turned away and were disloyal just like their ancestors. They were like a crooked bow that does not shoot straight.
58 They made God angry by building places to worship gods; they made him jealous with their idols.
59 When God heard them, he became very angry and rejected the people of Israel completely.
60 He left his dwelling at Shiloh, the Tent where he lived among the people.
61 He let the Ark, his power, be captured; he let the Ark, his glory, be taken by enemies.
62 He let his people be killed; he was very angry with his children.
63 The young men died by fire, and the young women had no one to marry.
64 Their priests fell by the sword, but their widows were not allowed to cry.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday September 29, 2009 thought for the day


BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It is not the size of the man in the fight, it is the fight in the man that determines the outcome-
2-It is the desires of your heart that motivates you-
3-Young David had to go into the battle in order to get the victory-
4-There is no battle that God has entered that he has not won-
5-The world wants to see how the Christian handles crises-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize until you have tried to make it precise-
I'VE LEARNED-What we do not resolve we repeat-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does infant baptism do or represent?
2-In what ways is baptism significant?
3-Are total immersion, sprinkling, pouring all acceptable methods of baptism?
4-When Jacob wrestled with God, why did God let him win?
5-Is pain God's megaphone?
BIBLE TRIVIA--What tribe took wives from among the dancers at Shiloh?
Yesterday's answer Hezekiah (2Chronicles 30:5,10)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 78:38-54
38 Still God was merciful. He forgave their sins and did not destroy them. Many times he held back his anger and did not stir up all his anger.
39 He remembered that they were only human, like a wind that blows and does not come back.
40 They turned against God so often in the desert and grieved him there.
41 Again and again they tested God and brought pain to the Holy One of Israel.
42 They did not remember his power or the time he saved them from the enemy.
43 They forgot the signs he did in Egypt and his wonders in the fields of Zoan.
44 He turned their rivers to blood so no one could drink the water.
45 He sent flies that bit the people. He sent frogs that destroyed them.
46 He gave their crops to grasshoppers and what they worked for to locusts.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with sleet.
48 He killed their animals with hail and their cattle with lightning.
49 He showed them his hot anger. He sent his strong anger against them, his destroying angels.
50 He found a way to show his anger. He did not keep them from dying but let them die by a terrible disease.
51 God killed all the firstborn sons in Egypt, the oldest son of each family of Ham.
52 But God led his people out like sheep and he guided them like a flock through the desert.
53 He led them to safety so they had nothing to fear, but their enemies drowned in the sea.
54 So God brought them to his holy land, to the mountain country he took with his own power.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTR, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday September 28, 2009 thought for the day



LOOK WHAT'S COMING-BRRR!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God is greater than my tragedy-
2-If you reject God's provision you reject God-
3-I like the things money can buy but I love the things money can't buy-
4-Praying together out loud is the most intimate form of communication-
5-Faith overcomes doubt-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A woman's work is never done, so why bother!
I'VE LEARNED-To know is to be able to act-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does baptism mean or represent?
2-Who can baptize and who can be baptized?
3-Is baptism always done with water?
4-Is total immersion the only proper way of baptism?
5-What does baptism do for the believer?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who had his decree for a Passover celebration laughed at by the men of Israel?
Yesterdays answer-Jepthah's daughter (Judges 11:34)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 78:26-37
26 He sent the east wind from heaven and led the south wind by his power.
27 He rained meat on them like dust. The birds were as many as the sand of the sea.
28 He made the birds fall inside the camp, all around the tents.
29 So the people ate and became very full. God had given them what they wanted.
30 While they were still eating, and while the food was still in their mouths,
31 God became angry with them. He killed some of the healthiest of them; he struck down the best young men of Israel.
32 But they kept on sinning; they did not believe even with the miracles.
33 So he ended their days without meaning and their years in terror.
34 Anytime he killed them, they would look to him for help; they would come back to God and follow him.
35 They would remember that God was their Rock, that God Most High had saved them.
36 But their words were false, and their tongues lied to him.
37 Their hearts were not really loyal to God; they did not keep his agreement.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday September 27, 2009 thought for the day


AN INTERESTING ILLUSION
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Enthusiasm is self confidence in action-
2-Jesus is the center of your joy-
3-If you don't submit to the authority of God, he will allow another authority to come over you-
4-It is not what you lost that is important but what you have left-
5-God loves you for who you are, not for what you did or didn't do-
STRANGE THOUGHT-He who laughs first also laughs last if no one laughed in the middle-
I'VE LEARNED-God can use a set back to move you ahead-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is anything "God's Word" besides the Bible?
2-What is the difference between worry and meditation?
3-What does it mean that Jesus is the friend of sinners?
4-Why was Jesus not baptized until he was 30 years old?
5-Were people baptized before John the Baptist did so?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whose ill fated daughter came out dancing after his victory over the Ammonites?
Yesterday"s answer-Miriam (Exodus 15:20)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 78:17-25
17 But the people continued to sin against him; in the desert they turned against God Most HIgh.
18 They decided to test God by asking for the food they wanted.
19 Then they spoke against God, saying, "Can God prepare food in the desert?
20 When he hit the rock, water poured out and rivers flowed down. But can he give us bread also? Will he provide his people with meat?"
21 When the Lord heard them, he was very angry. His anger was like fire to the people of Jacob; his anger grew against the people of Israel.
22 They had not believed God and had not trusted him to save them.
23 But he gave a command to the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven.
24 He rained manna down on them to eat; he gave them grain from heaven.
25 So they ate the bread of angels. He sent them all the food they could eat.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday September 26, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-In serving others, the heart is more important than the hand-
2-Those wanting to avoid hell want religion and those in hell want God-
3-When God wants to do an impossible task, he takes an impossible person and crushes him-
4-Everyone knows they will die, but no one wants to believe it-
5-The problem with trying times is we quit trying-
Strange thought-If you sling mud, you generally lose ground-
I'VE LEARNED-Love is not always blind, nor should it be-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is lying always a sin?
2-Is it ever okay to not tell the whole truth (to lie)?
3-Is not telling the whole truth lying?
4-Is there such a thing as a "little white lie"?
5-How do you meditate on God's Word?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophetess led the women of Israel in a victory dance?
Yesterdays answer-Jesus, Matthew 9:23-24
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 78:9-16
9 The men of Ephraim had bows for weapons, but they ran away on the day of battle.
10 They didn't keep the agreement with God and refused to live by his teaching.
11 They forgot what he had done and the miracles he had shown them.
12 He did miracles while their ancestors watched, in the fields of Zoan in Egypt.
13 He divided the Red Sea and led them through. He made the water stand up like a wall.
14 He led them with a cloud by day and by the light of a fire by night.
15 He split the rocks in the desert and gave them more than enough water, as if from the deep ocean.
16 He brought streams out of the rock and caused water to flow down like rivers.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday September 25, 2009 thought for the day



A PRETTY FALL SCENE
Here are my thoughts for today
1-If we are going to be effective for God, we must have good self esteem-
2-You can know that God loves you, but unless you are willing to love him with obedience and submission you will never experience the fullness of his peace-
3-When we let the sun go down on our anger, we then fall out of love with the one we are angry with-
4-There's got to be a morning after, if I can hold on through the night, I have a chance to find the sunshine, if I keep looking for the light-
5-What love cannot solve, it will endure with sweetness-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Is anyone worrying that someone will discover that lettuce was fattening all along?
I'VE LEARNED-In the life of a child, love is spelled "time"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are the 3 distinctions of the trinity seperate?
2-Jesus never said he and the Holy Spirit are one--are they?
3-Is it correct to say that Jesus lives in us? Isn't it the Holy Spirit that does so?
4-Do we ever stop being God's children?
5-Can you live a partially surrendered life to God?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was snickered at for claiming a dead girl was only asleep?
Yesterday's answer-Sarah (Genesis 18:10-12)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 78:1-8
1 My people, listen to my teaching; listen to what I say.
2 I will speak using stories; I will tell secret things from long ago.
3 We have heard them and known them by what our ancestors have told us.
4 We will not keep them from our children; we will tell those who come later about the praises of the Lord. We will tell about his power and the miracles he has done.
5 The Lord made an agreement with Jacob and gave the teachings to Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children.
6 Then their children would know them, even their children not yet born. And they would tell their children.
7 So they would all trust God and would not forget what he had done but would obey his commands.
8 They would not be like their ancestors who were stubborn and disobedient. Their hearts were not loyal to God, and they were not true to him.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday September 24, 2009 thought for the day

A PRETTY FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We need to put our problems in God's hands and he will put his peace in our hearts-
2-We are what we need-
3-The most painful joy stealers are past memories that haunt our mind-
4-More of Thee and less of me-
5-Always seek to understand others and you cannot fail to love them-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do we wake up worrying we didn't sleep well-
I'VE LEARNED-Anger can only exist in a state of unforgivingness-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If hell is not a literal place, where does Satan and his legions reside?
2-If there is no hell, what is the "judgement" all about?
3-Does the bible give us a complete picture of heaven?
4-Where was hell and heaven that Jesus went to?
5-Will this earth be completely destroyed at some time?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who laughed when she heard she would bear a son in her old age?
Yesterdays answer-David, 2 Samuel 6:14
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 77:11-20
11 I remember what the Lord did; I remember the miracles you did long ago.
12 I think about all the things you did and consider your deeds.
13 God, your ways are holy. No god is as great as our God.
14 You are the God who does miracles; you have shown people your power.
15 By your power you have saved your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
16 God, the waters saw you; they saw you and became afraid; the deep water shook with fear.
17 The clouds poured down their rain. The sky thundered. Your lightning flashed back and forth like arrows.
18 Your thunder sounded in the whirlwind. Lightning lit up the world. The earth trembled and shook.
19 You made a way through the sea and paths through the deep water, but your footprints were not seen.
20 You led your people like a flock by using Moses and Aaron.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday September 23, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A child is someone who passes through your life and then disappears into an adult-
2-Don't shed fresh tears over old wounds-
3-Being a biblical Christian is more than being a cultural Christian-
4 You cannot accept Christ and also hold on to worldly ways-
5-You've got to change if you want to grow and you've got to grow if you want to change-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do we go to sleep worrying we won't wake up?
I'VE LEARNED-I don't know what God is going to do but he is still God-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When does or did the "last days" start?
2-Is international peace possible?
3-Could it be that AIDS is a calamity of end time events?
4-Could our sinning have an effect on creation itself?
5-Are motives more important than actions?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who danced with all his might when the ark of the covenant was brought to Jerusalem?
Yesterdays answer-Sanballaat, Tobiah and Gesham (Nehemiah 2;19)
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 77:1-10
1 I cry out to God; I call to God, and he will hear me.
2 I look for the Lord on the day of trouble. All night long I reach out my hands, but I cannot be comforted.
3 When I remember God, I become upset; when I think, I become afraid.
4 You keep my eyes from closing. I am too upset to say anything.
5 I keep thinking about the old days, the years of long ago.
6 At night I remember my songs. I think and I ask myself:
7 "Will the Lord reject us forever? Will he never be kind to us again?
8 Is his love gone forever? Has he stopped speaking for all time?
9 Has God forgotten mercy? Is he too angry to pity us?"
10 Then I say "This is what makes me sad: For years the power of God Most High was with us."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday September 22, 2009 thought for the day


A BEAUTIFUL FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Victory is not getting your own way in your life, it is getting God's way in your life-
2-Isn't it amazing what God can do and does do with our limited surrender?
3-Anger blocks forgiveness and forgiveness negates anger-
4-Wise people learn from their mistakes-
5-All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do some people want a post graduate degree from the university of anxiety?
I'VE LEARNED-Today's greed is tomorrows embezzlement-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-At Jesus' second coming, will he have the same body he left with?
2-How will Jesus appear to everyone at once at his second coming?
3-How should Christians look forward to the judgement-with hope or with fear?
4-What time span is covered by "the last days"?
5-Are "the last days" still to come or are we in them?
BIBLE TRIVIA --- Who laughed at Nehemiah's plans to rebuild Jerusalem?
Yesterday's answer--The father of the prodigal son Luke 15:25
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 76
1 People in Judah know God; his fame is great in Israel.
2 His tent is in Jerusalem; his home is on Mount Zion.
3 There God broke the flaming arrows, the shields, the swords, and the weapons of war.
4 God, how wonderful you are! You are more splendid than the hills full of animals.
5 The brave soldiers were stripped as they lay asleep in death. Not one warrior had the strength to stop it.
6 God of Jacob, when you spoke strongly, horses and riders fell dead.
7 You are feared; no one can stand against you when you are angry.
8 From heaven you gave the decision, and the earth was afraid and silent.
9 God, you stood up to judge and to save the needy people of the earth.
10 People praise you for your anger against evil. Those who live through your anger are stopped from doing more evil.
11 Make and keep your promises to the Lord you God. From all around, gifts should come to the God we worship.
12 God breaks the spirits of great leaders; the kings on earth fear him.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday September 21, 2009 thought for the day


PRETTY FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Pride makes you think you are invincible-
2-Every Christian needs to find someone to submit to (be accountable to)-
3-The wounds of a friend are better than the praise of an enemy-
4-One reason we don't anticipate the return of Jesus is because we have it so good today-
5-God can bless even a grudging obedience-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do flight attendants urge passenger to stay seated until the aircraft has reached a "complete" stop-is there any other kind?
I'VE LEARNED-Today's lust is tomorrow's adultery-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What are we to do about today's problems that the bible says nothing about?
2-Does today's bible have any human errors or mistakes in it?
3-Is there ever a final translation of the bible?
4-How is the church to be "salt and light"?
5-Did Jesus have a human body after his resurrection?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who held a feast with dancing when his son returned?
Yesterdays answer-The daughter of Herodias- Matthew 14:6-8
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 75
1 God, we thank you; we thank you because you are near. We tell about the miracles you do.
2 You say, "I set the time for trial, and I will judge fairly.
3 The earth with all its people may shake, but I am the one who holds it steady.
4 I say to those who are proud, 'Don't brag,' and to the wicked, 'Don't show your power.
5 Don't try to use your power against heaven. Don't be stubborn.' "
6 No one from the east or the west or the desert can judge you.
7 God is the judge; he judges one person as guilty and another as innocent.
8 The Lord holds a cup of anger in his hand; it is full of wine mixed with spices. He pours it out even to the last drop, and the wicked drink it all.
9 I will tell about this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.
10 He will take all power away from the wicked, but the power of good people will grow.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER





Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday September 20, 2009 thought for the day




A BEAUTIFUL FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God's blessings does not come from our own efforts but by His goodness-
2-Whatever you pursue you worship-
3-God never seeks something or someone he cannot find-
4-We get used to what we used to be in love with-
5-God can't take you where you are not willing to go-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Some people marry an ideal and get a raw deal and live in an ordeal-
I'VE LEARNED-Love shows itself through giving-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW-
1-Is there such a thing as a "back slidden Christian"?
2-Does the Bible tell us all we need to know about God?
3-Does nature give us many details about God?
4-How do we know if we have accurate translations of the original biblical writings?
5-How do we know what the Biblical authors wrote was accurate?
BIBLICAL TRIVIA-Whose entrancing dance proved fatal for John the Baptist?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 74:12-23
12 God, you have been our king for a long time. You bring salvation to the earth.
13 You split open the sea by your power and broke the heads of the sea monster.
14 You smashed the heads of the monster Leviathan and gave him to the desert creatures as food.
15 You opened up the springs and streams and made the flowing rivers run dry.
16 Both the day and the night are yours; you made the sun and the moon.
17 You set all the limits on the earth; you created summer and winter.
18 Lord, remember how the enemy insulted you. Remember how those foolish people made fun of you.
19 Do not give us, your doves, to those wild animals. Never forget your poor people.
20 Remember the agreement you made with us, because violence fills every dark corner of this land.
21 Do not let your suffering people be disgraced. Let the poor and helpless praise you.
22 God, arise and defend yourself. Remember the insults that come from those foolish people all day long.
23 Don't forget what your enemies said; don't forget their roar as they rise against you always.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday September 19, 2009 thought for the day


A HUGH TREE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Forgiveness allows you to live in the future and not in the past-
2-To disagree is not to attack-
3-Victory over our problems often comes through our mouth-
4-Christ means "the Anointed One", so Jesus Christ means Jesus the Anointed One-
5-Be the kind of person you are looking for in a mate-
STRANGE THOUGHT-When pilots are landing an aircraft, why do they say "we are making our final approach"-
I'VE LEARNED-Todays anger is tomorrows abuse-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is suffering a good thing?
2-How can I be sure I am a true Christian?
3-Is it possible to know without a doubt that you are a true Christian?
4-Once you are a Christian can you just give up and go back to your old life style?
5-Once you are saved, are you always saved, no matter what you do?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 74:1-11
1 God, why have you rejected us for so long? Why are you angry with us, the sheep of your pasture?
2 Remember the people you bought long ago. You saved us, and we are your very own. After all, you live on Mount Zion.
3 Make your way through these old ruins; the enemy wrecked everything in the Temple.
4 Those who were against you shouted in your meeting place and raised their flags there.
5 They came with axes raised as if to cut down a forest of trees.
6 They smashed the carved panels with their axes and hatchets.
7 They burned your Temple to the ground; they have made the place where you live unclean.
8 They thought, "We will completely crush them!" They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.
9 We do not see any signs. There are no more prophets, and no one knows how long this will last.
10 God, how much longer will the enemy make fun of you? Will they insult you forever?
11 Why do you hold back your power? Bring your power out in the open and destroy them!
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday September 18, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY SHOT
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment but the making of a saint is the task of a lifetime.
2-Discouraged people don't need critics, they need encouragement-
3-Pessimistic reasoning continually focuses on the potential downside of the future and prompts worry-
4-Easter is "the rest " of the Christian story-
5-Leave what was and walk into what will be and feel the healing-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why is an airport called a "terminal"?
I'VE LEARNED-Today's bigotry is tomorrows hate crime-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the new testament Holy Spirit the same as the old testament Spirit of God?
2-Was the Spirit of God, in the old testament, for everyone or just those God chose to be leaders, prophets, priests, etc.?
3-Before Jesus came, was it possible for old testament people to live sinless lives?
4-Why does the Christian faith seem to attract suffering?
5-Is becoming a Christian "asking for trouble"?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 73:15-28
15 God, if I had decided to talk like this, I would have let your people down.
16 I tried to understand all this, but it was too hard for me to see
17 until I went to the Temple of God. Then I understood what will happen to them.
18 You have put them in danger; you cause them to be destroyed.
19 They are destroyed in a moment; they are swept away by terrors.
20 It will be like walking from a dream. Lord, when you rises up, they will disappear.
21 When my heart was sad and I was angry,
22 I was senseless and stupid..I acted like an animal toward you.
23 But I am always with you; you have held my hand.
24 You guide me with your advice, and later you will receive me in honor.
25 I have no one in heaven but you; I want nothing on earth besides you.
26 My body and my mind may become weak, but God is my strength. He is mine forever.
27 Those who are far from God will die; you destroy those who are unfaithful.
28 But I am close to God, and that is good. The Lord God is my protection. I will tell all that you have done.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday September 17, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God allows us to feel the frailty of human love so we would appreciate the strength of his love.
2-Love is stronger than death, that is why Jesus was able to endure so much suffering without giving in to despair and revenge-
3-My beliefs determine my final destiny and my works determine my final reward-
4-We know we really don't have control over our future but our day timers give us the illusion that we do-
5-What Abel began with the first sacrifice, Jesus completed with his sacrifice,
STRANGE THOUGHT-If ignorance is bliss, I'm the happiest person you will ever meet-
I'VE LEARNED-Today's jealousy is tomorrows hatred-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does the Holy Spirit only work through the church and believers?
2-Did Jesus institute a new "passover" celebration?
3-Are Jewish believers in Jesus Christians or Messianic Jews?
4-Does repentance come before or after salvation?
5-Does being "born again" always involve a transforming moment?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 73:1-14
1 God is truly good to Israel, to those who have pure hearts.
2 But I had almost stopped believing; I had almost lost my faith
3 because I was jealous of proud people. I saw wicked people doing well.
4 They are not suffering; they are healthy and strong.
5 They don't have troubles like the rest of us; they don't have problems like other people.
6 They wear pride like a necklace and put on violence as their clothing.
7 They are looking for profits and do not control their selfish desires.
8 They make fun of others and speak evil; proudly they speak of hurting others.
9 They brag to the sky. They say that they own the earth.
10 So their people turn to them and give them whatever they want.
11 They say, "How can God know? What does God Most High know?"
12 These people are wicked, always at ease, and getting richer.
13 So why have I kept my heart pure? Why have I kept my hands from doing wrong?
14 I have suffered all day long, I have been punished every morning.
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king had the first birthday party in the bible?
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday September 16, 2009 thought for the day


A PRETTY FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It is not enough to keep the bad stuff out, we also have to let the good stuff in-
2-Rather than store up the sour, store up the sweet-
3-Love does not ask someone to do what is wrong-
4-Love never celebrates misfortune-
5-Don't force what is wrong to be right-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The Lord prepares a table for his children but too many of them are on a diet-
I'VE LEARNED-A little love can change a life-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Had Jesus always been God's "son", even before his life on earth?
2-What happened to the guards at Jesus' tomb after his resurrection?
3-Did the Jewish or Roman authorities ever learn that Jesus was resurrected?
4-Why did Jesus choose to reveal himself first to Mary after his resurrection?
5-Why was Jesus called "the Lamb of God"?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 72:12-20
12 He will help the poor when they cry out and will save the needy when no one else will help.
13 He will be kind to the weak and poor, and he will save their lives.
14 He will save them, from cruel people who try to hurt them, because their lives are precious to him.
15 Long live the king! Let him receive gold from Sheba. Let people always pray to him and bless him all day long.
16 Let the fields grow plenty of grain and the hills be covered with crops.
17 Let the king be famous forever; let him be remembered as long as the sun shines. Let the nations be blessed because of him, and may they all bless him.
18 Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does such miracles.
19 Praise his glorious name forever. Let his glory fill the whole world. Amen and amen.
20 This ends the prayers of David son of Jesse.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday September 15, 2009 thought for the day


PRETTY SPRING SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Cain had anger (rage) in his heart before he had blood on his hands-
2-The pharisees rejected Jesus in their hearts before they had him killed on a cross-
3-You are not a victim of your thoughts-
4-Just because there is trash on the dock doesn't mean you have to have trash on your ship-
5-Change your thoughts and you change your person-
A STRANGE THOUGHT-Locomotive, a crazy reason for doing something-
I'VE LEARNED-Today's thoughts are tomorrows actions-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus get angry anytime other than at the crooks in the temple?
2-Since Jesus did not have a human father, was she Jewish?
3-Was there anything that Jesus did not know while he was on earth?
4-Is there anything God cannot do?
5-Did Jesus ever yield to temptation?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 72:1-11
1 God, give the king your good judgment. And the king's son your goodness.
2 Help him judge your people fairly and decide what is right for the poor.
3 Let there be peace on the mountains and goodness on the hills for the people.
4 Help him be fair to the poor and save the needy and punish those who hurt them.
5 May they respect you as long as the sun shines and as long as the moon glows.
6 Let him be like rain on the grass, like showers that water the earth.
7 Let goodness be plentiful while he lives. Let peace continue as long as there is a moon.
8 Let his kingdom go from sea to sea, and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
9 Let the people of the desert bow down to him, and make his enemies lick the dust.
10 Let the kings of Tarshish and the faraway lands bring him gifts. Let the kings of Sheba and Seba bring their presents to him.
11 Let all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday September 14, 2009 thought for the day


A BEAUTIFUL FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Love builds relationships, selfishness destroys them-
2-Don't focus on yourself, focus on who you are in Jesus-
3-We can get so focused on what we don't have that we are blind to what we do have-
4-If we think God is harsh and unfair then that is how we will treat others-
5-You cannot keep people from rejecting you but you can keep rejection from enraging you by letting God's acceptance compensate for their rejection-
Strange thought-Nothing is fool proof to a sufficiently talented fool-
I'VE LEARNED-Anger by itself is not sin but it can lead to sinful actions or thoughts
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus start his ministry at age 30?
2-Would it be wrong to name your son Jesus since it is the Greek name for the Hebrew Joshua?
3-How did Jesus know it was time to start his ministry?
4-Why did Jesus start his ministry in such a low key manner?
5-Did Jesus own anything besides his clothes and sandals?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 71:19-24
19 God, your justice reaches to the skies. You have done great things; God, there is no one like you.
20 You have given me many troubles and bad times, but you will give me life again. When I am almost dead, you will keep me alive.
21 You will make me greater than ever, and you will comfort me again.
22 I will praise you with the harp. I trust you, my God. I will sing to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
23 I will shout for joy when I sing praise to you. You have saved me.
24 I will tell about your justice all day long. And those who want to hurt me will be ashamed and disgraced.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday September 13, 2009 thought for the day



A BEAUTIFUL FALL SCENE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Courteous conduct honors Jesus-
2-You can't control others attitudes but you can manage your own-
3-Get yourself out of your eye by getting your eye off yourself-
4-The self centered see everything through self-
5-Selfishness is an obsession with self that excludes and hurts others-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It's what you do when you have nothing to do that reveals what your are-
I'VE LEARNED-Anger and rejection go hand in hand-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does God punish us because he loves us?
2-Can God forgive us if we don't admit we are sinners ?
3-Why are there such different and conflicting beliefs about Jesus?
4-Why didn't Jesus travel outside his own country?
5-Why do we use another word with the name of Jesus--Jesus Christ--isn't it more correct to say Jesus the Christ?
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY PSALMS 71:12-18
12 God, don't be far off. My God, hurry to help me.
13 Let those who accuse me be ashamed and destroyed. Let those who are trying to hurt me be covered with shame and disgrace.
14 But I will always have hope and will praise you more and more.
15 I will tell how you do what is right. I will tell about your salvation all day long, even thou it is more than I can tell.
16 I will come and tell about your powerful work, Lord God. I will remind people that only you do what is right.
17 God, you have taught me since I was young. To this day I tell about the miracles you do.
18 Even though I am old and gray, do not leave me, God. I will tell the children about your power; I will tell those who live after me about your might.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER