Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday September 30, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-All sorts of things are possible, but not all possible things are equally probable-
2-There is no Christianity without the resurrection-
3-The key to a good marriage is not communication but compromise-
4-To help yourself, you have to be yourself-
5-You need to learn from your past, not be a prisoner to it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The golfers diet is to live on greens as much as possible-
I'VE LEARNED-You cannot love God without surrendering to Him-
DID YOU KNOW-Ham radio operators coined the word ham from the expression"ham fisted operators," a term used to describe early radio users who sent Morse code by pounding their fists-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Where did Adam and Eve go after leaving the Garden of Eden?
2-Did God destroy the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve left it?
3-How long did Adam and Eve live in the garden of Eden before having to leave it?
4-Would God have left any traces of the Garden of Eden for later generations to find it's location?
5-When God made the Garden of Eden, was the rest of the earth all created also?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the mother of Huz, Buz and Pildash?
Yesterday's answer-Merab
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 11:5-13
Continue to Ask
5 Then Jesus said to them, "Suppose one of you went to your friend's house at midnight and said to him, 'Friend, loan me three loaves of bread. 6 A friend of mine has come into town to visit me, but I have nothing for him to eat.'7 Your friend inside the house answers, 'Don't bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.'8 I tell you, if friendship is not enough to make him get up to give you the bread, your boldness will make him get up and give you whatever you need.9 So I tell you, ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you.10 Yes, everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened. 11 If your children ask for a fish, which of you would give them a snake instead? 12 Or, if your children ask for an egg, would you give them a scorpion? 13 Even though you are bad, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday September 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Sow little reap little, sow much reap much-
2-Your harvest is in direct proportion to what you sow-
3-You reap what you sow even if you don't know what you are sowing-
4-If you don't like your harvest, change you seed-
5-God made everything with a pattern and principle-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Resurrection life is not a grave situation-
I'VE LEARNED-We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience-
DID YOU KNOW-Some coins used in the American colonies before the Revolutionary war were Spanish dollars, which could be cut into pieces, or bits. Because two pieces equaled one quarter dollar, the expression "two bits" came into being as a name for twenty five cents-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When does a believer of Jesus receive the Holy Spirit?
2-What is the physical evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit?
3-What is "living a holy life"?
4-Is living a holy life the same as living a sinless life?
5-Are there different kinds of "speaking in tongues"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What daughter was promised as a wife to David for slaying Goliath?
Yesterday's answer-Wife of Hadad, a king of Edom
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 11:1-4
Jesus Teaches About Prayer
1 One time Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his followers said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his followers."

2 Jesus said to them, "When you pray, say:
'Father, may your name always be kept holy.

May your kingdom come.
3 Give us the food we need for each day.
4 Forgive us for our sins,
Because we forgive everyone who has done wrong to us.
And do not cause us to be tempted.'

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday September 28, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Faithfulness is the measuring rod of being a Christian-
2-Humility is not weakness but rather strength-
3-A good attitude is more important than talents, status or education-
4-Your attitude is a prophet of your future-
5-The Church is a work in progress-
STRANGE THOUGHT-When you eat cured ham for dinner, don't you wonder what it was cured of?
I'VE LEARNED-Laughter has a profound effect on every important organ of your body. It reduces tension and relaxes the tissues as well as exercising your vital organs. Even if laughter is force, it results in beneficial effects on you.
DID YOU KNOW-Before the turn of the century, newspapers were call tabloids, chronicles, gazettes, etc. Most had local stories and far away stories were quite old because it took a while for stories to travel. With the advent of teletype, stories could be broadcast all over at unheard of speed. Several of the papers started carrying a section with stories from all over-north, east, west and south-and that is why they are called newspapers.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Adam and Eve have physical intimacy while in the Garden of Eden?
2-What was the greatest prayer Jesus ever prayed?
3-Does God have a body and soul?
4-Is being "saved" the same as "being born again"?
5-What does it mean to be "born of the spirit"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was Mehetabel?
Yesterday's answer-Joanna
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 10:38-42
Mary and Martha
38 While Jesus and his followers were traveling, Jesus went into a town. A woman named Martha let Jesus stay at her house.39 Martha had a sister named Mary, who was sitting at Jesus' feet and listening to him teach.40 But Martha was busy with all the work to be done. She went in and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work? Tell her to help me."

41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things. 42 Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen the better thing, and it will never be taken away from her."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday September 27, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The abundant life comes not from having God as a part of your life but when you are a part of God's life-
2-Struggling must give way to trusting-
3-Letting go is often the price of victory-
4-The greater the possessiveness, the greater the pain of letting go-
5-Nothing we fail to commit to God is ever safe-
STRANGE THOUGHT-There are no instant habits-
I'VE LEARNED-There is great power in a smile-
DID YOU KNOW-The word noon came from an old church term none, meaning "three." There was a monastic order that was so devout they declared they would not eat until that time. Because they rang the bells indicating time, "none" came earlier and earlier. The townspeople called midday noon to ridicule them.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are we tempted to sin only in areas in which we have desires?
2-Are we tempted to sin only in our weakest areas?
3-Are there unintentional sins?
4-Can the "law" take you into a state of holiness?
5-What is the greatest gift God gave to mankind?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What wife of a palace official went to embalm the body of Jesus?
Yesterday's answer-Hagar
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 10:25-37
The Good Samaritan
25 Then an expert on the law stood up to test Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to get life forever?"

26 Jesus said, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?"

27 The man answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind." Also, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."

28 Jesus said to him, "Your answer is right. Do this and you will live."

29 But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

30 Jesus answered, "As a man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, some robbers attacked him. They tore off his clothes, beat him, and left him lying there, almost dead. 31 It happened that a priest was going down that road. When he saw the man, he walked by on the other side. 32 Next, a Levite came there, and after he went over and looked at the man, he walked by on the other side of the road. 33 Then a Samaritan traveling down the road came to where the hurt man was. When he saw the man, he felt very sorry for him.34 The Samaritan went to him, poured olive oil and wine on his wounds, and bandaged them. Then he put the hurt man on his own donkey and took him to an inn where he cared for him. 35 The next day, the Samaritan brought out two coins, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 'Take care of this man. If you spend more money on him, I will pay it back to you when I come again.' "

36 Then Jesus said, "Which one of these three men do you think was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by the robbers?"

37 The expert on the law answered, "The one who showed him mercy."

Jesus said to him, "Then go and do what he did."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday September 26, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When God measures a man, he puts a tape around his heart and not his head-
2-Material things are like diet soda, they satisfy momentarily but do not nourish-
3-It is mind boggling that a fetus is considered so precious that we spare no expense to save it's life and yet so worthless that it can be legally killed and disposed of-
4-To live without God is to live without hope-
5-You can only receive what you have been given-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Winners don't ever quit even when they lose for losing is a part of winning-
I'VE LEARNED-You can never get rid of your temper by losing it-
DID YOU KNOW-The term "potty" comes from the pint sized chamber pot built for children-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Scripture says that God will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. Is that in the physical or spiritual realm?
2-Is all sin done through temptation?
3-Is there a difference between temptation and opportunity?
4-Can you be tempted to do good?
5-Scripture says that Jesus was tempted to sin but was he ever enticed to do so?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What servant woman was ordered out of the house by Sarah?
Yesterday's answer-Maachah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 10:21-24
Jesus Prays to the Father
21 Then Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the people who are wise and smart. But you have shown them to those who are like little children. Yes, Father, this is what you really wanted.

22 "My Father has given me all things. No one knows who the Son is, except the Father. And no one knows who the Father is, except the Son and those whom the Son chooses to tell."

23 Then Jesus turned to his followers and said privately, "You are blessed to see what you now see. 24 I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see what you now see, but they did not, and they wanted to hear what you now hear, but they did not."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday September 23, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The mouth is never controlled unless the mind is controlled-
2-Sorry looks back, worry looks around, hope looks ahead, faith looks up-
3-What you want to do, do today, for you only have so many tomorrows-
4-Serve God as a disciple not as an advisor-
5-To have an Easter, there must be a Good Friday-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese-
I'VE LEARNED-Real joy is the exuberant happiness and love for life which comes from the giver of life, God-
DID YOU KNOW-During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire, called the shire reeve. When the term was taken to America, it was shortened to sheriff-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does it mean to be like minded?
2-After God created Adam, did God realize that Adam would be lonely by himself and so he created Eve?
3-Did god not know ahead of time that no suitable helper would be found for Adam?
4-How is God "married to the backslider"?
5-Does obedience always bring blessing?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What wife of David was mother of the handsome but rebellious Absalom?
Yesterday's answer-Hosea
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 10:13-16
Jesus Warns Unbelievers
13 "How terrible for you, Korazin! How terrible for you, Bethsaida! If the miracles I did in you had happened in Tyre and Sidon, those people would have changed their lives long ago. They would have worn rough cloth and put ashes on themselves to show they had changed. 14 But on the Judgment Day it will be better for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to heaven? No! You will be thrown down to the depths!

16 "Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever refuses to accept you refuses to accept me. And whoever refuses to accept me refuses to accept the One who sent me."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday September 22, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Whatever is in your heart, eventually comes out your mouth-
2-Joy is not found in your circumstances, it is found in Jesus-
3-Doing the right thing with the wrong motive is wrong-
4-God is looking for a pure heart, not a perfect performance-
5-Don't grieve over what has to go, rejoice over what is coming-
STRANGE THOUGHT-No man is so great as mankind-
I'VE LEARNED-Love is like a rose, you have to see past the thorns to appreciate their beauty-
DID YOU KNOW-According to German legend, the "Forget me not" flower gets its name from the last words of a knight, who was drowned while trying to pick some from the riverside for his lady-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do the fallen angels ever long for their old relationship with God?
2-Is there any redemption available for fallen angels?
3-Did the angels who rebelled against God have full knowledge and understanding of what they were doing?
4-Are Spirit filled people who chose to turn away from and reject God in the same position as fallen angels?
5-Spirit filled people are "perfect" in what way?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet had a daughter named Lo-ruhamah?
Yesterday's answer-Puah and Shiprah, the midwives
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 10:1-12
Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two
1 After this, the Lord chose seventy-two others and sent them out in pairs ahead of him into every town and place where he planned to go. 2 He said to them, "There are a great many people to harvest, but there are only a few workers. So pray to God, who owns the harvest, that he will send more workers to help gather his harvest. 3 Go now, but listen! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.4 Don't carry a purse, a bag, or sandals, and don't waste time talking with people on the road.5 Before you go into a house, say, 'Peace be with this house.' 6 If peace-loving people live there, your blessing of peace will stay with them, but if not, then your blessing will come back to you. 7 Stay in the same house, eating and drinking what the people there give you. A worker should be given his pay. Don't move from house to house. 8 If you go into a town and the people welcome you, eat what they give you.9 Heal the sick who live there, and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you.'10 But if you go into a town, and the people don't welcome you, then go into the streets and say,11 'Even the dirt from your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. But remember that the kingdom of God is near.' 12 I tell you, on the Judgment Day it will be better for the people of Sodom than for the people of that town.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday September 21, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-There are no instant saints or ministries-
2-A gossip is one who magnifies rumors and partial information-
3-The root of judgement is pride-
4-Attitude is a response to a situation-
5-Peace does not have a price, but the rewards are worth it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It never occurs to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united-
I'VE LEARNED-Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless-
DID YOU KNOW-The most difficult tongue twister is The sixth sick Sheik's sixth sheep's sick"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When did Judas "fall from grace"?
2-Did God expect Adam and Eve to fail?
3-Why doesn't God audibly talk to me?
4-Why doesn't God speak plainly to me and tell me his will for me?
5-What does it mean that angels were created higher than man?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What two women did God make houses for?
Yesterday's answer-Keturah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 9:57-62
Following Jesus
57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Jesus, "I will follow you any place you go."

58 Jesus said to them, "The foxes have holes to live in, and the birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest his head."

59 Jesus said to another man, "Follow me!"

But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

60 But Jesus said to him, "Let the people who are dead bury their own dead. You must go and tell about the kingdom of God."

61 Another man said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to my family."

62 Jesus said, "Anyone who begins to plow a field but keeps looking back is of no use in the kingdom of God."


I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday September 19, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You can't go back to what never was-
2-Real gratitude is lived out not just expressed-
3-Jesus didn't provide an alternative way, he provided the only way-
4-Happiness comes from what you give, not what you get-
5-Worry pulls tomorrows clouds in front of todays sunshine-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You aren't late until you show up-
I'VE LEARNED-Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket-
DID YOU KNOW-Xenophobia is the fear of strangers or foreigners-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can Satan counterfeit all the gifts of the spirit?
2-What is the one irrefutable evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit?
3-If Satan can disguise as an angel of light, how can we be sure we aren't being deceived?
4-If Jesus died to deliver us from sin, why can't we expect to live a sinless life?
5-Does God's grace cover willful sinning?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who had a daughter named Keren-happuch?
Yesterday's answer-The church at Rome
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 9:43-48
Jesus Talks About His Death
43 While everyone was wondering about all that Jesus did, he said to his followers, 44 "Don't forget what I tell you now: The Son of Man will be handed over to people." 45 But the followers did not understand what this meant; the meaning was hidden from them so they could not understand. But they were afraid to ask Jesus about it.
Who Is the Greatest?
46 Jesus' followers began to have an argument about which one of them was the greatest.47 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he took a little child and stood the child beside him. 48 Then Jesus said, "Whoever accepts this little child in my name accepts me. And whoever accepts me accepts the One who sent me, because whoever is least among you all is really the greatest."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday September18, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Live every day like it were your last because one day it will be-
2-Gentleness is an active attitude of calmness while peacefulness is not a passive submissiveness-
3-You can't be a leader if you are not willing to be led-
4-You can't be a teacher if you are not willing to be taught-
5-It is impossible for pride and humility top live together in a person-
STRANGE THOUGHT-At the start always consider the finish-
I'VE LEARNED-If you won't write it and sign it, don't say it-
DID YOU KNOW-Tonsurphobia is the fear of haircuts-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-In God's sight, is there premature death?
2-Is it God's will for you when a calamity or tragedy befalls you?
3-Is it God's will for any baby to be aborted?
4-Does God give permission for any and all things that happen to a Christian?
5-When a person is freed from sin, does that mean they won't sin again?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What church was Julia part of?
Yesterday's answer-Esau
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 9:37-43
Jesus Heals a Sick Boy
37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus.38 A man in the crowd shouted to him, "Teacher, please come and look at my son, because he is my only child.39 An evil spirit seizes my son, and suddenly he screams. It causes him to lose control of himself and foam at the mouth. The evil spirit keeps on hurting him and almost never leaves him.40 I begged your followers to force the evil spirit out, but they could not do it."

41 Jesus answered, "You people have no faith, and your lives are all wrong. How long must I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."

42 While the boy was coming, the demon threw him on the ground and made him lose control of himself. But Jesus gave a strong command to the evil spirit and healed the boy and gave him back to his father. 43 All the people were amazed at the great power of God.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday September 17, 2010 thought for the day-

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You can't fix reality until you face it-
2-Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less-
3-You can't fix a fairy tale since it doesn't really exist-
4-To open your heart to the future, you must release the past-
5-A dead end is just a good place to turn around-
STRANGE THOUGHT-People last a lifetime-
I'VE LEARNED-There is a difference in following God's laws and in loving him-
DID YOU KNOW-Zoophobia is the fear of animals-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is all disease and illness sin related?
2-Can God bring healing to a person who is in bad health due to personal choices they made?
3-How long do you keep believing for a healing of someone who is terminally ill?
4-Do you keep believing for healing for a very elderly person who is suffering from old age?
5-When a baby is born deformed, is that God's will for it?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who had a wife named Judith?
Yesterday's answer-Mary
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE9:28-36
Jesus Talks with Moses and Elijah
28 About eight days after Jesus said these things, he took Peter, John, and James and went up on a mountain to pray.29 While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became shining white.30 Then two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with Jesus.31 They appeared in heavenly glory, talking about his departure which he would soon bring about in Jerusalem.32 Peter and the others were very sleepy, but when they awoke fully, they saw the glory of Jesus and the two men standing with him.33 When Moses and Elijah were about to leave, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (Peter did not know what he was talking about.)

34 While he was saying these things, a cloud came and covered them, and they became afraid as the cloud covered them.35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen. Listen to him!"

36 When the voice finished speaking, only Jesus was there. Peter, John, and James said nothing and told no one at that time what they had seen.

I wish you a day filled with love, laughter, forgiveness and thanksgiving-jasper

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday September 16, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You may know what you have lost but you don't know what you will find-
2-When you conquer doubt and fear, you conquer failure-
3-The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives a rose-
4-Praise and thanksgiving flow from an attitude of gratitude-
5-The secret to happiness is gratitude-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Opportunity may knock once but temptation hangs around your front door forever-
I'VE LEARNED-There is only one way to develop the habits of Christ like character and that is by practicing them-
DID YOU KNOW-Arachibutyrophobiaa is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus ever not heal someone who came to him asking for healing?
2-Could God's will for your life include not being healed?
3-How much faith is 'faith the size of a mustard seed'?
4-How do you get genuine 'results getting faith'?
5-Can all scripture be taken at face value (literally)?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What woman of the Roman church is commended by Paul for her hard work?
Yesterday's answer-Joanna
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 9:18-27
Jesus Is the Christ
18 One time when Jesus was praying alone, his followers were with him, and he asked them, "Who do the people say I am?"

19 They answered, "Some say you are John the Baptist. Others say you are Elijah. And others say you are one of the prophets from long ago who has come back to life."

20 Then Jesus asked, "But who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ from God."

21 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone, saying, 22 "The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the Jewish elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of the law. He will be killed and after three days will be raised from the dead."

23 Jesus said to all of them, "If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing to give up their lives daily to follow me. 24 Those who want to save their lives will give up true life. But those who give up their lives for me will have true life. 25 It is worthless to have the whole world if they themselves are destroyed or lost. 26 If people are ashamed of me and my teaching, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and with the glory of the Father and the holy angels. 27 I tell you the truth, some people standing here will see the kingdom of God before they die."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday September 15, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Salvation is not a self improvement plan even though It brings life changes-
2-Faith is much more than a self help course for personal growth-
3-The death and resurrection of Jesus are all one in the same-
4-God says to thank him in advance for you answer to prayer-
5-Our greatest need is to be loved unconditionally-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It is called a dream house because it costs more than you ever dreamed-
I'VE LEARNED-You must let go of the old ways to experience the new-
DID YOU KNOW-Triskaidecphobia is the fear of the number 13
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can a non Christian speak in tongues?
2-Some non Christian religions believe in speaking in tongues.What are they speaking?
3-Can the backslider speak in tongues? If so, by what power is it done?
4-If God gives you the gift of speaking in tongues, does he ever take it back?
5-Where does the gift of speaking in tongues rank with the other spiritual gifts?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What woman, the wife of a servant of Herod, was healed by Jesus?
Yesterday's answer-Jezebel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 9:10-17
More than Five Thousand Fed
10 When the apostles returned, they told Jesus everything they had done. Then Jesus took them with him to a town called Bethsaida where they could be alone together.
11 But the people learned where Jesus went and followed him. He welcomed them and talked with them about God's kingdom and healed those who needed to be healed.

12 Late in the afternoon, the twelve apostles came to Jesus and said, "Send the people away. They need to go to the towns and countryside around here and find places to sleep and something to eat, because no one lives in this place."

13 But Jesus said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish, unless we go buy food for all these people."

14 (There were about five thousand men there.) Jesus said to his followers, "Tell the people to sit in groups of about fifty people."

15 So the followers did this, and all the people sat down.

16 Then Jesus took the five loaves of bread and two fish, and looking up to heaven, he thanked God for the food. Then he divided the food and gave it to the followers to give to the people.

17 They all ate and were satisfied, and what was left over was gathered up, filling twelve baskets.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday September 14, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The greatest sin is the sin of lost opportunity-
2-If we aren't going, we should be sending-
3-If people can be saved outside of Jesus, then God made a terrible mistake at Calvary-
4-Some people are lost by choice and some because they know no difference-
5-A brook would lose it's song if God removed the rocks-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Sooner or later, every show off will be shown up in a showdown-
I'VE LEARNED-There is no growth without change, there is no change without fear or loss, and there is no loss without pain-
DID YOU KNOW-A gynaephobic man fears women-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When something is spoken in tongues, should a translation or interpretation be given and what is the difference?
2-Did all the disciples or apostles speak in tongues
3-Did Jesus speak in tongues to anyone?
4-Was much New Testament speaking in tongues that of a known language that foreigners heard and understood?
5-Can Satan counterfeit the speaking in tongues?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What evil woman was associated with the church of Thyatira?
Yesterday's answer-Jenusha, wife of Uzziah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 9:7-9
Herod Is Confused About Jesus
7 Herod, the governor, heard about all the things that were happening and was confused, because some people said, "John the Baptist has risen from the dead.
8 Others said, "Elijah has come to us." And still others said, "One of the prophets who lived long ago has risen from the dead."
9 Herod said, "I cut off John's head, so who is this man I hear such things about?" And Herod kept trying to see Jesus.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday September 13, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Blessings follow those who meet needs-
2-The happiest life is a life of giving-
3-A servant is one who sees a need and does something about it-
4-True love motivates to service-
5-True worship is not about anything you can see-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It is hard to pet a porcupine-
I'VE LEARNED-Your habits define your character-
DID YOU KNOW-Clinophobia is the fear of beds-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is salvation conditional?
2-Do we have "eternal security" when we are saved?
3-Should a person who speaks in tongues in public interpret what they have said?
4-Can speaking in tongues be a known language for which you have never studied?
5-Can you be filled with the Holy Spirit and not have the gift of speaking in tongues?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What daughter of a priest married a king who became a leper?
Yesterday's answer-Job
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 9:1-6
Jesus Sends Out the Apostles
1 Jesus called the twelve apostles together and gave them power and authority over all demons and the ability to heal sicknesses.
2 He sent the apostles out to tell about God's kingdom and to heal the sick.
3 He said to them, "Take nothing for your trip, neither a walking stick, bag, bread, money, or extra clothes.
4 When you enter a house, stay there until it is time to leave.
5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off of your feet as you leave the town, as a warning to them."

6 So the apostles went out and traveled through all the towns, preaching the Good News and healing people everywhere.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday September 12, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A perfectionist is an angry person-
2-Patience is the key to joy-
3-God never intended his wrath for his people-
4-When you are in the wrong place, the right place is empty-
5-We can't get what is in God's hands if we don't give him what is in ours-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Irish potatoes are always the ones with smiling eyes-
I'VE LEARNED-Worry is a warning light that you doubt the love of God-
DID YOU KNOW-Eosophobia is the fear of dawn
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can a Christian always choose to not sin?
2-Can you stop sinning without Jesus in your life?
3-Are you "saved" at your confession, repentance or placing trust in God?
4-Are our physical bodies sacred?
5-Can you remain a Christian and deliberately choose to sin?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who had a daughter named Jemima?
Yesterday's answer-Jehosheba
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 8:40-56
Jesus Gives Life to a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
40 When Jesus got back to Galilee, a crowd welcomed him, because everyone was waiting for him.41 A man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue, came to Jesus and fell at his feet, begging him to come to his house.42 Jairus' only daughter, about twelve years old, was dying.

While Jesus was on his way to Jairus' house, the people were crowding all around him. 43 A woman was in the crowd who had been bleeding for twelve years, but no one was able to heal her. 44 She came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his coat, and instantly her bleeding stopped. 45 Then Jesus said, "Who touched me?"

When all the people said they had not touched him, Peter said, "Master, the people are all around you and are pushing against you."

46 But Jesus said, "Someone did touch me, because I felt power go out from me." 47 When the woman saw she could not hide, she came forward, shaking, and fell down before Jesus. While all the people listened, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Jesus said to her, "Dear woman, you are made well because you believed. Go in peace."

49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of the synagogue leader and said to him, "Your daughter is dead. Don't bother the teacher anymore."

50 When Jesus heard this, he said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just believe, and your daughter will be well."

51 When Jesus went to the house, he let only Peter, John, James, and the girl's father and mother go inside with him. 52 All the people were crying and feeling sad because the girl was dead, but Jesus said, "Stop crying. She is not dead, only asleep."

53 The people laughed at Jesus because they knew the girl was dead. 54 But Jesus took hold of her hand and called to her, "My child, stand up!" 55 Her spirit came back into her, and she stood up at once. Then Jesus ordered that she be given something to eat.56 The girl's parents were amazed, but Jesus told them not to tell anyone what had happened.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER




Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday September 10, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Strive for excellence, not perfection-
2-Faith makes things possible not necessarily easy-
3-You don't know how good your anchor is until you are in a storm-
4-Grace and truth build better bridges ion difficult situations-
5-Corrupt lips mean there is a corrupt heart-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you can't remember the good old days, you're too young-
I'VE LEARNED-Worry is just a form of atheism-
DID YOU KNOW-Entomophobia is the Fear of insects-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Who led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted?
2-Why didn't Jesus cast Satan out from his presence?
3-Did Jesus have a will of his own?
4-If a saved person sins, will they lose their salvation?
5-Do all Old Testament scriptures apply to todays living?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What courageous woman was the wife of the priest Jehoiada?
Yesterday's answer-Adah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 8:26-39
A Man with Demons Inside Him
26 Jesus and his followers sailed across the lake from Galilee to the area of the Gerasene people. 27 When Jesus got out on the land, a man from the town who had demons inside him came to Jesus. For a long time he had worn no clothes and had lived in the burial caves, not in a house.28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him. He said with a loud voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don't torture me!"29 He said this because Jesus was commanding the evil spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had taken hold of him. Though he had been kept under guard and chained hand and foot, he had broken his chains and had been forced by the demon out into a lonely place.

30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?"

He answered, "Legion," because many demons were in him. 31 The demons begged Jesus not to send them into eternal darkness.32 A large herd of pigs was feeding on a hill, and the demons begged Jesus to allow them to go into the pigs. So Jesus allowed them to do this.33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd ran down the hill into the lake and was drowned.

34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran away and told about this in the town and the countryside.35 And people went to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man sitting at Jesus' feet, clothed and in his right mind, because the demons were gone. But the people were frightened.36 The people who saw this happen told the others how Jesus had made the man well.37 All the people of the Gerasene country asked Jesus to leave, because they were all very afraid. So Jesus got into the boat and went back to Galilee.

38 The man whom Jesus had healed begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 "Go back home and tell people how much God has done for you." So the man went all over town telling how much Jesus had done for him.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thursday September 9, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We need to be grateful with imperfect gifts-
2-Gratitude changes a bad attitude-
3-If God does not judge America for it's sins, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorra
4-Obedience is the source and secret of faith-
5-It is hard to have the abundant life when you are carrying burdens you weren't meant to carry-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Nothing makes you feel more at home than a big snow storm-
I'VE LEARNED-Enlarge your world by enjoying other's worlds-
DID YOU KNOW-Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you be a Christian and run from God's will?
2-Is it the disobedient choice or the act of sin that puts you in a state of separation from God?
3-Is backsliding an act or a choice?
4-Did God predestine Jesus in his humanity unable to sin or was his love for the father so strong it overcame any and all temptations?
5-Did Satan believe that Jesus in his humanity was unable to sin?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What wife of Lamech was the mother of the founder of music?
Yesterday's answer-Hephzibah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 8:22-25
Jesus Calms a Storm
22 One day Jesus and his followers got into a boat, and he said to them, "Let's go across the lake." And so they started across. 23 While they were sailing, Jesus fell asleep. A very strong wind blew up on the lake, causing the boat to fill with water, and they were in danger.

24 The followers went to Jesus and woke him, saying, "Master! Master! We will drown!" Jesus got up and gave a command to the wind and the waves. They stopped, and it became calm.

25 Jesus said to his followers, "Where is your faith?" The followers were afraid and amazed and said to each other, "Who is this that commands even the wind and the water, and they obey him?"

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wednesday September 8, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Forgiveness--your paying the price for anothers wrong-
2-Don't feel totally, eternally, irrevocably responsible for everything--that is God's job-
3-Every ending is a new beginning-
4-Gratitude needs to be expressed-
5-You can choose God or reject him, but you cannot escape him-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Absence of occupation is not rest-
I'VE LEARNED-Worrying is taking responsibility for things God never intended you to have-
DID YOU KNOW-Nycrophobia is the fear of darkness
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do some things happen to us just because we are human and not because God willed it to be so?
2-Is a long life a sign of God's blessing?
3-Why does God allow some people to go through a long suffering painful death?
4-Is the violent terrorism of today indicating the "end times" are nearing?
5-What is spiritual death?
BIBLE TRIVBIA-What queen of Judah was the wife of godly King Hezekiah and mother of evil King Manasseh?
Yesterday's answer-Hamutal
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 8:19-21
Jesus' True Family
19 Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but there was such a crowd they could not get to him.
20 Someone said to Jesus, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."

21 Jesus answered them, "My mother and my brothers are those who listen to God's teaching and obey it!"

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tuesday September 7, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When God blesses-share!
2-When God tests-trust!
3-The grace of God is another way to say the love of God-
4-Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation-
5-Christians are a message whether they want to be or not-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Kites rise only against the wind-
I'VE LEARNED-The goal is not to be a workaholic, but if we want the maximum results from any venture, it stands to reason that we need to put in more than a minimum of work-
DID YOU KNOW-Papaphobia is the fear of popes-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can a Christian have the Holy Spirit in their life and not know it?
2-If our self will is crucified with Christ, can it ever come back to life in our life?
3-Does salvation save from sins past, present, and future?
4-What is proof of a relationship with Jesus?
5-Can we be "perfect" even as our heavenly father is "perfect"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was king to Godly King Josiah?
Yesterday's answer-Cozbi
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 8:16-18
Use What You Have
16 "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. Instead, the person puts it on a lampstand so those who come in will see the light.
17 Everything that is hidden will become clear, and every secret thing will be made known.
18 So be careful how you listen. Those who have understanding will be given more. But those who do not have understanding, even what they think they have will be taken away from them."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, September 06, 2010

Monday September 6, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate-
2-You can't love without forgiving-
3-Hate is not the opposite of love, it is the absence of love-
4-Sin is missing the mark, not breaking the rules-
5-Commitment is-I will do it, surrender is-I can't do it but you can-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you-
I'VE LEARNED-Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles-
DID YOU KNOW-telephonophobian is the fear of telephones-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't God create all people with an innate desire to worship him?
2-Is all sin a choice?
3-Are all the unsaved in rebellion against God?
4-If sinning is a choice, can the unsaved chose not to sin?
5-Can a non Christian have agape love?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Midianite woman was slain by the priest Phinehas for marrying an Israelite?
Yesterday's answer-Hagar
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 8:3-15
A Story About Planting Seed
4 When a great crowd was gathered, and people were coming to Jesus from every town, he told them this story:

5 "A farmer went out to plant his seed. While he was planting, some seed fell by the road. People walked on the seed, and the birds ate it up. 6 Some seed fell on rock, and when it began to grow, it died because it had no water.7 Some seed fell among thorny weeds, but the weeds grew up with it and choked the good plants. 8 And some seed fell on good ground and grew and made a hundred times more."

As Jesus finished the story, he called out, "Let those with ears use them and listen!"

9 Jesus' followers asked him what this story meant.

10 Jesus said, "You have been chosen to know the secrets about the kingdom of God. But I use stories to speak to other people so that:
'They will look, but they may not see.
They will listen, but they may not understand.'Isaiah 6:9

11 "This is what the story means: The seed is God's message. 12 The seed that fell beside the road is like the people who hear God's teaching, but the devil comes and takes it away from them so they cannot believe it and be saved.13 The seed that fell on rock is like those who hear God's teaching and accept it gladly, but they don't allow the teaching to go deep into their lives. They believe for a while, but when trouble comes, they give up.14 The seed that fell among the thorny weeds is like those who hear God's teaching, but they let the worries, riches, and pleasures of this life keep them from growing and producing good fruit. 15 And the seed that fell on the good ground is like those who hear God's teaching with good, honest hearts and obey it and patiently produce good fruit.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Sunday Sepember 5, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When you pray, claim what isn't, as if it were, till it becomes-
2-The trouble with trouble is that it often starts out as fun-
3-To belittle is to be little-
4-A clean conscience is a soft pillow-
5-God knows all about my circumstances, if thing stay the same I have no reason to fear or to run, if things get worse he will see me through-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it-
I'VE LEARNED-If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up somewhere else-
DID YOU KNOW-Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When we are saved, are we under the Lordship of Jesus?
2-Can the Christian be dead to sin and not influenced by it?
3-What does it mean to be under grace?
4-For the Christian, does being under grace mean that if they sin it is forgiven by God?
5-Can the Holy Spirit live in a life that is not totally committed to Jesus?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Egyptian servant woman was insolent to Sarah?
Yesterday's answer-Mara
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 8:1-3
The Group with Jesus
1 After this, while Jesus was traveling through some cities and small towns, he preached and told the Good News about God's kingdom. The twelve apostles were with him,
2 and also some women who had been healed of sicknesses and evil spirits: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out;
3 Joanna, the wife of Cuza (the manager of Herod's house); Susanna; and many others. These women used their own money to help Jesus and his apostles.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Saturday September 4, 2010 thought for the day


EVERYDAY IS FATHER'S DAY WHEN YOU HAVE CHILDREN!!!
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-What gets your attention gets you-
2-People fall the way they lean-
3-We should only say about someone what we would say to them-
4-Be careful of your thoughts for they may become words at any moment-
5-Stress is a fact of life but doesn't have to be a way of life-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Meal time is when children sit down to continue eating-
I'VE LEARNED-God never says "You did what!"
DID YOU KNOW-Pyrophobia is the fear of fire-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Will everyone who calls on the Lord be saved?
2-After being saved, is there still a sinful desire in the heart that wants it's own way?
3-How do you know what is sin for you?
4-Is sin the same for everyone?
5-When we are saved, have we received the Holy Spirit in our lives?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What did Naomi call herself after suffering great tragedy?
Yesterday's answer-Hagar
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 7:36-50
A Woman Washes Jesus' Feet
36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, so Jesus went into the Pharisee's house and sat at the table.
37 A sinful woman in the town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house. So she brought an alabaster jar of perfume
38 and stood behind Jesus at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them with the perfume.
39 When the Pharisee who asked Jesus to come to his house saw this, he thought to himself, "If Jesus were a prophet, he would know that the woman touching him is a sinner!"

40 Jesus said to the Pharisee, "Simon, I have something to say to you."

Simon said, "Teacher, tell me."

41 Jesus said, "Two people owed money to the same banker. One owed five hundred coins and the other owed fifty.

42 They had no money to pay what they owed, but the banker told both of them they did not have to pay him. Which person will love the banker more?"

43 Simon, the Pharisee, answered, "I think it would be the one who owed him the most money."

Jesus said to Simon, "You are right."

44 Then Jesus turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she washed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.

45 You gave me no kiss of greeting, but she has been kissing my feet since I came in.

46 You did not put oil on my head, but she poured perfume on my feet.

47 I tell you that her many sins are forgiven, so she showed great love. But the person who is forgiven only a little will love only a little."

48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

49 The people sitting at the table began to say among themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

50 Jesus said to the woman, "Because you believed, you are saved from your sins. Go in peace."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday September 3, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The problem with a living sacrifice is that it wants to crawl off the altar-
2-You don't grow in grace accidently-
3-A price is to be paid for whatever you want-
4-A brave person is not one without fear-
5-Man's extremities are God's opportunities-
STRANGE THOUGHT-After all is said and done, the wife said it and the husband did it-
I'VE LEARNED-Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option-
DID YOU KNOW-Nyctohylophobia is the fear of dark wooded areas, or forests at night-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Cain know that he could kill his brother before he did it?
2-In the Old Testament an illegitimate child could not enter into the congregation of the Lord up to their 10th generation. Why was an innocent child treated so badly?
3-Can the Holy Spirit dwell in a person when self will is in charge of his life?
4-How do believers become yoked together with unbelievers?
5-Are all people being drawn to God by the Holy Spirit?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What was the name of Sarah's Egyptian maid?
Yesterday's answer-Hadassah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 7:28-35

28 I tell you, John is greater than any other person ever born, but even the least important person in the kingdom of God is greater than John."

29 (When the people, including the tax collectors, heard this, they all agreed that God's teaching was good, because they had been baptized by John.

30 But the Pharisees and experts on the law refused to accept God's plan for themselves; they did not let John baptize them.)

31 Then Jesus said, "What shall I say about the people of this time? What are they like?

32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace, calling to one another and saying,
'We played music for you, but you did not dance;
We sang a sad song, but you did not cry.'
33 John the Baptist came and did not eat bread or drink wine, and you say, 'He has a demon in him.'

34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! He eats too much and drinks too much wine, and he is a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'

35 But wisdom is proved to be right by what it does."

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thursday September 2, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY-
1-As long as you worry about your problems, God is not involved-
2-You will never rise above what you think of yourself-
3-Where there is trust, there is no fear-
4-When you no longer have confidence in someone, your trust is also lost-
5-God will magnify a person who magnifies his Word-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The green grass on the other side of the fence may be over a septic tank-
I'VE LEARNED-You either have a problem, live with one or are one-
DID YOU KNOW-Paedophgobia is a fear of children
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW-
1-Are angels created with the ability to make choices?
2-Were all heavenly angels created by God at one time?
3-What caused Satan, when he was an angel, to rebel against God since there was no outside evil influence as there is today?
4-Did Satan know what the consequences would be of his rebellion against God?
5-Were all angels in heaven created with a self will?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What was Esther's Hebrew name?
Yesterday's answer-Adah and Zillah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 7:18-27
John Asks a Question
18 John's followers told him about all these things. He called for two of his followers
19 and sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the One who is to come, or should we wait for someone else?"

20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you with this question: 'Are you the One who is to come, or should we wait for someone else?' "

21 At that time, Jesus healed many people of their sicknesses, diseases, and evil spirits, and he gave sight to many blind people.

22 Then Jesus answered John's followers, "Go tell John what you saw and heard here. The blind can see, the crippled can walk, and people with skin diseases are healed. The deaf can hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is preached to the poor.

23 Those who do not stumble in their faith because of me are blessed!"

24 When John's followers left, Jesus began talking to the people about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed blown by the wind?

25 What did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, people who have fine clothes and much wealth live in kings' palaces.

26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, and I tell you, John is more than a prophet.

27 This was written about him:
'I will send my messenger ahead of you,
Who will prepare the way for you.'Malachi 3:1

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Wednesday September 1, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Christians are called to be witnesses not judges-
2-We are to stand on God's promises not sit on his premises-
3-The time between asking and receiving is called patience-
4-If you are a child of God you should live like it-
5-All circumstances are subject to change-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The only thing that gets thicker as it spreads is a rumor-
I'VE LEARNED-Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your behind and open the door-
DID YOU KNOW-Carcinomaphobia is the fear of cancer-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the book of Ecclesiastes one of pessimism and cynicism or one of hope?
2-Why was Solomon allowed to amass so many women as wives and concubines?
3-What is the correct understanding of the book The Song of Solomon?
4-Why should an erotic book as the Song of Solomon have been included as scripture?
5-Should the book The Song of Solomon be viewed as spiritual or literal?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who were the first two women to be the wives of the same man?
Yesterday's answer-Euodia and Syntyche
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY LUKE 7:11-17
Jesus Brings a Man Back to Life
11 Soon afterwards Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his followers and a large crowd traveled with him.
12 When he came near the town gate, he saw a funeral. A mother, who was a widow, had lost her only son. A large crowd from the town was with the mother while her son was being carried out.
13 When the Lord saw her, he felt very sorry for her and said, "Don't cry."
14 He went up and touched the coffin, and the people who were carrying it stopped. Jesus said, "Young man, I tell you, get up!" 15 And the son sat up and began to talk. Then Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 All the people were amazed and began praising God, saying, "A great prophet has come to us! God has come to help his people."
17 This news about Jesus spread through all Judea and into all the places around there.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER