Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday February 28, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Too much analysis leads to paralysis-
2-We should have no problem trusting God for the future when we remember how he helped us in the past-
3-Repentance is more than just saying I'm sorry-
4-Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving-
5-The closer you get to God, the more you understand who he really is-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time-
I'VE LEARNED-No one knows of your honesty and sincerity until you give out some samples-
DID YOU KNOW-Native speakers of Japanese learn Spanish more easily than English,
native speakers of English learn Spanish more easily than Japanese.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why are peacemakers to be called the Sons of God?
2-How do you know when you are weak?
3-Is meekness learned or is it a spiritual gift?
4-How do the meek inherit the earth?
5-Is God merciful to both the Christian and the unsaved?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Israel was, early in his career, associated with a group of prophets?
Yesterday's answer-Jeremiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 3:1-11
Jesus Is Greater than Moses
1 So all of you holy brothers and sisters, who were called by God, think about Jesus, who was sent to us and is the high priest of our faith.2 Jesus was faithful to God as Moses was in God's family.3 Jesus has more honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.4 Every house is built by someone, but the builder of everything is God himself.5 Moses was faithful in God's family as a servant, and he told what God would say in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as a Son over God's house. And we are God's house if we confidently maintain our hope.
We Must Continue to Follow God
7 So it is as the Holy Spirit says:
"Today listen to what he says.
8 Do not be stubborn as in the past
When you turned against God,
When you tested God in the desert.
9 There your ancestors tried me and tested me
And saw the things I did for forty years.
10 I was angry with them.
I said, 'They are not loyal to me
And have not understood my ways.'
11 I was angry and made a promise,
'They will never enter my rest.' " — Psalm 95:7–11
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday February 27, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-I'd rather be a fool on fire than an intellect on ice-
2-A yoke is always attached to a burden-
3-Forgetting is not deleting memories-
4-Even your mistakes can become miracles in God's hands-
5-Much of what we learn about God we learn through adversity-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Don't fur line the pig pen-
I'VE LEARNED-You never outgrow the problem of temptations-
DID YOU KNOW-More than 26 dialects of Quichua are spoken in Ecuador-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How did the flesh eating animals survive on the ark?
2-How was all the animal waste removed from the ark?
3-What did Noah and family eat while on the ark?
4-Why do Christians often not live peacefully with other Christians?
5-Is showing peace an action or a reaction?
BIBLE TRIVIA-This prophet who was placed in a hole in the ground for being too outspoken, was often called the "weeping prophet"-
Yesterday's answer-Daniel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 2:14-18
14 Since these children are people with physical bodies, Jesus himself became like them. He did this so that, by dying, he could destroy the one who has the power of death—the devil—15 and free those who were like slaves all their lives because of their fear of death.16 Clearly, it is not angels that Jesus helps, but the people who are from Abraham. 17 For this reason Jesus had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every way so he could be their merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Then Jesus could die in their place to take away their sins. 18 And now he can help those who are tempted, because he himself suffered and was tempted.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday February 26, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-An ungrateful spirit will limit God in your life-
2-Praise is the surest way out of difficulties-
3-You can't love someone until you can say no to them-
4-You can't love someone until you can receive a no from them-
5-Three keys to spiritual success-pray, listen, obey-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Some people are afraid of heights, I'm, afraid of widths-
I'VE LEARNED-What you become as a result of your work is far more important than any job you will ever have-
DID YOU KNOW-In Papua New Guinea, there are villages within five miles of each other that speak different languages-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus bring anyone out of hell when he left there at the resurrection?
2-Does it matter what we do with our bodies after death?
3-Is the Bible a complete work of all spiritual matters?
4-Did the disciples ever sin after they became Jesus' disciples? What about other than Peter and Judas?
5-How did Noah collect all the food for all the animals on the ark?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What young prophet had a vision of a statue composed of different metals?
Yesterday's answer-Nathan
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 2:9-13

9 But we see Jesus, who for a short time was made lower than the angels. And now he is wearing a crown of glory and honor because he suffered and died. And by God's grace, he died for everyone.

10 God is the One who made all things, and all things are for his glory. He wanted to have many children share his glory, so he made the One who leads people to salvation perfect through suffering.

11 Jesus, who makes people holy, and those who are made holy are from the same family. So he is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters. 12 He says,
"Then, I will tell my brothers and sisters about you;
I will praise you in the public meeting." — Psalm 22:22
13 He also says,
"I will trust in God." — Isaiah 8:17
And he also says,
"I am here, and with me are the children God has given me." — Isaiah 8:18

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday February 18, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Trusting is following not leading-
2-When you are trying to lead Jesus, you are not trusting-
3-Christians often want food and fellowship more than prayer-
4-You haven't truly repented until you change your behavior or attitude-
5-Insincerity is a lie-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Gossip is that which no one claims to like, but everyone enjoys-
I'VE LEARNED-Making marriage work is like operating a farm. You have to start over again each morning-
DID YOU KNOW-Chevrolet tried marketing a Chevrolet Nova in Spanish speaking countries but it didn't sell well because "no va" means "doesn't go" in "Spanish-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is the age of accountability and when is it?
2-Is "the age of accountability" a Biblical term?
3-Does scripture provide answers to all questions?
4-Was Jesus raised from the dead by God the father or did he raise himself?
5-What are we to do with unanswered questions about God, Jesus, scripture, salvation, etc?-
BIBLE TRIVIA-This court prophet confronted King David with his adultery-
Yesterday's answer-Elisha
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 2:1-8
Our Salvation Is Great
1 So we must be more careful to follow what we were taught. Then we will not stray away from the truth.2 The teaching God spoke through angels was shown to be true, and anyone who did not follow it or obey it received the punishment that was earned. 3 So surely we also will be punished if we ignore this great salvation. The Lord himself first told about this salvation, and those who heard him testified it was true. 4 God also testified to the truth of the message by using wonders, great signs, many kinds of miracles, and by giving people gifts through the Holy Spirit, just as he wanted.
Christ Became like Humans
5 God did not choose angels to be the rulers of the new world that was coming, which is what we have been talking about. 6 It is written in the Scriptures,
"Why are people even important to you?
Why do you take care of human beings?
7 You made them a little lower than the angels
And crowned them with glory and honor.
8 You put all things under their control." — Psalm 8:4–6
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday February 24, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Despise not small beginnings-
2-God always moves from darkness to light-
3-God is not all you need until he is all you have-
4-You are not trusting until you go into areas you have never been before-
5-Jesus promised us the "comforter" because he knew we would have troubled lives-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Some people have a way with words, and others, well...no have way-
I'VE LEARNED-Lost time can never be found-
DID YOU KNOW-There are about 5000 different languages spoken on earth-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are all peoples bodies going to be resurrected?
2-After Jesus' resurrection and he was not appearing to people, where was he and in what form?
3-Are there different levels of hell?
4-Are there different levels of punishment in hell?
5-Where did the term "age of accountability" come from?
BIBLE TRIVIA-This bald prophet was the performer of many miracles and the successor to another great prophet-
Yesterday's answer-Toi, king of Hamath
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 1:7-14


7 This is what God said about the angels:
"God makes his angels become like winds.
He makes his servants become like flames of fire." — Psalm 104:4
8 But God said this about his Son:
"God, your throne will last forever and ever.
You will rule your kingdom with fairness.
9 You love right and hate evil,
So God has chosen you from among your friends;
He has set you apart with much joy." — Psalm 45:6–7
10 God also says,
"Lord, in the beginning you made the earth,
And your hands made the skies.
11 They will be destroyed, but you will remain.
They will all wear out like clothes.
12 You will fold them like a coat.
And, like clothes, you will change them.
But you never change,
And your life will never end." — Psalm 102:25–27
13 And God never said this to an angel:
"Sit by me at my right side
Until I put your enemies under your control." — Psalm 110:1

14 All the angels are spirits who serve God and are sent to help those who will receive salvation.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday February 23, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-What is in you affects your outward behavior-
2-Yesterday's ceiling should be today's floor-
3-Your comfort zone becomes your limitations-
4-Sometimes we have to be brought out in order to be brought in-
5-You can't walk on water if you won't get out of your boat-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why should I learn algebra. I have no intention of ever going there?
I'VE LEARNED-Three things in life that are truly constant-1 Father, 2 Son and 3 Holy Spirit-
DID YOU KNOW-the word buffet is actually a French word for "get it yourself-
5 THING I WANT TO KNOW
1-How did Jesus affect those who saw him after his resurrection?
2-When Jesus appeared after his resurrection, what did that mean? Was it a physical thing or a mystical thing?
3-When Jesus ascended into heaven, was it in a human body? If so when did he lose it?
4-Will the dead bodies of Christians go to heaven or just appear there?
5-Was Jesus' body a "glorified body" and what would that mean?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king sent his son to David with expensive presents that David decided to use in worship?
Yesterday's answer-Rehoboam
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 1:1-6
God Spoke Through His Son
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and in many different ways.2 But now in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through him he made the world.3 The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One in heaven.4 The Son became much greater than the angels, and God gave him a name that is much greater than theirs.

5 This is because God never said to any of the angels,
"You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father." — Psalm 2:7
Nor did God say of any angel,
"I will be his Father,
And he will be my Son." — 2 Samuel 7:14
6 And when God brings his firstborn Son into the world, he says,
"Let all God's angels worship him." — Psalm 97:7

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday February 22, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The unconfessed sin is the only sin God cannot forgive-
2-The whole purpose of the whole church is to take the whole gospel to the whole world-
3-Real believing has real behavior to it-
4-Heresy is teaching that cannot be backed up by the whole Word of God-
5-You cannot believe the wrong thing and make it to heaven-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The hurrier I go, the behinder I get-
I'VE LEARNED-Three things in life that make a person-1 commitment, 2 integrity, 3 hard work-
DID YOU KNOW-The most recent year that could be written upside down and right side up and appear the same was 1961. The next year this will be possible will be 6009-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are all people to be judged at the same time?
2-Are God's blessings always a positive thing?
3-Does God send blessings or allow blessing?
4-Just when did Jesus return to the living?
5-Was Jesus' resurrected body totally human?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What son of Solomon caused the kingdom to split when he threatened the people of Israel?
Yesterday's answer-Baasha
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY JUDE 1:17-25
A Warning and Things to Do
17 Dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ said before.18 They said to you, "In the last times there will be people who laugh about God, following their own evil desires which are against God."19 These are the people who divide you, people whose thoughts are only of this world, who do not have the Spirit.

20 But dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up, praying in the Holy Spirit.21 Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the Lord Jesus Christ with his mercy to give you life forever.

22 Show mercy to some people who have doubts.23 Take others out of the fire, and save them. Show mercy mixed with fear to others, hating even their clothes which are dirty from sin.

Praise God
24 God is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before his glory without any wrong in you and can give you great joy.25 He is the only God, the One who saves us. To him be glory, greatness, power, and authority through Jesus Christ our Lord for all time past, now, and forever. Amen.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday February 21, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHGTS FOR TODAY
1-The self image you have formed of yourself over the years has become the lens through which you look at life and that image is unique to you-
2-Anger often hides behind something else-
3-There are two sides to hurt-pain and anger-
4-You must accept anger as a fact in your life and it needs to be expressed in a disciplined life-
5-Nobody ever did anything great for God without obedience-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You're such a good friend, have you ever considered turning pro?
I'VE LEARNED-Three things in life that are never certain-1 fortune, 2 success, 3 dreams-
DID YOU KNOW-Maine is the only state whose name is only one syllable-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If Jesus went to hill after his death, did he do so for all people or only his followers?
2-Should the dead be prayed for?
3-Is there such a thing as "soul sleep" after dying?
4-Is there an intermediate place between earthly living and heaven?
5-When do the "saved" go to heaven?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Israel was told by the prophet Jehu that the royal family would be wiped out because of its destruction of Jeroboam's dynasty?
Yesterday's answer-Paul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY JUDE 1:8-16

8 It is the same with these people who have entered your group. They are guided by dreams and make themselves filthy with sin. They reject God's authority and speak against the angels.9 Not even the archangel Michael, when he argued with the devil about who would have the body of Moses, dared to judge the devil guilty. Instead, he said, "The Lord punish you."10 But these people speak against things they do not understand. And what they do know, by feeling, as dumb animals know things, are the very things that destroy them.11 It will be terrible for them. They have followed the way of Cain, and for money they have given themselves to doing the wrong that Balaam did. They have fought against God as Korah did, and like Korah, they surely will be destroyed.12 They are like dirty spots in your special Christian meals you share. They eat with you and have no fear, caring only for themselves. They are clouds without rain, which the wind blows around. They are autumn trees without fruit that are pulled out of the ground. So they are twice dead.13 They are like wild waves of the sea, tossing up their own shameful actions like foam. They are like stars that wander in the sky. A place in the blackest darkness has been kept for them forever.

14 Enoch, the seventh descendant from Adam, prophesied about these people: "Look, the Lord is coming with many thousands of his holy angels to15 judge every person. He is coming to punish all who are against God for all the evil they have done against him. And he will punish the sinners who are against God for all the evil they have said against him."

16 These people complain and blame others, doing the evil things they want to do. They brag about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday February 20, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Whatever Satan is trying to destroy you with, God can take and make a thing of beauty of it-
2-Once the self image is formed, it tends to be stable over time and highly resistant to change-
3-Much of our frustration if life comes from attempting to control what we cannot and neglect to control what we can-
4-Self image is what you have come to believe to be important and true about yourself-
5-Your self image is a refection of how you believe other people see you-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You can fix most anything but a broken promise-
I'VE LEARNED-Three things in life that are most valuable-1 Love, 2 Family, 3 Kindness-
DID YOU KNOW-Quisling is the only word in he English language to start with "quis"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If Jesus went to hell after his death, did others know who he was?
2-If Jesus went to hell after his death, could hell's inhabitants have been "saved"?
3-If Jesus went to hell after his death, did he have any interaction with Satan?
4-If Jesus went to hell after his death, did he suffer as others do while he was there?
5-If Jesus went to hell after his death, does that mean all people must first go there also?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What apostle fled the soldiers of king Aretas in Damascus?
Yesterday's answer-Hezekiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY JUDE 1:1-7

Jude 1

Warnings About False Teachers
1 From Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James.

To all who have been called by God. God the Father loves you, and you have been kept safe in Jesus Christ:

2 Mercy, peace, and love be yours richly.

God Will Punish Sinners
3 Dear friends, I wanted very much to write you about the salvation we all share. But I felt the need to write you about something else: I want to encourage you to fight hard for the faith that was given the holy people of God once and for all time.4 Some people have secretly entered your group. Long ago the prophets wrote about these people who will be judged guilty. They are against God and have changed the grace of our God into a reason for sexual sin. They also refuse to accept Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord.

5 I want to remind you of some things you already know: Remember that the Lord saved his people by bringing them out of the land of Egypt. But later he destroyed all those who did not believe. 6 And remember the angels who did not keep their place of power but left their proper home. The Lord has kept these angels in darkness, bound with everlasting chains, to be judged on the great day. 7 Also remember the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the other towns around them. In the same way they were full of sexual sin and people who desired sexual relations that God does not allow. They suffer the punishment of eternal fire, as an example for all to see.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday February 19, 2011 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Being poor is not about not having money-
2-You bring about what you think about-
3-God couldn't bring about redemption without suffering-
4-Your personal sin carries a curse on your family-
5-When you are content with disobedience, you are in great danger-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Those who stretch the truth usually find it snaps back-
I'VE LEARNED-Three things in life that you should never lose-1 hope, 2 peace, 3 honesty-
DID YOU KNOW-No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What part should feelings play in the spiritual life of a Christian?
2-How do you know if you are doing God's will?
3-What scripture says that Jesus went to and spent time in hell?
4-If Jesus went to hell after his death, how long did he stay?
5-If Jesus went to hell after his death, what did he do there?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of judah purified the temple and rededicated it to God?
Yesterday's answer-Artaxerxes
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 3 JOHN
1 From the Elder.

To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth:

2 My dear friend, I know your soul is doing fine, and I pray that you are doing well in every way and that your health is good. 3 I was very happy when some brothers and sisters came and told me about the truth in your life and how you are following the way of truth. 4 Nothing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are following the way of truth.

5 My dear friend, it is good that you help the brothers and sisters, even those you do not know.6 They told the church about your love. Please help them to continue their trip in a way worthy of God.7 They started out in service to Christ, and they have been accepting nothing from nonbelievers.8 So we should help such people; when we do, we share in their work for the truth.

9 I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be their leader, will not listen to us.10 So if I come, I will talk about what Diotrephes is doing, about how he lies and says evil things about us. But more than that, he refuses to accept the other brothers and sisters; he even stops those who do want to accept them and puts them out of the church.

11 My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. The one who does good belongs to God. But the one who does evil has never known God.

12 Everyone says good things about Demetrius, and the truth agrees with what they say. We also speak well of him, and you know what we say is true.

13 I have many things I want to write you, but I do not want to use pen and ink.14 I hope to see you soon and talk face to face.15 Peace to you. The friends here greet you. Please greet each friend there by name.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday February 11, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You can never grow it without sowing it-
2-If we don't grow in grace, we disgrace God's grace-
3-Being rich is not about having money-
4-There is a difference in aging and getting old-
5-You can be broke without being poor-
STRANGE THOUGHTS-Confidence is the feeling you have before fully understanding the situation-
I'VE LEARNED-Three things in life that can destroy a person-1 anger, 2 pride, 3 unforgiveness
DID YOU KNOW-Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What part of "God is love" allows his children to suffer?
2-Is a painful experience always a learning experience?
3-Is enough ever enough?
4-How do you know Jesus is in your life?
5-Can we be sure we have asked Jesus for forgiveness for the right reason?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who reigned in Persia when Nehemiah heard the sad news about the wall of Jerusalem?
Yesterday's answer-The death of the firstborn-
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 John 2:7-13

7 Many false teachers are in the world now who do not confess that Jesus Christ came to earth as a human. Anyone who does not confess this is a false teacher and an enemy of Christ. 8 Be careful yourselves that you do not lose everything you have worked for, but that you receive your full reward.

9 Anyone who goes beyond Christ's teaching and does not continue to follow only his teaching does not have God. But whoever continues to follow the teaching of Christ has both the Father and the Son.10 If someone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not welcome or accept that person into your house.11 If you welcome such a person, you share in the evil work.

12 I have many things to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come to you and talk face to face so we can be full of joy.13 The children of your chosen sister greet you.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday February 17, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If we get serious with God he will get serious with us-
2-Trying to beat your spouse in an argument is like trying to blow out a light bulb-
3-Attitude is the way you think-
4-We don't relate by common circumstances, but by common need-
5-Parenting is all about teaching your children how to make their own decisions, not making decisions for them-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The man who has trouble keeping his friends, has no trouble keeping his enemies-
I'VE LEARNED-Three things in life that once gone, never return-1. Time, 2. Words 3. Opportunity
DID YOU KNOW-In the English language, four is the only number that has the same number of letters as its value-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Should we study or read the Bible?
2-Are there any other early church writings/letters on par with the Bible?
3-What do you need from God to help you through a difficult situation?
4-What does it mean "God is love"?
5-Is our Bible sacred?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Which of the ten plagues finally convinced the Egyptian pharaoh to let the Israelites leave?
Yesterday's answer-Hezekiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 JOHN 1-6
Do Not Help False Teachers
1 From the Elder.

To the chosen lady and her children:

I love all of you in the truth, and all those who know the truth love you. 2 We love you because of the truth that lives in us and will be with us forever.

3 Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, will be with us in truth and love.

4 I was very happy to learn that some of your children are following the way of truth, as the Father commanded us.5 And now, dear lady, this is not a new command but is the same command we have had from the beginning. I ask you that we all love each other.6 And love means living the way God commanded us to live. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is this: Live a life of love.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday February 16, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God's blessing will change your life-
2-God sees us differently than we see ourselves-
3-God isn't content to leave you the way you are-
4-You can't leave your problems, you need to resolve them-
5-No everything God asks you to do will be without conflict-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You can't chose your ancestors, but would they have chosen you?
I'VE LEARNED-The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime-
DID YOU KNOW-In England in the 1880's, the word pants was considered a dirty word-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus know he would go into hell after his crucifixion?
2-Should we ask God for a "giant oak tree" or just a small sapling?
3-When is the last opportunity for people to accept Jesus as savior?
4-How can we understand God's mercy?
5-Was Jesus "filled with the Holy Spirit"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king suffered from an almost fatal illness but was promised fifteen more years of life by Isaiah?
Yesterday's answer-Psalm 51
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 5:13-21
We Have Eternal Life Now
13 I write this letter to you who believe in the Son of God so you will know you have eternal life.14 And this is the boldness we have in God's presence: that if we ask God for anything that agrees with what he wants, he hears us.15 If we know he hears us every time we ask him, we know we have what we ask from him.

16 If anyone sees a brother or sister sinning (sin that does not lead to eternal death), that person should pray, and God will give the sinner life. I am talking about people whose sin does not lead to eternal death. There is sin that leads to death. I do not mean that a person should pray about that sin.17 Doing wrong is always sin, but there is sin that does not lead to eternal death.

18 We know that those who are God's children do not continue to sin. The Son of God keeps them safe, and the Evil One cannot touch them.19 We know that we belong to God, but the Evil One controls the whole world.20 We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True One and in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and the eternal life.

21 So, dear children, keep yourselves away from false gods.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday February 15, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Uncommon behavior produces uncommon results-
2-If you are going to pray, don't worry, and if you are going to worry, then there is no need to pray-
3-Conviction comes for God, condemnation comes from Satan-
4-Ego-a sinful exultation of oneself-
5-Pride-a conceited sense of superiority-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you want to get somewhere, you must let yourself go-
I'VE LEARNED-You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself-
DID YOU KNOW-"I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language-
5 THING I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does it mean "God is light"?
2-Why did Jesus pray in the Garden of Gethsemane?
3-What was the primary purpose of the Garden of Gethsemane?
4-Does spiritual maturity always come from spiritual struggles?
5-Was Jesus fearful of the crucifixion?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Psalm is supposed to be David's expression of guilt after his affair with Bathsheba?
Yesterday's answer-Ahab
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 5:6-12
6 Jesus Christ is the One who came by water and blood. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit says that this is true, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 So there are three witnesses: 8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three witnesses agree.9 We believe people when they say something is true. But what God says is more important, and he has told us the truth about his own Son.10 Anyone who believes in the Son of God has the truth that God told us. Anyone who does not believe makes God a liar, because that person does not believe what God told us about his Son.11 This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday February 14, 2011 thought for the day

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1 Don't win the world and lose your family-
2 If you love Him, tell them-
3 If all of our life flows from God, then everything we do becomes an expression of his presence-
4 It is okay to use money but not to love it-
5 Being tolerant is not the same as being loving-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Utopia is the good old days plus the modern conveniences-
I'VE LEARNED-The best relationship is not the one that brings together two perfect people, the best is when each person learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities-
DID YOU KNOW-There are only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. Hawaiian word do not contain consonant clusters. For example, Kahlua is not a Hawaiian word.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is all suffering God ordained?
2-Which is the better testimony--Telling of God's blessings to you or telling how God brought you through your struggles?
3-Are there divine judgements today?
4-How can God be a loving God when he allows so much suffering to happen to little innocent children?
5-How do we know our concept of God is correct?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What evil king of Israel pouted when he couldn't get a man to sell his plot of land?
Yesterday's answer-Abner
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 5:1-5
Faith in the Son of God
1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is God's child, and whoever loves the Father also loves the Father's children.2 This is how we know we love God's children: when we love God and obey his commands.3 Loving God means obeying his commands. And God's commands are not too hard for us,4 because everyone who is a child of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world—our faith. 5 So the one who conquers the world is the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday February 13, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-An excuse is a lie disguised as a reason-
2-We don't work for God to get him to love us, we work for God because he already loves us-
3-Reverence is not a crippling phobia-
4-"Sharing" could be religious gossiping-
5-Jesus can't be your savior without being your Lord-
STRANGE THOUGHT-All generalizations are false, including this one-
I'VE LEARNED-Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important-
DID YOU KNOW-Cleveland spelled backward if DNA level C-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't Jesus take all of his disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane?
2-Why did Jesus go to pray alone and not take Peter, James and John with him instead of leaving them behind?
3-Why did Jesus feel lonely in the Garden of Gethsemane, where was the Holy Spirit to comfort him?
4-Where was the Holy Spirit during Jesus' arrest, trial and crucifixion?
5-Does all suffering have a purpose?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What army commander made Saul's son Ishbosheth king over Israel?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY ! JOHN 4:15-21

15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God has God living inside, and that person lives in God.16 And so we know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love.

God is love. Those who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.17 This is how love is made perfect in us: that we can be without fear on the day God judges us, because in this world we are like him.18 Where God's love is, there is no fear, because God's perfect love drives out fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear, so love is not made perfect in the person who fears.

19 We love because God first loved us.20 If people say, "I love God," but hate their brothers or sisters, they are liars. Those who do not love their brothers and sisters, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have never seen.21 And God gave us this command: Those who love God must also love their brothers and sisters.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday February 12, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We need to practice being a good Samaritan-
2-Proper preparation prevents poor performance-
3-It is not the size of a church that matters but how big a heart it's people have-
4-God put you in the church to sandpaper you (take the rough edges off)-
5-Before you criticize the church, remember Jesus gave his life for it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-There is reason in all things, but not in all people-
I'VE LEARNED-Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle-
DID YOU KNOW-Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic"
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When did Jesus lose his crown of thorns?
2-Why isn't Easter celebrated during the time of the Jewish passover celebration?
3-Why didn't Jesus teach his followers a prayer of repentance and salvation?
4-Were Jesus' disciples "saved"? If so, when?
5-When did Jesus' disciples "repent of" and "ask forgiveness for" their sins?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king built the first temple in Jerusalem?
Yesterday's answer-David
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY- 1 JOHN 4:7-14
Love Comes from God
7 Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has become God's child and knows God.8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.9 This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his one and only Son into the world so that we could have life through him. 10 This is what real love is: It is not our love for God; it is God's love for us. He sent his Son to die in our place to take away our sins.

11 Dear friends, if God loved us that much we also should love each other.12 No one has ever seen God, but if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is made perfect in us.

13 We know that we live in God and he lives in us, because he gave us his Spirit.14 We have seen and can testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday February 11, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-We are blessed so we can be a blessing-
2-If we don't control what we think about, our thoughts will control who we are-
3-Let the redeemed of the Lord say so-
4-To your own self be true-
5-We need to think on what we want to be-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Push is more important than pull only when going through a revolving door-
I'VE LEARNED-Impossible is an opinion, not a fact-
DID YOU KNOW-Bookkeeper is the only word in the English language with three consecutive double letters-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does God ever change his mind?
2-Did Jesus do away with the 10 commandments?
3-Are the Jewish people today outside of the will of God?
4-Has the church replaced literal Israel in the scripture?
5-Did God blind the Jewish people to the identity of Jesus?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king is considered to be the author of seventy three of the Psalms?
Yesterday's answer-Saul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 4:1-6
Warning Against False Teachers
1 My dear friends, many false prophets have gone out into the world. So do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God.2 This is how you can know God's Spirit: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ came to earth as a human is from God.3 And every spirit who refuses to say this about Jesus is not from God. It is the spirit of the enemy of Christ, which you have heard is coming, and now he is already in the world.

4 My dear children, you belong to God and have defeated them; because God's Spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil, who is in the world.5 And they belong to the world, so what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them.6 But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. But those who are not from God do not listen to us. That is how we know the Spirit that is true and the spirit that is false.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday February 10, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Many today no longer feel a sense of responsibility for the great commission-
2-The closer people draw to God, the greater the desire for holiness-
3-Don't try to figure it out, just faith it out-
4-The fruit of a Christian is another Christian-
5-We are not to be isolated from the world, we are to be insulated from it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-To understand a man you must first understand his memories-
I'VE LEARNED-Nothing is a waste of time if you use experience wisely-
Did you know-You would have to count to one thousand to use the letter A in the English language to spell a whole number-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is the primary purpose of the church-
2-Do Christians of today cheapen the cost of their salvation?
3-Is any sin outside the covering of Jesus' death on the cross?
4-Are humility and self promotion mutually exclusive?
5-Did God ever break his covenant with the Jews?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king had the misfortune of his worst enemy being his son in law and the best friend of his son?
Yesterday's answer-Joash
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 3:19-24
19-20 This is the way we know that we belong to the way of truth. When our hearts make us feel guilty, we can still have peace before God. God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.21 My dear friends, if our hearts do not make us feel guilty, we can come without fear into God's presence.22 And God gives us what we ask for because we obey God's commands and do what pleases him.23 This is what God commands: that we believe in his Son, Jesus Christ, and that we love each other, just as he commanded.24 The people who obey God's commands live in God, and God lives in them. We know that God lives in us because of the Spirit God gave us.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Wednesday February 9, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Accepting Jesus as savior makes changes in your self image possible but not inevitable-
2-God's grace can help you edit your memories-
3-You an change the lens through which you look at life-
4-Anything we learn can be changed-
5-God calls us to be like his son and then enables us to do it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Never allow yourself to be swept off your feet, you'll just lose your balance-
I'VE LEARNED-Sometimes you have to do something just for yourself-
DID YOU KNOW-When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor+hotel=motel; breakfast+lunch=brunch), the new word is called a portmanteau-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How do you access the power of God in your life?
2-Is Christianity an exclusive religion?
3-Christian maturity comes from what?
4-How does God measure success?
5-Has a vibrant Christianity ever existed apart from the church?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Judah became king at age seven and was aided in his reign by the saintly priest Jehoiada?
Yesterday's answer-Melchizedek, king of Salem
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 3:11-18
We Must Love Each Other
11 This is the teaching you have heard from the beginning: We must love each other.12 Do not be like Cain who belonged to the Evil One and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because the things Cain did were evil, and the things his brother did were good.

13 Brothers and sisters, do not be surprised when the people of the world hate you.14 We know we have left death and have come into life because we love each other. Whoever does not love is still dead. 15 Everyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderers have eternal life in them. 16 This is how we know what real love is: Jesus gave his life for us. So we should give our lives for our brothers and sisters.17 Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need, but does not help. Then God's love is not living in that person.18 My children, we should love people not only with words and talk, but by our actions and true caring.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tuesday February 8, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If you don't agree with the Word of God, who is wrong-
2-Just because you think it, you don't have to say it-
3-Anger can't be a positive thing at the top of your voice-
4-Only you can make you happy-
5-There is no happy person who can make their spouse happy-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Ballerinas are always on their toes. Why don't they just find taller ballerinas?
I'VE LEARNED-Sometimes we just have to accept things the way they are-
DID YOU KNOW-There was no punctuation until the fifteen century-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there really any conflict between true science and the Bible?
2-To what degree are scriptures inspired-word for word or ideas?
3-Did authors of scripture think they were writing or recording words for all of human history?
4-How great a roll does the bible play in developing Christ likeness in our spiritual life?
5-Are morals absolute or relative?
BIBLE TRIVA-Who is the only king who is said to have neither mother nor father?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 John 3:7-10

7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you the wrong way. Christ is righteous. So to be like Christ a person must do what is right. 8 The devil has been sinning since the beginning, so anyone who continues to sin belongs to the devil. The Son of God came for this purpose: to destroy the devil's work.

9 Those who are God's children do not continue sinning, because the new life from God remains in them. They are not able to go on sinning, because they have become children of God.10 So we can see who God's children are and who the devil's children are: Those who do not do what is right are not God's children, and those who do not love their brothers and sisters are not God's children.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday February 7, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God does not always give you what you ask for because he'd rather give you what you should have-
2-Prayer is not a wish book filled with slick promises of happiness and plenty-
3-God will meet you at your level of expectation-
4-Faith is the overcoming of doubt, not the absence of it-
5-What you think may be the problem may not be the problem at all-
STRANGE THOUGHT--If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy?
I'VE LEARNED-If something goes without saying, let it-
DID YOU KNOW-Ten body parts are only three letters long: eye, ear, leg, arm, jaw,gum, toe,lip,hip,and rib-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why does God find it necessary to permit his children to suffer?
2-How does the Christian get ready for the tough times ahead of them?
3-Is the Bible, in it's entirety, the sole foundation for all Christian faith and knowledge?
4-Does the Bible ever contradict itself?
5-Should Christians try to reconcile Bible teachings to modern philosophy?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who received a visit from the Queen of Sheba, whom he impressed with his wisdom?
Yesterday's answer-Josiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 3:1-6
We Are God's Children
1 The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children. The reason the people in the world do not know us is that they have not known him.2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and we have not yet been shown what we will be in the future. But we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like him, because we will see him as he really is.3 Christ is pure, and all who have this hope in Christ keep themselves pure like Christ.

4 The person who sins breaks God's law. Yes, sin is living against God's law.5 You know that Christ came to take away sins and that there is no sin in Christ.6 So anyone who lives in Christ does not go on sinning. Anyone who goes on sinning has never really understood Christ and has never known him.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Sunday February 6, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The desire to win is nothing without the will to prepare-
2-Sometimes for a miracle to happen, we have to step into the water-
3-God doesn't have to do things that make sense to us-
4-If God is worth serving he is worth serving with a whole heart-
5-The heart of the issue is the issue of the heart-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer-
I'VE LEARNED-Life has no limitations except for the ones you make-
DID YOU KNOW-Six words on the English language have the letter combination uu: muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir, and residuum-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why do some Christians criticize those who take valiant stands for Jesus?
2-Did God create angels with the possibility of a selfish will?
3-Can you unknowingly give yourself over to satanic living?
4-Why did God permit Satan to have such immense power?
5-Can all scripture be understood?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the king of Judah when the long lost Book of the Law was found in the temple?
Yesterday's answer-Adonijah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 2:24-29

24 Be sure you continue to follow the teaching you heard from the beginning. If you continue to follow what you heard from the beginning, you will stay in the Son and in the Father.25 And this is what the Son promised to us—life forever.

26 I am writing this letter about those people who are trying to lead you the wrong way.27 Christ gave you a special gift that is still in you, so you do not need any other teacher. His gift teaches you about everything, and it is true, not false. So continue to live in Christ, as his gift taught you.

28 Yes, my dear children, live in him so that when Christ comes back, we can be without fear and not be ashamed in his presence. 29 Since you know that Christ is righteous, you know that all who do right are God's children.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Saturday February 5, 2011 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Be kind to everyone you meet for they are all having their own personal battles-
2-You attract what you are-
3-We can only offer to God what we own or who we are-
4-Looking in a mirror cannot change who you are-
5-Growing people never stop learning-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest-
I'VE LEARNED-If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old-
DID YOU KNOW-Only three world capitals begin with the letter O in the English language:Ottawa, Canada;Oslo, Norway; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What responsibilities do Christians have to apply the principles of Christianity to the social needs of their culture?
2-Why do so many followers of Jesus suffer such great persecution for being Christian?
3-What is "self denial" and "bearing your cross" to the Christian?
4-What does it mean the Christian should "count the cost"?
5-How do you rejoice in the midst of suffering?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What son of David tried to make himself king after David's death?
Yesterday's answer-David
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 2:18-23
Reject the Enemies of Christ
18 My dear children, these are the last days. You have heard that the enemy of Christ is coming, and now many enemies of Christ are already here. This is how we know that these are the last days.19 These enemies of Christ were in our fellowship, but they left us. They never really belonged to us; if they had been a part of us, they would have stayed with us. But they left, and this shows that none of them really belonged to us.

20 You have the gift that the Holy One gave you, so you all know the truth. 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth but because you do know the truth. And you know that no lie comes from the truth.

22 Who is the liar? It is the person who does not accept Jesus as the Christ. This is the enemy of Christ: the person who does not accept the Father and his Son.23 Whoever does not accept the Son does not have the Father. But whoever confesses the Son has the Father, too.

GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!



Friday, February 04, 2011

Friday February 4, 2011 thought for the day

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It is not hard to die for Jesus is you have already died with Jesus-
2-Neglecting God leads to ignoring God which lead to displacing God which lead to replacing God-
3-The greatest sin is rejecting/replacing God-
4-Neglect is the first step in falling away from God-
5-Doubt precedes fear-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A word to the wise isn't necessary, it is the unwise who could use the advice-
I'VE LEARNED-Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable-
DID YOU KNOW-Only four words in the English language end in dous: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-At what point in the future will Jesus return again?
2-Does the events unfolding in Egypt have anything to do with the beginning of end time events?
3-Are we now living in the closing period of time as we know it to be?
4-What is the Kingdom of God that is coming?
5-How much responsibility to our neighbors do we have in the social area?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king was reprimanded by his military commander for weeping too long over his dead son?
Yesterday's answer-Asa
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 John 2:12-17
12 I write to you, dear children, because your sins are forgiven through Christ.
13 I write too you parents, because you know the One who existed from the beginning. I write to you, young people, because you have defeated the evil one.
14 I write to you children, because you know the Father. I write to you parents, because you know the One existed from the beginning. I write to you, young people, because you are strong; the teaching of God lives in you, and you have defeated the evil one.
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you.
16 These are the ways of the world: wanting to please our sinful selves, wanting the sinful things we see, and being too proud of what we have. None of these come from the Father, but all of them come from the world.
17 The world and everything that people want in it are passing away, but the person who does what God wants lives forever.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Thursday February 3, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY COLD WINTRY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Submission to God's will may mean waiting for his timing-
2-There is healing in love-
3-Life's greatest question--How much does God have of me?
4-Don't seek the blessing, seek the blesser-
5-You can have just enough of Jesus to make you miserable-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A young mother was overheard to say, "I'd like to be the perfect mother but I'm just too busy raising my kids!"
I'VE LEARNED-One of the nice things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young-
DID YOU KNOW-The words racecar and kayak are palindromes; they're the same whether they are read left to right or right to left-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How are we to understand that Jesus was both man and God as a human?
2-When did Jesus know he was more than human?
3-Could Jesus have died another kind of death as a sin offering other than crucifixion?
4-Did the death of Jesus on the cross pay the full penalty of our sin even if we don't acknowledge or accept it?
5-After the resurrection, why didn't Jesus appear to the Roman authorities or the Jewish leaders?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What saintly king of Judah was crippled with a foot disease in his old age?
Yesterday's answer-David
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 John 2:7-11
The Command to Love Others
7 My dear friends, I am not writing a new command to you but an old command you have had from the beginning. It is the teaching you have already heard.8 But also I am writing a new command to you, and you can see its truth in Jesus and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

9 Anyone who says, "I am in the light," but hates a brother or sister, is still in the darkness. 10 Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light and will not cause anyone to stumble in his faith.11 But whoever hates a brother or sister is in darkness, lives in darkness, and does not know where to go, because the darkness has made that person blind.

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

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Wednesday February 2, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The Word of God keeps those who keep the Word of God-
2-Sometimes we need to pray one more time before we quit-
3-If God uses you, it is through his grace not your goodness-
4-We are blessed so what we can be a blessing-
5-Don't ever feel bad for a Christian who has been called home-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance-
I'VE LEARNED-Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction-
DID YOU KNOW-The only contemporary words that end with gry are angry and hungry-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was Jesus' body holy?
2-Did God require Jesus to be a sin offering for all of humanity-
3-Since the Trinity is one, did God crucify himself on the cross?
4-Does Jesus' death as a sin offering cover all people who never heard of him both before and after his life?
5-Was Jesus 100% God and 100% human or half God and half human?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the first king to reign at Jerusalem?
Yesterday's answer-Caesar Augustus
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 John 2:1-6
Jesus Is Our Helper
1 My dear children, I write this letter to you so you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a helper in the presence of the Father—Jesus Christ, the One who does what is right. 2 He died in our place to take away our sins, and not only our sins but the sins of all people.

3 We can be sure that we know God if we obey his commands.4 Anyone who says, "I know God," but does not obey God's commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.5 But if someone obeys God's teaching, then in that person God's love has truly reached its goal. This is how we can be sure we are living in God:6 Whoever says that he lives in God must live as Jesus lived.

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

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Tuesday February 1, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Your future is in your obedience to God-
2-God only prospers you so you can use it to bless others-
3-If we limit God, we limit ourselves-
4-God can make bad things into good things for his people-
5-God's anointing means furnishing what the believers need-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It is easier to pour than to pump-
I'VE LEARNED-The best bridge between despair and hope is often a good night's sleep-
DID YOU KNOW-The only fifteen letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there anything God does not know?
2-If the earth is God's creation, does he rule and control it?
3-How can we say God is in control of this earth when so much devastation and evil exists?
4-Is Jesus a historic person outside of scripture?
5-Why could old testament people not look directly into the face of God and yet new testament people could look at Jesus directly?
BIBLE TRIVIA-According to Luke's gospel, what Roman ruler ordered a census in the empire?
Yesterday's answer-Joseph
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 John 1:5-10
God Forgives Our Sins
5 Here is the message we have heard from Christ and now announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. 6 So if we say we have fellowship with God, but we continue living in darkness, we are liars and do not follow the truth.7 But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other. Then the blood of Jesus, God's Son, cleanses us from every sin.

8 If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us.9 But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.10 If we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and we do not accept God's teaching.

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