Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday March 31, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Joy is not based on circumstances, it comes from a relationship with God-
2-Tithing is an acknowledgment of a debt, not a payment of debt, to God-
3-The proof of desire is pursuit-
4-Praise lifts you to God's presence-
5-Whatever good you do for others, God will do for you-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Have you ever seen anyone actually laughing all the way to the bank?
I'VE LEARNED-The US is the only country with a known birthday-
DID YOU KNOW-On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonald's Big Mac bun-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did the angels fall from heaven before Adam and Eve were created?
2-Did Adam and Eve ever repent of their sin?
3-Would Adam and Eve have eaten the forbidden fruit without the serpent being involved?
4-Before eating the forbidden fruit, did Adam and Eve know what evil was?
5-Before Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, did they know what fear was?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What unlucky prophet delivered an unfavorable message to King Ahab?
Yesterday's answer-Zephaniah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 13:1-6
1 Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.2 Remember to welcome strangers, because some who have done this have welcomed angels without knowing it. 3 Remember those who are in prison as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering as if you were suffering with them.

4 Marriage should be honored by everyone, and husband and wife should keep their marriage pure. God will judge as guilty those who take part in sexual sins. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. God has said,
"I will never leave you;
I will never abandon you." — Deuteronomy 31:6
6 So we can be sure when we say,
"I will not be afraid, because the Lord is my helper.
People can't do anything to me." — Psalm 118:6

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday March 30, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You can change the results of your circumstances by being joyful-
2-God doesn't look for position, he looks for obedience-
3-The joy of the Lord is the strength for the Christian-
4-Glee is not the same as joy-
5-The presence of joy is found in the presence of God-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Goofing off is exhausting for there is no way to take a break-
I'VE LEARNED-Always leave loved ones with loving words for it may be the last time you will see them-
DID YOU KNOW-The McDonald's at The Skydome in Toronto is the only one in the world that sells hot dogs-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does grace cover all our sins of not keeping the commandments, the sins of commission, commission, gluttony,anger, etc.
2-When did the angels fall from heaven?
3-If Satan is a fallen angel, are angels still falling today?
4-Did God know ahead of time or expect Adam and Eve to disobey?
5-Was the serpent a created animal or Satan coming as an animal?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Active during Josiah's reign, what prophet spoke about judgment and the coming "day of the Lord"?
Yesterday's answer-Habakkuk
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 12:22-29

22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands of angels gathered together with joy.23 You have come to the meeting of God's firstborn children whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all people, and to the spirits of good people who have been made perfect.24 You have come to Jesus, the One who brought the new agreement from God to his people, and you have come to the sprinkled blood that has a better message than the blood of Abel.

25 So be careful and do not refuse to listen when God speaks. Others refused to listen to him when he warned them on earth, and they did not escape. So it will be worse for us if we refuse to listen to God who warns us from heaven.26 When he spoke before, his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once again I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens."27 The words "once again" clearly show us that everything that was made—things that can be shaken—will be destroyed. Only the things that cannot be shaken will remain.

28 So let us be thankful, because we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. We should worship God in a way that pleases him with respect and fear,29 because our God is like a fire that burns things up.

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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday March 29, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-What you have been does not have to determine what you will be-
2-No one can hit a target they cannot see-
3-Marriage doesn't change people, it reveals who they are-
4-The issue isn't who we are but who or what we followed to get there-
5-In addition to being first, God also wants to be central in your life-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A rock feels no pain and an island never cries-
I'VE LEARNED-Old age is when former classmates are so gray, wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you-
DID YOU KNOW-McDonald's in New Zealand serves apricot pies instead of cherry one-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Adam and Eve ever repent of their disobedience?
2-Will Adam and Eve be in heaven
3-At what age will we be in heaven?
4-Did the father ever tire of waiting for the prodigal son to return?
5-Does returning to the father bring condemnation?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet, who posed much of his book in the form of questions and answers, concluded that "the just shall live by faith".
Yesterday's answer-Micah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 12:12-21
Be Careful How You Live
12 You have become weak, so make yourselves strong again. 13 Keep on the right path, so the weak will not stumble but rather be strengthened.

14 Try to live in peace with all people, and try to live free from sin. Anyone whose life is not holy will never see the Lord.15 Be careful that no one fails to receive God's grace and begins to cause trouble among you. A person like that can ruin many of you.16 Be careful that no one takes part in sexual sin or is like Esau and never thinks about God. As the oldest son, Esau would have received everything from his father, but he sold all that for a single meal.17 You remember that after Esau did this, he wanted to get his father's blessing, but his father refused. Esau could find no way to change what he had done, even though he wanted the blessing so much that he cried.

18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire. You have not come to darkness, sadness, and storms.19 You have not come to the noise of a trumpet or to the sound of a voice like the one the people of Israel heard and begged not to hear another word. 20 They did not want to hear the command: "If anything, even an animal, touches the mountain, it must be put to death with stones." 21 What they saw was so terrible that Moses said, "I am shaking with fear."

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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday March 28, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Find a job you love and you will never have to work another day of your life-
2-You'll have good days and bad days and sometimes you can't tell the difference-
3-You can't receive from someone what they don't have-
4-BIBLE-Basic instructions before leaving earth-
5-We need to have God say to us-"Let there be---"
STRANGE THOUGHT-When the going gets tough, the tough call mom-
I'VE LEARNED-I can resist anything but temptation-
DID YOU KNOW-The big M on McDonalds' signs in Paris is the only place in the world that are white, rather than yellow; it was thought that yellow was too tacky-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Adam and Eve have to learn a language to talk to each other?
2-What was it about the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden that made it so attractive?
3-Was Adam and Eve's desire to disobey God given?
4-When did Adam and Eve know the difference in good and evil?
5-Did Adam know what it meant that he would die?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man of Moresheth was a contemporary of Isaiah and spoke of the need to walk humbly with God?
Yesterday's answer-Malachi
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 12:4-11
Do Is like a Father
4 You are struggling against sin, but your struggles have not yet caused you to be killed. 5 You have forgotten the encouraging words that call you his children:
"My child, don't think the Lord's discipline is worth nothing,
And don't stop trying when he corrects you.
6 The Lord disciplines those he loves,
And he punishes everyone he accepts as his child." — Proverbs 3:11–12

7 So hold on through your sufferings, because they are like a father's discipline. God is treating you as children. All children are disciplined by their fathers. 8 If you are never disciplined (and every child must be disciplined), you are not true children.9 We have all had fathers here on earth who disciplined us, and we respected them. So it is even more important that we accept discipline from the Father of our spirits so we will have life.10 Our fathers on earth disciplined us for a short time in the way they thought was best. But God disciplines us to help us, so we can become holy as he is. 11 We do not enjoy being disciplined. It is painful at the time, but later, after we have learned from it, we have peace, because we start living in the right way.

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

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday March 27, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Successful people are simply problem solvers-
2-God brings us face to face with the impossible so that He can get the glory-
3-A productive life does not come by accident-
4-Success is the achievement of God's intended goals-
5-God has not created a world he is not needed in-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I'm an idealist. I don't know where I am going but I'm on my way-
I'VE LEARNED-I don't know how I ever got over the hill without getting to the top-
DID YOU KNOW-Ed Peterson is the inventor of the Egg McMuffin-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Could God have "chosen" some other group of people beside the Jews?
2-Were the Jews the first civilization?
3-Was Adam the first person on the earth or the first person of the Jewish race?
4-When does a boy become a man and a girt a woman?
5-Since Adam was sinless at his creation, why did he have a desire to do what God said not to do?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet spoke of the need to purify temple worship after the return from exile in Babylon. He spoke of the coming of someone like the prophet Elijah?
Yesterday's answer-Judas Barsabbas
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS12:1-3
Follow Jesus' Example

1 We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back. 2 Let us look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect. He suffered death on the cross. But he accepted the shame as if it were nothing because of the joy that God put before him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God's throne. 3 Think about Jesus' example. He held on while wicked people were doing evil things to him. So do not get tired and stop trying.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday March 19, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue-
2-People who can help you succeed don't always come to you, you must go to them-
3-Somebody needs you-
4-Think of your contribution to another as an assignment from God-
5-What would you do for God if you knew you wouldn't fail-
STRANGE THOUGHT-My computer beat me at chess but I beat it at kick boxing-
I'VE LEARNED-Friendship is the best of all ships-
DID YOU KNOW-Four hundred quarter pounders can be made out of one cow
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't it rain before Noah built the Ark and why has it rained ever since?
2-What did God do to the atmosphere to make it start raining?
3-Does God still call us to do "crazy things" as he did Noah?
4-Was the Ark a type of Christ?-providing deliverance, salvation-
5-What does it mean "The Jews are God's chosen people"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man who traveled to Antioch with Paul, Silas, and Barnabas was considered a prophet?
Yesterday's answer-John
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 11:32-40

32 Do I need to give more examples? I do not have time to tell you about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets.33 Through their faith they defeated kingdoms. They did what was right, received God's promises, and shut the mouths of lions.34 They stopped great fires and were saved from being killed with swords. They were weak, and yet were made strong. They were powerful in battle and defeated other armies.35 Women received their dead relatives raised back to life. Others were tortured and refused to accept their freedom so they could be raised from the dead to a better life.36 Some were laughed at and beaten. Others were put in chains and thrown into prison. 37 They were stoned to death, they were cut in half, and they were killed with swords. Some wore the skins of sheep and goats. They were poor, abused, and treated badly. 38 The world was not good enough for them! They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and holes in the earth.

39 All these people are known for their faith, but none of them received what God had promised.40 God planned to give us something better so that they would be made perfect, but only together with us.

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

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday March 25, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You can conquer your past by focusing on your future-
2-Sometimes you must be willing to experience a season of pain to receive a season of gain-
3-Sometimes you have to do something you don't like to create something you love-
4-The more you succeed the more people will demand of you-
5-Faith often leaves when fatigue enters-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I've bought some powered water but now I don't know what to add-
I'VE LEARNED-If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching TV by candlelight-
DID YOU KNOW-Seven percent of Americans eat at McDonald's every day-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are Christians to be sacrificial givers?
2-Is tithing sacrificial giving?
3-Tithing was required in the Law of Moses, which is no longer in effect, so is tithing required of Christians today?
4-If parts of the Law of Moses are still in effect, why aren't they all in effect?
5-What happened to the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve were expelled?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What apostle of Jesus recorded his vision of the world's end times?
Yesterday's answer-Deborah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 11:24-31

24 It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of the king of Egypt's daughter.25 He chose to suffer with God's people instead of enjoying sin for a short time.26 He thought it was better to suffer for the Christ than to have all the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking for God's reward.27 It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not afraid of the king's anger. Moses continued strong as if he could see the God that no one can see.28 It was by faith that Moses prepared the Passover and spread the blood on the doors so the one who brings death would not kill the firstborn sons of Israel.

29 It was by faith that the people crossed the Red Sea as if it were dry land. But when the Egyptians tried it, they were drowned.

30 It was by faith that the walls of Jericho fell after the people had marched around them for seven days.

31 It was by faith that Rahab, the prostitute, welcomed the spies and was not killed with those who refused to obey God.

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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday March 24, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Don't waste your time with critics but keep focused on your goal-
2-People always fight what they don't understand-
3-It is not important what others say about you, what really matters is what you believe about yourself-
4-You cannot influence everyone but you can influence someone-
5-Money is not what satisfies-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I've never been lost but have been confused for several weeks-
I'VE LEARNED-Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity-
DID YOU KNOW-Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Should all Christians have the gift of generosity?
2-How much responsibility should Christians have for meeting the needs of fellow believers?
3-Are Christians who do not tithe greedy?
4-Is the "tithe" supposed to go to the local place of worship or other ministries as well?
5-Does the law of sowing and reaping apply to the area of financial giving also?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the only female judge of Israel and was considered a prophetess?
Yesterday's answer-Miriam
SCRIPURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 11:17-23

17 It was by faith that Abraham, when God tested him, offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice. God made the promises to Abraham, but Abraham was ready to offer his own son as a sacrifice.18 God had said, "The descendants I promised you will be from Isaac."19 Abraham believed that God could raise the dead, and really, it was as if Abraham got Isaac back from death.

20 It was by faith that Isaac blessed the future of Jacob and Esau.21 It was by faith that Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each one of Joseph's sons. Then he worshiped as he leaned on the top of his walking stick.

22 It was by faith that Joseph, while he was dying, spoke about the Israelites leaving Egypt and gave instructions about what to do with his body.

23 It was by faith that Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born. They saw that Moses was a beautiful baby, and they were not afraid to disobey the king's order.

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday March 23, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-We live our life one choice at a time-
2-You will always move toward anyone who increases you and away from anyone who make you less-
3-Only the foolish make permanent decisions without knowledge-
4-Don't allow what others say about you to change your personal opinion about yourself-
5-Don't try to look good, just be good-
STRANGE THOUGHT-No one can ever know for sure what a deserted area looks like-
I'VE LEARNED-People never buy your service or product for the reason you sell it, they buy it for what it will do for them or how it makes them feel-
DID YOU KNOW-a tea in China called white tea is simply boiled water-
5 THINGS I W ANT TO KNOW
1-Why do so many people not realize they were created by God?
2-Can the church be a stumbling block to those trying to find God?
3-Can you tell a Christian by their behavior?
4-Why can we see the sins of others and not see our own?
5-What does it mean "If you are led by the spirit you are no long subject to the law"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What sister of a Hebrew leader was herself a prophetess? For a time she was afflicted with leprosy.
Yesterday's answer-Miriam
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 11:7-16

7 It was by faith that Noah heard God's warnings about things he could not yet see. He obeyed God and built a large boat to save his family. By his faith, Noah showed that the world was wrong, and he became one of those who are made right with God through faith.

8 It was by faith Abraham obeyed God's call to go to another place God promised to give him. He left his own country, not knowing where he was to go. 9 It was by faith that he lived like a foreigner in the country God promised to give him. He lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who had received that same promise from God.10 Abraham was waiting for the city that has real foundations—the city planned and built by God.

11 He was too old to have children, and Sarah could not have children. It was by faith that Abraham was made able to become a father, because he trusted God to do what he had promised. 12 This man was so old he was almost dead, but from him came as many descendants as there are stars in the sky. Like the sand on the seashore, they could not be counted.

13 All these great people died in faith. They did not get the things that God promised his people, but they saw them coming far in the future and were glad. They said they were like visitors and strangers on earth.14 When people say such things, they show they are looking for a country that will be their own.15 If they had been thinking about the country they had left, they could have gone back.16 But they were waiting for a better country—a heavenly country. So God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday March 15, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If we see God as great, our praise will be great-
2-True vision has nothing to do with how well you see-
3-Jesus never begged anyone to believe in him-
4-Discipline is following a code of behavior you have chosen-
5-Knowledge converts to wisdom with repeated application-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I was reading a book called "The history of glue" and I couldn't put it down-
I'VE LEARNED-The harder you work, the more luck you seem to have-
DID YOU KNOW-Less than 2% of the water on earth is fresh water-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why was Saul chosen to be the first king of Israel?
2-Did the Israelites want Saul to be their king?
3-Did David want to be king over Israel?
4-Why did Bathsheba willingly come and submit to king David? Was it a common practice?
5-What do you have to do to be faithful?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man wrote a brief book against Edom?
Yesterday's answer-Joel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 11:1-6
What Is Faith?
1 Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. 2 Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past.

3 It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God's command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen.

4 It was by faith that Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. God said he was pleased with the gifts Abel offered and called Abel a good man because of his faith. Abel died, but through his faith he is still speaking.

5 It was by faith that Enoch was taken to heaven so he would not die. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. Before he was taken, the Scripture says that he was a man who truly pleased God. 6 Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him.

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

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday March 21, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Holiness-God's glory-
2-How we see God determines our faith in Him-
3-God is bigger than any of the words we have to describe him with-
4-God is a creator not an evolver-
5-Stop looking at your problem and start looking at God-

STRANGE THOUGHT-Weather forecast for tonight--continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning-

I'VE LEARNED-Normal is only a setting on your dryer-

DID YOU KNOW-It is impossible to get water out of a rimless tire-???

5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Adam and Eve's descendants leave their birth place and go to other parts of the earth?
2-Is our human weakness God given?
3-Why was a king not good for the Israelites?
4-Is having a king a bad form of government?
5-Why did the Israelites want a king?

BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet predicted the outpouring of God's Spirit upon all people?
Yesterday's answer-Hosea

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 10:32-39

32 Remember those days in the past when you first learned the truth. You had a hard struggle with many sufferings, but you continued strong.33 Sometimes you were hurt and attacked before crowds of people, and sometimes you shared with those who were being treated that way.34 You helped the prisoners. You even had joy when all that you owned was taken from you, because you knew you had something better and more lasting.

35 So do not lose the courage you had in the past, which has a great reward.36 You must hold on, so you can do what God wants and receive what he has promised.37 For in a very short time,
"The One who is coming will come
And will not be delayed.
38 Those who are right with me
Will live by faith.
But if they turn back with fear,
I will not be pleased with them." — Habakkuk 2:3–4
39 But we are not those who turn back and are lost. We are people who have faith and are saved.

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








Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday March 20, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-When you are forgiven much, you are free to forgive others-
2-Our greatest breakthrough always follows our greatest struggle-
3-Don't be so concerned about your mountains that you miss your moments-
4-Holiness is more than a code of conduct-
5-God's presence can change your dilemma-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure-
I'VE LEARNED-Parents who don't raise disciplined children will raise children who embarrass them-
DID YOU KNOW-In the typical home, 45% of water is used for the toilet, 28% is used for bathing and personal matters, 23% is used for laundry or dishes, and 4% is used for cooking or drinking purposes-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How many more children did Adam and Eve have besides the 3 mentioned?
2-Who were Adam and Eve's children's mates to have children with?
3-Did Adam and Eve have more than one set of coverings (clothes)?
4-Were Adam and Eve having sexual intimacy with each other prior to their fall?
5-Is it hard to depend on God?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet was famous for his marriage to a prostitute?
Yesterday's answer-Nahum
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 10:19-31
Continue to Trust God
19 So, brothers and sisters, we are completely free to enter the Most Holy Place without fear because of the blood of Jesus' death.20 We can enter through a new and living way that Jesus opened for us. It leads through the curtain—Christ's body.21 And since we have a great priest over God's house,22 let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, because we have been made free from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.23 Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed, because we can trust God to do what he promised.

24 Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds.25 You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day coming.

26 If we decide to go on sinning after we have learned the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins.27 There is nothing but fear in waiting for the judgment and the terrible fire that will destroy all those who live against God.28 Anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was found guilty from the proof given by two or three witnesses. He was put to death without mercy.29 So what do you think should be done to those who do not respect the Son of God, who look at the blood of the agreement that made them holy as no different from others' blood, who insult the Spirit of God's grace? Surely they should have a much worse punishment.30 We know that God said, "I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them." And he also said, "The Lord will judge his people."31 It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

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

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday March 19, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You don't realize how important the presence of God is until you lose it-
2-Loyalty-you love them to the end-
3-Loyalty is wanting the one your serve to be blessed-
4-Loyalty does what it is asked to do-
5-Faithful has to do with a task, loyalty has to do with a heart set-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The sales clerk at the clothing store asked what size I was. I replied-actual-
I'VE LEARNED-There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist-
DID YOU KNOW-Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61%-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why would God make something that is not good for you?
2-Did Adam and Eve have any children before their fall?
3-How were Adam and Eve to fill the earth?
4-Did Adam and Eve really think they could hide from God?
5-What is the reward for obedience?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man prophesied against Nineveh?
Yesterday's answer-Amos
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 10:1-18
1 The law is only an unclear picture of the good things coming in the future; it is not the real thing. The people under the law offer the same sacrifices every year, but these sacrifices can never make perfect those who come near to worship God.2 If the law could make them perfect, the sacrifices would have already stopped. The worshipers would be made clean, and they would no longer have a sense of sin.3 But these sacrifices remind them of their sins every year, 4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 So when Christ came into the world, he said:
"You do not want sacrifices and offerings,
But you have prepared a body for me.
6 You do not ask for burnt offerings
And offerings to take away sins.
7 Then I said, 'Look, I have come.
It is written about me in the book.
God, I have come to do what you want.'" — Psalm 40:6–8
8 In this Scripture he first said, "You do not want sacrifices and offerings. You do not ask for burnt offerings and offerings to take away sins." (These are all sacrifices that the law commands.) 9 Then he said, "Look, I have come to do what you want." God ends the first system of sacrifices so he can set up the new system.10 And because of this, we are made holy through the sacrifice Christ made in his body once and for all time.

11 Every day the priests stand and do their religious service, often offering the same sacrifices. Those sacrifices can never take away sins.12 But after Christ offered one sacrifice for sins, forever, he sat down at the right side of God.13 And now Christ waits there for his enemies to be put under his power.14 With one sacrifice he made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

15 The Holy Spirit also tells us about this. First he says:
16 "This is the agreement I will make
With them at that time, says the Lord.
I will put my teachings in their hearts
And write them on their minds." — Jeremiah 31:33
17 Then he says:
"Their sins and the evil things they do—
I will not remember anymore." — Jeremiah 31:34
18 Now when these have been forgiven, there is no more need for a sacrifice for sins.

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

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday March 18, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The moon is a witness that the sun is shining somewhere-
2-You become like what you worship-
3-The church is only as strong as our consecration-
4-To be "holy" means to be set apart and used of God-
5-Charisma without character is a fraud-
STRANGE THOUGHT-How long was I in high school? About five foot eleven.
I'VE LEARNED-I'd rather be a hammer than a nail-
DID YOU KNOW-The most common name for a boat in 1996 was Serenity-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is suffering ever good for you?
2-Do we need suffering so God can draw us closer to him?
3-Could God give your name to Satan as he did with Job?
4-Can you give what you don't have?
5-How do you make a Godly decision?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man of Tekoa was a simple laborer who had the audacity to confront the king's priest at his shrine?
Yesterday's answer-Jonah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 9:23-28
Christ's Death Takes Away Sins
23 So the copies of the real things in heaven had to be made clean by animal sacrifices. But the real things in heaven need much better sacrifices.24 Christ did not go into the Most Holy Place made by humans, which is only a copy of the real one. He went into heaven itself and is there now before God to help us.25 The high priest enters the Most Holy Place once every year with blood that is not his own. But Christ did not offer himself many times.26 Then he would have had to suffer many times since the world was made. But Christ came only once and for all time at just the right time to take away all sin by sacrificing himself. 27 Just as everyone must die once and then be judged, 28 so Christ was offered as a sacrifice one time to take away the sins of many people. And he will come a second time, not to offer himself for sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday March 17, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Affliction is a good man's shining time-
2-Our greatest necessities call out our greatest virtues-
3-We need to be a gospel optimist-
4-The world is full of good and evil--take an O out of good and you have God, put a D in from of evil and you have devil-
5-Yes has no meaning without a no-
STRANGE THOUGHT-There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute strength and ignorance-
I'VE LEARNED-If only you could bottle up and store children' energy. It would be much more effective than coffee.
DID YOU KNOW-The most common Swedish surname if Johansson-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is mercy the same as compassion?
2-How are mercy and grace related?
3-Can you bargain with God?
4-Is mercy comforting rather than criticizing?
5-Is suffering "God's school of development"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What reluctant prophet was thrown overboard in a storm?
Yesterday's answer-Ahijah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 9:16-22
16 When there is a will, it must be proven that the one who wrote that will is dead.17 A will means nothing while the person is alive; it can be used only after the person dies.18 This is why even the first agreement could not begin without blood to show death.19 First, Moses told all the people every command in the law. Next he took the blood of calves and mixed it with water. Then he used red wool and a branch of the hyssop plant to sprinkle it on the book of the law and on all the people.20 He said, "This is the blood that begins the Agreement that God commanded you to obey."21 In the same way, Moses sprinkled the blood on the Holy Tent and over all the things used in worship.22 The law says that almost everything must be made clean by blood, and sins cannot be forgiven without blood to show death.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday March 16, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Light shines the brightest in the darkness-
2-Sanctification does not mean perfect performance or sinless perfection-
3-Holiness is what we experience as we abide in God and He in us-
4-When the black curtain of death comes down on the stage of life behind you, nothing matters except your relationship with God and your family-
5-It is light that makes a difference in the darkness-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why does a psychic need a telephone directory?
I'VE LEARNED-When the days ends, your mind can rest-
DID YOU KNOW-The most common Russian name is Ivanov-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is mercy just a Christian trait?
2-What circumstances dictate showing mercy?
3-Is mercy a part of forgiveness?
4-Is mercy an action or a reaction?
5-Is mercy meeting a need that you can help meet?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet predicted that Jeroboam would be king over ten tribes of Israel?-
Yesterday's answer-Gad
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 9:11-15
The New Agreement
11 But when Christ came as the high priest of the good things we now have, he entered the greater and more perfect tent. It is not made by humans and does not belong to this world. 12 Christ entered the Most Holy Place only once—and for all time. He did not take with him the blood of goats and calves. His sacrifice was his own blood, and by it he set us free from sin forever.13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a cow are sprinkled on the people who are unclean, and this makes their bodies clean again.14 How much more is done by the blood of Christ. He offered himself through the eternal Spirit as a perfect sacrifice to God. His blood will make our consciences pure from useless acts so we may serve the living God.

15 For this reason Christ brings a new agreement from God to his people. Those who are called by God can now receive the blessings he has promised, blessings that will last forever. They can have those things because Christ died so that the people who lived under the first agreement could be set free from sin.

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday March 15, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Sin cannot take place unless you give it an opportunity-
2-Kindness and faithfulness can still shine in the face of impossible circumstances-
3-Real love serves-
4-Our faith in God is proved more by how we live than by what we say we believe
5-Light shines the brightest in the darkness-
STRANGE THOUGHT-An unemployed jester is nobody's fool-
I'VE LEARNED-You can do something in a moment that will give you heartache for life-
DID YOU KNOW-The most common Spanish surname is Garcia-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is love and mercy learned or innate?
2-Can true love be imitated?
3-Is love learned?
4-Can you live a consistent merciful life?
5-Is mercy a part of love or is love a part of mercy?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet took David to task for numbering the people of Israel?
Yesterday's answer-Moses
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 9:1-10
The Old Agreement
1 The first agreement had rules for worship and a place on earth for worship. 2 The Holy Tent was set up for this. The first area in the Tent was called the Holy Place. In it were the lamp and the table with the bread that was made holy for God.3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place.4 In it was a golden altar for burning incense and the Ark covered with gold that held the old agreement. Inside this Ark was a golden jar of manna, Aaron's rod that once grew leaves, and the stone tablets of the old agreement. 5 Above the Ark were the creatures that showed God's glory, whose wings reached over the lid. But we cannot tell everything about these things now.

6 When everything in the Tent was made ready in this way, the priests went into the first room every day to worship. 7 But only the high priest could go into the second room, and he did that only once a year. He could never enter the inner room without taking blood with him, which he offered to God for himself and for sins the people did without knowing they did them.8 The Holy Spirit uses this to show that the way into the Most Holy Place was not open while the system of the old Holy Tent was still being used.9 This is an example for the present time. It shows that the gifts and sacrifices offered cannot make the conscience of the worshiper perfect.10 These gifts and sacrifices were only about food and drink and special washings. They were rules for the body, to be followed until the time of God's new way.

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

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday March 14, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-People feel the safest when they are loved-
2-God calls you to change the place he puts you-
3-It is my pleasure to give to God a life that my parents surrendered to him long ago-
4-We need to learn to dance with Jesus as our partner--resting in his arms, swaying in the ebb and flow of his goodness and grace-
5-The only person God can sanctify is the person who wants him to and is willing to pay the price-
STRANGE THOUGHT-When all else fails, stop using else-
I'VE LEARNED-Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are-
DID YOU KNOW-The most common name in the world is Mohammed-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are some worship formats just mind control?
2-Is mercy a behavior, attitude or speech?
3-Should a Christian's emphasis be on being or doing?
4-Is anger a part of love?
5-Is God love because he is holy?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Egyptian born Hebrew leader predicted the coming of a prophet like himself?
Yesterday's answer-Abraham
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 8
Jesus Is Our High Priest
1 Here is the point of what we are saying: We have a high priest who sits on the right side of God's throne in heaven. 2 Our high priest serves in the Most Holy Place, the true place of worship that was made by God, not by humans.

3 Every high priest has the work of offering gifts and sacrifices to God. So our high priest must also offer something to God. 4 If our high priest were now living on earth, he would not be a priest, because there are already priests here who follow the law by offering gifts to God.5 The work they do as priests is only a copy and a shadow of what is in heaven. This is why God warned Moses when he was ready to build the Holy Tent: "Be very careful to make everything by the plan I showed you on the mountain." 6 But the priestly work that has been given to Jesus is much greater than the work that was given to the other priests. In the same way, the new agreement that Jesus brought from God to his people is much greater than the old one. And the new agreement is based on promises of better things.

7 If there had been nothing wrong with the first agreement, there would have been no need for a second agreement. 8 But God found something wrong with his people. He says:
"Look, the time is coming, says the Lord,
When I will make a new agreement
With the people of Israel
And the people of Judah.
9 It will not be like the agreement
I made with their ancestors
When I took them by the hand
To bring them out of Egypt.
But they broke that agreement,
And I turned away from them, says the Lord.
10 This is the agreement I will make
With the people of Israel at that time, says the Lord.
I will put my teachings in their minds
And write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
And they will be my people.
11 People will no longer have to teach their neighbors and relatives
To know the Lord,
Because all people will know me,
From the least to the most important.
12 I will forgive them for the wicked things they did,
And I will not remember their sins anymore." — Jeremiah 31:31–34

13 God called this a new agreement, so he has made the first agreement old. And anything that is old and worn out is ready to disappear.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday March 13, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Often God requires some action on our part before he works the miraculous-
2-It is tragic when God speaks and no one listens-
3-More is less if God doesn't bless-
4-Christianity is not a matter of culture, it is a matter of the heart-
5-Jesus was God's personal sacrifice for our sins-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense-
I'VE LEARNED-Sometimes when I am angry, I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel-
DID YOU KNOW-The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there a correct way to worship?
2-Can you truly worship is you have resentment or unconfessed sin in your life?
3-Is liturgy a ritual?
4-How can we stop form just going through the motions of worship?
5-What is a mature church?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Old Testament patriarch was revealed as a prophet to King Abimelech?
Yesterday's answer-Balaam-
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 7:11-28

11 The people were given the law concerning the system of priests from the tribe of Levi, but they could not be made perfect through that system. So there was a need for another priest to come, a priest like Melchizedek, not Aaron. 12 And when a different kind of priest comes, the law must be changed, too.13 We are saying these things about Christ, who belonged to a different tribe. No one from that tribe ever served as a priest at the altar.14 It is clear that our Lord came from the tribe of Judah, and Moses said nothing about priests belonging to that tribe.

Jesus Is like Melchizedek
15 And this becomes even more clear when we see that another priest comes who is like Melchizedek. 16 He was not made a priest by human rules and laws but through the power of his life, which continues forever. 17 It is said about him,
"You are a priest forever,
a priest like Melchizedek." — Psalm 110:4

18 The old rule is now set aside, because it was weak and useless.19 The law of Moses could not make anything perfect. But now a better hope has been given to us, and with this hope we can come near to God.20 It is important that God did this with an oath. Others became priests without an oath, 21 but Christ became a priest with God's oath. God said:
"The Lord has made a promise
And will not change his mind.
'You are a priest forever.'" — Psalm 110:4
22 This means that Jesus is the guarantee of a better agreement from God to his people.

23 When one of the other priests died, he could not continue being a priest. So there were many priests.24 But because Jesus lives forever, he will never stop serving as priest.25 So he is able always to save those who come to God through him because he always lives, asking God to help them.

26 Jesus is the kind of high priest we need. He is holy, sinless, pure, not influenced by sinners, and he is raised above the heavens.27 He is not like the other priests who had to offer sacrifices every day, first for their own sins, and then for the sins of the people. Christ offered his sacrifice only once and for all time when he offered himself.28 The law chooses high priests who are people with weaknesses, but the word of God's oath came later than the law. It made God's Son to be the high priest, and that Son has been made perfect forever.

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

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday March 11, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The beauty of memory is that it still sees beauty when beauty has faded-
2-God doesn't set you free from your situation only to leave you imprisoned by your painful past-
3-Broken hearts and spirits can only be set with the splint of forgiveness-
4-Most relationship problems are caused or complicated by untreated wounds from the past-
5-The quality of care you give your brokenness determines the level of recovery you can achieve-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Was learning cursive really necessary?
I'VE LEARNED-Bad decisions make for good stories-
DID YOU KNOW-The most common name for goldfish is Jaws-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why do we call a church service a worship service when often it isn't?
2-What part does music (personal or corporate) play in worship?
3-Was music a part of early church gatherings?
4-Is preaching a part of worship?
5-Does worship ever become a pretense or self deception?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet of Moab had a confrontation with his talking donkey?
Yesterday's answer-Samuel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 7:1-10
He Priest Melchizedek
1 Melchizedek was the king of Salem and a priest for God Most High. He met Abraham when Abraham was coming back after defeating the kings. When they met, Melchizedek blessed Abraham, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything he had brought back from the battle. First, Melchizedek's name means "king of goodness," and he is king of Salem, which means "king of peace." 3 No one knows who Melchizedek's father or mother was, where he came from, when he was born, or when he died. Melchizedek is like the Son of God; he continues being a priest forever.

4 You can see how great Melchizedek was. Abraham, the great father, gave him a tenth of everything that he won in battle. 5 Now the law says that those in the tribe of Levi who become priests must collect a tenth from the people—their own people—even though the priests and the people are from the family of Abraham.6 Melchizedek was not from the tribe of Levi, but he collected a tenth from Abraham. And he blessed Abraham, the man who had God's promises.7 Now everyone knows that the more important person blesses the less important person.8 Priests receive a tenth, even though they are only men who live and then die. But Melchizedek, who received a tenth from Abraham, continues living, as the Scripture says.9 We might even say that Levi, who receives a tenth, also paid it when Abraham paid Melchizedek a tenth.10 Levi was not yet born, but he was in the body of his ancestor when Melchizedek met Abraham.

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

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday March 10, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Nobody trips over mountains. It is the pebbles we stumble over-
2-No person or place can make you happy-
3-Happiness is an inside job-
4-It is easier to act your way into thinking than to think your way into acting-
5-Giving produces blessings-
STRANGE THOUGHT-How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
I'VE LEARNED-Money is a lousy way to keep score-
DID YOU KNOW-The earliest document in Latin in a woman's handwriting is an invitation to a birthday party from the first century.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do Christians try to bring God down to their level?
2-Can entertainment be a part of worship?
3-What part does tradition play in worship?
4-Do you tend to edify yourself by doing rituals or traditions?
5-Can praise be a ritual?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who anointed the first two kings of Israel and was considered both a judge and a prophet?
Yesterday's answer-Anna
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 6:16-20
16 People always use the name of someone greater than themselves when they swear. The oath proves that what they say is true, and this ends all arguing.17 God wanted to prove that his promise was true to those who would get what he promised. And he wanted them to understand clearly that his purposes never change, so he made an oath.18 These two things cannot change: God cannot lie when he makes a promise, and he cannot lie when he makes an oath. These things encourage us who came to God for safety. They give us strength to hold on to the hope we have been given.19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and strong. It enters behind the curtain in the Most Holy Place in heaven, 20 where Jesus has gone ahead of us and for us. He has become the high priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Wednesday March 9, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You can't be lonely if you like the person you are alone with-
2-What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be-
3-Sometimes the thing you dread doing is the very thing you should do just so it will stop controlling you-
4-You can only bloom where you are planted-
5-If your situation is not going to change, then you must change-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?
I'VE LEARNED-Either you control your attitude or it controls you-
DID YOU KNOW-The Eskimo language has more than twenty words to describe different kinds of snow-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can ritual be a form of worship?
2-When do rituals become meaningful?
3-How do you know when worship is genuine?
4-Should we still go through the form of worship if our heart isn't in it?
5-Do churches use a worship format so non believers will like Christianity?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What elderly woman recognized the infant Jesus as being the Messiah?
Yesterday's answer-The daughters of Philip
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 6:9-15

9 Dear friends, we are saying this to you, but we really expect better things from you that will lead to your salvation. 10 God is fair; he will not forget the work you did and the love you showed for him by helping his people. And he will remember that you are still helping them.11 We want each of you to go on with the same hard work all your lives so you will surely get what you hope for.12 We do not want you to become lazy. Be like those who through faith and patience will receive what God has promised.

13 God made a promise to Abraham. And as there is no one greater than God, he used himself when he swore to Abraham,14 saying, "I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."15 Abraham waited patiently for this to happen, and he received what God promised.

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

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tuesday March 8, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The more you listen to the voice inside of you the better you can hear what is sounding outside of you-
2-You'll always miss 100% of the chances you didn't take-
3-Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the things you did do-
4-Love should be a friendship that catches fire-
5-Infatuation is the chemistry that turns the sensible into the silly-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things-
I'VE LEARNED-Even when you think you have no more to give, when a fiend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help-
DID YOU KNOW-No Spanish words begin with the letter W (except for those of American English origin)-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How do you "fall into sin"?
2-Why do people sin?
3-Does sanctification kill, remove, crucify, subdue or cleanse the sin nature?
4-Do all religions worship?
5-What is the ultimate form of worship?
BIBLE TRIVIA-These four young women, daughters of a Christian evangelist, were considered prophetesses.
Yesterday's answer-Huldah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 6:1-8

Hebrews 6

1 So let us go on to grown-up teaching. Let us not go back over the beginning lessons we learned about Christ. We should not again start teaching about faith in God and about turning away from those acts that lead to death.2 We should not return to the teaching about baptisms, about laying on of hands, about the raising of the dead and eternal judgment. 3 And we will go on to grown-up teaching if God allows.

4 Some people cannot be brought back again to a changed life. They were once in God's light, and enjoyed heaven's gift, and shared in the Holy Spirit. 5 They found out how good God's word is, and they received the powers of his new world. 6 But they fell away from Christ. It is impossible to bring them back to a changed life again, because they are nailing the Son of God to a cross again and are shaming him in front of others.

7 Some people are like land that gets plenty of rain. The land produces a good crop for those who work it, and it receives God's blessings. 8 Other people are like land that grows thorns and weeds and is worthless. It is about to be cursed by God and will be destroyed by fire.

I THINK THIS IS A HARD SCRIPTURE FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND, ESPECIALLY VERSES 4-5-6

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

Monday, March 07, 2011

Monday March 7, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-To live in loving hearts we leave behind, is not to die-
2-The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie-
3-The art of living is a fine balance between letting go and hanging on-
4-Though no one can go back and make a brand new start anyone can start anew and make a brand new ending-
5-Nothing lasts forever, even your troubles-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I plan on living forever. So far so good-
I'VE LEARNED-Your life can be changed in a matter of moments by people who don't even know you-
DID YOU KNOW-The stress in Hungarian words always falls on the first syllable-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is a lack of conflict in a marriage a peaceful marriage?
2-Does sanctification remove our desire for sin or does salvation do that?
3-After being "saved", do we still have within us a desire to sin?
4-Can there be temptation without desire?
5-Do we always know when we sin?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What woman was sent for when the long neglected book of the law was found during Josiah's reign?
Yesterday's answer-Jesus
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 5:11-14
Warning Against Falling Away
11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are so slow to understand.12 By now you should be teachers, but you need someone to teach you again the first lessons of God's message. You still need the teaching that is like milk. You are not ready for solid food.13 Anyone who lives on milk is still a baby and knows nothing about right teaching. 14 But solid food is for those who are grown up. They are mature enough to know the difference between good and evil.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunday March 6, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The person we are is always more important than the work we do-
2-Even when you are doing things God's way, there still may be tests-
3-A loving heart is always young-
4-If I try to be like someone else, who will be like me-
5-Children always carry with them a part of their parents souls-
STRANGE THOUGHT-My opinions may have changed but not the fact that I am right-
I'VE LEARNED-The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves-
DID YOU KNOW-The three best known western names in China are Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does God show "tough love"?
2-What is a "personal relationship with God?"
3-Do you have to develop your own relationship with God or is it God's responsibility to develop one with you?
4-How do you make prayer a priority?
5-Can there be peace while there is sin in the world?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What New Testament person prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem?
Yesterday's answer-Agabus
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 5:7-10
7 While Jesus lived on earth, he prayed to God and asked God for help. He prayed with loud cries and tears to the One who could save him from death, and his prayer was heard because he trusted God. 8 Even though Jesus was the Son of God, he learned obedience by what he suffered.9 And because his obedience was perfect, he was able to give eternal salvation to all who obey him.10 In this way God made Jesus a high priest, a priest like Melchizedek.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Saturday March 5, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The Bible is a plumb line for a balanced life-
2-Don't ever say never-
3-How you listen is more important than what you say-
4-Storms make trees take deeper roots-
5-Example is the primary thing in influencing others-
STRANGE THOUGHT-It is possible to have too much and not enough at the same time-
I'VE LEARNED-An expert knows all the answers, if you ask the right questions-
DID YOU KNOW-The Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "Finger lickin' good" came out as "Eat you fingers off" in Chinese-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are hope and faith related?
2-Can you hope for the impossible?
3-Can you hope for a negative thing?
4-Is being a positive person learned or are you born that way?
5-Can a Christian be "spoiled"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Christian prophesied a famine in the land?
Yesterday's answer-John the Baptist
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 5:1-6
1 Every high priest is chosen from among other people. He is given the work of going before God for them to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.2 Since he himself is weak, he is able to be gentle with those who do not understand and who are doing wrong things. 3 Because he is weak, the high priest must offer sacrifices for his own sins and also for the sins of the people.

4 To be a high priest is an honor, but no one chooses himself for this work. He must be called by God as Aaron was. 5 So also Christ did not choose himself to have the honor of being a high priest, but God chose him. God said to him,
"You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father." — Psalm 2:7

6 And in another Scripture God says,
"You are a priest forever,
a priest like Melchizedek." — Psalm 110:4

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

Friday, March 04, 2011

Friday March 4, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-The genius of communication is the ability to be totally honest and totally kind at the same time.
2-True worship culminates with service-
3-We shouldn't give to get but we should give because our hearts are full-
4-A false doctrine is often a good doctrine taken to extreme-
5-If it is true, it isn't new-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
I'VE LEARNED-The homeowner is always going to the hardware store-
DID YOU KNOW-The D in D-day stands for "day." The French term for D-Day is J-Jour.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is the "heart" of a person?
2-Do we need to understand the culture of biblical stories to apply them to today's culture?
3-Are the beatitudes really about having the right motives?
4-How do we not worry?
5-Does the word "hope" have a possibility of failure?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What kinsman of Jesus ate locusts, preached repentance, and baptized penitents in the Jordan?
Yesterday's answer-Isaiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 4:14-16
Jesus Is Our High Priest
14 Since we have a great high priest, Jesus the Son of God, who has gone into heaven, let us hold on to the faith we have. 15 For our high priest is able to understand our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but he did not sin. 16 Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God's throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thursday March 3, 2011 thought for the day-from jasper


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Your attitude can turn your problems into blessings-
2-We need to talk to each other, not about each other-
3-The church is the only army that moves forward on it's knees-
4-People tend to live their lives at their level of motivation-
5-In a confrontation, always speak in the 1st person (I) and not the 2nd person (you)-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A diet is not about will power, it is about won't power-
I'VE LEARNED-Treat people as if they are what they ought to be-
DID YOU KNOW-The correct response to the Irish greeting "Top of the morning to you" is, "And the rest of the day to yourself"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are the Beatitudes paradoxical?
2-How do you "Die to yourself'?
3-Can the Beatitudes be imitated?
4-How is the mind and heart related?
5-How does God create in me a "clean" heart?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What prophet is quoted in the New Testament more than any others
Yesterday's answer-Ezekiel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY HEBREWS 4:12-13
12 God's word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones. And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts.13 Nothing in all the world can be hidden from God. Everything is clear and lies open before him, and to him we must explain the way we have lived.
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD!!!