Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday November 30, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Waiting does not mean inactivity-
2-God has work to do and he uses our hands, feet and mouth to do it-
3-Everything created is a solution-
4-There is no one else like you and that is why no one understands you-
5-Where you are matters as much as who you are-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Business conventions are important for they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone with gratitude and there will be no end to the things for which you will be thankful-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tile ceiling-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can what comes into your mind and thoughts make you unclean?
2-Did Jesus say that all the religious traditions of the Jews were worthless?
3-How well was Jesus known outside of Galilee and his Jewish homeland?
4-Had God just sent Jesus to the lost sheep of Israel?
5-If the Jews had accepted completely Jesus as the messiah, would his message ever have gone to the gentiles?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What was the name of the military commander who sent Paul from Jerusalem to Caesarea?
Yesterday's answer-Paul   Acts 23:16-22
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY    John 7:28-31
28 Jesus, teaching in the Temple, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. But I have not come by my own authority. I was sent by the One who is true, whom you don’t know. 29 But I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.”
30 When Jesus said this, they tried to seize him. But no one was able to touch him, because it was not yet the right time. 31 But many of the people believed in Jesus. They said, “When the Christ comes, will he do more miracles than this man has done?”  

PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, we are amazed at Your creative process and marvel at the beauty of life. You knit us together in our mother’s womb and provided everything we had need of before our birth and have done so as well all the years we have lived following our birth. You will do so until You call us home and there we will lack for nothing as we receive the inheritance that is waiting for us which can never perish, spoil or fade. Thank You for giving us life and providing for all our needs; physical, material, relational, and spiritual. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

SMILE, LAUGH, FORGIVE, BELIEVE AND LOVE, OVER AND OVER AGAIN!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday November 29, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-"He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor pain"
2-Some people want God to save them but not to change them-
3-Nothing repels non Christians more than gloomy, grumpy Christians-
4-Jesus never said to anyone, "Come to my church" but he said "Come to me"-
5-When God has more of us, we have more of God-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you already have something, you don't hope for it-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone who lifts others higher and your life will be rich-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The billionth digit of pi is 9-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are traditions and rituals often substituted for heartfelt worship?
2-Can traditions and rituals have a place in genuine worship?
3-Can traditions and rituals ever be genuine and heartfelt?
4-What does "corban" mean?
5-Does anything make a person spiritually unclean?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who had a nephew that informed the Roman soldiers of a plot to kill a prisoner?
Yesterday's answer-Capernaum   Luke 7:1-5
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY  John 7:25-27
25 Then some of the people who lived in Jerusalem said, “This is the man they are trying to kill. 26 But he is teaching where everyone can see and hear him, and no one is trying to stop him. Maybe the leaders have decided he really is the Christ. 27 But we know where this man is from. Yet when the real Christ comes, no one will know where he comes from.”
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, it is because of Your wise and loving character that You teach us about the wiles of our adversary, the devil, and his cunning ways. We are not caught unaware but recognize his strategy as we regularly read Your Word and store it up in our hearts. Your precepts are right and because of that we hate every wrong path. Direct our footsteps according to Your Word so that we stay in pace with You, observing the yellow lights of caution, stopping at the red lights of danger, and staying within the confines of Your guardrails. As we do so we will not allow sin to dominate our lives or lead us astray. We pray for Your guidance in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE!



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday November 28, 2012 thought for today




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God does not compromise the spiritual purity of heaven-
2-Lead a Godless life, expect a Godless eternity-
3-God has no step children or grandchildren-
4-Christians live in the "meantime" of their life, not yet home-
5-In this life we are caught between what is and what will be-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone kind and considerate and you will be admired-
 
DID YOU KNOW-An enneahedron is solid with none faces-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is moral and ethical purity more important than ceremonial purity?
2-If the Temple is Jerusalem was the place for the Jews to worship, what did the Jews do who lived too far away to go there?
3-Were the Jews who went to the Temple to worship any more religious than those who didn't or couldn't?
4-Are many of the church's teachings nothing but rules set by man with authority in the church?
5-Are we ever guilty of honoring God with our lips but with our hearts far from him?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Where was Jesus when a Roman soldier asked him to heal a beloved servant?
Yesterday's answer-John
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   John 7:20-24
20 The people answered, “A demon has come into you. We are not trying to kill you.”
21 Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed. 22 Moses gave you the law about circumcision. (But really Moses did not give you circumcision; it came from our ancestors.) And yet you circumcise a baby boy on a Sabbath day. 23 If a baby boy can be circumcised on a Sabbath day to obey the law of Moses, why are you angry at me for healing a person’s whole body on the Sabbath day? 24 Stop judging by the way things look, but judge by what is really right.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, You who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until You call me heavenward or until the day of Christ’s return. May I willingly submit and quickly obey Your voice so that I will bear much spiritual fruit. I pray that the Fruit of the Spirit will characterize my life as I faithfully yield to the work of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


LIVE SIMPLY! LOVE GENEROUSLY! CARE DEEPLY! SPEAK KINDLY! LEAVE THE REST WITH GOD!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday November 27, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The Holy Spirit is not a dove-
2-The Holy Spirit is the invisible Jesus with you-
3-Religion pacifies but never satisfies-
4-Sin for a season quenches thirsts, but so does salt water-
5-God made us a little lower than the angels but sin made us no better than satan-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Don't let your heart shrink into a raison-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Ignorance is a burden-
 
DID YOU KNOW-All snow crystals are hexagonal-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When did the word "disciple" begin to refer just to the 12 and not all followers?
2-When did the 12 disciples become the 12 apostles?
3-What is the best synonym for the word Christian?
4-How important should rituals and traditions be in our churches today?
5-What does the phrase "ceremonial clean" mean?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Which gospel does not mention the Roman soldier on Calvary who said "Truly this was  a son of God"?
Yesterday's answer-Cornelius     Acts 10:1
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY    John 7:14-19
When the feast was about half over, Jesus went to the Temple and began to teach. 15 The people were amazed and said, “This man has never studied in school. How did he learn so much?”
16 Jesus answered, “The things I teach are not my own, but they come from him who sent me. 17 If people choose to do what God wants, they will know that my teaching comes from God and not from me. 18 Those who teach their own ideas are trying to get honor for themselves. But those who try to bring honor to the one who sent them speak the truth, and there is nothing false in them.19 Moses gave you the law,[a] but none of you obeys that law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
Footnotes:
  1. John 7:19 law Moses gave God’s people the Law that God gave him on Mount Sinai (Exodus 34:29–32).
 
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-


Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday November 26, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-All Christians have God in their life but not all Christians have given their whole life to God-
2-Harbored sin interferes with Holy Spirit circulation-
3-God never promises the absence of distress but does promise the presence of the Holy Spirit-
4-The Holy Spirit puts the love of God in our hearts, not the love for God-
5-Good eyes don't guarantee good ears-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you are in deep water-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone who values truth and you will be some who is respected-
 
DID YOU KNOW-In 1977, Cairo only had 208,000 telephones and no telephone books-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When Jesus asked his disciples "Are you going to leave me also?" did he really think they would?
2-Isn't it confusing for Jesus to say he is the "bread of life" and that his body is this bead and then say "Anyone who eats this bread from heaven will live forever"?
3-If we had been in the group of people who heard Jesus and then walked away because he sounded so confusing, would we have been any different from them?
4-Jesus had said to Peter "Get behind me satan" and in another setting with the disciples said "One of you is a devil".  These are men he chose.  What's going on?
5-Does it seem that at times when Jesus was talking to his followers he purposely tried to confuse them?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Roman soldier was led to Christ by Peter?
Yesterday's answer-Amasa   2 Samuel 17:25
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY    John 7:10-13
10 But after Jesus’ brothers had gone to the feast, Jesus went also. But he did not let people see him. 11 At the feast some people were looking for him and saying, “Where is that man?”
12 Within the large crowd there, many people were whispering to each other about Jesus. Some said, “He is a good man.”
Others said, “No, he fools the people.” 13 But no one was brave enough to talk about Jesus openly, because they were afraid of the elders.

PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather Your truths do not fluctuate nor are they subject to reinterpretation by the “expert” philosophers of our day. Your truths are explained through the inspiration of Your Holy Word and understanding given to us by Your Holy Spirit.  May our ears be open and our eyes focused to see that Your truth is the same yesterday, today and forever.  Amen.



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


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday November 25, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-What you get by achieving your goals is not so important as what you become by achieving them-
2-Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival-
3-Do what you can with what you have with where you are-
4-The door of wisdom is never shut-
5-Regardless of your lot in life, build something beautiful on it-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Seatbelts are not so confining as a wheelchair-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone who seeks to understand and you will be wise-
 
DID YOU KNOW-When CBS  broadcast the first television show in color, no one other than CBS owned a color television set-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Joseph and Mary ever try to convince their other children who Jesus really was?
2-Jesus said "no one comes to me unless drawn by God the Father who sent me".  So does God draw all people to Jesus?
3-Did Jesus ever explain to anyone his miraculous birth?
4-Why do some people believe in God but not in Jesus as his son?
5-Has anyone who ever lived, except for Jesus, ever seen God the Father?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was commander of the rebel army when Absalom rebelled against David?
Yesterday's answer-Nebuchadnezzar    2 Kings 25:8
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY  John 7:6-9
Jesus said to his brothers, “The right time for me has not yet come, but any time is right for you. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I tell it the evil things it does. So you go to the feast. I will not go yet[a] to this feast, because the right time for me has not yet come.”After saying this, Jesus stayed in Galilee.
Footnotes:
  1. John 7:8 yet Some Greek copies do not have this word.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, would You help us to be quick to recognize and respond to Your brake promptings. Often You speak to us through Scripture, daily prayer, and other believers. You also speak to us through the undesirable consequences that come from our acts of disobedience. We want to see Your cautions and “stops” as part of Your loving way of keeping us from danger and redirecting us to that which will be of blessing in our lives and to those whom we seek to influence. Amen.
 
 
 
 
I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART.....PEACE IN YOUR SOUL.....AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE.....ALWAYS!!!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday November 24, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Time flies, it is up to you to be the navigator-
2-If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one-
3-It is not where you start, it is where you finish that matters-
4-There are two ways to spread the light, be the candle or the mirror that reflects it-
5-Until a decision is made, nothing happens-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you don't have a sense of humor you probably don't have any sense at all-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone who comforts and you will be someone who knows peace-
 
DID YOU KNOW-A third of ninety five developing countries have a waiting period of six years or more for a telephone connection, compared with less than a month in developed countries-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-After seeing Jesus feed the 5,000 who did the people think he was?
2-Why did Jesus call himself "the bread of life"?
3-Do people decide to become followers of Jesus or does God give followers to him?
4-What does "believing in" require?
5-Did Jesus' mother Mary ever publicly defend Jesus for who he really was?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What foreign king had Nebuzaradan as commander of his troops?
Yesterday's answer-Julius   Acts 27:1-3
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   John 7:1-5
After this, Jesus traveled around Galilee. He did not want to travel in Judea, because some evil people there wanted to kill him. It was time for the Feast of Shelters.So Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You should leave here and go to Judea so your followers there can see the miracles you do. Anyone who wants to be well known does not hide what he does. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” (Even Jesus’ brothers did not believe in him.)
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, we who once were outcasts from Your kingdom have entered through the door via the cross. Though we were unworthy like a beggar in bondage and alone; You made us worthy and now by Your grace, Your mercy has made us Your own. We will spend all of eternity thanking and praising You for Your infinite mercy and the undeserved favor we receive as Your redeemed children. We thank You for Christ who made it possible and it is in His name that we pray. Amen.
 
 
 
TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. BE A BLESSING. BE A FRIEND. ENCOURAGE SOMEONE. TAKE TIME TO CARE. LET YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS HEAL AND NOT WOUND.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday November 23, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Figure out what God gave you a love for and then do it for his glory-
2-If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door-
3-Thinking of others is the heart of Christ likeness and the goal of spiritual growth-
4-Joy is the natural outcome of the Christian's obedience to the revealed will of God-
5-A mentor is not a person who gives you advice, a mentor is a person whose advice you follow-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Money will buy you a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tag-
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone who gives and you will be blessed-
DID YOU KNOW-Experts at Intel say that microprocessor speed will double every eighteen months for at least 10 years-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-The day after Jesus fed the 5,000, why was the crowd so confrontational to Jesus?
2-Are we today like the crowd of 5,000, always wanting Jesus to do more and greater things for us?
3-Is there a connection in Jesus feeding the large crowds and God feeding the Israelites manna?
4-Why couldn't Jesus have illuminated the minds of his critics to understand who he was instead of letting them reach their own conclusion?
5-Should Jesus' miracles have been enough to convince the people that he was the messiah?
BIB LE TRIVIA-What Roman soldier treated Paul kindly on his voyage to Rome?
Yesterday's answer-Zimri   1 Kings 16:9-20
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   John 6:65-71
65 Jesus said, “That is the reason I said, ‘If the Father does not bring a person to me, that one cannot come.’”
66 After Jesus said this, many of his followers left him and stopped following him.
67 Jesus asked the twelve followers, “Do you want to leave, too?”
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, who would we go to? You have the words that give eternal life. 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One from God.”
70 Then Jesus answered, “I chose all twelve of you, but one of you is a devil.”
71 Jesus was talking about Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Judas was one of the twelve, but later he was going to turn against Jesus.

PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manGod, You are the only source of eternal life to whom I can cling. I am confident that You will be with me to the end of my life here on this earth. I am grateful for the many people who bring me support, encouragement and companionship from day to day. They are a source of joy as they enrich my life daily. But as I grow older I’m recognizing that nothing stays the same and much of what I came to rely on is no longer present. Losses of those people very dear to me and things once considered important mount up as I reflect upon the passing years. I find great comfort as I cling to the words of the 73rd Psalm, “Whom have I in heaven but Thee, and there is none that I desire on earth beside Thee. My flesh and my heart faileth but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Amen.

SMILE, LAUGH, FORGIVE, BELIEVE AND LOVE, OVER AND OVER AGAIN!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday November 21,2012 thought for the day





HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God wants you to serve him passionately, not dutifully-
2-People rarely excel at tasks they don't feel passionate about-
3-Meaning is far more important than money-
4-Don't settle for the "good life", aim for the "better life"-
5-You can have a lot to live on but have nothing to live for-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-The nicest thing about the future is that is always starts tomorrow-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone who cares and you will be loved-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles.  At that time, the most well known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Isn't it interesting that some of the people were critical of Jesus until they needed him to do something for them?
2-Was Jesus' long days, large crowds and growing fame due to his meeting the needs of the endless lines of needy people?
3-Instead of doing all the miracles by himself, why didn't Jesus have the disciple do them while he was with them?
4-Did all the disciples do miracles after Jesus went back to his father?
5-Was the crowd more interested in Jesus' free food  than in his teaching?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What soldier led a revolt against King Elah, made himself king, and then committed suicide after a 7 day reign?
Yesterday's answer-Naaman  2 Kings 5:1
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY  John 6:60-64
60 When the followers of Jesus heard this, many of them said, “This teaching is hard. Who can accept it?”
61 Knowing that his followers were complaining about this, Jesus said, “Does this teaching bother you? 62 Then will it also bother you to see the Son of Man going back to the place where he came from? 63 It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh doesn’t give life. The words I told you are spirit, and they give life. 64 But some of you don’t believe.” (Jesus knew from the beginning who did not believe and who would turn against him.)

PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, we are “richly blessed” when we call upon You to save us from our sins. You desire to share riches of eternal value with the redeemed. Far too many play around with the idea of surrendering their hearts. They think about it in certain settings or when influenced by believing Christians or persuasive Scripture. We pray that they would not just stand outside the door of the kingdom, but take the necessary steps to step inside the kingdom of God by confessing with their mouths and believing in their hearts that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead. When we truly believe and boldly confess we are changed from within and our actions from without. That’s the mark of the true believer. May our lives give evidence of Your redemptive work and boundless blessings. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

LIVE SIMPLY! LOVE GENEROUSLY! CARE DEEPLY! SPEAK KINDLY! LEAVE THE REST WITH GOD!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday November 20, 2012 thought for the day






HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-A person's real character comes out best in their "asides"-
2-There is a power to lift you up which is stronger than all the things that hold you down-
3-When you are weak and incapable and insufficient, then God has a chance to be strong, capable and sufficient in you-
4-The more of the "world" you take in, the more you are in danger of becoming not who God created you to be, but a model of someone else's thinking-
5-God frequently works contrary to human logic and natural expectations-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Life isn't tied with a bow but it is still a gift-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Be someone who listens and you will be heard-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic system-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Peter really believe it was Jesus walking on the water?
2-What was Peter's reason asking Jesus to let him walk on the water out to where he was?
3-Is it any wonder that Peter ran low on faith when he started to do the impossible of walking on water even though Jesus had told him to do so?
4-Is Peter's lack of faith any different than our lake of faith today to do the seemingly impossible?
5-Which impressed the disciples more, Jesus walking on water or Jesus feeding the large crowd?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What leper was commander of the Syrian troops?
Yesterday's answer    Ittai   2 Samuel 15:19
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY    John 6:52-59
52 Then the evil people began to argue among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
53 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, you must eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood. Otherwise, you won’t have real life in you. 54 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day. 55 My flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood live in me, and I live in them. 57 The living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father. So whoever eats me will live because of me. 58 I am not like the bread your ancestors ate. They ate that bread and still died. I am the bread that came down from heaven, and whoever eats this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus said all these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, we thank You for the privilege of working with our hands and engaging our minds. Work is ordained by you and carried out in our homes and places of employment. Help us to make a positive difference as we live out our Christian testimony while diligently performing our work duties. There is no perfect workplace, yet we as people who seek to honor You, will be able to deal with less than ideal circumstances as we do our work primarily for You, knowing that it is from You that we receive the reward You grant to those who are diligent and faithful.  Amen.

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


Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday November 19, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Change always starts first in your mind-
2-The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act-
3-Someone needs to hear words of love and affirmation from you today.  Don't assume they already know you love them.  Tell them!-
4-Your "heart" represents the source of all your emotions, what you love to do and what you care about the most-
5-Successful people do what they need to do when they need to do it, over and over again, even when they don't feel like doing it-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind and the ones that mind don't matter-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Smile for you don't know all the problems in the world-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Back in the mid to late 1980's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-After Jesus did the feeding the crowd miracle, he went up into a mountainside to pray and did so for all night.  What would he have prayed about and how could he have done so for so long and not fallen asleep as tired as he was?
2-Since there was no one with Jesus on the mountainside, how did the Gospel writer know what Jesus did?
3-When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water of Lake Galilee, were they terrified at what they saw or did they think they were seeing an illusion?
4-How did the disciples handle seeing Jesus do one supernatural experience after another?
5-When Jesus was preaching and teaching, was there anything he could not do?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Gittite soldier supported David during the rebellion of Absalom?
Yesterday's answer-John  19:34
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY    John 6:46-51
46 No one has seen the Father except the One who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47 I tell you the truth, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread that gives life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but still they died. 50 Here is the bread that comes down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will never die.51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give up so that the world may have life.”
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Praying man
Father, help us to labor wholeheartedly according to Your command. We want to bless You with a grateful attitude and bless our workplace in regard to our productivity and loyalty. We thank You for our daily provision and blessing that comes through the work of our hands. We also thank You for our employers who provide our paychecks to meet our monetary needs. We pray for those seeking employment that You will provide work but until that financial door opens we pray that You will provide through unexpected means and the generosity of others. As You bless us through the work of our hands we in turn bless You by faithfully giving back to You a generous portion to finance Your kingdom through the local church, Christian ministries, and other worthy endeavors. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
 
 
GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVORED, IMPERFECT BUT FORGIVEN CHILD OF GOD-


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday November 18, 2012 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet-
2-Be careful of what you listen to on a continuing basis-
3-Be careful how you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts-
4-To change your life you must change your thoughts-
5-Behind everything you do is a thought-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-After 60, if you don't wake up aching somewhere, you are probably dead-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Stop thinking too much for it is okay not to know all the answers-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Approximately 98 percent of software in China is pirated-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-After Jesus calmed the lake storm, healed the demonic man and feed the 5,000, were the disciple now convinced who Jesus was?
2-What was the significant difference in the feeding of the large crowd and Jesus' previous miracles?
3-Just because Jesus did awesome supernatural miracles, would that have qualified him to be the coming Messiah?
4-Would the large crowd that was feed still have followed Jesus if he had done no more miracles?
5-Could Jesus make himself appear and disappear at will?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Which gospel is the only one to mention the Roman soldiers piercing Jesus' body with a spear?
Yesterday's answer-Uriah    2 Samuel 11:3
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY     John 6:41-45
41 Some people began to complain about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that comes down from heaven.”42 They said, “This is Jesus, the son of Joseph. We know his father and mother. How can he say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
43 But Jesus answered, “Stop complaining to each other.44 The Father is the One who sent me. No one can come to me unless the Father draws him to me, and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘They will all be taught by God.’[a] Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.
Footnotes:
  1. John 6:45 ‘They . . .God.’ Quotation from Isaiah 54:13.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, just as we received Your Son, Christ Jesus as Lord, we continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as we were taught, and overflowing in thankfulness. May our words, our actions, and our thoughts be full of praise as we consider all that we have and choose not to dwell on that which we have not. Above every other blessing is the gift of Your Son, Jesus, who came into the world to save us from our sins. And the greatest gift yet to come is the inheritance that awaits Your faithful saints when we cross the stormy Jordan banks to our eternal dwelling in heaven. Our hearts are satisfied and filled with thankfulness to You. Amen
 
 
 
I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART.....PEACE IN YOUR SOUL.....AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE.....ALWAYS!!!



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday November 17, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If you confer a kindness be silent, if you receive one speak about it-
2-The claims of Jesus are either true or they are extremely arrogant and delusional-
3-We become what we are committed to-
4-Christ likeness comes from making Christ like commitments-
5-The worst sadness is to go through life without loving but it is equally sad to go through life without telling those you love that you love them-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-The trouble with bucket seats is that not everyone has the same size bucket-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Don't compare your life with others for you have no idea what their journey is all about-
 
DID YOU KNOW-In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said computers in the future may weigh no more than five tons.
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When Jesus fed the 5,000 people, how much fish and bread did each person receive?
2-What happened to the 12 baskets of fish and bread?  Was it just hard crust and fish bones that were disposed of?
3-When Jesus fed the 5,000 people, why did Jesus make more of the fish and bread than was needed to feed everyone?
4-Did the disciples "pray, giving thanks" before eating?
5-Since most of the disciples were unlearned fishermen, how much of the coming "messiah" would they have known about?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Hittite soldier was put on the front lines of battle so David could take his wife?
Yesterday's answer-Caleb    Joshua 14:6-13
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY    John 6:35-40
35 Then Jesus said, “I am the bread that gives life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But as I told you before, you have seen me and still don’t believe. 37 The Father gives me the people who are mine. Every one of them will come to me, and I will always accept them. 38 I came down from heaven to do what God wants me to do, not what I want to do. 39 Here is what the One who sent me wants me to do: I must not lose even one whom God gave me, but I must raise them all on the last day.40 Those who see the Son and believe in him have eternal life, and I will raise them on the last day. This is what my Father wants.”
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manFather, You are the Divine cardiologist who knows the very inmost part of my spiritual heart. People see only the outward person when I am proficient at presenting myself differently than the person I really am inside, but I cannot hide from You that which comes from my inward parts. You liken the heart to that which is the most central part of our emotions and character. I invite You to not only search my heart, but I ask You to remove the offensive contaminants such as jealousy, bitterness, disobedience, rage, or any other impurity that destroys my soul, for no one but You can heal all my soul’s diseases. *I praise You, Lord, for cleansing me from sin. Fulfill Your word and make me pure within. Fill me with fire, where once I burned with shame; grant my desire to magnify Your name. Amen.
                                                                                                                                                                                     (*V. 2 of “Search Me, O God”)

TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. BE A BLESSING. BE A FRIEND. ENCOURAGE SOMEONE. TAKE TIME TO CARE. LET YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS HEAL AND NOT WOUND.



Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday November 16, 2012 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Foolish hopes lead to foolish behavior-
2-You will be paid back for the deeds you do, whether they be good or bad-
3-What you send around comes around-
4-Your chickens always come home to roost-
5-When our work loses it's point, our sweat loses it's dignity-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Acupuncture is a jab well done-
 
I'VE LEARNED-No one else but you is the reason for your happiness-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The first computer ever made was called ENIAC.  A silicone chip a quarter inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did the crowd of people who Jesus fed with the loves and fishes have anything to drink?
2-How did such a large crowd as the 5000 people manage their bodily functions when they didn't have porta potties?
3-Why didn't Jesus supply water to drink for the hugh crowds, or did he?
4-When the disciples passed out all the bread and fish, did their skepticism change to awe in being apart of Jesus miracle?
5-How did the 5 loaves and 2 fish turn into enough food for all the crowd and then have 12 baskets of leftovers?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What loyal Israelite soldier gave Joshua a positive report about the land of Canaan?
Yesterday's answer-Potiphar     Genesis  39:1
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   John 6:28-34
28 The people asked Jesus, “What are the things God wants us to do?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work God wants you to do is this: Believe the One he sent.”
30 So the people asked, “What miracle will you do? If we see a miracle, we will believe you. What will you do?31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the desert. This is written in the Scriptures: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”[a]
32 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven; it is my Father who is giving you the true bread from heaven. 33 God’s bread is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 The people said, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
Footnotes:
  1. John 6:31 ‘He gave . . .eat.’ Quotation from Psalm 78:24.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Praying manJust as a loving parent takes the hand of a wobbly child to love, lead, protect, and steady him so it is with You, Father, who upholds us with Your righteous right hand. After all, it is Jesus at Your right hand who is always interceding for us. No tempest storm can overtake You and no earth shattering event perplexes You. As we walk in Your ways help us to cling tightly to Your loving, protective hand so that we don’t veer off-course or become faint-hearted. We want to exchange fear for trust, replace self-reliance with God-reliance and depend upon Your plan rather than our own. Help us to do so.  Amen.
 
 
 
 
SMILE, LAUGH, FORGIVE, BELIEVE AND LOVE, OVER AND OVER AGAIN!