Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday April 30, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Family is not about blood but about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most-
2-Turn your wounds into wisdom-
3-Crying is not a sign you are weak for since birth it has been a sign that you are alive-
4-Life gives you a second chance.  It is called tomorrow-
5-A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can't go anywhere until you change it-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-If at first you don't succeed, shouldn't you try doing it like your wife told you to do it?
 
I'VE LEARNED-No one ever admits they were wrong half as loudly as they claimed they were right-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Eighty two percent of the world's population believes in an afterlife-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why were the Israelites so attracted to the idols of calves made of gold?
2-How many times in the history of the Israelites did they make golden calves to worship?
3-Who was the prophet Iddo?
4-What is the "Book of Annals of the kings of Israel and Judah"?
5-What kings of Israel and Judah had the shortest and the longest reign?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What kind of angelic beings guarded the entrance to Eden?
Answer for today  Cherubim   Genesis 3:24
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   Romans 8:15
15 The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry out, “Father.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 8:15 “Father” Literally, “Abba, Father.” Jewish children called their fathers “Abba.”
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, how marvelous is Your love.  So many things in life are unobtainable, just beyond our grasp, but You make Your love available to everyone who calls on the name of the Lord. Your love and tender care mends the broken heart; it cleanses the sin-filled heart, and it encompasses the empty heart. How utterly amazing that You would pour out Your sinless, extravagant love on the vilest of sinners who truly believes. Incredible to comprehend, but nothing in all creation can separate us from Your gracious and compassionate love. Thank You, Father for loving me.  Amen.
 
 
 
 

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



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday April 29, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The difference between school and life is--in school you are taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life you are given a test that teaches you a lesson-
2-Sometimes you have to cry out your tears to make room for a heart full of smiles-
3-Your most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help-
4-Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out-
5-Being loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do we never hear father in law jokes?
 
I'VE LEARNED-If you have a bad day, don't worry.  We all have a reset button called- tomorrow-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Only 55 percent of Americans know the sun is a star-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If Jesus did enter hell for a period of time, as stated in the apostles creed, did his presence there sanctify the place?
2-What would the inhabitants of hell's reaction have been to see Jesus there?
3-Why was Solomon so easily  attracted to foreign women and then to worship their gods?
4-Why couldn't Solomon get his wives to worship his true God?
5-What is the meaning of life?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was commissioned by an angel to save Israel from the Midianites?
Answer for today  Gideon   Judges 6:11-23
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY  Romans  8:31   
So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can defeat us.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Thankful man
Father, the conflict remains between our loyalty to You and our duties to the world. We are to be in this world, but not of the world. On the eve of Jesus’ crucifixion He asked You to sanctify the disciples by praying, I have given them Your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world…..And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.” Like the Jews we too struggle paying our taxes to our government knowing that so much is used irresponsibly and at times immorally in opposition to principles taught in Scripture. But we are also called to obey our authorities. We also recognize the benefits we enjoy collectively and individually through the collection of our taxes so we ask for grace as we deal with this matter every year. Keep us honest and fair so that we maintain our integrity, for that matters to You. Just as the Jews were told to pay taxes to the emperor whose coin bore His image, may we likewise give proper honor and devotion to You whose image we bear in our hearts. Amen.
 
 

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



Saturday, April 26, 2014



 
HEAR ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Kindness is a language all people understand-
2-Life is short so love it, love is rare so grab it, anger is bad so let go of it, fear is a mind killer so face it, memories are sweet so cherish them-
3-There is no elevator to success, you have to climb the stairs-
4-Choose to make the rest of your life, the best of your life-
5-Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-In winter, why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
 
I'VE LEARNED-Nothing of beauty is ever lost, it is only changed-
 
DID YOU  KNOW-Seven percent of people think Elvis is alive! (Are you one of the 7%)
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you go to the well of grace too many times?
2-If God had wanted me to be different, would he have created me different?
3-How do you show love for God?
4-The apostles creed states that Jesus went to hell after his death.  If so, what was his purpose in doing so?
5-Did satan think he had defeated Jesus when Jesus went satan's place for a period of time?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Roman official was visited by an angel who told him God had heard his prayers?
Answer for today   Cornelius       Acts 10:1-8
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   1 John 3:1
The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children. 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, the conflict remains between our loyalty to You and our duties to the world. We are to be in this world, but not of the world. On the eve of Jesus’ crucifixion He asked You to sanctify the disciples by praying, I have given them Your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world…..And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.” Like the Jews we too struggle paying our taxes to our government knowing that so much is used irresponsibly and at times immorally in opposition to principles taught in Scripture. But we are also called to obey our authorities. We also recognize the benefits we enjoy collectively and individually through the collection of our taxes so we ask for grace as we deal with this matter every year. Keep us honest and fair so that we maintain our integrity, for that matters to You. Just as the Jews were told to pay taxes to the emperor whose coin bore His image, may we likewise give proper honor and devotion to You whose image we bear in our hearts. 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, April 25, 2014

Friday April 25, 2014 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Live for yourself and you will live in vain, live for others and you will live again-
2-The most important thing in communications is to hear what isn't being said-
3-A mother touches a whole generation just by loving her own son well-
4-Those we associate with either makes us better or worse, stronger or weaker, built up or torn down-
5-Freedom is never free, someone paid for it-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why is it, whenever you attempt to catch something that is falling off the table, you always manage to knock something else over?
 
I'VE LEARNED-Forgiveness is love at the testing point-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The murder rate in the United States is two hundred times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If Solomon was so wise, why did he think he could possibly satisfy all his wives and concubines?
2-Why didn't Solomon marry the Queen of Sheba?
3-Is there any place in Acts where people are pressed to acknowledge Jesus as their personal savior and Lord in order to be "saved"?
4-Has God demanded perfection from mankind?
5-Is God still a good God even when he says "no"?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Jacob is the only person known to have wrestled with an angel.  What kindly act did the angel perform after the wrestling match?
Answer for today   He blessed Jacob   Genesis 32:24-30
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY  Mathew 6:19-21
19 “Don’t store treasures for yourselves here on earth where moths and rust will destroy them and thieves can break in and steal them. 20 But store your treasures in heaven where they cannot be destroyed by moths or rust and where thieves cannot break in and steal them. 21 Your heart will be where your treasure is.
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, because of Your marvelous grace You commissioned Your Son, Jesus, to die for an ungrateful, unreceptive and hostile people, and that includes me.  It’s easy to be critical of Peter who so boldly asserted that he would never deny Christ, but did so within hours and at such a critical moment. Yet Peter’s actions help us to view the tender grace You poured out on him at his lowest moment. His bitterness dissolved into brokenness. You are close to the brokenhearted, and deliver those whose spirit has been crushed. It is so instructive and encouraging to know that weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. Peter, a fearful failure who grew into a faithful follower, eventually gave his life for the cause of Christ. May we too have such a resolve to follow you even if it means we may lay down our life for You. Thank You for Your amazing grace that looks beyond our faults and sees our need. Amen.
 
 

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



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday April 24, 2014 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-You must live your best, act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow-
2-I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.  I choose which it will be-
3-Dear God, keep me from having my life so full of good things that I don't have time for the best-
4-Harmful words create hurtful memories-
5-"I will try to walk a blameless path, but how I need your help, especially in my own home, where I long to act as I should"-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end you first try?
 
I'VE LEARNED-Collect moments, not things-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Sweden has the least number or murders annually-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Solomon write all the proverbs?
2-Why is there mentioned so often in scripture "The fear of the Lord" and what does it mean?
3-Is this proverb completely true, "Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it"?
4-Are all proverbs of wisdom true?
5-If Solomon was so wise why couldn't he follow the ways of the Lord, but drifted off into idolatry?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Elijah was nurtured by an angel after his flight from Israel's evil queen.  Who was the queen?
Answer for today    Jezebel   1 Kings 19:1-8
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   1 Peter 3:15-16
15 But respect Christ as the holy Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have, 16 but answer in a gentle way and with respect. Keep a clear conscience so that those who speak evil of your good life in Christ will be made ashamed.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, You made Jesus who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Nothing within ourselves or our works could elevate us to such a lofty position nor could it open the door to salvation or obtain for us the eternal dwelling Jesus is preparing for all who follow Him. All our soul’s diseases are submerged in the life giving blood of the Lamb who was slain once and for all for our sins. We thank You for breaking the chains that bound us to an evil taskmaster and setting us free to live an abundant life here and now and even more fully in the hereafter. We thank You for Christ who made it all possible. It is in His name that we pray. Amen.
 
 
 

MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE!



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday April 23, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-We are here to add what we can to, not what we can get from life-
2-Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier-
3-One of the most tragic things about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living-
4-Don't dream of some magical rose garden over the horizon, rather enjoy the roses that are blooming just outside your own window-
5-Today is a most unusual day because we have never lived it before, we will never live it again, it is the only day we have-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do people keep going over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum cleaner one more chance-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Sometimes when things seem to be falling apart, they may actually be falling into place-
 
DID YOU KNOW-About 43 percent of convicted criminals in the United States are rearrested within a year of being released from prison-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How was Solomon determined to be the wisest man who ever lived to that time?
2-Has any man had greater wisdom than Solomon since he died?
3-Did Solomon's wisdom come from knowledge, experience or a divine gift?
4-In Solomon's day did gold have any inherent value as it was used as a construction material?
5-What is the Egyptian teaching of amen-em-opet?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-This man's mother was visited by the angel of the Lord, who told her she would have a son who would be dedicated as a Nazarite.  Who was he?
Answer for today   Samson   Judges 13:1-20
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   Hebrews 4:16
 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.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Jesus, You reign over all the earth and You also reign in my heart!  What an awesome blessing this truth brings to me today. As I consider that it is not by my might, nor by my power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of Hosts that my personal mountains are removed. Jesus, I know that most of the mountains that block my path are not moved by a simple prayer of faith, but these mountains are often the very essence of how You work through my life to reveal Your faithfulness and Your power in the midst of my struggles. You develop godly character as I am challenged to remain steadfast and faithful in my Christian walk. You make my feet like hind’s feet that enable me to walk upon high places. Help me to keep my gaze continually upward during the climb so that I see You reigning on Your throne as I bring You glory and honor!  Amen.
 
 

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



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday April 22, 2014 thought for the day





HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Your place at God's table is based on his mercy, not your performance-
2-A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can't go anywhere until you change it-
3-The key to heaven was hung on a cross-
4-People are more likely to listen to us if we first listen to them-
5-You can never do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
 
I'VE LEARNED-Friendship is God loving us through someone else-
 
DID YOU KNOW-There is only a one in seven chance that a burglary in the United States will be solved-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did God cause thousands of innocent men in Israel to die as part of punishment for David's wrong actions in taking a census of Israel?
2-In the Old Testament why were there so massive numbers of animals slaughtered at a time for sacrifices?
3-What did the name "Cabul" mean?
4-Why did the Queen of Sheba come over 1000 miles just to see King Solomon?
5-What was the Queen of Sheba's home country?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-What was the name of the angel who appeared to Mary and Zacharias?
Answer for today    Gabriel    Luke 1:5-38
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   Ephesians  5:20
 20 Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Thankful man
Father, Your steadfast love never ceases and Your mercies are renewed daily. You deliver, heal, restore, and sustain us. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. In Your compassion You delivered the Israelites time after time and You do the same for us. We’ve grown to expect it and therefore we often take for granted Your kind provisions, Your delivering power and Your sustaining grace that guides us through each step of our journey. We can walk in confidence because we walk in step with Your Spirit, for Your Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. We need not fear the future but trust You for everything we have need of. It is in Christ’s name that we pray. Amen
 
 
 

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



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday April 19, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Don't deceive yourself thinking that if you always say yes, you will never have to say no-
2-Compromise does not erase the tension, it only weakens our resolve-
3-You need to make up your mind (resolve) before you know how your story ends.  With right choices you choose the end of the story-
4-Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does-
5-Life is not the way it is supposed to be.  It is the way it is.  The way you cope with it is what makes the difference-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Is there ever a day when mattresses are not on sale?
I'VE LEARNED-Until you value yourself you will not value your time.  Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it-
DID YOU KNOW-Women shoplift more often than men.  The statistics are four to one-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why is the Old Testament so filled with violent slaughtering of neighbor men, women, children and all animals?
2-Why does the Bible say an evil spirit from God came over Saul?
3-David was age 30 when he became king and Jesus was age 30 when he started his ministry.  Anything important in this?
4-When David danced naked before the Lord and the slave girls of his servants, was he vulgar as his wife Michal said he was?
5-Did David repent of his sin with Bathsheba and her husband and was he remorseful?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Joshua encountered an angel who was captain of the host of the Lord.  What was the angel's purpose in appearing to Joshua?
Answer for today   To give him instructions on conquering Jericho    Joshua 5:13-15
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY  John 10:17-18
17 The Father loves me because I give my life so that I can take it back again. 18 No one takes it away from me; I give my own life freely. I have the right to give my life, and I have the right to take it back. This is what my Father commanded me to do.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, You have set in each of us a heart for eternity. We don’t think or act just in terms of our temporal lives but we also give our attention to our eternal dwelling. We can be sure of our future residence by confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in our heart that You raised Him from the dead. This results in a changed life as we repent of our sins and seek to live a life in obedience to You. We are saved from our sins and the penalty of those sins because Jesus bore them on the cross. Therefore we confess with our lips and believe in our hearts that You raised Jesus from the dead providing life evermore to those of us who truly believe. Thank You for Jesus in whose name 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, April 18, 2014

Friday April 18, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Stuff is the chief competition to our devotion to God-
2-Money doesn't buy happiness, it steals your peace-
3-If you are worried about your financial situation, money is your God-
4-We worry because we're not sure God knows and cares about our situation-
5-Giving guards against greed-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
 
I'VE LEARNED-You must discipline your behavior to achieve a life of quality-
 
DID YOU KNOW-One in 10 people are arrested every year in the United States-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Wasn't Samson smart enough to understand that Delilah was trying to trick him?
2-How many times did Delilah have to nag Samson for the secret to his strength before he gave in?
3-Samson was called out to perform for the Philistines and he did.  What did he do?
4-When Samson pulled down the pillars and killed so many people, did his wife also die?
5-If Samuel's sons had followed in his ways, would the people have still wanted a king over them?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-The prophet Balaam could not see the Lord's angel, but his donkey could.  What was it about the angel that made the donkey turn away?
Answer for today    He was holding a drawn sword   Numbers 22:22-35
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   Philippians 4:12-13
 12 I know how to live when I am poor, and I know how to live when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens, when I have enough to eat and when I go hungry, when I have more than I need and when I do not have enough. 13 I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Praying man
Jesus, we want to fix our eyes, our thoughts, and our affections on You, our blessed Redeemer.  Though You faced enormous opposition that would provide understandable excuse for altering Your redemption plan, nevertheless You endured the cross and scorned it’s shame. Thank you that you died for our sins and rose in victory and returned to Your Father to sit at His right hand. When we consider the depth of Your commitment we’re even more determined to be faithful in the night seasons of our Christian walk.  Help us to endure by keeping our eyes, not on that which is seen, but on the unseen future rewards that You promise to those who are faithful.  We pray this in Your name.  Amen.
 
 
 

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



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday April 17, 2014 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-"The integrity of the upright guides them"-
2-Future regrets can be avoided if you set guardrails-
3-Personal guardrails are not to keep you out, but to keep you safe-
4-Greed is the assumption that it is all for our consumption-
5-The secret to successful living--give, save, spend-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but he ducks when you throw something at him-
 
I'VE LEARNED-You don't have a soul.  You are a soul, you have a body-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Experienced waitresses say that married men tip better than unmarried men-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why so often does a good example of a son refuse to follow in the steps of a Godly father?
2-In many Israelite battles there were hugh numbers of fatalities reported.  Who figured them and how was it calculated?
3-How long was Samson and his Philistine wife married?
4-How was it possible Samson killed so many men single handedly?
5- Delilah said to Samson "How can you say "I love you" but not confide in me".  Was this the first time in scripture the phrase "I love you" was recorded?
 
BIBLE TRIVA-What apostle was released from prison by an angel who opened the prison's iron gate?
Answer for today   Peter   Acts 12:1-19
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   Matthew 16:24
 Then Jesus said to his followers, “If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me.
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, we are advised by the apostle James to ask for any wisdom we lack, and You will give generously to us that which we ask. So much wisdom is attained by carefully reading, studying, and applying the Scripture. Additional wisdom is granted through the experiences we go through in life and also observing others, their response to critical situations along with their life choices and the results that follow. There are many things we observe and learn as we go through life’s journey. Help us to hold on to that which will profit us, that which will benefit or broaden our understanding. Enable us to reject and dispense of that which is in direct contrast to Your Holy Word so that we are not led astray or misguided by teachings the world deems to be knowledgeable or wise. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
 
 

MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday April 16, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-All friendships need guard rails-
2-When you have not decided, you have decided-
3-In raising children, what is rewarded is repeated-
4-You need to have a relationship focused marriage, not a kid focused family-
5-You have no idea of what hangs in the balance with choices you make-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
 
I'VE LEARNED-The greatest joy in life comes most often from blessing others, not by seeking to be blessed ourselves-
 
DID YOU KNOW-No one has been able to explain satisfactorily why couples who marry in January, February, and March tend to have the highest divorce rate-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-The book of Joshua said the sun stood still for about a day.  We know today that the earth revolves around the sun so what happened in the solar system that the sun appeared to stand still?
2-Why were the tribes of Judah, Ephraim and a half tribe of Manasseh given preferential portions of the land of Canaan?
3-Why didn't the Israelites drive out all the people of Canaan as God had instructed them to do?
4-Is the reason that Israel today doesn't possess all the land God had promised to them because their forefathers failed to drive out of Canaan the people God had told them to?
5-Why is there often a vacuum of any real dedication to God in the passing of the older generation to the younger?
 
BIBLE TRIVA-How many angels rescued Lot and his family from the doomed city of Sodom?
Answer for today   Two   Genesis 19:1-22
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY  Ephesians 4:29-32
29 When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you.30 And do not make the Holy Spirit sad. The Spirit is God’s proof that you belong to him. God gave you the Spirit to show that God will make you free when the final day comes. 31 Do not be bitter or angry or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others. Never do anything evil. 32 Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, if we guard Your teachings in Scripture as the apple of our eye we will love and cherish them. We will read, honor and obey them, aligning all other input with Your Word. It must meet the sniff test by measuring up to unchanging Biblical principles or be rejected on that basis. You change the hearts and souls of men and women, boys and girls, and yet You are the changeless, everlasting Father whom we worship now and for all eternity. May we continue in what have learned and become convinced of because it increases our faith and anchors our spirit in this world where instability, fear, and distrust are the order of the day. Keep us true and growing in our faith, we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
 
 
 

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



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday April 15, 2014 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Wisdom is contagious-
2-A wise person understands that all of life is connected-
3-The companion of fools will eventually be harmed by the consequences of the fools behavior-
4-Don't confuse compassion and wisdom-
5-Drawing back from the situation may be the most important thing you can do-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do they use sterilized needles for death by injection?
 
I'VE LEARNED-Giving or not giving reflects a deliberate attitude of the heart-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Odds of dying in a bathtub are one in one million-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did the Mosaic law permit divorce for any reason?
2-Is unfaithfulness to God considered spiritual adultery?
3-How many times did God part water so that the Israelites could cross to the other side?
4-What is the "Book of the Righteous"?
5-What is the "Book of Jashar"?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-The angel of the Lord appeared to the banished Hagar and told her what to name her child. 
What was the child's name?
Answer for today  Ishmael   Genesis  16:1-12
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   James 3:13
 Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should show it by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom.
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, there is incredible blessing in the miracle of new birth and along with this gift of life comes extraordinary, lifetime responsibility for the parents. May we as parents realize the impact of imparting Scriptural teaching by instruction as well as example from the time of their conception. We’re grateful for our family, other Christian brothers and sisters, our church and Christian ministries that also inspire our children to live for You. We cannot force our children to walk in Your ways, but we can certainly show them the way to life everlasting and equip them with the Scriptural knowledge that will make them wise for salvation. May this always be our highest priority. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen. 
 
 
 

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


Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday April 14, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-One of the biggest decisions we can make is to affirm for all time that God knows and cares about us-
2-Money is often the leading competitor in our hearts to our devotion to God-
3-Our desires and appetites are never fully and finally satisfied.  They always come back for more-
4-When you are with friends you trust, you drop your guard-
5-So many of our life regrets were done when we were with "friends"-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of a bottle?
 
I'VE LEARNED-When you delight in giving to others, you free yourself financially-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Odds of being killed in a car crash are one in five thousand-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Of all the feasts, offerings and sacrifices required of the Israelites, there is no requirement for fasting except the annual day of atonement.  Why?
2-How many animals were sacrificed every year by all the Israelites for all their feasts, sacrifices and burnt offerings?
3-How could the smell of burned meat of the sacrificed animals be a pleasing aroma to God?
4-What does the term "the family of the unsandled" mean?
5-Why did the early Mosaic law not speak against polygamy or incest?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whom did God ask?-"Hast thou killed, and also taken possession?"
Answer for today    Ahab  1 Kings 21:19
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   Philippians 2:3
When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, as we corporately worship we come together, both young and old, from various ethnic, social and spiritual backgrounds.  Some of us were raised by godly parents and early on chose to follow in Your ways; others more recently enlisting in Your service. There is so much to be gained from young and new in the faith. And we learn so much from the older. We learn from each other and we increase our faith as we continue in that which we have learned and become convinced of because we know those people from whom we learned it. We have seen the commendable results exemplified in their lives and aspire to implement the good into our own. Keep us keeping on in You we pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
 
 

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



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday April 13, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The wise person makes decisions based not on simply today, but on tomorrow and the days after that also-
2-A fool is a person who knows the difference between right and wrong but doesn't care-
3-If we have friends who don't care about their own lives, they won't be concerned about ours either-
4-When it comes to our own finances, what needs guarding is not our money but our heart-
5-God wants to be the master and ruler of our lives, not our backup plan-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check to see when you say the paint is wet?
 
I'VE LEAREND-When you delight in giving to others, you free yourself financially-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-If no one was to work on the Sabbath, what did the shepherds do?  Who took care of the sheep (which represented wealth)?
2-Why did God rest on the 7th day?.  Was he really resting?  Was he tired?
3-What did God mean when he said "You may not do any work on the Sabbath?
4-Did Jesus do away with all the laws and regulations that God had given Moses for the Israelites to live by?
5-Why do we select the 10 commandments out of all the laws given by God to Moses for the Israelite people and ignore all the rest?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whom did God ask?-"Is anything too hard for the Lord?"
Answer for today     Abraham    Genesis 18:13
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY   Psalm 51:10-12
10 Create in me a pure heart, God,
    And make my spirit right again.
11 Do not send me away from you
    Or take your Holy Spirit away from me.
12 Give me back the joy of your salvation.
    Keep me strong by giving me a willing spirit.
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, there are so many gray areas in life where we  may differ with our own family or even the best of friends. We may vary in our preferences of personality styles, giftings, and tastes. But when it comes to the eternal truths, unchanging principles and commands of Scripture it is not for us to pick and choose. We must give full attention to the words of Scripture and build a godly heritage that we can pass on to our children and our children’s children. We must uphold and teach the Scriptures that are able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. We want to remain steadfast and faint not as we seek to be people of deep conviction with growing faith and sterling character, making a positive difference in our sphere of influence. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
 
 
 
 

I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART.....PEACE IN YOUR SOUL.....AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE.....ALWAYS!!!



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday April 12, 2014 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-A clear conscience does not make you innocent-
2-Bad company corrupts good character-
3-Where there is no law, there is no transgression-
4-Friends greatly influence the direction and quality of our lives-
5-"Walk  with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm"-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Why do banks charge a fee on insufficient funds when they know there is not enough?
 
I'VE LEARNED-Generosity breeds generosity-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Odds of being killed by a tornado are one in two million-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-God told Moses the Israelites were to give him the first born of their sons as well as with their cattle and sheep.  How was this done?
2-Why do Christians today not have to follow all the laws given by God to Moses for the Israelites?
3-Did Jesus' life, death and resurrection negate or make null and void all the laws God gave to Moses for the Israelites?
4-God told Moses the Israelites were to set aside a tenth of all the field produced and to eat the tithe of the grain, new wine and oil and the first born of their herds and flocks in the presence of the Lord.  Why were they instructed to do this?
5-God told Moses the Israelites every three years were to bring the tithe of the years produce and store it in the towns for those who needed it.  Why don't we do that today?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Whom did God ask?-"Have I not commanded thee?  Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid?
Answer for today    Joshua   1:1,9
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY    Psalm 51:4
You are the only one I have sinned against;
    I have done what you say is wrong.
You are right when you speak
    And fair when you judge.
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Thankful man
Father, it has been written that he who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Most within our generation stand for very little that has eternal value, in great part because they were never instructed in the Scriptures and had no godly example to follow. We want to fill in that chasm by being hearers and doers of the Word, leading men and women, boys and girls into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus. We are convinced of these teachings by the Holy Spirit, by men and women of deep faith who led and instructed us, and by our own defining experiences in life. Help us to stand unashamedly and fearlessly as people of deep conviction so that we can.  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!