Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday June 28, 2015 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Lack of discipline puts parents love in question because it shows a lack of concern for the character development of their children-
2-The common bond of God's people should be goodwill-
3-A quick temper can be like a fire out of control-
4-Anger divides people, yet in itself is not sin-
5-God has a special concern for the poor.  He insists that people who have material goods should be generous with those who are needy-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Growing up and growing older are not the same-
 
I'VE LEARNED-God can change the hearts of even the most wicked people-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The longest one syllable word in the English language is screeched-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Has the backslider lost God's gift of salvation or the joy in the relationship with God through Jesus?
2-Are all Christians born into or adapted into the family of God?
3-What does it mean "I am a child of God"
4-How can we as humans understand the concept of forever?
5-Can anything separate us from the love God has for us?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said-"Behold, you have mocked me, and told me lies; now tell me, I pray you, with what you might be bound?"
Answer    Delilah     Judges 16:10
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 6:6-11
On another Sabbath day Jesus went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man with a crippled right hand was there. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees were watching closely to see if Jesus would heal on the Sabbath day so they could accuse him. But he knew what they were thinking, and he said to the man with the crippled hand, “Stand up here in the middle of everyone.” The man got up and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath day: to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to destroy it?” 10 Jesus looked around at all of them and said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” The man held out his hand, and it was healed.
11 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were very angry and discussed with each other what they could do to Jesus.
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying man Father, there is no one or no thing that deserves our complete allegiance, but You, our Lord, who have the words of eternal life. Though others may refuse to listen or turn away from the message of salvation we choose to persevere.  We persevere in trial and in victory, in the ups and downs and in the in betweens of everyday circumstances. We seek to do Your will in all things so that we will be richly rewarded at the end of this life. In the name of Jesus we persevere. Amen.


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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday June 27, 2015 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The right choices you make reflect your integrity-
2-Whether a longing fulfilled is good or bad depends on the nature of the desire-
3-Faithfulness is a virtue but stubbornness is not-
4-Be careful whom  you chose as your closest friend-
5-Spend time with people you want to be like, for you and your friends will surely grow to resemble each other-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-We don't need to do anything to grow old except keep breathing-
 
I'VE LEARNED-While our sins may haunt us, God will honor our faith-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn't have one syllable; it has three-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How do you define rich?
2-Is there anything done against you that is unforgivable?
3-Sometimes, does God's kindness to others seem unfair?
4-In what areas are Christians most vulnerable to envy or jealousy?
5-What is the best way to be generous?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this?  Of himself, or some other man?"
Answer   The Ethiopian eunuch    Acts 8:34
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY   Luke 6:1-5
One Sabbath day Jesus was walking through some fields of grain. His followers picked the heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. Some Pharisees said, “Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath day?”
Jesus answered, “Have you not read what David did when he and those with him were hungry? He went into God’s house and took and ate the holy bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he gave some to the people who were with him.” Then Jesus said to the Pharisees, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath day.”
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manJust like the persistent weeds, our enemy is ever on the attack trying to choke out the Word of God. Father, we thank You that we can go on the offensive recognizing that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Help us to be vigilant in sin’s fierce war remembering that the crown awaits the conquest as You lead us by Your glorious might.  Help us to do our part in keeping up with the weeds. 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, June 26, 2015

Friday June 26, 2015 thought for the day






HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Waste has become a way of life for many who live in a land of plenty, but waste is poor stewardship-
2-You have not mastered self control if you do not control what you say-
3-Where there is strife, there is pride-
4-Every choice for good sets into motion other opportunities for good.  Evil choices follow the same pattern but in the opposite direction-
5-"Walk with the wise and become wise"-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-What sound does a cough drop make-
 
I'VE LEARNED-There are evil men and nations who seek to harm God's people-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic tale of elements-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How does our understanding of grace affect our willingness to confess our sins?
2-Does confessing sins mean we admit to wrong doing or informing God of our doing them?
3-What is "saving grace" and "sustaining grace"?
4-How does receiving God's grace motivate you to share it with others?
5-How is grace and generosity related?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "Ye stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit"?
Answer    Stephen    Acts 7:51
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 5:36-39
36 Jesus told them this story: “No one takes cloth off a new coat to cover a hole in an old coat. Otherwise, he ruins the new coat, and the cloth from the new coat will not be the same as the old cloth. 37 Also, no one ever pours new wine into old leather bags. Otherwise, the new wine will break the bags, the wine will spill out, and the leather bags will be ruined. 38 New wine must be put into new leather bags. 39 No one after drinking old wine wants new wine, because he says, ‘The old wine is better.’”
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying man Father, we rely on the power of Your Holy Spirit to enable us to give a clear witness of Biblical truth and the Gospel message. We recognize that we must do this not only by what we say verbally, or display in our apparel, plaques, screen savers, or other means of witness. We must also present Your Gospel message by the way we live our lives. May our words complement our actions as we seek to reach this lost and dying world.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.


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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday June 25, 2015 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Real success maintains personal integrity-
2-When someone annoys or insults you, it is human nature to retaliate, but this solves nothing and only encourages trouble-
3-"A gentle answer turns away wrath"-
4-Truth is always timely-
5-Prudent people have a quiet confidence, they don't have to prove anything-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-You don't get out of a mess by creating another one-
 
I'VE LEARNED-It is never too late to put away bitterness and forgive-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Skepticisms is the longest typed word that alternates hands-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Which is harder to forgive, yourself for the sins you did or others for the sins they've done against you-
2-What does the word "redeem" mean?
3-Knowing that we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, what reassures us of our salvation?
4-What does it mean "God's grace is sufficient for me"?
5-Does God forgiving our sins release us from the consequences of our sins?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "Fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favor with God"?
Answer   Gabriel    Luke 1:30
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY     Luke 5:33-35
33 They said to Jesus, “John’s followers often fast for a certain time and pray, just as the Pharisees do. But your followers eat and drink all the time.”
34 Jesus said to them, “You cannot make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is still with them. 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.”
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Praying manFather, there are so many believers You have gifted with the ability to write meaningful words of praise and testimony that mirror the same expression I have in my heart but am unable to put into words or musical script.  Though I’ve not been given this same talent thank you for giving me the ability to sing these songs as they resonate from my heart.  The Psalmist David, the greatest poet of all time, proclaimed over and over again the wonders of Your salvation.  May we never tire of this glorious life-changing theme as we sing about the marvelous miracle of salvation day after day.  We want to be faithful in sharing with others this, Amen.

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday June 24, 2015 thought for the day





 
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-By giving we gain freedom from enslavement to our possessions, the joy of helping others and God's approval-
2-There are no alternatives to learning wisdom-
3-If you are willing to be taught, there is no end to what you can learn-
4-A person who refuses constructive criticism has a problem with pride.  Such a person is unlikely to learn very much-
5-In the long run, evil behavior does not lead to success, it only leads to more evil-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Stupid won't fix stupid-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Seeking peace brings true respect-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Rhythm and syzygy are the longest English words without vowels-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How does God give us strength when we are weary?
2-Is there anything we must do to earn God's favor?
3-What is "spiritual weariness"?
4-Why do some people think it is easier to earn God's approval than to trust his gift of grace?
5-How does our desire for justice affect our willingness or ability to forgive?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him"
Answer     Nicodemus            John 3:2
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 5:27-32
27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax collector’s booth. Jesus said to him, “Follow me!” 28 So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.
29 Then Levi gave a big dinner for Jesus at his house. Many tax collectors and other people were eating there, too. 30 But the Pharisees and the men who taught the law for the Pharisees began to complain to Jesus’ followers, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”
31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy people who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to invite good people but sinners to change their hearts and lives.”
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying man Father, we read in the first chapter of the Bible where You spoke to Jesus, “Let us make man in our own image.” We also see His presence in the last chapter of the Bible where Jesus declares that He is coming soon and spoke these words, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” From the beginning of creation until the end of the age Christ has gone before us, walked alongside us, and will reign throughout all eternity. It is Christ Jesus, the Alpha and Omega, who directs our steps, sustains us, and empowers us to walk in accordance to Scripture day in and day out.  Amen.

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday June 23, 2015 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-"Righteous people" are those who love God and are seeking to follow him-
2-A lot of poor advice is worth less than a little good advice-
3-Wealth is a blessing only if we use it in the way God intended-
4-Every person you meet today is either a demolition site or a construction opportunity-
5-A generous person will prosper-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you don't quit, you will never give up-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Faith alone makes one right in God's eyes-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why is the voice of condemnation louder than the herald of grace?
2-Is is possible to live a life without regrets, no shame and no feeling of failure?
3-What does the Bible mean when it says "God is greater than our hearts"?
4-The Bible talks about "dying to sin".  What does that mean?
5-How are we "enslaved to sin"?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord?"
Answer    Peter    Luke 5:8
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 5:21-26
21 The Jewish teachers of the law and the Pharisees thought to themselves, “Who is this man who is speaking as if he were God? Only God can forgive sins.”
22 But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, “Why are you thinking these things? 23 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 But I will prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, stand up, take your mat, and go home.”
25 At once the man stood up before them, picked up his mat, and went home, praising God. 26 All the people were fully amazed and began to praise God. They were filled with much respect and said, “Today we have seen amazing things!”
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying man Father, we read in Romans 1 that Your wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness, that although they know Your righteous decree they do such things deserving of death, and they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. We are understanding this passage more clearly as we see deviancy celebrated and people who boast of their deviant lifestyles as champions of the “courageous” frontier where darkened hearts are hailed as those who have arrived to enlighten those who have drawn their standards from the Holy Bible. We’re also witnessing many who have exchanged Your truths as presented in Scripture for the lies presented by mortal and sinful humanity.  We do battle daily with the lawless one so we must suit up in the Christian armor that will protect us from the continual assaults from the enemy as we uphold the standards set forth in Your Holy Word. Amen.

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

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday June 22, 2015 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The more a person fears and respects God, the more they will hate evil-
2-Don't let anything become more important than your search for God's wisdom-
3-Before reaching for forbidden fruit, take a long look at what happens to those who eat it-
4-The book of Proverbs is filled with verses that contrast the righteous person with the wicked-
5-Being "righteous" does not mean being perfect-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Too many Christians are not "fishers of men" but aquarium keepers-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Great rewards come from obeying God-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Certain sounds in the English language are real germ spreaders, particularly the sounds F, P, T, D, and S-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is guilt always good or always bad?
2-How can we recognize the source of our guilt-
3-What is the relationship between grace and forgiveness?
4-Is it okay to let our conscience be our guide?
5-How does our heart condemn us?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son: but I was a herdsman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit"-
Answer    Amos     7:14
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY   Luke 5:17-20 
17 One day as Jesus was teaching the people, the Pharisees and teachers of the law from every town in Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem were there. The Lord was giving Jesus the power to heal people. 18 Just then, some men were carrying on a mat a man who was paralyzed. They tried to bring him in and put him down before Jesus. 19 But because there were so many people there, they could not find a way in. So they went up on the roof and lowered the man on his mat through the ceiling into the middle of the crowd right before Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, Jesus said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manFather, it must surely sadden Your heart that we’re quick to talk about the weather, politics, gossip or about the latest fashion, tool or electronic gizmo but we’re slow to speak about the Rock of our salvation. Why should we hesitate to be boisterous about the amazing ways You work in our lives every day when You forthrightly tell Your followers that You long for the praises of Your people. Jeremiah writes that “But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken!” You also give warning that the rocks will cry out in our place if we don’t give praise. Let us praise You foremost with our surrendered lives but also with our yielded tongues as we speak forth the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light. Now is the time to worship as we confess with our tongues that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father who is in heaven. Amen.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy-

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday June 21, 2015 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Nothing bends our knees to ask for God's help more than a health crises or a wayward child-
2-God's goal for us is complete wholeness-
3-Sin and sickness are consequences of the same rebellion and are cured by the same redeemer-
4-In appropriate does, guilt is a blessing. In unmonitored dosages it is an unbearable burden-
5-Love for God and love for sin cannot coexist-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-The only time light does what it is supposed to do is in the dark-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Our sins have far greater implications than we realize-
 
DID YOU KNOW-A hamlet is a village without a church, and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does any other major religion have anything like grace?
2-Is there such a thing as "human grace"?
3-Is grace strictly a spiritual word?
4-Is grace a noun or a verb?
5-What would a grace filled life look like?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "Woe is me, for I am undone!"
Answer    Isaiah     6:5
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 5:12-16
12 When Jesus was in one of the towns, there was a man covered with a skin disease. When he saw Jesus, he bowed before him and begged him, “Lord, you can heal me if you will.”
13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man and said, “I will. Be healed!” Immediately the disease disappeared. 14 Then Jesus said, “Don’t tell anyone about this, but go and show yourself to the priest and offer a gift for your healing, as Moses commanded. This will show the people what I have done.”
15 But the news about Jesus spread even more. Many people came to hear Jesus and to be healed of their sicknesses, 16 but Jesus often slipped away to be alone so he could pray.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manFather, You are great and greatly to be praised. You are the Builder of everything we see and so much that we’ve not yet laid eyes upon, both on the earth and the heavens above.  We are looking forward to the future city with eternal foundations where You are the architect and builder. Our everlasting home in heaven is not built with human hands, but by Your divine design. Keep us faithful till that glorious promotion day!  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, June 20, 2015

Saturday June 20, 2015 thouyght for the day

 

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-In an effort to see God as our friend, he has lost his holiness-
2-God has never said "How did that happen?" or "I never saw that coming."
3-Temper tantrums never advance the cause-
4-An unprayed for problem is like an imbedded thorn-
5-"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God."
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Sometimes burning bridges is a good thing.  It prevents you from going back to places you should never have been to begin with-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Revenge is an uncontrollable monster.  It can only be halted by forgiveness-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Naked means "to be unprotected"; nude means "unclothed."
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is it easier to trust the miracle of the resurrection or the miracle of grace?
2-When our prayers are not answered, is God's grace always sufficient?
3-When we forget our vow to God, does he forget us?
4-Does scripture contain any example of a person who was saved, then lost, then saved and then lost again?
5-Does Jesus really pray for us?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!"
Answer      David    2 Samuel 19:4
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 5:8-11
When Simon Peter saw what had happened, he bowed down before Jesus and said, “Go away from me, Lord. I am a sinful man!” He and the other fishermen were amazed at the many fish they caught, as were 10 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid. From now on you will fish for people.” 11 When the men brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying man Daily prayer: Father, we give thanks to You that we can walk in victory because of Your Son Jesus Christ.  Once we were held captive by sin and its enslavement, but we have been set free through the redemptive work of Jesus and His glorious resurrection.  Each day brings new challenges, but we overcome them through the blood of the Lamb.  Help us to stand firm in our faith and immovable in Your Truths, as we daily serve You.  We are encouraged to know that nothing we do for You is in vain though we may not see immediate results.  Keep us obedient and trusting. In the name of Jesus 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, June 19, 2015

Friday June 19, 2015 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-When Satan gives you stones of guilt, give them to Jesus-
2-Jesus downplayed the importance of words in praying-
3-Prayer is simply a heart felt conversation between God and his child-
4-The power of prayer depends on the one who hears the prayer-
5-Most people suffer from small thoughts about God-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-The other day I saw a sign in the men's restroom that said: "employees must wash hands before returning to work."  I waited for an hour and no employee came.  Finally, I gave up waiting and left-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Great strength in one area of life does not make up for great weakness in other areas-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The symbol on the pound key is called an anoctothorpe-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How do you get grace?
2-If God forgives us for our sins, why do we so often still feel guilty?
3-Is it possible Jesus could ever have sinned by not doing what his father wanted?
4-How did Barabbas respond to the gift of forgiveness and freedom given to him by the authorities?
5-How good is good enough?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said, "What peace, so long as the whoredoms of they mother Jezebel and her witchcraft's are so many?"
Answer    Jehu    2 Kings 9:22
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY   Luke 5:4-7
When Jesus had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Take the boat into deep water, and put your nets in the water to catch some fish.”
Simon answered, “Master, we worked hard all night trying to catch fish, and we caught nothing. But you say to put the nets in the water, so I will.” When the fishermen did as Jesus told them, they caught so many fish that the nets began to break. They called to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both boats so full that they were almost sinking.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manFather, it’s interesting that we often plead for Your attention and certainly expect You to listen to our prayers and You assure us through Your word that You hear us when we call on You. But for true fellowship to exist we too must listen to Your voice through Scripture, through fellow believers, through Your many works of creation, and through Your still small voice that beckons our attention.  You have so much to tell us that will often encourage us, sometimes reprove us, but always spur us on to good works and needed spiritual perspective as we journey here below.  Help us to listen, to heed, and to be steadfast in our fellowship with You.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.


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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday June 18, 2015 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-When people seek God, he shows up-
2-Whatever you need God for, he is-
3-The disciples needed prayer guidance.  The only tutorial they ever requested was on prayer-
4-Jesus gave stunning prayer promises-
5-Prayer is the hand of faith on the door knob of your heart-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you are burning your candle on both ends, you are not as bright as you think you are-
 
I'VE LEARNED-A person's background does not prevent God from working powerfully in their life-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The next to last event is the penultimate, and the second to last is the antepenultimate-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did God wait so long to send his son, the Messiah?
2-Does believing in the Lord Jesus Christ mean confessing and repenting of your sins?
3-Can you really ever fully understand "grace"?
4-When God hears your heart beat, does he not hear the heart beat of his son Jesus?
5-Has God always been a trinity?  When he sent Jesus to earth was there still a trinity in heaven?  Even so now that he sent the Holy Spirit to earth is God fully a trinity?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "treason, treason!
Answer   Athaliah     2 Kings 11:14
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY   Luke 5:1-3
One day while Jesus was standing beside Lake Galilee, many people were pressing all around him to hear the word of God. Jesus saw two boats at the shore of the lake. The fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Jesus got into one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon,[a] and asked him to push off a little from the land. Then Jesus sat down and continued to teach the people from the boat.
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
 
Praying manFather, it’s interesting that we often plead for Your attention and certainly expect You to listen to our prayers and You assure us through Your word that You hear us when we call on You. But for true fellowship to exist we too must listen to Your voice through Scripture, through fellow believers, through Your many works of creation, and through Your still small voice that beckons our attention.  You have so much to tell us that will often encourage us, sometimes reprove us, but always spur us on to good works and needed spiritual perspective as we journey here below.  Help us to listen, to heed, and to be steadfast in our fellowship with You.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.
 
 
 
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday June 17, 2015 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Friends-fight for you, include you, encourage you, need you, deserve you, standby you-
2-Holiness without love is not holiness at all.  It displays harshness, judgmentalism and a critical spirit.  It ends in nit picking and divisiveness-
3-For God to take you to another place, he must first move you from where you are-
4-A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity-
5-True followers of God pursue and praise him-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-Man cannot live by bread alone.  He also needs a roll of duct tape and a can of wd 40.
 
I'VE LEARNED-Self sufficiency is a handicap when it causes us to believe we can do what needs to be done in our own strength-
 
DID YOU KNOW-A group of officers is called a "mess"-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there such a thing as a luke warm Christian?
2-How close to the edge of a cliff can you get without falling off?
3-If a Christian has the means to buy the very best of things, should they still possess them?
4-Does the term "good Christian" imply there is such a thing as a "bad Christian"?
5-Why was God so unknown to so many people for such a long time?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said-"Praise ye the Lord for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves?"
Answer    Deborah and Barak     Judges 5:2
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY     Luke 4:42-44
42 At daybreak, Jesus went to a lonely place, but the people looked for him. When they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving. 43 But Jesus said to them, “I must preach about God’s kingdom to other towns, too. This is why I was sent.”
44 Then he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manFather, we are deeply moved within our spirit, as we consider the day of Pentecost when You presented Your gift from heaven, the blessed Holy Spirit, to the 120 in the upper room which marked the beginning of the early church. But even more personally You make the Holy Spirit available to all, in every generation, who come to You in faith, who surrender their hearts to You and forsake the ways of the world. The tongues of fire came upon those who gathered in the upper room filling them with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in tongues as Your Holy Spirit enabled them. May we also be yielded, open, and ready to receive the fullness of Your Holy Spirit so that we walk in the power of Your Spirit, boldly proclaiming the salvation message, “Jesus saves.” Wherever You send us to share this message we’re confident that You will prepare the way just as you did to the Ethiopian eunuch who was reading from Isaiah but needed a believer to explain more fully. You sent Philip at just the right moment and the eunuch was gloriously saved. We too can go forth in the same power with the same kind of opportunities as we prayerfully look for opportunities and obey the leading of Your Holy Spirit. In the name of Christ Jesus we pray. Amen.

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday June 16, 2015 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Belief in the resurrection is not an add on to the Christian faith, it is the Christian faith-
2-Hearing is automatic but listening takes skill-
3-A mother can touch a whole generation just by loving her child well-
4-If you change nothing, nothing will change-
5-You will find that it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason they are heavy-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Our goals control our actions-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The meaning of the word "coward" originally was a boy who took care of cows-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is sin ever fun or enjoyable?
2-Is everything that makes you happy always okay to do or have?
3-Is there a difference in "happy" and "blessed"?
4-How can you ever be more than happy?
5-Can a Christian become an extremist or fanatic?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go"?
Answer    Pharaoh   Exodus 5:2
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY   Luke 4:40-41
40 When the sun went down, the people brought those who were sick to Jesus. Putting his hands on each sick person, he healed every one of them. 41 Demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God.” But Jesus commanded the demons and would not allow them to speak, because they knew Jesus was the Christ.
 
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying man Ancient of Days, You have given us Your Holy Word as a spiritually historical foundation to build our lives upon. Through the centuries Your greatness is demonstrated through ordinary people just like us and through Your awesome acts that reveal Your incomparable power and divine attributes. History in the past and history in the making is subordinate to Your sovereign work in the lives of Your people. We choose to remember our leaders, who spoke the Word of God to us and consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith as we lovingly submit ourselves into Your merciful hands. Amen.


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

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday June 15, 2015 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Confess dishonesty as sin-
2-The blood of Jesus never cleanses an excuse-
3-The blessing is in being thankful, not in being thanked-
4-You will never be amazed by grace until you are first stunned by the reality of your sin-
5-Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Apparently the toilets on display at home depot are not for actual use-
I'VE LEARNED-Mercy is not giving a person what they deserve-
DID YOU KNOW-Zorro means "fox" in Spanish-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you be a Christian and constantly want more money and things?
2-When do you have enough money?
3-In today's economy, can Christians live and provide for their family and still tithe?
4-Is there such a thing as "Christian atheist"?
5-Does God want you always happy?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous  therefore, and repent"?
Answer    Jesus    Revelation 3:19
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 4:38-39
38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon.[a] Simon’s mother-in-law was sick with a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39 He came to her side and commanded the fever to leave. It left her, and immediately she got up and began serving them.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manFather, may we be people who are quick to notice the ways in which we can be of special blessing to others. It seems quite easy when it comes to those whom we befriend. We often recognize their need before they express it and find genuine fulfillment in being Your hand extended to them. But You challenge us to go even further in making ourselves available to our enemies with whom it is not natural to provide for their needs. In expressing agapĂ© to those around us we love in spite of what we see or have experienced. May all that we do on behalf of others be an expression of Your heavenly touch extended through Christian human service. It is in Your strength and compassion that we can do that which is unnatural to our human flesh, but natural to our redeemed spirit. Amen.


May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy-

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Wednesday June 3, 2015 thought for the day



this is to let you know that i will be offline until around june 16, 2015--hoping to be in contact then--jasper

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Tuesday June 2, 2015 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Tell the truth completely, tell it consistently, tell it lovingly, tell it cautiously-
2-When your children see you lie, they learn to lie-
3-God wants his children to be honest in all areas of life-
4-We tell the truth by living it-
5-Trust is the glue that makes a relationship work-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-I was writing a letter and wondered if the word I used was spelled correctly.  I paused to see if a red line would appear underneath it.  It didn't-
 
I'VE LEARNED-Canaan's greatest threat to Israel was not its army but it's religion-
 
DID YOU KNOW-Trabant is is the German word for  "satellite
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Do we know for sure who wrote the book of Hebrews?
2-Can you believe in God and not know him?
3-Do Christians deserve good things?
4-Is being just and fair the same thing?
5-How much money does it take to provide security?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?"
Answer     Peter   Acts5:3
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    Luke 4:31-37
31 Jesus went to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and on the Sabbath day, he taught the people. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because he spoke with authority. 33 In the synagogue a man who had within him an evil spirit shouted in a loud voice, 34 “Jesus of Nazareth! What do you want with us? Did you come to destroy us? I know who you are—God’s Holy One!”
35 Jesus commanded the evil spirit, “Be quiet! Come out of the man!” The evil spirit threw the man down to the ground before all the people and then left the man without hurting him.
36 The people were amazed and said to each other, “What does this mean? With authority and power he commands evil spirits, and they come out.” 37 And so the news about Jesus spread to every place in the whole area.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manFather, thank You for Jesus, the Bright Morning Star. We also thank You for John the Baptist who had a vital role as prophet of the Highest when he gave knowledge of salvation to unbelievers leading them to repentance of their sins. We thank You that he came to give light to those who sat in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide their feet into the way of peace. We consider the ultimate price that he paid in laying down his life because he was a prophet who spoke the truth even when it cost him everything. He didn’t preach “peace and comfort” to those practicing sin, but instead he told them how to be saved. Help us to follow his example and lead unbelievers to the Bright Morning Star who will guide us through this dark, sin troubled world to the eternal abode where there will be no more night, for Your glory will give us light and the Lamb will be as a lamp for all to see. Keep us faithful until that eventful day we pray. Amen.

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

Monday, June 01, 2015

Monday June 1, 2015 thought for the day




HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The nature of God is that he cannot tell an untruth-
2-A half truth is a whole lie-
3-When a half truth is represented as a whole truth, it becomes an untruth-
4-Lying is one thing God hates-
5-A lack of honesty affects our relationship with God and others as well-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-I don't know how to act my age, I've never been this age before-
 
I'VE LEARNED-God often seems to use delays to test our obedience and patience-
 
DID YOU KNOW-The word byte is a contraction of "by eight"-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does scriptures mean saying-"He (Jesus) was put to death in the body but made alive by the spirit through whom he also went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago...."
2-How do you place all your anxiety on Jesus?
3-How do you "Grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ"-
4-Was Timothy ever imprisoned?
5-Where were the people located that the book of Hebrews was written to?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who said "This is John the baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him"-
Answer    Herod       Matthew 14:2
 
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY     Luke 4:22-30
22 All the people spoke well of Jesus and were amazed at the words of grace he spoke. They asked, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”
23 Jesus said to them, “I know that you will tell me the old saying: ‘Doctor, heal yourself.’ You want to say, ‘We heard about the things you did in Capernaum. Do those things here in your own town!’” 24 Then Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, a prophet is not accepted in his hometown. 25 But I tell you the truth, there were many widows in Israel during the time of Elijah. It did not rain in Israel for three and one-half years, and there was no food anywhere in the whole country. 26 But Elijah was sent to none of those widows, only to a widow in Zarephath, a town in Sidon. 27 And there were many with skin diseases living in Israel during the time of the prophet Elisha. But none of them were healed, only Naaman, who was from the country of Syria.”
28 When all the people in the synagogue heard these things, they became very angry. 29 They got up, forced Jesus out of town, and took him to the edge of the cliff on which the town was built. They planned to throw him off the edge, 30 but Jesus walked through the crowd and went on his way.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY 
Praying manFather, we glean so much from the characters of the Bible; both bad and good examples of those who thought themselves to be above Your commands and those who heeded Your warnings. Achan in Joshua 7 had a heart of greed, a lying spirit, and prized himself above innocent lives who perished as a result of his sinful actions. Your judgment eventually came upon him and he paid with his life and that of his entire family. But we also see Noah who labored for years building an unprecedented mammoth boat for the torrential flood waters You warned him about. He heeded Your warning and thereby saved his family’s lives and the pairing of many animals that would reproduce on the earth following the flood. Help us to realize that we are wise to follow Your warnings given in the commands of Scripture. To feel that we are the exception is a lie from the pit of hell that will immediately or eventually lead to our demise. You warn because You love us and want the very best for us. Remind us often; through Scripture, through fellow believers, through negative and positive examples we see all about us, and through the inner working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy-