Friday, August 22, 2014

Psalm 102: 26-27

"They will perish, but You remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. But You remain the same, and Your years will never end." 
~ (Psalm 102: 26-27)

Praise be to our Almighty God! Amen.

Break of out the Box!

"LEARN TO READ SCRIPTURE AS IF IT WERE THE FIRST TIME!"
"SOMETIMES IT HELPS TO READ A DIFFERENT VERSION THAN WHAT WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO!"
"THIS HELPS BREAK THE NORMALCY & FAMILIARITY IN OUR LIFE!"
"IT CAN HELP RENEW YOUR PASSION FOR GOD'S WORD & GIVE YOU FRESH INSIGHT!"

Here is a popular portion of scripture in a different version. (J.B. Phillips New Testament)
I pray that this blesses you;

1 Corinthians 13
"If I speak with the eloquence of men and of angels, but have no love, I become no more than blaring brass or crashing cymbal. If I have the gift of foretelling the future and hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but the very secrets of God, and if I also have that absolute faith which can move mountains, but have no love, I amount to nothing at all. If I dispose of all that I possess, yes, even if I give my own body to be burned, but have no love, I achieve precisely nothing.
This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.
Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.
For if there are prophecies they will be fulfilled and done with, if there are “tongues” the need for them will disappear, if there is knowledge it will be swallowed up in truth. For our knowledge is always incomplete and our prophecy is always incomplete, and when the complete comes, that is the end of the incomplete.
When I was a little child I talked and felt and thought like a little child. Now that I am a man my childish speech and feeling and thought have no further significance for me.
At present we are men looking at puzzling reflections in a mirror. The time will come when we shall see reality whole and face to face! At present all I know is a little fraction of the truth, but the time will come when I shall know it as fully as God now knows me!
In this life we have three great lasting qualities—faith, hope and love. But the greatest of them is love."

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blessings for All!

3 John 1:2
"Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well."


I PRAY A BLESSING OVER YOU ALL!

James 1: 17

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." ~ (James 1: 17)

"Constant dripping hollows out a stone." ~ Lucretius 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pressing In!

Ecclesiastes 9:11a
"I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong..."

"PRESSING IN DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS!"
"THAT IS NOT THE PURPOSE OF PRESSING IN!"

"THE PURPOSE OF PRESSING IN IS TO BUILD CHARACTER!"
"TO BUILD UP YOUR PERSEVERANCE!"
"TO CREATE IN YOU AN ATTITUDE OF NEVER GIVING UP!"

"THE CHRISTIAN WALK IS NOT BASED ON SPEED, BUT ON DIRECTION!"
"SOMETIMES, YOU WILL HAVE TO RELY ON SPIRITUAL STAMINA!"
"BUT THIS ONLY COMES THROUGH SPIRITUAL CONDITIONING!"
"YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESS IN!"
"TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME & STRUGGLES!"

"MOVING FORWARD IS THE KEY!"

"AT THE END, GOD WILL HAVE DONE SOMETHING INSIDE OF YOU THAT WILL ENDURE THROUGH THE AGES!"

"THEREFORE ALLOW GOD TO FINISH WHAT HE HAS STARTED IN YOU!"
"DON'T RUN FROM IT!"
"RUN TO IT!"

Malachi 3: 6

"For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, Oh sons of Jacob, are not destroyed." ~ (Malachi 3: 6)

Praise the Lord! And may He bless you today, friend. Amen.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Study!

1 Corinthians 2:9
"However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived"—the things God has prepared for those who love Him."

"GOD HAS PREPARED INCREDIBLE THINGS FOR YOU!"
"THE SCRIPTURES ARE HIS APPOINTED MEANS OF BRINGING THEM TO YOU!"

"THE BEST THING ABOUT READING GOD'S WORD ON A PERSONAL BASIS IS THAT YOU WILL EVENTUALLY FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM THE MORE YOU GET TO KNOW HIM THROUGH SCRIPTURE!"

"SERMONS ARE GOOD!"
"COMMENTARIES ARE VERY HELPFUL!"
"BOOKS ARE GREAT RESOURCES!"
"BUT THEY ARE ALL SECONDHAND!"

"IF YOU WANT TO KNOW GOD DIRECTLY, YOU NEED TO ENCOUNTER HIS WORD DIRECTLY!" (excerpts from "Living by the Book")

"STUDY GOD'S WORD!"
"CRAVE GOD'S WORD!"
"OBEY GOD'S WORD!"
"EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF GOD'S WORD!"