Month: June 2017

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Is the Aim of Your Life to Please the Lord?

Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him (2 Corinthians 5:9). My pastor mentioned today’s verse in a sermon several weeks ago, and it has stuck with me since then, convicting me. Basically, this verse is telling us that if our ambition is something other than being […]

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LESSONS ON GRACE

IT’S ALL ABOUT GRACE I don’t think any of us could justify ourselves as being worthy to have been saved. All of us should recognize that none of us deserve God’s grace. The only thing that we contribute is like the old church hymn said; that all we bring are hands full of sin and […]

30 June 2017

Verse of the Day for Friday, June 30, 2017

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33   Thoughts on Today’s Verse…. Seek! That is the focus word in this verse. This word is a robust word, describing a passionate pursuit of something to make it our own. The Kingdom, […]

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You May Be in a Hurry, but God Is Not

“God … does everything just right and on time, but people can never completely understand what he is doing”(Ecclesiastes 3:11 NCV). If you want to slow down your life, you’ve got to learn to trust God’s timing. Do you know what impatience is? It’s a lack of trust. When you’re impatient, you’re saying, “God, I […]

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DUTIES OF A CHRISTIAN

WITNESSING There is no plan B for God to save others than using Jesus’ own disciples, and that includes us if we’ve trusted in Christ. We are to go into all the world to make disciples of all people. Even though you can’t go “into all the world” (Matthew 28:19-20), you can go next door […]

29 June 2017

Verse of the Day for Thursday, June 29, 2017

For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever… — Psalm 37:28   Thoughts on Today’s Verse…. God is committed to his people. He loves justice, and those who pursue it. He will not forget his people, those who seek to honor him by displaying his […]

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Meant for More

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” -2 Corinthians 5:17 The other day I watched a video on YouTube that totally pulled at my heart. It showed two dozen ducks being introduced to a pond for the first time; the ducks had been […]

Wise People Consider Other People’s Feelings

“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17 NIV). Two of the biggest mistakes we make in relationships are when we react to what people say and not how they feel and when we invalidate someone else’s […]

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WAYS GOD USES SUFFERING

SHARING IN CHRIST The Apostle Paul actually saw suffering for Christ with knowing Christ better, and isn’t that a worthy goal? Paul’s deep desire was “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death” (Phil 3:10). We’ll never be nailed to a […]

28 June 2017

Verse of the Day for Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. — Proverbs 10:6   Thoughts on Today’s Verse…. Righteousness brings us great blessings. Violence becomes its own vile reward, bringing to those who use it what they have done to others. So what’s our choice? Blessing or violence? Encouragement or […]

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