Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31, 2015

"Let your light so shine among men that they might see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Here's a pumpkin thought for today, October 31 known as Halloween! :-)

Friday, October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015

1 Corinthians 13New King James Version (NKJV)

The Greatest Gift

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Such a familiar passage! So easy to read! So difficult to actually LIVE! May Jesus help us today to love others better! 
October is claimed by lots of organizations, one of them being Domestic Violence Awareness. Just a little reminder that Abuse is not love / Love is not abuse! 
Abuse is not love / love is not abuse

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015

1Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

That sounds like a full to overflowing cup to me! Do you realize how much it means to HIM when we BELIEVE in HIM even though we have not seen HIM with our natural eyes? I think we could reverently say it "tickles" HIS heart. The result being our own hearts overflow with rejoicing, joy unspeakable and full of glory when we see how he answers and meets our BELIEVING in HIM - I don't think there any better words to describe it. So KEEP ON BELIEVING - we serve an awesome and GREAT God!


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

WOW! Ever feel at a loss for wisdom and knowledge - look at this! You do not even need to head off for the library! IN HIM - ...all the treasure of wisdom and knowledge! That's way beyond my understanding! James tells us "if any of you lack wisdom, let him ASK of God, who gives to all [wisdom] to all men LIBERALLY!!!" So ask away - HE doesn't expect us to have it or know it all! :-) HE has it and HE provides it - FREE - no library card needed - no penalties or late fees! AND He doesn't get annoyed at our asking for it! He delights in it! 


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

BOLDNESS and ACCESS with CONFIDENCE!??? WHOA!!!! IS that your approach to God when you pray? Notice the verse says "WE HAVE" - Transfer this thought for a moment to an earthly ruler - do you have access with boldness to them??? Usually it takes lots of red tape and an awfully good cause to make access even a remote possibility - or being a family member. GOOD NEWS! - We are in God's family and as HIS children HE expects us to come to HIM with BOLDNESS and CONFIDENCE! If your children came crawling to you begging for what they wanted and needed, you would not be pleased by that kind of behavior - neither is GOD! Let this thought change your approach to HIM forever!
As they say in the armed forces: RHIP [rank has its privilege] and you rank HIGH with God!


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Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Wow! Built to be the "living place" of our God!? Are you getting that? We know that thought in our heads or on paper but are we living consciously aware that CHRIST LIVES WITHIN ME!?

Words from an old hymn:
"Christ liveth in me! Christ liveth in me!
 Oh What a salvation this, that Christ liveth in me!"

Say it out loud today and every day! How it will change the mundane stuff into new and LIVING opportunities for the LIVING God to live THROUGH US! It will help us look at each other differently too!


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 25, 2015

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

WE are part of God's holy temple! WE each have an important place to fill in HIS temple! Remember playing with building blocks when you were a child? If the bottom ones got knocked out the whole pile toppled! Did you ever think of yourself in that kind of relationship to the rest of the "body of Christ"? If you're out of place the rest of the temple just can't stand! Sure adds some importance to our daily faithfulness to HIM and our relationship to one another! That's why it's ridiculous to go through life wishing we were like someone else, etc. we have a place to fill in HIS temple that NO ONE ELSE CAN FILL! You have a divine appointment to fill YOUR place - don't miss it!


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Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 24, 2015

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

In our world something is only sealed officially when it is a legal document which increases its genuineness - carry that thought into the verse above - WE are OFFICIALLY sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise! Have YOU received the Holy Spirit since you believed! Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door [into a Spirit filled life] WILL be opened to you! It stamps you as the "GENUINE ARTICLE"!


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Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Hallelujah! Another one of our basic human needs is to be HEARD! Here we are assured that when we ask any thing according to His will we are HEARD! God is not deaf - He hears our faintest cry - it should make us want to speak to HIM MORE! :-)


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Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015

1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Here is a way for us to check up on ourselves to see if we are walking "IN HIM" - are we keeping HIS WORD? That means obeying and following it? Acting on it - believing it? We could save our self quite a bit of anguish and loss by applying this WORD to hearts daily! May the Word of Christ DWELL [live] in you richly TODAY!


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

WOW that should make your day! We were thought of BEFORE the foundation of the world! ? ! ? Can you wrap your mind around that? And thought of with LOVE! Just live this day out of a heart of gratefulness and gratitude for such an awesome and LOVING God!


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

There's something about STABILITY that is attractive to us, even when we are not STABLE! Ever try to root a plant from an off shoot? It takes some nurturing. This verse tells us to tend to our roots - Bible Study - discipline - learning - and while we're doing it ABOUND WITH THANKSGIVING! 

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Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015

2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

IN HIM all the promise are guaranteed to us! It does not say HE will behave like a "Santa Claus" dumping stuff on us at our demand - but rather that HIS WORD IS TRUE - Let God be true and every man a liar - now I know the enemy tries to twist this one up on us - but next time you are tempted to think God did not keep HIS promise - remember this: Sometimes the test is just to stand and think GOD IS TRUE! "Who against hope believed in hope" That's how our faith grows! Let us join those "who through faith AND patience, inherit the promises!" Don't be cheated just because you're in a hurry!


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 18, 2015

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Hebrews tells us "all things are upheld by the Word of His power"!!! That means you and me as well! That means we're not off on our own today figuring it out by ourselves - He literally has us in the palm of His hand! The song, “He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" is true! Enjoy the comfort in KNOWING you are not alone today!


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Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 17, 2015

Continuing the thought of who we are "IN HIM" and "IN WHOM" is what we'll be looking at together next.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Another verse tells us "I am come that you might have LIFE and have it more ABUNDANTLY!" Are you living an abundant LIFE!? IN HIM IS LIFE! Your abundant LIFE has been paid for in full - If you find your life is all but abundant - bring yourself to HIM and ask HIM to move into your heart in such a way that you will be able to LIVE that ABUNDANT LIFE He came to GIVE!! Don't stop asking until you're there!


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Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015


Well here it is the whole list! I encourage you to print this one out and at least once a week read it OUT LOUD to yourself - you will be all encouraged up when you get done! :-)

·  I am Redeemed (Revelation 5:9)
·  I am bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20)
·  I am Blood bought (1 Peter 1:19, Revelation 5:9)
·  I am valuable to God (Matthew 10:31)
·  I am one in whom God has an inheritance (Ephesians  1:18)
·  I am reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18)
·  I am made clean (John 13:10)
·  I am saved by the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:2)
·  I am born again of incorruptible seed (1 Peter 1:23)
·  I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
·  I am of God (1 John 4:4)
·  I am Christ’s possession (1 Corinthians 3:23)
·  I am in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:30)
·  I am complete in Him (Colossians 2:10)
·  I am free from the control of man (1 Corinthians 9:19)
·  I am free from sin (Romans 6:18,22)
·  I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)
·  I am free from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13)
·  I am free indeed (John 8:32-36)
·  I am called according to His purpose (Romans 8:30)
·  I am called into the fellowship of His Son (1 Corinthians 1:9)
·  I am called to peace (1 Corinthians 7:15)
·  I am called to liberty (Galatians 5:13)
·  I am called to His eternal glory (1 Peter 5:10)
·  I am God’s field (1 Corinthians 3:9)
·  I am God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9)
·  I am one in whom the word of God abides (1 John 2:14)
·  I am an epistle of Christ, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God (2 Corinthians 3:3)
·  I am a branch connected into the Vine Jesus Christ and His life flows through me (John 15:5)
·  I am the Friend of God (John 15:15)
·  I am a servant of God (1 Corinthians 9:19)
·  I am a part of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27)
·  I am one of the saints in Christ Jesus. (Romans 1:6, Galatians 3:28)
·  I am a fellow citizen with all the saints in the Kingdom of God (Ephesians 2:19)
·  I am a stranger to this world, a pilgrim just passing through (Hebrews 11:13)
·  I am the temple of the Lord and the Holy Spirit dwells within me (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 2 Corinthians 6:16, John 14:7)
·  I am a witness (1 Thessalonians 2:10)
·  I am bold (2 Corinthians 11:21)
·  I am the Bride of Jesus Christ (Revelation 21:2-10)
·  ·  I am a minister of the Gospel of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:23, Romans 1:16)
·  I am part of a chosen generation (1 Peter 2:9)
·  I am a member of a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9)
·  I am a citizen of a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9)
·  I am one of His own special people (1 Peter 2:9)
·  I am Abraham’s seed (Galatians 3:29)
·  I am an heir according to the promises made to Abraham. (Galatians 3:29)
·  I am an heir of God a joint heir with Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:7)
·  I am member of the household of God (Ephesians 2:19)
·  I am a child of the most high God (Romans 8:16, Galatians 3:26, 4:7)
·  I am a child of light (Ephesians 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:8)
·  I am a child of the day (1 Thessalonians 5:8)
·  I am a proclaimer of the praises of Him who called me out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9)
·  I am light in the Lord. (Ephesians 5:8)
·  I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14)
·  I am the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)
·  I am led by the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:18)
·  I am chosen (1 Corinthians 1:27,28, James 2:5)
·  I am a disciple (John 8:31)
·  I am a priest (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:6)
·  I am a king (Revelation 1:6) 
·  I am an ambassador for Christ (1 Corinthians 5:20)
·  I am an intercessor who stands in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30)
·  I am a watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 3:17)
·  I am seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6)
·  I am blessed in the city and in the country (Deuteronomy 28:3)
·  I am a Father (or Mother) of blessed children (Deuteronomy 28:4)
·  I am blessed in all I lay my hands to (Deuteronomy 28:4-5,8)
·  I am blessed when I come in and when I go out (Deuteronomy 28:6)
·  I am invincible before my enemies (Deuteronomy 28:7)
·  I am the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13)
·  I am above and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13)
·  I am one who has been freely given all things through Christ (Rom 8:32, 1 Corinthians 3:21)
·  I am rich in Him (Romans 8:32, Revelation 2:9)
·  I am one who loves (Galatians 5:22, 1 John 4:16)
·  I am one who has joy (Galatians 5:22, John 15:11)
·  I am one who has peace (Galatians 5:22, John 14:27)
·  I am one who has patience (Galatians 5:22)
·  I am one who has kindness (Galatians 5:22)
·  I am one who has goodness (Galatians 5:22)
·  I am one who has faith (Galatians 5:22)
·  I am one who has gentleness (Galatians 5:23)
·  I am one who has self-control (Galatians 5:23)
·  I am one who has all the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23)
·  I am one who has overcome the wicked one (1 John 2:14)
·  I am one who has overcome the world (1 John 4:4, 5:4)
·  I am strong in the Lord (1 John 2:14)
·  I am endued with power from on high (Luke 24:49)
·  I am one who can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
·  ·  I am one who God always leads in triumph in Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14)
·  I am one who God gives the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57)
·  I am one who has within him the One who is greater than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
·  I am one who treads upon the lion, the cobra, and the serpent (Psalm 91:13)
·  I am one who runs through a troop and leaps over a wall (Psalm 18:29)
·  I am a soldier of Christ (2 Timothy 2:3-4)
·  I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
·  I am fully armed with weapons that are mighty through God (2 Corinthians 10:5)
·  I am able to pull down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:5)
·  I am able to cast down imaginations and every high lofty thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5)
·  I am able to bring into captivity every thought (2 Corinthians 10:5)
·  I am one who has the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)
·  I am not my own (1 Corinthians 6:19)
·  I am not alone (John 8:16, 16:32)
·  I am not of this world (John 15:9)
·  I am not under the law (Galatians 5:18)
·  I am not a slave (Galatians 4:7)
·  I am not inferior (Job 13:2)
·  I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ (Romans 1:16)
· So I am not ashamed of who I am 

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