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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My God will hear me

God hear me


Lovely child of God, you know by experience how little dread and worry of the truth has helped you. Beg God to reveal Himself to you through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

If you want to live a different prayer-life, bow when you pray. Find a quiet place and pray in silence to worship God; to wait until He rests on you some right sense of His nearness and readiness to answer. Begin your prayer with the words, “My God will hear me!”


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What is Intercession?

Intercession is the act of prayer to God on behalf of others.


Romans 8:26-27

26 Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very weak, but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We don’t know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself speaks to God for us. He begs God for us, speaking to him with feelings too deep for words. 27 God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan


The Centers for Disease Control says nearly half of all Americans suffer from chronic obesity. Dr. Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel G. Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman wrote the life-changing weight-loss book The Daniel Plan.

The Daniel Plan entertains five main emphases: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. This plan addresses the person as a whole.

The Daniel Plan is a book about adopting a lifestyle centering on the fact that our bodies were created by God as a temple of worship to Him. The Daniel Plan is a well-rounded philosophy of eating and spiritual health.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit that you received from God and that lives in you. You don’t own yourselves. God paid a very high price to make you his. So honor God with your body.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trouble and misery will weigh you down

Proverbs Chapter 1 Verses 24-27


24 “I tried to help, but you refused to listen. I offered my hand, but you turned away from me.

25 You ignored my advice and refused to be corrected.

26 So I will laugh at your troubles and make fun of you when what you fear happens.

27 Disasters will strike you like a storm. Problems will pound you like a strong wind. Trouble and misery will weigh you down.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The book of Proverbs is God's wisdom for a blueprint for a happy life

The book of Proverbs


The book of Proverbs is God's wisdom for a blueprint for a happy life. They are an example of wisdom, moral behavior and the meaning of life. These are the proverbs of Solomon, the son of David and king of Israel.

Proverbs 1:17-19


17 You cannot trap birds with a net if they see you spreading it out.


18 But evil people cannot see the trap they set for themselves.

19 This is what happens to those who are greedy. Whatever they get destroys them.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Prayer at sunrise


James Weldon Johnson

 

Prayer at sunrise

 
O mighty, powerful, dark-dispelling sun,

Now thou art risen, and thy day begun.

How shrink the shrouding mists before thy face,

As up thou spring'st to thy diurnal race!

How darkness chases darkness to the west,

As shades of light on light rise radiant from thy crest!

For thee, great source of strength, emblem of might,

In hours of darkest gloom, there is no night.

Thou shiniest on though clouds hide thee from sight,

And through each break thou sendest down thy light.

 

O greater maker of this thy great sun,

Give me the strength this one day's race to run,

Fill me with light, fill me with sun-like strength,

Fill me with joy to rob the day its length.

Light from within, light that will outward shine,

Strength to make strong some weaker heart than mine,

Joy to make glad each soul that feels its touch;

Great father of the sun, I ask this much.

-James Weldon Johnson

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties


We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.

-Oswald Chambers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Those who teach others to live right will shine like stars forever and ever

Daniel 12:3



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The wise people will shine as bright as the sky. Those who teach others to live right will shine like stars forever and ever.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Life that is full and good

John 10 1-21

Jesus said, “It is certainly true that when a man enters the sheep pen, he should use the gate. If he climbs in some other way, he is a robber.

 
He is trying to steal the sheep. 2 But the man who takes care of the sheep enters through the gate. He is the shepherd. 3 The man who guards the gate opens the gate for the shepherd. And the sheep listen to the voice of the shepherd. He calls his own sheep, using their names, and he leads them out. 4 He brings all of his sheep out. Then he goes ahead of them and leads them. The sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5 But sheep will never follow someone they don’t know. They will run away from him, because they don’t know his voice.”

6 Jesus told the people this story, but they did not understand what it meant. 7 So Jesus said again, “I assure you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All those who came before me were thieves and robbers. The sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved. They will be able to come in and go out. They will find everything they need. 10 A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came to give life—life that is full and good.

11 “I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. 12 The worker who is paid to keep the sheep is different from the shepherd. The paid worker does not own the sheep. So when he sees a wolf coming, he runs away and leaves the sheep alone. Then the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them. 13 The man runs away because he is only a paid worker. He does not really care for the sheep.

14 “I am the shepherd who cares for the sheep. 15 I know my sheep just as the Father knows me. And my sheep know me just as I know the Father. I give my life for these sheep. 16 I have other sheep too. They are not in this flock here. I must lead them also. They will listen to my voice. In the future there will be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The Father loves me because I give my life. I give my life so that I can get it back again.

18 No one takes my life away from me. I give my own life freely. I have the right to give my life, and I have the right to get it back again. This is what the Father told me.”19 Again the Jews were divided over what Jesus was saying. 20 Many of them said, “A demon has come into him and made him crazy. Why listen to him?” 21 But others said, “These aren’t the words of someone controlled by a demon. A demon cannot heal the eyes of a blind man.”

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

God’s door is always open

Matthew 5:3


3 “Great blessings belong to those who know they are spiritually in need. God’s kingdom belongs to them.




Blessed means you are wealthy in the spirit. The spiritual needs of one person may be different from the spiritual needs of another. Spiritual needs are sometimes neglected love, community, prayers, and inspirations are not important. The person is concerned for the needs of themselves and does not seek opportunities to share themselves but closes the door on bible study, worship, and an active church life. When you know that you are in constant, spiritual need God’s door is always opened welcoming you inside.

 
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sharing with a joyful heart

Acts 2:44-46

Sharing with a joyful heart

 
44 All the believers stayed together and shared everything. 45 They sold their land and the things they owned. Then they divided the money and gave it to those who needed it. 46 The believers shared a common purpose, and every day they spent much of their time together in the Temple area. They also ate together in their homes. They were happy to share their food and ate with joyful hearts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fight hate with love

Matthew Chapter 38-42

 

If a soldier forces you to walk with him one mile, go with him two

 
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’
39 But I tell you, don’t fight back against someone who wants to do harm to you. If they hit you on the right cheek, let them hit the other cheek too.
40 If anyone wants to sue you in court and take your shirt, let them have your coat too.
41 If a soldier forces you to walk with him one mile, go with him two.
42 Give to anyone who asks you for something. Don’t refuse to give to anyone who wants to borrow from you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Say only yes if you mean yes, and say only no if you mean no

Matthew Chapter 33-37


Truth shines as bright as the sun


33 “You have heard that it was said to our people long ago, ‘When you make a vow, you must not break your promise. Keep the vows that you make to the Lord.’

 
34 But I tell you, when you make a promise, don’t try to make it stronger with a vow. Don’t make a vow using the name of heaven, because heaven is God’s throne.
 
35 Don’t make a vow using the name of the earth, because the earth belongs to him. Don’t make a vow using the name of Jerusalem, because it also belongs to him, the great King.
 
36 And don’t even say that your own head is proof that you will keep your promise. You cannot make one hair on your head white or black.
 
37 Say only ‘yes’ if you mean ‘yes,’ and say only ‘no’ if you mean ‘no.’ If you say more than that, it is from the Evil One.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

You are the light that shines for the world to see

Matthew Chapter 14-16

You are the light that shines for the world to see

 
14 “You are the light that shines for the world to see. You are like a city built on a hill that cannot be hidden
15 People don’t hide a lamp under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand. Then the light shines for everyone in the house
16 In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Your Father in heaven will also forgive your wrongs

Matthew 6:14-15

The Sermon on the Mount

 
14 Yes, if you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, then your Father in heaven will also forgive your wrongs.
15 But if you don’t forgive others, then your Father in heaven will not forgive the wrongs you do.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

False God's

Colossians 3:5


False Gods in the World


So put everything evil out of your life: sexual sin, doing anything immoral, letting sinful thoughts control you, and wanting things that are wrong. And don’t keep wanting more and more for yourself, which is the same as worshiping a false God.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Aloe plant symbolizes healing and protection

Psalm 91

Aloe plant symbolizes healing and protection

1 You can go to God Most High to hide.

    You can go to God All-Powerful for protection.

2 I say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety, my fortress.

    My God, I trust in you.”

 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Words as Sacrifice

Hosea 14:2

Praise from our lips

2 Think about what you will say, and come back to the Lord. Say to him, “Take away our sin, and accept these words as our sacrifice. We offer you the praise from our lips."