Monday, August 29, 2016

Proverbs 13:20-21 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/29/2016)...

Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.
- Unknown

Proverbs 13:20-21 (NLT) Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous.

Psalms 26:4-5 (NLT) I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites. I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/26/2016)...

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
- Unknown

1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT) So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Philippians 4:4-5 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/25/2016)...

"True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
- C.S. Lewis

Philippians 4:4-5 (NLT) Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ephesians 6:10-12 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/24/2016)...

"My main ambition in life is to be on the devil’s most wanted list."
- Leonard Ravenhill

Ephesians 6:10-12 (NLT) A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

MATTHEW 25:14-21 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/19/2016)...

YOU ARE AT THE TOP WHEN...

You know that "he who would be the greatest among you must become the servant of all."


You recognize, confess, develop and use your God-given physical, mental and spiritual abilities to the glory of God and for the benefit of mankind.


You stand in front of the Creator of the universe and He says to you, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Matthew 25:14-21 (NLT) Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. 

The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money. 

After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, ‘Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.’ 

The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! ’

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

MATTHEW 5:43-47 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/18/2016)...

YOU ARE AT THE TOP WHEN...

You are pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude and generous to the needy.


You love the unlovable, give hope to the hopeless, friendship to the friendless and encouragement to the discouraged.


You can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude.
- Zig Ziglar

Matthew 5:43-47 (NLT) You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Philippians 2:3-5 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/17/2016)...

YOU ARE AT THE TOP WHEN...

You are secure in who you are, so you are at peace with God and in fellowship with man.


You have made friends of your adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know you best.


You understand that others can give you pleasure, but genuine happiness comes when you do things for others.
- Zig Ziglar

Philippians 2:3-5 (NLT) Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. 
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

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