Friday, September 9, 2016

Philippians 4:13 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/9/2016)...

   "I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe He gave me the passion and determination to continue surfing. You fall off the horse, and you get back on. I had to go for it."
- Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer)

1 Timothy 6:12 (NLT) Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.

Philippians 4:13 (NLT) For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mark 4:38141 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/8/2016)...

"Sometimes God calms the storm.  Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child."
- Leslie Gould, The Amish Nanny

Mark 4:38-41 (NLT) Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” 
When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 
The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

Psalms 94:18-19 (NLT) I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT) Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

James 1:22-25 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/7/2016)...

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."
- C.S. Lewis

"Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right." 
- Theodore Roosevelt

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
James 1:22-25 (NLT)

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.
James 4:17 (NLT)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/6/2016)...

"Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go – backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough.” 
- Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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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Monday, September 5, 2016

MATTHEW 7:17-20 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/5/2016)...

“If you're afraid of getting a rotten apple, don't go to the barrel. Get it off the tree.”
- Cop to Elliot Ness (Movie, The Untouchables)

Matthew 7:17-20 (NLT) A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Romans 12:17-21 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/2/2016)...

"Never cut what you can untie."
- Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Romans 12:17-21 (NLT) Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. 
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/1/2016)...

"Don't count the days. Make the days count."
- Muhammad Ali

Romans 8:38-39 (NLT) And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
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