Thursday, January 12, 2017

Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (1/12/2017)...

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV) Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

John 6:38 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (1/11/2017)...

"I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

John 6:38 (NLT) For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.

Matthew 6:9-10 (NIV) This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Deuteronomy 34:1-4 (NLT)...

"The higher the climb, the thinner the air, but the greater the view."

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Deuteronomy 34:1-4 (NLT) Then Moses went up to Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab and climbed Pisgah Peak, which is across from Jericho. And the LORD showed him the whole land, from Gilead as far as Dan; all the land of Naphtali; the land of Ephraim and Manasseh; all the land of Judah, extending to the Mediterranean Sea; the Negev; the Jordan Valley with Jericho—the city of palms—as far as Zoar. Then the LORD said to Moses, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have now allowed you to see it with your own eyes,...”


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Monday, January 9, 2017

Joshua 1:9 (NLT)...

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

5 Things To Quit Right Now...
  1. Trying to please everyone.
  2. Fearing change.
  3. Living in the past.
  4. Putting yourself down.
  5. Overthinking.
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Joshua 1:9 (NLT) This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Philippians 2:1-4 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (1/6/2017)...

"I am a life-long learner, computer junkie and reformed family tree climber. My love of puzzles and mysteries is evidenced in my work and hobbies. I have learned a lot about computers by trying to solve other people's problems, which is a major part of my job. As a parent and grandparent, and as a technology educator, my goal is to work myself into obsolescence. I believe I will have done my job when the people who depend upon me recognize their personal power and ability to do it for themselves."

- Bev Locke (quote taken from her Google+ file)

NOTE: Bev recently succumbed to cancer and is now with her/our Lord. She was a beloved, respected, and humble church member and servant for Christ at Family Bible Church. I was recently in the process of cleaning up my Gmail account when I came across Bev's contact file. I could not bring myself to delete her file....not yet anyway. God help me to live up to her quote...and life.

Philippians 2:1-4 (NLT) Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. 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.


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joshua 1:9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (1/5/2016)...

"Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice."

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Joshua 1:9 (NLT) This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Colossians 3:23 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (1/4/2016)...

"The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true -- action precedes motivation. You have to ''prime the pump'' and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."

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Colossians 3:23 (NLT) Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Romans 12:11-12 (NLT) Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.


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