Thursday, June 21, 2018

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/21/2018)...


"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

Robert Louis Stevenson


1 Corinthians 3:6-9 (NIV) I (Apostle Paul) planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.


James 3:17-18 (NLT) But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Colossians 3:2-4 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/20/2018)...


"Life is like a camera, just focus on what's important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot"

Anonymous


Colossians 3:2-4 (NLT) Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.


Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.



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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/19/2018)...


"If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” 

Tony Gaskins


2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT) We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.


Titus 3:10-11 (NLT) If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.



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Monday, June 18, 2018

Lamentations 3:22-24 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/18/2018)...


"Every end is a new beginning.”


Lamentations 3:22-24 (NLT) The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”


Ephesians 4:21-23 (NLT) Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.



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Friday, June 15, 2018

Ephesians 6:1-4 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/15/2018)...


FATHER'S DAY THOUGHT...


“By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that, but I am prouder—infinitely prouder—to be a father. A soldier destroys, a father builds. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life.

It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battlefield, but in the home, repeating with him our simple daily prayers.” 

General Douglas MacArthur


Ephesians 6:1-4 (NLT) Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.



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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Proverbs 1:8-9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/14/2018)...


FATHER'S DAY THOUGHT...


"My father taught me that only through self-discipline can you achieve freedom. Pour water in a cup and you can drink; without the cup, the water would splash all over. The cup is discipline."

Ricardo Montalban


Proverbs 1:8-9 (NLT) My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/13/2018)...


FATHER'S DAY THOUGHT...


"Our children need to be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think."

Unknown


Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NLT) And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.



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