Friday, October 18, 2019

Matthew 6:9-14 (TPT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING(10/18/2019)...

Believers are those who say to God, “Your will be done.”
Unbelievers are those to whom God says, “Your will be done.”


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

James 3:13 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING(10/16/2019)...

"Don't be a show-off. Never be too proud to turn back. There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots."
E. Hamilton Lee (1949)  

James‬ ‭3:13‬ (NLT) If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:6-7‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Romans 14:4 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (10/15/2019)...

The story is told of an old  man whose grandson rode a donkey while they were traveling from one city to another.
As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding.
The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
Later, they passed some people that remarked, "What a shame, he makes that little boy walk."
They then decided they both would walk!
Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride.
So they both rode the donkey.
Now they passed some people that shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey.
The boy and man said they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey.
As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned.
The moral of the story...
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Ephesians‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Romans‬ ‭14:4‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord’s help, they will stand and receive his approval.
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Hebrews 13:6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (10/14/2019)...

“I expect to pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I will not pass this way again.
Quaker saying

Hebrews‬ ‭13:16‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.

Philippians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) 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.

Proverbs‬ ‭3:27-28‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Romans 12:15-16 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (10/11/2019)...

A little girl lost a playmate in death and one day reported to her family that she had gone to comfort the sorrowing mother.
“What did you say?” asked her parents.
“Nothing,” she replied. I just climbed up on her lap and cried with her.”

Romans‬ ‭12:15-16‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (10/10/2019)...

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.  Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.  

1 Peter‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
Colossians‬ ‭3:23-24‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Matthew 19:13-15 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY’S READING (10/9/2019)...

Evangelist D. L. Moody (1837-1899) was once asked, “How many converts did you have last night?” He answered, “Two and one-half.” 
“You mean two adults and a child?”
“No,” he replied. “Two children and one adult.”
A child converted is an entire life converted.

Matthew‬ ‭19:13-15‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. 
But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.

Matthew‬ ‭18:2-4‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

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