Friday, August 18, 2017

2 Corinthians 4:5-7 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING 8/18/2017)...

"If someone writes a great story, people praise the author, not the pen. People don't say, 'Oh what an incredible pen...where can I get a pen like this so I can write great stories?' Well, I am just a pen in the hands of the Lord. He is the author. All praise should go to him."

Keith Green

2 Corinthians 4:5-7 (NLT) You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. 

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Galatians 2:20 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING 8/17/2017)...

"Radical Christians are not people who wear Christian t-shirts. Radical Christians are those who bear fruit of the Holy Spirit...A little boy, Andrew, a Muslim shot him five times through the stomach and left him on a sidewalk simply because he said, 'I am so afraid, but I can not deny Jesus Christ! Please don't kill me! But I will not deny Him!' He died in a pool of blood, and you talk about being a radical Christian because you wear a t-shirt!"

Paul Washer

Galatians 2:20 (NIV) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING 8/16/2017)...

"Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."

Francis Chan

"Only one life, ’twill soon be past,

Only what’s done for Christ will last.

And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be,

If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee."

C. T. Studd

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT) Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Proverbs 4:25-26 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/15/2017)...

"You only have control over three things in your life - the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses."

Jack Canfield

Proverbs 4:25-26 (NLT) Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Galatians 6:3-5 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING 8/14/2017)...

"If the only vision we have of ourselves comes from the social mirror - from the current social paradigm and from the opinions, perceptions, and paradigms of the people around us - our view of ourselves is like the reflection in a crazy mirror room at the carnival."

Stephen Covey

Galatians 6:3-5 (NIV) If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Matthew 7:12 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING 8/11/2017)...

"Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you. Regardless of who you are or what you do, if you are looking for the best way to reap the most reward in all areas of life, you should look for the good in every person and in every situation and adopt the golden rule as a way of life."

Zig Ziglar

Matthew 7:12 (NIV) So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Psalm 118:13-14 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/9/2017)...

"A setback is simply a setup for a comeback."
Dr. Tony Evans

Psalm 118:13-14 (NIV) I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

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