Friday, August 17, 2018

Philippians 2:3-11 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/17/2018)...


"Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple."

Unknown Author


Philippians 2:3-11 (NLT) 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. 

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.



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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/16/2018)...


"Don't let a hard lesson harden your heart. Life's best lessons are often learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. There will be times when it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong. And you might feel like you will be stuck in this rut forever, but you won't. When you feel like quitting, remember that sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best."

Unknown Author


Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.


2 Chronicles 15:7 (NLT) But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.


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, August 15, 2018

John 3:18-21 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/15/2018)...


"Wherever there's light, there's bugs."

H. A. Ironside


 John 3:18-21 (NLT) There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.



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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/14/2018)...


“Dad didn’t care if I was a plumber or an actor. He said, ‘Whatever you do, just do it well. Be humble about what you do, be a good guy and tell the truth..."

Scott Eastwood (son of actor/director Clint Eastwood)


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.


Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NLT) Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.



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Friday, July 27, 2018

Galatians 6:9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (7/27/2018)...


"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. "

Dr. Wayne W Dyer


Galatians 6:9 (NLT) So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.



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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Proverbs 16:24 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (7/25/2018)...


"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

Harriet Beecher Stowe


Proverbs 16:24 (NLT) Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.


Proverbs 25:11 (KJV) A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.


Ephesians 4:31-32 (NLT) Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.



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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Proverbs 4:25-27 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (7/24/2018)...


"It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny."

Tony Robbins


Proverbs 4:25-27 (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. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.


Colossians 3:1-4 (NLT) Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 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.



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