Friday, August 28, 2015

Proverbs 16:18 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/28/2015)...

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

John Ruskin


Proverbs 11:2 (NLT) Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18 (NLT) Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Luke 12:6-7 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/27/2015)...

“No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Luke 12:6-7 (NLT) "“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”

Mark 9:23-24 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/26/2015)...

“Having the answers is not essential to living. What is essential is the sense of God’s presence during dark seasons of questioning.” 
- Ravi Zacharias

Mark 9:23-24 (NLT) ““What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!””

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/25/2015)...

Difficult times show true colors, hard times reveal true friends, and the good will be blessed through the pain…Just let go and let God! 
- Unknown

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.”

Sunday, August 23, 2015

2 Corinthians 4:7-10 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/24/2015)...

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” 
- Lucille Ball

2 Corinthians 4:7-10 (NLT) 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. 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. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”

Thursday, August 20, 2015

James 1:12 (NLT)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/21/2015)...

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” 
~ Henry Ford

Romans 5:3-4 (NLT) "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”

James 1:12 (NLT) "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

Matthew 7:7-11 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/20/2015)...

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” 
- Alexander Graham Bell

Matthew 7:7-11 (NLT) "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened."
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Psalm 37:3-5 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/19/2015)...

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” 
- Vincent Van Gogh

Psalms 37:3-5 (NLT) Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.

Psalm 71:5-6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/18/2015)...

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” 
- Winston Churchill

Psalms 71:5-6 (NLT) "O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O LORD, from childhood. Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you!”

Monday, August 17, 2015

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (8/17/2015)...

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) "Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”