Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Psalm 90:12 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/26/2018)...


"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back."

Harvey MacKay


Psalms 90:12 (NLT) Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.


Ephesians 5:15-17 (NLT) So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.



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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/25/2018)...


"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."

Art Linkletter


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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Proverbs 14:8 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/24/2018)...


"The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future."

Herbert Spencer


Proverbs 14:8 (NLT) The prudent understand where they are going, but fools deceive themselves.


Proverbs 27:12 (NLT) A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.



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Friday, September 21, 2018

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

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/21/2018)...


"The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money."

Anonymous


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.



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Galatians 6:9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/20/2018)...


"The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting."

Zig Ziglar


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, September 19, 2018

Proverds 24:27 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/19/2018)...


"The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."

Stephen Covey


Proverbs 24:27 (NLT) Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house.


Proverbs 27:23-26 (NLT) Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds, for riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation. After the hay is harvested and the new crop appears and the mountain grasses are gathered in, your sheep will provide wool for clothing, and your goats will provide the price of a field.



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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Proverbs 16:3 (NLT)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/18/2018)...


"The greater danger lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

Michelangelo


Proverbs 16:3 (NLT) Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.



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Joshua 1:9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/17/2018)...


"Others can stop you temporarily. You are the only one who can do it permanently."

Zig Ziglar


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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Friday, September 14, 2018

Proverbs 12:22 (NLT)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/14/2018)...


“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Conduct of Life: A Philosophical Reading)


Proverbs 12:22 (NLT) The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.


Proverbs 19:1 (NLT) Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.


Philippians 4:8 (NLT) And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.



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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Psalm 118:24 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/13/2018)...


"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."

Dale Carnegie


Psalms 118:24 (NLT) This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.



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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Matthew 6:1-3 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/12/2018)...


"Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed."

Blaise Pascal


Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. 

Matthew 6:1-3 (NLT)


Colossians 3:17 (NIV) And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.



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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Matthew 5:38-39 (KJV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/11/2018)...


“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom

Rudy Giuliani


Matthew 5:38-39 (KJV) Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 





Monday, September 10, 2018

Isaiah 41:13 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/10/2018)...


"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

James Baldwin


Isaiah 41:13 (NLT) Isaiah 41:13 (NLT) For I hold you by your right hand—I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.


John 16:33 (NLT) I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.





Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Psalm 27:14 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/5/2018)...


“It’s okay to wait. Sometimes it’s okay to wait a little longer for something. Why rush if you don’t have to? Why not enjoy the journey?”

The Minimulist


Psalms 27:14 (NLT) Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.


Psalms 37:5-7 (NLT) Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.



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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Matthew 6::33-34 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (9/4/2018)...


"Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. It's been that way all this year. It's been that way so many times."

Ernest Hemingway


Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.



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