February 28, 2013

Circumcise Your Hearts

Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. ~Deuteronomy 10:16 NIV

I will fear no evil

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. ~Psalm 23:4 NIV

February 27, 2013

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. ~Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NIV

There Is No Other

Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. ~Deuteronomy 4:39 NIV

His Way Is Perfect

As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord ’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. ~Psalm 18:30 NIV

February 26, 2013

Hear and Believe

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. ~John 5:24 NIV

February 25, 2013

In the Light of Life

I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you.  For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. ~Psalm 56:12-13 NIV

Jesus is the Bread of Life

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. ~John 6:35 NIV

February 24, 2013

I Trust In You

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.  But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you. ~Psalm 55:22-23 NIV

Wonderful Things

O LORD , you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. ~Isaiah 25:1 ESV

February 23, 2013

Him who had no sin

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. ~2 Corinthians 5:21

February 22, 2013

Wherever You Go

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~Joshua 1:9

February 21, 2013

God's Unfailing Love

But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.  For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good. ~Psalm 52:8-9

Building Others Up

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~Ephesians 4:29

February 20, 2013

Defend, Uphold, Rescue, Deliver

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. ~Psalm 82:3-4

February 19, 2013

God Keeps His Promises

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? ~Numbers 23:19

Jesus Answered

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~John 14:6

February 18, 2013

The Light of the World

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~John 8:12

February 17, 2013

Revere Christ as Lord

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, ~1 Peter 3:15

February 16, 2013

Great and Unsearchable Things

“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ ~Jeremiah 33:2-3

February 15, 2013

Be Still and Know

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” ~Psalm 46:10

Husbands Love Your Wives

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, ~Ephesians 5:25-26

February 13, 2013

The Remnant of His Inheritance

Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. ~Micah 7:18

February 12, 2013

Deny Yourself

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. ~Mark 8:34

February 11, 2013

Plans

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. ~Proverbs 16:3

February 10, 2013

Regard for the Weak

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.  The Lord protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.  The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. ~Psalm 41:1-3

Diligence to the very end

We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. ~Hebrews 6:11-12

February 9, 2013

The LORD Is Great!

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!” ~Psalm 40:16

A Companion of Fools

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. ~Proverbs 13:20

February 8, 2013

Everyone is but a breath

“Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. ~Psalm 39:4-5

I will put a muzzle on my mouth

I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.”  So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased; my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: ~Psalm 39:1-3

Rejoice and Mourn

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. ~Romans 12:15

February 7, 2013

The Kingdom of God

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. ~1 Corinthians 4:20

February 6, 2013

Vindication

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. ~Psalm 37:5-6

The Law and the Prophets

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

February 5, 2013

The Sinfulness of the Wicked

I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.  In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin.  The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.  Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong. ~Psalm 36:1-4

Children of God through faith

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~Galatians 3:26-28

February 4, 2013

We Deceive Ourselves

"If we say that we have no fault, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." ~1st John 

Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. ~Matthew 5:9

February 3, 2013

Brokenhearted

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~Psalm 34:18

Seek His Face Always

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, ~1 Chronicles 16:11-12

February 2, 2013

Blessed Is the Nation

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. ~Psalm 33:12

If You Believe

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” ~John 11:40

February 1, 2013

The woes of the wicked

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD'S unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him. ~Psalm 32:10

Conflict

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. ~Galatians 5:16-17