March 31, 2014

Having Stood the Test

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12 NIV

March 29, 2014

But what happens when we live God's way?

But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good—crucified.

Galatians 5:22-23 MSG

But the Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

March 28, 2014

Hope In the Lord

but those who hope in the Lord  will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 NIV

March 25, 2014

In the House of My God

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Psalm 84:10 NIV

March 23, 2014

As the LORD has said

And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.

Joel 2:32 NIV

Stand Firm Against the Devil

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

March 22, 2014

Here I Am!

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Revelation 3:20 NIV

March 21, 2014

Be Humble and Loving

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

Galatians 5:13 NIV

March 19, 2014

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

For I am yours and you are mine.

My Father Loves Me

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

John 14:23 NIV

March 18, 2014

Overflow With Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 NIV

March 17, 2014

Please Pray for Pastor Saeed

What has happened to Pastor Saeed is not right. He is being persecuted for his faith in Christ Jesus our Lord. Please pray for Pastor Saeed and his family that they may have peace through this hardship and strength to endure. Pray for the people who are keeping him captive that they would come to know Jesus.

Hat Tip: Pastor Saeed in a Hospital in Iran, Chained to a Bed, Denied Treatment

Put It Into Practice

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9 NIV

March 16, 2014

By Their Good Life (Fruit)

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

James 3:13 NIV

March 15, 2014

You Deceitful Tongue!

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor. You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.  You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!

Psalm 52:1-4 NIV

Level Ground

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Psalm 143:10 NIV

March 14, 2014

He Hears Us

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 John 5:14-15 NIV

March 9, 2014

Peace and Truth

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.

~Martin Luther

Is Manipulation a Sin?

Is manipulation a sin? Yes, manipulation IS a sin. Allowing people to control and manipulate you in a relationship is also a sin because it is a form of idolatry. If someone is trying to manipulate and control you tell them to get out of your face.

It's also stealing. Stealing someone's trust to benefit in some way.

His Love Endures Forever

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100:4-5 NIV

March 7, 2014

Two Kinds of Wisdom

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.   But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:13-18

Turn from Evil

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 34:14

March 4, 2014


for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13

March 2, 2014

What does the bible say?

But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:8-13 NIV

March 1, 2014

Lose My Soul

I don't want to gain
the whole world,
and lose my soul

Religious Freedom In America

You say you want tolerance and despise hate, but if I don't agree with everything you say, you call it intolerance and hate. Explain to me again just how that works.

A photographer doesn’t have to photograph a same-sex ceremony if the ceremony violates the photographer’s religious beliefs. If same-sex couples want to hire a wedding photographer then they need to work on finding one that will agree to take on the job.

The government can’t force a photographer to accept jobs they don’t want to do. Photographers don’t have to take pictures of your same-sex ceremony if they choose not to. Photographers can turn you away at any time for any reason. If you don’t like that then find a different photographer.

Can you imagine being fined $7,000 because you don’t want to take pictures of a same-sex ceremony? Where is the tolerance for the photographer who has the right to run his business as he sees fit?

Is it now the Government’s job to dictate to every single photographer in the nation the type of ceremonies they will or won’t do? Do all photographers take wedding photographs? If they don’t, can the Government compel them to?

What about bakeries? Is the Government going to tell bakeries all over the country that they must bake cakes for same-sex ceremonies even if it goes against their religious beliefs? What about bakeries that don’t bake wedding cakes?

How far will Government go towards running our lives? Can you imagine having to pay a fine because you stood firm on your religious convictions?

Why are gay people seeking out Christian business owners? Out of all the bakeries listed in the yellow pages they couldn’t think to place a few phone calls to find a business that would be able to work with them?

Reblogged on Domestic Divapalooza