Be Persuaded

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Matthew 6: 19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  ~Matthew 6:19-21 … [Read more...]

Think On These Things

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable,whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 … [Read more...]

Is God Pleased?

Genesis 6:1-8 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. The scripture that stuck out most to me after reading this was verse 6. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Today

Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Colossians 3:14 … [Read more...]

Caring: Week 1 Day 2

August 2013: Week 1 Day 2 Care: What does it mean? Yesterday we read Psalm 1. We focused on verse 3 where we are told that God is our caretaker. Did you examine your life? Were you able to see the ways that God has been there for you and provided the right environment for your growth? If you weren’t able to see that, have you decided that you would become the person that is described in Psalms 1? Today we are going to take a look at the word care and what it means. For this, I went to the dictionary and you can do the same. With words like this there are two different definitions. There is the word care that we have determined we will give to God. It is a noun. Let’s remember what a noun is. It is a person place or thing. Why is this important, you may ask… Well, when we are trying to understand concepts and the precepts in the word of God, we have to know what words mean. If we can come to an intellectual understanding of the words that are being used, the true meaning of the concepts and be translated into our hearts. Ok…back to the word care. The word care that is a noun is the something that we give to God. That person, place, or thing is defined in … [Read more...]

Caring: Week 1 Day 1

August 2013: Week 1, Day 1 August is the month of caring. With this, remember that the Lord cares for you. Our bible reading for today is Psalm 1 Blessed is the man
 Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
 Nor stands in the path of sinners,
 Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
 And in His law he meditates day and night.
 He shall be like a tree
 Planted by the rivers of water,
 That brings forth its fruit in its season,
 Whose leaf also shall not wither;
 And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so,
 But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
 Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
 But the way of the ungodly shall perish When reading this passage of scripture, we can see that the person that follows the will of God, prays, trusts, and delights in Him will be blessed. I don’t know about you, I am that person. I look for my needs to be met. His ways are my delight. This world can make it hard, so when I lose focus, I rely on the Lord to bring me back to the place … [Read more...]