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Archive for February, 2015

“Give Thanks To The God In Heaven” – Psalm 136:26

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NASB)
“What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?” — Unknown

Bring Your Burdens To The Lord

“Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NASB)
Peter invites believers to place their total trust in God. We do this in full assurance, because He cares for His children. While our 21st century world is quite different from Peter’s, his words remain true. Whatever the burdens of daily living, we can bring them to the Lord: “Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (Psalm 55:22).


“The most important lesson of friendship is also the most basic: In order to have a friend, you must be a friend.” — Ruth Soukup

Be Faithful To Christ Whatever The Cost

“But if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.” 1 Peter 4:16 (NASB)
For the Christian, hope is not wishful thinking. It is a solid certainty, a confident expectation because of what God has done, is doing, and will do in Christ.
Every year tens of thousands of Christians around the world die as martyrs for their faith. Others suffer ridicule, social rejection, and financial loss because they have chosen to stand for Christ and His principles. Regardless of what kind of suffering we may experience, we must live lives that glorify God. We must refuse to compromise so that we can merely get along. If we compromise our convictions, our greatest persecution may come from our own conscience.

Being Forgiven And Forgiving

“The contrast between our debt to God and the debts others may owe us is immeasurable.
And when God has forgiven us the debt we owe Him, how can we be unforgiving to others who owe us so little in comparison?” — David Augsburger

Who But God Could Make a Day

Gently, thus the day is born
As night gives way to breaking morn,
And once again I’ve met You God,
And worshipped on Your holy sod…
For who could see the
dawn break through
Without a glimpse of heaven and You?
For who but God could make a day
And softly put the night away?
Helen Steiner Rice

Examine Yourself

“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22 (NASB)
If we hear God’s Word without taking action, we fool only ourselves. But when we examine ourselves in light of God’s Word and obey His instructions, God liberates us from all that keeps us from looking more and more like Him each day.

Though Your Sins Are Like Scarlet

Learn to do good.
Seek justice.
Help the oppressed.
Defend the cause of orphans.
Fight for the rights of widows.
“Come now, let’s settle this,”
says the LORD.
Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them white as snow.
Though they are as red as crimson,
I will make them as white as wool.
Isaiah 1:17-18 (NLT)

Citizens Of Another World

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20 (NASB)
True Christians are pilgrims and strangers in a strange land. Not only is our citizenship in heaven, but positionally we are now seated in Christ Jesus in the heavenlies. We are dead, and our lives are hid with Christ in God. We belong to the Church of which Jesus is the head and foundation. We have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s Son. We are, truly, citizens of another world.

God Is Forever Faithful

“The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 (NASB)
Whatever battles we may be facing in life we know that God loves us much more than we can ever imagine, and He is always faithful to come to our assistance.
“God is faithful, through whom we were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NASB)

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