Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Where did April go?

My Word for 2014 – DO!

I usually write my monthly wrap up post a few days in advance. But this month slipped away. 

It's been a strong spiritual month. I went places with the Lord that were hard to swallow. I asked for more and I received more.  But those gifts brought more revelation. 

Frankly, it hurt...because I continue learning lessons I thought I knew.

I celebrated His deep commitment to humanity, which resulted in His crucifixion. I felt His deep love. I don't want my Easter love to end.

One thing for sure, each day I must hang on to Him for nourishment on all levels. I learned that I have much to learn. 

He is powerful. 

He is sovereign. 

It was a month of deep theological shift in my belief. That started earlier this year and it continues. 

It was a month of deep ministry to patients and others. It was a strong social media ministry month. It was a strong month caring for those I love. But I can always do much more. 

The do word keeps me strong. The decluttering project is in full swing. The Salvation Army benefitted from my closet. 

I continue reading and I also enjoyed a good movie this month, God's Not Dead, which I recommend. I rarely watch movies or TV, so I enjoyed this movie!

My struggles continue. We all fight battles and I'm no different. It was a tough month for battles! 

I thank The Lord for His unlimited patience with me. 

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a statement that can be trusted and deserves complete acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the foremost sinner. 

May promises to be critical on several fronts. 

But I choose to trust God. I choose joy.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This Holy Season is the foundation of our Christian faith - 1 Corinthians 15:19-23

Holy Saturday

WHAT CHRIST DID IS MAGNIFICENT - 1 Corinthians 15:19-23


1 Corinthians 15:19 If our hope in Christ is for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone else in the world.

20 But Christ has truly been raised from the dead—the first one and proof that those who sleep in death will also be raised. 

21 Death has come because of what one man did, but the rising from death also comes because of one man. 

22 In Adam all of us die. In the same way, in Christ all of us will be made alive again. 

23 But everyone will be raised to life in the right order. Christ was first to be raised. When Christ comes again, those who belong to him will be raised to life, ... 


Thank You for giving us hope and life. 

Wow, GOD. 

When this season is but a distant memory, I never want to forget Your great sacrifice.  

Thank You doesn't seem sufficient...


Thank You for Christ. 
Thank You for Easter.
Thank You for your word.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I failed again - Proverbs 16:2


Proverbs 16:2 The Voice
Even when you think you have good intentions,
    He knows your real motives.

I’m writing to remember that I still have a hard time humbling myself.

I fail to love as the Lord loves me.
I know what’s required of me. But I failed.
I have no excuses. I have fallen short…again.
So the next time I think I know. I don’t.
But knowing what I know this day, I will go in His power.
I will accept His grace, and
I will try to love as He loves…again.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

March ahead with confidence in God’s word. - Scriptures for my daughter


I believe in celebrating birthdays and feasting with family and friends. I also think the best thing any parent can do is pray for and encourage their children daily. During March I posted Scriptures each day honoring my daughter’s birthday.  My sole purpose in doing this is to remind her that our every need is answered by God and we see evidence of it in His word, the Bible.  Proverbs 22:6.

Thanks to the ministry of Bible Gateway for providing online Scripture.

 

Jude 1:2

The Voice (VOICE)
Kindness, peace, love—may they never stop blooming in you and from you.


Numbers 6:24-26

Living Bible (TLB)
24-26 ‘May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.’


Psalm 139:17-18

Living Bible (TLB)
17-18 How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me.[a] And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!


Exodus 14:14

Living Bible (TLB)
14 The Lord will fight for you, and you won’t need to lift a finger!”


Matthew 28:20

Living Bible (TLB)
20 and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this—that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”[a]

 

Zephaniah 3:17

New King James Version (NKJV)
17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

 

John 20:29b

The Voice (VOICE)
Jesus: 29  Blessed are all those who never see Me and yet they still believe.


Psalm 32:8

Living Bible (TLB)
I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress.


1 Corinthians 15:58

The Voice (VOICE)
58 My dear brothers and sisters, stay firmly planted—be unshakable—do many good works in the name of God, and know that all your labor is not for nothing when it is for God.


Romans 8:28

The Voice (VOICE)
28 We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His 


Deuteronomy 7:9

The Voice (VOICE)
I want you to know that the Eternal your God is the only true God. He’s the faithful God who keeps His covenants and shows loyal love for a thousand generations to those who in return love Him and keep His commands.


Psalm 23:5b

The Voice (VOICE)
You care for all my needs, anointing my head with soothing, fragrant oil,
    filling my cup again and again with Your grace.

 

Isaiah 40:8

Living Bible (TLB)
The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God shall stand forever.”


Psalm 56:11a

Living Bible (TLB)
10-11 I am trusting God—oh, praise his promises!


Hosea 14:8

New Century Version (NCV)
Israel, have nothing to do with idols.
    I, the Lord, am the one who answers your prayers and watches over you.
I am like a green pine tree;
    your blessings come from me.”

 

Psalm 16:11

The Voice (VOICE)
11 Instead, You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life.
    As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending,
    and I know true joy and contentment.

 

Deuteronomy 33:27

New Century Version (NCV)
27 The everlasting God is your place of safety,
    and his arms will hold you up forever.

 

Psalm 91:2

Living Bible (TLB)
This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him.


Matthew 5:48

The Voice (VOICE)
48 But you are called to something higher: “Be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.”


Isaiah 30:15

The Voice (VOICE)
15 Listen! The Lord, the Eternal, the Holy One of Israel says,
Eternal One: In returning and rest, you will be saved.
        In quietness and trust you will find strength.
God invites His people to lean only on Him. If they will just stop their busyness and self-reliance, God will be able to take care of them.

 

Psalm 89:2

New International Version (NIV)
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

 

1 Corinthians 15:58

New Century Version (NCV)
58 So my dear brothers and sisters, stand strong. Do not let anything move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is never wasted.


Joshua 1:9

Living Bible (TLB)
Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”


Luke 1:37

The Voice (VOICE)
37 So the impossible is possible with God.


1 John 2:25

The Voice (VOICE)
25 This is what He promised us: eternal life.


Isaiah 46:4

Living Bible (TLB)
I will be your God through all your lifetime, yes, even when your hair is white with age. I made you and I will care for you. I will carry you along and be your Savior.


Psalm 56:8a

The Voice (VOICE)
You have taken note of my journey through life,
    caught each of my tears in Your bottle.

Proverbs 3:5-6

New Living Translation (NLT)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.

1 Peter 1:13

The Voice (VOICE)
13 So get yourselves ready, prepare your minds to act, control yourselves, and look forward in hope as you focus on the grace that comes when Jesus the Anointed returns and is completely revealed to you.


Psalm 37:4

New International Version (NIV)
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The Voice (VOICE)
16 Celebrate always, 17 pray constantly, and 18 give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. (This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.)