Monday, February 27, 2017

LOVE

Many times the commandment of God to love one another, takes faith on our part. As we try to obey this commandment, we often discover that we need a lot more "work" concerning our attitudes and desires. Does this mean we are failures in our Christian walk? NO! It means that we are growing. Someone who thinks they have "arrived" needs lots of help. The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and often that love of God in us will correct us, so that we can be a better ambassador for Christ. The more we try to follow the commandment of loving one another, the more we find that the rough edges in our life will be smoothed out. May we let God’s love that is in our hearts, smooth us today.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

MERCIFUL KINDNESS

We should praise the Lord for His merciful kindness toward us.


(Psalm 117 KJV)

O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people, for his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

LET US PRAISE GOD

Let us praise and thank God because of His blessings and His mercy.


(Psalm 67:1-4 KJV)

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us. Selah. That thy way may be known upon the earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon the earth. Selah.

Friday, February 24, 2017

CAST YOUR CARE

"Why did this happen to me? Why do I have to try to deal with kind of problem? What am I going to do?" What do we do with those thoughts and questions? We must, with God’s help, cast those questions out of our minds. "Well! You don’t know how bad this problem or situation is! I don’t have the answer. Why did God let this happen to me?" We live in a world in which the devil seems to have the upper hand and causes much confusion, pain, and discouragement. We must NOT get into unforgiveness concerning the issues. Unforgiveness causes a "root of bitterness" to begin to grow in your mind. If you allow bitterness to rule your life, you will be a miserable person. If you want to be happy and healthy, you must let unforgiveness and bitterness go, so that the love of God can cleanse your mind and give you peace in your heart. Let go and let God cleanse you today.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

THOUGHTS

Thoughts! Thoughts!! What am I going to do with these thoughts? I can’t stop thinking about the angry words that were said and the hurt that is inside me. What am I to do? These thoughts are controlling my days and ruining my nights. You must remember that you are not alone in this situation. There are many others that deal with the same thing. So, what am I to do? You must go before God and ask Him for help. You must repent of any part you might have had in causing these words and hurts to come about. Then you must cast your thoughts, your hurts, your anger, your worry, your care upon God because He loves you and cares about you. Most important of all is to LEAVE all of those issues with the Lord. Do not reel them back as if they were fish! Leave your care with God. He cares for you and He will take care of you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

Part of the discipline of our minds, must be to think about what we are thinking about! Did someone call you or text you a "juicy" tidbit of gossip? What did you do with it? Did you think about it and decide to pass it on to someone else with this warning: "now, I’m just telling you. Don’t tell anyone else?" Or, do you consider what you heard and say to yourself: I’m not passing this on to anyone because I don’t know if this is true? Sometimes we hear things that we know are true, but are not helpful to the situation. Those things should not be passed on either. You may be thinking: you are taking all the fun out of life! Many times gossip that has been "passed on to others" has caused great harm in the life of the one being gossiped about. Being a part of the gossip line is something that is NOT approved of by God. Let us "cut our gossip line", so we can let the love of God shine in our lives.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We know that in the Bible we are commanded to love one another. As we live from day to day this is sometimes a problem. God is talking about His kind of love. We are to love others as He loved us. How is that? He loves us and wants the very best for us, but He does not condone sin and bad behavior. Well! He knows how I am!! Yes, He does, but that doesn’t mean you are excused! We must always remember that God gave us guidelines for living in His Word. Those guidelines are not suggestions. They are commandments! We all need to pay attention to what we say and how we act. We need to see if it lines up with God’s expectations of us. If it doesn’t, then with the help of the Holy Spirit we need to make the necessary changes. We want to be examples of Jesus, and tobe able to make a difference in this world each day.