Sunday, June 16, 2019

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER




But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.  Matthew 6:6

Help me find the secret place Where I may pray to You,And surely find your blessings which I know will not be few.(RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Saturday, June 15, 2019

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH WHAT GOD IS DOING?


Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6

God began a good work in believers, when he saved them from their sins,
And the end of the story gets sweeter; everyone in this group truly wins.
Every day with Jesus life get brighter, as we walk faithfully in His way.
Jesus will come some day, and take us to His home where we’ll stay. (RP)

UPDATE: The Friday Bible class ended yesterday. My class blessed me with a beautifully worded card and signed by the members with personal encouraging notes. And they gave a huge gift of money, which is so gracious of them. I love this class and through them I am blessed.
THANKS FOR PRAYING

Friday, June 14, 2019

THINKING TWICE BEFORE WE ACT


Php 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

Oft times we think God's word is hard, and we tend to gripe and complain,
But the truth of the matter is that God knows us, and here He will explain.
He knows our selfish nature, and how we compare others to ourselves.
So He gets to the root of the matter in this verse; yes, into my life He delves. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Thursday, June 13, 2019

EAR & MOUTH CHECK-UP


"So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God."
 James 1:19-20

This verse comes quickly home, because it hits us where we hurt.
The case is right here before us, so let's not the truth pervert.
Listen more and talk much less, and your anger God will control.
His righteousness will then be displayed; a good thing for the soul. (RP)


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

HOW GREAT THOU ART!


John 1:3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Take a look at God's handiwork, then glance into a mirror, please.
We are in wonder at all He made; everything to His will agrees.
God's sovereign will has a plan for us, centered in His great love.
And oh how spectacular this is for us; each thing fits like a glove. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

HOW IS YOUR FAITH?


"And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."   Luke 17:5-6

We pray about many things each day. Our faith seems so very small.
Increase my faith is the cry of my heart. God promises and hears my call.
Our prayer life matures as we obey His word, and the answers come our way.
So cheer up Christian, let's receive God's best, as we read His word, and pray. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Monday, June 10, 2019

WHAT GIVES YOU JOY?


Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.Psalm 119:111

God's Word is our foundation, on it we firmly stand,
Our heritage secure, and the guidance of His hand.
His joy is ours forever, given us by His great love,
And all this comes so freely from our Father up above.  (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Sunday, June 9, 2019

WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT CHURCH ATTENDANCE


Heb 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

God's word is so plain in this biblical truth: believers should be together in church.
Sunday, let's be in the church of our choice; don't disobey, and be left in a lurch.
Jesus is coming, so we must be aware, that some don't attend church anymore.
I pray God will change hearts, and a prompt return to church they will restore.
(RP)
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Saturday, June 8, 2019

THE TEST OF WHERE YOU ARE WALKING


Ga 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh

Believers in Jesus have a choice exactly how they are going to walk.
Here He commands to walk in the Spirit; at this no one should balk.
When the Spirit controls your life, your freedom in Christ is real.
The lust of the flesh is controlled by Him, and His victory you feel. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING



This rose bush we bought the day our daughter Joy died.
It is lovingly referred to as "Joybells" (my name for her).
Here is also this year's first rose from the bush.

Friday, June 7, 2019

HOW IS YOUR RESISTANCE?


James 4:7  Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

The devil is seeking all the time, wanting so much to devour us.
God is here to rescue, and He'll make our story a beautiful plus.
Resist the devil with God's mighty help, then you'll have relief.
The devil will flee and you'll be free, because of your belief. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Thursday, June 6, 2019

DON'T FORGET TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR


Matthew 7:3  And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

When you look in a mirror you see yourself; that's what this verse is about.
It so easy to find fault with our fellow-men, and complain and gripe or pout.
Jesus wants us to examine our lives, and consider what's wrong with us first.
Then clean up our act and live for Him, and each day for righteousness thirst. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

KNOWING GOD'S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE


Eph 5:17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.


God tells us not to be unwise about His will for us.
This means it CAN be done, and that without a fuss.
Understand His will, by reading God's Word today.
Then you'll have the joy of obeying Him all the way.
(RP)

        THANKS FOR PRAYING

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

THE OLD AND THE NEW. WHICH ARE YOU?


Therefore , if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.II Corinthians 5:17

To be IN CHRIST-what a wonderful place to be.
Salvation in Him is the best, most of us agree.
When you come to Christ, old things pass away,
And now in Him you begin a brand new day.
Your life becomes new when you come to Him,
And forever you'll sing the redemption hymn. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Monday, June 3, 2019

FOR ALL WHO PREACH, TEACH, AND WITNESS


2Tim. 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching.

We pray you'll give out the Word of God, no matter what the cost,
And let the gospel speak this day to souls that are dying and lost.
May they receive the message of hope, and live for Jesus today,
And be convinced this is the way to victory, all along the way. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Sunday, June 2, 2019

PRACTICAL HELP FROM JESUS


And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
Lu 6:31

We yearn to be treated so well by all men,We expect it and go our way.
But Jesus remind us again and again, to receive, we give back, and not sway.  (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A PRAYER-POEM FOR TODAY


Psalm 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name's sake, Lead me and guide me.

In a world of shaky foundations, we are glad for a safe and secure place,
This place is in Jesus our Lord and we have it because of His grace.
A rock and a fortress strong, is our Lord for His children each day,
When things around us are crumbling, we know with Him all is okay.
Our prayer today and always is: Lord lead me and guide me your way,
And may I ever be careful, to rightfully keep You in my life on display. (RP)

Friday, May 31, 2019

GIVE GOD A CHANCE


Luke 18:27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Have you come to the end of your rope, and don't know what to do?
Are their problems too difficult to handle alone, and you are in a stew?
Maybe you need Jesus to be your Savior, or there is something more.
God takes the impossible and makes it possible; your life He will restore. (RP)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

DO YOU WANT TO DO GOD'S WILL/


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)

It's easy to get lazy in these three things; let's make a change today.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,and give thanks along the way.
This is God's will for you, my friend, so begin by obeying right now.
And when you do things God's way, all that is left is to say wow! (RP)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

ARE YOU HIDING SOMETHING?


"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5:14-16



Christians are the light of the world, whose life shines for Jesus each day.
Like a city on a hill we cannot hide; and if we do then we disobey..
Keeping others from seeing the light is something God strongly forbids.
If we are not doing this we are in danger, and definitely are on the skids.
Fellow-believers, let your light shine so the lost will see Jesus in you.
Then they will turn to our Savior, and a new life in Jesus pursue.  (RP)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

"ALL THINGS" MEANS "ALL THINGS"


Rom. 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Each day on this earthly pilgrimage, we wonder about many things,
How God allows things to happen, and a sense of wonder it brings.
But we know our Father ordains them all, according to His will.
He often tells us, "Just know I am God, my child; please be still."
And some day in our heavenly home perhaps He will review our past.
We will see clearly that our Savior's loving care can never be surpassed. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Monday, May 27, 2019

A WORD FOR CHRISTIANS


For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord I Thess. 4: 16-17

A WORD FOR CHRISTIANS

Dear Christian, you know,one of these days our earthly journey will end,
Jesus' glorious coming will be real, and eternity with Him we will spend .
Jesus showed us our sin, and we confessed them, and he saved our soul.
And on our quick trip to heaven He will transform us and make us whole.
Be busy for Jesus, and tell the lost how they can choose heaven's best.
And be rewarded because you tell them, how in their future to invest.  (RP)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

A LESSON FROM JEREMIAH


Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


Jeremiah wrote this years ago, to exiles who were far away,
Even now his words ring true for some who may be in dismay.
If you belong to Him right now, be sure He has plans for you.
Get back into fellowship with Jesus, and see what He will do.
His future for you is bright, and filled with blessings and hope,
Learn to abide in Christ; then with all other things you can cope.  (RP)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

GOD'S HANDIWORK IN NATURE


The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.  Psalm 19:1


Everywhere in the heavens God's glory shines through, the work of our Father's hand,
Each thing in its place as designed by Him and functions just as He planned.
One cannot look at God's handiwork and deny that He did it all,
And we stand amazed in His universe, and see His works large and small.  (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Friday, May 24, 2019

YOU NEED HIS HELP


Mt 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.



We often get weary as we travel life's road; we need help along the way.
Jesus sweetly whispers through His word, "Come dear child, I'll help today."
Something is overwhelming, or sin is gripping you; Jesus wants to help you.
Please do not waste any more time; He calls, because your time is overdue. (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING


Thursday, May 23, 2019

MORE THAN FINANCIAL NEED


Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

MORE THAN FINANCIAL NEED

We humans think about money whenever we hear the word "need."
But I will tell you something that is better than this, guaranteed.
God is interested in YOU, and Paul was inspired with this verse.
Listen to what it says, and you'll know it means more than a purse.
Your needs are many, and complex, but God is interested in them all.
Talk to Him about them; pray and do it now, and please do not stall.  (RP)

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SORROW DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE


2 Corinthians 7:10  For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.


You may think it a trivial thing, this matter of sorrow.
But if not handled correctly, you'll find out tomorrow.
Sorrow for sinning against God leads to repentance,
Confess to God your sin; then there is no sentence.
Worldly sorrow produces death; please don't go there.
Give your life to Jesus now, just talk to Him in prayer.  (RP)

Monday, May 20, 2019

IS THIS YOUR HOPE?


Revelation 21:4
 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Oh the joy of looking upward to our home beyond the skies,
When we see our Savior, Master, and look into His eyes.
God's handkerchief will be busy, on that blessed future day,
When with love and great compassion he will wipe our tears away.
Graveyard markers will be history cause all death has had its end,
No more pain or sorrow will touch us and eternity with Him we'll spend. (RP)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

WHERE WISDOM BEGINS


Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Some people are really smart, but about others maybe it’s not very sure,
God's test of wisdom always outweighs ours, His score is right and pure.
Do you think it strange that wisdom starts with God, and the fear of Him?
It is not strange because this He planned long ago; it was not just a whim.
So when you decide to do things God's way, you have to ask Him for it.
And when you do,God always answers with just exactly what is fit. (RP)

Friday, May 17, 2019

WHO REALLY IS IN CHARGE?



A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Men plan and conniver each step that they take, hoping to find their way,
But the truth of the matter is this, dear friend, God leads us day by day.
When we think we have it all figured out, and things will be okay,
God changes our path to another route and now His plan is in display.
Thank Him daily for the way He leads because we know it is right,
And to walk in His will is satisfying indeed and the future is always bright. (RP)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

OUR HEART'S DESIRE


Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
(Psalms 37:4)


What a marvelous recourse we have in the Lord, His love is so special to us.
We cannot contain all the blessings He gives; for the believer it is such a great plus.
We delight in the Lord as He tells us to do, giving  us more than we ever deserve.
And this gives us such pleasure to keep close to the Lord, and earnestly try to serve. (RP)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM GOD


"And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews 4:13)

We humans think we are alone, and no one knows us well,
We are sadly wrong, and if you permit me, the story I will tell.
Each one of us whether we like it or not, will have to talk to God.
And we will give an account to Him, of all we did: good or odd.
Judgment day is coming, and for sure God will be your judge
You'll talk to Him about your life; you will never be able to fudge.
Ask Him now to forgive your sins, and trust Him every single day.
He'll change you, clean your heart, and a new life you will display.(RP)

Friday, May 10, 2019

THE GREATEST WAY TO LIVE


Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."


What a wonderful plan God made for us, when Jesus died for us on the cross,
He arose from the tomb offering life eternal; those who accept will not suffer loss.
Receive Him as savior for the forgiveness of sin; He then lives in you, and you in Him.
Each day is a life of faith in His son; and His joy and peace fill your live to the brim. (RP)

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