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June 19, 2019

1 John 3:16 – June 19, 2019

By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Thought:

The love displayed on the Cross is a reminder that aren’t meant to lead comfortable, self-focused lives.  Jesus’ actions show us that love isn’t merely emotion…its sacrifice and self-denial.  We live to love both God and others, and that’s best done with actions that serve.

Love is best displayed in the Cross.

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June 11, 2019

2 Chronicles 26:16 – June 11, 2019

But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction.  For he was unfaithful to the Lord his God.

Thought:

King Uzziah demonstrates the story of success.  At the tender age of 16 Uzziah began to reign Judah.  At the beginning of his reign Uzziah showed every sign of becoming a great leader.  He was doing what was right in the eyes of the Lord, he sought God in the decisions, and God allowed him to prosper.  Until pride got in the way.  He had grown very powerful with success at every corner, he was superior and full of authority.  The focus turned from “look at what God has done”, to “look at all I have done.”  The day pride entered, is the day King Uzziah began to fall.

Success achieved through force may look like strength, but it’s actually weakness.  Don’t let success be your guide, instead follow and seek God and by doing this you will prosper.

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June 10, 2019

Philippians 4:11 – June 10, 2019

Not that I am of being in need.  For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Thought:

The circumstances of Paul’s life in jail were miserable.  Under constant surveillance.  No reason to hope for release.  Yet with shackles dangling from his wrists, he announced, “In whatever situation I am to be content.”  As you look at your blessings, take note of what happens.  Anxiety grabs his bags and slips out the back door.  Worry refuses to share the heart with gratitude.  One heartfelt thank-you will suck the oxygen out of worry’s world.  So say it often.

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June 5, 2019

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – June 5, 2019

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation.  The Lord be with you all.

Thought:

I am so very thankful that Jesus is with me in every situation.  He doesn’t just show up when the road gets rough, or when the storm comes, He is with you in ALL situations.  When life speeds out of control, He is the calm to your heart.  When someone has hurt you, He understands your pain.

When worry or anxiety surround you, He is the peace you can trust.  When panic attacks, He is the deep breath you can take.  His presence is the constant truth you can count on.

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June 4, 2019

Isaiah 40:31 – June 4, 2019

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Thought:

We live in a rush age.  Everyone seems to always be in a hurry.  Imagine what it would look like if we slowed down a bit?  The word “wait” isn’t in our vocabulary anymore.  Waiting is for someone else…but not me!  Are you patient with the Lord?  Are you willing to wait on Him?

Wait on God.  Don’t be in a hurry.  Allow God to speak to you.  There is peace in the waiting.

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May 22, 2019

Titus 2:7 – May 22, 2019

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity and dignity.

Thought:

Here Paul is giving some wisdom to Titus.  During this time there was much opposition in the face of Titus, he was challenged and opposed on every side.  Paul is telling Titus to finish the work assigned to him.  This verse really speaks volumes for whatever you are doing.  Like Titus, we will face opposition.  We will question ourselves; we will doubt our ability at times.  When opposition comes…think of this verse.   Finish Strong!!!

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May 15, 2019

Psalm 71:15 – May 15, 2019

My mouth is filled with your praise, and your glory all the day.

Thought:

His beautiful CREATION.  His LOVE for you.  His FAITHFULNESS for you.  His GRACE.  His MERCY.  His UNWILLINGNESS to give up on you.  His PROVISION.  His PROMISE of never leaving you.

His BLOOD shed for you.  The CROSS.

Confused?  Think of any of these listed and praise God for it.  He deserves it.

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May 13, 2019

1 Timothy 1:18 – May 13, 2019

Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear.  For some have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

Thought:

Following God isn’t optional in either big and small decisions.  Paul warns Timothy, that this fight involves making daily choices that align with faith and a good conscience.  Certainly, we will fail in following Him, which is precisely why we need His grace so badly.  But deliberately acting against what we know, when we are aware of His grace, will only result in being shipwrecked.

The imagery of being shipwrecked captures the spiritual state of aimlessness that results from a misguided conscience.  One that isn’t grounded in faith.

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May 8, 2019

Philippians 3:13-14 – May 8, 2019

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.  But one thing I do:  forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.  I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Thought:

Paul looks forward to being with God in fullness and experiencing the fruits of his labor for the gospel, so he presses “toward the goal.” He emphasizes that we need to forget what “lies behind.” Does forgetting imply that we act as if our failures never occurred? Not necessarily. We should seek forgiveness from others whenever possible. Paul swiftly moves from forgetting to “straining forward to what lies ahead, [he says,] I press on”.  We are called to a new life in Christ, and that should be our focus.

Don’t let past mistakes cripple you from moving forward.

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May 7, 2019

Psalm 71:5 – May 7, 2019

For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord from my youth.

Thought:

Can you confidently say you have the same trust in God that you had when you were younger?  It is different, I understand.  We are more mature today.  We have different schedules, priorities, struggles.  However, trust shouldn’t change.  Hope shouldn’t change.  Age has no boundary to the limitless trust we should have in our Creator.  From the womb…We trust.  Today…We trust.  Declare today that your hope and trust is in God.

Lord, today I place ALL my trust in You.  Not part of it.  ALL of it.  Help me today to see You in my schedule, my to-do list, my struggles.  AMEN

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