Straining forward

From Facebook Friend Gulfam Shahrukh (Pakistan)

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

Philippians3_13-14Dear Father in heaven, living source of all that is eternal in us, we come to you and plead with you to strengthen the gifts you have given us. Grant us the light of life in which we can walk in spite of the many burdens and uncertainties of our earthly life. Protect us from deception and disappointment. Strengthen our hope for your steadfast, firm, and eternal rule in us, in many others, and finally in all people.

Bible Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day

Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?

Hebrews 13:5 – 6 AMP

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Good morning from #Guam

Good Morning

Psalm 143:8 (ESV) Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 90:14 (ESV) Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

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Good Night from #Guam

Good Night

May your sleep be undisturbed as you rest in the arms of the One who made you.

Psalm 4:8 (ESV) In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 3:5 (ESV)  I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.

Shalom

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Bedtime Prayer to Stop an Anxious Heart

Dear Lord, please help me trust You and empower me through Your Spirit to stop my emotions from bossing me around. I want to quit worrying about what might happen and focus on what has already happened by remembering and praising You for Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Renee Swoop

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I like to keep my reading varied, but I focus a lot on Bible topics. So Prayer of Jabez, The Message and the Messenger are high on my list

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Daily Service: Step up

Daily Service: Step Up

What do these verses have in common? Action verbs. The New Testament is full of action. Doing, not just watching, Believing, not just seeing. Yes I am talking to all of us pew sitters here.

Matthew 16:24-26 (ESV) Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

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Take up your cross

Philippians 2:12-13 (ESV) Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Galatians 5:24-26 (ESV) And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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Daily Bible Reading 8 February 2019

Bible Reading Enhances Any Day (BREAD)
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2/8/19 Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 27-28, Mark 6
 
Exodus 27:20-21 (ESV) “You shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may regularly be set up to burn. In the tent of meeting, outside the veil that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever to be observed throughout their generations by the people of Israel.
Oil in my lamp
 
Mark 6:1-6 (NKJV) Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” And they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.

Give Me Oil in My Lamp

Cedarmont Kids

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning
Keep me burning till the break of day

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the Servant King
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna, let us sing

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising
Give me joy in my heart, I pray
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising
Keep me praising till the break of day

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the Servant King
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna, let us sing

3. Give me peace in my heart, keep me loving
Give me peace in my heart, I pray
Give me peace in my heart, keep me loving
Keep me loving till the break of day

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the Servant King
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna, let us sing

Give me love in my heart, keep me serving
Give me love in my heart, I pray
Give me love in my heart, keep me serving
Keep me serving till the break of day

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the Servant King
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna, let us sing

Written by: A. SEVISON, C. BARNY ROBERTSON

Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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100 Verses #52 Proverbs 15:1

100 Verses

52. Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. —Proverbs 15:1

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The book of Proverbs is packed with verses about our tempers and our tongues. If you need some help with anger management or mouth control, read through Proverbs with a red pencil, circle every verse you find on these topics, then type them on your computer or write them on a page in your notebook. Read over your list, find the best verse for you, and memorize it. After you have memorized it, learn the second best verse for you; and so on until the power of God’s Word melts away the hardened habits of tongue and temper.

You might want to start with Proverbs 15:1. This verse applies particularly to the tone of our voices. It talks about a gentle answer or a harsh word. The adjectives gentle and harsh have more to do with the way we speak than what we actually say. Many times we speak the right words with the wrong attitude, making a good situation bad or a bad situation worse. Other verses in Proverbs govern the contents of what we say, but Proverbs 15:1 is devoted to the intonation, inflection, volume, pitch, and timbre of our voices. It includes the expression on our face and the body language behind our words.

Want to be wise, mature, less stressed, and less stressful to others? Become a Proverbs 15:1 person.

Professor Robert Webber relays a childhood memory of living near a cantankerous farmer. One day Robert strayed over the property line and picked a bucket of blackberries on the neighbor’s land. The man burst out the front door, waving his fists and shouting threats. Robert ran home and told his dad what had happened, and the two marched over to the neighbor’s house. Robert thought his dad would tell the old farmer a thing or two. But when the man came to the door, Mr. Webber said, “Mr. Farmer, I’m sorry my son was on your property. Here, I want you to have these blackberries.”

The man was disarmed. “Hey,” he said, “I’m sorry I yelled at the boy…. I don’t even like blackberries. You keep them. And you can pick all the berries you want.”

Walking back home, Mr. Webber looked down at his son and said, “The Scripture says, ‘A soft answer turns away wrath.’ Remember that, Robert.”

Years later Robert Webber wrote, “I’ve not always lived up to that Scripture, or to the example of my father, but I’ve never forgotten those words or my dad’s action that gave those words meaning.”

Grievous words stir up anger as certainly as an effect follows its cause…. For the moment they seem to be smart and spirited, betraying a dignified temper and a haughty courage, but in reality, they are nothing more than proofs of littleness, spitefulness, chagrin, or other emotion lying on the same degraded line. —Joseph Parker

100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart.

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Today’s Theme Song: Again I say Rejoice

Israel & New Breed – Again I Say Rejoice Lyrics

Artist: Israel & New Breed

Album: Decade

RejoiceintheLordAlways

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say
Again I say Rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say
Again I say Rejoice

Come bless the Lord
Come bless the Lord
Draw near to worship Christ, the Lord
And bless His name
His holy name, declaring He is good

Oh, that men would praise Him
Oh, that men would praise Him

Rejoice in the Lord always and again
I say again, I say Rejoice

Come bless the Lord
Come bless the Lord
Draw near to worship Christ the Lord
And bless His name
His holy name, declaring He is good

Oh, that men would praise Him
Oh, that men would praise Him

Rejoice in the Lord always and again
I say again, I say rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always and again
I say again, I say rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always and again
I say again, I say rejoice

Oh, that men would praise His name
Would praise his name, till the ends of the earth
Oh, that men would praise His name
Would praise his name, till the ends of the earth

Oh that men would praise His name
Would praise His name
Till the ends of the earth
Oh that men would praise His name

And again I say, again I say
Oh, that men would praise His name
Would praise his name, till the ends of the earth
Oh, that men would praise His name
Would praise his name, till the ends of the earth

Oh, that men would praise His name
Would praise his name till the ends of the earth
Oh, that men would praise His name
Would praise his name till the ends of the earth

And again I say, again I say
And again I say, again I say
And again I say, again I say

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say
Again I say rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say
Again I say rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say
Again I say rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say
Again I say rejoice

Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice

 

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I will Rejoice

From Gulfam Shahrukh (Pakistan)
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. Psalm 31:7

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Dear Father in heaven, we come before your presence with thanksgiving and rejoice that you are with us on earth. Even though we have many struggles and temptations and even though problems crowd in upon us, we know that we are in your hands and that everything must go according to your will. Hold us securely in your hand. Help us to bear all that we find hard, for we know you are in control and you lead everything to a good end. The darker and more difficult it may seem, the more clearly your hand will reveal the victory in those whose lives are founded in eternity, whose lives cannot end in sorrow but will end in your glory.

DON MOEN

I Will Rejoice Lyrics

I will rejoice
I’m gonna lift my voice
And worship you.
And glorify your name
Among the nations
I will rejoice
In everything I will give thanks
To you, for you have been
My help and my salvation

Every step I take
I feel your love around me
I cannot escape your grace
I cannot explain the
Blessings that surround me
I can only sing your praise

I have made a choice
To offer up thanksgiving
Lifting up your holy name
I will lift my voice
And come before you singing
With this sacrifice of praise.

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