Friday, May 17, 2013

Holy Spirit and Memory

"The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you."  (John 14: 26)

The Holy Spirit also reminds me of the good things that God is doing in my life.  This remembrance keeps me constantly grateful to God.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Only Good

"Keep me safe, O God;
in you I take refuge.
I say to the LORD,
you are my Lord,
you are my only good."  (Psalm 16: 1 - 2)

I have nothing in this world apart from You, O Lord, my God.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Consecrate me in the truth

"Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth."  (John 17: 17)
Lord Jesus, consecrate me in the truth.  Your word is not only true but you are Truth itself.

You have a Mission in life

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) wrote: "God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for nothing. Therefore, I will trust him. Whatever, wherever I am. I cannot be thrown away."

Do you trust in God and in his call and purpose for your life?
(Don Schwager)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Publish the Good News

"It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you." (John 15: 16)

"I will bear witness to you in the world, O Lord.  I will spread the knowledge of your name among my brothers,alleluia!"  ( Psalm 17: 50; 21: 23)

Monday, May 13, 2013

You will receive power from the Holy Spirit

"I have chosen you from the world to go and bear fruit that will last."  (John 15: 16, 19)

"But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you,g and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1: 8)

"I will bear a witness to you in the world, O Lord.  I will spread the knowledge of your name among my brothers, alleluia!"  (Psalm 17: 50; 21: 23)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Trust completely in Jesus

Deuteronomy 31:6,  8

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Psalm 27:1-3

27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.

3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

Isaiah 41:10
10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 46:1-3
God Is Our Fortress
46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Habakkuk 3:17-19
17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,nor fruit be on the vines,the produce of the olive failand the fields yield no food,the flock be cut off from the foldand there be no herd in the stalls,18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;I will take joy in the God of my salvation.19 God, the Lord, is my strength;he makes my feet like the deer's;he makes me tread on my high places.To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

" Let nothing trouble you,
let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing;
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who possesses God lacks nothing:
God alone suffices."  (St Teresa of Avila)

He is trustworthy

"Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy."  (Hebrews 10: 23)

Jesus says to me, "I am the evergreen cypress tree.  Because of me you are faithful."  (Hosea 14: 9)  I say to Jesus, "Thank you my Lord.  I place my complete trust in you.  My hope for salvation is entirely on your goodness and mercy.  I have nothing of my own to rely upon.  Always protect me from the evil one.  I know for sure you are trustworthy."