Saturday, June 20, 2015

You can trust God

Do not worry about anything

"Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?"
(Matthew 6:27 NLT)

"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God's  giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met."
(Matthew 6:30 -  33 MSG)

Friday, June 19, 2015

What do you treasure most?

"Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars.

Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being."
(Matthew 6:19 MSG)

“If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’  if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained.... "
(Job 31:24-25 NIV)

“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”
(Luke 12: 21)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Father knows exactly what we need

The Father knows exactly what we need

"Give us today the food we need. "
(Matthew 6:11 NLT)

"Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: "It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God's mouth."  (Matthew 4: 4 MSG)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

God loves a cheerful giver

"Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others."  (2 Corinthians 9:6-8 NLT)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Behave as the Father

"You're familiar with the old written law, 'Love your friend,' and its unwritten companion, 'Hate your enemy.' I'm challenging that. I'm telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst.

When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty."  (Matthew 5:43 -  45 MSG)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Five More Talents

Don't receive God’s grace in vain

"As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain."
(2 Corinthians 6:1 NIV)

"For he says,  “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”  I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation."
(2 Corinthians or 6:2 NLT)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Small Beginnings

Do not neglect the small Beginnings

"And Jesus said, With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it?   It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth;

Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade."   (Mark 4:30-32 AMP)