Ephesians 3 20-21 07-06-2020


July 06,2020

Proverbs 19:20-21 AMP
[20] Listen to counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, That you may be wise in the time to come.
[21] Many plans are in a man’s mind, But it is the LORD’S purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).
• If God always MET our expectations, He would not have the opportunity to EXCEED them.


John 13 34-35 07-05-2020


July 05,2020

Psalm 62:1-12 AMP
[1] For God alone my soul waits in silence; From Him comes my salvation.
[2] He alone is my rock and my salvation, My defense and my strong tower; I will not be shaken or disheartened.
[3] How long will you attack a man So that you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
[4] They consult only to throw him down from his high position [to dishonor him]; They delight in lies. They bless with [the words of] their mouths, But inwardly they curse. Selah.
[5] For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, For my hope is from Him.
[6] He only is my rock and my salvation; My fortress and my defense, I will not be shaken or discouraged.
[7] On God my salvation and my glory rest; He is my rock of [unyielding] strength, my refuge is in God.
[8] Trust [confidently] in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us. Selah.
[9] Men of low degree are only a breath (emptiness), and men of [high] rank are a lie (delusion). In the balances they go up [because they have no measurable weight or value]; They are together lighter than a breath.
[10] Do not trust in oppression, And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
[11] God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.
[12] Also to You, O Lord, belong lovingkindness and compassion, For You compensate every man according to [the value of] his work.

Ephesians 4:29-32 AMP
[29] Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].
[30] And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him], by whom you were sealed and marked [branded as God’s own] for the day of redemption [the final deliverance from the consequences of sin].
[31] Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].
[32] Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.


1 John 2 1- 2 07-04-2020


July 04,2020

John 8:32-36 AMP
[32] And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].”
[33] They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been enslaved to anyone. What do You mean by saying, ‘You will be set free’?”
[34] Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, everyone who practices sin habitually is a slave of sin.

[35] Now the slave does not remain in a household forever; the son [of the master] does remain forever.

[36] So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.

Hebrews 9:14-15 AMP
[14] how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal [Holy] Spirit willingly offered Himself unblemished [that is, without moral or spiritual imperfection as a sacrifice] to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the ever living God?

[15] For this reason He is the Mediator and Negotiator of a new covenant [that is, an entirely new agreement uniting God and man], so that those who have been called [by God] may receive [the fulfillment of] the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has taken place [as the payment] which redeems them from the sins committed under the obsolete first covenant.


Psalms 119 57 58 07-03-2020


July 03,2020

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 AMP
[8] Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away.
•[9] For we know in part, and we prophesy in part [for our knowledge is fragmentary and incomplete].
[10] But when that which is complete and perfect comes, that which is incomplete and partial will pass away.
[11] When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
•[12] For now [in this time of imperfection] we see in a mirror dimly [a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma], but then [when the time of perfection comes we will see reality] face to face. Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God].
[13] And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.

Matthew 7:7-8 AMP
[7] “Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.
[8] For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened.

John 14:14 AMP
•[14] If you ask Me anything in My name [as My representative], I will do it.

• How do we know what to BELIEVE?
• How do we know what to SAY?
• How do we know how to ACT?
• How do we know how to INTERACT with our Heavenly Father and Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ?


Nehemiah 1 4 07-02-2020


July 02,2020

• True prayer is not about getting OUR WAY, but SURRENDERING our WILL.

Luke 22:42 AMP
[42] saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.”

• Prayer reminds us that we are Not in control and keeps us close to the ONE who IS.

Matthew 6:9-13 AMP
[9] “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. [10] ‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. [11] ‘Give us this day our daily bread. [12] ‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment]. [13] ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]’

• Prayer is NOT just asking but TRUSTING.

Matthew 15:28 AMP
[28] Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, your faith [your personal trust and confidence in My power] is great; it will be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that moment.


Luke 12 7 07-01-2020


July 01,2020

1 Chronicles 16:11-12 AMP
[11] Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence].
[12] Remember [with gratitude] His marvelous deeds which He has done, His miracles and the judgments from His mouth,

Isaiah 41:9-10,13 AMP
[9] You whom I [the LORD] have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not rejected you [even though you are exiled].
[10] ‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’
[13] “For I the LORD your God keep hold of your right hand; [I am the Lord], Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’

Matthew 6:34 AMP
[34] “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

1 Peter 5:6-7 AMP
[6] Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time,
[7] casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].

– It has been said: “What we fear the most in our lives reveals where we Trust God the LEAST.”
• In 2014 I had benign brain tumor removal surgery. ( Yes the neurosurgeon told me he did find a brain inside my cranium. Now my family can no longer refer to me as a “brainless nit wit”. LOL.) Now I am experiencing complications from that surgery. Today I have a doctors appointment that begins the adventure of discovery as to what is taking place inside my cranium again. I am apprehensive about the results. This apprehension is what inspires the Thought Of The Day today. I do not know what will be eventually learned during the upcoming scans and tests, but God knows. So I can calm down and put complete Faith and Trust in God! God has my best interests already planned!
• I pray that we all will take a moment and remind ourselves of this God given FACT!


Psalms 140 13 06-30-2020


June 30,2020

1 Chronicles 16:8,34 AMP
[8] O give thanks to the LORD, call on His name; Make His deeds known among the peoples.
[34] O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness endures forever.

Ezra 3:11 AMP
[11] They sang [responsively], praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, “For He is good, for His lovingkindness (mercy) toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Psalm 26:7 AMP
[7] That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.

Matthew 11:25 AMP
[25] At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [I openly and joyfully acknowledge Your great wisdom], that You have hidden these things [these spiritual truths] from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants [to new believers, to those seeking God’s will and purpose].

1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP
[18] in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.


Isaiah 1 18 06-29-2020


June 29,2020

Joel 2:12-14,32 AMP
[12] “Even now,” says the LORD, “Turn and come to Me with all your heart [in genuine repentance], With fasting and weeping and mourning [until every barrier is removed and the broken fellowship is restored];
[13] Rip your heart to pieces [in sorrow and contrition] and not your garments.” Now return [in repentance] to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness [faithful to His covenant with His people]; And He relents [His sentence of] evil [when His people genuinely repent].
[14] Who knows whether He will relent [and revoke your sentence], And leave a blessing behind Him, Even a grain offering and a drink offering [from the bounty He provides you] For the LORD your God?

[32] “And it shall come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be saved [from the coming judgment] For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the remnant [of survivors] whom the LORD calls.

Isaiah 52:7 AMP
[7] How beautiful and delightful on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace, Who brings good news of good [things], Who announces salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Romans 10:10-15 AMP
[10] For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous-being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation.
[11] For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED [in his expectations].”
[12] For there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile; for the same Lord is Lord over all [of us], and [He is] abounding in riches (blessings) for all who call on Him [in faith and prayer]. [13] For “WHOEVER CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD [in prayer] WILL BE SAVED.”
[14] But how will people call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher (messenger)?
[15] And how will they preach unless they are commissioned and sent [for that purpose]? Just as it is written and forever remains written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”

Matthew 10 16 06-29-2020