April 02,2020

Ephesians 1:3 AMP
Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ,

Blessing:    a special favor, mercy, or benefit

a favor or gift bestowed by GOD

the invoking of GOD’s favor upon a person

approval or good wishes

Matthew 7:11 AMP
If you then, evil (sinful by nature) as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking Him.

Matthew 6:7-8 AMP
“And when you pray, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. [8] So do not be like them [praying as they do]; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

1: God is the source of blessings.

2: God knows what we need.



Thought of the Day
April 01,2020

Psalm 119:1 AMP
[1] How blessed and favored by God are those whose way is blameless [those with personal integrity, the upright, the guileless], Who walk in the law [and who are guided by the precepts and revealed will] of the LORD.

Proverbs 4:18 AMP
[18] But the path of the just (righteous) is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day.

2 Kings 23:3 AMP
[3] The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep His commandments, His testimonies, and His statutes with all his heart and soul, to confirm the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people entered into the covenant.

Matthew 7:13-14 AMP
[13] “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad and easy to travel is the path that leads the way to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many who enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow and difficult to travel is the path that leads the way to [everlasting] life, and there are few who find it.

On which path do we walk?



Thought of the Day

Isaiah 55:9-11 AMP
[9] “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts. [10] “For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, Making it bear and sprout, And providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, [11] So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

God knows what He is doing and saying. We must listen to God!!!



Thought of the Day
March 30,2020

Romans 6:23 AMP
[23] For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8-10 AMP
[8] For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; [9] not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. [10] For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above-spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

Grace: Unearned and unconditional favor!!!



Thought of the Day
March 29,2020

Matthew 20:26-28 AMP
[26] It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, [27] and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your [willing and humble] slave; [28] just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many [paying the price to set them free from the penalty of sin].”

Colossians 3:23-24 AMP
[23] Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, [24] knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.

We need to be willing to serve without expectation of recognition or praise.
Serve as if we are serving Jesus Himself!



Thought of the Day
March 28,2020

Proverbs 12:22 AMP
[22] Lying lips are extremely disgusting to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.

Matthew 5:37 AMP
[37] But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ [a firm yes or no]; anything more than that comes from the evil one.

James 5:12 AMP
[12] But above all, my fellow believers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but let your yes be [a truthful] yes, and your no be [a truthful] no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

Christ like people must speak and live honesty so those around us will see a difference in our lives and want to know why!!!