Thursday, August 31, 2017

1 Corinthians 13:13

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

Galatians 6:9

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Monday, August 28, 2017

1 Corinthians 13:13

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

2 Corinthians 5:17

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17 Embed

Friday, August 25, 2017

Does God care about the stress I am facing?

Hardship doesn’t necessarily bring about growth in our lives. Struggles and growth aren’t necessarily mutually inclusive. Sometimes, pain can keep you spinning where you are, or worse yet, send you backward.
Struggle and pain invade our lives with change and stress in much, the same way as sand invades the oyster. Stress can be defined as anything that pushes us away from our equilibrium in any area – physically, emotionally, or sameness, and we resist change. Newton’s law of inertia says that “a body at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by an outside force.”
Well, it’s those outside forces, those disruptive moments, those pains and struggles, those stresses and changes that come no matter what we do. Some people face a challenge and use it as springboard to grow. Others allow misfortunes to define them and determine the course of the rest of their lives. In the same way, the pearl takes on a similar luster and color to that of the shell’s lining. Only some of the pearl-forming mollusks produce the beautifully colored nacre hat is essential for the valuable pearls. Others have dull shells, so their pearls never develop luster.
God does His part by working on us from His hidden spot. But to become of value to the kingdom, we must grow. Mature as a Christian. This involves the process of conforming to the image of Jesus or as 1 John 3:2 tell us “to be like him.” The process is never that God began the good work in us, and He is able to complete it by the time we finally reach heaven.
By Dr. Lynda Hunter and Image by geralt pixabay
Source: The Answer: Authentic Faith for an Uncertain World (The Holy Bible, New Century Version) page 521 – Check on Amazon.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Psalm 46:1

"God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times of trouble." Psalm 46:1

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1 Timothy 4:8

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8

Psalm 94:18-1

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
Psalm 94:18-1