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Posted on: May 10, 2012 9:31 am
 

VOD 05/10/12: Who Do You Try To Impress?

Verse:

Galatians 1:10
   For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (KJV)

Thought:

   Who do you try to please the most? Is it your peers that you live with each day, or the God that gave you life? Is it your employer that pays your salary, or the One that paid the ultimate price so that you might live? Who you try to impress speaks volumes of your character and what values have priority in your life. Following the teachings of Jesus about honesty, fairness, and loyalty will endear you to those you know or work for. If it doesn’t, then maybe you are in the wrong kind of company.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit help us discern the character and intentions of others and show us how to be more honest and forthright with those we associate with. Do not let deceit or evasiveness enter into our life. May we ever follow the teachings of Jesus so that we might present ourselves worthy of friendship and trust.
   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ...Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
Posted on: May 9, 2012 9:45 am
 

VOD 05/09/12: Which Way Do You Look?

Verse:

Hebrews 12:2
   Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (KJV)

Thought:

   People that sorrow, look back. People that worry, look around. People that have faith, look up. That is where salvation comes from. That is where our Lord and Savior is. He is sitting up there on His throne, beside our Father, and waiting for God to give the word so that He may return, gather His brethren around Him, and do away with the evil influences that we have been plagued with by Satan. Them that believe God’s Word look to the heavens with anticipation. Which way do you look?

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit fill us with joy, revelation, and anticipation. Our Father, we thank You for another opportunity to offer our praise and supplications to You and Your Son. Jesus, we would like to thank You for the sacrifices You made for us to enable us to join You and our Father in the heavenly kingdom to come.   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
Posted on: May 8, 2012 8:25 am
 

VOD 05/08/12: His Message Is Pure And Simple.

Verse:

James 3:17
   But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (KJV)

Thought:

   Wisdom isn’t necessarily what you know, but what you sow. Unfortunately, the lack of righteousness in this world is due to the lack of sowers. God expects us to take the knowledge he has given us and share it with others. Only through knowledge can a person expect to gain wisdom, one of the most cherished possessions. The knowledge He chooses to impart to us is not complicated, but pure and simple. He wants us to share it with everyone and to live our lives according to His Word.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit help us gain the knowledge that we need to grow wise. Thank You for demonstrating purity, peace making, gentleness, compassion, mercy, impartiality, and sincerity in Jesus. We ask for the strength and wisdom to demonstrate those qualities each day as we strive to live our lives more like He did.
   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
Posted on: May 7, 2012 9:19 am
 

VOD 05/07/12: We Are A Reflection Of Him.

Verse:

Psalms 9:1
   I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. (KJV)

Thought:

   It is a good thing to be a Christian and know it. It is an even better thing to be a Christian and show it. Too many people are only talkers and too few are actually doers. If you are going to claim to be a righteous person, you need to back it up with positive and productive actions. Attend your place of worship regularly. Help those in need. Live your life as an example of the teachings of Jesus. Show  this world know that you are a child of God by living your life as a reflection of Him, and His will.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit show us how we can proclaim Your greatness through our speech and actions. Let us not act in any way that would make people question our faith in You, Your Son, and Your heavenly kingdom to come. May we always strive to have our conduct reflect Your will, determination, mercy, and grace.
   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
Posted on: May 6, 2012 8:56 am
 

VOD 05/06/12: Leave A Legacy To Follow.

Verse:

Proverbs 13:22
   A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (KJV)

Thought:

   The measure of a person’s character is not what they get from their ancestors, but what they leave their descendants. This doesn’t have to apply to material wealth. The best legacy a person can leave to their children and their children’s children is a good name and reputation. It is tremendously easier to live up to a good name than it is to overcome a questionable reputation. Be the kind of person that those which follow would wish to be like. Give them a head start by attempting to be like our Father.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit show us the right path to follow with our lives. Let us live our lives as we would like to see our children and grandchildren live theirs. Let us always keep in mind that we are being watched and that our actions will shape the characters of those that will come after us. Let us live like Your Holy Son.
   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
Posted on: May 5, 2012 10:13 am
 

VOD 05/05/12: Discipline Children With Love.

Verse:

Proverbs 13:24
   He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (KJV)

Thought:

   ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’. Now, this doesn’t mean to beat your kids half to death when they do something wrong…though a couple of good swats to the rump does wonders at getting their attention. Then again, there is the rod of verbal discipline. Teach your children the right way to live and praise them when they do right. A word of praise can do wonders for a child’s self-esteem and confidence. We just must not be remiss in scolding them when they err. It’s the loving thing to do.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit guide us in the guidance of our children. Show us how to instruct them in Your Word so that they may grow to be of good character. Give us the strength to correct them when they do wrong and the compassion to praise them when they do things correctly, letting them know that it comes from love.
   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
Posted on: May 4, 2012 9:52 am
 

VOD 05/04/12: To Be So Small, It Carries Weight.

Verse:

James 3:5
   Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! (KJV)

Thought:

   Although the tongue doesn’t weigh very much, how come too few people are able to hold it? A wrong word spoken at the wrong time can cause immeasurable damage. We must be careful of what we say and when we say it. We have the power, in that one little muscle, to make or break another person’s spirit. That is why it is wise to hold our tongue and think before we speak. We need to weigh our words carefully and take into account the impact they will have on other people’s feelings.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit abide in us today and make us take pause and weigh our words carefully before speaking with others. Let us balance our words with the weight of consideration for other people’s feelings. Let our words build up rather than tear down another’s hopes and dreams. May we show Your love towards others.
   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
Posted on: May 3, 2012 9:06 am
 

VOD 05/03/12: Keep Him In Your Thoughts.

Verse:

Psalms 55:16-17
   As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. (KJV)

Thought:

   A problem that most people have is that they forget about God all day long and then, at night, they ask Him to remember them. The same thing applies during the week. They go to church in morning of their day of worship, then for the rest of the day and week, they go about their business as if he doesn’t exist. Think of how you would feel if your children only thought about you when it was convenient for them. He should be kept in our thoughts constantly and our actions should reflect that.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank you for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit constantly remind us to keep you in our thoughts and fill us with the resolve to do Your will. In this day and time we are sometimes remiss in our obligation to live as you would have us to live. May we always remember to commune with you constantly and be a living example of Your generous love.
   We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are wit you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.

May God Bless,
Michael
Category: General
 
 
 
 
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