Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Burdens and Feeding your soul

Burdens and Feeding your soul

Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

One person can only carry a burden so far on their own.  Find people who believe in you. Encourage and support them, and welcome their support in return. Spend more time with those who sharpen you and make you better, and less time with those who drain your energy, time, and talent. The truth is, friends who speak encouragement into your life are priceless.

Ps 119:97 Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
:98 You through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me.
:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are all my meditation.
:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts.
:101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word.
:102 I have not departed from Your judgments, for You Yourself have taught me.
:103 How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
:104 Through Your precepts I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way.
Have you tasted the goodness of the Lord? Open up your bible today!

A well read bible is the sign of a well fed soul.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


2 Cor 11:22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.
:23 Are they ministers of Christ? – I speak as a fool –I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.
:24 From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one.
:25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep;
:26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in peril of my own countrymen,  in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
:27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness –
:28 besides the other things, whaty comes upon me daily; my deep concern for all the churches.
:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?
:30 If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.
:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying,
:32 in Damascus the governor,  under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me;
:33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands
12:1 It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows – such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
:3 And I know such a man – whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows –
:4 now he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
:5 Of such a one I will boast; yet of myslf I will not boast, except in my infirmities.
:6 For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.
:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.
:8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
:9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
:10 Therefore I take pleasure in my infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Too often, we run from challenges. Yet the people we love to read about in the Bible are impressive because they battled challenges. With the confidence of God’s help, Paul faced challenges head on and conquered them.

If God sends you on stony paths, He will provide you with strong shoes.

PS 34:9 Oh fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.

Monday, August 24, 2015

God Cares For You

Mal 3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
When you demonstrate that God’s business means more to you than your own, He will prosper you.  Tithing demonstrates that you’ve conquered self-interest and the fear of lack. It’s a demonstration of faith, and God always rewards faith.
Luke 12:22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.
:23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
:24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you that the birds?
:25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
:26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
:28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
:29 And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.
:30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.
:31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
:32 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
:33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.
:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
 Jesus was promising to guard, protect, and care for the disciples as they went out into the world. He assured them that because He cared for simple things like birds and lilies, they could be certain that He would take care of His little flock of believers.
We can’t know the future. But we can know this: no matter what comes, we are under the loving, caring, watchful eye of our Great Shepherd, who also happens to be the Son of God.