Monday, November 30, 2009
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone.
Do things in such a way that everyone
can see you are honorable. Do your part
to live in peace with everyone, as much
as possible. Dear friends, never avenge
yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is
"I will take vengeance;
I will repay those who deserve it;"
says the Lord.
Instead, do what the scriptures say:
"If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink,
and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you."
Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.
Romans 12: 17-21
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
God deals with impossibilities. If we have
experienced rebellion, unbelief, sin, and ruin
in our life, it is never too late for God to
deal triumphantly with these tragic things,
if they are brought to Him in complete surrender
God "will repay you for the years the locusts have
eaten" (Joel 2:25), and He is trustworthy to do it
unreservedly. He does so not because of what we
are but because of who He is. God forgives and
heals and restores, for the is "the God of all
grace" (1 Peter 5:10).
Sunday School Times
Streams in the Desert
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Let us fix our eyes
on Jesus, the author
and perfecter of our
Never focus your eyes on the obstacle
or the difficulty. The obstacle will be
a matter of total indifference if you will
remember to stay focused on the Savior.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended;
but, one thing I do, forgetting those things which are
behind and reaching forward to those things which are
The world will tell you that the dominating influence in your
life is your past. Christians, on the other hand, live in
freedom because Christ has overcome our past. The "old things"
have been done away with and "new things" have come. (2 Cor. 5:17)
Christians do not forget the past, but we are not controlled or
motivated by it. The Christian looks to the future with hope.
If you are preoccupied with your past, ask God to open your eyes
to the incredible future that awaits you and begin to press on
to what is ahead.
~Henry T. Blackaby & Richard Blackaby~
from: Experiencing God Day by Day
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
And this is love: that we walk in obedience
to His commands. As you have heard from the
beginning, His command is that you walk in
2 John 1:6
The world tells us to demand our rights,
to look out for number one, to distance
ourselves when disagreements arise with
our neighbors, co-workers, family members.
Jesus, however, calls us to demonstrate
love. And love does not seek personal
justice. Love will give up it's rights
in order to demonstrate the character of
God. Why? Because love lives on a higher
plane. Our character is never to be altered
by the behavior of others. No matter what
anyone else does, we are to walk in love.
Love even loves its enemies and in compassion
prays for those who persecute it.
My human nature rebels against the thought of
allowing someone to take advantage of me. Help
me to remember, Father, that You are molding me
into the image of Your Son, who humbled Himself
in obedience, even to the point of death on the
cross. (Phil. 2:8)
from: Lord, I Give You This Day
Monday, November 2, 2009
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for
in prayer, believe that you have received it,
and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Prayer is the link that connects us with God.
It is the bridge that spans every gulf and
carries us safely over every chasm of danger
Do we truly know the power of our supernatural
weapon of prayer? Do we dare to use it with
the authority of a fath that not only asks but
also commands? God baptizes us with holy bold-
ness and divine confidence, for He is looking
not for great people but for people who will
dare to prove the greatness of their God.
(A. B. Simpson)
In your prayers, above everything else, beware of
limiting God, not only through unbelief but also
by thinking you know exactly what He can do. Learn
to expect the unexpected, beyond all that you think
So each time you intercede through prayer, first be
quiet and worship God in His glory. Think of what He
can do, how He delights in Christ His Son, and of your
place in Him--then expect great things. (Andrew Murray)
L. B. Cowman
from: Streams in the Desert
Our prayers are God's opportunities.