Friday, December 19, 2014

BUT Jesus often (Luke 5:16)

BUT Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Luke 5:16
With so much going on during this holiday season one of the best gifts you could give your self is to withdraw for even a moment and pray.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BUT in the name of the Lord (Psalm 118:10-14)

All nations surrounded me,
BUT in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
 They surrounded me,
Yes, they surrounded me;
BUT in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
They surrounded me like bees;
They were quenched like a fire of thorns;
For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
BUT the Lord helped me.
 The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.
Psalm 118:10-14
Several people I know are going through a tough time right now. Feeling attacked by others. Even as a nation we are attacking each other. This verse reminds us to GO TO GOD In JESUS NAME! He is our strength.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BUT our competence come from God (2 Corinthians 3:4-6)



 Such confidence we have through Christ before God.
Not that we are competent in ourselves
 to claim anything for ourselves, 
BUT our competence comes from God. 
He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant
not of the letter
 BUT of the Spirit; for the letter kills, 
BUT the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:4-6
 
This verse screams GRACE to me. I am a rule person BUT I also know and have received GRACE - You are no ones judge, instead give life through your love.

BUT the Spirit Himself (Romans 8:26)

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
We do not know what we ought to pray for,
BUT the Spirit himself intercedes for us
through wordless groans.
Romans 8:26
When you don't know what to pray remember the Spirit goes to the father for you! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

BUT I will give repeated thanks (Psalm 109:30)

But I will give repeated thanks to the Lord,
praising him to everyone.
Psalm 109:30
 

BUT giving thanks (Psalm 50:23)

BUT giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.
If you keep to my path,
I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”
Psalm 50:23
I never thought of giving Thanks as a sacrifice... But it truly is. Just like how I taught my children when they were young that a gift was not there's until they said thank you. Sometimes they didn't want to take the time to say thank you - it was like a sacrifice to them. It's nice to know that something that cost us nothing honors God.

Friday, November 21, 2014

BUT the Lord comes to rescue (Psalm 34:19)

The righteous person faces many troubles,
    BUT the Lord comes to the rescue each time,
Psalm 34:19
Be still my friend. God's timing is not always our timing BUT He will rescue you.
 Keep holding on to Him and not your circumstances.