Monday, October 20, 2014

BUT a crushed spirit (Proverbs 17:22)

A cheerful heart is good medicine,
BUT
a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22
I immediately noticed that in this verse it says nothing about someone else cheering me on. We are responsible for the condition of our heart. That doesn't mean we can't try to make others feel better or encourage others. BUT if you are feeling down today remember you are a child of the King! God really loves you and wants you to have a cheerful heart no matter what you are going through.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

BUT they feed (Ephesians 5:28-33)

In this same way,
husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.
He who loves his wife loves himself.
After all, no one ever hated their own body,
BUT they feed and care for their body,
 just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body.
Ephesians 5:28-33
. My heart is overwhelmed with the thought that there are people out there that do not "love their own body"they feel ashamed, dis-proportioned or even unattractive. It is hard to love others until we first love our selves.
 God made you- God don't make mistakes and He is in the forgiving business for the mistakes we make.
 Love your self today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BUT the lowly in spirit (Proverbs 29:23)

Pride brings a person low, BUT the lowly in spirit gain honor.
Proverbs 29:23
I received one of the best compliments the other day from someone I hardly knew. We were at the same gathering and she commented late in the day how she had been watching me. She said that no matter what was going on around me I was smiling and helping. She even asked "how do you do it?"
It was so awesome to be able to simple say God. (I don't write this to be proud- just to remind us that we should do everything for no pleasure  but to please God)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BUT it is the spirit in a person (Job 32:8)

BUT it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty,
 that gives them understanding.
Job 32:8
 
When I first read this I thought,  so often we think about a person based on that person's actions.   BUT I truly believe that it is not always the actions of the person BUT the spirit in which they conduct themselves and the motives they have for what they are doing that matters. Don't be misled this Halloween season by what you see on the outside BUT instead seek the Spirit with in you to get clear understanding.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BUT those with understanding walk straight ahead (Proverbs 15:21)


Folly is joy to those who lack sense…
BUT those with understanding walk straight ahead.
Proverbs 15:21
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

BUT whenever he lowered his hands (Exodus 17:9-11)

 Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill.  
As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, 
BUT whenever he lowered his hands,
the Amalekites were winning.
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
Exodus 17:9-13

This verse reminds me to never do ministry alone. What a beautiful story of how God uses a man to lead a nation BUT also brings along others to support God's plan!  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BUT pity anyone who falls (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
BUT pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    BUT how can one keep warm alone?
 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12