Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BUT now in Christ (Ephesians 2:13)

  BUT now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away
have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:13
It's October so every where around us you hear and see blood and haunted stuff. I know it is all in fun and I am glad even Christians can enjoy this time of year. BUT this verse reminds me no matter how far away from God you may feel, remember Jesus shed His blood for you and wants you to feel His closeness today.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BUT now I consider them worthless (Philippians 3:7)

 I once thought these things were valuable, 
BUT
now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.
Philippians 3:7
What do you see as important in your life right now? Now are you brave enough to ask others what "appears" to be important in your life. Is it work? stuff? family? No matter what you answer please be careful to not let it become like an idol to you. This is a great verse to use to measure all of our decisions in life by. I bet we would end up with a lot less junk. 

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