Sunday, April 26, 2015

BUT make up your mind (Luke 21:14)

BUT make up your mind not to worry beforehand
how you will defend yourselves.
Luke 21:14
As our children were growing we tried to teach them to make up their mind beforehand about how they were going to handle situations they might find them selves in. What if someone asked them to cheat, lie, try cigarettes, become physically involved the list goes on.....
This is a great verse to place around the house.
1st as an opener to those conversations' and next as a gentle reminder to the whole family.
 Be the example make up your mind today how you will handle situations and then you will spend less time worrying about yourself or your children.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BUT of the living. (Matthew 22:30-32)

Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
BUT about the resurrection of the dead—
have you not read what God said to you, 
‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob’?
He is not the God of the dead BUT of the living.”
Matthew 22:30-32
I am amazed at times of the questions people asked Jesus.
 If a man is married to more then one person in his lifetime who will he be married to in heaven?
BUT I know I asked crazy questions too. I so often wonder about Heaven now that my Poppy and Crystal are there. There is so much talk about angels in this world BUT I wasn't really sure we will become angels. This verse nails it! We will be like angels! God is the god of the Living - our loved ones are alive!

BUT he did not go (Matthew 21:28-31)

What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
 “‘I will not,’ he answered, 
BUT later he changed his mind and went.
 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing.
 He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ BUT he did not go.
 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.
Matthew 21:28-31
I can't say it enough- IT IS A MATTER OF THE HEART! not what you say- or what people think they see- BUT what action your heart takes!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BUT also you can say to this mountain (Matthew 21:21)

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree,
BUT also you can say to this mountain,
‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
Matthew 21:21
Can you imagine this really? I don't know if my human mind could handle this power.
 I am so glad my faith and trust is in Christ and I can trust Him to handle everything around me with a pure heart.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BUT the word of our God (Isaiah 40:8)

The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    BUT the word of our God endures forever.
Isiah 40:8

Friday, April 17, 2015

BUT whoever drinks the water (John 4:14)

BUT whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4:14
A great faith verse. My mind can not comprehend this BUT it isn't about my head knowledge it's about my heart - No matter what happens around me and how much drought I see and feel in life. There is a spring of water in my heart to keep me going.

BUT will borrow from none (Deuteronomy 28:12)

The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations BUT will borrow from none.
Deuteronomy 28:12
Wow this one made me think of our nation this morning! Scary