Friday, May 22, 2015

BUT God remains the strength of my heart (Psalm 76:26)

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
    BUT God remains the strength of my heart;
    He is mine forever.
Psalm 76:26
The older I get the more things in my body fail. It is easy to become discouraged as well. BUT it makes my heart smile to think that God is mine forever and we truly are here for just a little while.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BUT the Lord examines the heart. (Proverbs 21:2)

People may be right in their own eyes,
    BUT the Lord examines their heart.
Proverbs 21:2
I know I should be really spiritual right now and tell us to examine our own hearts to make sure they are right. BUT today when I read this I thought about people who make me crazy because they think they are always right and I thought it don't matter what they think God knows what's going on!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BUT the plans of the Lord (Psalm 33:11)

The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations
    and thwarts all their schemes.
BUT the Lord’s plans stand firm forever;
    his intentions can never be shaken.
Psalm 33:11
1st I had to check several translations to see if I could find this verse with out the word "thwarts" nope it is in several so I had to look it up.


tr.v. thwart·ed, thwart·ing, thwarts
1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of: They thwarted her plans.
2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
 No matter what happens around us remember...God wins...It's great to be on the winning Team!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BUT the wisdom that comes from heaven (James 3:17-18)

BUT the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:17-18
When you are seeking wisdom- check it against this verse. If it is not all of these it just might not be heavenly wisdom- BUT our own selfish desires being manipulated into "wisdom"

Monday, May 18, 2015

BUT a kind word cheers it up (Proverbs 12:25)

Anxiety weighs down the heart, BUT a kind word cheers it up.
Proverbs 12:25
Such a simple truth that if we could live it out could save lives. In our world where it seems suicide is happening more often this verse could be the game changer! Say something kind to someone today you never know what they are going though.

Friday, May 15, 2015

BUT brought the rest (Acts 5:1-2)

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira,
also sold a piece of property.
With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back
part of the money for himself, 
BUT brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
Acts 5:1-2
This is not one of those warm fuzzy verses
BUT a verse that makes you evaluate ourselves.
What are we keeping from God? ( the One who gives and GAVE us everything)
Do we present to the world that we are givers only to know in our heart we are keeping things back for our selves.
 It's not just about money BUT the matter of the heart. Forgive me Lord.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

BUT you will receive power (Acts 1:7-8)

He said to them:
“It is not for you to know the times or dates
the Father has set by his own authority. 
BUT you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:7-8
These were Jesus' last words before He ascended in to heaven. This was His last chance to make a difference- What would your last words be? He didn't say I love you or be Good. His actions spoke that during His life. He told us to make a difference with the life we have. This is one reason that I continue to post these verses as my way of witnessing.