Thursday, October 30, 2014

BUT judge (John 7:24)

 Do not judge by appearances, BUT judge with right judgment.
John 7:24
I really don't like the whole idea of judging BUT let's face it we all form opinions in every situation we go into. This verse helps us to keep things in perspective. Don't let appearance of people, environment or situations mislead you.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BUT our citizenship (Philippians 3:20)

BUT our citizenship is in heaven.
And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Philippians 3:20
This is not my home...The more we keep our eyes on heaven the less the problems of this world appear. The most important thing we have going on here is that we make sure the ones we love are going with us. Everything else is just stuff.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BUT you, Lord (Psalm 86:15)

BUT you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Psalm 86:15
Some days you just need to sit back and Praise God for who He is!

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, 
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,
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!