Thursday, July 30, 2009
Today’s Verse: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10, NIV).
Today’s Word: Are you being fruitful and productive right where you are today? Are you doing everything to the best of your ability? A lot of times we think, “As soon as I get a better job, then I’ll start working hard.” “As soon as I get over this sickness, then I’ll cheer up, then I’ll have a good attitude.” Or “As soon as my spouse changes, I’ll start working harder at my relationship.”But really, God wants us to do everything with all of our might no matter what the circumstances are. He wants us to become fruitful and productive today! He wants us to have a good attitude and do the right thing even when the wrong thing is happening to us.See, we have to be faithful in the wilderness if we’re ever going to make it into our Promised Land. Remember, God is keeping the records. If you’ll keep doing the right thing with all your might, in spite of the circumstances, then you are sowing a seed for God to bring you up higher. You are opening the way for Him to bless and multiply you in every area of your life!
Prayer for Today: Father in heaven, I humbly come to You. Show me any area of my life that I need to rise higher in. Give me the strength and courage to do everything with all my might so that I can honor You in all that I do. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
NEW YORK – New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city.
It's part of a Bloomberg administration program to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in.
The city employs a travel agency for domestic travel and the Department of Homeless Services handles international travel.
City officials say there are no limits on where a family can be sent and families can reject the offer.
Families have been sent to 24 states and five continents, mostly to Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
City officials say none of the relocated families have returned to city shelters.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Today’s Verse: “God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to Him” (II Chronicles 16:9, The Message).
Monday, July 27, 2009
Today’s Verse: “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children” (Romans 8:15-16, NIV).
Today’s Word:Do you see yourself as a son or daughter of the Most High God? Do you see yourself as royalty, worthy of His blessing today? How can we expect His goodness if we go around feeling defeated, depressed, weak, and unworthy? We have to remember that God has given us a royal robe of righteousness through His Son, Jesus. We are already approved by God. We are already accepted by Him and adopted into His family. We are royalty!“Well,” you might say, “Joel, we are just all old sinners saved by grace.” The truth is, we were old sinners, but when we came to Christ, we were made new. We’re not sinners anymore; we are sons and daughters of the Most High God. We have been changed. We have been born into a new family. We are new creatures.The next time you start feeling defeated, rise up and say, “I am royalty! I am the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath!” Remember, you are a child of the Most High God, and He has victory and blessing in store for you today!
Prayer for Today: Father in heaven, thank You for choosing me. Thank You for making me an heir of Your promises. I choose to stand in Your righteousness and walk worthy of Your high calling today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Today’s Verse: “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most” (Hebrews 4:16, NLT)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
"People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy" (Proverbs 28:13, NLT).
So many people today go around feeling guilty and condemned. They´re always praying, "Please God, forgive me for that mistake I made. Please God, I´m just so sorry." It seems that every day they are begging God to forgive them for something they did a year ago. We have to understand that God forgives us the very first time we ask. It´s up to us to receive that forgiveness. We have to receive His mercy. We aren´t meant to go through life feeling guilty and condemned, trying to pay God back for all the mistakes we ever made. Friend, as soon as you come to God with an open and humble heart, He washes you clean. Because of His great mercy, He makes you worthy to be His child, His friend, His ambassador in the earth.
Romans 8 tells us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Shake off condemnation and boldly declare, "God approves me. God is pleased with me. I am accepted. I am forgiven. I´ve been made worthy." Receive His forgiveness and mercy by faith today so that you can move forward into the abundant life He has for you.
Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, today I choose to receive Your mercy and forgiveness. Thank You for cleansing me of all unrighteousness. Thank You for making me new. I love You and bless Your holy Name. In Jesus´ Name. Amen.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This is a two page layout done for a challenge on Faith sister on Dream do come true when you Follow GOD! The top page has a flap that cover the journaling!
Najee driving Lessons - permit to come in August after his turns 15Th birthday!
Family Love -
I'm stronger than you Bruce and Najee in Home depot testing and playing with the pipes!
Check out Archivers card at this like.http://www.archiversonline.com/ideas/2169
Have a blessed Day!
"If you believe, you will receive…"(Matthew 21:22)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
All through the Bible, there are so many promises of what God has already done for us. It says in Ephesians that "God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing." It says in Colossians that "God has made us worthy." There is mercy for any mistake we will ever make. It’s already been taken care of. He paid the ultimate price through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus. He’s done His part. Now it’s up to us to do our part. We have to start believing it so we can receive it.
In the natural, when someone gives you a gift, what’s the first thing you usually say? "Thank you." When you give thanks, it’s a sign that you are receiving the gift. Today, start receiving what God has given you by saying, “"Father, thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for supplying all my needs. Thank You for Your goodness in my life.”
As you learn to give Him thanks, you are learning to receive from Him. Open your heart by faith today and thank Him for all the blessings He has prepared for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father God, I come to You today giving You thanks and praise for Your faithfulness in my life. I choose to receive Your Word which is life and strength to my soul. Help me to keep my heart focused on You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Monday, July 20, 2009
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We had a great time with Lisa and the Boy's Thanks for taking time out of your vacation to come visit. I'm Looking forward to seeing you at the wedding The boys already said they will be ushers and I know they will also be looking for girls.... Boy's I love you guys you keep me in stitches.... The laughter never stops with you! love ya and have a blast at Basketball camp...