Scripture to Ponder

This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalms 118:24

Thursday, March 8, 2018

What is One of Satan's Easiest Tactics?

Satan...we've all heard that familiar verse in I Peter 5:8 which tells us: "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (NIV)." I like the KJV also, "Be sober, vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."

Oh how we take him so lightly. He wants nothing more than to destroy our soul! One easy place that Satan finds fairly easy is to attach the family structure. If he can create strife within the family, then he has a good chance to take us away from our Christian values and eventually from God. An easy target is with our "Fathers" within households. If he can remove that stability that a father gives, then it is easier for him to destroy the family.

I discovered a great, non-profit ministry that is trying to combat the effect Satan is having on Fathers. It's founder, John Finch, from Dallas was raised in a fatherless home and is on a mission to help fathers create a strong family and build a legacy that expands generations.

I came across this ministry on my Twitter feed and LOVE their posts such as this one below. I do hope you explore more about "The Father Effect".

Monday, June 5, 2017

Which Step Are You On?

It is not many times that I find myself "double-posting" on my two blogs. But today is just one of those finds that can be applied to a "Christian's life" as well as an educator. God expects effort on our part. He expects us to grow and learn. Faith is a choice and it is shown by our actions. The belief is the easy part. We believe in Jesus, that He is God's son and was sent to save us from our sins. We all say we believe, but how do we prove our belief? It is said that we are either drawing near to God or away from him. Each day we make choices on how we want to spend our day and how we use it to His glory. We choose the attitude that we will have and how we show our gratitude. Today, I want to share a visual that I ran across on Twitter. It is used in an education type scenario; but I want to use this same visual in a Christian's life as they grow and trust in God through their walk.
Which step are you on? Are you refusing to do God's will? Are you saying you are committed, but only on your terms, not God's? Is fear keeping you from facing your giants and becoming what God has planned for you? How can we fulfill our purpose God has for us? Check out this visual and see where you have climbed. Are you stuck on a step?

The Peril of Falling Away

Hebrews 6

Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. And this we will do, if God permits.

Better Things for You

Hebrews 6
But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Today, why don't your take time to examine yourself in your faith. We are asked to do this, but our measurement should be on God's standard, not the world's. Make sure you are spending time in God's word which is our measuring stick! Is Christ Jesus in you?

2 Corinthians 13:5 
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Do You Have Anxiety?

For the BEST help with anxiety, stress, etc. consider God's word. Here are a few verses to get you started: Philippians 4:6 Isaiah 41:10 Psalm 34:4 1 Peter 5:7 2 Corinthians 12:10 Philippians 4:13 Proverbs 3:5 Matthew 6:25-34

Monday, February 20, 2017

What is YOUR next step?

Love to find little treasures on Twitter. Ran across this one today and thought it worthy to post here today! Have a great President's Day! Remember not to focus on your past failures, but always pick yourself up and look for that step forward (or upward)!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Your Daily Bread

New International Version
Luke 11:3

Give us each day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:11Give us today our daily bread.
Proverbs 30:8
Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.

Monday, May 2, 2016

What quality is your FAITH?

Faith That Moves Mountains Sketchnote

I have purchased two books on Sketchnoting by Mike Rohde from Amazon. One is the Sketchnote Handbook and the other one is the Sketchnote Workbook. My goal is to increase the way I am taking notes during sermons and while doing my morning bible study. Here is an example what I'd like to do. Thanks for sharing this on Flickr so that others like myself can see great sketching in action. Looks like Greg Alles is the author or sketch artist who created this message on Faith. Love, love this. Awesome stuff here. I hope to find more to share and then one day, share my own. With God's help, I can succeed, right?

Friday, February 12, 2016

Will You Be Bold When it Counts?

The following is a TRUE story of something that happened over the holidays that will 
really make you think and it could happen to any of us. 

A young 17 year old boy was shopping in a St. Cloud at a sports store called Shields. 

The cashier was a Muslim lady who was wearing her headscarf. The 17 year old was 
wearing a necklace with a cross on it. She told him he would have to put his cross 
under his shirt because it offended her. He told her would not do that. Then he told 
her that he thought she should take her headscarf off. She then called for the manager. 
The manager came out and told the 17 year old to just put his cross under his shirt 
and everything would be fine. 

The boy again refused to do so and at that point he left the items he had intended 
to purchase and walked out. Several customers who had been in line behind him 
had heard the conversation and also left their carts full of items and walked out of 
the store!!* 

I SAY KUDOS TO THE 17 YEAR OLD!!!  We all know we are in some very changing 
times, and given the same circumstances, I pray we would all have the courage 
this young lad had. 

Our Bible class spent a few minutes talking about the challenge we are facing for 
our first amendment right of religious freedom. 

(I have to wonder what’s next?? Are they going to try to ban the jewelry store 
owners from selling any jewelry with a cross on it?????) 

Please share, and be ready to defend your religious rights! 

God bless you, and God bless America

This came across my email from a dear Sister in Christ.