Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do You Want To Enjoy Life?

Grace Gift

Do you want to enjoy life?
    Do you want to have many happy days?
 Then avoid saying anything hurtful,
    and never let a lie come out of your mouth.
 Stop doing anything evil, and do good.
    Look for peace, and do all you can to help people live peacefully.
The Lord watches over those who do what is right,
    and he hears their prayers.

--Psalm 34:12-15

Planted Along The Road

Grace Gift

 When a large crowd had gathered and people had come to Jesus from every city, he used this story as an illustration:  “A farmer went to plant his seeds. Some seeds were planted along the road, were trampled, and were devoured by birds.  Others were planted on rocky soil. When the plants came up, they withered because they had no moisture.  Others were planted among thorn bushes. The thorn bushes grew up with them and choked them.  Others were planted on good ground. When they came up, they produced a hundred times as much as was planted.”
After he had said this, he called out, “Let the person who has ears listen!”
--Luke 8:4-8
Where do I fit in with the story of the sower and the seed?
Where do you fit in?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spoken Words and Unspoken Thoughts

May my spoken words and unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.
---Psalm 19:14

 The words that I speak come from the thoughts that I think.

 If I fill my mind with good things---things that are pleasing to God---what is likely to become my words?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Let's See, What Shall I Wear Today?

Grace Gift
A Righteous Wardrobe
 As we get ourselves dressed for the day ( or night, if you're a night-owl) we often have choices on what to wear.
While looking through the closet and dressers we may find all sorts of things to wear.
For the most part, we all want to look our best, don't we?
But where to shop- that's a good question. 
Our Father above has set a standard on our wardrobe; something we won't find at the malls or even specialty shops.
We'd do good to follow His fashion statements.

 Proverbs 31:25
She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.
 I pray to wear the clothing He desires.
Colossians 3:12
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.


13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

 Thank You, Lord for always having just the right things for us to wear each day.