I decided to start this blog (2010) because my son, John-Robert gave me a One Year Bible for Christmas, the New Living Translation... reading it has changed my life... I post a daily Bible verse on my Facebook page every day and it has been well received... I thought that this would be a wonderful way to share part of what I read each day!... I hope that you enjoy it.

This Year 2012 I am going to do things a little different... not much...just a little. I am again reading through my One Year Bible (for the 3rd time). But I am also using "The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word" by Joyce Meyer. This book is divided by putting scriptures under different categories so they can be used to speak over our life situations. Each day I will read a category of scripture and pick a scripture in that category to write about.



Tuesday, August 31, 2010


2 Corinthians 4:17 For our present troubles are small and won't last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.

My Thoughts
I wish that I had learned this early in life... and I wish in the midst of my troubles today that I could always remember this verse.... When we give our troubles to God... when we ask him to help us learn from our hardships... when we praise him God and thank God in the midst of our troubles we store up wonderful treasures in heaven... it tells us this here... "Yet they (our troubles) produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them (our troubles) and will last forever."... this is such wonderful news... Just yesterday, in the midst of my troubles, I finally learned to just start praising God...and amazing things happened!!... I was in the middle of a very stressful situation and I would not let my mind make it worse!!... I just started saying over and over in my head "I thank you God, I thank you God, I praise you God, I praise you God.... and the troubles didn't get blow all our of proportion... and when they were over...they were just over... and I can tell you that this same situation has caused me days of grief in the past...I have reacted in the past in such a way that made them worse... I have dwelled on them to the point of exhaustion....but yesterday  when I reacted to my troubles the way God teaches me to not only did they not grow bigger than I can handle, they got smaller ...and went away quicker...and in the process I built me up a little glory in heaven... then today I read this verse that reinforced my new actions .... with exciting news!... how wonderful is God when we learn to react the way he teaches us to react... God only give us perfect solutions to our problems... God's answers, God's teachings, God's love is never wrong... it will never harm us... it will only produce good fruit!!... our reactions to all that life has in store for us can produce wonderful glory for our future, and can make our troubles on earth so much smaller, if we just listen and obey God's instructions for our lives....

Monday, August 30, 2010


Job 34: 31-32 “Why don’t people say to God, ‘I have sinned, but I will sin not more‘? Or ‘I don’t know what evil I have done -- tell me. If I have done wrong, I will stop at once’?

My Thoughts

I think that today we think it is enough to say “God forgive me of my sins” and we go on to repeat the same sins over and over. But God ask us to sin no more.. Which means with great effort we can go without sin if we try… we get so caught up in the fact that we are human so that we are going to sin that we just sin and ask forgiveness for our sins… in that general way … and live tomorrow the same way that we lived today. Here it tells us that we should ask God to reveal our sins to us so that we can stop committing that sin… it is very important for us to repent of our sins by what they actually are… Dear God please forgive me for being unkind to ______ today…. Dear God please forgive me for being selfish when I was distributing the work load today... Dear God please forgive me for__________…. We do not fool God about what our actually sins are by not stating them… we only fool ourselves… we don’t hide those sins from God, we hide those sins from us… and go on to repeat them over and over… God doesn't’t ask us to name/repent of our sins to embarrass us… he wants us to name our sins so that we are totally, fully aware of them… being totally aware of exactly what our sins are empowers us with the ability to be overcome that very sin…. The only way to be sin free… the only way to “go forth and sin no more” is to know what sins we have committed so that we can stop! …. When we ask God "What were my sins God?", we are often surprised at what we have done…. we need to remember when we  are in prayer… when we are talking to God… God already knows!… and God is always willing to forgive… we need to be willing to hear… and willing to do better… Today it may be hard to hear what we have done wrong… but if we are willing to hear and do better then tomorrow we can face God with one less sin in our lives because we have learned to learn… and we are more aware… and we are stronger, more able to do what is right… we are a step closer to sinning no more… because we were brave enough to ask… humble enough to listen…. And wise enough to remove one more sin from our lives.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Psalms 43:5 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God I will praise him again -- my Savior and my God!
My Thoughts
So many times when we feel distressed or hopeless... overwhelmed... we can get so focused on our problems that we forget to ask God for help... we can't even think how to ask God for help.... we sometime don't even think God can help us... we put up a wall between us and God ... by not turning to him.... a good way to turn this around is by praising God... when we find ourselves overwhelmed, or hopeless, depressed or anxious if we will learn to just start thanking God and praising God (I am so working on this one) then the other words will come... our faith that God will help us in our time of need will be restored... praise is a wonderful way to break down that wall we have built between us and God... praise makes us open to all the possibilities of God word.... so this week when you find yourself in a difficult situation... or you are worried... or feel despair... instead of letting thought of defeat run wild in your head.... start praising God... see if the answer doesn't come much easier that way!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Proverbs 22:7 Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.

My Thoughts
God gives us these little golden treasures of wisdom to enhance our lives... so that we can live our lives to the fullest ...this is one of those golden treasures..... every thing we have is a gift from God...and when we over spend we are saying to God... "you have not given me enough."  God will provide all that we need... but first he wants us to depend on him for all that we need. When we depend on credit card... and banks... and store credit.....we are not depending on God.....  Getting debt free is work... it take diligence... but it can be done!.... Robby and I became debt free about 5 or 6 years ago... except for our house... then we were able recently to pay our house off in full.... we would not have been able to do this if we had not freed ourselves of all of our other dept... and with each thing we paid off our shoulders, our hearts and our minds became free-er and free-er... and the choices we  made once we were dept free changed like you could not imagine... the weight of dept does something to your mind and your heart... it changes the choice you have.... it makes you feel constantly deprived when your not... when you feel that way it is the devils way in!... you go to care of some business and see something that you think you can't live without and you tell yourself I DESERVE THIS... and you have felt so much pressure for being a servant to your lender that you bought  it anyway even thought you couldn't afford it!... you get home with it... the purchase is on your credit card.... and the only satisfaction you received was  that moment you  spent money that you didn't have anyway.... making the lender even happier... you owned him more money for the money you just spent and somehow the wonderful new toy wasn't all it felt like it was going to be when you thought you couldn't have it!! ... and when the bills come in... the ones that are already hard to pay... you will own more... sleep less... have to work harder... and it all spirals out of control while the devil sets back and laughs because he knows the more stressed you are... the harder it is to think... the  more power he will have over your life... But on the other hand when we deprive ourselves of that little moment of passing pleasure... when we remind ourselves that God has given us all we need... and we can pass on this... then we pass on that... and we work extra to pay our bill off... not extra to pay the extra bill... we begin to see the rewards.. we sleep better... we are less irritable... we are able to think clearer.. and with each paid off bill our wings grow.... and God's power in our lives grows stronger... we are more able to make wise choices... we quit feeling deprived and we begin to feel thankful for all that God has provided... when we wait on something because we save for it...it cost us less... because we didn't have to pay interest on it... and we begin to have more...we have more  even after  tithe and give back to God in thanks  for all that he has given us...and this begins to bless our lives even more... amazing things begin to happen... as you become freer and freer of the bondage of debt...your heart becomes freer and freer and becomes less selfish..... God in his great wisdom tells us how to have a better life... and one of those ways is to be debt free... not to be a slave to the lender... to be free to pick up and do anything that God ask you to do... so you don't have to say God I can't right now... I am busy I have a debt to pay.... we need to be able to say to God... how can I spend my time paying my dept to you for giving your Son to die for my sins.

Friday, August 27, 2010


2 Corinthians 1:21-22 If is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us and he as identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.

My Thoughts
Since God has commissioned us to be a witness for he... he will enable us with the right words... the right way to be a witness at the right times... often we see in your face witnesses for God... and they have their place in the world... but lots of times when we see these kinds of witnesses we feel like we can no possibly do that... but that is okay... God did just pick out one kind of person to be a witness for him... he picked out all kinds of personalities... to reach all kinds of personalities... how we live, and talk... and the choices people see us make are often more powerful than the get in your face and tell you the scripture kind of witnessing.... we are often the "only Bible some people see." ... and often we can share more about God's word by our actions than my the ability to quote the scripture.... when someone comes up to you and says will you say a prayer for me.... you have been a good witness for God... that person has seen something in you that makes them know that you love God... God has commissioned us... we need to do our best to make him proud by living a life .....that paints a picture that says ..... God is who guides my steps daily.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


2 Corinthians 1:3-4 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.  He comfort us all in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

My Thoughts
We learn so much when we go through loss, or hardship... one of the things God teaches us at times like this is compassion for others... God sends people with the perfect words... people with wisdom that somehow gets us through the next step and the next... and God expects us to use that wisdom to help others... Just as God helped us.... this is one way that we can be a witness of God's great love.  So the next time you are urged to go to the funeral home, or the hospital... or to carry a plate of food to someone remember to act on that feeling... this may just be the time that God wants to pull from your storehouse of knowledge... this may be the time that you are the only person that has the words that somebody needs... this could be the very time God is using you to be the comfort in somebody's time of need... maybe you are afraid you won't have the right words... so many times when we walk in the room and somebody know that we have been through that same situation our mere presents is what bring great strength... Be the somebody that was there for you for somebody else.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.

My Thoughts
God always hears our cries!!... Always... my problem is that sometimes I forget to cry out to God for help.... and sometimes I want it to happen in my time... God always helps when we cry out, always.... we need...I need... to learn to cry out to God and then trust Him completely... to know with all my heart that God's great plan is so much bigger than anything that I can imagine ... and God will hear my cries and help me.... God will (verse 2) Life us out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire... God will set our feet on on solid ground and steady us as we walk along... out part is to cry out to him ... to believe and to wait patiently.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


1 Corinthians 15:58 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.  Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

My Thoughts
Wow I just love this!!..."Nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless!"... When you do something because you know that is what God wants...no matter how small it seems... it is never useless.... and God will reward us when we do for him.... When you are about to open your mouth and the Holy Spirit inside you says don't... and you listen... you have done that for God and He knows... and it is not useless... When you smile and are kind because that is what God ask us to do... that is not useless..... When you love others... that is not useless.... when you read your Bible... that is not useless.... isn't it exciting to know that if you go though your day and you do at least one thing that God has ask you to do... that your day... your life that day has not been useless.... so often in our life we can feel useless.... we can feel like we are spinning our wheels and getting nowhere.... But if we put this very verse to memory...and try to do at least one thing that God ask us to do... we can know without a doubt that this day our life was of use... this day we did something that was important... this day God was pleased with us.... This may have just become my favorite verse!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Job 11:18a  Having hope will give you courage. 

My Thoughts
The defination of hope is: the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best... God is hope... God answers our prayers... God gives us what we want when it is good for us.... hope is that the feeling that events will turn out for the best!... even in the worst situations if we have God we can have hope! ..... we can know that all things work for the good of God's great plan ... it goes on to say in this chapter that you will be protected and will rest in safty.  You will lie down unafraid.... when we put our trust in God ... we can go about our day with hope for all things good... we can rejoice even in the bad times... because everything will be okay in the end... we can rest when we lie down... because God is in control ... God will protect his children... Having God is having hope...and hope is a wonderful thing!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


1 Corinthians 14:33a For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

My Thoughts
Oh this verse is so much a verse to put to memory!!.... It is important to have this verse in your memory so that when you life is in disarray... when you are having a bad day... when nothing seems to be going right in your life you can stop and remind yourself "God is not a God of disorder but a God of peace." and this can remind you to call out to God... to ask God to help you get your day in order, your business in order, your life in order... so you can be reminded that you can say "Oh God I have made such a mess of things, please help me... please forgive me for getting in your way of my life... Please put my life, my day, this hour, this minute back in order... please nudge me hard enough that I feel your nudging."  God always forgives, and always helps... we just don't always ask.... Put this verse in your memory so that you can be reminded that God will make order of your life! God gives up peace. God can give us a peace that passes all understanding!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Psalm 37:25 Once I was young, and now I am old.  Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.

My Thoughts
God takes care of those who seek after Him!... If you are feeling abandon by God stop and ask yourself.... "Have I called out to God today?", "Have I asked God to help me with this problem?"  Just yesterday I woke up in wonderful spirits... I did my Bible reading... then my prayers.... I posted my Bible verse... I was in such a good mood... then I got a phone call, a stressful phone call... it crushed my spirits, it drained me of all my energy... it so totally zapped me of all the strength that I had... to the point that I sat in one place on the couch all day... frustrated, drained, unmoving... crying on and off... saying to myself , "I just can't do this any more.".... I went to be last night with that dread over me... did I reach out to God once, who is always right there beside me and say "God, help me with this?", no I didn't I just wallowed in my stress!... Then today I was talking with God...saying my prayers... and he gave me a Bible verse that would help me... God was right there...and I didn't reach out and ask for his help... once I did I felt the strength return to my body.  Are there going to be things in life you can't handle... yes... are there going to be things in your life that you can't handle with God, NO!... just remember God is always there... he is just waiting for you to ask!

Friday, August 20, 2010


1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind.  Live is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.  It does not demand it's own way.  It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth winds out.  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

My Thoughts
Jesus commanded that we love one another... even our enemy... that we treat each and every person with love... and the Bible tells us here, exactly what love is.... love is an action word... spend just one day... one day treating everybody in your path by being patient and kind.... go one day without being jealous or boastful or proud or rude... with anybody.... go one day without demanding your own way but giving others their way..... go one day without being irritable on the outside even when you feel it on the inside... .go a whole day without thinking about or fretting over how somebody has wronged you...... go one day without rejoicing when something bad happens to somebody else.... rejoice for one day when love and truth wins out... rejoice every time you see it happen that day by saying "Thank You God!".... Don't give up on what you are doing... or on being good and sweet and kind for a whole day.... spend a whole day with hope in your heart... and do what is right through every circumstance no matter what anybody else is doing... Be love, act in love... remember what God says that love is.... what if the whole world did this at one time!!... Wow!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


1 Corinthians 12:12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body.  So it is with the body of Christ.

My Thoughts
I have often thought, "What is my gift that helps God?", "Why didn't God give me a gift?".... so many people can do so many things that are amazing... some people sing so beautifully that it just lifts the spirit... some people are doctors and heal people..... some people are great speakers and inspire..... some people paint great paintings and record history or emotion.... some people write great novels.... but me I am just an ordinary person and I really don't have any skills at all.  At least that is what I have often thought of myself...what has God given me??? I don't have a gift???... this verse says that we are all important... it says that the body has many parts and they all work together for the good of the body...so I looked up what the hair does for the body.... I thought those little hairs all over our bodies seem useless... like the most useless thing on our bodies... how important are they... here is that answer:

"The hair on our heads isn't just there for looks. It keeps us warm by preserving heat. The hair in our nose, ears, and around our eyes protects these sensitive areas of the body from dust and other small particles. Eyebrows and eyelashes protect our eyes by decreasing the amount of light and particles that go into them. The fine hair that covers our bodies provides warmth and protects our skin. Hair also cushions the body against injury." (http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/body_basics/skin_hair_nails.html#)  This seemed pretty amazing.... actually important...

Now to figure out want was important about me...I can't sing, I can't heal, I am not a speaker, I don't paint great paintings, I can't write great novels...heck I can't even spell good....but,  I am kind and sweet... that is one thing I know about me... people tell me this all the time....I make an effort to be sweet and kind... in fact I find myself being sweet and kind when inside I don't feel very much like being so... mostly I don't know how to be anything but sweet and kind,  that seemed really not much like a gift until I thought about it... its kind of like the hair on our bodies.... as little as you might notice it... kindness is a buffer in life... it protects our hearts from injury... it often deflects angry situations... like the eyelashes protect the eyes from things that can injure it... so even though my kindness doesn't stand out like somebody's beautiful voice does....  kindness can be soothing......maybe I can't sew somebody up... but I can heal part of their broken heart with kind words.... maybe I can't inspire a stranger with a wonderful speech... but maybe my kindness brightens a strangers day when they alone need it the most when I take time to smile and say I hope that your day is wonderful.... God's gift to me... may not be so noticable but it is important!... What did God give you to use as part of the body of Christ?... there is something...and we should all use our gifts from God wisely.... and to advance God's great plan.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Proverbs 21:20 The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.

My Thoughts
We get our wisdom from God... from prayers and listening... and from reading his word... we get it from that feeling deep in our gut when we do things or when we are about to do something... that is God guiding us through the Holy Spirit living within us when we are Christians... When we make decision about our money we are to seek that wisdom... not make those decisions on a whim... not make those decisions on satisfying the human flesh... we are not to spend our money foolishly... we are to seek God... if you wonder if you should spend money... as we all do sometimes.. we say to ourselves "should I get this?", "can I really afford this?"... when you feel yourself asking those questions... say a prayer... stop and listen... pay attention to your gut... when you do what God ask you to do with your money... God will give you the wealth and luxury... but you have to do your part first... you have to prove yourself capable of handling what God wants to bless you with... we all know when we buy things we shouldn't... we all qualify purchases that we "can't afford" with an "I deserve" at times... when you have those feeling and thoughts, stop yourself, and ask God "can I afford this God?"... "do I really deserve this God?"...sometimes that answer will be yes... sometimes it will be no...sometimes it will be "not yet".... sometimes you will receive a question in return like "is that really how you need to spend that money?"... sometimes you will hear "you need to save that something might come up"... if you hear those questions I believe God is nudging you to prepare for the things He already knows is going to happen... and He is prompting you to save and be prepared... and God rewards you down the line when you listen... don't reward yourself before the fact... let God reward you after the fact...and see what blessing He has in store for you...they are much greater than the blessing you can imagine for yourself.. or you can afford for yourself.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Psalm 35:9 Then I will rejoice in the Lord. I will be glad because He rescues me.

My Thoughts
David knew, knew without doubt that God would rescue him in times of trouble... David knew he was going to rejoice... that he was going to be rescued. We we walk with God we can be as sure as David was that God will rescue us!  We can rejoice now in the knowing and rejoice later in God's doing!... How wonderful is that!

Monday, August 16, 2010


1 Corinthians 10:33 I, too, try to please everyone in everything that I do.. I don't just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others that many may be saved.

My Thoughts
I think this is saying that we need to do for others... to get close enough to them to make them able to see God's goodness... to be kind enough to them even when it is hard for us.. even when it sometimes puts us in a place where we don't want to be, so that others can see God's goodness in us and want what we have. It is our duty to win others to Christ by our actions. This is what God has called us to do.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.  And God is faithful.  He will not allow the temptations to be more than you can stand.. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

My Thoughts
So often we feel alone in our temptations and troubles... the devil wants us to believe we are the only people who feel the way we feel so that he has a better chance to take hold of our lives.  The truth is we are all tempted by the same things... we all go through the same troubles at one time or another on one level or another... and all of us... each and every one of us can be strong if we call out to God and give our troubles and temptations to him... God will always show us a way out... God will always help us endure... we just have to ask him!...Don't let the devil isolate you and make you feel alone!... others will understand...and God is always with you...walking right there beside you!!... just reach out and take his hand and say "lead me God and I will follow." (Oh how I needed this very verse today!)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Nehemiah 9:21 For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing.  Their clothes did not wear our, and their feet did not swell."

My Thoughts
The children of Israel didn't do what God told them to do, and they ended up wandering in the wilderness for 40 years... the consequences for their actions... but God took care of them even while they were paying the consequences for their actions... He feed them manna... and get this... in 40 years "their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell."  Just think about that... that is amazing!... we can wander from God.. but when we are His children... really his children he takes care of us... even in places where it seems impossible to be taken care of.... he takes care of us even as we pay the consequences for our actions. We can always, always depend on God even when God hasn't been able to depend on us.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Proverbs 21:9 It's better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.

My Thoughts
This is what this verse is saying to me it is better to be all alone if that is the only way you can keep your actions in line with God's will... if you have a spouse that makes you think, or say or do things that you shouldn't ... or a friend or  group of friends that makes you think or do the things that are not in alignment with God's will... it could be a job... if you have to have less to do what God wants that is better for you than having wonderful things... this verse says to me... God is the most important thing to have... and you don't need to let anybody or anything get in the way of your relationship with God.... the wonderful thing about God is once you get right with him...once you are strong enough to have other things and stay in alignment with God's will in your life... he will give you everything else that you desire!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Psalms 32:8-9 The Lord says, " I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.  Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control."

My Thoughts
Oh this is powerful if you think about it!...When we love God, he is going to take care of us... he wants to do it by teaching us right from wrong (reading the Bible we find out these things) and talking to us (prayer and listening).  If we do these things God can gently lead us like a Shepard leads sheep. But if we love God and he knows it and we don't listen he has to take more drastic measure he has to keep us under control like when a parent takes something from a child  or grounds him to get his attention.  God doesn't want to use these measures... but because he loves us he will get our attention. God will say see what happens when you don't listen... now  don't make me do this again... you do what you know is right!... Silly child come and talk to me... let me help you along the way... I don't want to use a bit and bridle to keep you safe, to keep you busy but I will if I have to.  God loves us enough to discipline us if he as to.  God even tells us here in his word please seek after me...talk to me, listen to me... let me guide you because I don't want to do this the hard way... but I love you and I will if I have to!.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Nehemiah 1:9 But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them, then even if you are exiled to the ends of the earth, I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored."

My Thoughts
This is such a wonderful promise from God... He takes us back... if we mess up and God abandons us because we are not living like he ask us to... all we have to do is do the things God wants, call out to him, talk to him daily, do our best to keep his commands... grown in his wisdom...and God will put us right back where we belong... God is saying "OK you messed up!  Now do it right... and everything will be okay."  We don't need to beat ourselves up... we need to "fess up" and move forward with God... we can never move so far away from God that he won't come and get us when we call out to him and do the things He ask!... that is an awesome promise!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Proverbs 21:3 The lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just then when we offer him sacrifices.

My Thoughs
Before Jesus died on the cross for our sins people offered sacrifices to be clensed of their sins...and they offered sacrifices in praise of God and his wonderful glory... today, since Jesus died for our sins, we just have to ask forgiveness... and sing and speak praises to God.... and that makes God happy and pleased with us... but this verse tells us that it makes God even happier when he sees us trying... trying our very best ... and choosing to do what is right and just so that we don't have to ask for forgivness... God sent Jesus...and then sends the Holy Spirit to live inside of us so that we can be like Jesus... that means that being human is not an excuse for our sins... God has given us the ability not to sin if we learn what he wants us to do... and if we really try hard... are we going to mess up? probably!... but does being human give us an excuse to not even try? No... God always forgives when we ask... but God is more pleased if we live in a way that we hardly ever have to ask for his forgivness... make an effort today to go a  whole day without sin... and then see what you want to do with your day tomorrow.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Ezra 8:22b-23 "Our God's hand of protection is on all who worship him, but his fierce anger rages against those who abandon him." So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.

My Thoughts
God will take care of us...if are hearts are with him... he is eager to take care of us!... God wants what is best for us... but when we don't make him a part of our lives ... we are left to do things on our own... when we abandon God we don't have his protection from the bad things of the world... but even if we abandon God he will come back into our lives to help us when we call out to him... when we begin to worship him again... he will lead us down the right paths... he will protect us from our enemies...and will support us as we suffer the consequences of the times when we abandon him... God is good... God will only make right choices for us... our right choice is to always be in worship of God... to always ask his guidance in our day... to always praise him... and honor him with our heart and our actions... God will hear our prayers when we earnestly pray. God loves to protect us... we just have to live close enough to him so that he can,

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Psalm 30:3-5a Sing to the Lord, all your godly ones! Praise his holy name.  For his anger last only a moment, but his favor last a lifetime. 

My Thoughts
I believe that God only gets angry with us when we do wrong because he doesn't like to see us hurt... he gets angry at us when we hurt ourselves just as he would get angry at somebody else for hurting us... but God always, always loves us... he always wants to make things better... he always wants to give us stuff... look at all we have!!... all we have are gifts from God.... wonderful presents that God gives to us when we are mature enough in our walk with him to handle the gifts in a way that we won't hurt ourselves or others with what he gives us.... God always loves us!!.. Always!!... if you even wonder if he doesn't think of some of the people and things that you treasure in your life... those are gifts from God... those things you treasure should make us know without a doubt how much God loves us.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Proverbs 20:27 The Lord's light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

My Thoughts

This verse should really make us think... and make us try our best to always in large and small situations do our best to do what is right and honorable in God's sight... so often the person we try to hide our motives from are ourselves... I will give you an example of something that I did just a couple of days ago... I made toasted pound cake (this is a great snack or breakfast by the say)... anyway I made toasted pound cake for John-Robert (my son) and me... two pieces each...one was the end of the pound cake...I did not want the end piece... and when I thought that I knew I should take it because I should give John-Robert the other... just to be sweet and kind... not selfish... so I decided.. (to deceive myself) to ask John-Robert which plate he wanted.... and just let him pick... I wasn't going to, but I did tell him one was an end piece ...I got another moment of conscience there...oh but I kept going.. working on getting the plate I wanted...but I wanted it guilt free..... and he said I will take the one with the end piece.... I walked away happy that I got the "good" pieces... with a clear conscience (I thought)... but God knew I was not being as kind as I was trying to look... God knew that I was still trying to get the best plate ...and I was trying to do it without feeling selfish... God's light penetrated my human spirit exposing every hidden motive... That what just a piece of pound cake.. or was it...actually that was a demonstration of how selfish I can be at times.... when we have that nudge to do something sweet and kind... we should act on it... its the Holy Spirit inside us guiding us to do what is right... and good... and pure....  we should not deceive others.. we should not deceive ourselves... we CAN NOT deceive God...
I hope that you have a blessed day.  Hugs, Jeannie

Friday, August 6, 2010


Proverbs 20:24 The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way.

My Thoughts
This is grand… just give it to God… let God direct your steps… and you won’t have to know how or why its going to work out… you get to know just that it is… when we give God complete control over our lives… when we ask Him to get us through each day… when we ask God to help us before we speak… when we ask God when we make a decision… if we listen and follow His plan for our life we can just go about the day saying thank you God… being thankful… being secure in the knowledge that all will be okay… because God’s plan for our life is perfect whether we understand it or not! That is really, really exciting if you think about it!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


1 Corinthians 1:25 The foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God's weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

My Thoughts
Oh this is such a good verse to put in your memory!... it is a good verse to repeat to ourselves when we want to take over our life... we we want to plan our day without God... when we want to tackle a problem because we think we know what is best... when we find ourselves thinking we know what is best.. or we find ourselves planning our life we need to call this verse to mind... and ask God what he wants for our day... what his plans are for our day... when we thing we are strong enough to handle a problem... we need to call this to mind and know if we depend on God he is stronger then we could ever be... and we need to give that problem to God... God desires to take care of our needs... God wants to be strong for us... God's plans for our lives are bigger than we even think to imagine... lets put all that we have into God's hands and see where that will lead us!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


1 Corinthians 1:5-7 Through Christ, God has enriched your church in every way--with all of your eloquent words and all of  your knowledge. This confirms that what I told you about Christ is true.  Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of your Lord Jesus Christ.  he will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.

My Thoughts
How exciting is this... if we have Jesus in our hearts and depend on him, God will give us all we need to make us strong... he will give us the words we need in every situation, he will give us the knowledge we need if we seek after it... that will help us in all that we do!!... it says here that they had ever spiritual gift they needed... God will give us all those gifts too if we depend on him.. if we seek after his word... if we call on him in every situation... God sent Jesus to free us from our sins...and give us life more abundantly... God will provide all our needs.. all we have to do is believe in Jesus, ask him into our heart...have faith and seek after him.  I have found this to be so true since I have been reading my Bible daily... so many things that I would have struggled over before... decisions that I would have pondered, worried about or doubted... they are easy to make... because I have been studying God's word... because I can her him now when he nudges me ... and the more I pray... the more I read my Bible... the more I listen... the more I ask... the less I have to ponder, or worry...  the more I just know that I know that I know what God would want me to do in each situation...and the more I can walk away confidently... now even when I know that I have messed up I can go to God and say.... Oh I wasn't listening... please forgive me... I will know to do better next time... and I know that I will do better next time... so the bad decision that I still can make become learning ground to do better... and I can walk away from those and forgive myself and move on with my life!... God is so good and He will walk with you and talk with you ... if you only ask him too!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Romans 16:25 Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says.

My Thoughts
I saw this quote on my son's Facebook page...it so sums up this verse "Stop telling God how big your problems are and start showing your problems how big God is" -Damon Thompson.  Damon Thompson knows God is able to make you strong!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Romans 16:30 Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in my struggle by praying to God for me.  Do this because of your love for me, given to you by the Holy Spirit.

My Thoughts
So often we feel helpless when someone we know and love is in trouble or in pain...when they are struggling... when they are sick...  it is so important to remember that the most important thing we can do for them is pray!... Prayer works... So if you want to help your children, your parents, your spouse, your friends.... even your enemies pray for them!... Ask God to resolve their problems.. to watch over them... so protect them... who better to be on our side than God!... Pray for them before they are sick or in trouble to keep them that way.... lets always be mindful to keep in touch with God about every detail of our lives and the lives of the people we know and love so that God is always on our side!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Romans 15:4b And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled.

My Thoughts
Oh this verse was so meant for me at this time... it is so exciting!... In January when I began my one year journey through the Bible, if I had read this, I would not have understood or even believe this statement... a full seven months later this passage makes me smile, and gives me a peace, it brings joy to my heart!  I, a full seven months later, can say that the Scriptures that God made sure we have, that God put in my hands at this time in my life... these Scriptures give me hope!...they make my faith in God stronger each and every day!.... I know as I begin my eight month into my journey of reading God's word daily that all the God says is true.  I know this because as I grow closer to God I see his promises being fulfilled in my life...and when I read about a new promise that applies to me that I can smile, continue to follow His path for my life and know without doubt that the promise of God that I just read about will come to pass in my life!... I finally understand that through prayer and reading and listening that I can have a peace that does pass all understanding.  For somebody that has suffered anxiety, depression and panic in the past this peace is absolutely amazes me each and every day.  I can see my life changing and evolving each and every day!... For a life that was pretty darn good before it is amazing to see how much more I can be with God leading my steps... how much more I can have as I follow his whispers and nudging at my life, whispers that teach me how to be a better person, a stronger person, a wiser person, a person so much more at peace with life.  I love that I know Romans 14"4b to be true... that the Scriptures give us home and encouragement!... I urge you if you feel hopeless...if you need encouragement to pick up your Bible and start reading it daily... and praying daily, even if you don't understand a thing you read at first... do it in faith that you will begin to understand...and I promise you will begin to understand. God will make his words clearer each and every day... the Scriptures will give you hope and encouragement... God's wonderful Word will change you... just this very morning I heard God say "I love you!... and I said back I love you too God!