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.



Monday, October 14, 2013


2 Thessalonians 1:11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call.  may he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.

My Thoughts
Two parts stand out in this verse, "asking our God to enable you" and "good things your faith prompts you to do."

God enables us!  He makes us able!  That is what God's grace is all about enabling us to accomplish more.  When God sends us down something to do for Him, He will give us the ability if we just step out in faith.  We grow by leaps and bounds when we listen to God.  I was reminded of that old TV show Macgyver where he was always accomplishing things with the tools he had on hand.  He could rig anything out of nothing.  We are like that in God's hands... we may go into a situation thinking that we don't have the tools to accomplish what God sends us out to do...  but God can always make a way for us.  We just have to be willing. 

Then there is the part about "doing good things your faith prompts you to do."  God is the author of goodness. Satan so often trips us up by putting questions in our head the minute we think about doing good.  That is when we begin the should I, shouldn't I questions.  That is where God's word comes in handy... we can always use the Bible to see if what we are prompted to do is good by God's standards. If the answer is yes, then we can know for sure we are prompted by faith.  We need to listen to that still, small voice inside of us called the Holy Spirit.  We need to work at hearing Him and letting Him lead our lives.  When we do that goodness that will come out of us will have the power to change the lives around us. 

With God's grace and the prompting of the Holy Spirit to do good, amazing thing begin to happen. And God in all His love for us does this amazing thing, He makes doing good for others affect our lives in the most wonderful ways.  I love that about God! 

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