1 Thessalonians 5:18

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Hebrews 12:1-2

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:16-17

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Verse Of The Day

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Something To Think About…

Sharing an old Facebook post…

In life you will have trials and tribulations, but know that God’s grace is sufficient. He is well able to keep you through the hurts and pains that come in life, and yes they will surely come! On my bedside table sits a flower pot (covered by the names of my students during that particular school year) given to me by my class at one of the hardest moments in my life, the lost of our child through a miscarriage. It is a reminder to me that although I have lost a natural child I have been blessed to play a part of the lives of so many other children as a teacher, in my community, and in various areas of church ministry. I woke up today remembering the joy of celebrating with Fay Edwards at school my pregnancy, and then how she was also there to speak words of life and encouragement when I could do nothing but cry at a time of hurt, anger, and death (emotionally for me and physically for our child). I am forever grateful to her for the support! The flower pot sits on my bedside table as a memorial, not of pain or lost, but of God’s grace and mercy. There are reports of people considering suicide and even doing it, cutting themselves, and hurting others on a daily basis in the news and online, yet we don’t have to go that route. If you are going through a difficult season know that this too shall pass, just hold on and never quit. God’s grace is truly sufficient if you just believe and trust His word. Believe me, I know from personal experience. I lost a child in April, but so amazingly God also blessed me to have a child in April and for that I am ever grateful! Keep the faith! Be blessed on today family and friends!!

WALK IT OUT

A person who throws their hands up when caught or surrounded is showing that they are surrendering, in other words giving up. The great thing about being a child of God is that when we throw up our hands in surrender it is not the end but the beginning, because then God can move on our behalf. Our victory is assured! We are not defeated, for through Christ we are over comers. Surrender to Him on today. You have not lost for surely the devil is defeated!! Hallelujah! Like the song writer said, “I surrender all. All to Jesus. Precious savior. I surrender all!”

STAND ON THE WORD

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

 

James 4:10 

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 

1 Corinthians 15:57 

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.