Praise Him

May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face to shine upon us, 
that your way may be known upon earth,

    your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;

    let all the peoples praise you.

 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you judge the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations upon earth.   
 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you.

 The earth has yielded its increase;
    God, our God, has blessed us.
 May God continue to bless us;
    let all the ends of the earth revere him.

Psalm 67

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Happy February!

February

Hello February! It’s heart month.

Keep your heart with all vigilance,
   for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 4:23

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The Good Shepherd

Believe2“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.  The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,  just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.  I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”
John 10: 11-16

Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”

Psalm 100: 3

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Don’t Be Afraid!

He is Lord

Remember, in the midst of your storm, God takes notice. Don’t be afraid! He will calm your storm or He will ride it out with you. Just as He revealed His glory to those in the boat when He walked on water, He will be beside you, too. He is Lord!

“When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land.  When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He intended to pass them by.  But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out;  for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Then he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded,  for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.”

Mark 6:47-52

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To Infinity and Beyond!

morning sunGod, your steadfast, never-giving-up, never-ending love is so huge that it fills the heavens. Your faithfulness is so vast that it rises to the clouds and beyond. Under your loving wings we find comfort and refuge. In your house of love I sit around the table feasting. Your life and love are like a fountain in my life. You are the love-filled light that allows me to see and understand. My God, your faithful love is precious to me!

Read Psalms 36: 5-10

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Sunday is the Seventh Day – a Sabbath to the Lord

7th day“So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.” Genesis 2:3

“Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.”
Exodus 20: 8-11

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The Lord Finds, Hears and Sees

“She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

Genesis 16: 13

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Live As the Light

light in heart “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5: 14

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Stand Firm on the Rock

Lord is rock“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.  And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”  Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.”

Matthew 16:13-23

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