37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
1 John 5
14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
“For no word from God will ever fail.” ~ The Angel Gabriel (Luke 1:37)
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:13-14 NKJV)
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
– Proverbs 3:6 nlt
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
The other day I was in the car with a colleague, and he made a statement. A statement that put me in the perfect position to defend our Lord and share my faith. However, it didn’t go down that way. I was completely caught off guard and the opportunity slipped before I had a chance to recover from my stumble. I wasn’t ready, I was unprepared. Preparation is something I need daily. With that, I am putting together a list of scriptures that I can ready every day to better prepare my mind for the day ahead. I would love your help with this. If there is a verse that helps prepare you for the day please comment to share below. I’ll be adding this page to the top menu.
Matthew 22:36-40 | The Greatest Commandment
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Proverbs 3:5 | Trust Him
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Ephesians 6:10-20 | The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.
Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV
My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”[f]
[f]John 1:34 See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts is the Son of God.
Colossians 3:23 ESV
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
Go! Ya little Gazelle, GO! You gotta be motivated.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been attending the Financial Peace University put together by Dave Ramsey. This post was inspired by one of his lessons on dumping debt.
Romans 5:8 (NLT)
8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Hebrews 12:1 NIV Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
Hebrews 12:1 NLT Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
1 Corinthians 13:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7 New Living Translation (NLT)
7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:7 New International Version (NIV)
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1st Corinthians 13 Full Chapter