Trouble And Evil

Scripture “Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” ~Matthew 6:34, KJ21 Quote Fix your focus on Jesus–His character, ability and love–rather than on your circumstances. ~Charles Stanley Matthew chapter six came up in two of my…

Staying Sharp

Scripture If an iron axhead is blunt and a workman does not sharpen its edge, he must exert a great deal of effort. ~Ecclesiastes 10:10, NET Quote Workaholics are not hero’s who save the day…generally, they are dull people who spend the day doing something the hard way. ~Ya’akov My daddy was a hard worker…

Building A Wall

Scripture So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing important work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you? ” ~Nehemiah 6:3, CSB Quote My persevering, the snail made it on to the Ark. ~C.H. Spurgeon Nehemiah was attempting a great work, an enormous…

Prowling and Growling

Scripture And they return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city.  They scavenge for food; they growl if they are not satisfied. ~ Psalms 59:14-15 (CSB) Quote By prevailing over obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive as his chosen destination. ~Christopher Columbus   In biblical times, dogs were not viewed as pets. I don’t…

Focus

Scripture Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  ~Philippians 4:8, NLT Quote Learn to focus or life will become a blur. ~Anonymous Thirty years ago, when video games first appeared, there was a very addictive…

Focus On The FATHER

Scripture One day soon afterwards Jesus went out into the mountains to pray, and He prayed all night. ~Luke 6:12, LNT Quote Our greatest hindrance in prayer is that we make it more about us than we do the Father. ~Charles Stanley Jesus was the only Begotten. Someone said, “God has many sons, but only…

Focus, Focus, Focus!

Scripture Give to the LORD the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into His courts. Worship the LORD in all His holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before Him.  ~Psalm 96:89, NLT Quote “Before Jehovah’s awesome throne, Ye nations, bow with sacred joy: Know that the LORD is God alone; He can create…

The Gospel Is For Everyone

Scripture Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Do you realize You offended the Pharisees by what you just said?” Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted, so ignore them.” ~Matthew 15:12-14, NLT Quote God has promised and provided a way for every person to receive forgiveness of sin and a…

Stay Focused

Scripture So Peter got out of the boat. He walked on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter saw the wind, he was afraid. He began to sink. ~Matthew 14:39-30, NIrV Quote  When believers focus more on current circumstances than they do the person and power of Jesus, they flounder. ~Bill Patterson In 538 BC, Cyrus…