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Posted on: September 4, 2009 7:33 am
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VOD 09/04/09 Proverbs 22:6


VOD 09/04/09: Raise Your Children to Know Him…


Verse:

Proverbs 22:6
   Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (KJV)

Thought:

   Children don't need to be taught, they need to be trained. Life is not about intellectual lessons, but about integrating truth into the fabric of our daily lives. God calls us to move our children and their training up on the list of our priorities. You would be hard pressed to find anything more important than to raise a child to live according to God’s word.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. Help us as we seek to know the best thing to do with our children, to share our love and Your truth with them. We want them to know and love You even better than we do. Give us wisdom and courage to make wise decisions and tenderness to implement them in our family's life.
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD and our Savior…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day and upcoming weekend.

May God Bless,
Michael


Category: General
Posted on: September 3, 2009 8:15 am
 

VOD 09/03/09 Psalms 103:2-4


VOD 09/03/09: The LORD is Our Benefactor…

Verse:

Psalms 103:2-4
   Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; (KJV)

Thought:

   A Personal Note: My wife’s aunt just received some glorious news. The lump in her breast is not cancer. Initial tests had led her doctor to predict a 97% chance that it was. She is a God-fearing true daughter of God who was ready to go home if it was His will. She put her complete trust and faith in Him and He rewarded her with life. Therein lies the lesson.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. O LORD, Thank You for confirming our trust and faith in You in so many ways. Allow the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds and eyes so that we may recognize Your glorious workings in our lives. Let us exhibit Your will so that others may see and share in Your blessings.
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD and our Savior…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day.

May God Bless,
Michael


Category: General
Posted on: September 2, 2009 8:05 am
 

VOD 09/02/09 Ecclesiastes 9:11


VOD 09/02/09: Life Happens to Everyone…

Verse:

Ecclesiastes 9:11
   I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. (KJV)

Thought:

   In this scripture we are taught that good and bad things happen to good and bad people alike. It’s called life. God does not impose Himself into every single facet of a person’s life. What He has done, though, is supply His people with the tools and knowledge to cope with events that don’t necessarily go our way. It’s called His Word...The Bible.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. O Lord, walk with us and let Your Spirit fill us with the determination we need to live our lives as Your Son, Jesus, lived His. In studying Your Word, allow us to absorb the knowledge You have given us and use it to ease our daily burdens and glorify Your name.
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD and our Savior…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day.

May God Bless,
Michael
 

Category: General
Posted on: September 1, 2009 8:21 am
Edited on: September 1, 2009 9:44 am
 

VOD 09/01/09 Titus 3:8


VOD 09/01/09: Do Deeds From the Heart…

Verse:

Titus 3:8
   This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. (KJV)

Thought:

   But the Bible says, in Ephesians 2:9, ‘Not of works, lest any man should boast’. There is no contradiction here. A good person does good works with love for God and humanity. The Father looks to the heart and knows whether a deed was done out of sincerity or for personal self-gratification and accolades. Do it for Him and you do it for yourself.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. Gracious Lord, be with us and let Your Spirit confirm in us our resolve to do Your works from the heart for the betterment of others and the substantiating of Your Word. Let us not be selfish in our intent but show Your will as an example to others.
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD and our Savior…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day.

May God Bless,
Michael



Category: General
Posted on: August 31, 2009 8:57 am
 

VOD 08/31/09 Ephesians 2:19


VOD 08/31/09: Our Lives Are a Gift…

Verse:

Ephesians 2:19
   Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; (KJV)

Thought:

   Those of us who have been Christians a long time sometimes forget that we have no claim or right to the grace we have received. To be a part of God's family is grace. Our lives are a gift from the Holy One who spoke into existence the universe (in which we are) and who knows how to share and love in ways we can't even imagine.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. For the boundless love you have given to us, O God, we can only fall to our knees and thank You for. Your awesome holiness is beyond our understanding. Yet Your infinite grace is ours because of Your love, which cost You so much. We thank You.
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD ands our Savior…Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day and week.

May God Bless,
Michael


Category: General
Posted on: August 30, 2009 8:27 am
Edited on: September 10, 2009 10:36 am
 

VOD 08/30/09 Psalms 16:8


VOD
08/30/09 : Keep Him the Focus of Your Thoughts...

Verse:


Psalms 16:8

   I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (KJV)


Thought:


   There are many things that can trouble our lives, but none that can shake us loose from the grip of God's grace if our hearts remain close to Jesus as our Lord, and our hope remains focused on the Lord's return. If Jesus is our Lord, then all of life's greatest blessings lie ahead of us and we will let nothing rob us of this coming glory.

Prayer:


Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. You are worthy of majesty, honor, and praise. We lift up Your name and place it above every name. As we look to the future, we want to honor You and find You there. Since we believe You will never leave or forsake us, we will always look ahead to find You leading the way .
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD and our Savior...Amen.



Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day of worship and upcoming week.

May God Bless,

Michael


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Category: General
Posted on: August 29, 2009 11:23 am
Edited on: August 29, 2009 11:26 am
 

VOD 08/29/09 Psalms 116:1-2

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VOD
08/29/09 : He’s Hears Your Prayers Always...

Verse:


Psalms 116:1-2

   I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. (KJV)


Thought:


   Understanding the Lord's love and nearness should lead us to serve him and continue our relationship with him. While we love God for many reasons, we want to express our love to him, especially for his personal concern for us. He shows it in so many ways to those who follow His teachings and exhibit His will. Take a moment and thank Him for all His gifts to us.

Prayer:


Our Heavenly Father,

   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. Lord, thank You for hearing our prayers. Thank You for answering so many with the answers we sought from You. Give us patience when we cannot see Your hand in other situations. Please strengthen our faith so that we will never outlive our trust and faith in You.
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD and our Savior...Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day and weekend.

May God Bless,
Michael

 




Category: General
Posted on: August 28, 2009 9:12 am
 

VOD 08/28/09 Matthew 20:26-28


VOD 08/28/09: Be a Servant to Those You Lead...

Verse:

Matthew 20:26-28
   But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (KJV)

Thought:

   Jesus didn’t come to us to be worshiped. People just naturally fell to their knees in the presence of glory. He came to us as a teacher and as a servant, to help us learn how to obtain salvation and grace and to pay the ultimate price for mankind’s sins. Would it not be befitting, then, that we proffer our assistance to our fellow man in time of need? He expects that of us.

Prayer:

Our Heavenly Father,
   Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. Lord, fellowship with us today and let Your Spirit show us the way to help those less fortunate than we are. Fill us with love, compassion, and mercy and let us set an example to others of Your limitless kindness and generosity to those who follow Your teachings and exhibit Your will.
   We lift our prayers up to You, our LORD and our Savior...Amen.


Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and pleasant day and upcoming weekend.

May God Bless,
Michael

Category: General
 
 
 
 
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