1 Peter 1:23 For through the living and eternal Word of God you have been born again. And this "seed" that is planted within you can never be destroyed but will live and grow inside you forever...Where I live in Bozeman, Montana there is the Museum of The Rockies. Part of the museum is a beautiful restored home that dates back over 100 yrs. They also have a garden that has seeds from that era as well. They are continually propagating and protecting these seeds so they can keep their historical value. You and I have an "eternal seed" within us that cannot be destroyed by weather, insects or blight. This "seed" will grow and flourish as we continually feed it by reading, speaking and believing the Word of God.
Prov. 14:30 A sound heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones. Medical science has proven that a person who is full of strife, stress, unforgiveness, jealousy, fear, and anger all have a negative effect on our physical health. On the other hand, a tranquil, clam, peaceful mind will bring health to our bodies. If you find yourself dealing with continual or chronic ailments, maybe its time to check up on your heart attitudes
1 Jn. 5:4,5 For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world - our continuing, persistent faith in Jesus the Son of God. Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world? It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God. To walk in the victory that belongs to us, means that we have to be consistent and persistent in our faith. Faith pleases God and our faith will keep us in the place of continual victory no matter what the challenge.
Prov. 14:17 An impulsive person has a short fuse and can ruin everything, but the wise show self-control. Are you quick-tempered and short on patience? Do you respond before you think? Does it seem that people, traffic, delays, unfulfilled expectations of others, and disappointments push your buttons? Well, if so, I have a word for you - self-control. Upon salvation, each and every believer has been given the nine fruit of the Spirit. One of those fruit is self-control. Yup! We all have them, but, you and I are the ones that are responsible to develop and grow them. This means when tempted to let someone have a piece of your mind, you don't. Every time you yield to self-control it grows. The more you grow, the longer your fuse becomes. Pretty soon you will notice the things that once bothered you no longer push your buttons.
Phil. 1:6 I pray with great faith for you, because I'm fully convinced that the One Who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put His finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ. You, my dear ones, are God's masterpiece, His handy work, His prized possession. He is the Master Designer, Who is sculpting and forming and molding you into His Glorious image. His eye for design is flawless and as He looks at you He knows exactly how to shape you so that you look more and more like Him. As you yield under the Masters hand, He will complete you and add His finishing touches, to make you what He designed you to be.
1 Jn. 5:4,5 You see, every child of God overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world. So who are the world conquerors, defeating its power? Those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. In the Greek this word conqueror denotes a continues action. You and I, who believe that Jesus is the Son of God, share in His continuous victory. Declare today, that you have already conquered any adversity, any situation, any hindrance because of your faith in the One Who overcame it all! See yourself as a World Conqueror!
Ps. 121:3 He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall. God is my keeper, He will never forget nor ignore me. Sometimes we feel all alone. Perhaps no one knows the extent of the sadness, loneliness, or despair we are experiencing. People rush by every day, yet they do not hear the silent cry of our heart. But, dear friends, there is One Who knows and will not ignore or abandon you. I know the pain of being alone, in the dark, after the death of my daughter Lyndsy. I know the utter suffocation of depression as it closes in on you. I know the devastating outcome of divorce and the trauma that brings to your children and loved ones. Yet, through it all, I've learned that there is One Whom I can put my trust and total reliance in. His Name is Jesus! He has NEVER failed me yet.
Heb. 2:1 This is why it is so crucial that we be all the more engaged and attentive to the truths that we have heard so that we do not drift off course. Drifting is very subtle. Often we are even unaware that we are slowly moving away from the truths of God's Word. To drift means - to be carried slowly by a current, move passively, aimlessly, or casually, to digress or stray. You and I enter the fast moving current of the world and it's wrong belief system every day. It is crucial to every believer that we hold on to the solid foundation of the Word of God or we will find that "slowly" we will accept the subtle lies that face us on every turn. If you find that you have drifted in some areas, go back to the basics of God's Word. Let it redirect your thinking to once again line up with "THE TRUTH!"
1 Jn. 1:5-8 God is pure light. You will never find even a trace of darkness in Him. If we claim that we share life with Him, but keep walking in the realm of darkness, we're fooling ourselves and not living the truth. But if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds Him, we share unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, continually cleanses us from all sin. Light exposes everything. When we stay in close fellowship with God, His pure light will require that you and I are open, honest, transparent and willing to deal with any darkness He might reveal to us. In so doing, we will share unbroken fellowship with Him and live our lives with a continual cleansing by the blood of Jesus.
Heb.1:3 The Son is the dazzling radiance of God's splendor, the exact expression of God's true nature - His mirror image! If you want to know God look at the life of Jesus. Jesus represents all that God is, was and ever will be. As this Scripture says, He is the exact expression of God's true nature. So, what's your idea of God? Do you see Him as disconnected, angry, untouchable, and uncaring? Do you want to know who God really is? Then get to know Jesus. Jesus is full of compassion, love and hope, Who went about doing GOOD and HEALING all who were oppressed of the devil. Jesus reached out to the worst of the worst and radically changed their lives. Jesus laid down His very life for the sins of humanity. Do you truly want to know God, get to know Jesus.