Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Meditating on the Word

 Psalms 119:9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity?     By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart;     do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart     that I might not sin against you. 12 Praise be to you, Lord;     teach me …

Continue reading

Psalm 119 Ampli…

Psalm 119 Amplified Bible (AMP) Psalm 119 1 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God’s revealed will). 2 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be …

Continue reading

Taking What Christ Gives

Phil 3:7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found …

Continue reading

So great a cloud of witnesses

Hebrews 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV) 12 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, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. …

Continue reading

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Psalm 119: 57 You are my portion, Lord;     I have promised to obey your words. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart;     be gracious to me according to your promise. 59 I have considered my ways     and have turned my steps to your statutes. 60 I will hasten and not delay     to obey your commands. …

Continue reading

Happy are those…

Matthew 5:1-14 New International Version (NIV) Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. The Beatitudes He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is …

Continue reading

Darkness into light

  1 John 1 Common English Bible (CEB) Announcement about the word of life 1 We announce to you what existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have seen and our hands handled, about the word of life. 2 The life was revealed, and we have seen, …

Continue reading

Be Established in Faith

Colossians 2:6 So live in Christ Jesus the Lord in the same way as you received him. 7 Be rooted and built up in him, be established in faith, and overflow with thanksgiving just as you were taught. 8 See to it that nobody enslaves you with philosophy and foolish deception, which conform to human …

Continue reading

Prayer for Power

A Prayer for the Ephesians Ephesians 3:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts …

Continue reading

Be Still

Psalm 46:9-11 New International Version 1984 (NIV1984) 9  He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire.  10  “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” 11  The Lord …

Continue reading