Your Inner Circle

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 13:20

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

 

Choose wisely the people with whom you surround yourself, especially, your inner circle.  Whether we like it or not, we are influenced by those closest to us.  Be determined to surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, who inspire you and most importantly, who love the Lord.

Love Yourself

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Verse of the Day:  Mark 12:31

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.

 

Sometimes we forget the “as yourself” part of this verse. Many of us struggle with loving and taking care of ourselves, we even feel guilty for doing so. We put everyone else’s needs first but the truth is we can’t love anyone else if we don’t take care of our own health, mind, body, and spirit.  Make self-care a priority and remember, you can’t pour out blessings from an empty cup.

Your Testimony

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 3:15

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

 

Knowing scriptures will come in time, but you don’t have to have every scripture in the Bible memorized before you can tell someone about Jesus.  Your personal testimony is the most powerful thing you can share with someone.  If someone asks you why you believe in Jesus, tell them your story, tell them what He has done for you and how your life has changed.

Be a God Pleaser

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Verse of the Day:  Galatians 1:10

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

 

We all fall into the trap of trying to please people, especially the people we love.  But the truth is, the only one we need to please is God. Don’t be influenced by people who don’t know God, instead be strong in what you believe and why you believe it.   By living a life that is focused on God’s truth and is pleasing to Him we will attract the right people into our lives.

 

Give Hope

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 9:18

But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

 

As we immerse ourselves in the Christmas season let’s not forget those in need.  There are so many ways we can help the poor.  Ask God to lead you in finding a way to help those in need this holiday season and throughout the year. Let God work through you as you donate your time, money, food, or services. A little goes a long way and gives so much hope to many.

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

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Verse of the Day:  James 1:19

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

 

‘Tis the season to be jolly.  Even though it’s the most wonderful time of the year everyone is busy, stressed out, in a hurry, and not always as polite as they can be. As Christians, let’s try to set an example of how to treat others.  Let’s be patient, kind and slow to anger and remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

The Lifter of My Head

 

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 3:3

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

 

Thanksgiving Day is over and not everyone has or was able to spend time with family and friends.  For some, the holidays can be lonely and even a sad time. I sometimes feel it too. I miss loved ones that have passed and those who can’t be near me. But we are not alone, God is with us in every moment of every day. If we focus on the Lord, his goodness, and our blessings He will get us through it.