Happy Monday!

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 6:10-11

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest — and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

Although we may be tempted to hit the snooze button on the alarm a few more times, especially on a Monday, it’s time to rise and shine for another week of work.  Laziness may sound good now but you’ll pay for it later. Hard work brings prosperity, laziness brings poverty.  Take pleasure in the work God gives you and do your work diligently for the glory of the Lord. Work is a gift so be cheerful and thank God  for your job.

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Smile, Jesus Loves You!

Proverbs 15 13

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 15:13

A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.

Even though there may be things going on in our lives that make us feel sad, we cannot let them bring us down. There is still good in the world, there are still good people and there is still a reason to smile. If you’re having a bad day, feeling stressed out or feeling blue think about all the good things in your life and all that God has done for you. Sing joyfully to the Lord and let Him refresh your spirit. Count your blessings and not your troubles and remember, Jesus loves you and will never leave you and that’s more than enough reason to smile.

Use Your Gifts    

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:6-8

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

 

God has given you gifts specific to the purpose He has planned for you.  As part of the body of Christ, it’s your responsibility to discover how to use those gifts to bless the world around you.  Whatever your gift is, your goal should be to use it to the best of your ability for God’s purpose so that He may be glorified.

A Cheerful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

 

You can choose to be worried and miserable or you can choose to trust God and be happy.  The way to a cheerful heart begins in giving thanks to God in every situation. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder.

A Cheerful Heart

Proverbs 15 15

 

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

 

You can choose to be worried and troubled or you can choose to trust God and be happy.  The way to a cheerful heart begins in giving thanks to God in every situation. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder.

A Cheerful Giver

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

Spread the love of Christ with your fellow man this Christmas. There are a couple of weeks left until Christmas so you still have time to make a donation to a worthy cause that helps the needy. Follow your heart and remember that the Lord has blessed you so you can bless others. Whether it’s big or small make a donation to your favorite charity, every bit helps and makes a difference in the lives of others.

Smile, Jesus Loves You!

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Verse of the Day:   Proverbs 15:13

A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.

 

Even though there may be things going on in our lives that make us feel sad, we cannot let them bring us down.  There is still good in the world, there are still good people and there is still a reason to smile.  Jesus loves you and will never leave you and that’s more than enough reason to smile.