Live at Peace

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:18

If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people.

The Bible tells us that we should try our best to live at peace with all people. This includes our family, friends, our brothers and sisters in Christ, the people we work with and as much as possible we should try to make peace with our enemies. We should stand up for what is right, pray for peace and do whatever we can to promote it by living godly lives that honor the Lord. We cannot control what other people do, but we certainly can seek to control our own actions and responses. It may not always be easy, but it will be worth it to try to live peacefully with others, especially those who are difficult to deal with. Do not be vengeful, overcome evil and do your part to live at peace.

Memorial Day

John 15 13

Verse of the Day:  John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

As we celebrate and enjoy our freedom this Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday as we remember those who died in active military service.  Let’s honor and pay respect to these heroes by praying for their families, our leaders and our country. No matter what is happening around us and the current condition of our country remember, we still live in one of the best nations in the world. Enjoy your freedom but don’t forget the price others have paid for it when they laid down their life and gave all.

Bad Influences

Proverbs 22 24-25

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 22:24-25

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.

It’s clear that our friendships can have an influence on us, either for good or bad. It’s important to choose the people who are close to us wisely. Choose godly friends that will be a positive influence in your life instead of people who can’t control their anger with whom you may eventually find yourself in a bad situation.  A bad temper is contagious.

Love Forgives

Colossians 3 13

Verse of the Day:  Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

In all our relationships, whether it’s with a friend, family member or spouse at some point one of us may do something to make the other angry or hurt each other’s feelings. We’re not perfect and we make mistakes. It may be something small or something really big, either way it’s how we handle these offenses that determines how the relationship will proceed. It takes genuine forgiveness to make a relationship work and survive. God has forgiven us of all our sins both big and small and He expects us to forgive others as well.

Give God the Glory!

Psalm 63 3

Verse of the Day: Psalm 63:3

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

Our worst day with God is better than our best day without Him. Our life, health, job, riches, friends and family and everything else are meaningless without the love of God. Everything here on earth is temporary but God’s love for us is forever and nothing can ever separate us from His love. We have so much to be grateful for and when we begin to glorify God for all He has done for us and count our blessings we see that His love is better than life itself.

Life is Not About Possessions

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Verse of the Day:  Luke 12:15

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

Christmas is exactly 25 days away and although it’s nice to be able to give gifts to our loved ones as a token of our love, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves that life is not about possessions. People trying to buy the newest car, the biggest house or the next big thing are never satisfied. Possessions cannot bring you true happiness, only Jesus can truly satisfy your soul. Life is not about the material possessions you have it’s about having loving relationships with the Lord, your family and friends.

A Friend in Jesus

John 15 15

Verse of the Day:  John 15:15

I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

How awesome to have a friend in Jesus.  He knows you, He cares about you and He loves you more than you will ever know.  He always has your best interest at heart and He’ll never turn his back on you. He’ll never leave you, He’s always there for you and you can always count on Him.  He wants to spend time with you so you will never feel alone.  You can tell Him anything and you can believe that He will never betray your trust.  There is no friend like Jesus, He’s the best friend you’ll ever have.

Take Care of Your Soul

3 John 1 2

 

Verse of the Day:  3 John 1:2

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

 

Make sure you take care of your body, but don’t forget to also take care of your soul, good health starts from the inside.  Do things that make you smile and bring you joy.  Do volunteer work, it not only helps others, it makes you feel happy too.  Forgive, let go of anger and hurt so you can move forward. And remember, the most important thing you can do for your soul is to spend alone time with God.

Share the Love    

1 John 4 11

 

Verse of the Day:  1 John 4:11

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

 

God’s love flows to us and it also needs to flow through us.  When we receive God’s love it will change our heart so much that we feel the need to share it with other people.  We can share God’s love by practicing forgiveness, compassion and by praying for one another. God’s love is meant to be shared so let your light shine everywhere you go.

Memorial Day

John 15 13

 

Verse of the Day:  John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

 

As we celebrate and enjoy our freedom this Memorial Day let’s take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday as we remember those who gave their lives in active military service.  Let’s honor these heroes by praying for their families, praying for one another and praying for our country.