Enjoy Life 

Ecclesiastes 3 12

Verse of the Day:  Ecclesiastes 3:12

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

God has given you the precious gift of life and He wants you to be happy and enjoy it. Enjoy all of God’s blessings with a thankful heart. Enjoy yourself in the things of the Lord. Spend time doing things that make you happy with the people you love. Whenever have the opportunity to do good for others, do it. Life is short and God doesn’t want you to go through it sad or discouraged. Be happy, keep life simple, love God and love people.

Praise the Lord at All Times   

Psalm 34 1

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:1

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

No matter what is going on in your life praise the Lord. In good times, praise the Lord. During difficult times, praise the Lord. At all times, praise the Lord. Praise invites God’s presence into every situation. Praise gets the focus off of you and onto God and when you focus on God it changes your heart and increases your faith. Give honor, praise, and glory to God because He is good, He is worthy of all praise and because we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. (Romans 8:28) Let His praise always be on your lips.

Seek Peace

Psalm 34 14

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Evil is all around us, all we have to do is turn on the evening news to see proof of the evil in this world. To live a peaceful life, the Bible tells us to turn from evil. This includes evil people, evil places and all things evil. Instead, do good according to God’s Word through faith and with love for the honor and glory to God. Ask the Lord to give you the strength and grace to actively seek peace if at all possible in every area of your life and with all people. Peace is its own reward.

Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

 

There are going to be times when you say, “God, I don’t understand why this is happening.”  That’s when you must learn to accept that you will not always understand everything God is doing. That’s when you just have to trust that God has a plan and that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Life is not always going to be easy but if you learn to trust God with all your heart you will have peace, joy and happiness in this life.

Christlike Mindset             

Philippians 2 5

 

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 2:5

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus

 

In everything you do and as you interact with people, follow the example of Jesus Christ.  Before you speak, before you act, ask yourself how Jesus would handle the situation. In the 90s the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) became popular as a reminder to follow the example of Jesus. The Bible tells us that Jesus was humble, obedient, patient, giving, forgiving, loved God and all people. Live your life in such a way that others will see Jesus in you.

Set the Example

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Verse of the Day:  Titus 2:7-8

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

 

It’s not enough to just deliver the message and teachings, you have to live it too.   It’s easy to say one thing and do another but if you really love God you will strive to set the example for others. Live a life of integrity and uprightness during good times and in difficult times. Let your light shine for others to see so that they may be moved to know, love and serve God.

Teaching Children About God

Proverbs 22 6

 

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

 

One of the most important things we can ever teach children is how much God loves them.   Knowing they are loved by God Himself will give them confidence to shine.  Let’s be examples for the children in our lives and teach them what it is to know and love God and what it is to be loved by Him.