Monthly Archives: October 2016

SMS 134: 1 Chronicles 28:9abc

And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. -1 Chronicles 28:9abc … Continue reading

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SMS 133: Philippians 4:6

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. – Philippians 4:6 (MSG) Turning worries into prayers transforms our helpless self-reliance into trust and faith in a … Continue reading

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SMS 132: Proverbs 15:23

Everyone enjoys a fitting reply;     it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!                                               … Continue reading

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SMS 131: James 1:12

 Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life. -James 1:12 (MSG) The Christian life is a series … Continue reading

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SMS 130: Proverbs 27:5-6

A spoken reprimand is better     than approval that’s never expressed.  The wounds from a lover are worth it;     kisses from an enemy do you in. -Proverbs 27:5-6 Rebuke and affirmation are both important, and should be done out of love. … Continue reading

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SMS 129: Psalm 90:14

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,     that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. -Psalm 90:14 (NIV) GOd’s love is our hope. It is the dawn to our metaphorical “dark night” seasons in … Continue reading

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SMS 128: Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart;     test me and know my anxious thoughts.  Point out anything in me that offends you,     and lead me along the path of everlasting life.  Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT) Frisking may seem intrusive, but … Continue reading

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