Tuesday, May 31, 2016

True Wisdom-Tuesday Truth


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight."

-Proverbs 9:19 ESV



Wisdom is more than just the application of knowledge. True wisdom is skillful living according to God's plan. God is Wisdom and the wisest decision a person can make in life is to follow Him.

Monday, May 30, 2016

True Wisdom-Monday Motivation


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight."

-Proverbs 9:19 ESV


Knowledge is good, but wisdom is better. Get God's best in life by trusting His wisdom over your own.

Friday, May 27, 2016

True Knowledge-Friday Freedom


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction."

-Proverbs 1:7 ESV


Lord thank You for being all that I need. In You Jesus, I have all the knowledge I need to live a successful life. I may not have all the answers, but You do! I trust You Lord.
AMEN

Thursday, May 26, 2016

True Knowledge-Thursday Thought


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction."

-Proverbs 1:7 ESV


Do you seek God's solutions in life first and foremost or only after you've tried everything else?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

True Knowledge-Wednesday Word


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction."

-Proverbs 1:7 ESV



Have you ever seen someone make a really bad decision? It hurts sometimes when we see those we love go down the wrong path in life, especially when we know that there is a better solution. Jesus looks at you like that sometimes. He sees you choosing your way when He knows (and you know) that His way is better. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

True Knowledge-Tuesday Truth


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction."

-Proverbs 1:7 ESV


All real knowledge comes from God. Books can help. There is nothing wrong with furthering your education. We all need advice from other people along the road of life. But true knowledge begins with God. Everything else is simply a resource. God is your source.

Monday, May 23, 2016

True Knowledge-Monday Motivation


"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction."

-Proverbs 1:7 ESV

All real knowledge comes from God. If you are searching for answers in any part of your life understand that God has all the answers you need! Just ask Him.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Planted-Friday Freedom


Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;


for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 1:5-6 ESV


Lord Jesus, help me set my heart on You above all else. Stir up in me a desire to make pleasing You my highest goal. I know that a life devoted to You will yield blessings, joy, prosperity, and eternal life. In Your name. AMEN

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Planted-Thursday Thought


He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Psalm 1:3-4 ESV


Are you prospering or withering?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Planted-Wednesday Word


He is like a tree

    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
Proverbs 1:3 ESV


A withered plant is the result of inadequate water, light, and nutrients. God says that when you delight in Him and The Bible you will be like a tree by planted by streams. When you seek God diligently you are always connected to the source. Your efforts and endeavors will thrive and prosper because God is your source.


  -HC Armstrong

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Planted-Tuesday Truth


but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 1:2 ESV



Delight means "to have high satisfaction in." Make The Bible your delight everyday.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Planted-Monday Motivation


Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
Psalm 1:1 ESV


God offers blessings to those who actively stay away from ungodly influences. Keep your life clean and you will see the benefits.

Friday, May 13, 2016

His Word-Friday Freedom


Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
    who seek him with their whole heart

Psalm 119: 2 ESV




Lord thank You for Your Word. Even though I can't see Jesus I feel Him through His Spirit and through The Word. In this dark world I have direction through The Bible. Thank You Jesus. AMEN

Thursday, May 12, 2016

His Word-Thursday Thought


Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
    who seek him with their whole heart

Psalm 119: 2 ESV



Believing in God is one thing. But a true Christian seeks God with their entire being. They live to please God. Do you seek Him with your whole heart?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

His Word-Wednesday Word

Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:1

Have you ever had to stumble around a dark room? It can be difficult and frustrating. But it becomes much easier once the light is turned on. That's what The Bible does for your life. Don't stumble through life on your own. Let Christ, through God's Word, be your guide.


  -HC Armstrong

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

His Word-Tuesday Truth

Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the Lord!

Psalm 119:1


Believing and following the promises of God may not always be easy, but it always leads to abundant blessings. Keep following God's will and Word!

Monday, May 9, 2016

His Word-Monday Motivation


Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the Lord!
Psalm 119:1


God promises blessings for those who follow His Word. Keep seeking His will above all else and you will be blessed!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Giving-Friday Freedom

"It is more blessed to give than to receive"
-Acts 20:35 ESV

Lord help me to be more like You. Giving is essential to Your nature and it should be essential to mine. Help me take time to identify those in my life who could use help in some way. You help those who are in need and I want to model You!

AMEN

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Giving-Thursday Thought

"It is more blessed to give than to receive"
-Acts 20:35 ESV

Someone in your life needs help. Who is God calling you to reach out to TODAY?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Giving-Wednesday Word

"It is more blessed to give than to receive"
-Acts 20:35 ESV

During my time in Liberia in 2012 I met a man who asked for some financial help. I decided to give him $20.00. After thanking me he walked off extremely excited jumping up and down praising God with a large smile on his face. Someone noticed my confusion with how excited he was and asked me what I was thinking. I responded that "I knew he would be happy, but not that happy." I was then told that 1 U.S. dollar equaled (at that time) roughly 70 Liberian dollars. So what was only $20.00 to me was about $1,400 to him! 
Don't hesitate to give your time, money, or any type of assistance to someone in need. It may not seem like much to you, but you never know what it will mean to them!

                                    -HC Armstrong

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Giving-Tuesday Truth

"It is more blessed to give than to receive"
-Acts 20:35 ESV

There are many ways you can give to someone else. Giving doesn't have to be just financial. You can give advice, encouragement, or time. God has gifted you to help others in some way. Find out what that way is.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Giving-Monday Motivation

"It is more blessed to give than to receive"
-Acts 20:35 ESV


These simple words of Jesus are very profound. Selflessness and humility go a along way. Be like Jesus and learn to put the needs of others before your own.