February 2017 Passages

February 1, 2017

Time; a precious gift that can be spent and invested having eternal purpose.

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

February 2, 2017

A thankful perspective: Is there anything as lasting as this?

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV 

February 3, 2017

Learning and living Gods word produces wise conversation.

"From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.”
Proverbs 10:31 NIV 

February 4, 2017

May what we say to each bring life.

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.”
James 3:9-10 NIV

February 5, 2017

When in doubt on what to do:

"Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV

February 6, 2017

We, the elect, covered in Grace are moved to obey .

"To God’s elect, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.”
1 Peter 1:1-2 NIV

February 7, 2017

Faith in Him during challenges proves to be priceless.

"These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
1 Peter 1:7 NIV

February 8, 2017

We live because of Him. Our obedience allows us to grow.

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
John 15:1-2 NIV

February 9, 2017

Know this, there is purpose for you. Freely allow Him to use your experiences to develop who your are designed to be.

"being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 1:6 NIV

February 10, 2017

Sometimes we don't see what God   Sees for us. Through prayer,Our faith family can help us when we are not sure.

"Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.”
Acts 9:8 NIV

February 11, 2017

It is the act of remaining calm, thinking through before speaking or behaving. It is careful to do or be over a long time. It does not act annoyed, impulsive or act out of emotion. It is patient.

The greatest is Love  "Love is patient,"
1 Corinthians 13:4

February 12, 2017

To be gentle; to desire to help; to desire to do good; to endure .

"Love is kind."
1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV

February 13, 2017

Be aware and refrain from resentment , wanting what someone else has, or a desire to brag because..

"Love, It does not envy, it does not boast
1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV 

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day!  Love deeply even those who irritate and dislike you.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV

February 15, 2017

Practice  mercy and placing concern for others above self 

"Love, It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV

February 16, 2017

Focus in faith on what is good and what is true.

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
1 Corinthians 13:6-7 NIV

February 17, 2017

Love is the very essence of Who God is. How we are able to be patient, kind, humble, and give grace to people who irritate us is because of Him. He is our source of true love.

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
1 John 4:8 NIV

February 19, 2017

The human tendency is to rebel , yet obedience to God is key to Holy living. Pray for wisdom and strength to submit.

"Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry.”
1 Samuel 15:22-23 ASV 

February 20, 2017

Seeing ourselves and others as Jesus sees, we become transformed.

"But The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.””
1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

February 21, 2017

The talent given to you; use as you know in your heart Jesus desires. 

"He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Luke 10:2 NIV

February 22, 2017

Thoughts about not being good enough, unwanted, or not fitting in are not of God. In those moments pray. Refuse the captivity and choose freedom of knowing who you belong to.

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

February 23, 2017

It is in the quiet we discover Jesus and can focus on the direction He leads.

"and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands,”
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV 

February 24, 2017

By Christ's design we are to speak life to each other; refusing to give into the emotion of frustration and anger that can destroy and kill.

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

February 25, 2017

God is in all our circumstances , training our minds and hearts to focus on Him is His will for us.

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV 

February 27, 2017

Pray continually throughout the day to keep focus on what is right and good to reflect the image of God .

"We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”
Hebrews 2:1 NIV

February 28, 2017

Made in His image; we have His power to do good even when having a bad day.

"Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.””
1 Peter 3:13-14 NIV 

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