March 2017 Passages

March 2, 2017

Select friends and role models who reflect the character of Jesus. 

"Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
2 Timothy 2:22 NIV 

March 3, 2017

When life is too much to bear, remember for those who trust in Him, He will hold together.

"The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
Colossians 1:15, 17 NIV 

March 4, 2017

Pray confidently in His will. 

"I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
Psalm 34:4-5 NIV

March 5, 2017

We are not meant to " go it alone" or "figure it out ourselves". How to live is opposite of our culture. We are meant to rely in total on Jesus. To know Him is to trust Him with your life. Spend time with The Good Shepherd today.

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—”
John 10:14 NIV 

March 6, 2017

Sometimes we may think what we do has no meaning. Press forward in faith, seek God for direction. Purpose is in the smallest of details too. 

"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV 

March 7, 2017

As with Moses, When sent on a journey, be strong and courageous in the strength of God. 

"So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you.””
Exodus 3:10-12 NIV 

March 8, 2017

We get to choose to live and be defined by the One living in us.

"the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
John 14:17 NIV 

March 10, 2017

We belong to the God of all the universe, creator of heaven and earth. That is a comfort, especially on bad days. Allow Him to live through you.

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
John 15:16 NIV 

March 11, 2017

It is not easy to be set apart; to reject thoughts or actions that twist the truth.

"If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
John 15:19 NIV 

March 12, 2017

Standing firm in faith involves risk.

"Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”
John 15:20 NIV 

March 13, 2017

We are free to submit to the Will of God on earth so that we may have eternal life with Him in Heaven.

"For many are invited, but few are chosen.””
Matthew 22:14 NIV 

March 14, 2017

We are called to live a quiet life with God leading; rather than a need for popularity defined by our culture.

"For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Matthew 23:12 NIV 

March 15, 2017

To live as Christ is to be all in,all the time. 

"Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.””
Mark 12:43-44 NIV

March 16, 2017

Through the obstacles and assurances stay focused on the dream set deep in your heart.

“What is impossible with man is possible with God.””
Luke 18:27 NIV 

March 17, 2017

Pray continually for clarity and wisdom so distractions don't  pull you away from the truth.

"Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.”
Mark 13:5-6 NIV

March 19, 2017

We are intimately known by God and His plan is to do great things through us.

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; ””
Jeremiah 1:5 NIV

March 20, 2017

When thinking about what you will do today, remember, your agenda is rooted in Christ.

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
Matthew 24:35 NIV 

March 21, 2017

Because we are in the detail of our day we don't always see globally the good God intends with our situations.

"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”
Genesis 50:20 NASB

March 22, 2017

Sometimes it is through our experiences we are redirected or even corrected by God  to get straight the path he has for us.

"My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves.””
Hebrews 12:5-6 NIV

March 23, 2017

Each encounter today is an opportunity to show Christ in you.

"Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”
John 12:26 NIV 

March 24, 2017

May the hope and joy of our day be the desire to serve and show the people who see us the image of Christ.

"For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes?"
1 Thessalonians 2:19 NIV 

March 25, 2017

Truly, our treasure is life in Christ that no one can touch or destroy. 

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”
Matthew 6:19 NIV 

March 26, 2017

The most meaningful conversation to have is with our Lord.  Share what is in your heart and listen to his response and direction. He knows your need before you speak. Yet telling him opens awareness to His presence. Peace for the start of the week.

"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Matthew 6:6 NIV

March 27, 2017

Our choices on how we respond and live each moment displays our character.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21 NIV 

March 28, 2017

Even the people who are hard to be around or who even don't like us, Jesus instructs us to love; a Holy choice to obey.

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples.””
John 13:34-35 NIV

March 29, 2017

Sometimes people and situations can make you feel less than who you are and are called to be. Remember there is a God bigger and Mighty who defends us.

"The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 27:1 NIV

March 30, 2017

Choose words that build people up. Even when angry pray for strength to resist words that are destructive.

"The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
Proverbs 12:18 NIV 

March 31, 2017

Sometimes what we are up against seems insurmountable. Courage and strength in Christ allows us to overcome.

"Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.”
Psalms 31:24 NASB

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