July 2017 Passages
July 2, 2017
Freely sharing our time, skills, what we own with love connects us deeper in Christ and with each other.
"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
July 3, 2017
Grace from God is what allows us to be able to do more than we could ever image... it allows us to rise above mediocrity and excel.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
July 4, 2017
Happy 4th! As we celebrate freedom in our country, know that God frees us from the things that are destructive and prevent us from living a full life . His freedom goes beyond our time as a US citizen and into our eternal life.
"The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts..."
July 5, 2017
Grace from God allows us to settle our disputes giving strength to swallow our pride to prevent grudges and broken relationships.
"Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.”
July 6, 2017
When we fall and/or desperate, grace is the floor we can firmly stand in Jesus.
"Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.”
July 7, 2017
In His will,our gas tanks stay filled with just enough of Him to live fully moment by moment.
"A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”
July 11, 2017
By Grace we are given everything we need to press on in the plan of God toward the riches of eternal life.
“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
July 12, 2017
Our return on investment is richest; obedient to Jesus.
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.”
July 13, 2017
God is ever present. When we desire to know and be in relationship with him, through prayer we can see the path He has for us; step by step.
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
July 14, 2017
Investing quiet time daily in prayer will provide insight to our day.
"But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
July 15, 2017
Challenges we face are instruments God uses to mold us in His image.
"Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?”
July 17, 2017
God is in our challenges and hardships. May we pray to know how we are being used in each situation for His glory. Our joy is in Him.
"In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.”
July 18, 2017
Gods intent for us is purposeful.
"so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
July 19, 2017
Do we dare to trust the certainty of God's word personalized to us?
"And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.”
July 20, 2017
We are Entrusted by God with talent and skills to fulfill His plan.
"I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,”
July 21, 2017
Setting aside our agenda to fulfill what God has planned transforms us.
"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
July 22, 2017
Be confident in our Father to give us what we need and prompt us to share.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
July 23, 2017
God alone is who can change that which causes us to sin.
"Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”
July 25, 2017
Hope in Jesus is our confidence as we journey in this life.
"But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.”
July 26, 2017
What we see can shake our confidence. Be strong in Jesus.
"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
July 27, 2017
We are instruments for Gods divine plan.
"So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.”
July 28, 2017
Making healthy choices provides energy and well- being to be active in God's daily plan.
"Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?”
July 29, 2017
God chooses to include us; a joy to Him.
"he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,”
July 30, 2017
God is not confined to time. He is always in the present tense. Be comforted; our future is his present state of being.
""Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!””
July 31, 2017
Jesus is the height of faithfulness. Our reliance on Him is our foundation.
"He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.”