Tuesday, September 26, 2017

a Mighty Word ~ peace

"make every effort to do what leads to peace..." Romans 14:19

Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.


we are loved and chosen by God,

may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Reminder:  SYATP is tomorrow, Wednesday, September  27 (730am at Pine, 7am most other schools)

For the last 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer, students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation.  All around the globe, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. I look forward to praying with you there!

Monday, September 25, 2017

listen... today's bonus

Do you listen intentionally? Listening is important to developing close relationships and meeting the needs of others. It's also essential to hearing what God wants to tell us. But often our hearing is impaired by the distractions all around and even within us.

My friends Dalene Parker and Linda Gilden asked me to invite my Saltshakers for Him readers to join them for a fresh start in activating ordinary words in extraordinary ways. The word for this week is LISTEN. Please see their Facebook page Weekly Words to Live By for more details.

I'm tuning in to hear what God has to say to me this week about listening. What about you?

we are loved and chosen by God,
may be live like we believe it!
veneal

He knows...

"Be still, and know that I am God..." Psalm 46:10
Feeling alone and surrounded with mountains of uncertainties?
Stop and look closely...God is as near as our next breath.  He is with us every step of the way.  No mountain is too high with Him.

we are loved and chosen by God,

may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Friday, September 22, 2017

time for a change...

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His.  He changes times and seasons;  He deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise  and knowledge to the discerning." Daniel 2:20-21
Today's the day.  There's a change in the air; Fall is here.  Besides crisp, cool days, God has other changes in store for us too:

A change of heart
Healing of the body
Direction in a relationship
Deeper faith
Increased love
Greater patience
A letting go of "stuff"

Father, it's time for a change, and we are ready.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Thursday, September 21, 2017

follow the leader...

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;  I will counsel you with My loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8

In the hands of a caring teacher, one who's received little direction, encouragement or hope elsewhere is transformed into a precious treasure.

When we teach like Jesus, we love like Jesus... and lives are changed for the good.  You are making a difference in the future of others.

we are loved and chosen by God,

may we live like we believe it!
veneal

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

a Mighty Word ~ timing

"No sooner had they set their feet on the dry ground that the water of the Jordan returned to their place and ran at flood stage as before."  Joshua 4:18
Sometimes we think God's timing is off, but think again.  How many times did He respond too quickly or too late in the Bible? 

Father, help us remember You have a divine plan, and it will not be thwarted.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it!
veneal

Monday, September 18, 2017

keep turning the pages...

"I thank my God every time I remember you... 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 1:3,6

If your life were a book, how would it read?
God has already recorded every part of our life from the beginning to the end. He knows every disappointment, every loss, every challenge. And the Good News is that with Christ, our story ends in victory! God has written out a plan to bless and prosper us. 

So how does it work? When we go through a disappointment, or through a loss, don’t stop on that page. Make the decision to keep moving forward. There’s another chapter ahead.

Keep turning the pages.  No matter what is going on now, our story gets better with Him.  And it definitely has a happily ever after ending.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it!
veneal