Monday, January 21, 2013

Seek Ye First Part 2

Do everything as if unto the Lord. (Col 3:23) Make all you can, Save all you can, so you can Give all you can- John Wesley Measure all council against God’s word. Trust in God and have peace that he is taking you to the right place (Proverbs 3:23) Pay bills on time (Prov. 3:27) Pray for your enemies, and don’t waste time on stewing over their wrongdoings. (Prov.25:21) Help people without being a false savior (Prov. 6:1-5) Use words to edify all people, not destroy (Prov. 11:2) Be thankful for the circumstances that keep you humble. Cover my family with words of blessing (Prov. 10:22, 18:21) Love covers all sin(Prov 10:22) Children are more important than things, so when children break things, show them they are what is of value Don’t say anything unless you fully mean it and are prepared to make good on your word (Prov 12:19,22; James 5:12) Show you believe God's promises by speaking them. Operate in victory, not drama (prov 12:25) The longer you wait for a good thing, the sweeter it is (Prov 13:12) Embrace godly correction (Prov. 13:18) Bless your mess. If we are too clean, nothing is being accomplished (Prov 14:4) If you lack anything, rejoice that you have the opportunity to receive something (Matt 5:3-10) Rushing anything accomplishes a less than favorable result. The fear of the Lord is free, and it’s benefits are priceless (Prov 15:16) It is more important to give mercy than to be right. (Prov. 23:9) Pray about everything. (Prov 19:21) Integrity is an excellent inherintance. (Prov. 20:7) It is not our job to get even.(Prov 20:22) A peaceful house starts with a wife that serves and blesses. (Prov. 21:9) A secure house is ensured with a husband that loves wisdom (Prov. 21:16) The most important lessons for children include godly wisdom. (Prov 21:16) Joy from riches is a lie, so balance your time and be content with what you have.(Prov. 23:5) Be disciplined to fall in love with God. (Prov. 23:17)*Don’t encourage invasive media by involving your knowledge of it. some things are better to be ignorant of. (prov 26:17) Discern when to simply be honest and not to pretend to agree just to avoid conflict. (Prov. 27:6; 28:24)Create an environment of provision (prov. 27:7)Treat everything you have with care. (Prov.27:23,24) Routine will eventually produce blessings. (Prov. 28:20) Confess immediately, and receive mercy (Prov 20:13) Joy is the net that catches souls- Mother Theresa Receive faith and peace so that we can love extravagantly (Gal 5:6) Laughter melts away fear Even in a wicked world, good deeds make a difference. (Prov. 29:16) Sometimes our eyes lie. Trust God over what we see. ( Hebrews 11:7) A house will run more smoothly when we know about God. (Prov 29:18) We should not act in fear of man. (Prov 29:25)Act with a sound mind, full of power and love.(2 Timothy 1:7) The only one trustworthy of our future is God. Our work alone is never good enough. A homemaker never has enough energy, time, money, knowledge, or grace in her own power. However, she must continue to work toward the goal- working hard, managing well, shopping smart, and caring for all while humbly acknowledging the fear of the Lord. (Prov. 31) Everyday should include gratitude, the filling of the Holy Spirit, a release of worries through prayer, and worship in words and deeds. Jesus paid for our transgressions, so we don’t need to punish ourselves. Live in grace. (Hebrews 4) Live life as a victorious adventure. (1 Cor. 2:9) We are here to serve, not to be served. (Luke 9:23) Don’t be easily offended. (Matt 11:16) Giving grace pours beauty on your offender (1 Peter 3:8) People are people- no matter the age or comprehension level. Practice the gifts and interests that God has given you with hope. They are yours for a purpose. Everything fades when we look to Jesus.(prov 3:27) Concentrate on your own responsibilities, not on exposing another’s lack of responsibility. Don’t tattle. (Mica 3:8, James 2:13) When you know God tells you to do something, it may be hard. However, it is easier to do it than to ignore it. (Prov. 3:27) Nothing is impossible.(Mark 10:27)The gift of nature is avaliable everywhere: The trees, the sky, the animals. All it costs is time to appreciate it. There is beauty to be found in every person. Paradise is found by losing yourself. Lose yourself by praising God. Trust God like a child. (Ephesians 5:1) The door to rest is always open. (Hebrews 4) If you offer to do something, don’t turn around and complain about it. (1 Peter 4:9) When life is hard, rejoice that it will get better. (Psalm 30:5) Love relentlessly believes in others. (1 Corinthians 13) If you give, you will not want. My kingdom is far greater than my selfish desires. (John 18:36) There is no such thing as a bad day. (Psalm 139) Fear is a lie and should be fought, not an option to be considered.(John 8:44)Tell your mountain to move. (Luke 17:6) Every face reflects the likeness of God (Matthew 25:37) Pay your taxes without complaining. (Luke 20:25) Love God, love people. This should be the focus of everything. (Mark 12:30-31) Never deny a child a hug. Believe God is who He says He is. (Psalm 77:14) To see God’s power, shrink your “gods”. (Mark 10:21, 9:42-49)We are blessed with spiritual blessings right now.(Ephesians 1:3) Be content right here and now while expecting gain. (1 Timothy 6) Don’t curse each other. (James 3:10) Let the little things excite you. (Zechariah 4:10) Judge yourself by what you know is right; judge others by the law of mercy.Mom and Dad are different, but as good as one. (Mark 10:7-8) God threw your sins to the bottom of the sea (Micah 7:19, Isaiah 43:25) Children should know their heritage. Start sowing today what you can reap tomorrow. (Gal 6:17)God loves beauty. God is beauty. You were made wonderfully, so don’t complain about your body. (Psalm 139:14) Take care of your body, the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor. 6:19) You can do whatever God tells you to do, with his help. (Ephesians 2:10) Jesus loves children.(Mark 10:14) Defend the powerless. (James 1:27) Strengthen faith with works. Live by faith and please God. (James 2:25-26) Alter your life so that every aspect defends the poor and needy. Then you will know God. (Jer 22:16) Know all people of history, but only immitate the good. (3rd John 11) Be generous (Act 4: 33-35) Celebrate. Weekly, monthly, yearly, successes, milestones, life. Remember what God has done. (John 14:26)Our enemies have no right to ruin our lives. (Romans 8:28) Care about the livelihood of others. (Lev. 25:23) God joys in stretching our influence, blessing our efforts, and causing people to find favor in his children. Live to exalt God, not ourselves. No matter what, there is a reason to rejoice in the Lord. Living in hope is an exciting life. (1 John 3:22) Want is not necessary when I have hope in Jesus. (Psalm 23:1) My greatest desire is to comprehend how big God is and how small my mountains are. (Eph. 1:18) All things work together for good. (Romans 8:28) Ask God to show us his beauty. (Eph. 1:3) Teach children to honor God in their play, then they will honor God in all things. (Matt 25:14-29) Correct children when they are young. It is easier that way. (Col 3:20) Never stop learning. You’ll never know it all. Teach children to respect by respecting them. (Mark 10:14) Teach children to respect by expecting obedience. (Col. 3:20) Share (Hebrews 13:16) Care (Phil 2:4) Heap grace on children. (2 Thessalonians 5: 15) Family is very precious, and worth fighting for. Making a difference for Christ means loving the unlovable. (Matt 5:46) Make the supernatural normal. God likes order with spontaneity mixed in. Ask God because his ways are better. (Isaiah 55:8-9) Don’t glory in your misery. Only in God’s victory. (Isaiah 58) God wants to use you in his victories. (Isaiah 58) Live to win the race. (2 Timothy 4:7)

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