Tuesday, February 15, 2011

some verses to meditate on

Proverbs 21:5 (New Living Translation) Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
Proverbs 21:29 (New Living Translation) The wicked bluff their way through, but the virtuous think before they act.
Joshua 1:8  Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

1 Corinthians 10:14 So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.

2 Timothy 2:22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.

James 1:27  Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

Philippians 3:17  Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example.

Monday, February 14, 2011


I am mean.......

I mean what I say -Devil get behind me
I mean it when I say that the enemy can not have my children.  They belong to God.  They will be the men God has called them to be!  His purpose will be fulfilled in their lives!
I mean what I do - I live intentionally - intentionally following God's will and purpose for my life - if you are being used by the enemy to cause strife for me and my family - I mean it, you better leave us alone!  Joshua 24:15.......But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord

I know I am meant to raise my children according to God's word.  I know that I am meant to have the marriage God intended for me to have.  

Are you meant to do something?  Did you mean to do something and still have not?  Did you mean to do something and now regret it because you did not take it to the Lord in prayer?  

Genesis 41:16 (New Living Translation)

 16 “It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.”

Psalm 119:27 (New Living Translation)

 27 Help me understand the meaning of your commandments,
      and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.


Be My Valentine :-)

Valentines Day I am sure is hard or at least not very fun for people who do not have a significant other or even for people who can not afford to buy their sweety gifts (all the stuff the world has led us to believe is a must - jewelry, candy, flowers, etc.)  Knowing my husband loves me with all his heart, having his hand to hold, being blessed with his presence and support - that is my gift!  Anything that he could buy me will one day fade or be be gone.  I'm not saying presents are not nice but Valentines Day should not turn into a day of pressure, worry or cause a financial burden :)  

The greatest Valentine?  It is this - Thank you Lord that I am yours and you are mine!  God has my heart and he holds me in the palm of his hand!  Today I contemplate how much I love my Lord, my husband, family & friends :-)

What a great day to meditate on these verses - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

John 13:34-35 (NLT)

34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

1 John 4:9-10 (New Living Translation) 

9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.


Zephaniah 3:17 (New Living Translation)

 17 For the Lord your God is living among you.
      He is a mighty savior.
   He will take delight in you with gladness.
      With his love, he will calm all your fears.
      He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Exodus 15:13 (New Living Translation)

 13 “With your unfailing love you lead
      the people you have redeemed.
   In your might, you guide them
      to your sacred home.

Deuteronomy 6:5 (New Living Translation)

5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 

Deuteronomy 7:9 (New Living Translation)

9 Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. 

Deuteronomy 11:22 (New Living Translation)

 22 “Be careful to obey all these commands I am giving you. Show love to the Lord your God by walking in his ways and holding tightly to him. 

to be continued.............. :-)


Friday, February 11, 2011

Psalm 31:21 (NLT)

         Praise the Lord,
      for he has shown me the wonders of his unfailing love.
      He kept me safe when my city was under attack.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Webster's definition of peace -

: a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>
: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
: harmony in personal relations
a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
at peace
: in a state of concord or tranquillity 

2 Samuel 14:17 (New Living Translation)

Yes, my lord the king will give us peace of mind again.’ I know that you are like an angel of God in discerning good from evil. May the Lord your God be with you.”
Psalm 4:8
In peace I will lie down and sleep,for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
Psalm 23:2 

He lets me rest in green meadows;he leads me beside peaceful streams.

Psalm 29:11
The Lord gives his people strength.The Lord blesses them with peace.

I want to post more verses on peace later but in the meantime - What does peace mean to you?  What is true peace - peace through God?  How do we obtain true peace through him and with him?  Sometimes when we are struggling it is so hard to know.


Hebrews 11:1-2 (NLT)

1 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Psalm 21:13 (New Living Translation)

Rise up, O Lord, in all your power.
With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.

Psalm 102:21 (New Living Translation)

And so the Lord’s fame will be celebrated in Zion,
  his praises in Jerusalem,


Psalm 135:3 (New Living Translation)

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
 celebrate his lovely name with music.


Proverbs 23:16 (New Living Translation)

Everything in me will celebrate
   when you speak what is right.