Like the First Time I Ever Saw the Sunrise

Your beauty amazes me, Lord God. Looking at Your creation; everyday is new. Praise You, Lord Father!

“And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.”                               King David in 2 Samuel 23:4

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Stand Up For Jesus

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  Jesus in John 3:16

Jesus Christ the only son of God, Praise You, Lord Jesus for all You’ve done for us, who are Your children, Your friends.  “It is finished,” You said.  Forever & ever Your work is complete, and You are seated on the throne in Heaven next to the Father.  Amen.

We are hurting for You, Lord, when people use Your name in vain and ignore who You are.

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 (KJV)

 

God, You did Something New Again!

Birds seemingly flying backwards, watching on a train. Beauty new everyday! Glory to You, Creator, Father God!

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”

Habakkuk 2:14 (NIV)

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  23 They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

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My Favorite Author

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”   Hebrews 12:2

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”   1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)

A friend listed some of her favorite writers, suddenly I thought, I read the Bible more than even Christian authors. Bibles make great Christmas gifts, too, even specifically for children.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”   2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

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The Real Thing

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Jesus says in John 14:27

““I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” John 15:1

“Then Jesus said to them again, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.'” John 10:7

“For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”  Matthew 12:8

 

 

Glory in This

“Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom.
    Don’t let heroes brag of their exploits.
Don’t let the rich brag of their riches.
    If you brag, brag of this and this only:
That you understand and know Me.
    I’m God, and I act in loyal love.
I do what’s right and set things right and fair,
    and delight in those who do the same things.
These are my trademarks.”
    God’s Decree.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 The Message

(Bible Gateway)

Part of this was quoted at church the other week!

“Surely you shall call a nation you do not know,
And nations who do not know you shall run to you,
Because of the Lord your God,
And the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”  Isaiah 55:5

“In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.” Psalm 62:7

 

Simple Faith

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart …” Proverbs 3:5

My friend is teaching me: believe God will do what He says and pull up scripture accordingly.

Believe Me because I come from the Father or believe Me for the works themselves (Jesus in John 14:11)

“Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19  The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.

To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.”

Habakkuk 3:17-19

“So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.‘” Jesus in Matt 17:20

 

Meaning of Life – Light

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

James 1:17

CBN, Sept 2019, Aleona recalls: “I opened my heart for Jesus, it was like explosion.  Light – what I was looking for all my life.”

“Let there by light.” Genesis 1:3

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  John 8:12

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Jesus, Why I Live

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11

“This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  

Psalm 118:24

“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.” Jesus in John 14:19

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

2 Corinthians 5:17

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God, You decorated

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

“…In Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  Col 2:3

“Then God said, ‘Let the waters abound with abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” Gen 1:20

God, You’re beautiful to having created all of these things.

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