October 2015 - GraceAndWorks

1st Peter 1:3-9

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in Heaven for you, who by God’s power are guarded through FAITH for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your FAITH, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may rebound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Without having seen Him you love him; though you do not now see him you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy. As the outcome of your FAITH you obtain the salvation of your souls.

James 2:18-23

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But some will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your FAITH apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my FAITH. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe–and shutter. Do you want to be shown, you foolish fellow, that FAITH apart from works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar? You see that FAITH was active along with his works, and FAITH was completed by works, and the scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness”; and he was called the friend of God.

1st Timothy 5:3-8

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Honor widows who are real widows. If a widower has children or grandchildren, let them first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God. She who is a real widow, and is left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day; whereas she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. Command this, so that they may be without reproach. If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially his own family, he has DISOWNED THE FAITH and is worse than an unbeliever.

2nd Thessalonians 3:1-5

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Finally brethren , pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed on and triumph, as it did among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men; for not all have FAITH. But THE LORD IS FAITHFUL; He will strengthen you and guard you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things which we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

SMILE God loves YOU!!

Have a good day all.

Ephesians 6:13-18

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Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the Gospel of peace; above all taking the SHIELD of FAITH, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD of GOD. Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

Time For What??

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I don’t have time to……..

I’ll make time to…….

I’ll take time to…..

Just a minute, I’ll……

Hurry I only have a minute…..

Timing is of the essence…..

Time-Time- Time, it seems that everything revolves around “Time.” It is my take, that, if we really want to……., we will find the “Time” to do what we want.

Everybody has the same amount of time during the day and you can either spend your time or invest your time and that is what we need to understand. It’s how we allocate our time . We all have 24 hours in the same day and it comes down to WANT to do.

If you want to play video games and watch TV and do all those other things, you’re going to get beat out by the ones that are doing the little things that are going to make the difference in being successful or failing.

When we look at investing in ourselves, we are challenged to understand that every action has consequences to it. They can be positive or they can be negative. If at the end of the day, you want to work for someone else or own your own company, you have a say in what happens.

Take “TIME” today to stop and “Smell The Roses.”

Have a good day all!!!

SMILE God loves YOU.

Ephesians 3:14-19

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For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in Heaven and on Earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through FAITH; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the Saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Galatians 3:23-29

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Now before FAITH came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until FAITH should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by FAITH. But now that FAITH has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through FAITH. For as many of you as were BAPTIZED into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 2:20-21

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I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by FAITH in the Son of God, who loved me and gave His life for me. I do not nullify the Grace of God; for if justification were through the law, then Christ died to no purpose.

Have a good day all!!

2nd Corinthians 5:6-10

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So we are always of good courage; we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT. We are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Him. For we must all appear before the Judgement seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.

Live in God, not in the world. Live with God, not with the world.

Have a good day all!!