Tuesday, January 24, 2006

NO Pain NO Gain

Jesus took away all the things that were damaging to us and gave us the blessings of God. A divine exchange took place.

He was crucified for our transgressions.

He was crushed for our iniquities.

He was punished to bring us peace.

He was hurt for our healing.

His pain is Our gain!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Has Satan ever tempted you to play the comparison game?

If he starts today, practice what you are going to say to him right now to defeat him at his own game before it begins. Meditate on Luke 6:37

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Galatians 6:1

The Message Bible translation of this verse says: "Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out." I prefer this version because it's a painful reminder of our own faults, and our own need for forgiveness on a daily basis.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit...
By all means pray, and don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
God's hidden gift in the clouds of doubt.

You never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So trust in the Lord
when you're hardest hit...
It's when things go wrong
that you must not quit!