When you are weary and burdened- Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Psalms 121 – Powerful Verses to start Quiet Times

I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you– the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

The Lord is my Shepherd- Psalm 23

Psalm 23: Amazing and comforting…
1.  The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3.  he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6.  Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

 

Matthew 5: Blessed are…

1.  Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
2.  and he began to teach them, saying:
3.  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5.  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7.  Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
10.  Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11.  “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13.  “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
14.  “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
15.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Greetings to all

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.(2Peter 1:2)

We sometimes don’t realize the peace comes through the knowing God and Jesus our Lord. We often look for knowledge of God but sometimes feel that we DON’T have the abundant peace in our hearts. If we have knowledge of God and abundant peace, I wonder what kind of life it will be like. I long to live in an abundant peace… I want to be able to say this blessing to others also….

Greater Love – a challenge

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends(John 15:3).

I get challenged from this verse. I sometimes wonder if there is anyone in this world that I would be willing to die for. Of course, the people who comes closest are my wife and kids. The challenge is whether I can or am willing to die for others, even strangers. Yet there are many who are willing… Greater love is indeed my willingness to sacrifice…starting with very small things like giving my time and resources to the needy.