April, 2008

Love the Lord
Listen to God

Seek Holiness

Turn Toward Jesus

God is Wonderful

Sing for Joy

(April 30, 2008 Wed 7:54 AM CDT)

Jesus said to them,
"Give to Caesar what is Caesar's,
but give to God what is God's."
Matthew 22:21

The things of this world belong to the world.
We use them, but we don't hold on to them.
The things of God last forever.
Try to possess these things of everlasting value.
Jesus, show us what things are important.
We need your wisdom.
Teach us, Lord.

(April 29, 2008 Tue 6:21 AM CDT)

"God raised Jesus from the dead,
and for many days thereafter
he appeared to those
who had come up with him
from Galilee to Jerusalem.
These are his witnesses now
before the people."
Acts 13:30-31

You know Jesus.
You trust him.
Share what you know.
Be a witness.

(April 28, 2008 Mon 7:55 AM CDT)

"The Lord himself will come down from heaven
at the word of command,
at the sound of the archangel's voice and God's trumpet;
and those who have died in Christ will rise first."
1 Thessalonians 4:16

Look up.
Jesus will return again.
There is always hope.
Be ready to welcome him at any time.
Come, Lord Jesus.

(April 27, 2008 Sun 8:30 AM CDT)

I talked to Bob G yesterday at NFM and
got a new electric dryer .
The old dryer cord and wiring
in the 220 volt plug were burnt,
so we replaced them.
That is what I smelled burning.

"God had made a better plan,
a plan which included us."
Hebrews 11:40

You are part of the plan.
You are chosen for greatness.
Come be part of the team.
Victory is assured with Jesus on our side.

(April 26, 2008 Sat 9:47 AM CDT)

My electric clothes dryer was burning up this morning.
There was no smoke.
It smelled like burnt toast in a toaster.
I unplugged it.
It is about 9 years old.
I need to go find another dryer today.
I'll probably go to NFM in Omaha.

Jesus said to them,
"Let the children come to me and
do not hinder them.
It is to just such as these
that the kingdom of God belongs.
I assure you that whoever
does not accept the reign of God
like a little child
shall not take part in it."
Mark 10:14-15

It takes faith.
It takes trust.
Trust your Father in heaven.
He will provide all that you need.

(April 25, 2008 Fri 7:49 AM CDT)

"Since you have been raised up in company with Christ,
set your heart on what pertains to higher realms
where Christ is seated at God's right hand.
Be intent on things above rather than on things of earth.
After all, you have died!
Your life is hidden now with Christ in God.
When Christ our life appears,
then you shall appear with him in glory."
Colossians 3:1-4

We share with Christ.
We share his victory.
We share his glory.
Rejoice in this glorious news.

(April 24, 2008 Thu 6:15 AM CDT)

Jesus said to her,
"Your sins are forgiven.
Your faith has been your salvation.
Now go in peace."
Luke 7:48, 50

Ask Jesus to forgive your sins.
He is your salvation.
Jesus, forgive me.
I have done wrong.
Help me to do your will.
Give me your peace and joy.

(April 23, 2008 Wed 7:34 AM CDT)

There was a Greek alphabet question in the crossword puzzle for
Apr 21, 2008 .
10-Down: Sigma follower, 3 letters.
I knew the answer since I practice the Greek alphabet daily.

Yesterday I went to a Microsoft Seminar at the Qwest Center in Omaha.
It was titled Heroes Happen Here .
I learned a few things about SS2K8 (SQL Server 2008).

Cornelius said to Peter,
"I sent for you immediately,
and you have been kind enough to come.
All of us stand before God at this moment to hear
whatever directives the Lord has given you."
Acts 10:33

Be a hero for the Lord.
Practice makes perfect.
Be open to receive his instructions.
Ask the Lord for guidance and training.
Jesus, help us and direct us.

(April 21, 2008 Mon 7:39 AM CDT)

"Everything written before our time
was written for our instruction,
that we might derive hope
from the lessons of patience and
the words of encouragement in the Scriptures.
May God, the source of all patience and encouragement,
enable you to live in perfect harmony with one another
according to the spirit of Christ Jesus,
so that with one heart and voice
you may glorify God, the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 15:5-6

With the Lord it is possible.
Live in harmony.
Be of one heart and voice.
Pray together.
Worship the Lord as a family.
Glorify God.

(April 20, 2008 Sun 7:56 AM CDT)

let us love one another
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten of God
and has knowledge of God.
The person without love has known nothing of God,
for God is love."
1 John 4:7-8

Yes, love.
You need it.
Your family needs it.
The world needs it.
Be a person of love.
Love and believe.

(April 19, 2008 Sat 9:28 AM CDT)

I had the wrong day of the week above for 3 days this week.
I am losing it.

Here is a funny answer from the crossword puzzle for
Apr 17, 2008
29-Down: Vegas machine with the best odds?, 3 letters
That Dan Naddor (the author of this puzzle) is a kill.
I even knew the answer without cheating.
They have favorite words in crossword puzzles.
You get used to them.

Jesus taught,
"Whoever would preserve his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake
and the gospel's will preserve it."
Mark 8:35

The odds are 100%.
You can't ask for more.
Give your life to Jesus.
Trust in him for your future.
Be a winner.

(April 18, 2008 Fri 7:48 AM CDT)

Jesus asked,
"Who touched me?"
Luke 8:45

Someone touched Jesus.
They made contact.
They touched the infinite.
Jesus wanted to look them in the face.
A very interesting moment.

(April 17, 2008 Thu 6:22 AM CDT)

Jesus taught,
"Stay awake, therefore!
You cannot know the day your Lord is coming."
Matthew 24:42

Pray daily.
Communicate with the Lord.
Talk to him.
Be awake.

(April 16, 2008 Wed 7:34 AM CDT)

"Our hope being such,
we act with full confidence."
2 Corinthians 3:12

Trust in Jesus.
He is your hope.
He is the one.
Have full confidence in him.
Jesus, increase our faith in you.

(April 15, 2008 Tue 6:20 AM CDT)

"The sun has a splendor of its own,
so has the moon,
and the stars have theirs."
1 Corinthians 15:41

Look at what God has made.
It is a splendor to behold.
It is a blessing.
Enjoy the beautiful day today.
Give praise to God.

(April 14, 2008 Mon 7:46 AM CDT)

Pray for a little boy that is having surgery again today.
God bless him and his family.

"You need to recall the words
of the Lord Jesus himself, who said,
'There is more happiness in giving than receiving.'"
Acts 20:35

Give of yourself.
You will be blessed.
Find true happiness.
Be like Jesus.
He gave all that he had for you.

(April 13, 2008 Sun 8:17 AM CDT)

Yesterday I was checking out videos on the
Leaning Tower of Pisa .
There are a few to view.
It is interesting to see the tourists taking pictures.
They pose like they are trying to hold it up or push it over.

Jesus said,
"Or take those 18 who were killed
by the falling tower in Siloam.
Do you think they were more guilty
than anyone else who lived in Jerusalem?
Certainly not!
But I tell you, you will all come
to the same end unless you reform."
Luke 13:4-5

Towers will come and go.
Some last over 800 years and some will not.
They can collapse.
Lean on Jesus.
He will hold you up.
He is your tower of strength.

(April 12, 2008 Sat 8:41 AM CDT)

Jesus asked,
"Which of these three, in your opinion,
was neighbor to the man
who fell in with robbers?"
The answer came,
"The one who treated him with compassion."
Jesus said to them,
"Then go and do the same."
Luke 10:36-37

When you see someone hurting help them.
Stop and take time to be with them.
Comfort them in their sorrow.
Be a neighbor.

(April 11, 2008 Fri 10:08 AM CDT)

There is a light snow this morning in Omaha.
It is melting as soon as it touches the ground.

Jesus instructed them,
"Keep your eyes open!
Be on your guard..."
Mark 8:15

Read the Bible daily.
Pray often.
Pray for an increase in faith.
Jesus, help us to do what you want us to do.

(April 10, 2008 Thu 6:16 AM CDT)

"In all circumstances hold faith up
before you as your shield;
it will help you extinguish
the fiery darts of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation
and the sword of the spirit,
the word of God."
Ephesians 6:16-17

D - fence (letter "D" and a picture of a fence).
You see those signs at sporting events.
You need a good defense.
Hold on to your faith.
Read the Bible.
Pray for strength.

(April 9, 2008 Wed 7:43 AM CDT)

A friend of mine from grade school died.
His name was in the newspaper last night.
I took my Confirmation name from his name in 3rd grade.
Pray for him and his family.
God bless all of them today.

"See what love the Father has bestowed on us
in letting us be called children of God!
Yet that is what we are."
1 John 3:1

God is your Father.
You are his child.
He made you.
He watches over you.
He teaches you.
He holds your hand.
It helps to know about this.
This is your relationship.
Feel the love.

(April 8, 2008 Tue 6:22 AM CDT)

"If any of you is without wisdom,
let them ask it from the God
who gives generously and ungrudgingly to all,
and it will be given to them."
James 1:5

Ask the Lord for wisdom.
We all need help.
Jesus, help us.
We need your wisdom today.
You are so good to us.
Thank you.

(April 7, 2008 Mon 9:07 AM CDT)

"God has not called us to immorality but to holiness;
hence, whoever rejects these instructions rejects not man,
but God who sends his Holy Spirit upon you."
1 Thessalonians 4:7-8

Choose God.
Choose good.
Do what is right.
Call on the Holy Spirit to lead you to holiness.

(April 6, 2008 Sun 7:47 AM CDT)

I found this cute little film yesterday.
my name is lisa
It is well done and tells a story.

"I thank God,
the God of my forefathers
whom I worship with a clear conscience,
wherever I remember you in my prayers ---
as indeed I do constantly, night and day.
Recalling your tears when we parted,
I yearn to see you again."
2 Timothy 1:3-4

Don't forget.
Think about the Lord.
The Lord remembers you.
Think of him often.
Jesus, remember me.

(April 5, 2008 Sat 10:20 AM CDT)

We just had the civil defense sirens go off
at 10 AM here in Omaha.
It was a test.
It should be a beautiful spring day today.
There they go again at 10:30 AM.
Testing 1, 2, 3.

Paul wrote,
"It is simply this,
that when preaching I offer
the gospel free of charge..."
1 Corinthians 9:18

It is free.
The message of the good news is free to you.
It is a free gift.
Will you listen?
Will you receive this gift from God?
It is that simple.

(April 4, 2008 Fri 8:05 AM CDT)

"Mary Magdalene had no sooner said this
than she turned around and
caught sight of Jesus standing there.
But she did not know him.
'Woman,' he asked her, 'why are you weeping?
Who is it you are looking for?'"
John 20:14-15

Mary did not recognize Jesus.
Maybe it was the tears in her eyes.
Maybe the lighting was not that good.
Jesus had come back to life.
She would never have thought it was him.
It was a surprise.
Turn around.
Jesus asks you:
What are you looking for?

(April 3, 2008 Thu 6:23 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"Be on guard lest your spirits become bloated with
indulgence and drunkenness and worldly cares.
The great day will suddenly close in on you like a trap."
Luke 21:34

Don't get too comfortable.
The world is not your home.
Look up.
Look to the Lord.
Heaven is your home.

(April 2, 2008 Wed 7:30 AM CDT)

"The crowds asked John the Baptist,
'What ought we to do?'
In reply he said,
'Let the man with two coats
give to him who has none.
The man who has food should do the same.'"
Luke 3:10-11

Do you have more than you need?
Remember the poor.
Give to them.
Help them anyway that you can.
God will bless you.

(April 1, 2008 Tue 6:21 AM CDT)

"Jesus began to instruct them at great length,
by the use of parables,
and in the course of his teaching said:
'Listen carefully to this.
A farmer went out sowing.
Some of what he sowed landed on the footpath,
where the birds came along and ate it.
Some of the seed landed on rocky ground
where it had little soil;
it sprouted immediately
because the soil had no depth.'"
Mark 4:2-5

The Lord is the farmer.
He freely gives.
Will you open the depths of your heart?
You need to grow in the Lord.

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