November, 2008

Give your heart to Jesus
God is love

Jesus will save you

Ask Jesus to forgive your sins

Live for Christ

Ask God for wisdom and understanding

(November 30, 2008 Sun 7:16 AM CST)

Pray for my aunt that is very sick.
God be with her and heal her.

"I send my messenger before you
to prepare your way:
a herald's voice in the desert, crying,
'Make ready the way of the Lord,
clear him a straight path.'"
Mark 1:2-3

Advent begins today.
Look ahead.
Someone is coming.
Go straight toward him.
Clear the way.
Are you ready?

(November 29, 2008 Sat 10:45 AM CST)

I was at the Crossroads Mall in Omaha yesterday.
They play real Christmas music there.
It talks about Jesus coming to earth to save us
and the Blessed Trinity.
One song they played was called
Holy, Holy, Holy

"... Trust in the kindness of God forever and ever.
I will thank you always for what you have done,
and proclaim the goodness of your name
before your faithful ones."
Psalms 52:9 or 10-11

God is good.
God is kind.
Thank him for his many gifts.
Be faithful to him.
Follow him closely.

(November 28, 2008 Fri 7:54 AM CST)

"Jesus said to the crowds:
'When you see a cloud rising in the west,
you say immediately that rain is coming ---
and so it does.
When the wind blows from the south,
you say it is going to be hot ---
and so it is.
You hypocrites!
If you can interpret the portents of earth and sky,
why can you not interpret the present time?'"
Luke 12:54-56

What are the signs of the times?
Do you see them?
Are you watching?
Turn to Jesus.
Ask him to forgive your sins.
Jesus, I need you.
Forgive my sins.
Help me to see things they way they really are.
Change my life.

(November 27, 2008 Thu 7:31 AM CST)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
This morning I am baking 3 Mrs. Smith's pies .

"Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens!"
Ephesians 1:3

Be thankful for your spiritual blessings.
We are truly blessed.
God has been most good to us.
Jesus, we thank you for all your gifts.
You are wonderful to us.
Thank you very much.

(November 26, 2008 Wed 6:19 AM CST)

"That night the Lord appeared at Paul's side and said:
'Keep up your courage!
Just as you have given testimony to me here in Jerusalem,
so must you do in Rome.'"
Acts 23:11

The Lord is here and there and everywhere.
He is right by your side.
Have courage.
Give your testimony.
The Lord is your strength.

(November 25, 2008 Tue 6:10 AM CST)

"The light shines on in darkness,
a darkness that did not overcome it."
John 1:5

Christ is the light of the world.
Without him all is in darkness.
Seek the light.
Go toward him.
He is the hope of the world.

(November 24, 2008 Mon 6:20 AM CST)

"Jesus named twelve as his companions
whom he would send to preach the good news;
they were likewise to have authority to expel demons."
Mark 3:14-15

Jesus appoints you.
He has selected you.
You are his disciple.
Be like Jesus.
Preach the good news.
Heal the sick.
Expel demons.
Be a companion of Christ.

(November 23, 2008 Sun 7:54 AM CST)

"Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
to all the holy ones at Philippi,
with their bishops and deacons in Christ Jesus.
Grace and peace be yours from God our Father
and from the Lord Jesus Christ!"
Philippians 1:1-2

The Bible is a letter written to you.
God wants to communicate with you.
Read what he has to say and respond to him.
Pray to him for the wisdom of the Holy Spirit
to understand what you are reading.
Be a holy one.

(November 22, 2008 Sat 11:46 AM CST)

"Thanks be to God,
who unfailingly leads us on
in Christ's triumphal train,
and employs us to diffuse the fragrance
of his knowledge everywhere!"
2 Corinthians 2:14

Give thanks to the Lord.
You are different because of him.
He creates a fragrance of grace.
The world is a better place with his knowledge.
Learn from him.

(November 21, 2008 Fri 6:13 AM CST)

"Jesus came and stood before them,
'Peace be with you,' he said."
John 20:19

You need peace in your life.
There is much chaos in the world.
Stay focused on Jesus and your faith in him.
This is your comfort in difficult times.

(November 20, 2008 Thu 6:28 AM CST)

I bought 2 new ink cartridges for $22.99
for my HP PSC 1410v printer on
I kept getting the ink cartridges refilled and
after awhile they don't work anymore.

"As Jesus blessed, he left them,
and was taken up to heaven."
Luke 24:51

God bless you today.
God will bless you today.
Receive these blessings from above.
The Lord is good to you.

(November 19, 2008 Wed 6:26 AM CST)

"I intend to recall these things to you constantly,
even though you already understand and
are firmly rooted in the truth you possess.
I consider it my duty, as long as I live,
to prompt you with this reminder."
2 Peter 1:12-13

We sometimes forget.
We need reminders.
God is great.
He loves us very much.
Think about all the things God has done for you.
Trust in him.
He is all-powerful.

(November 18, 2008 Tue 6:15 AM CST)

"Encourage one another daily
while it is still 'today,'
so that no one grows hardened
by the deceit of sin."
Hebrews 3:13

Give encouragement.
Build up the body of Christ.
Urge them on to greatness.
Do it today.

(November 17, 2008 Mon 6:35 AM CST)

This morning I am exploring Google Street Maps.
This is 20th and Dodge Streets in Omaha.
Click on the stickman figure.
I work in the second building on the left to the south.
Central High School is to the west.
Very cool.
You can explore Omaha.
Here is another view from about 22nd and Douglas .
The building were is work is to the east on the left.
It is a weekday on Tuesday or Thursday in the early afternoon
from the shadows and the cars that I see parked.

"And because he wished to justify himself
he said to Jesus,
'And who is my neighbor?'
Jesus replied:
'There was a man going down from Jerusalem to Jerico
who fell prey to robbers.'"
Luke 10:29-30

Here is homework for you.
Read Luke 10:29-37
And "Then go and do the same." (verse 37)

(November 16, 2008 Sun 8:11 AM CST)

There were a bunch of funny lines
in the crossword puzzle for November 12, 2008.
See lines ACROSS 20, 35, 42, 59.
I'm getting better at crossword puzzles, but not much.

Wow, there were a lot of people
at the Westroads Mall in Omaha yesterday.
They opened a new movie theater on the north side.
It was a mad house.
It was hard to find a place to park.
I did find a place to park but I had to walk a long way.
Of course, I went there for a walk.

Jesus taught,
"You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Mark 12:30,31

Ask Jesus to teach you to love.
He will show you how to live.
Put your heart and soul into it.
Use your mind.
Ask him for strength to do his will.

(November 15, 2008 Sat 11:26 AM CST)

"As the hind longs for the running waters,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
Athirst is my soul for God, the living God."
Psalms 42:1-2 or 2-3

Have a thirst for God.
Seek to learn more about him.
Try to stay close to him.
Long to spend time with him in prayer.

(November 14, 2008 Fri 6:17 AM CST)

"The angel then said to me:
'Write this down:
Happy are they who have been invited
to the wedding feast of the Lamb.'"
Revelation 19:9

You have received an invitation.
The Lord invites you to come.
It is a great feast.
Come and celebrate life in all its fullness.

(November 13, 2008 Thu 6:30 AM CST)

"May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
grant the brothers and sisters
peace and love and faith.
Grace be with all
who love our Lord Jesus Christ with unfailing love."
Ephesians 6:23-24

Peace comes from knowing Jesus.
He is your safety net.
He is your hope for tomorrow.
Trust in him.
His love never fails.

(November 12, 2008 Wed 6:18 AM CST)

"With God there is no favoritism."
Romans 2:11

God loves us all.
He loves you and he loves me.
We are all God's children.
He created us.
We are his creation.
You are special.
He wants everyone to be with him forever.

(November 11, 2008 Tue 6:13 AM CST)

Jesus taught,
"Are not 5 sparrows sold for a few pennies?
Yet not one of them is neglected by God.
In very truth, even the hairs of your head are counted!
Fear nothing, then.
You are worth more than a flock of sparrows."
Luke 12:6-7

God knows everything about you.
He has the count of hairs on your head.
He knows your heartbeat rate.
He is aware if you are sick or not.
Have no fear.
Trust in Jesus to watch over you.

(November 10, 2008 Mon 6:15 AM CST)

At this, Jesus said to him,
"Away with you, Satan!
Scripture has it:
'You shall do homage to the Lord your God;
him alone shall you adore.'"
At that the devil left him,
and angels came and waited on him.
Matthew 4:10-11

In the name of Jesus send the devil away.
You have power.
Drive evil out of your life.
Adore God.
Give him praise for his protection.

(November 9, 2008 Sun 8:12 AM CST)

It has been a year 11-9-2007
since I got the CPAP machine.
I hope it helps with my sleep apnea.

I got a different lawn mower yesterday from my brother.
He is working on my old lawn mower that was hard to start.
He said something about rebuilding the carburetor .

"This is reason enough for you
to make every effort
to undergird your virtue with faith,
your discernment with virtue,
and your self-control with discernment;
this self-control, in turn,
should lead to perseverance,
and perseverance to piety,
and piety to care for your brother,
and care for your brother, to love."
2 Peter 1:5-7

Did you follow all that?
The Lord gives you everything that you need
to live a holy life.
Live a life of virtue.
Jesus, teach us about virtue.
Teach us about perseverance.
Inspire us, Lord.

(November 8, 2008 Sat 11:20 AM CST)

"But if an unbeliever or an uninitiate enters
while all are uttering prophecy,
he will be taken to task by all
and called to account by all,
and the secret of his heart will be laid bare.
Falling prostrate, he will worship God, crying out,
'God is truly among you.'"
1 Corinthians 14:24-25

Is prophecy part of your worship?
Is it part of your life?
Do you witness to the power of God?
Be a prophet for the Lord.
Ask the Lord for the gift of prophecy.

(November 7, 2008 Fri 6:24 AM CST)

"Now to him who is able
to strengthen you in the gospel
which I proclaim when I preach Jesus Christ,
the gospel which reveals the mystery hidden for many ages
but now manifested through the writings of the prophets,
and, at the command of the eternal God,
made known to all the Gentiles
that they may believe and obey ---
to him, the God who alone is wise,
may the glory be given
through Jesus Christ unto endless ages.
Romans 16:25-27

Jesus is your strength.
The storms will come.
There will be troubles.
You need him.
Read the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) in the Bible.
He is the wise one.
Learn all about him.

(November 6, 2008 Thu 6:10 AM CST)

Jesus taught,
"No servant can serve two masters.
Either he will hate the one and love the other
or be attentive to the one and despise the other.
You cannot give yourself to God and money."
Luke 16:13

There you go.
Choose God or money.
Which one will it be?
Please, choose the Lord.
Serve the Lord with all your heart.

(November 5, 2008 Wed 6:14 AM CST)

We pray for our president-elect Obama .
God be with him as he leads our country.

"Mary treasured all these things and
reflected on them in her heart.
The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen,
in accord with what had been told them."
Luke 2:19-20

Think about what God has done.
He is amazing.
Ponder these things.
Give praise to God.

(November 4, 2008 Tue 6:11 AM CST)

Pray for my sister-in-law that is sick.
God be with her and heal her.

"You can depend of this
as worthy of full acceptance:
that Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners."
1 Timothy 1:15

Jesus came to save you.
He came to this earth.
He walked among us.
He was here.
He is still here.
Jesus, thank you for saving us.
We are lost.
We need you.
We depend on you.

(November 3, 2008 Mon 5:13 AM CST)

I must still be on Central Daylight Time.

I still have to fill out my absentee ballot
for the election tomorrow in Omaha.
I will deliver it in person to the Douglas County Election Office.

"The place where they were gathered shook as they prayed.
They were filled with the Holy Spirit and
continued to speak God's word with confidence."
Acts 4:31

Do you pray each day?
Do you pray with others?
Prayer is very powerful.
Praise God.
Talk to him.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Pray with confidence.

(November 2, 2008 Sun 6:46 AM CST)

The atomic clock in the kitchen reset itself
for Daylight Savings Time.

"The Lord said,
'Who in your opinion is that faithful, farsighted steward
whom the master will set over his servants
to dispense their ration of grain in season?
That servant is fortunate whom his master finds busy
when he returns.'"
Luke 12:42-43

Are you faithful?
Are you busy for the right reasons?
Can the Lord trust you?
Do you see the Kingdom of God in the making?
What is your opinion about yourself?
Work for the Lord.
Use your extra hour today wisely.

(November 1, 2008 Sat 10:55 AM CDT)

"The testimony is this:
God gave us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever possesses the Son
possesses life;
whoever does not possess the Son of God
does not possess life."
1 John 5:11-12

Jesus is life.
You find life in him.
Believe in him.
He is the way and the truth.

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