Spring 2 Life
God is good
Believe in Jesus
Give your heart away to God
Bless the Lord
Live for Christ
Give glory to God
(December 21, 2014 Sun 8:02 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
There is much trouble in the world.
We need the peace that only God can bring.
Come, Lord Jesus.
"The angel said to Mary:
'The Holy Spirit will come upon you
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you,
hence, the holy offspring to be born
will be called Son of God.
Know that Elizabeth your kinswoman
has conceived a son in her old age;
she who was thought to be sterile
is now in her sixth month,
for nothing is impossible with God.'"
It is amazing.
The goodness of God is overwhelming.
It is hard to comprehend.
Nothing is impossible for God.
(December 17, 2014 Wed 7:08 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"She brought in a vase of perfumed oil
and stood behind him at his feet,
weeping so that her tears fell upon his feet.
Then she wiped them with her hair,
kissing them and perfuming them with the oil."
There are tears of sorrow.
She was a sinner.
Jesus forgave her.
There are tears of joy.
Receive the grace of God.
"Your sins are forgiven." (Verse 48)
(December 14, 2014 Sun 7:00 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"Jesus advanced a little
and fell to the ground,
praying that if it were possible
this hour might pass him by."
Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemani.
He prayed for his disciples.
He prayed for you and me.
He offered his life as a sacrifice for our sins.
Thank the Lord for all that he has done for us.
Thank you, Jesus.
(December 6, 2014 Sat 9:36 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"During the meal Jesus took bread,
blessed it, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples.
'Take this and eat it,' he said,
'this is my body.'"
Jesus is the bread of life.
He was broken for us.
He gave everything.
He gave us his life.
We have truly been blessed.
(December 4, 2014 Thu 7:11 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"In the Lord's eyes,
one day is as a thousand years
and a thousand years are as a day.
The Lord does not delay in keeping his promise ---
though some consider it delay.'"
God is beyond time.
We can't understand this.
God's timing is perfect.
We are part of time.
Make use of the little time that you have.
(December 2, 2014 Tue 7:11 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"Praise be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens!"
God is good.
He blesses us all the time.
Receive these gifts from heaven.
Give praise to Jesus.
(November 30, 2014 Sun 7:43 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
This song plays over and over in my mind the last few days.
At 1:57 it plays the lyrics that say:
"Neither life nor death could separate us..."
"For I am certain that neither death nor life,
neither angels, nor principalities,
neither the present nor the future, nor powers,
neither height nor depth nor any other creature,
will be able to separate us
from the love of God
that comes to us in Christ Jesus, our Lord."
There is nothing that can get in your way.
The path to Jesus is clear.
Come and meet him.
Hold on to his promises.
(November 28, 2014 Fri 7:23 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"'Which of these three, in your opinion,
was neighbor to the man
who fell in with the robbers?'
The answer came,
'The one who treated him with compassion.'
Jesus said to him,
'Then go and do the same.'"
Many people are hurting.
They are in pain.
Have compassion for them.
(November 27, 2014 Thu 7:49 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever;
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his mercy endures forever;
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his mercy endures forever."
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
God is very good to us.
Give thanks and praise to him today.
He is wonderful indeed.
(November 24, 2014 Mon 7:16 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his kindness endures forever!"
Make it a week of Thanksgiving.
Get a piece of paper and
write down all that you are thankful for.
Study it all week.
His kindness is amazing.
He is very good to us.
(November 23, 2014 Sun 7:36 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"For your kindness is a greater good than life;
my lips shall glorify you.
Thus will I bless you while I live;
lifting up my hands, I will call upon your name.
As with the riches of a banquet
shall my soul be satisfied,
and with exultant lips my mouth shall praise you."
Give praise to God.
It is Sunday.
Attend church today.
Lift up your hands in worship.
Your soul will be healed.
(November 16, 2014 Sun 8:57 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
We got 2 or 3 inches of snow yesterday here in Omaha.
It looks like instant wintertime.
"We know, too,
that the Son of God has come
and has given us discernment
to recognize the One who is true.
And we are in the One who is true,
for we are in his Son Jesus Christ.
He is the true God and eternal life."
Be true to your word.
Believe in Jesus.
Have faith in him always.
Come and follow him.
(November 9, 2014 Sun 8:02 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
The election is over.
My phone has stopped ringing many times each day.
"He will strengthen you to the end,
so that you will be blameless
on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and it was he who called you to fellowship
with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."
He is your strength each and every day.
Go to him.
Have fellowship with him.
Call to him daily.
(November 3, 2014 Mon 7:11 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"The feast was half over by the time Jesus went
into the temple area and began to teach.
The Jews were filled with amazement and said:
'How did this man get his education
when he had no teacher?'"
Jesus is God.
He knows all things.
He has all wisdom and understanding.
Listen to him.
(November 2, 2014 Sun 8:10 AM CST) (NEW ISP)
"When his parents saw him they were astonished,
and his mother said to him:
'Son, why have you done this to us?
You see that your father and I
have been searching for you in sorrow.'
He said to them:
'Why did you search for me?
Did you not know I had to be in my Father's house?'
But they did not grasp what he said to them."
I wonder what he taught the people in the temple for a few days.
I sometime pray that the Lord will teach us the same things.
Jesus, teach us what you taught them in the temple.
There is so much to learn.
(October 26, 2014 Sun 7:27 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"Can a mother forget her infant,
be without tenderness
for the child of her womb?
Even should she forget,
I will never forget you.
See, upon the palms of my hands
I have written your name..."
This has happened to me in real life in the last few months.
My Mom does not know who I am when I go to see her.
I have to tell her who I am.
God bless her and all my family.
But the Lord will never forget me.
(October 23, 2014 Thu 6:57 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"Every worthwhile gift,
every genuine benefit
comes from above,
descending from the Father
of the heavenly luminaries,
who cannot change and
who is never shadowed over."
Thank the Lord for his many gifts.
He has truly blessed us.
Here in Omaha we are about 10 inches of rain above normal.
Give praise to the Lord.
(October 22, 2014 Wed 7:06 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
the fruit of the spirit is
love, joy, peace,
patient endurance, kindness, generosity,
faith, mildness, and chastity."
You believe in God.
You follow Jesus daily.
There should be fruits.
Now is the season.
(October 19, 2014 Sun 7:23 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"In times past,
God spoke in fragmentary and varied ways
to our fathers through the prophets;
in this, the final age,
he has spoken to us through his Son,
whom he has made heir of all things and
through whom he first created the universe."
Jesus is God.
He is the Lord.
Read his words in the Gospels.
He is speaking to you.
He loves you very much.
He wants the best for you.
(October 13, 2014 Mon 7:04 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"My brothers (and sisters),
count it pure joy
when you are involved in every sort of trial.
Realize that when your faith is tested
this makes for endurance.
Let endurance come to its perfection
so that you may be fully mature
and lacking in nothing."
It is the Lord that gives you strength.
You will endure to the end.
The Lord will be your source.
You have all that you need.
(October 12, 2014 Sun 8:07 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"These are the two olive trees and two lampstands
which stand in the presence
of the Lord of the earth."
Be an olive tree that grows.
Be a lampstand that gives light.
Stand in the presence of God.
Give glory to the Lord.
(October 9, 2014 Thu 7:09 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"Jesus summoned the Twelve and
began to send them out two by two
giving them authority over unclean spirits.
He instructed them to take nothing on the journey
but a walking stick --- no food, no traveling bag,
not a coin in the purses in their belts."
The simple life --- can you find it?
We have way more than we need.
Give all the extra stuff away to help the poor.
Keep the distractions to a minimum.
Depend on the Lord for all your needs.
You have authority --- use it.
(October 8, 2014 Wed 7:10 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"Day after day,
both in the temple and at home,
they never stopped teaching and
proclaiming the good news
of Jesus the Messiah."
It is a daily thing.
Be a witness to Jesus.
Share the truth.
Proclaim good news to all that you meet.
(October 6, 2014 Mon 6:59 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
This was one of the Bible readings at church yesterday.
"Brothers and sisters:
Think about what is true, honorable, and lovely.
Guard your heart and mind.
Have no anxiety.
God will bring you peace.
(October 5, 2014 Sun 7:05 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"Our belief is rather
that we are saved
by the favor of the Lord Jesus Christ
and so are they."
God's blessings are offered to everyone.
You are invited to the celebration of life.
Will you respond?
Will you receive this priceless gift?
Jesus, I believe in you.
Save me, Lord.
Give me new life.
Forgive my sins.
I want to be with you forever.
(October 4, 2014 Sat 10:42 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"The message of the cross is complete absurdity
to those who are headed for ruin,
but to us who are experiencing salvation
it is the power of God."
Study the cross.
It is a something we see every day worn by many people.
Do they know what it means?
It is a symbol of great love.
It is the power of God.
(October 3, 2014 Fri 7:09 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"The Spirit distinctly says that in later times
some will turn away from the faith
and will heed deceitful spirits and
things taught by demons..."
Do not be deceived.
Follow the Lord.
Stay near to Him always.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you to the truth.
(October 1, 2014 Wed 7:26 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
Please pray for a friend of mine.
Her daughter died recently.
God bless them and their family.
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted..."
God bless all those who are in grief today.
Comfort them, Lord.
(September 29, 2014 Mon 7:14 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
It is different trying to change the text with the new ISP editor.
It will take some time to get used to it.
"This means that you are strangers
and aliens no longer.
No you are fellow citizens of the saints and
members of the household of God."
You will encounter strange settings and places,
but God will be there to help you through it.
It will be different.
You are a citizen of heaven.
(September 28, 2014 Sun 7:50 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
I'm trying to move Spring2Life.com
"I command you: be firm and steadfast!
You have nothing to fear.
(September 27, 2014 Sat 9:18 AM CDT) (NEW ISP)
"At these words,
Your citizenship is in heaven.
(September 21, 2014 Sun 7:01 AM CDT)
Pray for the brother of a friend of mine
"Each one of you is a son (or daughter) of God
Have a relationship with God.
(September 20, 2014 Sat 7:51 AM CDT)
"Happy the man (or woman)
Hang in there.
(September 18, 2014 Thu 7:05 AM CDT)
"After this, the Lord appointed a further 72
We are sent.
(September 15, 2014 Mon 7:06 AM CDT)
"The members of the church
Spread the word.
(September 14, 2014 Sun 6:56 AM CDT)
"We keep thanking God for all of you
You are amazing.
(September 11, 2014 Thu 7:07 AM CDT)
"May God the Father and
God bless you today.
(September 10, 2014 Wed 6:53 AM CDT)
"On their way out
(September 9, 2014 Tue 6:16 AM CDT)
"Jesus said to them again,
Read what Jesus said and did.
(September 8, 2014 Mon 7:01 AM CDT)
"Grant to your servants,
(September 7, 2014 Sun 7:47 AM CDT)
"I speak to you with utter frankness
How is that possible?
(September 2, 2014 Tue 6:35 AM CDT)
"We exhort you to admonish the unruly;
Give support to those who are down.
(September 1, 2014 Mon 8:11 AM CDT)
"Timothy, guard what has been committed to you.
Don't miss it.
(August 31, 2014 Sun 7:22 AM CDT)
"A clean heart create for me, O God,
Ask and you shall find.
(August 30, 2014 Sat 9:11 AM CDT)
"Thus it was that John the Baptizer
Yes, confess your sins.
(August 28, 2014 Thu 7:11 AM CDT)
Stand up for your faith.
(August 26, 2014 Tue 7:07 AM CDT)
"When she noticed Peter warming himself,
Don't deny it.
(August 25, 2014 Mon 7:23 AM CDT)
"A third time Jesus asked him,
Do you love Jesus?
(August 24, 2014 Sun 7:07 AM CDT)
"Yet in bestowing his benefits,
The Lord has been good to us.
(August 23, 2014 Sat 10:58 AM CDT)
"See, I write to you
Paul had eye problems.
(August 22, 2014 Fri 7:10 AM CDT)
"Love your fellow Christians always.
(August 17, 2014 Sun 6:49 AM CDT)
"My brothers (and sisters),
Grow in grace and holiness.
(August 14, 2014 Thu 7:17 AM CDT)
"Behold, how good it is,
Peace is precious.
(August 12, 2014 Tue 6:35 AM CDT)
"Jesus then said to his disciples:
It is a win-win situation.
(August 11, 2014 Mon 6:57 AM CDT)
Then the angel spoke, addressing the women:
It is a message for you.
(August 10, 2014 Sun 7:29 AM CDT)
The Lord plants seeds of faith.
(August 9, 2014 Sat 9:03 AM CDT)
"Jesus explained to them:
There is no one like Jesus.
(August 3, 2014 Sun 7:35 AM CDT)
"Thus did the word of the Lord
It will change your life.
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