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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Unshakeable Peace...No Regrets...The Right Words

 

Unshakeable Peace

Philippians 4:7

Even in these confusing and frightening times, God wants you to lead an abundant life. Peace and joy and the other fruits of the Spirit are given to you to draw on all the time. When you work on developing fruit in the good times, you have a reserve for difficult times. Mature Christians know how to draw on the peace that can only come from the Prince of Peace who lives inside them.

 

As a child of God, you need to know how to be steady and stable no matter what the circumstances. Allow His peace to guard your heart and mind so you are prepared to handle times of crisis when they come.

 

 

No Regrets

2 Corinthians 7:10

Regret is running the lives of countless people by stealing their joy. Certainly, you have things you wish you had done differently. But there is no sense becoming burdened with regret over something you have no power to change. You need to understand this is the way the devil works. God will warn you so you can change your mind before you make a mistake, Satan waits until it is too late, when you can no longer do anything about it, and then tries to heap regret and condemnation upon you.

 

Do not allow Satan to steal from you any longer. Ask God for forgiveness, if you have not already, and leave your regrets in the past.

 

The Right Words

Genesis 17:5, 15,-16

God gave Abram and Sarah new names that carried significant meaning. Each time their names were called, the future was prophesied: Abraham would be father of a multitude and his princess, Sarah, would be a mother of nations and kings.

 

Now the right things were spoken over Abram and Sarah. Words proclaimed in the natural realm reached into the realm of the spirit where their miracle was.  Those words came into agreement with God’s Word and called for the miracle God had promised.

 

Words are containers for power. Carefully watch over your words and walk through life with abundant joy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude

 

Philippians 4:4-6

We all need to develop an “attitude of gratitude. This does not mean we should live pretending nothing negative exists. It simply means we make it our goal in life to be as positive as possible. A positive approach opens the door for God to work.

Go to bed tonight pondering everything you have to be thankful for. Do the same first thing tomorrow morning. Thank God for everything – a convenient parking place; the fact you can walk, see, or hear your children. Do not become discouraged with yourself when you fall short, and do not quit. Keep at it until you have developed new habits.

 

 

 

 

Don’t Give Up

Don't give up!

Galatians 6:9 KJV

Do you ever feel like giving up? Perhaps you are discouraged about you finances or you are facing problems with you health, your marriage, or your children. Sometimes problems seem so overwhelming that the road ahead seems too steep to climb. We all go through these times. I have wanted to give up and quit many times through the years. But when I realized I had nothing interesting to go back to, I was more determined to keep pressing on.

 

Even though continuing to move forward is sometimes painful, it is far better than giving up and sliding backwards. God is doing a good work in you so He can do more for you and through you. So ask Him to fill you with holy determination tonight and keep moving in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Play Your Part

Play Your Part

 

John 3:36

 

John the Baptist came to prepare the way for the Lord. That was his purpose on earth and he knew it. But John's disciples tried to incite him to jealousy over Jesus' ministry! John relied, "A man must be content to receive the gift.

 

You have a unique role in the body of Christ. There is no point in being jealous of someone else's spiritual gifts or ministry.        

 

God is the only source for gifts and His plan is perfect for each of us. If your gift is giving, then give with zeal. If your gift is helping, then help somebody! Rather than worrying about what others are doing, figure out what God wants and go do it!

 

The narrow path



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2/15

The Narrow Path

Matthew 7:13-14

Life as a Christian can sometimes feel like a pressure cooker. God speaks to us about issues and works to bring correction. There are things in our lives that hinder us from being all God wants us to be and He deals with them because He loves us and wants to release His best into our lives.

 

This is an ongoing process. God shows us something, we usually wrestle with Him for a while, and then we finally change. He lets us rest awhile and then shows us something new that needs to be dealt with.

 

We once walked on a wide and reckless road that led to destruction, but now we are guided down a narrow path that leads to life. There is no room on the narrow path for our old fleshly, selfish ways. No wonder Paul said, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ ….lives in me" (Galatians 2:20).

 

 

2/16         

Shake It Off!

Acts 28:3-5 Read this!     

When Paul was shipwrecked on the island of Malta, a deadly snake that was driven out by the heat of the fire bit him. He simply shook the creature off into the flames. You should follow Paul's example and do the same in your own life.

 

Whatever may be troubling you, shake it off! God has great things planned for you. The dreams of the future leave no room for the snakebites of the past.

 

 2/17

A Heart of Flesh

God puts a sense of right and wrong deep within your conscience, but if you rebel too many times, you can become hard-hearted. If that happens, you need to let Him soften your heart so you can be sensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

 

The only way to develop a heart of flesh is to spend time with God. You must be in His presence on a regular basis to hear what He is saying. God often speaks gently, and those who are busy doing their own thing will not hear His still, small voice. Tonight as you spend time in the Lord's presence, ask Him to soften your heart so you can receive His direction at all times.

 

2/18

Sanctification of the Soul

James 1:21

Once you are born again, your spirit has been reborn and you will go to heaven when you die. But God is not finished -   He is just beginning. You need to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:12KJV). In other words, your soul needs to be saved. The soul is often defined as the mind, the will, and the emotions. Each of these areas needs salvation.

 

The Holy Spirit works relentlessly to transform the whole man/woman into God's perfect will. This process is called sanctification. When your soul is renewed with His Word, you think His thoughts and not your own. Submit yourself to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to change every thought and motive.

 

2/19

Resist Rejection

Romans 8:31

Do you feel as though the world is against you? Does it seem that no matter how hard you try no one is pleased? Maybe you have conflict with a family member. Perhaps your boss finds fault with your work. Sooner or later, you will experience some form of rejection. Not everybody will like you. Some may even aggressively dislike you. No one enjoys being rejected, but you can learn to handle rejection and get on with your life if you remember that Jesus was also rejected and despised. If you feel rejected, give your hurt to God.

 

Lord, I cannot please everyone all of the time. I will concentrate on being a God pleaser and not a man pleaser. The rest I leave in Your hands, Lord. Grant me favor with You and with men, and continue transforming me into the image of Your Son. Thank You, Lord.

 

2/20

Play Your Part

John 3:36

John the Baptist came to prepare the way for the Lord. That was his purpose on earth and he knew it. But John's disciples tried to incite him to jealousy over Jesus' ministry! John relied, "A man must be content to receive the gift.

 

        You have a unique role in the body of Christ. There is no point in being jealous of someone else's spiritual gifts or ministry.         God is the only source for gifts and His plan is perfect for each of us. If your gift is giving, then give with zeal. If your gift is         helping, then help somebody! Rather than worrying about what others are doing, figure out what God wants and go do it!

 

 

 

Mrs. Robin L. Johnson

Analyst/Customer Advocate

Team NY RG&E & NYSEG

(585) 771-4537 Office/(585) 771-6383-Fax

Robin_Johnson@RGE.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day (Bible Verse Valentine)

 

 

 






(Please just hit forward ~

Thank you)

"People will forget what you said, forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel."< /o:p>

 

 

 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Table of 8

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you  are exactly
where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.. May you use the gifts
that you have received, and pass on the love that  has been given to
you. May you be content with yourself just the way you  are. Let this
knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to
sing, dance, praise and love.  It is there for each and every  one of
us."

A Balancing Act-enjoy life in abundance

 

2/13

A Balancing Act-enjoy life in abundance

John 10:10

For years, I felt that everything in my life should be work, work, and work. As long as I was accomplishing something, as long as I was doing what everyone expected of me, I believed I was pleasing God. Unfortunately, I was not enjoying my life!           

 

I will never forget the day my kids wanted me to watch a movie with them. They kept saying, “Mom, come on! You do not have to work all day and either read the Bible or pray the rest of the time. We know you love God. Let’s have some fun.” I finally decided to watch a movie with them but found myself feeling guilty for doing so.

 

God had to teach me that there is nothing wrong with spending time with family, taking a day off, or having fun. You can work yourself to death and miss some of God’s greatest blessings. Allow Him to bring balance to your life.

 

 

2/14

A Perfect Love

1 John 4:16

Most people can believe God loves them if they think they deserve it. Problems arise when you feel you do not deserve God’s love and yet desperately need it. God’s love for you is perfect – and unconditional. When you fail, He keeps loving you because His love is not based on you but on Him.

 

Sin separated you from God, but He loved you so much He sent His only son, Jesus, to die for you so He could lavish His great love upon you. If you can believe that God, who is so perfect, loves you, then you can believe you are worth loving! When that happens you can accept yourself in a new way that will be life changing. You are special; you have worth and value….believe it, receive it, and be all you can be in Christ.

 

Sometimes we forget all of the good work that is being done in the White House. Let's not take our President for granted.

 

 When you really evaluate this person and his performance.....

we all need to say...



 

Thank you, Mr. President for . . .

the "room-lighting" smile:

*

For the mind that always thinks:

*

For preventing a second Great Depression:

*

For the humor: *

For bringing the number of women in the Supreme Court to 3.

*

For making the White House the "people's" house:

*

For 1.1 million jobs created in 2010 alone, more than the entire 8 years of George W. Bush:

*

For The Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz , California :

*

For the love of people:

*

 

 

 

For the love of family:

 

 

*

 

For America 's First Lady:

 

*

 

For Health Care reform:

*

 

For leaving the past behind:

 

 

*

 

For the world having respect for America , again:

 

 

*

 

For quietly and calmly dealing with crisis after crisis, after crisis, after crisis, even if not being responsible for any of them:

 

*

For being so "cool":

 

*

 

For being fierce - when need be:

 

*

 

For having the intellect to be curious:

*

 

For the capacity to know that you are, as we are, imperfect:

*

 

For having the sense to not let it destroy you:

*

 

For the capacity to be compassionate:

 

*

 

For being an inspiration to so many:

 

*

 

For saving the auto industry and at least 1.4 million jobs:

*

 

For loving the troops:

 

*

 

For understanding the horrible price of war:

*

 

For bringing 100,000 men and women back from Iraq :

*

 

For facing the most difficult and loneliest job in the world with grace, dignity, honesty and guts in spite of so many "Haters":

 

*

 

For being, in spite of, all the hate, pettiness, racism, corruption and immaturity around, the most progressive and "for the people" president in decades:

*

 

 

 

And simply for this:

 

 

For Being....................

"MR. PRESIDENT"