prayer: Bring Hope - 11/18/12 08:21 PM
ROMANS 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
NIV STUDY Any hope the Christian has comes from God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hope cannot be conjured up by human effort; it is God's gift by his Spirit.


prayer: peace. - 11/14/12 08:14 PM
JOHN 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
BARNES' NOTES My peace - Such as I only can impart. The special peace which my religion is fitted to impart. 
Not as the world -
1. Not as the objects which men commonly pursue - pleasure, fame, wealth. They leave care, anxiety, remorse. They do not meet the desires of the immortal mind, and they are incapable of affording that peace which the soul needs.
2. Not as the men … (1 comments)

prayer: Glory - 11/05/12 08:49 PM
PSALM 85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
CLARKE'S COMMENTARY The pure and undefiled religion of God preached, professed, and experienced in a nation, is the glory of that land.


prayer: Alcohol Is Not The Answer It Just Makes You Forget The Question - 10/25/12 09:05 PM
PROVERBS 20:1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
GILL'S EXPOSITION Wine deceives a man; it not only overcomes him before he is aware, but it promises him a pleasure which it does not give; but, on the contrary, excessive drinking gives him pain, and so mocks him; yea, it exposes him ot reproach and disgrace, and to the morckery and derision of others; as well as it sets him to scoff at his companions, and even to mock at religion, and all that is good and serious; and strong drink not … (1 comments)

prayer: God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness - 10/18/12 09:56 PM
ECCLESIASTES 2:26 To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. 
WEBSTER'S DEFINITION of HAPPINESS is the enjoyment of pleasure without pain, blessedness, satisfaction, elegance, appropriateness, bliss.
JAMES 1:12 Blessed (happy to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation.
If we are unhappy, we should first examine ourselves.


prayer: What? You think all this beauty comes naturally? ......whatever! - 10/15/12 08:52 PM
PROVERBS 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY She has firmness to bear up under crosses and disappointments. She shall reflect with comfort when she comes to be old, that she was not idle or useless when young. She shall rejoice in a world to come. She is a great blessing to her relations. If the fruit be good, the tree must have our good word. But she leaves it to her own works to praise her. Every one ought to desire this honour that cometh from … (3 comments)

prayer: Don't give up for where your strength ends, the Grace of God begins - 10/13/12 09:16 PM
Don't give up for where your strength ends, the Grace of God begins.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
CLARKE'S COMMENTARY My grace is sufficient for thee - Thou shalt not be permitted to sink under these afflictions. Thy enemies shall not be able to prevail against thee.


prayer: The Word of God is a Compass - 10/11/12 09:55 PM
1 THESSALONIANS 5:17 ...pray without ceasing;
The Word of God is a compass that keeps us headed in the right direction. We need to be consistently filled with truth, by reading, meditating upon, believing and applying Scripture.


prayer: The Importance of Church And Church Attendance - 09/29/12 08:08 PM
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man. ~Dwight L. Moody


prayer: Seasons Change - 09/28/12 08:49 PM
ECCLESIASTES 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
CLARKE'S COMMENTARY God by his providence governs the world, and has determined particular things and operations to particular times. In those times such things may be done with propriety and success; but if we neglect the appointed seasons, we sin against this providence, and become the authors of our own distresses.
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY God's whole plan for the government of the world will be found altogether wise, just, and good. Then let us seize the favourable opportunity for every good purpose and work. … (1 comments)

prayer: Put GOD First - 09/27/12 08:09 PM
PROVERBS 3:6 In everything you do, put GOD first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with, Success.
GILL'S EXPOSITION take him as your guide; observe the footsteps of his providence; follow the Lamb wheresoever he goes; walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit; when things go cross and adverse, and not to your mind, submit to his sovereignty; and be still and know that he is God, that does all things right, for his own glory and his people's good, and when things succeed, give him the glory of all; own his hand in it, and the … (4 comments)

prayer: Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; - 09/26/12 09:52 PM
PSALM 143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; For in thee do I trust: Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; For I lift up my soul unto thee.
GILL'S EXOPOSITION cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; either literally, which way he should take to escape his enemies, and get out of danger; or the way and course of his life and conversation, according to the will of God; the way or truth, and path of faith; the way of righteousness and holiness, the way of God's commandments and ordinances; which he … (2 comments)

prayer: Be our strength every morning - 09/25/12 09:10 PM
ISAIAH 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. 
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY If God leaves us to ourselves any morning, we are undone; we must every morning commit ourselves to him, and go forth in his strength to do the work of the day. When God arises, his enemies are scattered. True wisdom and knowledge lead to strength of salvation, which renders us steadfast in the ways of God; and true piety is the only treasure which can never be plundered or spent.


prayer: I will pray - 09/20/12 08:57 PM
EPHESIANS 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
BARNES' NOTES Prayer crowns all lawful efforts with success and gives a victory when nothing else would. No matter how complete the armor; no matter how skilled we may be in the science of war; no matter how courageous we may be, we may be certain that without prayer we shall be defeated. God alone can give the victory; and when the Christian soldier goes forth armed completely for the … (1 comments)

prayer: A HARD WORKER - 09/19/12 09:02 PM
Ruth was a very hard worker. The foreman reported to Boaz:
RUTH 2:7 "She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning till now"
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY True religion will cause mutual love and kindness among persons of different ranks. It had these effects on Boaz and his men. When he came to them he prayed for them. They did not, as soon as he was out of hearing curse him, as some ill-natured servants that hate their master's eye, but they returned his courtesy. Things are likely to go well where there is such good-will as this between masters and … (1 comments)

prayer: but God - 09/16/12 08:39 PM
PSALM 30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
BARNES' NOTES That is, if we have the friendship of God, sorrow will always be temporary, and will always be followed by joy. The morning will come; a morning without clouds; a morning when the sources of sorrow will disappear. This often occurs in the present life; it will always occour to the righteous in the life to come. The sorrows of this life are but for a moment, and they will be succeeded by … (3 comments)

prayer: whatever is Lovely think about these things - 09/14/12 09:13 PM
PHILIPPIANS 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
BARNES' NOTES Whatsoever things are lovely - The word used here means properly what is dear to anyone; then what is pleasing. Here it means what is amiable - such a temper of mind that one can love it; or such as to be agreeable to others. A Christian should not be sour, crabby, or irritable in his temper - for nothing almost tends so much to injure the cause of religion … (2 comments)

prayer: Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life - 09/13/12 09:23 PM
PROVERBS 4:23 NCV Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.
GILL'S EXPOSITION The mind from vanity, the understanding from error, the will from perverseness, the conscience clear of guilt, the affections from being inordinate and set on evil objects, the thoughts from being employed on bad subjects; and the whole from falling into the hands of the enemy, or being in the possession of Satan: great diligence had need to be used in keeping it, since it is naturally so deceitful and treacherous; a strict eye is to be kept upon it; all the avenues to it to … (1 comments)

prayer: Good Morning Father! Today I will choose you first! - 09/12/12 08:09 PM
MATTHEW 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The conclusion of the whole matter is, that it is the will and command of the Lord Jesus, that by daily prayers we may get strength to bear us up under our daily troubles, and to arm us agains the temptations that attend them, and then let none of these things move us. Happy are those who take the Lord for their God, and make full proof of it by trusting themselves wholly to his wise disposal. Let … (0 comments)

prayer: GOOD MORNING JESUS! - 09/11/12 08:24 PM
HEBREWS 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contatins the sum and substance of all the promises; I will never, no never leave thee, no, never forsake thee. In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do … (0 comments)

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