|28 Jan 2020|
|12:05:35||kari2020||Sorry to hear that. Rest up for the coming blessings|
|13:24:27||918nova||My prayers are with you and so sorry you gave to endure the pain. Better days are ahead.|
|13:54:47||pastortoni||Good Morning! It's Christian Character Tuesday. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. Our reputations are what people think we are, but our characters define the very essence of who we are! Character is revealed by the way we act and how we respond to life situations. Our reputations are how people perceive us based upon what they see or hear us do. To perform a good deed now and then is not what defines us as Christians, but rather it’s the Christlike way we act every day, not only in the good times, but in stressful situations as well. If we really want to be like Jesus, we need to ask God to cleanse us from sin and then trust Him to guide us each step of the way. It’s all about surrendering our wills . . . to God’s will. If we are faithful about our surrender, then God will work in us and through us. The Bible says in Philippians 2:13 (NKJV), “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” God has given us the gift of choice and we have the power to control our actions. When Christ’s character is reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim us as His own, and what a glorious day that will be! Let us each pray for a deeper desire to have Christ’s character within us. Amen.Texts: 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:12-15, Romans 5:3-5.|
|14:47:27||@_neb_google:matrix.org left the room.|
|29 Jan 2020|
|00:37:04||readytorv||Julie123 today your triangle is orange again on my iPad???|
|00:37:49||readytorv2||On my iPhone too??|
|00:45:06||julie123||You should be good now. I had to LOGOUT of Riot and it caused me to have a new device. Anyone else that sees the orange triangle, you may have to verify me again and please use the legacy method. As long as you can see what 's going on in the rooms, don't worry about it.|
|13:42:59||pastortoni|| Good Morning! It's All Things Are Possible Wednesday. Read Matthew 19:26. Are you facing something today that seems impossible? With man it may be, but with God, ALL things are possible. If you seem to be in an impossible situation, get “with God!” Sometimes it’s so easy to focus on our problems and try to solve them in our own strength. But remember, the battle belongs to the Lord. He has a plan for your victory. He has a plan to give you a way out. He is making the things that seem impossible, possible. You can trust Him today. The Bible says that He has plans for your good, not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Start believing and confessing today, “I am with God, and with God all things are possible!” Are your bills piling up? With God, all things are possible. Do your relationships need healing? With God, all things are possible. Is there sickness in your body? With God, all things are possible! As you meditate on God’s Word, His power is activated in your life. He will strengthen you and lead you forward into that place of victory He has in store for you.|
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Heavenly Father, thank You for making a way where there seems to be no way. I choose to trust You, and I believe that all things are possible! Show me Your power today. Work through me to encourage those around me to trust You more in Jesus’ name. Amen.
|18:13:13||readytorv||Julie123 your verification is still orange or yellow on my iPad|
|18:13:42||readytorv||Dwisewoman is green as it should be|
|30 Jan 2020|
Your Church Family
Colossians 3:16 NKJV - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
One of the many benefits of attending a small church, is the opportunity to be a vital worker for Jesus because the smaller the church, the more you realize that you are truly “needed.” It’s important to be a part of your church, whether it is holding an office, taking part in the service, or just knowing and loving your church family. There’s nothing wrong with attending large churches, provided your choice is motivated by the right reasons. Sometimes people choose to attend large churches because they want to “blend in,” where they can come and go . . . unnoticed. The problem with just “blending in,” is that you never really feel like you have a “church family,” nor do you feel the satisfaction and contentment of being a member of God’s family. If there’s no motivation to contribute then it’s easy to just drift away all together. When you stop growing spiritually - you die spiritually, and ultimately lose out on eternal life. Large or small - everyone needs to attend church, be an active part of your church and embrace your church families. The Bible says in Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” The best way to be close to your church family - is to spend time together . . . not just at church, but socially as well! Text: Matthew 18:20, Colossians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 14:26, Psalm 50:5.
|1 Feb 2020|
|3 Feb 2020|
Good Morning! It's Be Proactive In Sharing God’s Love Monday. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:15.
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|4 Feb 2020|
Good Morning! It's Out Of Your Comfort Zone Tuesday. Read Isaiah 30:21. Christianity is trusting Christ, not self! Most people are trying to reach God, find God, and please God through their own efforts. But perfect trust is relying totally on God, not on self. Some people say, “I really want to serve Jesus, but I just can’t figure out what God wants me to do!” And that’s the problem. We are not supposed to figure it out. All we need to do is stay surrendered to Jesus and allow Him to lead and guide us in all that we do. Most people will never know God’s plan for their lives because they simply will not surrender. They are so busy doing all the things they want to do that they don’t stop and say, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” When we allow God to push us way out of our comfort zones, it is then we are really leaning on Jesus! There is no better place to be on this journey of life than holding God’s hand! Amen
Texts: Psalm 139:8 -10, Isaiah 30:21, Psalm 86:11, Job 6:24.
|5 Feb 2020|
|14:30:59||pastortoni||Good Morning! It's I Love You Wednesday. Read Proverbs 17:17. The words I love you are probably the most popular words ever spoken in any language, and also the most misunderstood. In fact, people use the phrase so casually now that in many cases it has lost its true meaning. So often it becomes just a casual thing to say, like How are you? or Have a nice day! The real meaning of the word love is impossible to comprehend or understand if you don’t know who God is, because God is love! When you can grasp the sacrifice made on Calvary, then you can begin to understand the real meaning of love! Jesus says in John 15:13 (NASB), “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” True love is putting yourself last and others first. True love is not selfish, impatient, mean, or unforgiving. True love is being kind, giving, and making sacrifices for the ones you love, without boasting or wanting something in return. True love is demonstrated by your actions when you have Jesus in your heart. True love can be summed up in one word, God! Amen Texts: Romans 12:9 -10, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Proverbs 17:17, 1 John 4:7-8.|
|6 Feb 2020|
|14:06:21||pastortoni||Good Morning! It's The Big Picture Thursday. Read 1 John 5:14-15. Too often when we pray, we‘re anxiously waiting for the answer that we want. In fact, we demand it! But we can’t expect God to always answer our prayers just the way we want Him to, as if ordering something from the Internet. What we can expect . . . is that God will always answer! Our prayers do not fall on deaf ears. Jesus not only hears and answers our prayers, but He loves us so much that His answers are always with our best interests in mind. He wants us to be happy and longs to give us the desires of our hearts! God knows the end from the beginning and looks at the big picture. He sees what we cannot. Often, in our shortsightedness, we make demands of God, but if He always gave us what we asked for, it wouldn’t be the best for us, or make us happy. It may even be disastrous! We need to trust God for the answers. Our God is faithful and trustworthy! He loves us so much that He is preparing our hearts for Heaven so that we can live with Him forever! What a glorious day that will be! Amen! Isaiah 46:10, Matthew 7:11, Psalm 84:11, 1 John 5:14-15.|
|7 Feb 2020|
|13:57:33||pastortoni|| Good Morning! It's Divine Interruptions Friday. Read Proverbs 3:5-6. We all have times when our plans don’t work out. We get delayed, interrupted and inconvenienced. It’s easy to get frustrated and fight against everything that doesn’t go our way. But not every interruption is bad. Every closed door doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. Every delay doesn’t mean you’re not where you’re supposed to be. God sees the big picture for your life. God knows where every road is leading. He knows the dead ends and shortcuts. A big part of faith is trusting God when you don’t understand why things happen the way they do. God may close a door because you’re believing too small. If He opened the door, it would limit what He wants to do in your life. An interruption may come because it’s not the right time, or there are other people involved and they’re not ready yet. Sometimes God will allow us to be inconvenienced so we can help someone else in need. We have to be willing to press through difficulty so we can be at the right place at the right time. The next time you’re interrupted, delayed or inconvenienced, don’t start thinking, “This is a pain. This is getting me off schedule.” No, get a new perspective. Look for what God wants to do because it could be divine interruption or divine protection. Trust Him today because He is directing your steps.|
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
“Father, thank You for choosing me. I surrender every area of my mind, will and emotions to You. Use me for Your glory today and teach me to discern Your ways in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
|16:35:01||AutumnSky||Thank you, pastortoni - Proverbs 3:5 6 are my favorite verses.|
|17:15:11||pastortoni||Your welcome sis, they are some of mine as well!|
|10 Feb 2020|
|15:18:50||pastortoni||Good Morning! It's When God Calls Monday. Read John 15:5. God has a special plan for your life, and you never have to be afraid to say, “Yes, Lord, I’ll do it!” That’s because God will never ask you to do something and then leave you hanging! He will give you everything you need to accomplish the task, and He will guide you each step of the way. There are times you may question God because you feel inadequate, unqualified, uneducated, or unworthy. But don’t forget that with God, all things are possible, and He knows what He is doing. If God only called the capable, it would be too easy to steal the glory! People might even be tempted to think it was their own doing instead of giving God the praise. God knows you inside and out, so much more than you even know yourself! He gives you the talents you need to shine for Him, and as you use those talents for His glory, He trusts you with even more talents. Never fear where God is leading because Jesus never fails and He never makes a mistake. You can know when it is God calling by communing with Him in prayer and asking for an outpouring of His Holy Spirit. Be assured that He will never ask you to do something that is immoral, sinful, or goes against His Holy Word. So, when God calls, say sincerely, “Yes, Lord, send me!” Amen Texts: John 15:5, 2 Peter 1:3, Hebrews 13:21, 2 Corinthians 9:8.|
|11 Feb 2020|
|14:53:37||pastortoni|| Good Morning! It's Bring Forth Fruit Tuesday. Read Matthew 3:8. A lot of people are trying to improve their lives by dealing with the external fruit. They are attempting to rectify their bad habits, bad attitudes, bad tempers or negative and sour personalities. They’re dealing with the fruit of their lives, trying to change those things, and that is noble. But the truth is, unless they get to the root, they will never be able to change the fruit. Something supernatural happens when you submit your mind and heart to the Lord. First, your heart changes, then your thoughts begin to change. Your actions begin to change. Your life begins to bring forth fruit, or it displays the character of God. The Bible tells us in Galatians that the fruit of God’s Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These character traits are proof that God is at work in our lives. Do you have more love than you used to? Are you more at peace than you used to be? Are you more gentle? Self-controlled? That’s because God is at work in your life, and it brings Him pleasure when you act more like Him.|
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Heavenly Father, thank You for working in my life. Thank You for producing good fruit by Your spirit. I submit myself to You today and invite You to continue Your work in me. I bless You and honor You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
|17 Feb 2020|
|18:30:58||pastortoni||Good Morning! It's Thy Will Be Done Monday. Read Proverbs 19:21. If we really want to know God’s will for our lives, we need to spend time in His Word! One of the ways God speaks to us is through Scripture. Sometimes it’s hard to know the difference between what God’s will is and what our selfish will is, but the more time we spend in prayer and Bible study, the less blurry those lines will be. We will also be more in tune for hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit guiding us to know what to pray for! Too often we pray and are angry with God for not answering our prayers the way we want Him to. However, we should end every prayer with the words, “Thy will be done!” It’s the most important part of our prayer and one that requires letting God handle it—however He sees fit! And if God’s answer turns out to be different than what we hoped for—trust God to know that His way was the best way! The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5 (NKJV), “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” When we fully comprehend that concept, there’s no way we would ever blame God for anything! Amen Texts: Luke 22:41-42, John 10:3-4, Proverbs 16:3.|
|20:12:35||AutumnSky||Thank you for your inspiring words, pastortoni . Hope you are doing well.|
|18 Feb 2020|
|01:51:50||pastortoni||I am still pressing forward after two-car accidents back to back! But God is a healer!|
|02:14:02||AutumnSky||Sis, I am keeping you in prayer. May the true Physician give you complete healing, physically and spiritually. In Jesus' name - amen and AMEN!|
Good Morning! It's Detoxing Your Mind Tuesday. Read Proverbs 4:23. When something is toxic, it’s poisonous; it can destroy you. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do or how we’ll never get ahead, those are toxic thoughts. Toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste that sinks into your heart. It will eventually contaminate your whole life. It affects your self-image, your attitude, your confidence, and ultimately, your success. That’s why the Scripture says to guard your heart because the condition of your heart and mind determines the condition of your whole life. You need to go through a mental cleansing. Make the decision today to detox any negative, self-defeating thoughts by meditating on God’s promises instead. Make the decision to detox bitterness, detox low self-esteem, detox negative words that may have been spoken over you, detox condemnation. Make the decision to dwell on what God says about you. God says, “You are forgiven.” God says, “Your best days are in front of you.” God says, “I’ll restore the years that the enemy has stolen.” As you detox your mind and fill your thoughts with His promises, you’ll see His hand of blessing on your life. You’ll rise up higher, and you’ll live the abundant life He has for you!
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|20:35:43||lidia||Amen....And the Lord spoken to my heart ...thank you PastorToni 😇|