DECEMBER "BLAST" MESSAGES WEEK 1
Monday 11/30 ~ "We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God." (Thomas Merton)
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." (Colossians 3:15 NIV)
Tuesday 12/1 ~ "When the peace of Christ rules in our hearts, thankfulness overflows. Even in the darkest of times, we can praise God for his love, his sovereignty, and his promise to be near us when we call." (Unknown)
"The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth."
(Psalm 145:18 NIV)
Wednesday 12/2 ~ "Putting on the shoes of peace can help you make good choices. God says when you allow His peace to rule your life, He will call the shots. When you're worrying about what you're supposed to do, He will calm your heart and your mind by giving you peace."
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:1 NIV)
Thursday 12/3 ~ "A life that abides in Christ, even when faced with hardships, also abides in His peace." (Unknown)
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NIV)
Friday 12/4 ~ "Quiet is actually the most holy gift, for it's where I find His peace." (Bekah Jane Pogue)
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27 NIV)
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NOVEMBER "BLAST" MESSAGES WEEK 2
Monday 11/9 ~ 7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives....
"But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold." (Job 23:10)
We will come out "as gold", tested, tried, and true. God knows our way, and we are only passing through. He reminds us that we will "come out" to the other side. Changed for the better, stronger, shining, beauty deepened from within.
Tuesday 11/10 ~ 7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He Will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives....
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
He reminds us there will be trouble in this world, but He's already overcome it all. He's already victorious. And that same power works in us today, giving us the courage and strength to persevere and overcome.
Wednesday 11/11 ~ 7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives....
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
For those of us who love Him and are called to his purpose, He promises these powerful words, "in all things God works for the good." In everything. Not just the good things that happen, but in it all, we can be assured, He will indeed bring good from it. He is our Redeemer, and He will not waste our pain.
Thursday 11/12 ~ 7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He Will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives....
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." (James 1:2-3)
God reminds us to choose joy in whatever we face, confident that He is working even through every trial and hard place, to bring us greater endurance. We never gain greater strength and spiritual muscles simply by living an "easy" life. We can only build deeper faith and perseverance by walking through the hard times that press us more closely into His Presence.
Friday 11/13 ~ 7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He Will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives....
"...Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ." (2 Corinthians 1:4-5)
Unless we experience difficulty and suffering, we cannot truly help another soul who faces loss and pain. It's only through our own pain and grief, or hardship, that we can have a fuller understanding of what others walk through as well. There's great comfort in knowing that God will use what we have experienced, no matter how difficult, to help someone else. Christ Himself suffered and temped in "all things" so that we're reminded He truly understands "all" that we walk through in this life.
Saturday 11/14 ~ 7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He Will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives....
"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. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
(2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
Our difficulties allow us to see God's strength displayed in our lives. Through every weakness and hard place. It brings us to a deeper humility and dependency on Him, that we would never know without a trial or pain we had faced.
Sunday 11/15 ~ 7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He Will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives.....
"Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
Through every trial and storm we encounter in life, God will use it to make a mark in this world. The troubles we walk through can bring glory to Him. He will use our lives, the joy and faith we have, in spite of our problems, to draw others to Himself, and to help us to remember that what we see around us, is not all there is. For He has more in store. And it is greater than we can ever imagine....
(7 Promises from God to Remind Us: He Will Bring Good from the Storms in Our Lives - Debbie McDaniel)
Monday 11/23 ~ "Genuine thankfulness is an act of the heart's affections, not an act of the lips' muscles." (John Piper)
"I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works." (Psalm 9:1 NKJV)
Tuesday 11/24 ~ "Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts."
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
(Colossians 4:2 NIV)
Wednesday 11/25 ~ "Every day we have a new opportunity to find reasons to say thank you." (Katrina Mayer)
"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" (1 Chronicles 16:34)
Thusday 11/26 ~ "I am thankful for so many things, but mostly, GOD, without Him I'd have nothing else to be thankful for." (Unknown)
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever." (Psalm 136:1-3 NIV)
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Many blessings to all!!!!
Friday 11/27 ~ "If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." (Gerald Good)
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His loving kindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations." (Psalm 100:4-5)
Saturday 11/28 ~ "Don't wait and pray until you need something; pray and thank God everyday for the small blessings." (Unknown)
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Sunday 11/29 ~ Dear God, Thank you!!!
Dear God, Thank you for everything!!!!