Making the Best Of Each Day

Outside my window, a new day I see
and only I can determine
what kind of day it will be.
It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay,
or boring and cold, unhappy and grey.
My own state of mind
is the determined key,
for I am the only person I let myself be.
for I am only the person I let myself be.
I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help,
or be selfish and think just of myself.
I can enjoy what I do make it seem fun
or gripe and complain and make it
hard on someone.
I can be patient with those who may
not understand,
or belittle and hurt them as much as I can
But I have faith in myself
and believe what I say
and pesonally intend to make
the best if each day.

Best Words of Encourage to Live By

Let keep this simple and sweet - each day we are being faced with trials and tribulations, yet we much move on. As you go thought the day remember these encouraging words to help with daily struggles in this life.  It might take some time to get into the habit of thinking and making these words of encouragement stick with you. Start by putting them into action and the rest will follow.

1. Take the Holy Spirit everywhere you go, you cannot afford to be without it.

2. When life suddenly changes its form, as we know it will, accept the change.

3. Allow your soul to receive its greatest benefit, free yourself from any resentments.

4. When consumed by good & evil, ask Christ to give you wisdom to know the different between the two.   

5. Seek spiritual motivation, read the Bible and spend time in prayer with Christ on a regular basis.

40 Most Known Titles of Christ Jesus

Jesus Christ is referred to in the Bible under over 300 titles.  All of these names describe him in different aspects, as a man,  the word, as a vine, and the list is endless. With so many titles it would be hard to just have one favorite title. My two favorites are The Morning Star and Mine Angel. Please be sure to read the scripture that is concur with each title. Now what is your favorite title of the Lord, Our God?

1.Seed of Woman. Genesis 3:15

2. Mine Angel. Exodus 23:23 MQNZG57C74KP

3. A Star out of Jacob. Numbers 24:17

4. A Prophet. Deuteronomy 18: 15&18

5. Captain of the hist of the Lord. Joshua 5:14

6. A Friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

7. Chiefest among the ten thousand. Song of Solomon 5:10

8. (One) altogether lovely. Song of Solomon 5:16

9. The Mighty God. Isaiah 9:6

10. The Everlasting Father. Isaiah 9:6

11. The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

12. The Lord Our Righteousness. Jeremiah 23:5&6

13. The Son of God. Daniel 3:25

14. The Son of man. Daniel 7:13

16. Michael (the Great Prince). Daniel 12:1

17. The Branch. Zechariah 6:12&13

18. The Messenger of the covenant. Malachi 3:1

19. The Sun of Righteousness. Malachi 4:2

20. The Word. John 1:1

21. The Lamb of God. John 1:29

22. The Bread of Life. John 6:35

23. The Light of the world. John 8:12

24. The Door of the sheep. John 10:7

25. The Good Sheperd. John 10:11

26. The Resurrection and the Life. John 11:25

27. The Way,the Truth, and the Life. John 14:6

28. The True Vine. John 15:1

29. The Rock. 1 Corinthians 10:4

30. The last Adam. 1 Corinthians 15:45

31. The Chief Cornerstone. Ephesians 2:20

32. The Man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5

33. A Great High Priest. Hebrews 4:14

34. The Author and Finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2

35. The Chief Shepard. 1 Peter 5:4

36. An Advocate. 1 John 2:1

37. Michael, the Archangel. Jude 9

38. The Lion of the tribes of Judah. Revelation 5:5

39. The Morning Star. Revelation 22:16

40. King of kings, and Lord or lords. Revelation 19:16

Why Do God Let Us Suffer

How has Christ suffered for us?

Have you ever wonder why good people suffer?  Do you ever ask why a good person must suffer because of certain ailments and other type of long-sufferings. Because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.~ Hebrews 12:6  Sometimes suffering is for the much training and correction we need as a child of God.

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

7 Interesting Bible Facts

Seriously,  the Bible is the most interesting book in the world. You will find that the Bible contains books that are unique and send a powerful message. When the scriptures are read and study we can find even more profound facts about the way the Bible is written. Just pay attention to how the Bible is categorized and you will be surprised that there is so much to learn. Read the books of the Bible religiously and you will discover more and more amazing facts about it. Here we have other interesting fact about the Holy Book.

Fact # 1

Verse 7:21 of Ezra contains all the alphabet except  the letter J

And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily.

Fact # 2

Psalm 117 (the shortest chapter in the Bible w/2 verses)

O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Fact #3

John 11:35 (the shortest verse in the Bible-2 words)

Jesus wept.

Fact #4

Psalm 119 (the longest chapter in the Bible /176 verses)

1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord; and have comforted myself.
53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words.
58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
94 I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.
108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.
109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.
138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.
152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.
160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Fact #5

Esther 8:9 ( longest verse in the Bible w/90 words)

Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.

Fact #6 

Luke ( the longest book in the New Testament)
The Book of Luke contains 24 chapters and 1116 verses.

Fact #7

The Book of Psalms contains 150 chapters and 2450 verses.

Parable: The Prodigal Son

This is one of my favorite parable, for I have been the prodigal son at times in my life. Like this son he had things going his way and he lost it all. Not only were he losing his possessions, but lost connection with God and his family.  Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom to realize how confuse and lost we really are. Even when we been dead to sin and repent our Heavenly Father accepts us back in his loving arms. He know that we were lost and know when we been found.

There was a  man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, "Father, give me my share of the estate."  The Father then divided his property between his two sons. 

Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there wasted his portion with wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.  So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.  He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. He know that we were lost and is found

When he came to his senses, he said, "How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death."  He set out and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Father,  "I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants."

Never mind said his Father, instead the father said to his servants, "Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found."  And they began to celebrate.

When the older brother heard he became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, "See!  All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has wasted your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!" 

The father said to his older son, "you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.  But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found." 

The Prodigal Son is very much alive today. There will always be a Prodigal Son until the end of time. Do you know one? 

Luke 15:11-32



Parable: Sower and the Seed

This story is about four very different people and how they accept and react to the word of God. The first person do not hear the word of God at all. A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  The second person do hear the word of God and for a short while he seems to be following his word. But he soon stop listening to the word and lose sight of the Lord. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.  But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. This person heard and grew in the word, but somehow got caught up the world and he too lose sight of God.  Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. The fourth person did not only hear the word, but became a true christain, and doer of the word. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Pay attention and listen! "Whoever has ears, let them hear."  I don't know about you, but I have been all of the above at one time or another in my life.

Matthew 13:3-9