Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Moments in the Word

I came across some heartwarming scriptures in my quiet time yesterday, and it just all seemed to fit the "Thankful" theme of this month! So, I wanted to share them with you, whoever you may be reading this... may it be a blessing to you too!

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer, and petition,with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 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 on such things.

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And overall these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace, and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


Tyna said...

Sigh...I love it. Thanks for the encouraging words!

freetofly said...

Beautiful scriptures you picked! Just wanted to drop in & say HI!

You would probably love to participate in Memory Verse is a weekly think that you sign up for - when you feel led, (bc some weeks we just can do it - you know?) it is a nice way to connect with and encourage each other...

you can see about it at my shows you how to connect with Karen, my friend in New Zealand, who just started this 3-4 wks's been alot of encouragment already to us all!

(P.S. it is real easy, & I will be happy to help if you need it)

But, hey no sweat...I just wanted you to know about it, bc you are so good at this type of post...

freetofly said...

Hey, Happy Thanksgiving! And I tagged you!

kmom3 said...

Isn't it funny how you can know a verse, but then it just jumps out at you? "Do not be anxious about anything." I tell you what, I've been all tied up in anxious this morning...consumed with "mommy guilt" stuff. I am so glad you put this post in your archive tag. I needed the reminder today!