Thoughts From Psalm 90:12

Welcome to another day. For some this may be a great day for others it may be “great another day”.

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12

“Teach us to number our days.” But what does that really mean? Do we count how many days this or that has been happening. If so, how does that lead to wisdom. It makes you think that there is more to this verse. Guess what, there is. The word “number” in Hebrew is “manah” and it also means “to prepare or to appoint”. We can render this verse this way, “So, teach us to prepare our days, to appoint our days”. It means that you are not to just watch and wait passively to see what your days will bring. You are to prepare them. It doesn’t matter what happens. You appoint your days for the purposes of God, then you use your days to accomplish those purposes. Don’t let your days determine your life. Let your life determine your days. Commit your days to God and watch His blessings flow in your life.

Thoughts From 2 Corinthian 5:17

Today we are stormy weather and gives us a great opportunity to set back with a cup of coffee or hot tea and ponder on God’s Word and reflect on our lives.

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:19 NLT

“For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.”
Romans 6:4 NLT

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

This may be hard to believe, but we are creatures of habit and don’t like change. Yes, we do the same thing over and over again, even if it’s harmful to us. You may feel like you don’t have a choice, this is who I am. But you do have a choice! The way of God is the way of newness and change. You can’t know God and not be changed by knowing Him. God’s will for you is of change, of new beginnings, of breaking out of the old ways. But to have change in your life you must choose. You must choose not to live in your old habits and lifestyle, but choose to live and walk in the power of God who makes all things new. Folks, you will walk in the newness of life. So, today, step out of your old ways and habits. Do what you’ve never done before but should have. Walk in the newness of the Spirit.

Thoughts From Isaiah 55:8-9

I would like to share this thought with you this morning.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come”
Jeremiah 33:3 NLT

You know that our mind and heart are finite, but the truth has no end. God has no end, He is infinite. Only an open mind, an open heart, and an open life can contain the infinity of God. Today, I’m challenging you to open your mind, your heart, and your life to that which you don’t yet know, that you might contain that which is greater than yourself.

Thoughts From Philippians 4:6-7

I wanted to write to ya’ll this morning, but I though 5 AM might be a little early for some of ya, so I waited till I got back from SE Missouri. I have been hearing lately about people worrying about this and about that. It may be from a legitimate concern over a real or imagined problem that has grown out of proportion. Worry grips us when we allow our old sinful nature, which is the enemy of God, to convince us that God isn’t quite big enough to get us through the problem. Jesus tells us not to worry about even our basic needs, because God knows our needs and delights in providing for us. He simply wants us to give Him first place in our lives. We must let God have all our worries and cares, He is watching everything that concerns us. You can read about that in Matthew 6:25‐34. I want to leave you with these verses.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT

Ya’ll have a great day and may God bless you with peace and strength to handle what ever may be troubling you.

Thoughts From Romans1:4

This verse is a good example of Paul’s manner of writing. After he mentions a subject, his mind seems to catch fire. He presents it in new forms and amplifies it, until he seems to forget for a time the subject on which he was writing. This is the reason that his writings abound so with parentheses, and that there is so much difficulty in following and understanding him. The reason I say this is I’m guilty of the same thing. As my wife proofread my post on this verse, which was a couple pages long, she said I lost her. So, from now on I’ll do my best to keep it as simple as I can.

The title “Son of God” in the New Testament was given by way of eminence to the Lord Jesus Christ. This was the common and favorite title by which the apostles designated Him. The title “Son of God” is applied to Jesus no less than 27 times in the Gospels and Acts, and 15 times in the Epistles and Revelation. The other most common title which is given to Him is “Son of man.” By this title Jesus commonly designated Himself. There can be no doubt that the title “Son of man was to denote that He was a man, that He sustained a special relation to man, and that He chose to speak of Himself as a man. The first, the most obvious, impression on the use of the title “Son of man” is that he was truly a man. The title “Son of God” stands in contrast with the title “Son of man,” and as the obvious meaning is that Jesus was a man, so the obvious meaning of the title “Son of God” is that Jesus was divine and that He had a relationship to God in His nature which implied more than that He was human or angelic.