The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

11/13/2013 - Romans 14:13

posted Nov 13, 2013, 8:59 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Nov 13, 2013, 9:03 AM ]

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way. — Romans 14:13

Thoughts on Today's Verse....

It is so easy to be judgmental of others. We don't know their struggles. We don't know their situation. Most of all, we don't know their hearts. When we are judgmental, we erect a barrier between others and ourselves. We often spread that judgmental impression to others in gossip. Our stubbornness to only view them with a judgmental spirit erects a barrier, a stumbling block, that can cause them to become discouraged and stumble.

My Prayer...

Father, please be with my attitude toward others. Help me be more patient with the failures of others, just as you are patient with mine. Forgive me for not being more of an encouragement to those who are weak and struggling. Forgive me for sometimes being a hindrance to others. Please use me to be a blessing. In Jesus' name. Amen.

11/1/2013 - Proverbs 27:1

posted Nov 1, 2013, 9:40 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 1:56 PM ]

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. —Proverbs 27:1

Thoughts on Today's Verse....

Humility about the future! We don't control tomorrow. At other times in our lives we may have taken tomorrow for granted; not so anymore. Tomorrow may not come. Tomorrow something horrible could happen. Tomorrow everything we possess could be gone. In the face of these discouraging possibilities, is there anytning positive we can hold onto? Absolutely! We know that God holds tomorrow in his hands. We know that because our life is hidden with Christ in God (cf. Col. 3:1-4) our tomorrow is secure. It might not be what we expect. It might not go as we planned. But, it will go as God determines and it will end up with us sharing in his comfort, victory, and glory.

My Prayer...

Father, my tomorrows all rest in your hands. I ask that I can be useful to you today; courageous enough not to worry about tomorrow, and loyal enough to not waver in my love for you and my commitment to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

10/31/2013 - 2 Corinthians 10:3-51

posted Oct 31, 2013, 9:07 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 31, 2013, 11:07 AM ]

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Thoughts on Today's Verse....

In our battle against evil, we use the spiritual weapons of God that enable us to know the truth and the freedom that the truth brings. The devil's greatest tools are deception and death. God's grace allow us to see through the deception and demolish its falsifying grip on the minds of men and women. God's power has broken through the barrier of death and given us victory in Jesus Christ. Our task in this victory march? To obey our Lord and help others to do the same, finding his grace and power sufficient to help us overcome all that we face that could defeat us.

My Prayer...

Father, please use me to defeat the power of the devil and his influence on the lives I love. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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