Thought of the Day 11-26-14

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:15-17 NKJV)

Happy Thanksgiving

Pastor Pete

Thought of the Day 11-18-14

And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. (Genesis 2:2 NKJV)

Rest comes after work. Moreover, work must be completed to entire satisfaction before there can be true rest. God did not rest in the first six days, but He rested on the seventh. During the six days of creation, there were light, air, grass, herbs, and trees; there were sun, the moon, and the stars; there were fish, birds, cattle, and creeping things. Finally there was man, and God rested from all His work. When God gained a man, He was satisfied.

“Behold. It is very good” (Genesis 1:31). Note the use of the word “Behold.” When we have purchased or produced an object with which we are particularly satisfied, we turn it round with pleasure and look over it long and well. God’s work of creation with man as it’s summit was so perfected that it brought Him satisfaction. Could He have done more? He did . Through redemption He has brought us through Christ the promise of sharing His rest.

Thought of the Day 11-6-14

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:5, 6 NKJV)

The Word makes it clear that your experience, your surrounding, everything about you is basically a result of the way you think. When you think spiritually minded thoughts, you get life and peace. When you don’t, you get death.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, (II Peter 1:2 NKJV)

This confirms the principle that your thought life produces a harvest in the natural realm. People are looking for peace to come externally from the outside of them into their circumstances. 2 Peter 1:2 reveals that peace comes through the knowledge of God. Peace in your life isn’t the absence of problems or challenging circumstances around you. God’s kind of peace is there, even in the midst of a storm. It resides on the inside. The peace on the inside of you will begin to change your circumstances on the outside.

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you. (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)

Thought of the Day 11-3-14

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7 NKJV)

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord , (Proverbs 1:29 NKJV)

Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:5 NKJV)

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. (Proverbs 8:13 NKJV)

The fear of the Lord prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. (Proverbs 10:27 NKJV)

He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. (Proverbs 14:2 NKJV)

A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident. (Proverbs 14:16 NKJV)

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:26, 27 NKJV)

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord ,Than great treasure with trouble. (Proverbs 15:16 NKJV)

The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. (Proverbs 15:33 NKJV)

In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. (Proverbs 16:6 NKJV)

The fear of the Lord leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. (Proverbs 19:23 NKJV)

By humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4 NKJV)

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day; (Proverbs 23:17 NKJV)

Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. (Psalms 2:11 NKJV)