Words to Walk By

Be a Conqurer

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  • Be a conqueror and team up with God’s Spirit and be self-controlled. “The fruit of the Spirit is self-control” (Gal. 5:22-23, NIV).
  • Wherever you go today Jesus has already been there before you. “But take heart! I’ve conquered the world” (Jn. 16:33 The Message).
  • Confession and cleansing precede conquering! “Cleanse our consciences … that we may serve” (Heb. 9:14 NIV).
  • The manger child became the mighty conqueror of the grave! “Jesus … Broke loose from the grave” (1 Thess. 4:14 The Message).
  • Are you willing to pay the price of victory? “Whatever it takes,…be the one who lives in the fresh newness of life” (Phil. 3:11 The Message).

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Optimize Your Opportunities

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  • Seize each of your God-given opportunities today with urgency. “Making the most of every opportunity” (Eph. 5:16 NIV).
  • Opportunity will make its appeal, but it’s up to you to seal the deal. “Make the most of every opportunity you have” (Eph. 5:16 LB).
  • Don’t be bewildered by your opponents because your obstacles are God’s opportunities. “God is on our side” (Num. 14:9 The Message).
  • Don’t let the minutia of life keep you from the major opportunities! “Making the most of every opportunity” (Eph. 5:16 NIV).
  • Do today the thing you can do, are gifted to do, and given the opportunity to do. “I can do everything God asks me to” (Phil. 4:13 LB).
  • The opportunity to play swings on the hinges of readiness to participate! “No procrastination, …Seize the day” (Lk. 9:62 The Message).
  • Value your God-given opportunities and act on them! “The Lord stood…and gave me the opportunity” (2 Tim. 417 LB).
  • Doors of opportunity open when God is guiding your thoughts. ”Pray…that God will open doors” (Col. 4:3 The Message).
  • Wake up to today’s opportunities! “Make the most of every opportunity you have…” (Eph. 5:15 LB).
  • Optimize every opportunity! “Don’t miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity” (Col. 4:5 The Message).
  • Opportunity knocks on the door of the prepared and available! “Get ready; be prepared” (Ezek. 38:7 NIV).
  • Golden Opportunities don’t often return! “Don’t miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity” (Col. 4:5 The Message).
  • Missed opportunities produce miserable optics in our minds! “Make the most of every opportunity” (Eph. 5:16 LB).
  • God creates our days and crafts our opportunities! “God’s gifts and call are under full warranty” (Rom. 11:29 MSG).
  • Success comes when you learn to pull the trigger on life’s best opportunities! “Make good use of (your) opportunities” (1 Cor. 7:31 LB).
  • New opportunities come in God’s time! “Now get up and go into the city and await my further instructions” (Acts 9:6 LB).
  • Go optimistically, grow your opportunities! “Make the most of your opportunities” (Col. 4:5 GW).
  • You can’t win a game you don’t play on a field or on the landscape of life! “Don’t ever quit” (2 Tim. 4:2 The Message).
  • Missed opportunities never return with the same import and promise. “Before the door to life’s opportunities is closed” (Eccl. 12:4 NLT).

Words to Walk By

Faithfulness Bears Fruit

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  • The little things you are faithful in today will add up to the victory of tomorrow. “If you are faithful in little things, you will be…in large ones” (Lk. 16:10 NLT).
  • A surrendered life outweighs a singing voice! “Be faithful … live obediently before your God” (Micah 6:8 NET).
  • Find faithful friends in God’s family! “God’s family does not make a practice of sinning” (1 Jn. 3:9 LB).

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Comments Off on Endurance 04 November 2016

  • img_0774In physical training and in personal growth resistance is needed to increase endurance. “When faith is tested endurance grows” (Js. 1:3).
  • It is God who puts the weights on us and spots us while we learn to lift a heavier load. “God who gives endurance” (Rom. 15:5 NIV).
  • Faith must be exercised to grow stronger! “When your faith is tested, your endurance [grows]” (James 1:3 NLT).

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Here’s Hope

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  • Be inspired by hope through the conscious presence of Christ in your life today. “Endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” (1Thess. 1:3 NIV).
  •  When reality strikes you, allow your resilient spirit to raise you to new hope. “Testing…develops perseverance” (James 1:3 NIV).
  • In a world offering false hope, God offers real hope! “May the God of hope fill you” (Rm. 15:13 NIV).
  • Hope creates two blessings in your life: joy and peace! “May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace” (Rm. 15:13 NIV).
  • Trade in your hopelessness for a happy hope! “Wearing as our helmet the happy hope of salvation” (1 Thes. 5:8 LB).
  • As long as there is God there is love and hope! “Three things that remain…and the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:1 LB).
  • Lift someone with a message of hope today! “It’s good to quietly hope for help from God” (Lam. 3:26 The Message).
  • Government vs. God: God doesn’t have to borrow what He provides. “According to his riches” (Phil. 4:19 AV).
  • Owning or offering hope requires faith! “It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help“ (Lam. 3:26 The Message).
  • God counteracts “helpless” with hope! “Remember your word … for you have given me hope” (Ps. 119:49 NIV).
  • Our God is alive in our souls, not dead in a shrine! “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27 HCSB).
  • All hope comes from our Heavenly Father! “We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God” (Rom. 5:2 HCSB).
  • Love restores hope in those who have lost it! “Love never gives up…is always hopeful” (1 Cor. 13:7 NLT).
  • Be inspired by hope through the conscious presence of Christ in your life today. “Endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (1Thess. 1:3 NIV).

Faith, Words to Walk By


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  • What seems impossible is not impossible when we add in the faith factor. “No chance at all…by yourself. Every chance in the world if you let God do it” (Mk. 10:27 The Message).
  • If you believe the effort is worth it, you will make it. “You can never please God without faith. Live by faith” (Heb. 11:6 LB).
  • Winners refuse to believe they have to lose. “Blessed is he who does not lose his faith in me” (Lk. 7:23 LB).
  • Faith is emboldened when we remember past blessings. “Moses said, ‘Always remember this day’” (Ex. 13:13 The Message).
  • Plan not on what you see today but on what you see by faith! “The wise man looks ahead” (Prov. 14:8 LB).
  • Your faith must look upward to find its resting place! “Since we have been justified through faith we have peace” (Rm. 5:1 NIV).
  • Daily experiences help us measure our faith. “God’s Son…had to learn from experience what it was like” (Heb. 5:8 TLB).
  • God wants you to reach up higher and out wider into the realm of faith! “It’s impossible to please God apart from faith.” (Heb. 11:6 The Message).
  • The origin of faith is God’s Word! Read it and live! “Faith comes by hearing the message…the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17 NIV).
  • Faith and a good idea will result in fruitfulness! “It is impossible to please God apart from faith” (Heb. 11:6 The Message).
  • God allows some life challenges to stretch your faith! “He said this to stretch Philip’s faith” (Jn. 6:6 The Message).
  • Human reasoning leaving you short? Try a leap of faith! “God can do anything..far more than you can imagine” (Eph. 3:20 The Message).
  • Try a little mountain moving faith in your life today! “Don’t doubt God, you’ll…triumph over huge obstacles” (Matt. 21:21 The Message).
  • You will not score in life unless you believe you can! “It is impossible to please God apart from faith” (Heb. 11:6 The Message).
  • God’s previous blessing prompts present faith! “The Lord who rescued me…will rescue me from this!” (1 Sam. 17:37 NLT).
  • Nothing comes to you without faith!“in the morning I lay my requests…and wait expectantly” (Ps. 5:3 NIV).
  • Life is intended to be a faith experience not a fearful experience. “Fear is crippling” (1 Jn. 4:18 The Message).
  • Faith that works waits willingly! “We hope for what we do not see, we … wait … with patience” (Rom. 8:25 HCSB).
  • God falls walls in response to faith! “By faith, … the walls fell flat” (Heb. 11:30 The Message).
  • Grieving is an expression of faith in God! “Trust in him at all times … Pour out your hearts” (Ps. 62:8 NET).
  • Faith wears its working clothes in the waiting rooms of life.“Wait for the Lord, and he will come” (Ps. 27:14 LB).
  • Prayer with faith delivers peace! “If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer” (Matt. 21:22 NCV).
  • The faith factor eliminates the fail factor! “For we live by believing and not by seeing” (2 Cor. 5:7 NLT).
  • Faith is not to be silenced but shared! “Don’t be frightened like that. Go tell” (Matt. 28:10 The Message).
  • Don’t get mired in the quick sand of mediocrity and miss going on higher. God says, “My ways are higher than yours” (Isa. 55:9 NIV).

Words to Walk By

A Fresh Start

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  • Successful people have learned to bounce back! “How happy you must be–you get a fresh start” (Ps. 32:1 The Message).
  • With the New Year comes a whole new set of life possibilities! ”Make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week” (Ps. 51:10 The Message).
  • Faith fosters fresh starts! “Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for” (1 Pet. 1:3 The Message).
  • Ready yourself for reassignment! “A clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God” (1 Cor. 1:30, The Message).
  • Sins lifted mean burdens lightened! “You get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean” (Ps. 32:1 The Message).
  • Fresh starts fuel success! “God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos” (Ps. 51:10 The Message).
  • Resiliency is a necessary part of rebounding! “You get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean” (Ps. 32:1 The Message).
  • Start fresh to stay on fire and succeed! “God, make a fresh start in me … from the chaos of my life.” (Ps. 51:10 The Message).
  • Be bold and bounce back! “Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be— you get a fresh start” (Ps. 32:1 The Message).
  • Need a new start? Try the needed Savior! “A clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 1:30 The Message).
  • In order to complete the race of life you need to get your second wind from God. “You let me catch my breath” (Ps. 23:3 The Message).
  • Resiliency is a necessary part of rebounding! “You get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean” (Ps. 32:1 The Message).

Words to Walk By


Comments Off on Persistence 23 October 2016

  • Persist to the end – Never slack up or let your mind drift from the task. Solomon, King and wise person, said, “Committed and persistent work pays off; get-rich-quick schemes are ripoffs” (Prov. 28:20 The Message).
  • Be persistently involved in the pursuit of your goal! “Committed and persistent work pays off” (Prov. 28:20 MSG).
  • Is work the center of your life? “I even found great pleasure in hard work” (Eccl. 2:10 LB).
  • The prize at the pinnacle belongs to the persistent! “Committed and persistent work pays off” (Prov. 28:20 The Message).
  • Start strong, stay steady, see success! “Committed and persistent work pays off” (Prov. 28:20 The Message).

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Overcoming Negativity

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  • Take responsibility for the shape of your garden today – rip up the negative weed. “We rejoice in hope” (Rm. 5:2 NIV).
  • Refuse to let negative comments by faithless people hinder you! “With God everything is possible” (Matt. 19:26 NLT).
  • Walk out negative and wind up needy! “those men who spread the negative report … were struck down” (Num.14:37 HCSB).
  • Shun numbing sameness to seize the newness of success! “Attitudes constantly changing for the better” (Eph. 4:23 LB).
  • Negative thoughts repeated often become the controlling factors in your life! “Fill your minds… (with) the best” (Phil. 4:8 The Message).

Words to Walk By


Comments Off on Optimism 23 October 2016

  • Optimism is believing whatever God speaks though it seems impossible. “When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed” (Rm. 4:18 TLB).
  • Go optimistically, grow your opportunities! “Make the most of your opportunities” (Col. 4:5 GW).
  • If you’re in a slump, go to the plate expect to break out of it today! “Don’t quit in hard times, pray harder” (Rm. 12:12 The Message).

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