Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!
As we said yesterday the journey to the cross has ended,
but that is not the end of the Easter story. Today is The Sabbath.
and a day of rest by the Jewish law. My poem today is: "A Day Of Rest"
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
All four gospels record the kindness of Joseph of Arimathea. Joseph was a rich
man and and a member of the Jewish council. He followed Christ secretly. He
went to Pilate and ask for the body of Jesus, and he and Nicodemus wrapped the
body in spices and laid it in Joseph's tomb. This act of kindness has lived through
the centuries to remind us that God remembers each kindness.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Then he took the body and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone.
Luke 23:53

And know your every act of kindness is seen by God as well.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Blessings this "Good Friday!"
In our journey to the cross, today we have arrived.
My Poem today is; "Six Hours One Friday"
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
While dying on the cross for our sins Jesus asked God, "Why?" So
asking God why does not have to be wrong.  Just by including the
Lord in our thoughts shows a step of faith. So the why question is
not a sin, but doubting God answer is the sin.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
And the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "My God, My God,
why have you forsaken me?" Mark 15:34

We may never have an answer to our why, in this life, but we can trust God
with the reason!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Today is Day 5 on our journey to the cross.
Today's poem: "Gethsemane" http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christ's sacrifice was what God desired and our sin required.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his
friends. John 15:13

There is a song we sang that I love "He Still Came"  "He still came and
went to the cross, suffered shame and loss... He still came!" And while some
might die for a friend, He died for His enemies!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Today is day 4 on our journey to the cross.
Today's poem "Betrayal " http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
After He finished washing their feet, (including the feet of Judas) He
instructed His disciples to follow His example of love and service,
not only to our friends who remain true, but also to those who have turned
against us. The question is this: Are we willing to follow Christ that far?
(Jan Knox-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
If an enemy were insulting me I could endure it; But it is you, my companion,
my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked
with the throng in the house of God. Psalm 55:12-14

This is a tough act to follow, because it goes against human nature, which is to
strike back or get even! May God give us grace when it is very hard to forgive!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15

Greetings: God less you this day:
Day 3 for our journey to the cross; Today's poem:
"The Fig Tree Lesson" http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com
It is really funny, searching for an appropriate subject, I looked
among my old Power for Today and picked this one without looking
the name of the contributor.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The church is a hospital, not a social club. We followers of Christ are
called to be healers of the hearts and souls. We give to others the love
and grace that we have received from Christ.
(Freda Fullerton-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing
on his wings. Malachi 4:2

Sunday is Easter Sunday the day that more people will attend church than any other
day of the year... reach out with grace and love to the visitors to your congregation!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!
This is day 2 on our journey to the cross. Today's Poem:
"The Money Changers" http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Even a small dime in our hands looks large when we hold it close to our
eyes. So material wealth can blot out everything else unless our eyes are
focused on Christ. Our perspective determines whether money is our god
or our servant. (Anita Price-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
1 Timothy 6:10

If "love" makes the world go round." The "love of money" makes the world
go down. It starts wars, plots, betrays, cheats and commits murder.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 13

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!
Today is Palm Sunday. All this week I will focus on Christ's
journey to the cross, and I invite you to go on that journey with me.
Today's poem is "Hosanna" http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Stubbornness is sometimes rooted in pride, but commitment grows from
love. When Jesus went to the cross, "He steadfastly set His face to go to
Jerusalem." (Luke 9:51) From His determination to die for us, we should
find the resolve to live for Him. (David McCasland)

SCRIPTURE:
Blessed Is He that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
Matthew 21:9

We just can't begin to realize the LOVE He has for us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda