Monday, December 31, 2012

December 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A Christian's life is different from that of an unbeliever. As
you think about your hope and goals for the New Year, ask
God what would please Him and plan accordingly. Pray for
God's will for you and your family. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your
spirit is alive because of righteousness.
Romans 8:10

Your life as a Christian is different, because the Holy Spirit dwells in
you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 30

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
He (Jesus) alone brought peace on earth through His presence
and that same presence can reign in our hearts today. There is
no greater present than the presence of the One who brought gifts
of love, joy and peace, not only at Christmas, but for our everyday
lives as well. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Love does no wrong to a neighbor, therefore love is the fulfillment
of the law. Romans 13:10

May you treasure this gift from God and know the love, joy and peace
and peace that it brings for your New Year!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Are you more Dinghy than Cruise Ship, or in my case more blue jeans
than blue blood? Are you more plumber than executive, more stand-in
than movie star? Yeah, congratulations! God changes the world with
people like you and me. (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up my
cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24

God uses the ordinary to do the extraordinary... that way the glory is his
and not ours!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, December 28, 2012

December 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You can experience a life of joy rather than sadness, no matter
the circumstances. God's grace  becomes visible in every aspect
of your life. He will give you strength to resist temptation. But
the precious rewards comes in the end... eternal life.
(Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
The benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
Romans 6:22

If the holiday's are a bad time for you, know that God understands
and His grace covers you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When God makes a promise, you can bank on it, unlike
flimsy human pledges are sometimes; the Lord's word to
you is good for all eternity. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
The grass withers, the flowers fades, but the word of our
God will stand forever/ Isaiah 40:8

And that's a long, long time!

Know that I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 26

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A climber is only as secure as his equipment and his partner.
This also holds true in the spiritual realm. When you have a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ, your eternal security is
based on the power of what God has done through the resurrection .
You can always be sure of knowing that nothing can separate you
from God's love. His strength is absolute. He will never fail.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
I am sure that neither death nor life... nor things present nor things
to come will separate us for the love of God. Romans 8:38

And that's a promise worth something!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25

Greetings from the two of us. May God
Bless you this Christmas Day with love, joy and peace
And may your loved ones be with you.
Jim & Freda Fullerton

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
May friendships grow stronger, may families draw closer,
and may all hearts  gather in the spirit of Christmas .
(Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is
Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

I want to thank each of you for your faithfulness, as I send these
thoughts out each day. Know that each of you are special and
you have enriched my life.
Again Merry Christmas to you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 24, 2012

December 24

Greetings: God bless you this day.
Happy Christmas Eve!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christmas Season is a time to celebrate the special people in our lives
as I thank God for my blessings and pause to reminisce about folks
who mean so much  at special times like this. I think of you with love
and send my deepest wishes for all the precious gifts of a peaceful,
joyous Christmas. (Michelle Merker)

SCRIPTURE:
And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Might God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

God be with each of you this blessed season!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We can't count on next Christmas to return to church or tell
loved ones how much we love them. We can't put off to next
year to tell our children or grandchildren how much God loves
them, how much Jesus yearns for them to come back to Him.
NOW is the time God has given you. This Christmas is the time
we have to do the things that are most important.(Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
You do not know what will happen tomorrow.
James 4:4

But we do know that tomorrow God will already be there!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christ came to earth. God came near so you can come near Him
to give purpose to your life and meaning, to forgive you of your
sins and give you the hope of heaven. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Because I live, you also will live. John 14:19

The above thought and  Scripture are very comforting thoughts!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
With Christmas just days away, begin to prepare your heart
for the celebration of the birth of our Savior. Meditate on the
fact that Jesus was born to die that we might live.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the
world, but that through him we might be saved. John 3:17

From the manger to the cross our salvation was His purpose!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
This Christmas don't miss the point of celebrating Christmas.
Don't be like the innkeeper who missed seeing Jesus. Don't be
like king Herod, who was afraid to let Jesus rule his life. Don't
be like the Roman Empire, who missed Christmas because other
gods took the place of Jesus in their lives. Allow nothing else to
take the place of worshiping Jesus. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The
Lord God have him a throne of his father, David and he will reign
over the house of Jacob forever and His kingdom will never end.
Luke 1: 32-33

This wonderful Christmas Season.... do not fail to see Jesus!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we hear old, beloved carols,
And crystal stars wink from the trees,
We read each card and old friends smile
From the corners of our memory.
(Helen Darby Berning)

SCRIPTURE:
Suddenly, a great company of the heavenly host appeared
with the angel, praising God saying,
"Glory to God in the highest
And on earth, peace to men." Luke 2:13-14

I hope you have been enjoying Christmas Carols. We have
a turn table that plays the old LP records. I have been
enjoying our Christmas Albums... Wonderful listening!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christmas cannot be all things. Christmas cannot bring harmony to
your home. Christmas cannot bring peace on earth. Christmas cannot
bring lasting happiness. But Christ Himself can do all these things and
more. Not Christmas, but Christ. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
So let no one judge you in the food or drink regarding festivals or new
moons or sabbaths, which are shadows of things to come, but the
reality is found in Christ. Colossians 2:16-17

Keep Christ in Christmas!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Take the time to stop, slow down find the real meaning in your life.
Our Savior was born to give the only gift that matters. Take the time
to worship and praise Him for all He has given you.
(Daily Disciples  Devotional )

SCRIPTURE:
It is by the grace of God you have been saved, through faith. And this not
of yourselves, it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8

Salvation... The greatest gift given to mankind!

Know that I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus died for you and when you accepted Him, the case against
you ended, "once  and for all." That is, it was dismissed. Unfortunately,
many Christians live under  cloud of guilt of their own making.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
For the death he died, he died to sin, once and for all, but the life he lives,
he lives to God, Romans 6:10

Rely on God's grace and give Him your guilt. He wants you to know
peace in Jesus Christ!

Know I prayed fr you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Be in prayer for the people of Newton, CT.
If you would like to view my poem today, with that
horrible event  mind you can view it on my poetry blog.
http://fredasgradenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God has a plan for my life and His plans and callings are irrevocable.
Not only is God with me as I go forward, but He also has never left me.
I look back and see God's tremendous grace for me. Do you have regrets
for wasted years? Know today, that God will restore them all. If you
have been away from God, come back. Repent and ask the Lord to sit on
the throne of your life and carry out his plans for you.
(Daily Disciples  Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.
Joel 2:25

God has a plan for each of us. If we are not willing to fulfill it, He will find
someone who will... His schedule will proceed without us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If our gratitude depends on out outward circumstances, it does
not occupy a permanent place in our lives. When the winds of
adversity blow, and  we are in trouble and need help and can still
say to God "Thank You," we have gained spiritually.
(Bread From My Oven)

SCRIPTURE:
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his
wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the
hungry with good things. Psalm 107:8-9

This time of year troubles and sorrows seems magnified, let's
begin each day with thanks to our Lord.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christ's resurrection releases you from the fear of death.
"Consider yourselves dead to sin and alive in God in Jesus
Christ." (Romans 6:11) What a wonderful promise of hope
an encouraging message to help you walk each day. Sin
cannot control you and death need not frighten you.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Just as Christ was raised from the dead... we too  might walk in
newness of life Romans 6:4

Comforting words, when we've lost a loved one that has gone home to
be with the Lord!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Grace is mercy or favor of God and it comes into the world in
the person of Jesus Christ. His precepts teach us how to govern
our lives. However in the world today grace has an active and
engaged adversary. The enemy traps people in fear and despair
with lies. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord . Romans 5:21

Thank God for His grace that he is so willing to bestow upon us.
He wants us to live our lives free of fear and despair!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One look at a sunrise should cause us to exclaim, "I love Thee, my Jesus."
One note from a birdsong should prompt us to sing out, "I love Thee, my Lord.
The heart's view of calvary should inspire us to respond. (Bread From My Oven)

SCRIPTURE:
Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:21

This is the season for love and goodwill. If you have any fences
to mend... now is a perfect time for it!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christ is our greatest role model of a servant-leader. He was
king of kings, yet He humbled Himself to wash the dirty feet
of His disciples just before going to the cross, in ultimate
obedience. Pray that God will give you a heart to serve others.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Whoever wants to become great, must be a servant and who-
ever wants to be first, must be a slave to all. Mark 10:43-44

This time of year, we have so many opportunities to show a
servant heart, be in prayer that God will lead you to the ones,
He wants you to help!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Can we trust God? Is He powerful enough? You and I are limited.
No one can stain or soil God. No sin contaminates Him.
We're limited by brain capacity, time, relationship overload and
responsibilities. God has no limit on time, power and love. He
counts the stars and names each one-our Lord is great and powerful.
There is not limit to what He knows. (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
He determines the number of the stars and calls them by name. Great
is our Lord and mighty in power. Psalm 147:4-5

The only limits God has are the ones we put on Him... He can't help us if
we won't let Him!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There are many times that I have ask God to give me a favor in
certain situations with certain people. Sometimes we hold back
asking for such things, because we feel unworthy and undeserving.
But the Lord wants us to ask, because He loves to answer. I have
been given a favor in situations where I deserved nothing but wrath.
When we truly embrace God's grace, we can begin to understand a
snippet of how much He loves us. (Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.
John 3:16

I'm sure God sometimes wants to ask us, "How much more proof
do you need , that I love you?"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God always has something for you: a key for every problem, a light
for every shadow, a relief for every sorrow and a plan for every tomorrow.
(Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
If God is for us, who can be against us?  Romans 8:31

The above thought was on Face Book and I thought it worth sharing!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God has a master plan for your life. When you disregard that plan,
you create an unstable structure that could come tumbling down.
When that happens, you must cling to hope and return to God,
the divine architect. He is always ready to help you rebuild your
life. If it is too late for master plan A, then your faithful God will
unfold the blueprint for master plan B.
(Moments of Peace in the Presence of God)

SCRIPTURE:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will
counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

God has a plan for your life and mine and when we mess up, He works
around that.  His plans will go on as scheduled!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our perspective matters. If we continually see things from man's
perspective, we will be discouraged and disappointed in the Lord.
If we choose to get into the Word and see life from His perspective,
we will find joy and peace and excitement by drawing close to God.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness goodness
faithfulness gentleness and self-control.
John 5:22-23

When you do not feel His presence or you feel He has not answered
your prayer, know He has something better planned for you.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 3, 2012

December 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
People liked Jesus . Oh, there were those who scoffed at His claims.
They called Him a blasphemer, but never called Him a braggart.
They accused Him of heresy, but never of arrogance. He was branded
a radical, bur never called unapproachable. His faith made Him likable,
not detestable, would that ours do the same.  (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.
Luke 2:52

Today's thought, something to think about... does our faith make us likable,
approachable?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 2

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Where are you dear one? Fainthearted because your focus is not on
the Lord? He alone can give you new life and new hope... in your
home, in your community and in the world. Trust in Him. Let Him
give you strength for every trial and hope for each new day.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
You found new life for your strength, and so you faint not.
Isaiah 27:10

He sent His son to bring hope to a dark world. Let your light
shine to bring that hope into the lives of others!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 1

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Welcome to December. As we enter this special
season, may we all bring "Joy To The World"
That is the title of my poem on my poetry blog
for today.
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Joy to the world, begins with each of us individually. Joy cannot
come without conscious awareness of the Lord's promised presence.
Wherever we go and whatever we do, let our thoughts dwell on God
in our daily routines of life. Let there be peace on earth and let it
begin with me. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
And you will have joy and gladness and many will rejoice at His birth.
Luke 1:14

As we enter this Christmas Season, with so many commercial things thrown our
way and so many trying to leave Christ out of the season... let us remember:
"Jesus is the reason for the season!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Are you easily irritated and provoked? Do you truly give God
praise in word and deed? Study the Scriptures. Know God. Be
transformed in heart and mind. No matter your circumstances
let His will govern your daily life. Let godly behavior and speech
become your daily testimony. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
No human can tame the tongue. James 3:8

Remember: Words can NEVER be unsaid!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As a Christian you are not brought into a relationship with God
through what you do. However , a right relationship with Him
will reveal how you live. Jesus said, "You are the light of the world"
(Matthew 5:14) Allow your words and actions and attitudes be a
shining example of God's love to others every day.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
By their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:16

The fruit we bear as a Christian, should be a by product of our
love for God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28,

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Just as God exalted Jesus for his humble obedience, He also
promises to exalt you for yours. How encouraging it is to know
that God's promise in response to your humility does not fluctuate
according to who is in authority in government, in your workplace
or your relationships. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
James 4:10

Perhaps the above Scripture is one of the hardest commands for this
generation of Americans to follow. We have never been physically
enslaved and being the proud people we are, we find it hard to humble
ourselves and bow to anyone, even God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In Christ we have been rescued! He has taken us from danger to
safety, from one power and destiny to another, from death to life.
It's worth pondering all that being rescued means to us, as we thank
God for His grace and power. (David McCasland)

SCRIPTURE:
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us to
the kingdom of the Son of His love. Colossians 1:13

And eternal life starts now, here... when we receive Him as our Rescuer
and Savior!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26,

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What is the Lord trying to tell you today? Are you going through
a set of circumstances that you refuse to acknowledge is God's
will for your life? Are you fighting or submitting? Are you willing
to listen or are you running? Let us all pray to be on God's side.
When it comes right down to it, He is going to win. We want to be
on His team! (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Do not call anything impure that God has made clean! Acts 10:15

And he cleanses us as well... when we submit to His will!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 25

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus continues to be our redeemer; and He can use my disappointing
situations for purposes beyond my understanding (Patsy Clarmont)

SCRIPTURE:
Many are the plans of a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that
prevails. Proverbs 19:21

God's plans will move on schedule. If we mess up, He works around
our failures!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Do you have something that you never use, but could never
part with? (From Women of Faith)

SCRIPTURE:
Turn your eyes away from worthless things. Psalm 119:37

Like most pack-rats, I never throw anything away... I just might
need it sometime!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!
I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It's not everyday that you find someone that will give you a second
chance-much less a second chance every day. But Jesus did.
(Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
made us alive in Christ, when we were dead in our transgressions,
it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5

And thank God for His grace!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 22

Greetings:  God bless you this special day!

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!
I hope you have much to be thankful for.

If you would like to view my Thanksgiving poem:
http//:fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Oh, Heavenly Father;
We thank Thee for the food and remember the hungry.
We thank Thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved
May these remembrances stir us to service,
That Thy gifts to us may be used for others... Amen
(From Dear Abby)

SCRIPTURE:
Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the
nations what he has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8

As you offer up your prayer of thanksgiving today, do not forget to
pray for those in the military that are far from home, protecting our
freedom!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you find yourself in trials today, ask the Lord to help you find
joy through His Holy Spirit, so that you will come through the testing
with increased patience, strength and faith. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing the testing of
your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3

I'm sorry, but joy just kinda flees out the window, when I'm being tested!
Thankfully, it returns and I'm so very thankful for God's grace!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I thank God for my handicaps; for, through them, I have found
myself, my work and my God. (Helen Keller)

SCRIPTURE:
You know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature
and not lacking anything. James 1:3-4

We grow more through adversity than through prosperity, as a person
or as a nation!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When catastrophe happens, whether on your doorstep or around
the globe, God is there. He has not turned His back to let things
drift, but tells you to pray. reestablish your eternal ties with  Him
and trust that He knows the end from the beginning and, as He
has from days of old, He will see you through.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. James 5:13

And when God seems silent, continue to trust Him... His timing is
not the same as yours!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 18

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
For us today, our only hope is Jesus. His living Word is our eternal
food. His Holy Spirit is our living water. His very presence in our lives
will give our hearts and minds wisdom and understanding, that goes
beyond our earthly desires. Jesus never said that we would not suffer, but
He did tell us to be of "good cheer," Even though we have tribulation in
this world, we have His peace and He has overcome the world.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Hang in there, we will overcome as well!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God is good... learn to seek Him in faith. It starts with prayer request
and continues until you are praying without ceasing. You will not be
disappointed. How could you ever be more satisfied then with the very
presence of God Himself! (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

To pray continually, simply means to be on good talking terms with God

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Are you different from the world? Would non Christians know you
are a believer in Christ, without you telling them? If you answered "no,"
you would do well to examine yourself and see where your faith can be
turned into action. Being obedient is walking the talk.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
This is how we know that we love the children of God, by loving God and
carrying out his commands. 1 John 5:2

There is a song we sang at church that sums this up...
"They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love!"

Know i prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Are others blessed because of you? Even if you are the only
Christian in your family, God's hand is on you and your home
will be covered with prayer. Continue to pray for your family
and seek the Lord's blessings over those who do not yet know
Him. Press on and do not grow weary. Let your light shine to
those around you and give God the glory.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife
and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing
husband. 1 Corinthians 7:14

Hang in there, if you have a member of your family that has not come
to know God. They are being blessed through you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God doesn't need to glance at the clock. He has all the time in
the world, and His timing is perfect. This is why He urges us
to be patient. He has a plan. He is bringing it about and it will
be revealed at the proper time. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Be patient then brothers, until the Lord's coming. James 5:7

One of the hardest things for us to visualize is the fact that God
lives outside our time-frame. Everything we think or feel is within
the time-frame we live in. We must trust His timing, even though
it is sometimes so hard to do!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You are surrounded by and experience tests and trials from the time
you are born until they day your are buried. Theses experiences in
your schooling, job, your relationships, reveal the quality of the person
you are, in short , your character. God's purpose for these challenges
in your life is to strengthen and develop His character within you and
mature you as a Christian. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
The testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James 1:3

Keep on Keeping on... there is light at the end of the tunnel and
Jesus is that LIGHT!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Are you in the midst of a trial or major decision in your life?  Are
you searching for answers in various places? Knowledge can bring
you peace, but knowledge of God brings you everlasting peace that
continues to surpass understanding. The knowledge of His Word
will give you peace and assurance in ways you could never imagine.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Teach me knowledge and good judgement. Psalm 119:66

According the the above Scripture, good judgement comes from knowing
God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 11

God bless you this Lord's Day!

Happy Veteran's Day! Be sure to fly your flag today
and thank a veteran or one who is in the military, for
the freedom you enjoy!

Today's poem on my poetry Blog: "Hear My Prayer, O Lord"
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Let us be thankful for our freedom and for our founding fathers,
who laid the God-fearing foundation for this great nation. But
above everything else, let us not forget the One who made us.
We are God's people-we are sheep of His pasture. Take time today
to give Him praise and thanksgiving for true freedom in Jesus Christ!
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Make a joyful shout unto the Lord! Psalm 100:1

And don't forget to pray for our troops, in dangerous places, who make
our freedom possible, along with the guidance of our Lord!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Today's poem on my poetry blog.
"When God Says, "No."
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com


THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We need the Lord. There should be nothing we want to do more than
love Him with all that we are and serve Him all our lives. As we continue
to walk with Him, we better understand that His purpose for us is best for
us. We are called to endure these trials of life, as we become more like Christ.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Now, no chastening seems joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless,
afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have
been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11

We can't really say we're looking forward to being chastened, but it just may be
that our turn is coming. Stay focused on God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9

Greetings:God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
On a wall in a concentration camp, a prisoner carved these words:
"I believe in the sun, even when it doesn't shine."
"I believe in love, even when it isn't shown."
"I believe in God, even when he doesn't speak."
What hand could have cut such conviction?
We can see either hurt or healing. Either live by facts or see by faith.
(Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
I believe; help my unbelief! Mark 9:24

I've always had a kinship with the man in the above verse; it describes
me as well! When things go wrong-when God is silent-when the future
is uncertain, doubts creep in... that's when I need to ask God for help!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Yesterday, half of America woke up happy, the other half
discouraged. Regardless of which category you fall into,
remember that the course of your life over the next four years,
will be determined by the Lord, not, the election. You are not
an insignificant  pawn, subject to the whims of a politician...
but a powerful servant, subject to the will of God.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
You ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will do this or that."
James 4:15

Perhaps God is saying to us, the same as he said to Israel.
"The multitude of your sacrifices, what are they to me? I
have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and goats. When you
spread your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you;
even if you pray I will not listen. Isaiah 1: 11, 15
We have stood by and allowed Hollywood to dictate the
social acceptance for this nation... God is not pleased!!!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda




Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Today I would like to share the poem I wrote last night,
that I posted on my poetry blog this morning. I'm just as
inspired to put my thoughts in a poem, when I'm troubled,
as I am when things are looking up!

JESUS, MY LORD
Jesus, my Lord,
When there's no answer to prayer.
Jesus, my Lord,
When I don't feel His care.

Jesus, my Lord,
When disappointment comes my way.
Jesus, my Lord,
When I don't feel His presence today.

Jesus, my Lord,
When the future's unsure,
Jesus, my Lord,
When I fear what I shall endure.

Jesus My Lord,
Through the valley so low.
Jesus, my Lord,
I still love You so!

SCRIPTURE:
Though he slay me, yet I will hope in him.
Job 13:15

Please continue to keep this nation in prayer!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Living in this world, you've learned that you cannot  escape pain
or disappointment-even as a Christian. The more evil spreads and
the more deception you encounter, the deeper your need of God and
your dependency on Him for truth. In order to live victoriously and
gloriously as a follower of Christ. God's wisdom is foundational.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
If any lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously.
James 1:5

Today, as the election results unfold. please be in prayer for our nation.
Regardless of who is elected President, Jesus will still be King and God will
still be in control... not Washington, DC!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, November 5, 2012

November 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Be sure to be in prayer for tomorrow's election!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Not poor... but rich. That describes you too, if you are a child
of the King! Troubles are sure to come your way, but they won't
define you. difficulties of this world are just for a short time.
(Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
I know your tribulations and you poverty, (but you are rich)
Revelation 2:9

This reminds me of a joke. (A man brings gold with him to the pearly
gates and Saint Peter asks him, "Why are you bringing pavement
with  you?") Our foolishness over monetary things, must fluster God,
who has so many great riches prepared for us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 4

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Try this for one day, notice every word you speak. At the
end of the day, you'll know how much of your daily speech
is negative. The next day, ask God to help you to increase
your positive speech. Keep this up and you just may lick those
problems with your negative speech. (The Pocket Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
He who loves with a pure heart and whose speech is gracious
will have the king as a friend. Proverbs 22:11

The only King that should matter to us as a friend, is Jesus!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Today, ask the Lord to make your conversation pleasing to Him
and to touch and cleanse the thoughts and heart-intentions from
which shameful dialogue comes. Only God can successfully tame
the tongue (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man.
James 3:2

Not too many are perfect around here. When I worked I had on my
bulletin board this quote: "Lord, today make my words sweet, for
tomorrow I may have to eat them!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus' love does not depend on what we do for Him. If there
was anything that Jesus wanted everyone to understand it is this.
A person is worth something, simply because he is a person.
That's why Jesus treated people the way He did.
You have value simply because you are! (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

You are valuable because God created you and He does not create junk!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 1

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Welcome to November.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There resides in each of us a little pocket of fear. For some it's
cowardice. For others it's timidity. Although we know the Savior
gives courage and power, sometimes we feel safer  in our little pocket
than in His big provision. (Luci Swindoll)

SCRIPTURE:
I have blotted out , like a thick cloud , your transgressions. And like a cloud,
your sins. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22

Wow, God goes all the way for us, should we not go all the way for Him?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Surrendering to God is the key that unlocks the door to the life
you want. A bigger spiritual 'to do' list or a calendar full of
church activities will not change our lives. When we give ourselves
to God-mind, body, soul and spirit-He changes us.
(Nicole Johnson)

SCRIPTURE:
Not my will. but yours be done. Luke 22:42

Scary words in both the Scripture and thought. Surrender, means being
vulnerable and that goes against our natural self-protection! God knows this,
because He created us, so He is patient with us while we learn to SURRENDER!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Nothing you could ever buy could  compare to actually being
given a new start in life. We not only get a new start, but we
become a new creation. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Therefore, if any is in Christ, he is a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17

Thank God for your new life in Christ, something you can't buy
or earn!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, October 29, 2012

October 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We find encouragement in today's Scripture. Be honest
before God about your circumstances and challenges and
depend on Him to deal with the evil you encounter.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.
And he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
1 Corinthians 10:13

Evil has always and will always be in this world, but God's goodness
overshadows it. We need to stay in the safety of the circle of God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 28

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Sin will keep you from His Book and His Book will keep
you from sin. (Dwight L. Moody)

SCRIPTURE:
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go, guard it well for
it is your life. Proverbs 4:13

The only way that His Book will help us, is to read it as
instructions, not literature!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You have to stop looking at yourself through your eyes and see
yourself through God's eyes. (Touched by an Angel)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at
the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7

Remember: Who you are is more important than how you look!

Know I prayed for you today. Freda

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The Christian walk takes one day at a time. Some days are
better than others, but each day belongs to the Lord.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118: 24

My problem, sometimes is trying to live today, yesterday and tomorrow
all at the same time, that's too much of a burden for frail human shoulders.
It's good to be reminded to live one day t a time!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25

Greetings:God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God created us to have a relationship with Him; He created us to
dwell with him. Genesis 3 until Revelation 21, the Bible is about
God's plan to get the world back, reversing the destruction of sin.
The answer is prophesied in Genesis 3:15 as being Jesus. Jesus is
the One to restore sinful man back to a Holy God.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
For God so Love the world, he gave his one and only Son.
John 3:16

It is really hard for us to comprehend just how much God wants a
relationship with us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In many ways, you may feel like a prisoner. You may have habits
you cannot break, you may find yourself in circumstances that have
not changed, you may feel that God isn't answering your prayers.
What are you to do? Worship. Worship when you are sad, feel bad
and after you're mad. Worship everyday. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Paul and Silas were praying and, singing hymns to God and the prisoners
were listening to them. An earthquake came and suddenly, the doors to
the prison were opened. (Acts 16: 15:26

It seems hard to worship when you feel God is silent, but I read something
the other day that inspired me. "A teacher is always silent , when giving a
student a test!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
With the issues in life, we pray and ask God for guidance, but often
go and do what we want. We need to listen and obey what God says.
God addresses many of the issues we face in the Bible. Our Lord cares
about everything we do. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
I have stretched out my hands all day long to a rebellious people, who
walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts.
Isaiah 65:2

Some people do not think that God is involved in every little detail in
our lives. In Matthew it says that God has numbered every hair on every
head... how much more detailed can you get then that?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When you are wronged, it's difficult to allow God take care of
the matter and not take matters into your own hands. The
process of waiting on the Lord for vindication may take longer
than you want to wait. Surrender all your bitterness and hurt to
God. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
They pay evil for good and leave my soul forlorn.
I went about mourning as though for my friend or my brother.
Psalm 35: 12, 14

When one is betrayed, especially by a friend, it is hard to wait for
vindication and in some cases vindication may not come in this life,
but you can be sure you will be vindicated in the next life!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 21

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When anyone remains modest, not after praise, but after blame,
them his modesty is real. (Jean Paul Richter)

SCRIPTURE:
Keep a clean conscience so that those who speak maliciously may
be ashamed of their slander. 1 Peter 3:16

Keeping a clear head, when one is blamed or criticized, is one way
to remain humble... easier said than done!!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Appreciate everything you have, especially your friends!
Life is too short and friends are too few! (Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17

Friends, like plants, need to be nourished!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 19

Welcome to my Garden!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If only I'd been born somewhere else...
If only I'd been treated fairly...
If only I'd had more opportunities...
If only...
Put down your scrapbook of life and pick up the Bible and read
Jesus' words in John 3:6 Human life comes from human parents
and spiritual life from the Spirit.
God has not left you adrift on a sea of heredity. You have a choice
in the path you take... choose well. (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
Choose for yourselves  this day whom you may serve. But for me and
my household, we will serve God. Joshua 24:15

I hope you have made the same choice as Joshua!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Rigidity is prevented most of the time as love and compassion
mesh us into tolerant human beings. (Kathe S. Crawford)

SCRIPTURE:
Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.
Psalm 95:8

Love can soften the most rigid heart!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Jim is getting better each day. Thank you for the prayers.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You may have had your share of hard knocks, but God put you here
for some special purpose and your opportunity to make your mark has
not passed. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Live in harmony with one another. Romans 12:16

Simple words that are oft times hard to follow!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 16

Greetings: God less you this day!

I think Jim is getting better each day. Continue to keep us in
your prayers.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Some people remember certain things about us, but God knows
all about us. He knit us together in our mother's womb. He knows
your name, as well as every thought. You can trust Him.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Fear not, for  I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are
mine. Isaiah 43:1

Wouldn't you be surprised if you met the Queen of England and she called
you by name? Well, one much higher than the queen knows your name and
calls you to follow Him... isn't that marvelous?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda







Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Jim had a fair night last night. Continue to pray for us.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remember: There is no God like your God. He is still worthy of praise.
Stop today amidst your busy schedule and take the time to praise Him,
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, O Lord?"
Psalm 35:10

Send up mimi praises today, they do not have to be long. The above Scripture
would be a good one to repeat!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 14

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day

One of the greatest blessings we have in America, is the
freedom to worship, I pray you plan to take advantage today
of this wonderful blessing. I've been unable to gather with other
Christians for the last two weeks and I miss it. Jim had a good night,
but had a bad spell yesterday, so I plan to stay home again today.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It just doesn't matter if everything gets done on time or in the right
order. It just does not matter. What does matter  is that I honor the
Lord by pouring out His love through me; what matters is that I
find the joy of the Lord in everyday challenges and appreciate every
blessing, moment by moment. (Daily Disciples Devotional)  

SCRIPTURE:
The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Today, find joy in every little thing.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Thanks again for all your prayers. I brought Jim home last night.
He slept so well, he was exhausted!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Grace defines you! Listen, God wrote your story. He cast you in His drama.
You hang as God's work of art, a testimony in His Gallery of grace.
(Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
The promise comes by faith, so it may be by grace, and may be guaranteed.
Romans 4:16

And thank God for His grace!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, October 12, 2012

October 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There are enough targets to aim at without firing at each other.
(The Pocket Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Do not accuse a man for no reason-when he has done you no
harm. Proverbs 3:30

I like this saying: "When you point a finger at someone else, you
have four pointing back at you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 11

Greetings: God bless you this day!
After 5 1/2 hours in ER yesterday evening, they admitted Jim
into the hospital. Please continue to pray for us.

 THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I compare the troubles which we undergo in a year to a bundle
of sticks, far too large for us to carry. But God does not require
us to carry the whole bundle at once. He mercifully unties the
bundle and gives us one stick, which we carry today, and then
another which we carry tomorrow and so on. This might be easily
managed, but when we choose to increase our troubles by carrying
yesterday's stick all over again and adding tomorrow's stick to the
load, before we're required to bear it! (John Newton- From Dot Barr)

SCRIPTURE:
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am gentle and humble
in heart and my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:29-30

If we allow Jesus to carry our burdens, our yoke indeed will be light!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Last night was not a good night, so keep your prayers coming!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
During those sad times in each of our lives we understand the
afflictions of Christ as He becomes our Sustainer, our Strength
and our Peace. Our Christian life is not only about receiving from
the Lord, but also about enduring until the end.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and aquatinted
with grief. Isaiah 53:3

Whatever we are going through, He has already been there!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October 9

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Please keep your prayers coming, Jim is not progressing as
much as I feel he should, He coughed so much again last
night!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Isaiah 30:15 is a great verse to test our faith; where are you today?
Why do you do certain things? Is your mind at rest? Do you have
stillness of soul because you trust the Lord for your circumstances
today? This is not easy, but that is why a repentant heart is needed
every day, For we fall short of His standard.(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
In repentance and rest is your salvation . In quietness and trust is your
strength, but you would have none of it. Isaiah 30:15

We cannot discount God's grace, for we do fall short. He does not ask
for perfection, only progress... so keep on keeping on!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8

Greetings: God bless you this day.

I'm asking for your prayers for my husband Jim. We spent
three and a half hours in ER last night. He has acute bronchitis
and at 88 that's not to be taken lightly!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The beautiful reality of your relationship with God is that your
line of communication is direct and immediate. You have the
privilege and joy of taking your prayers and praises directly
to Him each day. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14

We just do not comprehend what a great blessing it is to go directly
to the throne of God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 7

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Today as you wait for God to open the door, ask the Lord to give
you an opportunity to speak about Him. Ask Him to teach you to
be bold and thank Him for saving you and giving you His Holy
Spirit. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory
of God the Father.  Philippians 2:11

We shouldn't just confess it, but live it!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When Jesus walked this earth, He used God's word to war
against the temptations of Satan. This is your model for how
to use the sword of the Spirit, in spiritual battles in your life.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which
is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17

The scripture has the same effect on Satan today, as it had  in the
days of Jesus, use it against the enemy!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If God has given you promises, then He is the One who is
responsible to fulfill them. God does not need your help or
efforts. What He started in the Spirit will not be accomplished
in the flesh. It is the enemy who tries to discourage you. Satan
will put thoughts in your mind of doubt and self-defeat. Out
loud, tell those forces of evil that God has a plan, regardless of
your abilities. You choose to rest on His promises, instead of
worrying and doubting God by looking at yourself.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Are you so foolish? Having began in the Spirit, are you now, being
made perfect in the flesh? Galatians 3:3

When I feel self-doubts coming on, I tell myself... God's still working on me
and I'm still in His workroom!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3

Greetings: God bless you today:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God Commanded: "Love your neighbor as yourself." We need
to pray to understand this kind of love. We get so caught up in
busy everyday struggles, trying hard to make it through the day
that we forget others are in need too. Pray that today you will be
used by God and that you can incorporate Him in everything you
do today. ( Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Love the Lord thy God with all your heart and all your soul
and all your mind, This is the greatest commandment. And the
second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37-40

Today: make a call. write a note, send an e-mail to someone. It just might
make a difference in their day!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There are Spiritual storm chasers in the world. They aren't afraid
to take risk for the Kingdom of God. They know the storms will
not overtake them unless the Lord allows it. The higher purpose
of God make the risks they take worthwhile. The peace of God
enables them to ride out the most severe storms.
(The Pocket Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
The peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard
your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

I have never risk my life for the cause of Christ, but I have stepped out of
my comfort zone and one of the things that helps me take that risk... I don't
mind being a fool for Christ!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Welcome to October, It is hard to believe how fast this
year has gone!

THOUGH FOR TODAY:
Quite times alone with God are important to spiritual growth.
Still Paul gives us a few tips that are helpful anytime, but
particularly when things seem to be slipping out of control.
He says, "Be joyful always!" Sing tidings of comfort and joy
as you wrap packages. He says, Pray continually." You can
commune with the Lord even rolling dough or shoveling snow.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

To pray without ceasing, means to be on conversional terms with God.
Talking to Him during the day as the day unfolds. One of the ways I do
that is praying for the emergency vehicles when I hear a siren and for
who ever they are rushing to help. I have began to include planes and trains
when I hear them pass as well.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 30

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God desires unity, but Satan wants believers fighting each other
so he can be free to deceive the world. Too often followers fall
prey to his tactics. Christians  can only demonstrate the reconciliation
they have with God through Christ, if they are reconciled to each other.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart and a humble
mind. 1 Peter 3:8

If we're constantly pointing fingers at each other, we have no hand to offer
in fellowship to unbelievers... just where Satan wants us!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If nonbelievers see Christians treating each other poorly, what
are they learning about God? (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Let us do good by everyone, and especially those who are of
the household of faith. Galatians 6:10

Remember: today, as you go about your day, to whom you belong.
Your face may be the only face of God, those you meet, will ever see.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When you become a Christian, you also become part of a family.
You laugh, cry, work and support each other.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.
Psalm 133:1

If you're not experiencing the joy of being part of the family
of God, I urge you to become part of that family. I don't know
how people get by in this hectic, dangerous world, without the
support of brothers and sisters in Christ!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
So, what causes you to live in fear? What is it that produces
such anxiety that you have trouble falling to sleep at night?
Turn it over to the One who promised to watch over you.
(Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all
my fears. Psalm 34:4

Fear is kind of like hunger... it keeps coming back and if we
feed it, it will grow. Starve it with prayer!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God is love. You cannot separate Him from love and He
works in our lives because He loves us. Many of us know
God is love, but how many of us live like we believe it?
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE
I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

Everlasting-forever-eternal-for all time- always... All words to
describe how long God's love will last. We cannot think outside of
time. But keep reminding yourself that God loves you now- today and
He will be with you always!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 25

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God has a plan for you. Jesus went to great lengths to help you believe,
for no other reason and for no personal profit, but because of His love for
you. He was crucified and you are cleansed. Today pray that God will
open the door for you to share with someone else the hope you have
found in Jesus. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

How you live your life is a greater testimony than what you say!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24

Greetings:God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Today, pray that God will bring unity and peace in your family.
Discord in your home will sap your energy and resources and you
won't be fully engaged in the work God has called you to do. May
your house be a "tranquility base" from which great things are
accomplished for His Kingdom. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Maintain the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3

And may we find this same unity in the body of Christ. And may our
place of worship be a "tranquility base" for the week ahead of us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 23

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We can pray and read the Bible alone, but there's something about
being with other Christians that keep the fire burning within your soul
and gives you strength. This coming Sunday, join with other Christians
and exalt God. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3

God knew that we would need each other that's why He created the
"Church," the body of Christ. I do hope you plan to take advantage of
this great blessing today and meet with other Christians to exalt His Name!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You cannot depend on others for your self-worth. It must
come from within-through God. (Emilie Barnes)

SCRIPTURE:
With this in mimd, we constantly pray for you, that our God may
count you worthy of his calling, and that his power may fulfill
every good purpose. 2 Thessalonians 1:11

We are made worthy by the blood of the LAMB!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21

Greetings:God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We can't control the way our family responds to us. We have to move
beyond the naive expectations that if we do good, that our family will
treat us right. I can't assure you your family will ever give you the
blessing you seek, but I know this-God will. (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
Love covers over a multitude of sin. 1 Peter 4:8

Members of our family are human and make human mistakes
Love, forgiveness and understanding, play a large part in the
peace among family members!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We were not created to go alone, and in the desperate and difficult
struggle to turn America back to God, you need the help and
encouragement of Christian brothers and sisters. Today ask God to
bring into your life, those who will strengthen and safeguard you as
you work to make a positive difference.(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Two are better than one, they have a good return for their work.
Ecclesiastes 4:9

Perhaps more than any other time in this great nation's history, people
of faith need to band together and pray for the future of this country.
Join the many other believers with a one minute prayer, every evening
at 6PM Pacific time.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Are you in a battle today over things in our mind? There are two things
you must incorporate into your daily routine. Open you Bible and read
at least one verse each morning. Pray that His words will bring you
comfort and hope. Give God control, instead of trying to handle it yourself.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
If any thing is excellent or praise worthy think about such things.
Philippians 4:8

Keeping in mind that you don't do these things just once, it is something
you need to repeat each day. We need to feed our soul as we feed our body.
When we do not eat our body becomes weak. Spiritual food will keep our
soul strong!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Scripture tells us that God never changes. His promises are sure and
He is with us always. We may not understand why things happen as
they do, but we know who holds the world in the palm of His hand.
We know that His plans are good. So the next time we find ourselves
in the midst of a storm or have unanswered questions, let's remember
God is in control. We can trust Him to help us, hold us and astound us!
(Pat Earl-Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard
your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:7

In these troubles times when terror seems to reign in parts of the world,
we need to PRAY and remember that God is still in control!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The more you study Scripture, the more you can be transformed
into Christ's likeness. Joy based on the security of your salvation
through the finished work of Jesus makes fellowship with other
believers an encouragement for the whole family of God.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Father, keep then in your name... that they may be one, even as we
are one. John 17:11

The Scripture, by itself,  does not transform us, but Jesus does and His
work is finished, but He's still working on me!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's day

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Let the Lord's influence in your life be a restrainer. If anger claws
at you in your relationships, take the time to pray.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1

If you're like me, you're not looking for soft answers when someone
throws angry words at you... so perhaps the wisest thing to do is just
walk away without answering.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Ultimately, "things," can never really satisfy you. As soon as you have
acquired a certain possession, the novelty begins to wears off, and
you begin to yearn for something else. Start now to live a life where
God is the center. His love is the wealth you truly want.
(Moments of Peace in the Presence of God)

SCRIPTURE:
See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant
riches, and sought refuge in wealth. Psalm 52:7

Todays thought reminds me, that one Christmas I wanted a cuckoo clock for Christmas.
I found a box under the tree from my husband, with my name on it It was an oblong shaped
box, just right for a cuckoo clock. When I opened the box it was brown penny loafers. Imagine
my disappointment! But awhile later I lost my desire for a cuckoo clock and was thankful I
didn't have one to gather dust!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 14, 2012

September 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus saw something in Peter worth developing, in the adulterous woman
worth forgiving. He saw something in the thief on the cross worth saving.
And in the life of a wild-eyed, blood thirsty extremist, he saw the Apostle
of grace. He believed in Saul.
Don't give up on your Saul. When others write him off, give him another
chance. God is at work behind the scenes. And remember God never sends
you where He hasn't already been.
God used Saul who became Paul and touched the world.
(Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

And before I start making judgments... I need to examine my own life!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
My Rock is more solid and everlasting than those that are slowly
disintegrating across the tundra. My Rock speaks, comforts and
holds my hand. My Rock carries me when my knees buckle and
cradles my head when I cry. My Rock hides me in the cleft and
sets me on a firm foundation. (Maria Lee Laycock-Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

What a blessings... to lean on this solid Rock and Redeemer!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
9-11 was a reminder that the bonds of family, can be severed in an
instant. They are essential, crucial, valuable, fragile, (Peter Jennings)

SCRIPTURE:
To the One who remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:23

The physical bonds can be severed in an instant, but the spiritual bonds cannot.
That's way God gave us the gift of memory. Even when those we love, leave us
physically, they never leave our memory!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11

Greetings: God bless you this day!

This is a day of remembrance, so be sure to fly your flag
If you would like to read today's poem:
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God's presence with us is one of His Greatest presents to us.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I will never leave you of forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

So many stories of God's presence came out of the tragedy of 9-11
that make us aware of the great gift of his presence May we stand firm for
Him In times of tragedy as well as times of joy!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As Christians, we must learn to live in God's timeline. We must
surrender to His timing in all things. And we must be careful not
to think we have control over time, even our own.
(Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day
is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 Peter 3:8

It is hard for us to comprehend the concept, that God lives outside our own
timeline. And when we say "Wait for God's timing," that 's just what we should
do, but in this day of instant everything, that's easier said than done!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 9

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We need to get in the habit of asking the Lord for wisdom,
knowledge and understanding. Asking for wisdom is a gift
as much as being a recipient of the wisdom that He gives.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Do not be wise in your own eyes. Proverbs 3:7

Perhaps the above verse is the real beginning of wisdom?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The first person that Jesus reveled Himself as "The Christ," was
the Samaritan woman (John 4) and the first person Jesus revealed
Himself to after His death was Mary Magdalene. If you are seeking
Jesus, He  will reveal Himself to you. He shows no partiality or
favoritism. We are all the same. Today His promises stand. If you
search for Him, you will find Him. Whom are you seeking?
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
(Jesus speaking) "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?"
John 20:15

We have a choice... Seeking Him is the very best choice we can make!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 7, 2012

September 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You need to know the heart of the pilot. That's why the story of
Jesus is in the Bible. He is the only picture of God ever taken. To
know Jesus is to know God. To know God is to know that this
flight gets bumpy, but the pilot? He knows how to get us home.
(Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
(Jesus speaking) "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.
John 14:9

Today's thought reminds me of a story I once read. A man was on a very
bumpy flight that flew through a storm. Everyone on the plane was nervous
except one little girl. She calmly colored through the storm. At the airport,
after they landed, he asked her why she wasn't nervous and she answered,
"Why my daddy is the pilot and I knew he'd get us home!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6

Greetings:God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
People are to respect one another. Certainly there are those who
don't earn it, but regardless, the fact that they were created by God
can be respected. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

Today's thought gives me something to think about and another thought:
I didn't earn Christ's respect either; He loved me while I was still a sinner
and continues to love me when I sin!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We need to teach our children that Cinderella's problems and
challenges didn't end with the moment she slipped on the glass
slipper. We need to teach then that true adventures of life isn't
living "happily ever-after" but loving each other on matter what
may come our way. Only then will brief moments of happiness
be replaced by lasting days of joy.
     (Joseph J. Mazella-Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
Teaching of the wise is the fountain of life. Proverbs 13:14

We also need to teach our children that becoming a Christian does not
eliminate problems, but gives us strength, through our Lord and the
Holy Spirit, to overcome them!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Ask the Lord to give you strength in times of trouble, peace in
times of struggle and hope when the world seems hopeless.
Only in Jesus can we stay in this world and experience heaven
on earth. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Your kingdom come your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:10

The Kingdom has come-eternity starts now, so no matter what our
circumstances, in that sense we can experience heaven on earth!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 3, 2012

September 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Have a safe holiday. Be sure to fly your flag today.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
My dog wakes me up each morning, sometimes earlier than I like.
Now my dog does not have to be let out he has a doggie door. He
is not hungry or thirsty. He just wants to be with me. He wants to
be loved and petted for a few minutes until I'm fully awake and he
goes back to sleep. As I wake up, I know that the Lord wants me
up too. He's been thinking about me all night. He wants my attention
and love and He gives me so much more in return.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
How precious are your thoughts to me O God! Psalm 139:17

Just as your moments spent with your children are precious to you, the
moments you spend with God are precious to Him as well!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The Lord desires to hear the deepest desires of our hearts. He is
not interested in performance designed to impress other listeners.
As you pray today, avoid wordiness and pray with earnestness
and expectation. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Whatever you ask in prayer believe that you have received it, and
it will be yours. Mark 11:24

I think God loves simple, heartfelt prayers. As in the story of the two
men that went to the temple roof to pray. A Pharisee prayed a long prayer,
but the other man's prayer was short: "God have mercy on me, a sinner!"
Jesus said it was this man justified by God... so keep it simple!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 1

Greetings God bless you this day!
Can you believe it is September already!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Faith is meant to be active not passive. If we do not keep exercising our
faith, we get weak and can be tossed to and fro when the enemy strikes.
Get into the Word of God on a daily basis and ask God to increase your
faith. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Now faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not
see. Hebrews 11:1

One of the ways to increase your faith... step out of your comfort zone and do 
something that your not entirely sure of and that you have to rely on God...
I do this every day and it does increase my faith!

Know I prayed foe you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, August 31, 2012

August 31

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
An accomplished iron-man triathlete told me the secret of his success.
He said, "You last the long run by running short ones." Don't swim
2.4 miles, just swim to the next buoy. Never tackle more than the
challenge ahead.
When asked how he managed to write so many books the author
explained that he'd never written a book. He just wrote a page each day.
Face challenges in stages. You can't control your anger forever, but you
can control it for an hour. (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
Don't worry about tomorrow, after all tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

So, whether you're like me, trying to drop a few pounds or maybe you need
to quit smoking or start an exercise routine or get rid of some bad language,
or control your temper, or read the Bible daily... Let's do it in small steps!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30,

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No matter what your circumstances might be, you too can leap for
joy, remind yourself that God has given you many blessings, the
unfailing miracle of His love, His peace and His promise that He
will always be with you. (Moments of Peace in the Presence of God)

SCRIPTURE:
Let me go to the altar of God, to God my highest joy, and I will give
thanks to you O God, my God. Psalm 43:4

If you're feeling rather like your circumstances out-weigh your blessings,
just get pen and paper and in one minute jot down how many blessings
you can think of. It will help you put things into perspective!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There's a popular video making the rounds on Youtube (with over 14 million
hits) "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus." There is much I like about the
video and some that I don't like. Religion is not the problem; false religion
(hypocrisy) is. Many people fail to realize that Jesus was a religious man Him-
self.  But true religion (in and of itself) cannot save us. Jesus can. Religion
cannot change our hearts. Jesus can. Religion cannot empower us to live holy
lives. Jesus can! (Allen Smith-Helen Street Church of Christ-Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
Come and meet Jesus for yourself. John 4:29

And that invitation is open to everyone!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Let's face it-anxiety and worry have no advantages! They ruin our health,
rob us of joy, and change nothing. Our day stands no chance against the
terrorist of the land of anxiety! (Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
Delight yourselves in the Lord, yes find joy in Him at all times.
Philippians 4:4

The next time you find yourself locked in the prison of anxiety, use the key to
set yourself free... read His word-meditate on it-pray to God for understanding!


Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Experts say, "Emotional upheaval-whether in the form of stress-worry,
depression or anger, increases the risk of heart disease, heart attack and
stroke. Dr. John Stewart said praying, quiet times and meditation are
stress preventers. Jesus knew this and He gave His disciples the healthiest
strategy. "Stop stressing and believe in ME! (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
John 14:1

If you can't find an answer to your question in His Word... Trust Him,
there's no one else!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August 26

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Set your alarm for half an hour earlier than you normally do get up.
Make a commitment to do this every day for a week. And give that
half hour to the Lord. Ask him to wake you up to His Words and to
give you peace that will carry you through the day. When you make
this change in your daily habits, God will bless you.
(Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my
request before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3

If you're not a morning person, pick a time out of your day to reserve
thirty minutes to the Lord. Make it the same time each day, as this makes
it easier to establish a habit!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 25

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
WWJD (What would Jesus do?) This is a popular question that comes from
a best-selling book "In His Steps," Written by Charles Monroe Sheldon, 1897
Today's verse says that you die with Christ, yet you live with Him. What does
that look like? (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
Romans 6:8

What would Jesus do? We only have to read God's Word to find out!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Our mouths are
speaking right from our hearts. The difficulty with having a "gentle
answer" is that the character trait of self-control has to be developed
first. If we look at the fruits of the Spirit, the last is self-control. It starts
with love and ends with self-control. We all have the ability to speak
gentle and kind words to each other. However we do not want gentle
or kind words when we've been mistreated or criticized. These situations
require self-control, so we can watch and answer with gentle and kind
words. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1

To be honest, self-control is what I'm still working on. When I've been
mistreated or criticized gentle and kind words are the furtherest thing
from my mind!

Know I prayed for you Today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is nothing outside the scope of God's power. Perhaps
He is restraining Himself to give you a chance to experience
the joy of asking Him and Him answering you.
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
May you know the hope of the immeasurable greatness of his power
toward us who believe according to his great might. Ephesians 1 18-19

I have a small magnate on my refrigerator that says: "More things are
wrought by prayer than this world knows of." We need to be reminded
every once in a while of the power in prayer and the power behind each
prayer!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A choice is such a powerful thing. It can touch a heart, change a
life. It can bring us closer to God and make heaven smile. Each
day we have a thousand choices. May you make yours kindness.
May you make your whole life a choice for love, joy and God.
(Joseph J. Mazella-Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
Choose you this day whom you may serve. Joshua 24:15

Today, you have a choice. You can enjoy the day or you can be
miserable... choose JOY!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Today, give to God whatever situation that is making you
weak, fearful and helpless. Ask Him to fill your life with
His power and wisdom. Ask God to change the situation
or change you. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
I was with you in weakness, in fear and much trembling.
1 Corinthians 2:3

And He will be with us as well!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
How many of us need to return to His nest? Do you need to find a
place of rest and warmth by the counsel of His Spirit? The Lord's
biggest difficulty with us is that His little eggs have feet and get up
and leave the nest! I suddenly realized that He honors our willingness
to stay in the nest under the shelter of His wings or to leave the nest.
We have a choice. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
He shall cover you with his feathers and under his wings you shall
find refuge. Psalm 91:4

Have you crawled out of the nest? Remember: His wings are outstretched,
waiting for you to take refuge again!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When you place your hope in God, you are clinging to Him in the same
way ivy clings to mortar. (Moments of Peace in the Presence of God)

SCRIPTURE:
I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
Psalm 71:14

Place your hope in the only One who gives endless hope!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You're never outnumbered when the Lord is on your side.
While others may tremble, be confident that God will see
you through and He will. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
O Lord the God of Israel is enthroned above the cherubim.
2 Kings 19:15

I'm sometimes like Peter, walking on the water, I take my eyes off Jesus
and sink in doubt and fear!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As Christians, we know that we are supposed to love those
who sin against us, but truly doing that in our hearts does not
come easy for any of us. Love is not something to take for-granted.
Love is something we must pursue. Pursue love today and consciously
make it a part of your prayers. Ask the Lord to give you a love for Jesus
and His people that surpasses understanding. For Jesus love us so much
that He is still asking the Father to forgive us . (Author Unknown)

SCRIPTURE:
Love covers a multitude of sin. James 5:20

As the thought reminds us, it is not easy to forgive a hurt, but with God's
help, all things are possible!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jabez's direct request changed his life, not because it was a
selfish appeal, but because it asked only what the Lord was
waiting to give. Blessings... not the vague, watered down
kind, but the Biblical connotation for receiving supernatural
favor. Just as Jebez, the Lord is willing to give you wonderful
blessings. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
(Jebez speaking) Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my border.
1 Chronicles 4:10

And blessings await you today too... you only have to ask!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You can't live your life looking in the rear-view mirror. If you want
to enjoy the beautiful moments of today then you have to see them as
they happen. God doesn't want us to live in the past. He wants us to
embrace the joy that each day brings. Keep your eyes on the road ahead
and trust God to lead you home. (Joseph J. Mozzella-Christian Voices)

SCRIPTURE:
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on
toward the goal.  Philippians 3:13-14

Memories are a very special gift from God and the past is what makes us who
we are today... it is a very special place to visit, but we need not settle down
and live there!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda