“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18)
Loving God, You have prepared a place in your heavenly kingdom for those of us willing to stand up and make a difference.
For God formed man to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made him." (Wisdom 1:16)
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior...who has remembered the mercy promised to our ancestors Abraham, Sarah, and their children forever.” (Luke 1:46-47, 54-55)
“..then a leper approached, did him homage, and said, “Lord if you wish, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I will do it. Be made clean.” His leprosy was cleansed immediately.” (MT 8: 2– 3)
" Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven." (Mt 7:21)
Lord, you are gracious and forgiving towards us. May I ever seek to bring you glory in all that I do and say.
“Do to others what you would have them do to you!”. (Mt 7: 6)
"You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.” (Mt 7:5)
Lord, help us to recognize you in our life boat. May we be able to submit to your care and protection always.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body what you will wear. Is not life more than food…? Look at the birds….the wild flowers…the grass of the field…will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?” (MT 6: 25– 26)
"If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light..." (Matthew 6:22b)
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,who think that they will be heard because of their many words.Do not be like them.Your Father knows what you need before you ask him." (Matthew 6: 7-8)
“whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Cor 9:6)
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
"...offer no resistance to one who is evil." (Matthew 5:39a)
“Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how he does not know.” (Mk 4:27)
"whoever is in Christ is a new creation:the old things have passed away”
Lord, we thank you for sending your son to earth to live among us and show us truly what love is and can be.
"Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift." (Mt 5:23-24)
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill." (MT 5: 17)
"You are the salt of the earth But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." (Mt 5:13)
“Those who fear the Lord trust in the Lord, who is their help and shield. The Lord remembers us and will bless us.” (Psalm 115:11-12)
This is the blood that pays the price for my salvation. This is the blood of the new covenant.
"Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood." (MK 12: 43-44)