Littlefishermen4christ
April 18, 2017
"Right Reflection" [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/04/50fb834c0de46a7ea46c6b7bc744817a_view.jpg[/img] BREAD 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalms 1:1-3 (NIV) 8 “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9 (NIV) 9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Psalms 48:9 (NIV) 12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. Psalms 77:12 (NIV) 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. Psalms 119:14-16 (NIV) 27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders. Psalms 119:27 (NIV) 48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees. Psalms 119:48 (NIV) 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. Psalms 119:97-99 (NIV) 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. 149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O Lord, according to your laws. 150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law. 151 Yet you are near, O Lord, and all your commands are true. 152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever. Psalms 119:148-152 (NIV) 4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. 5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. Psalms 145:4-5 (NIV) 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV) BUTTER “Meditation is…..allowing the Holy Spirit to take the written word and apply it as the living word to the inner being.” Campbell McAlpine “Meditation is holding the Word of God in the mind until it has affected every area of one’s life and character.” Andrew Murray “The rabbis spoke of the text being like a gem with seventy faces, and each time you turn the gem, the light refracts differently, giving you a reflection you haven’t seen before. And so we turn the text again and again because we keep seeing things we missed before. When you embrace the text as living and active, when you enter its story, when you keep turning the gem, you never come to the end. Inspired words have a way of getting under our skin and taking on a life of their own. They work on us. We started out reading them, but they end up reading us.” Rob Bell “Some read the Bible to learn, and some read the Bible to hear from heaven.” Andrew Murray “Jesus wants to do much more with our lives than simply meeting our needs and making us feel better….I am deeply motivated to know God. I want to know Him as He truly is, not through the distorted reflection of those who call themselves by His Name. And I want to make Him known to others as accurately, winsomely, clearly and compellingly as I can.” Anne Graham Lotz “God wants us to take Him at His word, even when our circumstances tell us otherwise. You may have been burned by the broken promises of a loved one, but God never goes back on His word. You can trust Him when He says, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it’ (Luke 11:28); ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’ (Hebrews 13:5); ‘My grace is sufficient for you’ (2 Corinthians 12:9); ‘I am working for your good’ (see Romans 8:28).” Michael Youssef “Just as our bodies need food, so our souls need spiritual food. Without it we become malnourished and weak, susceptible to every temptation and unable to do the work God calls us to do. Where do we find this spiritual food? In the Bible, the Word of God. The Bible reveals Christ, the Bread of Life and the Water of Life…Don’t be content to skim through a chapter, merely to satisfy your conscience or because of some long-established habit…Meditate on it, memorize it, hide it in your heart so it permeates your whole being. A small portion well digested is of far greater spiritual value than a lengthy passage scanned hurriedly.” Billy Graham “Isaiah's words remind me that God is God and I am not. He has no rivals and there is none like Him. He is the One who is utterly holy; the One who reigns and rules; who sees the beginning from the end; who knows me inside and out, yet still chooses to love me unconditionally. As I meditate on God's immeasurable attributes I am forced to ask, ‘How should the knowledge that God is _________ change the way I live today?’” Donna Evans “God is for us. But, O my brethren, though this brings in the context, it is impossible for any human speech to bring out the depth of the meaning of how God is for us. He was for us before the worlds were made: he was for us, or else he never would have given his Son; he was for us even when he smote the only-begotten, and laid the full weight of his wrath upon him—he was for us, though he was against him; he was for us when we were ruined in the fall—he loved us notwithstanding all; he was for us when we were against him, and with a high hand were bidding him defiance: he was for us, or else he never would have brought us humbly to seek his face. He has been for us in many struggles; we have had to fight through multitudes of difficulties; we have had temptations from without and within—how could we have held on until now if he had not been with us? He is for us, let me say, with all the infinity of his heart, with all the omnipotence of his love; for us with all his boundless wisdom; arrayed in all the attributes which make him God he is for us—eternally and immutably for us; for us when the blue skies shall be rolled up like a worn out vesture; for us throughout eternity. Here, child of God, is matter enough for thought, even though you had ages to meditate upon it: God is for you; and if God be for you, who can be against you?” Charles H. Spurgeon “We must be aware of the various ways sin pulls us to wrong thoughts about God, righteousness, grace, ourselves and sin itself. Only the truth of God’s word and meditation in prayer can reveal the deceitfulness of sin. Sin works against God. Sin will either deceive us into thinking God is a cruel taskmaster, or, if that will not work, will deceive us into thinking He is like a doting grandfather who really does not care what we do. Sin affects every Christian’s view of God and leads us to worship idols, figments of our own imaginations, and not the true God. Sin will deceive us concerning grace. We will either be deceived into thinking it is too good to be true, or we will buy into cheap grace and think that ethics are unimportant.” Dr. Bob Flayhart HEART SAVOR As I meditate on God’s Word I am transformed by the renewing of my mind and I am able to test and approve what God’s perfect will is for my life and walk in it. When I neglect meditating on God’s Word I harm my own soul. I am to hide God’s Word in my heart making it readily available for myself and others. By : Beth Yoe

Littlefishermen4christ
April 11, 2017
[img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/04/213faa6a9b06f0592c6e5aa299ce1c30_view.png[/img] Giver of Immortal Gladness BREAD 10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) 11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalms 16:11 (NIV) “May they always say, ‘The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.’” Psalms 35:27 (NIV) 15 They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king. Psalms 45:15 (NIV) 19 Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work--this is a gift of God. 20 He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart. Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 (NIV) 10 And the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10 (NIV) 3 The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing. Isaiah 51:3 (NIV) 11 The ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 51:11 (NIV) 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV) 17 “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17 (NIV) 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:3-5 (NIV) BUTTER “Every attribute of God should become a fresh ray in the sunlight of our gladness. That He is wise should make us glad, knowing as we do our own foolishness. That He is mighty should cause us to rejoice who tremble at our weakness. That He is everlasting, should always be a theme of joy when we know that we wither as the grass. That He is un-changing, should perpetually yield us a song, since we change every hour. That He is full of grace, that He is overflowing with it, and that this grace in covenant He has given to us; that it is ours to cleanse us, ours to keep us, ours to sanctify us, ours to perfect us, ours to bring us to glory – all this should tend to make us glad in Him. This gladness in God is as a deep river; we have only as yet touched its brink, we know a little of its clear sweet, heavenly streams, but onward the depth is greater, and the current more impetuous in its joy.” Charles H. Spurgeon “We all know the value of joy. It alone is the proof that what we have really satisfies the heart. Just this makes gladness such a mighty element in the Christian character: there is no proof of the reality of God’s love and the blessing He bestows, which men so soon feel the force of, as when the joy of God overcomes all the trials of life. And for the Christian’s own welfare, joy is no less indispensable: the joy of the Lord is his strength; confidence, and courage, and patience finds their inspiration in joy. With a heart full of joy no work can weary, and no burden can depress; God Himself is strength and song.” Andrew Murray “Peace without joy is contradictory. Joy is fundamental for the Christian; sorrow is peripheral. For the unbeliever, sorrow is fundamental and joy is peripheral.” Ravi Zacharias “No joy can excel that of the soldier of Christ: Jesus reveals Himself so graciously, and gives such sweet refreshment, that the warrior feels more calm and peace in his daily strife than others in their hours of rest.” Charles H. Spurgeon “The chief mark of the Christian ought to be the absence of fear and the presence of joy.” Ray Stedman “Though we now see but a poor reflection as in a mirror, we hold the certainty of the hope of glory in our hearts. And what does that entail? As believers, we are presently objects of Divine approval and blessedness because of the blood of Jesus and His righteousness and we presently possess this glory in spirit by the Holy Spirit. One day – either upon Jesus’ return or our death – we will be transformed outwardly as well into this glorified beautiful condition. It is a state into which one is accorded the fullest enjoyment of the admiration of God as objects of His highest regard and praise and further the enjoyment of fullness, satisfaction, joy, righteousness and ceaseless delight. It encompasses outward splendor, grandeur, pomp, elegance, magnificence, beauty, excellence of appearance, impressiveness, brilliance, illustriousness and eminence (Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible – New Testament Lexical Aids). Therefore, encourage one another with these words!” BHY “We can find optimism in this life when Christ lives within us. We can find joyful hope when we put our relationship with Christ first and spend regular time fellowshipping with Him in prayer. A close relationship with God will give us joy in the midst of trouble, victory in times of temptation, fruitfulness and blessings in times of uncertainty. A solid prayer life will give us confidence when everything else is crumbling around us.” Michael Youssef “Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with the suffering doesn’t rescue the suffering. The converse does. The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small . . . and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world.” Ann Voskamp “Here’s the truth: Happiness isn’t apart from our holiness; it’s a part of it. Happiness isn’t the opposite of joy; it’s hemmed in. Happiness is a gift from a happy God. It’s permissible by God, and achievable through Him.” Jennifer Dukes Lee HEART SAVOR · Joy should flow from the Christian as brightness flows from the sun. · Believers are objects of Divine approval and blessedness because of the blood of Jesus and His righteousness and we possess the precious Holy Spirit Whose fruit, among many others, is joy in a life. · God desires for His children to be joyful and thankful. By : Beth Yoe [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/04/271058dbcd9e5b08f3cb06531f8e571d_view.jpg[/img]

Littlefishermen4christ
April 4, 2017
[img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/04/e9fb525749af2b18566b9797610d7254_view.jpg[/img] "Power on the Shoulders of Weakness" BREAD 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) “And my God has been my strength.” Isaiah 49:5 (NIV) 32 For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? 33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. 35 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 36 You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great. 2 Samuel 22:32-36 (NIV) 11 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV) 12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:12 (NIV) 7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. 8 The Lord is the strength of his people. Psalms 28:7-8 (NIV) 11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalms 29:11 (NIV) 5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. 6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. 7 They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. Psalms 84:5-7 (NIV) 7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NIV) 8 He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 (NIV) 1 I love you, O Lord, my strength. Psalms 18:1 (NIV) BUTTER “Though assaults be many, and my enemies mighty, if God strengthen me, I have enough to comfort me; for the greater my enemy, the more glorious my victory; and the more glorious my victory, the more triumphant my glory.” K.H. Von Bogatzky “Despair whispers, ‘Lie down and die; give it all up.’... But, however much Satan may urge this course upon you, you cannot follow it if you are a child of God. His divine fiat has bid thee go from strength to strength, and so thou shalt, and neither death nor hell shall turn thee from thy course. What if for a while thou art called to stand still; yet this is but to renew thy strength for some greater advance in due time.” Charles H. Spurgeon “Fight the good fight with all thy might; Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy right.” John Samuel Bewley Monsell “When a man has not strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.” D.L. Moody “When God is our strength, it is strength indeed; when our strength is our own, it is only weakness.” St. Augustine “A primary qualification for serving God with any amount of success, and for doing God’s work well and triumphantly, is a sense of our own weakness. When God’s warrior marches forth to battle, strong in his own might, when he boasts, ‘I know that I shall conquer, my own right arm and my conquering sword shall get unto me the victory’, defeat is not far distant. God will not go forth with that man who marches in his own strength. He who reckoneth on victory thus has reckoned wrongly, for ‘it is not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts’. They who go forth to fight, boasting of their prowess, shall return with their gay banners trailed in the dust, and their armour stained with disgrace. Those who serve God must serve Him in His own way, and in His strength, or He will never accept their service. That which man doth, unaided by divine strength, God can never own. The mere fruits of the earth He casteth away; He will only reap that corn, the seed of which was sown from heaven, watered by grace, and ripened by the sun of divine love. God will empty out all that thou hast before He will put His own into thee; He will first clean out the granaries before He will fill them with the finest of the wheat……Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.” C. H. Spurgeon “Watch over thy child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be, keeping him unspotted from the world. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he fall; and in his heart may thy peace which passeth understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Book of Common Prayer by Thomas Cranmer “When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed ere the day is half done, When we reach the end of our hoarded resources, Our Father’s full giving is only begun. His love has no limit; His grace has no measure. His pow’r has no boundary known unto men; For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!” Annie Johnson “Cheered by the presence of God, I will do at each moment, without anxiety, according to the strength which He shall give me, the work that His Providence assigns me. I will leave the rest without concern; it is not my affair. I ought to consider the duty to which I am called each day, as the work that God has given me to do, and to apply myself to it in a manner worthy of His glory, that is to say, in exactness and peace.” Fenelon “Give me all needed strength of body, wisdom of mind, grace of soul to do this Thy so great work.” Hudson Taylor “No one overcomes the corruptions of his heart except by the enabling strength of the Spirit of God.” Jerry Bridges “Take heed that you do not glory in your graces, but let all your glorying and confidence be in Christ and His strength, for this is the only way you can be kept from falling. Pray more often. Spend longer periods of time in holy adoration. Read the Scriptures more earnestly and constantly. Watch your lives more carefully. Live nearer to God. Take the best examples for your pattern. Let your conversation emit the fragrance of heaven. Let your hearts be perfumed with affection for the souls of others. So live that others may recognize that you have been with Jesus, and have learned of Him…On, Christian, with care and caution! On, with holy fear and trembling! On, with faith and confidence in Jesus alone, and let your constant petition be, ‘Sustain me according to your promise.’ He, and He alone, is able ‘to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy.’” Charles H. Spurgeon “There is in Him an all-sufficiency of grace and strength; all our springs are in Him, and all our streams are from Him.” Matthew Henry “Strengthen me Lord according to Your glorious might. Give me great endurance and patience and joy so that I may walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel. May I please You in all that I say and do. You alone are faithful to keep me from falling and to equip me for this so great an endeavor. May I, through Your great power, leave the aroma of sweet Jesus in my every encounter that I may change my sphere by bringing Your Presence to every circumstance You present me with today. Always for your glory alone and my good.” BHY HEART SAVOR God desires for me to go from strength to strength through His power in all circumstances of life – relying upon Him. He alone quips me to stand. His power is made perfect in my weakness. I need not fear not be dismayed. I am held by Omnipotence. By: Beth Yoe [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/04/a872fadb382f2e014a5e13e8043c6323_view.jpg[/img]

Littlefishermen4christ
March 26, 2017
[img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/03/93af08db0e79ebc7c141e75dadc1fd21_view.jpg[/img] "Loved Without Measure" - Bread & Butter Series BREAD 3 The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) 17 “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) 27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27 (NIV) 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 (NIV) 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:9-11 (NIV) 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 (NIV) 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails…13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 (NIV) 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:7-12 (NIV) 12 “‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’ 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.” Joel 2:12-13 (NIV) BUTTER “Yes, there are graces to which we have not attained; places of fellowship nearer to Christ which we have not reached; and heights of communion which our feet have not climbed. At every banquet of love many baskets of leftovers remain.” Charles H. Spurgeon “God’s love is always supernatural, always a miracle, always the last thing we deserve.” Robert Horn “Jesus was truly free. His freedom was rooted in his spiritual awareness that he was the Beloved Child of God. He knew in the depth of his being that he belonged to God before he was born, that he was sent into the world to proclaim God's love, and that he would return to God after his mission was fulfilled. This knowledge gave him the freedom to speak and act without having to please the world and the power to respond to people's pains with the healing love of God. That's why the Gospels say: ‘Everyone in the crowd was trying to touch him because power came out of him that cured them all’ (Luke 6:19).” Henri Nouwen “There is something contagious about a heart of love. People who are selfless with their love can make giant waves in this world where those who cling to selfish desires cause only ripples. In fact, those who have hearts of love view the people around them as being most important. A heart that bears the marks of God's intimate love is not a selfish heart. When we look directly into God's heart of love, we are transformed forever. The selfish desires that once dominated our heart's landscapes vanish in an instant, replaced by a desire to lavish love on others. As God begins to transform our hearts through His grace and kindness, we become vessels willing to reciprocate this type of love. Something happens inside of us. We begin to realize the twofold effect of loving God and loving others - not just friends and family, but others who cross our paths every day. Hardened hearts begin to melt beneath the warmth of Christ's love overflowing from our lives. People who we never thought would let the name of Jesus roll off their lips suddenly praise Him because we have taken the time to love them the way God has commanded us to love. Once we learn how to abide in His love, our feelings of jealousy, greed, and anger die a quick death. A true champion extends grace and kindness because he knows the transformation that has taken place in his own heart, and he realizes those who receive God's love and grace have no other course of action but to give God's love away.” Michael Youssef “For the love of God is broader than the measures of man’s mind; and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.” Frederick William Faber “Wherefore it follows that God created the whole world for the manifestation of his love and goodness to the rational part of the world. Therefore there will doubtless be a time wherein God will fully manifest his love to good men, to those that answer the end of their creation. But reason tells us that they that fully enjoy the love of God must be exceeding happy beyond compare: for how happy are men sometimes in the love one of another. How much more happy, then, must they necessarily be in the enjoyment of the love of him who is infinitely greater, better and more excellent than any creature.” Jonathan Edwards “Be not dismayed, but go to Him who is the God of all comfort, who comforteth all those that are bowed down, and He will give you a word which shall heal your wounds, and breathe peace into you spirit.” Charles H. Spurgeon “God’s desire to communicate happiness to the creature entails a willingness to experience loss to the sake of the beloved. It is exceeding congruous for God, a being of infinite goodness and love, to give to the creature the highest sort of expression of love—which is expensed for the beloved. Therefore through the mission of the Son, God reveals a love that suffers in behalf of the beloved. Now I can clearly and distinctly conceive how the giving of Christ is the perfect expression of love, as the greatest expense in a lover. For the incarnation expresses the love of God in a way that is exceedingly noble and excellent and agreeable to the glorious perfections of God.” Jonathan Edwards “The love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses. There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart.” A. W. Tozer “The love for equals is a human thing–of friend for friend, brother for brother. It is to love what is loving and lovely. The world smiles. The love for the less fortunate is a beautiful thing–the love for those who suffer, for those who are poor, the sick, the failures, the unlovely. This is compassion, and it touches the heart of the world. The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing–to love those who succeed where we fail, to rejoice without envy with those who rejoice, the love of the poor for the rich, of the black man for the white man. The world is always bewildered by its saints. And then there is the love for the enemy–love for the one who does not love you but mocks, threatens, and inflicts pain. The tortured’s love for the torturer. This is God’s love. It conquers the world.” I echo that. This is God’s love. It conquers the world.” Frederick Buechner HEART SAVOR As God has loved me a sinner, I am to love others. Biblical love does – it is an action not simply a feeling. It always has the best interest at heart of the one beloved. It is self-less. It is to esteem, relish, honor, respect, prize and to be devoted to and it is rooted in the mind and the will. It is not of the flesh rather from above. Biblical love is only possible through the indwelling power of the Spirit. My flesh will fail me every time. By : Beth Yoe

March 24, 2017
After having a 2013 time of year put in with Contra Costa School (Calif. )#), McKinley received attention coming from a long list of esteemed programs-Oklahoma, Nebraska, USC. This individual select UCLA, in which this individual produced directly into a great All-Pac-12 musician. The 2009 time of year, McKinley done next inside the convention inside tackles regarding damage (17. 0) and also next inside sacks (10. 0). McKinley, a great Oakland native, notched a few multi-sack activities, pointed out by way of a 3. 0-sack exhibiting in opposition to Utah previous July. This individual furthermore compelled a couple of regarding his / her half a dozen job fumbles because Utah video game and also clogged any punt inside 2015 in opposition to UNLV. No matter which staff drafts your pet must hold out about his / her on-field birth: McKinley necessary glenohumeral joint surgical procedure (torn labrum, fractured glenoid) following your blend. A great deal regarding McKinley’s creation will come away from not necessarily his / her original surge yet his / her next and also next endeavours. You can find advantages and disadvantages compared to that (we’ll acquire in to the downsides quickly). The particular upside will be high-energy security regarding 58 moments, understanding that energy stage on your own poses issues regarding opponent's criminal acts. Desire to work any slow-developing enjoy McKinley’s course? All the best having in which obstruct. Quarterback caught inside the particular pants pocket? McKinley at some point can make it.

Littlefishermen4christ
March 7, 2017
[img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/03/a2227c75ea1e42d0f795e84fc02ed65c_view.jpg[/img] "KEEP TO THE PATH" BREAD 11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalms 16:11 (NIV) 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:1-4 (NIV) 7 The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth. 8 Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. Isaiah 26:7-8 (NIV) 8 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. 9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. 10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant. Psalms 25:8-10 (NIV) 11 Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Psalms 27:11 (NIV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. Proverbs 3:5-7 (NIV) 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. Proverbs 15:24 (NIV) 16 This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’” Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV) 1 In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. 2 Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Micah 4:1-2 (NIV) 76 “And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, 77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” Luke 1:76-79 (NIV) 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Hebrews 12:12-13 (NIV) BUTTER “We must remember that God will never drag us along the path of true-hearted discipleship. This would greatly lack the moral excellency which characterizes all the ways of God. He does not drag, but draws us along the path which leads to ineffable blessedness in Himself; and if we do see that it is for our real advantage to break through all the barriers of nature, in order to respond to Gods’ call, we forsake our own mercies. But alas! Our hearts little enter into this. We begin to calculate about the sacrifices, the hindrances, and the difficulties, instead of bounding along the path, in eagerness of soul, as knowing and loving the One whose call has sounded in our ears.” C H Macintosh “We as Christians know that faith is taking God at His Word. And we realize that faith does not get us around our problems, but it gets us through them. Such a promise is found in Psalm 48:14, ‘For this is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even to death.’ His promise then is no matter how difficult we may find life to be, He will guide us all the way home. Isaiah 42:16 ‘And I will bring the blind by a way they know not. I will lead them in paths that they have not known.’ This is the way God leads His own. You and I are blind to the future, but He is not, and He has promised to lead all who will put their trust in Him. Sometimes, because our circumstances are totally out of our control, we not only have to believe these promises, but we must put them to the test.” Wales Goebel “How can we but love Him when we know that He numbers the very hairs of our head, marks our path, and orders our ways? Specially is the great truth brought near to our heart, when we recollect how attentive He is, not merely to the temporal interests of His creatures, but to their spiritual concerns. Though leagues of distance lie between the finite creature and the infinite Creator, yet there are links uniting both. When a tear is wept by thee, think not that God doth not behold; for, ‘Like a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.’ Thy sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; thy whisper can incline His ear unto thee; thy prayer can stay His hand; thy faith can move His arm. Think not that God sits on high taking no account of thee. Remember that however poor and needy thou art, yet the Lord thinketh upon thee. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards Him.” Charles H. Spurgeon “God promises us redemption, but His sacred path leads us away from safety, predictability, and comfort. Any attempt to fly over the dangerous terrain or make a detour to safer ground is doomed because it will not take us to God. Instead, it leads to a host of other idols that can’t provide us with the confidence of faith, the dynamic of hope or the passion of love we so deeply crave. Each day we either live for God or for other gods. In each moment of hardship we fear either God or man. When we choose to worship gods and fear men our lives will suffer an emptiness and turmoil that is not much different than trying to fill our bellies with dirt. At first we may feel full, but in short order our violation of God’s plan will lead to torment.” Dan Allender “God always has something for you that is greater than what you presently know, what you presently do, and what you presently experience. For now, you walk the pathway of a pilgrim, but one day you will actually arrive at your glorious destination. For now, you live a life of faith and believe in many things that you do not yet see, but one day you will enter faith’s full reward. For now, you are learning how to face difficulties and walk through hard times, but one day you will wear a victor’s crown. For now, you experience sorrows and shed many tears, but one day every tear will be wiped away. For now, you are living by faith, but one day you will see Him face to face.” Roy Lessin “The conviction of the Holy Spirit is always precise: He identifies root causes of sin, and He moves the heart to specific acts of repentance and obedience. All those who trust God sufficiently to desire to obey Him, and who are patient in waiting upon Him, will find unfailingly that HE gives clear guidance. ‘In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths’, promises Proverbs 3:6. For those who love God everything is aboveboard. To know Him is to know what He requires and more than that, it is to have the power to carry it out. In fact these two—enlightenment and empowering—go hand in hand, and where they do not, then the Lord is not in it.” Mike Mason “We should follow Christ in simplicity and faith, because the paths in which He leads us all end in glory and immortality. It is true they may not be smooth paths – they may be covered with sharp flinty trials, but they lead to the ‘city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.’ ‘All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of His covenant.’ Let’s put full trust in our Leader, since we know that, come prosperity or adversity, sickness or health, popularity or contempt, His purpose shall be worked out, and that purpose shall be pure, unmingled good to every heir of mercy…..His dear love will make us far more blessed than those who sit at home and warm their hands at the world’s fire.” Charles H. Spurgeon “Thy way, not mine, O Lord, however dark it be! Lead me by Thine own hand, choose out the path for me.” Horatius Bonar HEART SAVOR The best place in the world to be is in the center of God’s perfect and pleasing will – standing mature and fully assured. He guides His children along paths of righteousness. In Christ and only in Christ is life in abundance. I do myself a great disservice in following any path that does not lead directly to Him. By : Beth Yoe

Littlefishermen4christ
February 26, 2017
BREAD 1 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise. 2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life-- Psalms 101:1-2 (NIV) 5 Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.” Haggai 1:5 (NIV) 16 Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray. Isaiah 9:16 (NIV) 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV) 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV) 8 “So now I charge you in the sight of all Israel and of the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God: Be careful to follow all the commands of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever. 9 And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 10 Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a temple as a sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.” 1 Chronicles 28:8-10 (NIV) 10 For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10 (NIV) 23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; 24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. Proverbs 27:23-24 (NIV) 19 “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 20 Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God. 21 But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their vile images and detestable idols, I will bring down on their own heads what they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.” Ezekiel 11:19-21 (NIV) 34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:34-36 (NIV) BUTTER “Oh that I may be roused out of my slumber, and be watchful and ready against the coming of my Bridegroom...Even the wise virgins fell asleep. Let this be a warning to me, O Lord. Set thou a guard before my eyes, ears, and other faculties, lest the world again should enter through these avenues of the heart; if the spark be not speedily extinguished, it will soon break out into a flame: thus sin is of a progressive nature, and its venom spreads very quickly and very wide, unless it be stopped and opposed in time. Watch, therefore, over this unsteady heart of mine, O Thou Keeper of Israel; that as soon as it begins to wander from Thee, I may be alarmed to flee from sin as from a serpent. Give me grace to look upon every hour as my last; so that being ever wisely upon my guard I may meet Thee with joy when my time is run out, whenever it shall please Thee to call me hence.” K. H. Von Bogatzky “The prayers we weave into the matching of the socks, the working of our hands, the toiling of the hours, they survive fire. It’s the things unseen that survive fire. Love. Relationship. Worship. Prayer. Communion. All Things Unseen — and centered in Christ. It doesn’t matter so much what we leave unaccomplished — but that our priority was things unseen. Again, today, that’s always the call: Slay the idol of the seen. Slay the idol of focusing on only what can be seen, lauded, noticed. Today, a thousand times again today, I will preach His truth to this soul prone to wander, that wants nothing more than the gracious smile of our Father: ‘Unseen. Things Unseen. Invest in Things Unseen. The Unexpected Priority is always Things Unseen.’” Ann Voskamp “Because I love you, I’m asking you to guard your heart from anyone or anything that can steal you away from Me. Remember, My love, this world offers a counterfeit Life that will never fulfill you. What I create for you will satisfy your soul; what the enemy offers will satisfy your flesh for a while. However, in the end the world’s way leads to destruction. If your heart wanders and you are not equipped with My Word, you will be unable to discern the difference between real faith and counterfeit religion.” Sheri Rose Shepherd “You are incomparably made, uniquely loved, and powerfully purposed. God's promises for you are without rival, and His plans for you are beyond compare. Perhaps you've felt like you've veered off course, but God's pursuit of us is greater than our ability to wander. If you think you've blown God's plan for your life, rest in this: You, my beautiful friend, are not that powerful. He is a God of restoration and redemption, and He makes all things new.” Lisa Bevere “God loves you, and because He loves you, He cares what happens to you. He loves you too much to let you wander aimlessly through life, without meaning or purpose. The Bible says, ‘You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy’ (Psalms 16:11). Covet God’s will for your life more than anything else. To know God’s will – and to do it – is life’s greatest joy.” Billy Graham “They who are Christ’s are kings. Take care that you wear your crown, by reigning over your lusts. Be a king in the midst of all that would lead you astray. Christ Jesus has broken the neck of your sin; put your foot upon it; keep it under; subdue it. In the world at large act a king’s part. If any would tempt you to betray Christ for gain, say, ‘How can I? I am a king. How shall I betray Christ?’ Let the nobility of your nature come out in your actings. Forgive in a royal manner, as a king can forgive. Be ready to give to others as God has helped you, as a king gives. Let your liberality of spirit be right royal. Let your actions never be mean, sneaking, cowardly, dastardly. Do the right thing, and defy the worst. Dare all your foes in the pursuit of that which is right, and let men see while they look upon you that there is a something under your homely appearance which they cannot understand. Men make a deal of fuss about the blood of the aristocracy; I dare say it is not very different from the blood of crossing-sweepers. But there is a great deal of difference between the lifeblood of the saints and the lifeblood of the proudest prince; for they who love Christ have fed upon his flesh, and have drunk of his blood, and have been made partakers of the divine nature. These are the royal ones; these are the aristocrats; these are the nobility, and all are mean beside. Christians, perhaps some of you have not reigned as kings during the last week. You have been either murmuring, like poor whining beggars, or you have been scraping, like dunghill rakers, with your covetousness, or you have been sinning, like idle boys in the street, who roll in the mire. You have not lived up to your kingship.” Charles H. Spurgeon HEART SAVOR It matters how I live my life. I am to be equipped to avoid being foolishly led astray. It is super easy to go down the wrong path – we fall into sin but holiness is a pursuit. There are countless examples of a wasted life both in Scripture and modern day and it is not a pretty sight. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) I am to give careful thought to my ways. An undisciplined, unchecked, unexamined life leads quickly to ruin. I am to stop indulging my weaknesses – it’s like pouring gasoline on a blazing fire. I will soon be consumed. I am not to let a deluded heart mislead me. By : Beth Yoe

Littlefishermen4christ
February 22, 2017
Every life is a precious gift from God. [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/6ad479cdac50acf237a76f30cc59a17e_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/4e14451f8a08b280de324e524d6ce987_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/bb7f0beaa1789da4b93085439c9593e1_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/2853fd9eb08f4de5367d35c511a91ac2_view.jpg[/img] In 1973 abortions became legal in all 50 states. This was through the Supreme court's decision, "Roe vs Wade". Since that time, millions of innocent babies have been killed. Could the majority of these live's have been saved? Absolutely. "WHY ABORT" http://www.abortionfacts.com/ [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/6075f032d0d0592a18c698c15977ff55_view.jpg[/img] DON'T ABORT!!! http://www.abortionno.org/find-help-during-a-crisis-pregnancy/ http://www.born-again-christian.info/viewpoint.htm http://www.christianliferesources.com/article/abortion-excuses-942 [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/71468b3ff2c18b23f4dbb21b555f8c25_view.jpg[/img] Support- AFTER - ABORTION http://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2008/september/i-had-abortion.html http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/healing-abortion-s-guilt-and-grief.html https://www.gotquestions.org/abortion-healing-recovery.html http://www.lifeway.com/Article/HomeLife-Women-Healing-the-Guilt-and-Pain-of-Abortion Some reasons why some feel the need to Abort.. Well, I'm young. I have my whole career ahead of me. My boyfriend will leave me, and I will have to raise this child alone. What if my parents find out. I can't afford a child right now. I was raped. This baby is not mine. In some rare cases though, life threatening circumstances to the mother may occur. This would be a decision between the mother and her doctor. There are so many reason's why abortion to many seem's the thing to do. God made us! He loves us! And He loves all unborn babies! Biblical Perspective's on Abortion. https://www.gotquestions.org/why-should-I-not-have-an-abortion.html http://bibleresources.org/abortion/ http://www.biblebelievers.com/jmelton/abortion.html "MISCARRIAGES" [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/ad790546da64517298e8c2413072cec2_view.jpg[/img] There are so many parents that want to try and have a child. Sometimes though, a child does not make it to full-term. They ask themselve's why did God take them from us? It is so difficult for a couple to lose a child. There are not enough word's to describe the devastation that a woman feel's when they lose their child. On a personal level, I witnessed the after effect's of my mom losing two children to miscarriage. I'm a man, so I really can't describe the emotional, physical trauma that a woman feels. God doesn't make mistakes, He has an infinite plan and purpose for everything He does. We must trust and pray to Him, to help us in those difficult moments in our life. Psalms 34:18-19 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2013/october/miscarriage-secret.html http://www.net-burst.net/hope/baby_in_heaven.htm http://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/relationship-challenges/miscarriage/life-after-miscarriage " ADOPTION" [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/350de38ee44ac9c1584ad01129cc3414_view.png[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/3446e1bfbbab501ce743126134792871_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/86fe0f57928c582223e9c86d8441eac7_view.jpg[/img] https://newbeginningsadoptions.org/ https://www.angeladoptioninc.com/ http://www.christianadopt.org/ http://www.friendsinadoption.org/ There are so many parents in the world today, that would love to raise a child. Perhaps, they can't conceive a child together due to certain circumstance's. There are so many babies that get aborted because they say it's to costly to raise a child. We need to help support a lot of the non-profit adoption agencies here in the USA. So many times American couples go to other countries to adopt a child because it is financially cheaper to adopt. Every life is valuable, and I'm not saying we should abandon, or not adopt children from other countries. However, with so many babies getting aborted here, we need the government, our politicians, and adoption agency's to come up with a financial adoption plan. I believe our administration/President could make this happen. We need a new legislative plan. It costs money to abort. We need to use that money to save lives. If a woman can't afford medical care, or qualify for state funding, then there needs to be a special program to help that woman in her time of need, throughout her entire pregnancy. This would help to save the lives of unborn babies. So many more American couples would be able to adopt and give those children a home, here in the United States. Women that may be deciding to abort may change their mind, and want to give her baby to an adoption agency/couple. Not only would they be saving a life, they would avoid the emotional anguish or despair that would follow if they decided to carry on with an abortion. More than anything, this would be most pleasing to God. Matthew 18:10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. Psalms 127:3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him. [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/155750a41e1cb222403a64d3b182b16e_view.jpg[/img]

Littlefishermen4christ
February 12, 2017
[img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/f62fe970e851663a0ff49f1acbb3154e_view.jpg[/img] "HIS LOVE " [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/eba62303c6a1b4d2856cf627847342c0_view.jpg[/img] God loves us all so much that he sent his Son to die on an old rugged cross. He paid the debt, so that we all could be forgiven of our sins. If we just ask Jesus to come into our heart, and forgive us of our sins he will. We must put our faith and trust in Him . Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven. God loves everyone, and made the way so that no one should perish. [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/99beaac02b27cce8386e668ca6e5572e_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/0296c85a6a662759ca933d8bd09c1959_view.jpg[/img] "GODS LOVE FOR US" 1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Ephesians :2:4-5 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. "MARRIAGE" God created marriage for a man and a woman. Genesis 2:22-24 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[s] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said,“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/b12ddb0a51fa7001fe2fbcefe3bc31c7_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/0dbb1c89be0fc8d74367d12fbdbd008e_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/fe8df681186401916a78edc05b821f72_view.jpg[/img] Helpful Links: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/gods-design-for-marriage/gods-presence-in-your-marriage http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/growing-together-spiritually/faith-conversations-honoring-marriage http://www.unionchurch.com/archive/090698.html " SINGLE?" [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/38a06aeb8c506e56f0558ea74b8aff84_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/97e07e7c4fea5039e9d533998ae7d924_view.jpg[/img] Ever say to yourself Im never going to find the right person? I am a good person, I try really hard . Did I make a wrong turn somewhere that led me down this road? Perhaps you are content being single, which is fine as well. See this link below: https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-8-practical-advice-singles-1-corinthians-7 GODS PLAN FOR YOU... Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. See these helpful links : http://www.christianpost.com/news/love-jesus-to-find-your-soul-mate-115183/ http://www.crosswalk.com/family/singles/our-expectations-versus-gods-plan-1349994.html https://blog.christianconnection.com/the-soul-mate-test/ http://www.crosswalk.com/family/singles/christian-dating-myths-just-wait-for-god-s-timing.html "THE KEY" [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/d17f81ab296a58e2709664e26f4e9777_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/763db206ed20c15706fe666c25da8595_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/07ea275ea34b5e84d18d1348a966c360_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/f6e945292695230e3b551c2b3874a5f4_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/5c8eae5f60b85980ca7a8461738a4b9a_view.png[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/85b1aa8526b677bdfa58d830e30b71f7_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/737bac8fbc1d5d70b64f1b30cbc2a18e_view.jpg[/img] [img]https://friendscircuit.com/PF.Base/file/attachment/2017/02/66d2d8ce4ff630257dc748251bc87a51_view.jpg[/img] " NO GREATER LOVE " BY : Charles Stanley https://youtu.be/aVudzj0xw7o GOD IS LOVE" By : David Jeremiah https://youtu.be/nAbD-uquAxE?t=17m10s

Littlefishermen4christ
February 11, 2017
THE POWER OF HIS WORD BREAD 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (NIV) 12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12-13 (NIV) 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV) 28 “Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the Lord. 29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:27-29 (NIV) 9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9 (NIV) 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” Matthew 5:17-18 (NIV) 12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man," dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Revelation 1:12-18 (NIV) BUTTER “Beware of reasoning about God's Word - obey It.” Oswald Chambers “What is more elevating and transporting than the generosity of heart which risks everything on God’s Word?” John Henry Newman “The richness of God’s Word ought to determine our prayer, not the poverty of our heart.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer “Our claim is that God has revealed Himself by speaking; that this divine (or God-breathed) speech has been written down and preserved in Scripture; and that Scripture is, in fact, God’s Word written, which therefore is true and reliable and has divine authority over men.” John Stott “When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, ‘It is talking to me, and about me.’” Soren Kierkegaard “His Word cannot be falsified, disqualified, modified or nullified. His Word cannot be distorted or inverted or reinvented or demerited or interpreted away. His Word is beauty, it is wooing, and it will all be accomplished absolutely. The debate of the day may change, the crisis may change, the screaming headlines of the genuinely horrifying may change — but, in the entire heaving cosmos, this remains unchangeable, unstoppable, undaunted: The Word of God. His Word is absolute and resolute and it will remain until time concludes. God’s Word is more permanent than any words written in granite — or in headlines or campaign slogans or PR statements or press releases or laws. Mountain rock is fleetingly temporary compared to the forever permanence of the Rock of His Word. Culture cannot shape it and society cannot silence it and scarred people cannot help but be wooed by it, healed by it, held by it. And the Lover of the letter, He soothes: ‘The mountains may pass away, but my truth will not pass away, the grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever, and though the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you.’” Ann Voskamp “Herod wanted to be the king of his own life, but he really was a slave. He ended up being not the King of the Jews but the king of fools. Herod ended up on the ash heap of history like dictators before and after him, reminding us that those who live wicked lives eventually will reap what they sow. Adolf Hitler went into his bunker and shot himself as his nation crumbled around him. Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a hole and was eventually executed by his own people. Muammar Gaddafi was hunted down by his own people, beaten, and shot to death. All those who blaspheme God, fight with God, or try to stop the work of God eventually will fail. Yet God's Word ultimately will prevail.” Greg Laurie “The shortest road to an understanding of the Bible is the acceptance of the fact that God is speaking in every line.” Donald Grey Barnhouse “The rabbis spoke of the text being like a gem with seventy faces, and each time you turn the gem, the light refracts differently, giving you a reflection you haven’t seen before. And so we turn the text again and again because we keep seeing things we missed before. When you embrace the text as living and active, when you enter its story, when you keep turning the gem, you never come to the end. Inspired words have a way of getting under our skin and taking on a life of their own. They work on us. We started out reading them, but they end up reading us.” Rob Bell HEART SAVOR God’s Word is a priceless gift, never, never neglect it – we do so at our own peril. God’s Word is as relevant today as it has ever been or will ever be. God’s Word is both powerful and effective. Courtesy of Beth Yoe