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It's February 1; Good Morning Union

“You will keep him in perfect peace… IF…”           Isaiah 26:3,4

Anyone want “perfect peace” like I do? Two criteria, according to the prophet Isaiah, result in that goal:

My mind needs to be “steadfast on God”
I need to “trust Him”

It's January 29; Good Morning Union

“Ask and it will be given you…”  Matthew 7:7

Ask, Seek, Knock. Those are the three criteria that Jesus presented in his sermon on the mount for making my journey with Him more successful.

                Ask, and it WILL be given you

                Seek, and you WILL find

It's January 28; Good Morning Union

“I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.”               Philippians 4:13

It's January 27; Good Morning Union

“… for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”                Joshua 1:9

Following through on the rest of God’s message to Joshua—because I’ll bet Joshua had his moments of doubting his ability to lead God’s people into the Promised Land. So God told him to DO two things and DON’T do two things:

“Be strong
Be courageous
Don’t be afraid
Don’t be dismayed

It's January 26; Good Morning Union

“Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth…”         Joshua 1:8

It's January 25; Good Morning Union

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”     1 Peter 4: 8

The mother of an former student of mine died last week. He shared this text that he found as he was looking through his mom’s Bible, It’s quite a compilation of practical wisdom for Christian living:

It's January 22; Good Morning Union

“For this very reason…” 2 Peter 1:5

There was just too much for yesterday, so let me continue with the power of God’s promises.

The next verse after yesterday’s reminder of God’s ability to “keep me from the junk of this world” and “make me a part of Him,” concludes like this:

SO… for this very reason… make every effort:

It's January 21; Good Morning Union

“He has given us His very great and precious promises, SO THAT…”          1 Peter 1:4

It's January 20; Good Morning Union

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

I really like this text; I’ve probably written on it several times before, but it’s just such a supportive promise with clarity of process and outcome. I break it down like this:

It's January 19; Good Morning Union

“But they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength…”                    Isaiah 40:31

According to this promise from God, through His prophet Isaiah, there are four rewards from “waiting on the Lord:”

“I will renew my strength
I will soar on wings like an eagle
I will run and not grow weary
I will walk and not be faint”

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