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    A time to think, act and pray 2018

    JANUARY

    Daily Scripture & Reflection

    January 1, 2018

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

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    We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. –Edith Lovejoy Pierce, poet

    A Time to Act

    Enter the new year committed to a new life!

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    Heavenly Father, because of Your strength, I can let go of the past and step forward with faith.
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    January 2, 2018

    Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1 ESV

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    As you step into this new year, be bold enough and daring enough to believe in the abundant good that has been prepared for you.—Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

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    Open your heart to God’s amazing love.

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    Heavenly Father, how great and steadfast is Your love! Help me recognize the mercies and blessings You bestow upon me today and every day.

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    January 3, 2018


    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2,5

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    Eight thousand, seven hundred and sixty marvelous hours are waiting for you this year. My prayer is that each one will bring you closer to God. –Norman Vincent Peale, pastor and author

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    Give everything to God and He will give you everything, too!

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    Lord, help me to understand that I can be joyful at all times and in all situations because I am Your child and You are my God.

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    January 4, 2018


    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

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    Be willing to give yourself, and there will be new life for you in this New Year and in every year. –Norman Vincent Peale, author and pastor

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    Give your joy to others and it will come back to you.

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    Spirit of Love, I ask to wake each day of this year with fresh eyes, that I may see Your light shining through all my loved ones.

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    January 5, 2018

    A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 (NIV)

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    Enjoy the blessings of a new year, in Christ, one day at a time! –Debbie Carroccio, writer

    A Time to Act
    Pray and release your worries.

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    Father, each day in this new year, please help me remember that You are in control of everything.

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    January 6, 2018

    Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT

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    “Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. —Alice Walker

    A Time to Act

    When facing a situation that seems confusing or upsetting, thank God for His understanding.

    A Time to Pray

    Heavenly Father, I can endure any situation because I know You are working on my behalf. I’m safe in Your hands.

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    January 7, 2018

    For to the snow He says, “Fall on the earth.” Job 37:6 ESV

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    To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. —Aristotle

    A Time to Act

    Reflect on God’s greatness that goes beyond what He has created. Nothing is beyond His power.

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    Heavenly Father, You are miraculously working in each of us. Because of You, nothing is impossible!

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    January 8, 2018

    In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 NIV

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    A well-spent day brings happy sleep. —Leonardo da Vinci

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    Before you go to sleep, commit your soul to God’s care.

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    Heavenly Father, fortify me each night with Your peace. Watch over me, bless my house and my loved ones. Help me rest in Your promise.

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    January 9, 2018

    Every word of God is flawless. Proverbs 30:5 NIV

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    The Bible is the only book whose Author is always present when one reads it. –Author Unknown

    A Time to Act

    Allow God’s love to heal old wounds.

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    Heavenly Father, replace my pain with Your love.

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    January 10, 2018

    Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward. Philippians 3:13-14 ESV

    A Time to Think

    Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong. -Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

    A Time to Act

    Ask God to stay with you in difficult situations. Affirm that He is helping you now.

    A Time to Pray

    Heavenly Father, open my heart and clear my vision so that I may follow Your path.

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