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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on March 11, 2017 – 7:13 am -

Weekend Word

Psalm 16:8

I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

God wants us to live our lives focused on His Presence in the present. Since we know that He is always with us , leading and encouraging us , we can live in that reality moment by moment.

Whatever we do, we should do it for Him.- with Him, through Him, and in Him.

Have a Blessed Weekend!


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Weekend Word about Christmas

Written by scoopsnews on December 24, 2016 – 3:39 am -

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This Weekend word was taken from Crosswalk.com.

Enjoy!

Keeping it Simple
“…his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
Devotion:
My excuses for not decorating my home, not cooking a big meal on Christmas day, and not shopping till I dropped were valid ones. Our new business would be opening two weeks after Christmas, and I was working furiously to meet a book deadline. My husband and I had more to do than we had hours in the day.
When December approached, my neck stiffened and my heart skipped beats as I anticipated the stress more activities would bring to our already overstuffed lives. The thought of more clutter, even my favorite Christmas decorations, in our topsy-turvy home with all the undone laundry and crowded kitchen counters about sent me over the edge. So I began to think about how we could eliminate some stress to have a peaceful Christmas.
“Keep it simple” became my catchphrase. With my family’s assurance they’d join me with the simple Christmas idea, I gave myself permission not to do it all. I wouldn’t say yes to every invitation or fill the calendar every night, and I didn’t even send the annual Christmas photo and newsletter. These choices brought me a large measure of peace.
Each family member named some traditions they wanted to keep. We included a live Christmas tree, a wreath on the front door, reading the Christmas story from the Bible, Christmas Eve church service, limited gifts, helping with a toy drive, favorite Christmas movies, and a few get-togethers with good friends. Being more selective about our Christmas traditions brought us less stress and more peace. In addition, because we weren’t caught up in the seasonal frenzy, the activities we did include became more meaningful. We were able to focus on what really mattered: time with our family and hearts centered on the birth of Christ.
At the end of Christmas day we agreed that despite the stressors of a new business and meeting my deadline, and despite giving up some of our usual Christmas activities, we hadn’t missed out on a thing. Simplicity had given us breathing room and fresh hearts to celebrate the Prince of Peace.
Dear Lord, don’t let us miss You this Christmas season. Help us to simplify our activities and traditions so we can focus our celebration on Your birth. Thank You for being the Prince of Peace, and I ask You for that supernatural peace to reign in our hearts. Thank You for the simple but life-changing message of Your love for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops ….

Written by scoopsnews on December 17, 2016 – 8:36 am -

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Weekend Word

Acts 16:16-34

One way we tend to judge whether we’re walking in God’s will is by the outcome. The assumption is that when we’re doing what the Lord wants, life will run smoothly. But if all sorts of problems and heartaches occur, we often assume we must have wandered away from His will.

But Paul teaches that is not always the case. In 1 Corinthians 16:9, he writes, “For a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” And that’s exactly what happened when God closed one door and opened another on the apostle’s second missionary journey. (See Acts 16:6-10.) After Lydia and her household received the gospel, this new opportunity must have seemed hopeful. However, a short time later Paul and Silas, having been stripped and beaten with rods, found themselves sitting in a Philippian jail.

We don’t like to think God’s will for our life might include pain, suffering, or persecution, but that’s what Scripture teaches. The Lord uses affliction to test our faith, teach dependence on Him, develop godly character and spiritual maturity, and equip us to comfort others (Rom. 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 1:4). But He also uses our suffering to draw others to Christ. It’s doubtful the jailer would have been so ready to accept the gospel if Paul and Silas had not responded to their unfair treatment by singing hymns of praise to God.

When the Lord opens a door of suffering in our life, it’s an opportunity for unbelievers to witness God at work in us. Instead of trying to escape, let’s learn to respond in a manner that draws others to the Savior.

(Taken From In Touch Ministries Daily devotion)


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Thank God for the People in Your Life…

Written by scoopsnews on November 26, 2016 – 4:17 am -

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A Good Word from Billy Graham…

“Thank God for the People in Your Life”
It is so easy to take people for granted, or even to complain and become angry because they do not meet our every wish. But we need to give thanks for those around us—our spouses, our children, our relatives, our friends and others who help us in some way.

I once received a letter from a woman who began by telling me how fortunate she was to have a kind, considerate husband. She then used four pages to list all his faults! How many marriages and other relationships grow cold and eventually are shattered because of the sin of ingratitude?

Do you let others know that you appreciate them and are thankful for them? The Christians in Corinth were far from perfect, but Paul began his first letter to them by saying, “I always thank God for you” (1 Corinthians 1:4). When a group of believers (whom Paul had never met) came out to greet him as he approached Rome, we read that “at the sight of these men Paul thanked God and was encouraged” (Acts 28:15. Thank God for those who touch your life.


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on October 21, 2016 – 10:19 pm -

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Weekend Word

Happy Saturday! Today’s Weekend Word is taken from Billy Grahams “Change yourself, Change the World.”

Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
—Romans 14:12
I do not quarrel with Karl Marx’s statement that “religion is the opiate of the people.” I never try to defend religion. Religion has spawned wars. Many so-called religious people have been characterized by prejudice, pride, bickering, and even tolerance for slavery. However, I would call you to a simple faith in Jesus, who said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Are you really concerned? Are you disappointed with society? If you are, I challenge you to take the first step. I challenge you to look at yourself.

Prayer for the day
Forgive me, for so often failing to love my neighbor. May my life speak to others of Your love and compassion, Lord Jesus Christ.


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on October 8, 2016 – 6:49 am -

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Weekend Word

Break Your Box

And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He [Jesus] sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask [box] of very costly oil of spikenard [perfume]. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.

— Mark 14:3 NKJV

I believe that breaking (saying no to) the flesh is what today’s scripture is about. The woman broke that box so the expensive perfume could be poured out. In the same way, we have to “break” our flesh.

We all have sweet perfume in us. But our alabaster box (our flesh) has to be broken so the perfume (the good things of God) can flow out of us. We are “pregnant” with the good things of God. We each have the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, faith, meekness, and temperance. But many times our alabaster box (our flesh) keeps them from being poured out.

Oh, but we love our alabaster box. We don’t want to break it because, after all, it is such a pretty box. We spend so much time taking care of it; we don’t want it to be broken. But we must love God more than we love anything else. We need to circumcise our flesh and be willing to let go of the things of the flesh, so God’s blessings can flow to us and through us.

Love God Today: “Lord, I choose to break my alabaster box in order to express my love for You and receive everything You have for me.”

Today’s Weekend Word was taken from:
Love Out Loud by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords.

 

Happy Weeeknd!


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on August 27, 2016 – 4:24 am -

 

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Weekend Word

Have you ever attempted to tune in a radio station on an AM or FM radio? When the  tuner is not on the station, all we hear is static, but as we tune to the right frequency, the static fades and information from the station becomes clear.

This can be compared to our walk with God. Are you tuned in to Him or are the “other things” in your life causing static between you and Him?

Turn your radio on and Tune in to God! ❤️

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Written by scoopsnews on August 6, 2016 – 7:04 am -

 

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Weekend Word

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

For God so LOVED! Isn’t that amazing? He loves us enough to send His son even though He knew we’d mess up. Freely He gives His love to all who will receive. Have you shared the love of Jesus Christ with anyone? Maybe it’s in a smile to a stranger as you pass in the store. Or perhaps in the kind words said to uplift someone who is burdened down. God’s love is a gift worth sharing to this world that’s worth saving.

Have a great day! Share “God’s Love” with someone along the way……..


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Weekend Word from Scoops…..

Written by scoopsnews on June 24, 2016 – 11:16 pm -

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Psalms 37:34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
It’s easy to get caught up in the things we want and slowly push God to the side, whether it be intentional or not. Time and time again, God has proven that if we will just place our trust in Him that He WILL send the best option possible our way. Patience isn’t always an easy virtue to posses or utilize but as the old song says, “it will be worth it after all!” When you aren’t getting the answers you want or any answers at all….pray. Is your life in a whirlwind that leaves you with more problems than solutions? Pray! Seek God in ALL things! Just remember that He is always just one prayer away.


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops…

Written by scoopsnews on May 27, 2016 – 11:01 pm -

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“…but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.” – 2 Corinthians 8:5b
When it comes to your responsibilities, are you just involved or are you committed to give it your all for the good of your team, the group, and all concerned? Even more important, are you totally committed to do your best for the glory of God?

Life is sometimes hard and we all get in ruts, but we should always strive to do our best for God.

Have an awesome Weekend. Share Jesus!


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