God Is Good, and His Love Endures Forever!

psalm 107 aThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalm 107:1. This verse says to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, and His love endures forever!

Our God is a good God, who loves to see us enjoying His blessings. He blesses us in so many ways. The blessings He gives us are free gifts of His grace, that we need only receive. He loves and and cares for us as our Heavenly Father. He provides for our needs.Let’s remember to thank Him for all that He does for us!

God’s love endures forever. His love for us is everlasting (Jeremiah 31:1). He always has loved us, and always will. Nothing we do can ever change that. In spite of the mistakes we make, He keeps on loving us!

God is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to Him!

Holy Is The Lord God Almighty

holyWeek 46 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is nearly finished. This week’s reading is Revelation 2-6.

“‘. . . Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”” Revelation 4:8, NIV

Our Heavenly Father always has existed, and always will. He is completely holy, and worthy of our praise. Take a minute to worship Him with this song by Kari Jobe!

Thanksgiving Family Fun

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Looking for something fun to do with your family this Thanksgiving? Check these ideas!

  • Watch a Thanksgiving parade together on tv.
  • Watch the first Christmas movie of the year.
  • Challenge your family to a game of Thanksgiving trivia! Click here for some trivia questions to get you started!
  • Listen to Christmas music as you start decorating the house for Christmas.
  • During the first Thanksgiving celebration, the Pilgrims and Indians challenged each other to various games and competitions. Follow this tradition by playing some board games with your family this Thanksgiving!
  • After Thanksgiving dinner, go around the table, and each share one of your favorite holiday memories!
  • Check out a book from the library, or look up some info online, and read about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Indians.

Which of these things will you do with your family this Thanksgiving?

From http://generationarise.com/thanksgiving-family-fun/.

Linking this post up with Thriving Thursdays at Serving Joyfully.

Overcome, and Walk In Victory

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Week 45 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is drawing to a close. This week’s reading was 1 John 5, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation 1.

1 John 5:5 says that this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith! It goes on to say that the ones who overcome the world are the ones that believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

What are you dealing with today? What are you facing? Know that you can walk in victory over it!

Mark 11:24 says that if you speak to a mountain, telling it to be cast into the sea, not doubting but believing that it will come to pass, it will be done for you. Jesus purchased victory for you at the cross. Through faith, you can overcome, and walk in that victory!

Have faith in the victory Jesus won for you, and begin to experience that victory in your life. Overcome through faith!

He’s Worthy Of Praise

psalm 145 3This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalm 145:3. This verse says that God is great, and most worthy of praise – that none can fathom His greatness!

Our God is most certainly great, and worthy of praise!  He is the One who created the earth – who called forth light in the darkness, who spoke the earth into being, who set life in motion, and made everything we see.  All throughout the Bible He did great and mighty things, and still does them in our lives today, if we will ask Him. He has always existed, and always will, yet He knows each of us personally, and wants us to get to know Him.

He does so much for us. He gave His Son so that we could have eternal life, and a relationship with Him. He love us, regardless of the mistakes we have made. He accepts us as His children. He gives each of us many blessings, some of which we don’t even recognize, and often forget to thank Him for.

Take some time to praise God today for who He is, and what He has done for you. Give thanks to Him!

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, In Theaters Starting November 14

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Kirk Cameron’s new movie, Saving Christmas, will play in select theaters for 2 weeks, starting November 14. Recently watched the screener for the movie. Here’s a sneak peek of what the movie’s about –

“In Saving Christmas, Kirk Cameron shows how all of the holiday traditions that we know and love actually point to Jesus, the One who’s birth we are celebrating! Kirk Cameron’s sister is hosting a fun Christmas party, and everyone’s enjoying themselves . . . except for one – her husband, Christian. He feels that Christmas has become about nothing more than a celebration with a bunch of pagan symbols and customs that are far from pointing to Jesus . . . Kirk Cameron decides to show Christian how all of traditions and customs that he’s afraid will distract people from the real “reason for the season” – our Savior – can actually remind us of Him!” – Exerpt from “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, and Celebrating Our Savior.”

For more about the movie, check out http://generationarise.com/kirk-camerons-saving-christmas-and-celebrating-our-savior/.

Are you planning on going to see the movie in the theater with your family?

Because He First Loved Us

becauseWeek 44 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is nearly finished. This week’s reading was 2 Peter 3, and 1 John 1-4.

1 John 4:19 says that we love because God first love us.

“The first and greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and the second is like it – to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40). However, there are times when our love for God may fall short of this standard, and people whom we may have a hard time loving. If we are trying in our own strength to truly love God and others, we will never be able to do so perfectly.

The good news is that it isn’t about our love, but rather God’s love for us! When we begin to truly understand the width and length, and height and depth of the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:18), we will begin to fall in love with Him. We won’t have to struggle or strive to love Him more. Our love for Him will be a natural response to His love for us.

As we are filled with the knowledge of the love of God, that love will overflow from us to those around us. We’ll find ourselves freely giving out the love that we have freely received (Matthew 10:8). It won’t be about us endeavoring to show love in our own strength, but rather about God’s love flowing through us.” – Exerpt from previous post, “Focus On His Love For You.”

 

The Horvats Sharing Hope With Croatia

horvatsThis November, give thanks for the greatest gift of – Jesus! We have the privilege of knowing about what He did for us – that He died for our sins, so that we could have a relationship with god. Not everyone knows this good news. God wants all of us to share it with others, but He calls some people to be missionaries, and devote their entire lives to sharing the gospel with those who haven’t heard it.

Have you ever wondered what it is like for these missionaries? Click on this link, and check out this post about Aaron and Winnie Horvat, missionaries to Croatia – http://generationarise.com/the-horvats-sharing-hope-with-croatia/!

Aaron and Winnie have a young son named Kiki. They minister to young people in Croatia. They incorporate music and drama into their ministry as a fun and relevant way to share the gospel with the teens.

Check out this video of a missions trip they took the teens on!

Praise His Name

praiseThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalm 113:3. This verse says that the name of the Lord is to be praised from the rising of the sun until it sets.

Our God is worthy of our praise! He loves us so much that He sent His own Son to save us. He still cares for us, no matter how many times we mess up. His grace for us is greater outlasts our worst mistakes. He gives us a multitude of blessings we don’t deserve. He wants to have a relationship with us, even though we are far from perfect in and of ourselves. He provides for our needs, even though we don’t always remember to thank Him.

We has so much to praise and give thanks to Him for! This month, I challenge you to develop the habit of thanking God for all that He does for you by making a list of things you are thankful for. Each day, add something new for which you are thankful, and thank God for it as you write it down.

Today, remember to give thanks to God. Praise Him for His goodness towards you!