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Happy Homes

"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"

- Amos 3:3

We serve Big God. We don’t serve a little God. We serve a big, Big God.   We serve a Big, Big, Big God. 

 

Our Big God can do anything. 

Yes, He can do anything. 

He can make something out of nothing. 

He can make flesh and bone out of the dust off of dirt. 

He can breath on it and it will come alive. 

He can part water. 

Make the lame walk. 

Blind to see 

Our can raise up the dead. 

If He can do all of this and much, much more He can put happiness in your marriage. 

 

  1. A Happy Marriage begins and is committed to Christ and the Word.  

  2. The marriage partners are committed to each other and their happiness. 

  3. It is a mind set that must be worked on with the couple to be happiness. Sometimes we                                                have to laugh instead of crying about circumstances. 

  4. The couple enjoy being with each other and sharing. 

  5. The couple talks openly about their needs and how they see the operation of the family. 

  6. They pray together. 

  7. They read the word together. 


He can put happiness in your marriage. You can have a Happy Home!


Doc Mike

 

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Psalm 22:30-31

Exodus 4:10-12

Matthew 18:11-14

 

Today, we will be messengers to somebody. We’ll recommend a restaurant, a movie or book, an exercise or dietary program, or maybe our favorite plumber or electrician. We will speak with confidence based on our own personal experience and knowledge. On subjects we’re less knowledgeable about and certain of, we tend to either stay quiet or raise our questions of doubt when they come up. One thing that has been the same for every moment of our existence, as well as every generation before us, has been the Word of God. Those who know it well and have confidence in It’s Truth and promises, know that Christ is counting on them to be His messengers to an unbelieving world. That is His plan. The message is that He is The Good Shepherd. He is seeking the lost. There is nothing that brings Him more joy than when one of His lost is found. Good news is meant to be shared.

 

Have a great day!

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Psalm 22:11

Matthew 17:24-26

 

Being the child of a king would have some obvious benefits. Above and beyond financial and physical security, you would be insulated from many of the material hardships and obligations most people face. Help would always be close by and trouble would be locked outside the castle gates. But the one variable that would dictate the overall quality of that existence would be the relationship between you and your father. If it is poor, none of the material benefits you’ve been given can protect you. Our Heavenly Father is different. The King of kings will guard what matters most, our hearts and minds. He longs to adopt us as sons and daughters, so that where He is we may be also. Every debt we owe has been paid by the atoning sacrifice of our savior Jesus, as soon as we accept His gift. Children of The King are exempt.

 

Have a great day!

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Proverbs 4:23

Psalm 20:7

Matthew 16:23

 

We all have a fight on our hands. For some, it will be obvious. Challenges with relationships, finances and health will be on our minds. For others, a calm, cool exterior may belie a heart full of worries and doubts. But our fight is not AGAINST anyone or anything, it is FOR something above and beyond ourselves. Obedience to our Lord and Savior. Every obstacle we have to overcome in life is placed in our path by sin. Knowing Jesus and His Word will guard our hearts from every attack. Because we will know the truth. Faith in Him is the only sure defense. Because only in Him can we overcome the things of this world. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) A fight for Him is the only one we truly face. And He is for us.

 

Have a great day!

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Proverbs 4:18-19

Psalm 19:7-8

Matthew 15:13-14

 

Your conscience is your guide. The direction you take depends on to whom it belongs. The world or our Lord and Savior. Our sense of right and wrong, what is dependable and trustworthy, and what is most important to us comes from a source. Even though we may not be aware of it, we will be following someone else’s example. And that is the danger we face, not being aware. God’s Word tells us that there is a world full of things that seem right to man, but lead to heartbreak and sorrow. But only in His light will we see the traps that lie ahead before we step into them. The world never offers eternal solutions, just short term fixes that satisfy a present desire. The Lord draws our attention to His perfect law, that makes the complicated things of this world seem simple and reminds us that they are only temporary. The world offers us an uncertain future, while God promises us paradise with Him. There is only one perfect example to follow, the life of Jesus. God gave us this gift, so that we might give ourselves to Him. Whoever and whatever we give ourselves to will be our guide.

 

Have a great day!

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Matthew 13:14-16

Psalm 17:6-7

 

Today, what will get your attention? Some truly shocking things, from the tragic loss of life to sociopathic behavior, are so common in this world that we can get used to it and ignore it. Our self defense mechanism becomes, if we don’t pay attention, it’s like nothing happened. But, living in denial doesn’t change the facts. So, Jesus warned us that if our hearts grow calloused, we’ll lose our sensitivity to His Word, and the Truth. Our hearts were created to feel deeply; our eyes to see clearly; and our ears to not only hear, but to listen. Until we are using everything He has given us for its intended purpose, we won’t know the difference it makes and all that we’ve been missing. Dr. David Jeremiah said a great definition of maturity is the transformation of a person from thin skinned and hard hearted, to thick skinned and soft hearted. When we grow up, it will all make sense.

 

Have a great day!

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Matthew 6:2-4, 6-8, 17-18

 

SOME THINGS!

Some things should be just between us and God. Jesus lists three acts of worship that fall into this category; charity, fasting and prayer. Worship is to be for God alone. He alone is worthy. He is the only audience that counts. But the temptation will always exist to show other people how faithful we are and all the “good” things we do. And, as soon as we care what other people think, the focus of our worship turns from God to ourselves.

 

So, we must remember, anything that we have to give someone else in need has come as the result of the abundance our Lord has poured into our lives.

Any true worship by “fasting” comes as a result of the Holy Spirit convicting us of anything we have put before the Lord. And our prayers are meant for the ears of God alone.

Jesus’s life was the perfect example. When He fed the 5,000, He first thanked God for providing for all our needs. When fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, He went into the wilderness alone. When He prayed, He went to a solitary place. He lived His life to bring glory to His Father. And so must we.

 

Have a great day!

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Proverbs 3:21-24

Matthew 12:1-7

 

Today, the legal concept of “innocent until proven guilty” and many of our laws will be misinterpreted to justify wrongdoing. The burden of proof has been a strong defense in obvious cases of law breaking over and over again. Sometimes the innocent are found guilty for the same reason. The interpretation of laws by man tends to be flawed due to our individualized sense of justice. The outcome we desire is based on our own judgment. We presume our own innocence on the same basis. The word of God stands in stark contrast to these worldly standards. It tells us that all sin, all fall short, and that no one can live according to the law. No one is innocent. While most can see the truth in these words, only those who know the One who gave them to us begin to find healing in them. Because that is where discernment begins. That’s when we understand that God gave us laws so that we would recognize our need for a Savior. And when we come to know that God sent us His Son to save us by His mercy, it changes our whole understanding of justice. “Guilty until forgiven” is not a word of encouragement, until we really know our Judge.

 

Have a great day!

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Psalm 11:3

Matthew 9:20-22

 

Today, you might be wondering, “why do things have to be this way?” Sometimes, we look around us and we see only the troubles in the world. A lot of things don’t make sense. A lot of things are out of our control. And we have a vision of what would make things right and what would be better. But, most of the time, we just carry on. We take things in stride and accept what we have to deal with as “part of life”. And that’s where we make the mistake. We forget, ignore or are unaware that our Lord came to offer us a better way. When we see the weakness and imperfections of people around us, that’s His call to rely only on Him. When we see the weakness and imperfections in ourselves, that’s His call for us to rely on His strength and power to heal us. Things that we may have struggled our whole lives and just accepted don’t have to be the way they are. It’s just a matter of faith in the One who has overcome the world. There is a better way.

 

Have a great day!
 

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Matthew 5:3-9

 

Our attitude will tell everyone we come in contact with everything they need to know about us. There is a distinct difference between men and women of genuine faith and those who don’t know the Lord that they serve. Until His Truth is revealed in our lives, the difference is hard to comprehend. When Jesus tells us “blessed are the poor in spirit”, only those who know their lives depend on God alone understand. When He tells us “blessed are those who mourn”, only those who recognize that every soul was created to have a relationship with our Father understand. When we hear “blessed are the meek”, only those who trust in Him and not in themselves to provide everything they need in life can understand. To “hunger and thirst for righteousness”; to be “merciful”; to be “pure in heart”; and to be “peacemakers” is to be like Jesus Christ the Lord. Only those who know Him can truly understand. And the attitude is unmistakable.

 

Have a great day!

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Genesis 4:7

Matthew 3:1-2, 5-6

 

Today, we have decisions to make. And they need to be the right ones. Thankfully, God has given us the most sophisticated testing equipment on the planet, so that we can. He has equipped us with eyes and ears to observe and an intellect to evaluate each and every experience or situation we encounter. And He has provided us His Word to guide us. While we may have a tendency to put everything to the test, our Lord tests only one thing. Our hearts. We, on the other hand, see something and form an opinion that it is either good or bad, worthwhile or worthless. We watch what people do and listen to what they say and form an opinion about what kind of person they are. And while we are busy making judgements about all of these things in life, we may fail to realize that what we think tells us everything we need to know. Not about others, but ourselves. And we may not like everything we see. Thankfully, the Lord is quick to forgive every sin we confess. The real test is, will we bring Him every sin we commit? That’s the best decision we can make today.

For if we confess our sins, He forgives our sins.......,

 

Have a great day:

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Genesis 1:1, 26-27

Proverbs 1:7

Psalm 1:1-2

Matthew 1:21-23

 

Today, we have the perfect plan to start a new year. And it’s all been written for us by our loving Father. He is the one who gave Stephen Covey the great idea to “begin with the end in mind”, because that is exactly what He did. The first line of the Bible is “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The last line is “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.” His 2-step plan could not be more straightforward. He created us in His image, so that we could understand and receive His grace. Everything between the beginning and the end are His continuous efforts to build a relationship with us. From His perfect Word to the Holy Spirit making us conscious of our need for a Savior, He never stops reaching out to us. God’s 2-step plan for us is to know Him and to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. God’s plan does not produce “better people”, it produces “faithful people”. It’s up to us to follow His plan. By His grace, we will delight ourselves in His Word, because that is His perfect plan.

 

Have a great 2018!

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Revelation 22:17, 21

Psalm 150:1-6

 

Today, the Lord has something new planned for us. As we finish up another year, we’ll look back on all that happened in 2017. And just like every year before, we’ll be able to recall things that stood out, both good and bad. We’ll remember these moments because they changed us in some way. God, in His infinite wisdom, created our world with perfect order. We have four seasons, 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, and 60 seconds per minute, so that we can follow His advice and “number our days, so that we can gain a heart of wisdom”. While He never changes, we never stop changing and we constantly measure our progress and setbacks. Thankfully, our Lord is not focused on our past, but rather on who our hearts belong to today. Each day is brand new, full of hope and opportunity. Every moment of every day, Jesus is calling us to Himself to forgive our sins and renew our faith. It is His desire that whoever wishes can receive His free gift of grace. He longs to see us grow in the coming new year. Not in power, strength and wealth. Not in any physical way. Just closer to Him. That’s why everything that has breath should praise Him!

 

Happy New Year!!

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I Thessalonians 5:16

 

I love this scripture in the Bible "rejoice evermore". Not only is it one of the quickest to read, but with my limited memory, it is one of the easiest to remember.

 

Charles Spurgeon once said, "To forget to praise God is to refuse to benefit ourselves; for priorities like prayer, is a great way of promoting the growth of spiritual life. It helps to remove our burdens, to excite our hope, and to increase our faith."

 

I wonder how many times those that are around us daily are hinder ed by our attitude. Zig Ziegler called it stinking thinking.

 

You can be the reinforcement the people around you need by sharing the gift of praise.

Just think, one compliment spoken to a person may change their life!

MAKE rejoicing a habit.

 

REJOICE!!

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Matthew 6:19,20

I Corinthians 13:11

 

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

This is a very wise statement to strive to obtain; yet many times habits that we learned early in life are difficult to break. Obviously, it is better to never acquire the bad habits of smoking, drinking, drugs law breaking, over eating, nailbiting, cheating, cursing, etc.

but there are none of us who are free from habits.

 

From many studies, man has been proven to be a creature of habit. So, if we are going to be controlled by habits, let's be sure we are controlled by good habits. Everyone should learn small traits that will lead to a clear mind, a healthy body, sound morals and a great spiritual life.

 

So, today do not let bad habits rule your life. Decide if you're going to make a new routine in your life instead of spending so much time being distractive to yourself plan ways to become constructive. Don't be molded into a miserable mental, physical and spiritual life by bad habits. Learn to " Do right though the stars fall." (Bob Jones Sr) Have a blessed day!

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Psalm 144:3-4

Zechariah 8:7-8

 

What did you get for Christmas? Hope it is something you wanted or needed.

But please don't forget God’s Gift. Everything else we received may be nice, but it is all temporary. You may have gotten something that solves a problem for you, makes you more productive with your time, or just adds to your comfort. You might have gotten something that improves your physical fitness or helps you with one of your hobbies. Or, it could be you got something that stimulates your mind, like a book, puzzle or game. In all likelihood, what we received from others will replace something similar we have had before that we’ve worn out. The new “things” will improve some aspect of our life for a while. Though we’ll be so happy to have received every kind gift, none of them will give us what only He can. Life itself. Our Father’s gift is eternal, yet brand new each and every day. It gives meaning to everything else and everyone we know. We probably won’t remember most of these things we received a year from now, but the gift of our Savior should be unforgettable.

 

Merry Christmas!

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Zechariah 9:9

Psalm 145:17-18

 

The nearness of our Lord is constant. Our willingness to stay by His side is the only variable. In times of distress, loss and suffering, it is much more natural to ask for help. The people around us are sympathetic and it’s “OK” to be in need. Psalm 34:18 tells us He is near people who are “broken-hearted” and “crushed in spirit”. But, what we may fail to realize is that this is the condition of every soul that does not have Him as Lord. On our tough days, we’re likely to call on Him because we know we need His help. On our best days, we’re likely to be in danger because we forget we do. “The Lord upholds all those who fall down and lifts up all who are bowed down.” Psalm 145:14

 

Blessings!

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John 1:11-14

 

It sure cold outside! That is a good thing, it makes it feel like Christmas.

You don't have to add anything to this scripture. It explains it perfectly

 

He came unto his own, and his own received Him not.

But as many as received him, to them he gave the power to become the children of God, even to those that believe on his name.

Which were born, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God.

And the word became flesh, and dwelt among us,and we beheld his glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

Merry Christmas

 

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Psalm 140:1-3

Revelation 12:10-11

 

Did you know the world is not that different than it was during the life of Jesus. Yes, science, technology and medicine have had remarkable advancement. The comforts we now take for granted were unimaginable in the days of His life on earth. But the enemy He faced has remained the same throughout all generations. It’s the same one we will face today. Not one day passes without the voice of “the accuser” being heard. Whether in our personal lives or in public, people will have to defend themselves. Some accusations are true and some are false, but either way the effect is the same. A person’s character, honesty and righteousness is called into question. All it takes to bring this calamity into a life is just a few words. And the lives that they effect may never be redeemed in this world. The difference between Jesus and the rest of us is that He lived the perfect life and was without sin. What His accusers claimed was actually true. He is the Son of God, our Messiah. Even though the authorities at that time found no cause to punish Him, they allowed his crucifixion. He paid the ultimate price despite His innocence. The rest of us are merely human. We all fall short and the accusation that we are sinners is true. There is no way for us to redeem ourselves, no matter how many “good” things we do along our journey. We need a Savior, the One our gracious Father provided. All it takes to bring this salvation into a life, for those who trust and believe in Him, is just a few words. “Jesus is my Lord.”

 

Merry Christmas:

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Haggai 1:1-6

Psalm 139:1-4, 23-24

 

Today, how will you measure success? In what will you find complete satisfaction? What “thing” would it take to make your day complete? If you already have it all and are perfectly content, you are not “of this world”. And that is our Lord’s plan for us today. Because we live in an imperfect world, “our ways” will never quite be enough. No matter how hard we work, no matter how much we accomplish, we’ll always have new needs to meet. All of our solutions are temporary. And that can lead to frustration, dissatisfaction and, at times, a sense of futility. We cannot depend on this world or any of our own efforts to provide what only He can. Our Creator knows everything we need. He knows our every thought, action, word, insecurity, and struggle. And He longs for us to come to Him and ask Him to make His ways our ways. And, He will do it. Our Savior will lead us in the way ever lasting. Though we live in the world, we’ll no longer be of the world. That’s a permanent solution.

 

Merry Christmas

 

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Psalm 138:6

Proverbs 29:22-23

Zephaniah 3:17

 

Slow down take a deep breath, this time of the year is very busy, yet things don’t have to be complicated. Regardless of how difficult a situation or problem appears to be, the real solution is always simple. That’s what wisdom teaches us. Experience, knowledge and good judgement allows a person to accurately assess any challenge or opportunity. It provides the vision to see the potential outcome before it occurs, because we have seen it before. Wisdom is a gift from God. It is His key characteristic and those who have it begin to understand how He thinks. Every commandment He has given us is simple. “Thou shalt not ...”. And He makes perfect sense. Every word of advice in the Bible leads to healing of our souls and relationships, if we will apply it. And that’s where the simple solution is found. Pride, arrogance, and independence is the wall that stands between some people and understanding. It takes humility to admit that we need help, we’re not perfect, we’re not in control and that every good thing we have is by the grace of a loving Father. And when we do admit it and seek His guidance, He will help us understand. He will give a heart like His, to love and forgive. And we will want everyone to know Him. It’s not that complicated, but is truly amazing.

 

Merry Christmas

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Proverbs 30:7-8

Psalm 136:16

Nahum 1:7

 

Pay close attention to the direction in and of your life. The words we use to describe a person’s state of mind, outlook and overall well-being naturally revolve around their direction. One vital connection we may fail to make, when we think about such things, is that we are all headed to some final destination. If things are looking up, moving forward, or on track, we’re probably headed the right direction. If we have high hopes, always take the high road, and maintain high standards, our mental state is likely good. If we go out and lift up the spirit of others, our hearts are probably in the right place. The opposite of each of these examples could describe a person who has lost their way, hence the term “lost souls”. If we have no direction, or the wrong “directions”, we’ll have no idea where we are headed. And that is a fearful journey. The direction of our lives is dependent on the direction in our lives. God’s word tells us Jesus is The Way. He promises to light our path and direct us in His ways. And our final destination will be heaven. Direction means everything. Blessed are those who know The Way.

 

Merry Christmas

 

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Proverbs 29:27

1 Thessalonians 5:8-9

 

We can only give what we’ve been given. We tend to be suspicious of the motives behind the actions of other people. And they are suspicious of ours. It is easy to find reasons to be in conflict, because we have our own personal definitions of acceptable behavior, good manners and justice. And so does everybody else. We are quick to judge and condemn people, because that is what we have experienced. The only way we ever learn to lead with grace, is after we ourselves have received it. The only way we will ever be compelled to show mercy is when we know what it feels like. The only way we can truly love is when our Lord shows us what that means. Faith, hope and love do not come from the world. They are a gift from God Himself. And they are meant to be shared.

 

Merry Christmas:

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