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Memory Verse

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful, I know that full well---Psalm 139:1-4

Daily Bible Readings

1 Corinthians 15:58
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.



Ephesians 2:4-10
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so very much, 5that even while we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's special favor that you have been saved!) 6For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms--all because we are one with Christ Jesus. 7And so God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us through Christ Jesus.

8God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.


Isaiah 45: 9-12
9"Destruction is certain for those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot ever argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, `Stop, you are doing it wrong!' Does the pot exclaim, `How clumsy can you be!' 10How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father and mother, `Why was I born? Why did you make me this way?' "

11This is what the LORD, the Creator and Holy One of Israel, says: "Do you question what I do? Do you give me orders about the work of my hands? 12I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it. With my hands I stretched out the heavens. All the millions of stars are at my command.

Genesis 1:27-31
So God created people in his own image;
God patterned them after himself;
male and female he created them.
28God blessed them and told them, "Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals." 29And God said, "Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30And I have given all the grasses and other green plants to the animals and birds for their food." And so it was. 31Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day.


Psalm 8:3-9
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers--
the moon and the stars you have set in place--

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what are mortals that you should think of us,
mere humans that you should care for us?[a]

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For you made us only a little lower than God,[b]
and you crowned us with glory and honor.

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You put us in charge of everything you made,
giving us authority over all things--

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the sheep and the cattle
and all the wild animals,

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the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.

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O LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!
Current Mood:
optimistic optimistic
Current Music:
My favorite things---Sound of Music
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On January 15th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC), cindymccamera commented:
single talents vs several average talents
last week we decided we are all gifted with certain talents/gifts but if we pick only one talent and fullfill it to its full potential we can miss alot--so it may be in our future to focus on several talents although not our "best" to stay more well rounded and do God's work

--what do you think
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