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Faith Moments Today June

Updated on August 18, 2014

Family and Fellowship

With school out and vacationing season upon us, it is easy to put aside the things of the Lord.

In this month's Bible study we will examine four aspects of a believer's life in relationship with God, family and the Body of Christ. We will take a look at the importance of spending time in the presence of God and learning to understand that with God all things are possible.

Our study this month begins with learning about good harvests by sowing now. In the upcoming weeks we'll discuss what God says about us and our inferiority complexes. Week three focuses on honoring the fathers God has placed in our life. Finally, we'll end the month with a lesson on forgiveness of others and self.

Our study in our Faith Moments Today® Devotional will bring us into this course of study:

Week 1: Sowing Good Seed.

Week 2: I Am What I Think I Am

Week 3: Earthly fathers: A gift from our Heavenly Father!

Week 4: In Jesus, We Are Blameless

Bookmark this site so that you will come back each week and follow along with the lessons to help you grow in your faith.
  

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Verse of the Month

"There is now no condemnation

to them which are in Christ Jesus."

(Romans 8:1)

Poll: Guilty Yet Forgiven

Do you ever feel guilty even though you have been forgiven of something?

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Faith Moments© for

June 1st-7th

Seed, Time, then the Harvest Comes - Allow God to Work. Sow Something So He Can

God never works out of order or violates His own laws. We must sow the seed, He causes it to grow according to that which was planted. He determines the time of harvest, not us.

Epigeal germination climbing bean time lapse

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Good Seed + Good Soil = Good Harvest

Scripture Reading: Genesis 8:22

"While the earth remains,

seedtime and harvest will not cease." (Genesis 8:22)

Spring and summer are the times for watching things grow. It is such a blessing to see the full red tomatoes on the vines and the golden flowers of the marigolds as they burst forth with life. However, in order for these things to grow, there had to be a time of sowing. Seeds had to be planted. Seeds sown in good soil will bring the benefits of an abundant harvest.

God gave us the example of the seed from His Word in Galatians 6:7-8 to show us that everything we do is a seed. Our words, thoughts, actions, money; all are seeds.

It is time for God's people to sow their seeds. It is time for us to speak God's Words, think God's thoughts, act in Godly ways, and sow finances into His ministries to further the Kingdom of God.

We all love harvest. But let's take care of first things first. Let's sow our seeds in God's Good Soil. Allow time for God to work, then the harvest of blessings will surely come to us!

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Week 1 June 1st-7th

Daily Bible Readings

1) Mark 1-2; 1 Samuel 30-31

2) Mark 3-4; 2 Samuel 1-2

3) Mark 5-6; 2 Samuel 3-4

4) Mark 7-8; 2 Samuel 5-6

5) Mark 9-10; 2 Samuel 7-8

6) Mark 11-12; 2 Samuel 9-10

7) Mark 13-14; 2 Samuel 11-12

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Faith Moments© daily readings are easy to follow, and they do not break in the middle of a chapter so you can keep track of what was read.

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Do the reading and come back for next week's lessons.

Faith Moments© for

June 8th-14th

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Photo by google images

THOUGHT: I am what I think I am!

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 28:1-14

There are times when all of us have experienced a self-esteem problem. Often because of a certain person or situation, we feel inferior or feel as if we have failed.

Proverbs 23:7 says, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he."

So the question is, what are you thinking? What are you thinking about yourself? If you think you are a failure, that is what you will become. If you think you are poor, that is the way you will stay. If you think you will never be happy, you won't be because your thoughts will take you to what you have sown in your life.

Yesterday I was counseling with a young man (we'll call him Will) who had a terrible self-image, and all he wanted to do was tattoo himself as a reminder of the evil that he was battling. For an hour Will poured out his reasons to validate his actions, but never heard what was being said to him about God's love. He didn't want to be released from his feelings. That gentleman left with a smile on his face, but wasn't ready to receive the message of hope. Basically I told Will, that what you are saying is that what Jesus did on the cross wasn't enough. Even though Will said he is a believer, he didn't believe he could be free from the past and it was his job to fight the devil. How sad that he wouldn't receive all the benefits of the cross that Jesus has provided for those who love Him.

We have studied about seed, time and harvest. This principal goes for our thoughts as well as our actions. But what if we started to think differently. Would the results be different? Yes, if we look at ourselves as God sees us, we can rise above any situation.

Begin to look at yourself in the positive light of God's Word that says (from Deuteronomy 28:6,12,13) you will be blessed when you come and go. You will be the lender not the borrower, made the head, not the tail, be above only and not beneath!

Don't compare yourself to others or the situation you may be in at the moment. Purpose in your heart today to see yourself as God sees you, for as you think in your heart, so you will be.

"...you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath."( from Deuteronomy 28:13 NKJV)

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Reading of Proverbs 23 - Do you believe it?

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Photo credit of Holy Bible by google images

Week 2 June 8th-14th

Daily Bible Readings

Daily Bible Readings (8th-14th)

8) Mark 15-16; 2 Samuel 13-14

9) Daniel 1-2; 2 Samuel 15-16

10) Daniel 3-4; 2 Samuel 17-18

11) Daniel 5-6; 2 Samuel 19-20

12) Daniel 7-8; 2 Samuel 21-22

13) Daniel 9-10; 2 Samuel 23-24

14) Daniel 11-2; Hosea 1-2

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Be diligent to the schedule and you

will be surprised how much you will

grow in the Lord and in your faith.

STOP

Do the reading and come back for

next week's lessons.

Scripture Charts Set - Click on photo for more details.

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Buy here on Amazon

Large 22"x 8 ½" colorful posters for the classroom, church, halls or bulletin boards. Ten scriptures from the NIV to go along with your lessons. Six from the New Testament and four from the Old Testament. Good for themed lessons such as Honor Your Parents from Exodus 20 verse 12.

Charts for this set include the following verses: Matthew 4:19, Luke 2:11, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 147:4; Isaiah 64:8, 1 John 4:19, 1 Corinthians 13:4, John 10:14, Exodus 20:12, John 15:5

Faith Moments© for

June 15th-21st

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Photo by Pastor Cher

Earthly fathers: A gift from our Heavenly Father!

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 17:6

" ... the glory of the children are their fathers." (Proverbs 17:6)

Dads, like Moms, are truly wonderful gifts from God. They are fun and very versatile. Look at how many things you talked your dad into doing with you and for you over the years. You know many times he didn't feel like it, especially after a long day at work, but he did it anyway.

Fathers are strong and loving. They provided for us when we were young and couldn't fend for ourselves, and continue to watch out for you even as you get older and raise your own family.

Girls thank Dad for letting you go on that first date, even though he felt like running that boy clean out of town, because no one is good enough for his little girl. Guys, thank Dad for showing you the ropes and for being a Godly example in a sinful world.

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land

which the LORD your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12 NKJV)

We are to show honor to our earthly Dads, and we can start today by letting them know just how we feel. Let us continue to teach our children the importance of honoring our parents (and grandparents).

Be a blessing to your Dad today and every day. He is a blessing gift from God to you!

Guest Article by Pastor JimPhoto by Pastor Cher (my Dad, brother and his son)

Father's Day Verse

"Hear, you children,

the instruction of a father,

and attend to know understanding."

Proverbs 4:1

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Photo credit of Holy Bible by google images

Week 3 June 15th-21st

Daily Bible Readings

15) 1 Kings 1-2; Hosea 3-4

16) 1 Kings 3-4; Hosea 5-6

17) 1 Kings 5-6; Hosea 7-8

18) 1 Kings 7-8; Hosea 9-10

19) 1 Kings 9-10; Hosea 11-12

20) 1 Kings 11-12; Hosea 13-14

21) 1 Kings 13-14; Joel 1-3

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Father's Day Gifts He Will Enjoy

Father Scripture Verse Gift Frame 3.5" X 3.5" with Easel
Father Scripture Verse Gift Frame 3.5" X 3.5" with Easel

Scripture: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7

 
Faith-Based Three-Pack (Facing the Giants/ Fireproof / Flywheel) (Amazon.com Exclusive)
Faith-Based Three-Pack (Facing the Giants/ Fireproof / Flywheel) (Amazon.com Exclusive)

From Sherwood Pictures buy the 3 pack and save. All three of these films are worth owning and a good tool for community outreach.

Facing the Giants is a favorite of my husband's. It is a message to put our complete trust in God and that we will praise Him in all circumstances. The entire family will enjoy this film.

 
Tim Hawkins: Insanitized
Tim Hawkins: Insanitized

Tim Hawkins is one of the funniest Christian comedians of the day. His sense of humor is like none other and he always makes my family laugh. Clean fun for the entire family.

 
Bob Stromberg
Bob Stromberg

Another family friendly comedian you will love. His shadow puppets and story telling will keep you laughing and wanting to watch the video over and over.

 

You can do this. I know you can, and

you'll be glad you didn't give up.

STOP

Do the reading and come back for next week's lessons.

Faith Moments© for

June 22nd-30th

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Buy here on Amazon

In Jesus, we are found blameless.

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:1-5

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them

which are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1)

Many Christians are having a condemnation problem that is robbing them of God's peace. They have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, but haven't forgotten about their past so they can move on to their future in Christ.

The world is very unforgiving and is not willing to forget about our past. God knows all about our past and all we have ever done, yet He doesn't hold us in condemnation for it. Believe what John 3:17 says,

"For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world,

but that the world through Him might be saved."

Jesus came to save us, not condemn us! Our job? Believe we are forgiven.

As believers, we have no right to hold onto things that keep us in condemnation. Jesus said that we are forgiven and He meant it! Stop allowing satan into your mind with things that Jesus covered for us with His blood. Remember, in Christ, there is therefore now NO condemnation!

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Photo credit of Holy Bible by google images

Week 4 June 22nd-30th

Daily Bible Readings

22) 1 Kings 15-16; 1 Corinthians 1-2

23) 1 Kings 17-18; 1 Corinthians 3-4

24) 1 Kings 19-20; 1 Corinthians 5-6

25) 1 Kings 21-22; 1 Corinthians 7-8

26) 2 Kings 1-2; 1 Corinthians 9-10

27) 2 Kings 3-4; ` Corinthians 11-12

28) 2 Kings 5-6; 1 Corinthians 13-14

29) 2 Kings 7-8; 1 Corinthians 15-16

30) 2 Kings 9-10; 2 Corinthians 1-2

Be sure to read a Proverb a day.

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Books that can help by Joyce Meyer - It's time to change the way we think and do things.

Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak
Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak

320 pages

Words are much more important than we realize, in fact they have the power to change our lives. That's why we need to learn how to talk in order to receive the right results in our lives.

Joyce Meyers has covered the topics that many people struggle over concerning their self-image. Some of the things she discusses are the impact of your words, taming the tongue, learning to be happy, when to speak and when not to, faith versus fear, complaining, having a smart mouth that speaks the Word of God.

 
Enjoying Where You Are on the Way to Where You Are Going: Learning How to Live a Joyful Spirit-Led Life
Enjoying Where You Are on the Way to Where You Are Going: Learning How to Live a Joyful Spirit-Led Life

224 pages

Are you having difficulty learning how to enjoy life? Mrs. Meyer focuses on a passage that is my husband's favorite, John 10:10. It's time to live the best life you can that God gave you.

Chapters discuss: Making the decision to enjoy your life, getting rid of regret, simplifying your life, enjoying the time waiting on God, not giving in to circumstances but staying in faith and having a heart attitude that is full of joy.

 
Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You
Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You

Did you realize that most people have about 70,000 or more thoughts each day? That can cause us to go into all sorts of moods if we let our thoughts run our lives.

Years ago I learned about controlling my feelings and not letting them rule over me. I'm not always successful with it, but for the most part it works. How did I learn to do this? I didn't, but God's Spirit in me is the one who helps me keep my feelings in check.

In Joyce's book she offers wisdom from God's Word on how to deal with our feelings in discussing four personality types. There are suggestions on how to deal with the stress, fear, grief, sadness, anger, disappointments and more to help lead a pro-active life that reaps happiness as a benefit.

 
Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: 14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life
Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: 14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life

I can't think of one person that doesn't have something they want changed in their life. Habits are hard to break, but with help, they can be changed.

Joyce Meyer has brought up some rather familiar subjects that I have dealt with in my own life. Are you having difficulty with some of these: biting your nails, smoking, cell phone addiction, procrastination, out of control spending, impulse shopping, eating or something else?

In her book Joyce walks us through good examples and what to do to break the old bad habit cycle.

Some of the habits discussed: God's habit, decisiveness, health, happy, faith, responsibility, discipline, confidence, generosity and others.

 

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Are you in fellowship with God?

Pray to Jesus right now by repeating this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I am sorry for my sins and for not believing in You as the One and only true God. I now want to make things right with You. Please come into my heart and save me. Forgive me of all my sins and make me clean.

I do believe that You died on the cross to save me from hell, and that You rose from the dead and are now in Heaven.

With all my heart I will follow you and be obedient to Your Word, and will fellowship with other believers. Thank you for saving me today.

In Your name I pray, Amen.

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