Consider your trials as joy    James 1:2-5
"Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."
     
   
Seek Forgiveness  Psalms 32:5 (NLT)
   
"Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them…
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone."
 
     
     
   
Forget the past  Philippians 3:13
   
"No… I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead."
 
     
     
   
Resentment  Job 5:2 (GN)
   
"To worry yourself to death with resentment
would be a foolish, senseless thing to do."
     
     
   
Forgive your wife and others  Colossians 3:13 (NLT)
   
"You must make allowance for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, God forgave you, so you must forgive others."
     
     
   
Be constructive  Ephesians 4:29
   

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,
but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen."

     
   
     
God brings good from bad  Romans 8:28
   
"We know that all that happens to us is working for our good
if we love God and are fitting into his hands."
     
     
   
Rejoice-no matter what  1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
   
"Give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
     
     
     
     
Love or nothing  I Corinthians 13:1-3 (NIV)
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing."
     
   
Love is patient  I Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
     
   
Love never fails  I Corinthians 13:8-10 (NIV)
"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease;
where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge,
it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears."
   
     
Childish things  I Corinthians 13:11 (NCV)
     
"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I stopped those childish ways."
     
     
   
But I see a poor reflection  I Corinthians 13:12 (NIV)
     
"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."
     
     
   
Faith, hope, love  I Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
     
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love."
     
     
   
Your body a temple  I Corinthians 3:16 (NIV)
     
"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple
and that God's Spirit lives in you?"
     
     
     
Be wise for your puropse  I Corinthians 1:26-31 (NIV)
"Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many where influential; not many were of noble birth. But god chose the foolish things of the worlds to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are. So that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "let him who boasts boast in the Lord.""
   
   
Grace  I Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
     
"But not everyone knows this. Some people are still so accustomed to idol
that when they eat such food they think of it as having been sacrificed to an idol,
and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled."
     
     
   
Temptation  I Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
     
"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."
   
   
Rejoice always  Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
     
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"
     
   
     
Gentleness  Philippians 4:5 (NIV)
     
"Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near."
     
     
   
Don't be anxious  Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
     
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
     
     
   
Wait for God's timing  Habakkuk 2:3 (NLT)
     
"These things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed."
     
   
Joy and peace  Philippians 4:7 (TLB)
     
"If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hears quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus."
     
   
Don't worry  Matthew 6:34
     
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of it's own."
     
     
   
Walk the talk  Philippians 4:9 (NIV)
     
"Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-
put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
     
   
     
The source of strength  Philippians 4:13 (NCV)
     
"I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength."
     
     
   
Good work in you  Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
     
"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
     
     
   
Love and discernment  Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV)
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge
and depth of insight. So that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure
and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness
that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God."
     
     
Stand firm in Christ  Philippians 1:27-29 (NIV)
"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed,
but that you will be saved-and that by God. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ
not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him."
     
     
Be Christ-like  Philippians 2:1-5 (NIV)
"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love,
if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete
by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."
     
   
God's will in you  Philippians 2:13 (NIV)
     
"For it is God who works in you to will
and to act according to his good purpose."
     
     
     
     
As you think, you are   Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV)
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-
put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
     
   
Learn to be content  Philippians 4:10-13
"I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
     
   
Persevere  James 1:12
     
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
     
     
   
Rejoice in your suffering  Romans 5:3-4
     
"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."
     
     
   
Continual walk  James 1:25
     
"But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-
he will be blessed in what he does."
     
   
Slow to anger  James 1:19
     
"My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become angry."
     
     
   
Walk the talk  James 1:22-23
     
"Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says
is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror."
     
   
Humble yourselves  James 4:7-10
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up."
     
   
Confess your sins  James 5:16
     
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
     
     
   
Forgiveness of your sins  1 John 1:8-9
     
"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us form all unrighteousness."
   
     
Boasting is evil  James 4:16-17
     
"As it is you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.
Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins."
     
     
   
Respect your wife  1 Peter 3:7
     
"Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers."
     
   
God's grace is sufficient  2 Corinthians 12:9
     
"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect
in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that Christ's power may rest on me."
   
   
You are a new creation  2 Corinthians 5:17
     
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come."
     
   
     
Fresh start  Psalms 51:10 (Mes)
     
"God, make a fresh start in me,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life."
     
   
   
Grace, not works  Ephesians 2:8
     
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-
and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God."
     
     
   
Watch our mouths  Ephesians 4:29-32
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the holy spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you."
     
   
No impurity or poor words  Ephesians 5:3-5
"But among you there must not even be a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity,
or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity,
foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person-such a man is an idolater
-has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."
     
   
Listen to counsel  Proverbs 19:20
     
"Listen to advice and accept instruction,
and in the end you will be wise."
     
     
   
Ask and it will be given  Matthew 7:7-8
     
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will
be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;
and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
     
   
Seek first the kingdom of God  Matthew 6:33
     
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well."
     
   
   
Build on the rock  Matthew 7:24
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock."
     
     
   
God's plans for you  Jeremiah 29:11
""For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord.
"Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.""
     
     
     
The Lord is my shepard  Psalms 23:1
"The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
     
   
I stand at the door and knock  Revelation 3:20
     
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."
     
     
     
Love God, love others   1 John 4:7-12
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us."
     
     
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