Jesus is a Gift

“Shawnee’s Thought:
Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving, if you believe .”

Romans 5:15 NLT
But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.

1 John 4:19-21


“We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

Charge your Spirit

“Shawnee’s Thought:
Charge your spirit as much as you charge your phone to ensure that you stay connected to God. Stay Powered Up. ”
Colossians 2:19 (NIV)
19 They have lost connection with the head from whom the whole body supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

Last Opportunity

“Shawnee’s Thought:

Take this opportunity to pray, Take this opportunity to praise and worship, Take this opportunity to Repent And most importantly, if you don’t know Jesus as your personal Savior, Take this opportunity to Accept him as the Son of God. This may be YOUR last opportunity.

Acts 3:19 (AMP)

19 So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];

1 John 3:8-9

8 The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because <sup class=”footnote” data-fn=”#fen-AMP-30589a” data-link=”[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>[<sup class=”footnote” data-fn=”#fen-AMP-30589a” data-link=”[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>a<sup class=”footnote” data-fn=”#fen-AMP-30589a” data-link=”[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>]God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again—who is reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are clearly identified: anyone who does not practice righteousness [who does not seek God’s will in thought, action, and purpose] is not of God, nor is the one who does not [unselfishly] <sup class=”footnote” data-fn=”#fen-AMP-30590b” data-link=”[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>[<sup class=”footnote” data-fn=”#fen-AMP-30590b” data-link=”[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>b<sup class=”footnote” data-fn=”#fen-AMP-30590b” data-link=”[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top;”>]love his [believing] brother.

Extra mile Praise

“Shawnee’s Thought:
Due to God’s grace and mercy we have another day to truly praise God. Let’s go the extra mile and praise him from the depths of our soul. Be blessed.”

Psalm 100:4 NIV
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts
with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Spirit

There’s nothing better than having the spirit of prayer, the spirit of gratefulness, the spirit of thankfulness, the spirit of praise, the spirit of worship, to come over you while you’re in bed watching House Hunters/Hallmark. The Absolute best feeling in the world. Thank you Jesus!

God’s Gift

“Shawnee’s Thought:
God has blessed us amazingly with the gift of his forgiveness, the gift of his unconditional love and the gift of his One And Only Son, Jesus Christ.”

John 3:16 (AMP)
For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.

God hears you

“Shawnee’s Thought:
God hears our prayers, he sees our tears and he’s going to step into our situation at the right time.”
Jeremiah 29:12 (AMP)
12 Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you.

John 6:47-51

47 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, he who believes [in Me as Savior—whoever adheres to, trusts in, relies on, and has faith in Me—already] has eternal life [that is, now possesses it]. 48 I am the Bread of Life [the Living Bread which gives and sustains life]. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the Bread that comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the Living Bread that came down out of heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior], he will live forever. And the Bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh (body).”

John 3:16 amp

16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His[One and] <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-26137a" data-link="[a]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-26137a" data-link="[a]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>a<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-26137a" data-link="[

Peace

John 14:27 Amplified Bible (AMP)

27 Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]

Thankfulness

“Shawnee’s Thought:
There’s always something to be thankful for, always something to be grateful for, always something to give God praise for AND always something to give God thanks for.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (AMP)
18 in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Trust and Faith

“Shawnee’s Thought:
Trust God second by second with all of your concerns and heart desires. He will not fail you. Just keep trusting him by faith.”
Psalm 84:12 (AMP)
O Lord of hosts,
How blessed and greatly favored is the man who trusts in You [believing in You, relying on You, and committing himself to You with confident hope and expectation].