For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

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Today’s Scripture


“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
(Romans 8:28, NIV)

Right Now He’s Working on Your Behalf


God is always working behind the scenes in your life! No matter what you may be facing, no matter what trial you may be going through, God has a plan to turn things around in your favor. You are called according to His purpose; so right now, He is working out a plan for your good. Right now, He is orchestrating the right people to come across your path. He is orchestrating the right opportunities for you. You may not see it in the natural, but look with your eyes of faith today. Show your love for the Father by your obedience to His Word. Come before Him with an open and humble heart trusting that He is guiding you. Keep standing. Keep believing. Keep hoping. Keep declaring His Word. Meditate on His goodness, knowing that He is at work right now and rewards the people who seek after Him.
 
A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Thank You for working all things together for my good. Give me Your strength and peace today and fill me with Your faith that overcomes the world in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name,

he gave the right to become children of God.”
(John 1:12, NIV)

Receive the Gift


What an amazing privilege it is to know that when we receive Jesus, we become children of the Most High God! The scripture says we are “adopted” into His family. In the natural, by law an adoptive parent can never disown their adopted child. In the same way, God will never disown you! When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you become a permanent part of God’s family.

This privilege is a free gift, and when you receive this gift, it’s the beginning of a long life of blessing. Receiving Him means receiving all that He is and all of His promises for your life. It’s a process, but remember, God is the one working in your life, and He promises to complete what He’s started in you. Your part is to keep your heart open and receive by faith every gift, every promise, and every blessing in His Word. Receive by saying thank you. Receive by declaring His truth over your life. Receive by obeying the Word of God. Put the Word of God into practice in your life and receive every blessing He has for you!

A Prayer for Today


“Father, thank You for the gift of eternal, abundant life. Today, I open my heart and mind to You. Have Your way in my heart and help me to receive the wonderful blessings You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
(2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV)

Grace Abounds

What is it that you have need of today?

Remember, we serve a God of abundance. Our God is always more than enough.

No matter what is on your “plate of life,” God wants to empower you with His grace.

One meaning of the word “grace” is God’s good will, loving-kindness and favor. His grace, His good will is what keeps us. His favor strengthens us and causes us to increase. He’s already extending that grace to you right now. All you have to do is open your heart and humbly receive it by faith.

Notice in this verse that when He pours out His grace on you, you will have all that you need at all times...that’s living in abundance. When you are living in abundance, you are equipped to pour out that goodness and blessing on those around you. Abundant grace leads to abundant living, and abundant living leads to abundant giving! Today, receive His grace because it abounds to you!
 

A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, today I humbly come before You. I surrender my heart, my will, mind and emotions to You. I ask that You pour out Your grace on me today and equip me for every good work in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“...May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love.”
(Ephesians 3:17, AMP)

Established in Love


There is tremendous power in love! In the same way that a tree will grow taller and stronger when its roots grow deep, you will be stronger and rise higher when you are rooted and established in love.

How do you establish yourself in love? It starts by making a choice. When you choose to say “yes” to love, you are saying “yes” to everything God is because God is love! Then, everyday choose to love through your actions by modeling your life according to I Corinthians 13. That means choosing to be patient and kind. It means not seeking your own way, not being jealous or boastful. When you choose love, you are showing the world that God is first place in your life. The more you choose to walk in love, the deeper and stronger your roots will grow.

Remember, love is the greatest thing. It is all that will last in eternity. Choose to establish yourself in love and let it be firm within you. Let His love build security in you and empower you to live the life of blessing He has in store for you.
 
A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, establish me in Your love. Show me how to love others the way You love me. Thank You for setting me free and empowering me to live the overcoming life You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
(Ephesians 2:8–9, ESV)

His Grace is Enough


People often wonder if they deserve God’s favor. They easily talk and sing about His amazing grace, but do you know what grace really is? It’s unmerited favor. It’s kindness from God that we don’t deserve. We don’t have to earn God’s grace; we don’t have to earn favor. We simply receive it by faith in our hearts as a free gift. No matter what has happened in your past, you can receive God’s grace and forgiveness. His grace is all you need to have a new beginning.

Today, let His grace empower and strengthen you. Extend His grace to others. Instead of holding mistakes over other people’s heads, why don’t you hold out favor and forgiveness? Let God’s grace flow through you and experience His power increasing in you. Walk in His favor in greater ways and embrace the life of victory He has prepared for you!
 
A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, thank You for Your goodness, favor and grace. I receive it and ask that You help me extend it to others. Let me live as an example of Your love in everything I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], but the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.”
(Proverbs 16:9, AMP)

God-given Dreams


Oftentimes, children have dreams for the future—dreams of being ball players, actresses, super heroes and firemen. But most of the time, those dreams end up just being wishful thinking. As we get older, we grow out of them.

It’s good to play and have dreams as children, but when we grow up, we have to know the difference between a God-given dream and a wish. I remember when I was a little boy, I dreamed of playing basketball for the Houston Rockets. That was definitely a fantasy! Beyond our wishes though, we all have dreams placed inside of us by the Creator of the universe. In fact, the Latin word for “desire” means “from the Father.” One way to tell if a dream is really from God is that the desire won’t go away. You may have had it for years, but you still can’t let it go. In fact, you may have tried to let it go, but it won’t let go of you.

Today, search your heart and allow those God-given dreams to surface. Remember, He placed those desires inside of you for a purpose. Ask Him to order your steps as you embrace the destiny He has in store for you!
 

A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, thank You for the dreams and desires You’ve placed within me. I submit them to You and ask that You direct my steps. Search my heart and cause my thoughts to become agreeable to Your Word and to the plan You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
(Isaiah 26:3, NKJV)

Set Yourself in the Direction of Peace


Are you frustrated or upset over something? Maybe fighting off discouragement? The first question to ask yourself is “What am I thinking about?”

If you’re thinking about your problems all of the time or thinking about how impossible everything is, then your life is going to follow a negative direction. However, when you get your mind going in the right direction, when you focus your thoughts on the Word of God, then you are setting yourself in the direction of peace.

Today, keep your mind focused on the Father and meditate on His Word. As you set your thoughts in the right direction, your life will head in the right direction, and you’ll take hold of the peace and victory He has for you!
 

A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, thank You for peace that passes understanding. I choose to focus on Your Word and set my heart on You. I set myself in the direction of peace knowing that You will order my every step in Jesus’ name! Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture
“A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.”
(John 16:21, NIV)

Giving Birth to Your Dreams


Years ago when we first found out that Victoria was pregnant, we were so excited. Even though she didn’t look any different on the outside, we began planning and preparing for our new baby. Then as time went on, we moved out of the fun, easy stage of conception and into that much more difficult stage of development. That’s when the mother becomes uncomfortable, swollen, can’t sleep at night, her back aches. Things seem to get the hardest right before the birthing begins.

In a sense, it’s the same way in our spiritual lives. When we conceive something in our hearts from God, it’s so exciting. It’s easy to stay encouraged and full of faith during that time. But the real test is when we go through the development process. Are we willing to keep a good attitude even when we’re uncomfortable and things aren’t going our way? Are we willing to stand and fight the good fight of faith until we give birth to our dreams?

If you’re standing for something today, keep standing. Keep believing even when you don’t see anything happening. Hold on to that promise even when it’s uncomfortable because soon you will give birth to every dream and desire the Lord has placed in your heart!
 
A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, thank You for the dreams and desires You’ve planted in my heart. Give me the strength to persevere even when times are hard. Give me Your peace and joy so that I can stand strong until I see those dreams and desires come to pass in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you...”
(2 Timothy 1:6, NKJV)

Stir Up Your Dreams


Does life seem stale or mundane? You may need to simply stir up what God has placed on the inside of you. Stir up those gifts, stir up those dreams, stir up those talents inside. Start stretching yourself. You were created to be a dreamer and to pursue the desires God has placed in your heart.

Scripture tells us that without vision, people perish. If you don’t have a dream or vision for your life, you’re not really going to reach your fullest potential. Maybe at one time you had a dream, but you went through some disappointments or setbacks. Things didn’t turn out the way you planned. But here’s a key: when one dream dies, dream another dream. Just because it didn’t work out the way you had it planned doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have another plan. You cannot allow one disappointment or even a series of disappointments to convince you that your dream is over. It’s time to dig in your heels and hold on to the promises in your heart. Stir up those God-given dreams today and watch Him pour out His favor and blessing on you and fulfill every desire in your heart!
 
A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, I come humbly to You. I give You my past, my disappointments and my brokenness. Fill me with Your hope and expectation and give me the dreams and desires that You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Scripture


“Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]”
(Philippians 2:5, AMP)

Reflect Him


When you reflect something, you are exhibiting its likeness. You are displaying its characteristics. Like a mirror, the Bible tells us that we should reflect the character and likeness of Jesus. We should have His same attitude.

That may sound like a pretty tall order; after all, Jesus was the Son of God. But remember, when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we become sons and daughters of the Most High God, too. We become empowered by the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. That means we have the same spirit of humility—the same strength, the same love, and the same power on the inside. We are equipped to follow His example and do what He did. What did He do? He went around doing good and bringing healing to others; physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Notice that today’s verse starts by saying, “Let...” We have to let God work in our attitudes and actions. We have to open the door and invite Him in. Make the decision to open every area of your life to Him. Reflect Him and do good everywhere you go!
 

A Prayer for Today
 
“Father, right now I invite You to dwell in my thoughts, heart and attitude. I choose to follow Your example and bring good to others. Help me to be a reflection of Your pure love in everything I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Meet the love of our lives.
Our Very best Friend.
Jesus Christ
Welcome to our Salvation room.
Getting saved is really very simple.
God has made the way so easy.
Man is the one who makes it hard.
It is as easy as A.B.C.
All you have to do is ADMIT that you are a sinner.
We all are.
And then you must ASK Jesus to come into your heart.
The Bible says in Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
What this verse of Scripture is saying is that there in not one person in this world who have not sinned.
You must also be truly sorry for your sins and you must believe that we cannot get into Heaven by doing our good deeds, or by being a good person.
The only reason that we can get into
 Heaven is because Jesus shed His precious blood and He died on the Cross for our sins. 
Now this does not mean that we will not sin again.
No way. We mess up all of the time.
We are in no way perfect and God knows that
were are not perfect, and God knows it.
This is why He sent his only Son to die for us.
This also does not mean that just because Jesus died on the Cross for us that we can live any kind of way.
No way! He wants us to try our best to not sin
and to live a life that will be pleasing to God.
You can only do this with God's help.
If you do mess up again, all you need to do is ask God
to forgive you and try not to sin again.
He will help you.
The Cross is kind of like a Bridge.
We must walk across it to get to God,
 Jesus, and The Holy Spirit.
  You must BELIEVE that Jesus died on the Cross
for your sins and that He rose from the grave.
The Bible also says in Romans 10: 9-10
That if thou shalt CONFESS with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Let us make this Scripture a little clear for you.
We are going to let you hear what this same verse of Scripture says from the Living Bible.
9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
The Bible also says in Romans 10:13
For "Anyone who calls on the
name of the Lord will be saved.
Now isn't that GOOD NEWS?
Then you must tell someone that you have asked
 Jesus into your heart.
This lets God know that we are not ashamed of him.
The Bible says in Mark 8:38
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Let me make it clearer for you once again,
by reading in from The Living translation Bible.
If a person is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, I, the Son of Man, (Jesus) will be ashamed of that person (when I return) in the glory of my Father with the holy angels."
This Scripture also lets us know that Jesus is coming
back one day to get us and take us to
Heaven to live with Him forever.
If you decide to pray the prayer below
and you don't have anyone to tell, tell us.
We would love to hear that you got saved.
We are Brad and Karen
Our email is at the bottom of this page.
All you have to do is email us back telling us that you have sincerely asked Jesus to come into your heart.
We will all be so happy for you.
That is all you need to do.
Please pray and believe the prayer below.
We can tell you that if you do decide to ask Jesus into your heart, this will be the best decision that you have ever made in your life.
When you get saved you will come to know just how much Jesus loves you and just how merciful He really is.
You will never find another love like the love of Jesus.
We cannot promise that you will feel all fuzzy inside.
You may or you may not.
Either way, whether you feel something or not,
He will be in your heart.
We are saved by faith.
When you say this prayer, at that very moment Jesus will wash away all of your sins.
We do not know if within the next few seconds if
Jesus will come to get us, or if we may die.
You could die before you finish reading this letter.
Please know that we are not saying
this to try to scare you.
We are saying this because it is the truth and you do
not want to be caught dead without Jesus.
Please do not let the devil trick you into not saying this prayer.
We have said all that I can say to help you,
The next step is up to you.
Here is the prayer that you need to pray.
Dear Jesus.
I love you so much
I admit that I am a sinner and I am truly sorry for my sins.
I know now that the only way that I can be saved and go to Heaven is by admitting that I am sinner and believing that you died on the Cross for my sins and on the third day (Easter Sunday Morning)
that you got up from the grave.
Jesus I cannot promise that I will never sin,
but I will do my very best to try to live a life that is pleasing to you with your help.
 Please come into my heart dear Jesus.
Please come and live inside of me.
Please become Lord over my life.
Please help me to turn all of my problems over to you.
I do love you Jesus with all of my heart.
I thank you for dying on the Cross and shedding your precious Blood, just for me.
I now believe that since I have done what you have asked of me, according to your Word, I am now saved.
 I thank you Jesus for saving my soul.
In Jesus Name
Amen!
If you have said this prayer and you really meant it,
The Bible says that the Angels are rejoicing.
See the Scripture below.
Luke 15:10
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
The same Scripture for the Living translation Bible.
In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.
So right now all of the Angels in heaven are rejoicing!
From this point on, we can truly say that your
life will never be the same.
We are so happy for you.
Please email us and tell us,
I just gave my heart to Jesus!
We will be rejoicing with you.
May God bless you and may He keep you in His care.
Pastor Brad and Karen
smlministries@gmail.com

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