Posts with the category “spoonful”

Spoonful - 5/31
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 31st, 2023
Psalm 119:133 NKJVDirect my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.You are Guided and protected.  Do not start a journey without asking the Lord what path to take.  The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, Psalm 37:23. Don't look back because what controlled you back there has no authority over you now....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/30
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 30th, 2023
John 19:17-18 NKJVAnd He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.Jesus gave it all.  They put Jesus in the center, not to either side.  He was front and center!  Jesus needs to be the center of our everything! All we can do is give Him our...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/29
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 29th, 2023
Proverbs 16:9 AMPA man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.He is the best navigator.  We all have an idea of what we want to do in life and the direction we want to go.  This verse assures us that God is in control of all that is going on around us in our journey through life....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/28
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 28th, 2023
Proverbs 16:3 AMPCommit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him], And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].Who are you doing it for?  I like the way this version lays out this verse, it says to commit your works with the word submit following, commitment with submission is all in.  Then you will succeed if you listen to Him....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/27
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 27th, 2023
John 16:33 NKJV"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."You are an overcomer, though bad things may come your way.  Be prepared because Jesus said He overcame the world, so in Him we will overcome!...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/26
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 26th, 2023
John 15:1-2 NKJV"I am the vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.Which branch are you?  Are you being what you are called to be?  If we are a true branch of fruit, we will blossom, but if we are just a branch, we may become fire wood....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/25
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 25th, 2023
Psalm 119:37 NKJVTurn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.What are you looking at?   Lord, help us to get our eyes off of things that distract us from You.  Help us to focus our gaze upon You and all You do for us.  Someone once said to me, “The eyes are the gateway to the soul.”  My question to you is, what is pouring into your soul?...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/24
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 24th, 2023
John 14:13 NKJVAnd whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.There is power in the Name of Jesus.  Straight to the point right here. When you ask, believe it will be done! To God be the glory!...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/23
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 23rd, 2023
Luke 17:3 NKJVTake heed to yourself. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.Forgiveness?  So easy to want it when you're wrong, but so hard to give it when someone else wants it.  In verse 4, Jesus says if he sins seven times and asks forgiveness seven times, you shall forgive him.  Let us work on forgiveness and not regret....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/22
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 22nd, 2023
Proverbs 15:28 NLTThe heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.Words are powerful.  This tells me that you can tell the character of a person by what comes out of their mouth.  They can't hide who they are for long; their true character will manifest.  Pay attention to what people are saying around you.  It will let you know who they tr...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/21
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 21st, 2023
Psalm 118:6 NLTThe Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?  Relax it's under control.  This verse tells us that when you have God on your side you should not be afraid of anything.  What can people do to you that God cannot protect you from?...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/20
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 20th, 2023
Proverbs 15:22 NLTPlans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.This verse tells me that we should take into consideration what the people around us have to say about what we are doing.  It also says that we should surround ourselves with more than one person to give us advice.  So, listen to what is being said.  It doesn't say to do everything they tell you; just be open to hear ...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/19
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 19th, 2023
Psalm 116:12 NKJVWhat shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?What could God want?  He created it all. What could I possibly give someone who has everything?  All He wants is your heart.   Everything you are is because of Him....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/18
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 18th, 2023
Psalm 115:14-15 NKJVMay the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth.Blessing and increase!  Amen!  I declare it over my life and my family.  To the readers, it is yours for the taking.  Just believe that the God who made it all, can give it all....  Read More
Spoonful 5/17
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 17th, 2023
John 9:25 NKJVHe answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see."Jesus will open your eyes.  Jesus did a good bit of physical healing while He was on the earth, and I believe He still does it today.  I see not only the physical application to this scripture, but also a spiritual one.  Once you are touched by Jesus, you will see...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/16
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 16th, 2023
Psalm 91:9‭-‬11 NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.When you choose God to be the one you run to when you are in trouble you will enter a safe place.  Make Him your “go to” when you need a place to regroup.  This v...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/15
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 15th, 2023
1 Samuel 17:45 NKJVThen David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.When you battle against your enemy, all they have are weapons that are hand crafted.  No weapon formed against you shall prosper.  This verse has a very strong statement in the...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/14
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 14th, 2023
Hebrews 10:35-36 NLTSo do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.Don't stop now!  Keep on going is the theme to this verse.  It tells me I will only get to my promise if I keep on going.  So, do not give up.  It also s...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/13
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 13th, 2023
Hebrews 10:35-36 NLTSo do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.Don't stop now!  Keep on going is the theme to this verse.  It tells me I will only get to my promise if I keep on going.  So, do not give up.  It also s...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/12
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 12th, 2023
1 Samuel 12:24 NKJVOnly fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.Has He done anything deserving your whole heart?  The next verse says, “If you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away.”  Do what is good in His sight and with all that is in you.  Has He not given us breath?  Just that alone should be worthy of your service. Lov...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/11
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 11th, 2023
Psalm 107:17 NKJVFools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted.You control your environment.  You reap what you sow in this verse.  It also tells us the reason we are afflicted is because of our sins.  You do not plant corn seed and expect roses to grow so why would you do something bad and expect to get a good reward.  Your actions get you what you deserve...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/10
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 10th, 2023
Proverbs 14:23 NLTWork brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!Motion requires action.  This is as plain and simple as it can be right here.  Nothing is ever going to happen if all we do is talk about it, and never act on it. The farmer doesn't yield a harvest by looking at the seeds.  He must plant them in the ground and water them to get his crop....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/9
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 9th, 2023
John 6:10‭-‬11 NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬“Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted.In the verse prior, Andrew says the boy's basket has five loaves and two...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/8
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 8th, 2023
John 3:30 NLTHe must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.Who do they see?  These are the words of John the Baptist telling his friends and followers about Jesus.  We need to grasp this concept right here.  People need to see more of Jesus and less of us in our character....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/7
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 7th, 2023
John 5:14 NKJVAfterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you."Once you have an encounter with Jesus, you will never be the same.  You cannot continue being the person you used to be.  You shouldn't want to go back, NO U turns! But if you struggle with it, Jesus warns that something worse may come.  Just because...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/6
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 6th, 2023
Ruth 2:4 NKJVNow behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "The Lord be with you!" And they answered him, "The Lord bless you!"You will be blessed through the people around you.  The principle of association here is that the workers knew if the Lord blessed the boss, they would reap the reward also.  His fields would be bountiful and continue to require the work of the workers.  B...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/5
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 5th, 2023
Psalm 105:1 NKJVOh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!I'm thankful that He is indeed my, Jehovah Rapha – The Lord who heals, Exodus 15:26.  Without His healing I probably would not be walking today or even alive at this point.  Be a witness of the goodness of God and what He has done as this verse tells us to do. Sharing a testimony lets people kno...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/4
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 4th, 2023
John 3:34 NKJVFor He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.This verse tells me God does not use a measuring cup to fill us.  When we are open to be used by God, He we fill us to overflowing.  If you are willing to be used by God, He will fill you up with His spirit....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/3
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 3rd, 2023
John 3:17 NKJVFor God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.He came to be a Savior, not a judge.  Jesus came to save us from our own self-destruction.  He did not come to judge us of our sin, but to sacrifice Himself for us.  Let Him be your Savior....  Read More
Spoonful - 5/2
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 2nd, 2023
Judges 16:19‭-‬20 NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him. Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.I have r...  Read More
Spoonful - 5/1
by Schmitty Schmitz on May 1st, 2023
Proverbs 13:20 NKJVHe who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.Your friends are a critical component to your future.  The people you associate with have a large impact on you.  Be very careful who you choose to be friends with.  This verse assures me if I hang out with sensible people, I will make good decisions, but if I hang with foolish people I will en...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/30
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 30th, 2023
Proverbs 12:26 NKJVThe righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.Who you have around you can affect where you are going.  The "friends" that you hold close in your life can persuade you to do things that you would normally never do.  So be true to yourself and pick your friends wisely.  You never know what hole they'll drag you down.  Sidenote, a tr...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/29
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 29th, 2023
Luke 24 :15-16 NKJVSo it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were restrained, so they did not know Him.Are we too busy?  In this verse they were consumed with self and did not even recognize Jesus.  We can get so distracted with everyday things that have no bearing on our future that we may even miss the point of it all.  Do not g...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/28
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 28th, 2023
Luke 18:27 NKJVBut He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. "Nothing is too hard for God.  When things are tough, ask the one who created it all.  I remember a song lyric that says, “He's got the whole world in His hands.”  If that's the case, I'm sure He will give a hand when things are tough, just ask.  This verse says that nothing is impossible for God so get Hi...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/27
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 27th, 2023
Luke 23:34 NKJVThen Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."Forgiveness!  At this point Jesus is nailed to the cross looking at the very people that had him put up there.  He says to God, "forgive them."  Wow!  Powerful!  Jesus didn't hold them accountable for their actions.  He was being crucified for everyone's sin and still felt they deserved forgiveness, so should...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/26
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 26th, 2023
Psalm 95:6-7 NKJVOh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.He is worthy.  I read this and came to the realization that I take the Lord for granted. So many times, I just come before Him lackadaisically, oh forgive me for not being humble.  Is the building better than the builder? ...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/25
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 25th, 2023
Psalm 94:18-19 NKJVIf I say, "My foot slips," Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.  In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.Lord, You are my crutch and my peace!  When everything seems to be beating you down, and fear and anxiety are weighing on you, know that He is there to hold you up and comfort you.  I'm seeing the ever-famous footprints in the sand quote in m...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/24
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 24th, 2023
Luke 22:27 NKJVFor who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.Emulate Jesus.  There is no greater example than a king coming to be a servant.  It takes more than authority to lead; it takes humility.  Have a servant’s heart.  It's more rewarding....  Read More
Spoonful - 4/23
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 23rd, 2023
Luke 21:36 NKJV"Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."What are you involved in?  There have been a few things in my life that I had to stop and ask myself, if I were standing before Jesus would I be worthy to go in or would He be ashamed of me?  Don't get wrapped up in things that can m...  Read More
Spoonful - 4/22
by Schmitty Schmitz on April 22nd, 2023
Luke 21:1-4 NKJVAnd He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”What are you giving God?  It's easy to...  Read More






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