"Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God."
 "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you,
will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns"
[Philippians 1:3 & 6 NIV]
"And we know that God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."
[Romans 8:28 NIV]
" [17-18]God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we're free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ's. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love.
He loved us first.
[1 John 4:17-19 The Message]
"Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that."
"You know me, Master God, just as I am. You’ve done all this not because of who I am but because of who you are—out of your very heart!—but you’ve let me in on it. This is what makes you so great, Master God! There is none like you, no God but you, nothing to compare with what we’ve heard with our own ears."
[2 Samuel 7:21-22]
"Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works."
"If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all."
"Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny."
"Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her."
"‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
[2 Corinthians 12:9-10]
“Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of Himself to us. Love like that."
“But me - who am I, and who are these people, that we should presume to be giving something to you? Everything comes from you; all we’re doing is giving back what we’ve been given from your generous hand. As far as you’re concerned, we’re homeless, shiftless wanderers like our ancestors, our lives mere shadows, hardly anything to us. God, our God…It all came from you! It was all yours in the first place!"
[1 Chronicles 29:14-16]
“If you want to live well, make sure you understand all of this. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll learn this inside and out. God’s paths get you where you want to go. Right-living people walk them easily; wrong-living people are always tripping and stumbling."
"God- you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,traveling across the dry and weary deserts.
I hold on to you for dear life,and you hold me steady as a post.”
[Psalm 63:1 & 8]
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame."
[Song of Solomon 8:6 NIV]
“By your words I can see where I’m going;they throw a beam of light on my dark path."
“I look high and low for your words of wisdom.The wicked lie in ambush to destroy me, but I’m only concerned with your plans for me.I see limits to everything human,but the horizons can’t contain your commands!"
“The Lord’s plans stand firm forever; His intentions can never be shaken.”
“Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that will stand when all else has fallen."
[1 Corinthians 13:7]
“Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor?"
“God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love, each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s git. It’s all you get in exchange, for the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily!"
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."
[2 Chronicles 20:12]
"Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything in love."
[1 Corinthians 16: 13-14]
"Don't act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do."