TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

It’s easy to find a new lover, but…

Its easy to find a new lover

It’s easy to find a new lover, but it’s harder to find an excellent lifetime spouse.

“An excellent wife {or husband) who can find? He or She is far more precious than gold or jewels. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of his life. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a man or woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” – Proverbs 31:10-31

Although this Bible passage in Proverbs 31 was written from a man’s perspective – when looking for a good wife – many of the virtues described here can also apply to a woman looking for a good husband to marry as well.

In summary, look for someone with the following qualities:

– Faithful to God

– Faithful to the church

– Faithful to his or her spouse

– Loving, gentle, considerate, trustworthy, and kind

– Morally upright, truthful, and honest

– Peace loving disposition; not argumentive or easily angered

– Harworking, not lazy

– Generous and compassionate to the needy; not selfish

– Intelligent and wise

– Attractive and affectionate

Most importantly, pray and ask God to confirm your choice of a life partner. He has just the right person you need to make you happy. Don’t rush into marrying someone that’s not God’s choice for you.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

#AGoodHusbandOrWife #HardTOFind #MorePreciousThanGold #WaitAndPrayForGodsWill

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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

God created man in His own image

God created man in His own image

God created man in His own image, male and female, He created them.

Mankind is not just a superior type of animal, we are far greater than that. We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image, with a soul and a spirit.

When God created us, He implanted something of Himself in each of us.

“God made man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female, He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

Not only do we have a body and a mind, but we also have a spirit. Since GOD IS SPIRIT, those who wish to worship God must do so in spirit and in truth, Jesus said, for the Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. (John 4:23-24)

OUR SPIRIT sets us apart from every other living creature on this earth; it makes us UNIQUE. It is through our spirit that we can KNOW GOD and have intimate fellowship with the Creator of the universe.

God implanted part of Himself within you, so that you can know KNOW HIM PERSONALLY.

Do you know know God personally today? If not, pray and ask Jesus Christ to become your Savior and Lord. Amen.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

#HowToKnowGodPersonally #JesusChristIsTheWay #CreatedInGod’sImage

 

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

There is no longer black or white

There is no longer black or white

THERE IS NO LONGER BLACK OR WHITE IN CHRIST

I minister to people all over the world through my Internet ministry. Some come from Europe, others from Asia and India, others from the Middle East, and others from Africa, to name a few.

One fellow of the black race recently wrote me and said, “It’s really nice of you to talk to me…many white folks find it really tough to chat with a black fellow.”

It reminded of how much prejudice there still is in the world. Many people think they are better than others because of their skin color or race. This is very wrong! God loves ALL PEOPLE in the same way. We are all created in His image. Therefore, there is no more racial distinctions in Christ Jesus.

“There is no longer Jew or Gentile, {black or white}, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28

As Christians we must be careful about judging our brothers and sisters who are different from us. Jesus Christ loves people of all race and color. He died to save us all. We are all equal in Christ.

Let us pray for one another and love one another no matter what their race or nationality may be.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#NoMorePrejudice #GodLovesAllPeople #WeAreOneInChrist


Comment from Huma in South Africa: “This is so true that many still have feelings that separates us instead of compassion and love. I pray for my country as it experiences many changes. That The true nature and love of God and what Jesus did on the cross would be taken into the hearts of those in leadership of our country.”

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

Trials build character

Trials build character

Trials build character. Courage keeps you strong. Faith gives you victory.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

This is a word of encouragement from the LORD today for many of you who are going through trials, persecutions, and other difficulties in your life.

Whatever you’re experiencing right now, God will turn it around for good. Do not be discouraged or diminish your faith. Remember that God loves you and will always be by your side to strengthen you and protect you. Be strong and courageous as a good soldier of Christ. Endure in faith until God gives you the victory. He is mighty and powerful, and will overcome all your enemies.

The LORD will never leave you nor forsake you. You are more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ! Amen.

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Joshua 1:5

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#GodIsMighty #Strength #Courage #Faith #VictorInJesus

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

The Best Love Story of My Life

The Best Love Story of My Life

“People ask me, ‘Why are you still single?’ I reply, ‘because I’m waiting for God to write the best love story of my life.”

Contrary to the promiscuous age we live in today where casual sex and one-night stands have become commonplace, the Bible emphasizes the sanctity and beauty of marriage.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9

God has a lot to say about the bonds of love and faithfulness. Marriage is between one man and one woman for life, and when God has joined two people together in holy matrimony, no one has the right to separate that special union.

Coming together in sexual intercourse is part of that long-term union, therefore, sexual involvement should not be treated lightly. God wants us to save our bodies for the right person and maintain sexual purity until the right time.

Wedding Couple 1So, when making a choice of a marriage partner, don’t be in a rush to make that decision. Date different people and pray about each one until God shows you the right person He has for you. Be patient and keep your relationships holy. Remember, when you do marry, you will be making a commitment to that person for the rest of your life, so you better choose wisely.

Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#SexualPurity #GodsPlanForMarriage #LoveAndFaithfulness #LifetimeCommitment

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

A successful marriage

A successful marriage

A successful marriage requires falling in love with your best friend.

A wise proverb says, “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.”

Some of the most successful and enduring marriages have started as friendships, because those with the same interests and commonality make the best partners. Romance and sexuality are never as important as enjoying the fellowship and closeness of your husband or wife.

When looking for the right mate, here are some basic steps to follow:

– Friendship building takes time, so don’t rush into a marriage commitment without much prayer and evaluation of your relationship with your future spouse.

– Explore the interests of your future spouse – be it sports, art, music, theater, gardening or whatever. Find out what they are passionate about and then join them.

– Use conflict to sharpen and purify friendship and grow closer together.

– Establish a daily habit of praying together.

– Nourish and care for one another. Be gentle and forving with one another’s faults.

– Affirm your love for one another every day. Make it a habit to say, “I love you.”

– And before you say, “I do,” carefully evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your overall relationship, and make sure that God has indeed brought you together.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24

“A husband should love his wife as much as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.” – Ephesians 5:25

Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#ASuccessfulMarriage #LastingRelationships #GodsPlanForHappiness

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

Tell someone you love them today

Tell someone you love them today

Tell someone you love them today, because tomorrow is not promised.

To all my friends…I love you! And most importantly, Jesus Christ loves you, and wants to be your friend too.  Will you pray and invite Him into your life?

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” – John 15:15

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#TellSomeoneYouLoveThem #DoItToday #InviteJesusToBeYourFriend #Savior #Lord

“What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.”

– Joseph M. Scriven (1819 – 1886)

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

Give thanks to the Lord

Give thanks to the Lord

Thank you God, my Heavenly Father, for the roof over my head, the food on my table, and my loving family and friends. Amen.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from God above, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” James 1:17

In the midst of our regular busyness, responsibilities and pressures, let us not forget to pause each day and give thanks for all that God has done for us, and continues to do in our lives.

Giving thanks reminds us that God is the Giver of all good gifts. We can never be self-sufficient in this life. Without God’s grace, help, and tender mercies towards us each day, those who labor merely utilize their own strength and wisdom and labor in vain.

Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#PrayerOfGratitude #GodsGoodnessTowardsUs #JesusChristIsOurSaviorAndGreatestGift

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

The Prayer of a righteous person

The prayer of the righteous

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16

Every truly righteous person that has the Spirit of Christ, and is led by the Spirit of God, can effectively pray in a manner that can do great miracles. Their prayers are powerful and effective – not because of their own power – but because their prayers are motivated and energized by God Himself.

Do you have a special prayer request today? Ask a friend to agree with you in prayer. But not just any friend, but one who is strong in faith and has consistently demonstrated a life that is consecrated to God. Only the righteous can prevail with God in a manner that will see truly remarkable answers to prayer.

Because God will not hear the prayers of the wicked, it is important to pray with clean hands and a pure heart, if we are to expect God to help us.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#EffectivePrayer #PrevailingWithGod #RighteousMenAndWomen

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

God can do the impossible

God can do the impossible

God can do the impossible. Have faith. Pray. Ask Him to move the mountains in your life.

If you’re facing some difficulty in your life today, remember that nothing is too hard for God. He loves you and wants to help you, if you will pray and call upon the name of Jesus Christ. He will do a miracle on your behalf!

“God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” -Ephesians 3:20

“Jesus replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
http://www.COGMinistries.org

#FaithThatMovesMountains #GodCanDoMiracles #PrayInJesusName