Archive for the Our Daily Bread Category

Control… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , , on September 21, 2020 by paulthepoke

Control is an ugly weapon. A person will use it to make you believe that nobody will love you & care about you like they do. Then they will use it to break you down to make you believe you can’t exist without them. They need you to depend on them. Truth is, they are weak & do not know how to love. Do not allow anyone to control you. Stop thinking you can change them, you can’t. Know your worth…

Have a worthy week my friends!!!

Titus 3:10-11 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

Romans 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

Support One Another… Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , , on August 31, 2020 by paulthepoke

Jealousy, envy, & selfishness are of the same family that poison your relationships & steal your joy. Don’t allow these to consume you. Don’t allow those that show these to control your life. Always be happy for others & keep your circle full of those that are genuinely happy for you. This life isn’t a competition, want good for everyone.

James 3:16 For where jealousy & selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder & every vile practice.

Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Have a selfless week my friends!!!

Relationship Deposits… Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags on August 23, 2020 by paulthepoke

In any relationship, you get out of it what you put into it. You can’t keep making withdrawals without making deposits at the bank. So why would you expect a relationship to work any different? Make sure you are building your relationship up with deposits.

Luke 6:38. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.

Have a giving week my friends!!!

Faith & Prayer… Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2020 by paulthepoke
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With faith & prayer, everything always works out. Not always the way you think it will, but the way it’s supposed to be. Worrying & being anxious won’t change anything & only holds you back. The stress you cause yourself from being anxious is not healthy. Put your trust in God.

Proverbs 12:25. Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Matthew 6:27. And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to your life span?

Have a worry free week my friends!!!

Love… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags on August 9, 2020 by paulthepoke

The word “love” is written in the bible 310 times in the King James Version & 551 times New International Version. Seems like it must be a pretty important action since it’s mentioned so many times in the Book of life. We definitely need more love in this world. Are you showing love enough?

Love more… Have a loving week my friends!!!

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Fearless… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , on August 2, 2020 by paulthepoke

Here lately, the word fear keeps popping in my head. I tend to overthink too often & that leads to fear. I’m afraid of failure. Afraid of hurt. Afraid because my plans for life haven’t exactly worked out. I have to remind myself to trust in God. There are many scriptures that remind us of his love & to trust Him & His plan. He is a good father. Don’t be afraid.

Have a fearless week my friends!!!

Psalm 56:3. When I am afraid, I put trust in you.

Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.

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Choose Kindness… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on July 26, 2020 by paulthepoke

In a world full of hate, I choose love & kindness. Those who are kind will be rewarded. They will gain love & respect, which is equal to riches to me.

Ephesians 4:12. Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgive one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Proverbs 11:17. A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Have a week of kindness my friends!!!

Fear Not! Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , on March 18, 2020 by paulthepoke

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power & love & self control.

Fear will not control me! Why make yourself sick with worry & fear? Trust in God & lean into Him. The enemy uses fear to try & defeat us, but the words “fear not” are used in the Bible over 80 times. God wants us to trust Him & bring peace into our hearts.

Use some common sense & pray & we will get through this.

Matthew 10:31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Relationship Killers and Choosing Love… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2019 by paulthepoke

Thinking about my post I shared from a few years back, if you truly want a relationship to work you can NOT be selfish, controlling, or jealous. Those 3 things are what pop in my head immediately because I see it way too often. These 3 things are poison to a relationship. Each person needs their own identity, not just so & so’s wife or so & so’s husband. If one feels they aren’t trusted & not valued, their heart will slowly withdraw from the relationship.

If you want happiness in a relationship, Give without expectations. Trust wholeheartedly. Listen with sincerity. Forgive easily. Love unselfishly. Be proud of your partner. Do not place blame. Do not point out faults. Make their happiness as important as your own. Want every day to be a little better. Give them space when needed. Hold them close when needed. Never stop dating. Don’t be too proud to seek counsel or attend a marriage seminar. Seek God together.

Make your relationship amazing…. Have a happy week my friends!!!

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy… Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Culture, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on June 16, 2019 by paulthepoke

Worry & stress suck the happiness from our lives. I’ve figured out that things usually always work out just as they should, in God’s timing. Jesus said in Matthew 6, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

In other words, He’s got us covered. Stop trying to control & force things. After all, it’s God who is in control. Be patient & wait on His blessings. Realizing this will bring amazing peace…

Have a blessed week my friends!!!

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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