Bible Verse of the Day

15Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-15-17

Luke 10:37 (NKJV) 37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Showing mercy each day is a great way to live. It's so fulfilling.

We should make sure that we are there for others. We shouldn't ignore the fact that they are going through a hard season. But we should make every attempt to be there for them if they need us.

If we would just help each other, reach out even if it is inconvenient for us, it will make this world a better place.

We all have a busy life. There are always going to be those things we need to get done, but that is no excuse.

Now, sometimes we can't physically be there for someone for various reasons. But, being there for them through prayer is powerful.

That's right. James 5:16 (NKJV) says that fervent prayer avails much. So, if we can't physically be there, don't dismiss it. Pray. We are doing much through our prayers!

And there are other ways as well. We can call, we can email and we can text! We can send a card, a gift, flowers, etc. There are so many ways we can reach a person nowadays. It's actually harder to think of a way not to reach them.

God may be laying someone on our heart right now to reach out to. Don't ignore it. Take the step and do something kindhearted. You will make a difference in their life today.

Dear God in Heaven,

Please show me who it is You want me to reach out to today and how to do it. Help me to make this a part of my daily walk. I'm willing.

Help me Lord to be sensitive to You and Your promptings, so that I can make a difference in someone's life by showing them Your mercy.

In Jesus' name I ask. Amen.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

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14Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-14-17

Matthew 5:16 (NKJV) 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Today we are praising God for you. Your life, your walk with Him, and your diligence. For trying to do what is right, and for your steadfast, fervent prayers!

We praise God for every prayer you pray for someone that drives you crazy, or has offended you in some way. And, instead of holding a grudge, you get on your knees and you ask God to help you to love them.

We give God the glory for the times when you walk away from something that is aimed at you, to bring hurt or pain. But instead, you know you need to keep your mouth quiet and wait for God to take care of it.

We thank God for the times when you see things going on. And, instead of walking away and sweeping it under the carpet, you stand up. And you put your reputation on the line because you know you need to do the right thing, And by doing so, you're going to feel the repercussions from it.

We give Him praise for every time you turn the TV off, get off the internet and put your phone on silent, to bow your head and spend time with God.

And for every time you give, when you yourself are in need. You put a smile on God's face.

You need to know that you are doing a great work!

You are in our prayers. We love you all.

And know that wonderful things are happening all around you. You are making a difference.

Glory be to God!!

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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13Dec/172

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-13-17

Ephesians 2:11 (NLT) 11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts.

Our salvation in Christ was once something that nobody could even imagine, never mind comprehend it.

The Jews looked down upon anyone who wasn't Jewish. Gentiles were outsiders. We weren't worthy to think that we could ever approach God or be considered one of His children.

Little did anyone know, though, that God had a plan for us, to bring us into His kingdom and give us the opportunity to be called His children!

When Jesus breathed his last breath, the veil of the temple was torn in two, giving us direct access to the Father!

Mark 15:38 (NKJV) 38 Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

The death of Jesus bought us, through the shedding of His blood, and we now have the opportunity to become His children.

John 1:12 (NKJV) 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name...

What an awesome God we serve, with unlimited compassion and unconditional love for us.

Consider this today, and let it put a smile on your face every time you think of it.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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12Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-12-17

Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV) 13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

What happens when we ignore something we know we need to address? It gets worse. It grows. It gets a stronger grip on us. And it can cause distractions, keeping us from moving forward.

Why? Because when we let it linger, we let it get the best of us.

Don't get us wrong. There are times when we need to let things be and let it have time to work itself out. But today we are focusing on those things we know we need to address.

Maybe it's an employee, a family member, or a friend. For ministers, priests or pastors, maybe it's a situation within the congregation, etc. Or maybe it is something within our own personal situation that we need to deal with.

Whatever it may be, if God is prompting us to look closely at it, we must take it to heart and seek Him as to how to deal with it. Ask Him, "what steps do we take, Lord?".

If we continue to let it go and we ignore it, with the hope that it will pass or go away, that is not likely to happen. Things that God puts on our hearts or opens our eyes to see, most times are the very things we need to pray about and deal with.

God is faithful to help guide us and walk us through it. We just have to be willing.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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11Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-11-17

James 4:13-14 (NKJV) 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

Today we got word that our nephew had passed away. He was in his early 30s. He had been battling cancer for several months. And now his fight was over. He went home to be with Jesus.

We don't write this to ask for sympathy or for anyone to mourn his passing. But as a reminder that life is precious, and it is very short. For some, it is shorter than for others.

Not a single one of us is guaranteed that we will have a tomorrow. Yet, so many times we tend to live like we have decades ahead of us.

We plan so many things, sometimes years in advance. We put off spending time with our loved ones because we think we will do it "later, when we have time". We treat life like tomorrow is promised to us and guaranteed to arrive right on schedule.

But here's the honest truth. Tomorrow will arrive. The sun will rise again in the morning. But neither you nor I are promised that we will be here to see it.

Our lives are like a vapor, like the morning mist that is here for only a short time and then fades away and is gone.

So, we encourage you to cherish today. We need to take advantage of the time we have here and not squander it away on meaningless activities.

Love those that God has placed in your life. Forgive and seek forgiveness. Help others and allow others to help you, if needed.

And while we're here on earth, let us be like beacons of God's light, shining on all those we come into contact with.

Shine brightly while we're here.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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10Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – Holding Onto Hope – 12-10-17

Greetings in Jesus' name! 

Change is constant. And some of the changes that come can cause us to lose hope and get discouraged. But we're here today to tell you to keep holding onto your hope! 

We just published a new video on this topic. And we hope you will take a few minutes to watch it. 

Please click here to watch the video now. 

As we face uncertainty in our lives it can sometimes feel like we've been hit very hard. Sometimes it can feel like we've had the wind knocked out of us. 

Please click here to watch the video now. 

But God has made provision for us to be encouraged through the people He places around us. He wants us to be encouraged! 

Please click here to watch the video now. 

This video is a casual heart to heart talk from us to you. We hope you will let God speak to you as you watch and listen. 

Sincerely in Christ, 

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie 

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808 

401-315-0902

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9Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-9-17

Genesis 6:9 (NKJV) 9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

Noah walked with God. What a way to live this life here on earth.

Did Noah wait until he got to heaven to walk with God? No way! He walked with Him here.

We all need to walk daily with God. That means we need to make room for Him. That means we need to stop trying to walk on our own, by ourselves, for ourselves and in and of ourselves.

There are many Christians today that, even though God is their Father and they are His child, still have a problem with letting God in on their life.

They feel that life is theirs until they get to Heaven. Then and only then God can have them.

That is not how it is intended to be. Of course, it can be that way if that is our will. But think about this; is that really what we want?

Do we want God in our life only when we need Him? Or do we want to walk daily with Him, like Noah did?

Some may mistakenly take this verse as saying God walked with Noah because he was a just man; Because he was perfect in his generation. But, Noah became this man from his relationship and his walk with God.

This man, Noah, was human. He had faults of his own, just like you and I. But by walking with God he became this man.

Noah and God had a relationship. And we can all have that, simply by walking humbly, following His word, and trusting and believing in His Son, Jesus Christ. Don't wait to get to Heaven. know Him now, every day.

Micah 6:8 (NKJV) 8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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8Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-8-17

Job 12:13 (NKJV) 13 “With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.

How are we about stepping out and doing something outside of our comfort zone? Do we get nervous and not want to make a move? Do we get excited and start running with it?

We can't let nervousness stop us from putting one foot in front of the other. And we can't let excitement cause us to take off running before we have God's plan or strategy.

When we know God has opened a door for us, but we have no idea how or what to do, how do we handle it?

Are the finances not there to make it work? Or maybe the time and labor we need to put into it just isn't there? Sometimes we will even ponder on the fact that we don't have the knowledge to pull it off.

In situations like these, we feel inadequate in a lot of areas, causing us to become overwhelmed and intimidated.

These are all normal things we think about, and they will cause us to get nervous.

So, what do we do?

First and foremost, we seek God for His wisdom and understanding for the thing He has put before us.

This doesn't mean He will come and lay it all out for us all at once. But, seeking His wisdom for the first step to take, and the timing of it, is of the utmost importance.

Keep it simple. One step at a time.

Sometimes He will give us vision for the project, but it's not necessary for us to take off with it all at once. We need to hold it dear to our hearts, and walk accordingly, by moving prayerfully.

Our prayers are with you, and if you are in need of pastoral guidance, feel free to contact us by phone or email at any time.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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7Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-7-17

Romans 12:2 (NKJV) 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

We all tend to carry ourselves a certain way. We present a picture or an image to those around us. And, most times, we will try to present a picture of what we want people to see, not what's really there.

We want people to think we have it all together, with no problems, no fears, no doubts and no sin.

For some reason, we have become afraid of what people might think of us. We hide the struggles that we go through, worried that if anyone knew what was going on inside of us, they would reject us or think of us as being less "spiritual".

This is a problem in the world, but it shouldn't be present in the body of Christ.

The world spends way too much time trying to keep up with each other. Our appearance, our possessions, our happiness and many other things are all presented to everyone else in a way that will try to impress them. More than that, we want everyone to think our life is perfect.

As followers of Christ, the only concern we should have with how others perceive us is whether we represent Christ honorably and favorably to those around us.

Honesty is something we have abandoned when it comes to our struggles and the battles we fight individually. And there's a good reason for this.

Corporately, we have fallen into the habit of judging each other. We are quick to throw stones, condemning someone because of their faults, while being very far away from "having it all together" ourselves.

Perfection belongs to only One. Perfection is not required, nor expected from us.

Yes, we are called to live righteous lives and to pursue holiness.

1 Peter 1:16 (NKJV) 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

But we are not expected or required to be perfect. We are works in progress, constantly being shaped and molded by our Father in heaven. We fall down. But we get back up and we move forward.

And until we actually complete our journey here on earth, and stand before God himself, we need to continue to look to the Author and finisher of our faith, and trust Him to smooth off those rough edges and help guide our feet on the path He has set before us.

Just as we ourselves are not perfect, neither are those around us. So, we need not try to present ourselves as being perfect any more than we should expect perfection from others.

And, in the meantime, becoming speck examiners should not be part of our resume'.

Matthew 7:3 (NKJV) 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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6Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-6-17

Job 5:17 (NKJV) 17 “Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

When God brings correction, we know it. The only time we don't know what God is saying to us is when we get stubborn and refuse to listen.

There are times when we are not sure of the steps we need to take and we just need more time for Him to unfold it. That's different, and it's OK for us to take the time needed to get His direction and understanding.

But sometimes we deliberately don't hear or receive God's correction. Because deep down we know it's going to cost us something or go against what we want to be doing. This is called having ears, but not hearing.

Mark 8:18 (NKJV) 18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?

We prefer to be doing what we want to do. We prefer to be doing things the way we are used to doing them. And we like it that way.

We ignore God's promptings, words, and His reminders that come through the scriptures.

Have we ever been in this place? It's uncomfortable, frustrating and makes for a miserable time.

It's not hard to know what we are doing when we are ignoring God. We will feel it, we will see it and we will know it.

Our hearts will tell us something's wrong. Our attitude changes. We get hard, prideful and arrogant. And sometimes we are nasty to those around us, those we work with, those we live with and those that we love.

Our hearts change when we ignore God's correction. We become a different person. Kind of like a cold, hard stone.

But we don't have to stay like that. We can come to God, repent and receive His correction at any time. His correction will fix us back up and help us to walk the path He has for us. And we will be blessed.

Psalm 94:12 (NKJV) 12 Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, And teach out of Your law...

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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5Dec/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 12-5-17

Proverbs 29:25 (NKJV) 25 The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

Are we afraid of man? Do we walk around, fearful of what people may try to do to us if we don't do what they say, or act the way they want us to act? If so, we may live our lives doing everything we can to please them, even if it is something we know we shouldn't be doing.

Many people live like this and don't even realize it. More than we would expect, including people we would never expect it from.

What does fear of man do? It gives people control over us. It puts them in charge.

When we are afraid of man, we lose our identity. We walk in intimidation and fear daily, and we are at their beck and call.

There will be times when we know we should speak up, stand up or walk out, etc., but we feel paralyzed and unable to do so.

We've allowed this fear of man to dominate us and control us. If we give man the upper hand, he will take it.

Let God deliver us and help us get free from the fear of man today.

Dear God in Heaven,

I come to You today and ask for forgiveness for my fear of man. I ask You to help me and deliver me from this fear. I am willing to take the steps You have for me and I no longer want to live this way. But instead, I put every bit of my trust in You.

I rebuke the spirit of fear and his attack against me, in Jesus' name. I am no longer in bondage to him, but claim my freedom to speak up, to stand up, to walk where I need to walk and to make the right decisions.

Show me how to stand firm Lord, as I want to live by Your strength every day. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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