Jeff Kusner

Proverbs 03:21-24

Posted on June 28, 2010

My child, hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you. They will provide you with life - a pleasant and happy life. You can go safely on your way and never even stumble. You will not be afraid when you go to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night.

Proverbs 03:21-24 (GNT)

Comment: Wisdom guides us through life, keeps us from temptation so that we can walk in confidence and without fear. We are protected by the one that never sleeps.

Proverbs 01:33

Posted on June 23, 2010

But whoever listens to me will have security. He will be safe, with no reason to be afraid.

Proverbs 01:33 (GNT)

Comment: When we seek and follow the counsel of God we are assured of being safe from evil and have no reason to fear it.

Matthew 09:22

Posted on June 18, 2010

Jesus turned. He saw the woman and said, "Don't worry! You are now well because of your faith." At that moment she was healed.

Matthew 09:22 (CEV)

Comment: When we approach Christ in faith & love, with a firm hope in the promise, Christ is able to comfort us through even our most private fears.

Matthew 09:02

Posted on June 13, 2010

Some people soon brought to him a crippled man lying on a mat. When Jesus saw how much faith they had, he said to the crippled man, "My friend, don't worry! Your sins are forgiven."

Matthew 09:02 (CEV)

Comment: Regardless of our difficulties we can be free from worry and free of criticism. We rejoice in Christ and the forgiveness of sin.

How To Be Happy

Posted on June 9, 2010

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

-- Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)

On June 8th, 2010 I visited the Honey Run Waterfall in Knox County, Ohio. We just came off a week of rain so I figured the water would be flowing pretty good.   It was a beautiful day with barely a breeze, perfect for leaving the shutter open a couple seconds to capture the water flowing. A couple of locals stopped by with some of their friends visiting from out of town. One said he grew up in the area and used to walk the nearby road with his brother every day for 15 years, never knowing the falls were here. They heard the sound of water but never thought to open their eyes to it. Kind of brings a couple of verses to mind...

Psalm 119:18 (NIV) - Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

Ephesians 1:18-23 (NIV) - I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

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Matthew 08:25-27

Posted on June 5, 2010

The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!" He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"

Matthew 08:25-27 (TNIV)

Comment: Christ answers the prayers of those that call Him Lord. He is able to calm our fear and strengthen our faith in the most turbulent circumstance.

Matthew 06:31-33

Posted on June 1, 2010

Don't worry and say, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' The people who don't know God keep trying to get these things, and your Father in heaven knows you need them.  Seek first God's kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.

Matthew 06:31-33 (NIRV)

Comment: Our Father knows our needs and is able to supply all, so trust in His wisdom and power to provide, and leave it to the unbeliever to be anxious about worldy things, for they do not know God.