Annie's January Bible Verses Page

"Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast
summer and winter."
~Psalm 74:17~

Verse A Day for January
This month you will find a Thought for the Day
and the "Learn about A Christian Life in History" selection.
"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits"
~Psalm 68:19~

January 1st
Bible Verse:
Ecclesiastes 3:11 - "He has made everything beautiful in its time."
Thought: "Teach us to escape the worries of this world, to live and rest
in You." ~~Harriet Crosby~~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": George Mueller had a love
of orphans.

January 2nd
Bible Verse:
Numbers 6:24-26 - "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD
make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn
his face toward you and give you peace."
Thought: "Sleeping on the hearth of the living world, yawning at
home before the fire of life feeling the presence of the living God
like a great reassurance a deep calm in the heart a presence...."
D. H. Lawrence 1885 - 1930
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": John Bunyan (1628-1688)
author of Pilgrim's Progress.

January 3rd
Bible Verse:
Psalm 90:12 - "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
Thought: "God has no problems, only plans." ~~Corrie ten Boom~~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Visit their site and choose one for yourself today.

January 4th
Bible Verse:
Psalms 18:36 - "You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn."
Thought: "If you are not doing the task that is closest to you now, which God has engineered into your life, when the crisis comes, instead of being fit for battle, you will be revealed as being unfit. Crises always reveal a person's true character." ~~Oswald Chambers~~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Martin Luther (1483-1546) one who was considered a heretic.

January 5th
Bible Verse:
Psalms 25:12 - "Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him."
Thought: "If you have only come as far as asking God for things, you have never come to the point of understanding the least bit of what surrender really means." ~~Oswald Chambers~~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Fanny Crosby was a famous Hymn writer.

January 6th
Bible Verse:
Matthew 6:34 - "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself."
Thought: "Spend one hour a day in adoration of the Lord and you'll be all right." ~~Mother Teresa~~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) A Heart for China's Millions

January 7th
Bible Verse:
Proverbs 10:7 - "The memory of the righteous is a blessing."
Thought: "If our confidence in God had to depend upon our confidence in any human person, we would be on shifting sand." ~~Francis Schaeffer~~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": William Tyndale God's Outlaw and Fugitive for Biblical Faith

January 8th
Bible Verse:
Matthew 24:30 - "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory."
Thought: "Without murmur, uncomplaining, In His hand, Leave whatever things thou canst not Understand. ~Karl Rudolph Hagenbach~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Gladys Aylward a missionary to China. She Wouldn't Take No for an Answer

January 9th
Bible Verse:
Jeremiah 33:3 - "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
Thought: "No matter how much or how little one must endure, everyone finds suffering unpleasant. An irksome housefly can momentarily rob a person of joy every bit as much as a broken leg in a cast." ~Joni~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Teenager Mary Jones was motivated and she made a major difference.

January 10th
Bible Verse:
Psalms 55:22 - "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
Thought: "To accept God's sovereignty is one more necessary surrender" ~Jan Johnson~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Elizabeth Fry ~ Why Mrs. Fry Willingly Went to Prison

January 11th
Bible Verse:
Job 23:10 - "But he knoweth the way that I take; when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold."
Thought: "Courage is firmly facing difficulties and obstacles, knowing God has promised to be with you." ~Millie Stamm~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Cyrus Ingersoll Scofield 1843 - 1921

January 12th
Bible Verse:
Colossians 1:10 - "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;"
Thought: "Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age." ~Elliot Paul~ and "Is any merry? Let him sing psalms." ~James 5:13~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Hannah More -She Was Apostle to Both Prominent and the Poor

January 13th
Bible Verse:
Proverbs 31:30 - "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."
Thought: "For some, transformation comes quickly, but for most of us, the changes are gradual." ~Florence Littauer~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Isaac Newton Stories behind Great Scientist

January 14th
Bible Verse:
Psalms 119:76 - "May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant."
Thought: "Teach me how to know death and go on with life. Teach me how to love life and not fear death." ~Judith Viorst~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Isaac Watts - Church Music

January 15th
Bible Verse:
Isaiah 51:11 - "Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning shall flee away."
Thought: "Forgiveness breaks pain's grip on our minds and opens the door to heal the hurt and create a new beginning." ~Lewis Smedes~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": John Wycliffe Reformation Morningstar

January 16th
Bible Verse:
Philippians 4:6-7 - "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Thought: "When we need its safety, God's Word is a place to hide. When we desire direction, God's Word is a guide."
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Teenage Anna Nitschmann Leads Her People into Greater Commitment to Christ

January 17th
Bible Verse:
Psalms 5:11 - "But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you."
Thought: "Prayer is not a lovely sedan for a sight-seeing trip around the city. Prayer is a truck that goes straight to the warehouse, backs up, loads, and comes home with the goods....." ~John R. Rice~
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Reformation John Calvin (1509-1564)

January 18th
Bible Verse:
Matthew 24:44 - "Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh."
Thought: If the Lord came back tonight would you be ready? Would He say to you "Well done thy Good and Faithful Servant? Take today to look at how you are sharing your faith with others. Jesus told us to "Feed His Sheep"! What are you feeding them?
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Constantine Tischendorf noted German Biblical scholar saved a critically important Greek Bible manuscript from being carelessly burned.

January 19th
Bible Verse:
James 3:17 - "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."
Thought: Ponder your words in your mind, before you speak them today. Make them peaceable, gentle, and full of mercy.
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Ann Hasseltine Judson ~ First American Woman Missionary

January 20th
Bible Verse:
Isaiah 1:18 - "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
Thought: You don't need to carry you past baggage around with you. After a while it will get really heavy. So leave it at foot of the Cross. Then you can walk away with your load lightened and your heart forgiven.
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": French Scientist Blaise Pascal Finds God and the Answer to Life's Deepest Mystery

January 21st
Bible Verse:
Isaiah 58:11 - "And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."
Thought: 1 Peter 3:15 says "Be ready always, to give an answer, to everyone that asketh you the reason, for the hope that is in you with meekness and with fear". Are you ready to give an answer? Do you know how to lead another to your Saviour? Can others see the hope in you?
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": William Carey's Amazing Mission No Obstacle Too Great

January 22nd
Bible Verse:
Psalm 5:11 - "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee."
Thought: There is another verse on JOY that says it is our strength. But read the verse: Nehemiah  8:10  " for the joy of the Lord is your strength" What is your strength? What is your Joy?
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": 1843-1890 Neesima Shimeta: A Joseph for Japan

January 23rd
Bible Verse:
Psalms 5:3 - "In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."
Thought: If today you found out you had 6 months to live .......... what would you do?
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Johann Kepler Letting the Heavens Declare the Glory of God

January 24th
Bible Verse:
Proverbs 16:9 - "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."
Thought: Have you planned your life so much, that you can't listen to the Lord's direction and leading? You have to be quiet to hear the Lord's still small voice. Remember to listen for it.
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Robert Boyle: Father of Modern Chemistry

January 25th
Bible Verse:
Jeremiah 9:24 - "but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD."
Thought: You are not alone!!! Cry out to the Lord in prayer. He is waiting and He hears your prayers.
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Lord Kelvin: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

January 26th
Bible Verse:
Proverbs 20:11 - "Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right."
Thought: What did your actions say about you today?
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Constantine Tischendorf - noted German Biblical scholar saved a critically important Greek Bible manuscript from being carelessly burned.

January 27th ~ Happy Birthday Debbie~
Bible Verse: Proverbs 6:16-19 - "There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers."
Thought: We attain more, in any situation, with honey than with vinegar. Are we drawing people to the Lord with honey?
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Michael Faraday: At Play in the Fields of the Lord

January 28th
Bible Verses:
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear" 1 Peter 3:15
"Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." Colossians 4:6
"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 16:1
Thought: You have just been judged wrongly and harshly by a "Christian". What do you do and say?
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Theologian Bonhoeffer Executed on Order from Hitler

January 29th
Bible Verse:
1 Peter 4:10 - "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."
Thought: Do you know what your own personal gifts and talents from the Lord are? Are you using them to serve the Lord? If you don't know what your gifts are, ask the Lord to show you. If you are not using them at all, ponder and pray about what the Lord would have you do. Remember to listen to the "Still Small Voice of the Lord".
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Peter Cartwright Perhaps America's Most Colorful Country Preacher

January 30th
Bible Verse:
Mark 13:31 - "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away."
Thought: Study and Read the Word of God on a regular basis. If you haven't memorized scripture how can the Lord bring them to mind and heart when you need them. Remember that when Jesus was tempted in the Wilderness, but without sin, He used the word of God to rebuke satan. You need to read the scripture so you will know when it is being twisted and misused. (.Luke 4)
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Charles Wesley: Heart of the Evangelical Revival

January 31st
Bible Verse:
Psalms 32:7 - "You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance."
Thought: When everything seems to be closing in around you, remember that the Lord will protect you and He is your Hiding Place. A prayer doesn't have to be lengthy just a few words will do.
"Learn about A Christian Life in History": Perpetua and Felicitas ~ Laity Martyr 200 A.D.

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