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On the Periphery of Death by Ta'Wand

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog: Daily Scripture Reading ~1 Thessalonians 2:4-5 ~ @tawandtalk

1 Thessalonians 2:4-5

The Message (MSG)

No Hidden Agendas

3-5 God tested us thoroughly to make sure we were qualified to be trusted with this Message. Be assured that when we speak to you we’re not after crowd approval—only God approval. Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and the Message are free of error, mixed motives, or hidden agendas. We never used words to butter you up. No one knows that better than you. And God knows we never used words as a smoke screen to take advantage of you.

Monday, October 15, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog: Daily Scripture Reading ~ Matthew 20:26-27 ~ @tawandtalk

Matthew 20:26-27

The Message (MSG)
24-28 When the ten others heard about this, they lost their tempers, thoroughly disgusted with the two brothers. So Jesus got them together to settle things down. He said, “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served—and then to give away his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage.”

Friday, October 12, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog: Daily Scripture Reading ~ Romans 12:2-4 ~ @tawandtalk

Romans 12:2-4

The Message (MSG)

Place Your Life Before God

12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog: Daily Scripture Reading ~ 1 Samuel 16:7 ~ @tawandtalk

1 Samuel 16:7

The Message (MSG)
But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.”

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog: Daily Scripture Reading ~ Philippians 4:6 ~ @tawandtalk

Philippians 4:6

The Message (MSG)
6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Monday, October 8, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog ~ New Testament School of Theology {Founder/President: Prophetess Dr. Felicia Williams Redmon}

Founder/President: Prophetess Dr. Felicia Williams Redmon

#TaWandTalk Blog: Daily Scripture Reading ~ Matthew 6:26 ~ @tawandtalk

Matthew 6:26

The Message (MSG)
25-26 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

Friday, September 28, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog: Daily Scripture Reading ~ Psalm 1 ~ @tawandtalk

Psalm 1

New King James Version (NKJV)
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
    Nor stands in the path of sinners,
    Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
    Planted by the rivers of water,
    That brings forth its fruit in its season,
    Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

#TaWandTalk Blog: William McDowell - Send Me @tawandtalk

Dear Ones,

I am praying for us now, as I prepare for AM Worship. God bless, you & your precious family. ~ Peace be unto you, Ta'Wand (Rom 12:18)