Posts Tagged ‘ daniel m klem ’

VerseD: Galatians 5:24

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:24, ESV

We mortify out flesh, that is we willingly give up our sinful desires, putting them on the cross with Christ, finding our identity and desires in Hum alone.

VerseD: James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

James 3:13, ESV

A wise person knows that that strength is shown through kindness and love, as our Lord showed by becoming a man and dying on a cross.

May we have the Lord’s wisdom, strength, and love by the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 16:34

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:34, ESV

God is good all the time, and He always loves.

Let us give thanks that He lavishes His love and goodness on us through the cross and His Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Philippians 2:5

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus

Philippians 2:5, ESV

We are being transformed into Christ-likeness, wanting what He wants, doing what He wants to do in this world.

Rather than seeking out own glory and comfort, we should be seeking the glory of God while taking the gospel to the list of the world.

A “Golden” Anniversary

Normally, I have a new picture of my wife and me from the past 48 hours before this post.

2009 – Ireland

Unfortunately, my wonderful wife of 13 years today has had to deal with an old man, as I threw out my back this last week and spent most of the time in bed or my recliner.

While I am quickly on the mend (relatively speaking), my wonderful wife has had to take care of me quite a bit. She has done well covering some of the “for worse” and usually having a smile.

Therefore, as June 13 comes along with our 13th anniversary, it feels a little like I prematurely entered my golden years. 🙃

Fortunately, we have made it 13 years, mostly having fun, relying on God, and loving each other.

I am so grateful for the gift God has given me in Mrs. Klem. She sometimes claims I am the better half, but I can attest (on my completely unbiased blog) that she is the better half.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, my love, and I pray the next 13 years are as good together (or better) as the first 13, Lord willing and unless Christ returns!

VerseD: Romans 12:10

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:10, ESV

This life can be tough, so let us encourage each other in the love of Christ by loving each other in words and service to God’s glory.

VerseD: Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Isaiah 43:2, ESV

This world can be overwhelming, death and suffering terrifying, the fear of Hell debilitating.

But Christ has redeemed us, and by His Spirit we are comforted. Our hope is in Him and eternity with Him, so that our worries and fears are diminished in light of His glory.

VerseD: Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10, ESV

The ultimate good work was Christ dying on the cross for our sins. We ought to sacrifice of ourselves to take that news to others, helping them get through this life (especially when considering this really may be their best life now!)

VerseD: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17, ESV

God has revealed His Word to us – both our Old and New Testaments – to help us grow more Christ-like and affect our world for His glory.

VerseD: 1 Peter 5:6

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you

1 Peter 5:6, ESV

Just as Christ humbled Himself to become a Man and die for us, we, too, should humble ourselves for the sake of the Gospel, to share with others why we are willing to look shameful and foolish for their salvation.

Remember: doormats can help clean feet. They can also be fancy. It is the glory of the Homeowner that we seek.