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Powerful Bible Verses

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, July 30, 2015, In : Daily Blog 
My next project I'm working on is a set of 10 bible verses that you can speak out to God as a reminder to yourself when you're down and out that no matter what, God is in control!



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Memorizing Scripture

Posted by Matt McCoy on Sunday, October 26, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
I can't emphasize this enough. If you can't lay in bed at night and quote many (let's say over 30) scripture in your head then something needs to change. Yes, i'm calling us christians out! There's no excuse when we can name every NFL player or ever reality TV show that airs on TV but we can't easily quote God's word. The Bible tells us to "hide the word in our heart that we might not sin against God."
This is vital. It's not an option, it's a command. 


Let's make a plan today to pick some scri...
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Looking for Daily Spiritual Challenges?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Monday, September 22, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Please "LIKE" the Acoustic Selection Facebook page for daily spiritual challenges and thoughts from Matt. 

Get to know Matt McCoy on a more personal level as he posts funny pictures, daily scripture or just general advice that has helped along the way. 
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Is Your Life Complete?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Friday, August 15, 2014, In : Daily Blog 

A question to ask yourself today, “Am I complete in Christ?”  People ask me all the time how I’m so happy all the time. They ask me how I have such a great marriage. They want to know why I can get along with literally anyone. The answer is simple. I am 100% complete in Christ. Everything, and I mean everything, I’ll ever need is found in Jesus Christ. The world can’t tell you that. It doesn’t sell books, it doesn’t make the movies, it doesn’t sound romantic. I was complete be...


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How Do You View Yourself?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
This question might seem easy to answer at first glance. Once your really dive into this question it forces you to see things at a deeper level. Check out this video as I go over looking at ourselves closer in order to treat others better and have a different perspective of our Heavenly Father. God bless!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hvzKAADGh4&list=UUugccYflnkdPyyujevjS1Ow

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Did Jesus Really Claim to be God?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
I hear this question asked often. Many people have said that Jesus only claims to be God in the book of John. They say in Matthew, Mark and Luke he simply is considered a prophet. This couldn't be further from the truth. Check out my pastor's blog post about this topic so if you ever hear this question proposed to an audience, you can easily defend who Christ really was. (Even though he in no way needs defended because He's the Creator of us all!)

http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2014/06/did-...
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Great Speakers Make Us Better

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, April 24, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
One of the things I highly recommend is to find great speakers to motivate, encourage and challenge you. People like Jim Rohn, Zig Zigler, and Les Brown to name a few have had a huge impact on my attitude and my professional and personal life. Here's a great seminar by Les Brown as an example.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxojMiN_0Fg

God bless!
Matt
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Can hate mail be a good thing?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, In : Daily Blog 


I've told my wife often that the biggest scare I have with my online ministry is getting into a habit of just witnessing and nurturing the Christ followers. Don't get me wrong, my personality is to encourage and there is nothing I love more than to lift up and brighten someone's day. Having that been said, I want to always be aware of the lost and dying world out there and I never want to be so inner circle focused that I lose site of my task to daily win others to Christ and his love for the...

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Using Downtime Wisely

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, April 3, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Some of the best advice I can give is learn to use downtime to grow as an individual. Not only can you use downtime to grow spiritually but intellectually as well. I have made a habit to keep a notebook/journal with me in my car so times like yesterday when I waited 2 hours for an oil change, I can prepare and grow.

The Bible says we are to number our days and count every moment. We need to constantly be working to make a better YOU.  A more attractive you is better for those around you and b...
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Bible Reading Plan

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
There's not much better use of our time than in God's word studying His truths. Join my wife and I in the month of April and May as we study the book of James, Matthew and Romans.



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Does God Want You Happy?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, In : Daily Blog 

The quick answer to this question is a simple Yes. The problem comes when the wrong things make us happy. We live in a society that places such a high value on wealth, fame, status, weather, health, entertainment, etc. This is NOT the way God designed us. We have let the distractions of this world take over in our lives and now we ultimately treasure the wrongs things.


Do you know you have EVERYTHING you need in Christ? Think about that for a minute. We don't have a lot in Christ, we don't jus...

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Seek First...

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : Daily Blog 

Over the past few weeks I have had the verse from Matthew 6 stuck in my head. "Seek First the Kingdom of Heaven"


Seek means, to go in search or quest of....to try to find or discover.

This is what God wants for us to do with our lives. Simply, SEEK him. 

The next part of the verse uses the word "first." God doesn't want our leftovers. As creator of the world, he gave us so many wonderful things here on Earth. Beautiful Nature Scenes, attractive people and friendships, a mind that is able to obta...

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Finally! Shirts and Piano DVD are here!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, March 13, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
I've had people asking me for over a year when the Acoustic Selection shirts would be available and when the Praise in 10 Days Piano DVD will be complete. I can finally say, "THEY"RE DONE!!"  Hallelujah!

The shirts are $20 bucks (plus shipping) and the DVD is $15 for just Piano or $20 for Piano + Guitar + Picks bundle pack.  Send the link to anyone who you think would be interested. 

Message me with any questions. Otherwise, swing over to the Shop tab http://www.acousticselection.com/shop.php a...

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We're ALL called to Fish!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Growing up I often heard people make the statement of "going into full-time ministry." Don't get me wrong, I do think some people are called to be full-time missionaries in other countries and some are called to be full-time pastors, etc. The problem with wording things in this way implies that other followers of Christ are simply getting a box checked to get into Heaven. As you know, this is not at all what God wants for our lives. When God saves us, he calls us all to fish. 

What do I mean b...
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What's in a Name?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
As the song "Your Name" says.

"Your name, is a strong and mighty tower.
Your name, is a shelter like no other,
Your name, let the nations sing it louder, 
cause nothing has the power to save but your name!"

Praise the Lord that we serve a God who sent his only son to bear the sin of the world, on a cross, that we can be free from Satan's power of us. We can now worship him forever and have a blessed and joy-filled life! Think about the sacrifice of the cross today and pledge to worship God with ev...

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What's Your Vision?

Posted by Matt McCoy on Monday, March 10, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
In Proverbs 29:18 Solomon tells us, "Where there is no vision, the people perish"

Our pastor spoke on this topic in church and it was a great wake up call for me. 

What is my vision? What do I want to see happen in my life? A better question, "What does God want to see happen with my life?"

I want to challenge you today to pray and ask God to give you a vision. Ask him to help show you the areas of your life that need his hand. Where can you serve today in the church? What are areas outside of t...
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Draw Nigh to God...

Posted by Matt McCoy on Saturday, March 8, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
This morning I woke up and immediately had this simple but very true verse on my mind.

Draw nigh unto God and he will draw nigh unto thee. (James 4:8 )

What does this mean? God is waiting for us to want to know him more. He's not pushy, he's not going to throw himself on us. He wants to help guide and speak to people who want to know him more. 

Whatever you're going through today, ask yourself, "Am I drawing nigh unto God?"

If you want to get a closer walk with the Lord, draw close to him. "Abide...

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It's Your Choice...

Posted by Matt McCoy on Friday, March 7, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
I heard an interesting quote today....we choose if we want the blessings of God from our obedience or the punishments from our disobedience.

Really has me thinking...




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Rejoice in the answer NO!

Posted by Matt McCoy on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Daily Blog 
Often we feel like God didn't answer our prayer if the answer was not the "yes" we anticipated or wanted. I have found I can pray so hard for things and God will tell me "NO." We must as Christians realize God works his plan on his watch, not ours. I'm praying I can learn to better accept God's answer to my prayer...even if it's not the one I want. Many answers we didn't like at first turn out much better later on. Keep the faith!


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