Friday, November 16, 2018

Thought for the Day 11/16/2018

Friday Tale: Unqualified:
If you've ever failed to qualify for something - 
or been disqualified from something - 
you know how discouraging it is to not be good enough. 
Romans 3:12 says we're all unqualified, 
or "worthless" on our own.

Thankfully, "the Lord never calls the qualified," 
as Henry Blackaby noted; instead 
"God qualifies the called."

God chooses and appoints us to go bear fruit for Him
(Eph. 2:10), and then empowers us to do it.
What impeccable qualifications!
~ Unknown

Now may the God of peace who brought
again from the dead our Lord Jesus,....
equip you with everything good that you may do His will,
working in us that which is pleasing in His sight,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.
~ Hebrews 13:20-21

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thought for the Day 11/15/2018

To be grateful for all life's blessings....
is the best condition for a happy life.
A joke, a good meal, a fine fall day, a work of art,
a human personality, a voice, a glance - BUT
this is not all. For there is another kind of gratitude.... 
the feeling that makes us thankful for suffering, 
for the hard and heavy things of life, 
for the deepening of our characters 
which perhaps only suffering can bring.
~ Thomas Mann

Through him then let us continually offer up a
sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit
of lips that acknowledge His name.
~ Hebrews 13:15

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thought for the Day 11/14/2018

Some people are always grumbling
because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
~ Alphonse Karr

And let the peace of Christ
rule in your hearts...
and be thankful.
~ Colossians 3:15