Friday, April 28, 2006

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
-Charlotte Bronte

Psalm 43:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.


Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Trust in the LORD forever, for in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Psalm 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

What will make you happy? Will that new car make you happy? Will that new home make you happy? How about a new job? What about a new spouse, will that make you happy?
It seems that there is always "something else" that will make us happy.

Then, after we have obtained that new object of our affection, we find that the happiness was temporary and we must find something else to sustain our happiness.

The psalmist reminds us in this scripture that everlasting happiness is found only with God. God has promised us a joy that can never fade if we will only follow the path that He has made for us.

Today, don't strive too much for temporary happiness. Strive to obtain the eternal happiness that can only be found through Him.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/26/2006

Happiness doesn't depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have.
We can be happy with little and miserable with much.
William Dempster Hoard

Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/25/2006

Prayer has the power to change mountains into highways.
-Wesley L. Duewel

Matthew 21:21-22 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Thought for the Day 4/24/2006

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light to let your own shine.
-Bernard M. Baruch

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
-John Keith Falconer

Psalm 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/24/2006

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light to let your own shine.
-Bernard M. Baruch

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
-John Keith Falconer

Psalm 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Thought for the Day 4/24/2006

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light to let your own shine.
-Bernard M. Baruch

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
-John Keith Falconer

Psalm 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Thought for the Day 4/24/2006

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light to let your own shine.
-Bernard M. Baruch

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
-John Keith Falconer

Psalm 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Thought for the Day 4/24/2006

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light to let your own shine.
-Bernard M. Baruch

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
-John Keith Falconer

Psalm 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Thought for the Day 4/24/2006

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light to let your own shine.
-Bernard M. Baruch

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
-John Keith Falconer

Psalm 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Thought for the Day 4/24/2006

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light to let your own shine.
-Bernard M. Baruch

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
-John Keith Falconer

Psalm 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/21/2006

We can't do everything for everyone everywhere, but we can do something for someone somewhere.
--Richard L. Evans

James 2:15-17 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/20/2006

When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words, than my words be without heart.
-Lamar Boschman

Psalm 61:1-3 Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, And a strong tower from the enemy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/19/2006

No conflict is so severe as his who labors to subdue himself.
Thomas a Kempis

Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/18/2006

God will keep you.

Remember Psalm 27:14: Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!

God takes hold when we break down. We go as far as we can and then God takes hold when we can't go any farther.
A.P. Gouthey

Monday, April 17, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/17/2006

Rise heart; thy Lord is risen.
Sing his praise,
Without delays…
-George Herbert

Luke 24:5-6 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Psalm 22:1-5 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest.
Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. In You our fathers trusted; They trusted and You delivered them. To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed.


Psalms 22 is about Jesus on the cross. I encourage you to read Psalms 22 in its entirety to fully understand why this reference is made. This psalm is meant to show us that there are many times in our life when we feel that God has completely forgotten us - even though He has not.

Sometimes because of our suffering, we cannot see the "big picture" of God's plan. God has a plan for all of our lives. We may not understand why we must deal with the pain and distress but He has never forgotten us. He has never turned his back to us. Everything that happens is because of God's plan. The 4th verse of this scripture confirms that "Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them". Romans 8:28 tells us that "all things work together for good to them that love God".

Praise God today to know that you are a part of the "big picture", God's plan. Trust in that plan and know that everything you experience in this life has a purpose and a reason.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Thoguht for the Day 4/13/2006

"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Proverbs 15:13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/12/2006

You find what you look for in life.
If you look for the good, you will find it.
If you look for bad, you'll find that too.
Choose to see the good!
- James B. Richards

Romans 11:22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's kindness, if you continue in His kindness.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/11/2006

"There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down -- until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living."
--George Sheehan

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/10/2006

Laying down your arms, surrendering, saying you are sorry, realizing that you have been on the wrong track and getting ready to start life over again from the ground floor - that is the only way out of a hole.
-C.S. Lewis

Matthew 5:23-24 "Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering."

Friday, April 07, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/7/2006

Jesus Christ is not a security from storms. He is the perfect security in storms.
-Kathy Troccoli

Psalm 107:28-29 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.


Luke 8:23-24 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/6/2006

Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were.
--American Proverb

Always a valley before a hill.
--American Proverb

Psalms 94:12-13 Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD,
And teach out of Your law, that You may give him rest from the days of adversity.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/5/2006

May I know Thee more clearly,
love Thee more dearly,
and follow Thee more nearly, day by day.
-Richard of Chichester

1 Peter 1:7 -8 . . . .Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible . . .

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/4/2006

Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth;
help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
-Martin Luther

Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Thought for the Day 4/3/2006

Direction?

If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed.
Where are you headed?

John 14:6 Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Thought for the Day 4/1/2006

A fool in April is likely one year round.
MountainWings

Matthew 7:26-27 And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.