Friday, September 29, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/29/2006

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
-Anne Lamott

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalm 42:11

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/28/2006

Psalm 42:8 The LORD will command His loving-kindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.

God to enfold me,
God to surround me,
God in my speaking,
God in my thinking,
God in my sleeping,
God in my waking,
God in my watching,
God in my hoping.
-Traditional Celtic Prayer

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/27/2006

I am always content with what happens; for I know that what God chooses is better than what I chooses.
Epicetus

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
Philippians 4:11

Thought for the Day 9/27/2006

I am always content with what happens; for I know that what God chooses is better than what I chooses.
Epicetus

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
Philippians 4:11

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/26/2006

Hating people is like burning down your own house to try to get rid of a rat.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Luke 6:27-28

Monday, September 25, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/25/2006

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I have ever met.
Dwight L. Moody

Give us help from trouble, For vain is the help of man. Through God we will do valiantly.
Psalm 60:11-12

Friday, September 22, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/22/2006

Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal; regardless of circumstances or whatever other people say, think, or do.
-Paul Meyer

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/21/2006

Our greatest weapon is prayer.
Our greatest enemy is self.
Unknown

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:36

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/20/2006

Only when we have knelt before God, can we stand before men.
Unknown

O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man." Now I was the cupbearer to the king.
Nehemiah 1:11

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/19/2006

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
~Thomas Hughes


I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
~Thomas Edison


A friend is truthful, even if it sometimes hurts. Proverbs 27:17

Monday, September 18, 2006

There is only one real way to attain success, and that is to be in the will of God.
Unknown

Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
Joshua 1:7-8

The only times Success is mentioned in the Bible is intertwined with following God and His Word.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/15/2006

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
-Charles Swindoll

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Proverbs 8:17

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/14/2006

Inside the will of God there is no failure. Outside the will of God there is no success.
-Bernard Edinger

Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul. I cried out to You, O LORD: I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
Psalm 142:4-5

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/13/2006

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Dr. Robert Anthony

No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him - the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough - that he should live on forever and not see decay. Psalm 49:7-9

It is each of our own responsibility to believe and follow God in our life - we can't blame others for our own attitude.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/12/2006

Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?
Zig Ziglar

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

... be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:23-24

Thought for the Day 9/11/2006

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens

Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Friday, September 08, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/8/2006

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Allen

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

Where are your thoughts taking YOU today?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/7/2006

It is worse to be sick in the soul than in body.
Polish Proverb

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/6/2006

There's no thief like a bad book.
Italian Proverb

Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
1 Corinthians 15:33

Forsake foolishness and live, and go in the way of understanding.
Proverbs 9:6

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/5/2006

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:27

Being a disciple, takes discipline.

Thought for the Day 9/4/2006

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows - how, he himself does not know.
The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.
Mark 4:26-29

Friday, September 01, 2006

Thought for the Day 9/1/2006

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
-Zig Ziglar

Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
-Hebrews 3:1, 14