Friday, March 30, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/30/2007

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance,
and obsequious attendance,
but sincerity and truth were not;
and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump,
just as you are in fact unleavened.
For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.
Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven,
nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/29/2007

Tomorrow's plans I do not know,
I only know this minute;
But He will say, "This is the way,
By faith walk ye in it."
unknown

He also struck down all the firstborn in their land,
The first fruits of all their vigor.Then
He brought them out with silver and gold,
And among His tribes there was not one who stumbled.
And He brought forth His people with joy,
His chosen ones with a joyful shout.
Psalm 105:36, 39, 42, 43

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/28/2007

Faith
sees the invisible,
believes the incredible,
and receives the impossible.
unknown

The LORD wrought wonders before their fathers
In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
He divided the sea and caused them to pass through,
And He made the waters stand up like a heap.
Psalm 78:12-13

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/27/2007

Depend on it -
God's word
done in
God's way
will never lack
God's supplies.
unknown

You sent miraculous signs and wonders against Pharaoh,
against all his officials and all the people of his land,
for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them.
You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day.
You divided the sea before them,
so that they passed through it on dry ground,
but you hurled their pursuers into the depths,
like a stone into mighty waters.
Nehemiah 9:10-11

Monday, March 26, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/26/2007

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it. . . .
Samuel Johnson

But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it?
But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example,
that you should follow in his steps.
1 Peter 2:20-21

Friday, March 23, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/23/2007

Do not choose to be wrong, for the sake of being different.
-Lord Samuel

Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and
put away the gods which your fathers served . . . Serve the LORD!And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. . .
But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:14-15

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/22/2007

Kind HEARTS are the GARDENS,
Kind THOUGHTS are the ROOTS,
Kind WORDS are the FLOWERS,
Kind DEEDS are the FRUITS.
Unknown

For just as the body without the breath is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
James 2:26

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/21/2007

I arise today through God's strength to pilot me;
God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me.

For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name's sake, Lead me and guide me.
Psalm 31:3

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/20/2007

Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.
Psalm 62:1

Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord;
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorry forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul! When change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
unknown

Monday, March 19, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/19/2007

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him
Psalm 37:7

From vintages of sorry are deepest joys distilled,
And the cup outstretched for healing is oft at Marah filled;
God leads to joy through weeping, and to quietness through strife;
Through yielding unto conquest through death to endless life.
Be still! He hath enrolled thee for the kingdom and the crown.
Be silent! Let Him mold thee, who calls thee His own.
unknown

Friday, March 16, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/16/2007

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.
Confucius

The Lord God . . . awakens me morning by morning, he awakens my ear to hear as the learned.
Isaiah 50:4

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/15/2007

There are two ways of exerting one's strength:
one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
- Booker T. Washington

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/14/2007

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step;
only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
Dag Hammarskjold

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be?
You ought to live holy and Godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and eagerly await its coming.
2 Peter 3:11-12

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/13/2007

If you look back, you'll soon be going that way.
American Proverb

But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Genesis 19:26

Don't give up - don't quit - look forward to your goal.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/12/2007

When you reach the end of your rope you will find the hem of His garment.
Unknown

And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment; for she said to herself,
"If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well."But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said,
"Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well."
And the woman was made well from that hour.
Matthew 9:20-22

Friday, March 09, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/9/2007

Without the Way there is no going;
without the Truth there is no knowing;
without the Life there is no living.
Thomas a Kempis

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6

Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
Psalm 86:11-12

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/8/2007

Waste your money and you're only out of money,
but waste your time and you've lost part of your life.
Michael Leboeuf

Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
Galatians 6:9-10

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/7/2007

Step by step. I can't think of any other way of accomplishing anything.
Michael Jordan

Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Psalm 86:11

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/6/2007

"I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process."
Thomas A. Edison

Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
Psalm 42:5

Said again in Psalm 42:11 and 43:5 - we need continuous reminders to HOPE in God!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/5/2007

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson

Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.Incline your ear and come to Me.
Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you.
Isaiah 55:1-3

Friday, March 02, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/2/2007

"Losers make promises they often break.
Winners make commitments they always keep."
Denis Waitley

DWYSYWD = Do What You Say You Will Do
(work, marriage vows, friendship - every where, every day)

So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?
'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied.
'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'
Luke 16:11-12, Luke 19:17