Friday, September 28, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/28/2007

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven;
for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good,
and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Matthew 5:44-45

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/27/2007

"Sophistication and lifestyle is understanding the
difference between trinkets and treasures."
- Jim Rohn

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/26/2007

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
English proverb

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
James 1:2-3

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/25/2007

"LUCK = Laboring Under Correct Knowledge"
- Denis Waitley

…. to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will
in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him,
being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1:9-10

Monday, September 24, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/24/2007

"There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
-- Edith Wharton

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/21/2007

"Kind words and good deeds are eternal.
You never know where their influence will end."
-- H. Jackson Browne

[and add] to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure,
they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive
in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:7-8

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/20/2007

We can't take any credit for our talents.

It's how we use them that counts.
Madeleine L'Engle

Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said,
'Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.'
His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave.
You were faithful with a few things,
I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
Matthew 25:22-23


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/19/2007

If we get everything that we want, we will soon want nothing that we get.
Vernon Luchies

Then He said to them,
"Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed;
for not even when one has an abundance
does his life consist of his possessions.
"So is the man who stores up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God."
Luke 12:15, 21

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/18/2007

Ego has a voracious appetite,
the more you feed it,
the hungrier it gets.
~ Nathaniel Bronner Jr.

In his pride the wicked does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Psalm 10:4

When pride comes, then comes dishonor,
But with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2

Monday, September 17, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/17/2007

"Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours."
-- Tom Hopkins

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you,
then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,
whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River,
or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.
But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Friday, September 14, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/14/2007

Worry

"Worry gives small things a big shadow."
Unknown Proverb

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
So do not worry about tomorrow;
for tomorrow will care for itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:33-34

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/13/2007

Worry

"I've had many troubles in my life time, only half of which ever came true."
Mark Twain

And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
Luke 12:29-31

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/12/2007

If you worry, why pray and if you pray, why worry!
Unknown

The end of all things is near.
Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
1 Peter 4:7

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/11/2007

"It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction.
Fear secrets acids; but love and trust are sweet juices."
-- Henry Ward Beecher

The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns
is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life
and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.

But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil
is the man who hears the word and understands it.
He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."
Matthew 13:22-23

Monday, September 10, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/10/2007

Worry

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
How did they work out?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17:7-8

Friday, September 07, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/7/2007

Our attitudes control our lives.
Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day,
for good or bad.
It is of paramount importance that we know
how to harness and control this great force.
- Tom Blandi

A fool gives full vent to his anger,
but a wise man keeps himself under control.
Proverbs 29:11

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/6/2007

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.'
Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools
you may have at your command, and
better tools will be found as you go along.
- Napoleon Hill

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a workman who does not need to be ashamed
and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/5/2007

Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Lou Holtz

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore . . . have this attitude.
Philippians 3:14-15

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/4/2007

Security is having the Word of God in your own language.
Peace is having the Word of God in your heart.
-Corrie Ten Boom

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Monday, September 03, 2007

Thought for the Day 9/3/2007

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants.
The question is, 'What are we busy about?'
- Henry David Thoreau

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
Proverbs 6:6

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Romans 12:11