Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/31/2009

No one can make us angry.
People can say and do things to us
but it is still up to us as individuals to do
what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
Source Unknown

Let your speech always be with grace,
as though seasoned with salt,
so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Colossians 4:6

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/28/2009

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis

When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it.
He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.
Ecclesiastes 5:4

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thought for the day 8/27/2009

If you don't know where you are going,
you might wind up someplace else.
Yogi Berra

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might,
for in the grave, where you are going,
there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 9:10

But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.
Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God,
for He has prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:16

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/26/2009

Do one thing at a time and
do that one thing as if your life depended upon it.
Eugene Grace

"Or what woman, having ten silver coins,
if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and
sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?
And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying,
'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.'
Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Luke 15:8-10

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/25/2009

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business;
looking back strains the neck muscles,
causes you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferber

And Jesus said unto him,
No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God.
Luke 9:62

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/24/2009

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Marcus Aurelius

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

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/21/2009

“The world gets out of the way for the person
who knows where he is going”
Unknown

All these died in faith, without receiving the promises,
but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance,
and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise,
God having provided something better for us,
that they should not be made perfect apart from us.
Hebrews 11:13-14, 39-40

Thought for the Day 8/20/2009

Be Patient.
Whatever people may say or do, the Bible remains the same.
God, who existed before the world was made, changes not.
Let your eyes be up to heaven, not on earth.
Things on earth are more stable for you
if your affections are set on heaven.
The Christadelphian, 1886

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.
The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil,
being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
James 5:7-8

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/19/2009

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing
to die having left undone.
Pablo Picasso

Then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying,
"Come, let us meet together …..."
But they were planning to harm me.
So I sent messengers to them, saying,
"I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.
Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?"
Nehemiah 6:2-3

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/18/2009

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
Author Unknown

Now one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned,
and with a loud voice glorified God,
and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks.
And he was a Samaritan.
So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well."
Luke 17:15-19

Thought for the Day 8/18/2009

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
Author Unknown

Now one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned,
and with a loud voice glorified God,
and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks.
And he was a Samaritan.
So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well."
Luke 17:15-19

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/17/2009

At times our own light goes out and
is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schwietzer

Nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket,
but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light shine before men in such a way
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:15-16

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/14/2009

Fear less, hope more,
eat less, chew more,
whine less, breath more,
talk less, say more,
hate less, love more,
and life will be more.
- Swedish Proverb

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and
more in knowledge and depth of insight,
so that you may be able to discern what is best and
may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ
- to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9-11

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/13/2009

LSGBS
- Let Something Good Be Said.
Eric Butterworth

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:19-20

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/12/2009

A perfect wife is one who doesn't expect a perfect husband,
And a perfect husband doesn’t expect a perfect wife.
-Anonymous

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself,
and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Ephesians 5:21, 33

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/11/2009

God doesn't call the qualified,
He qualifies the called.
Unknown

May you be strengthened with all power,
according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
giving thanks to the Father,
who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
Colossians 1:11-12

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/10/2009

Don't put a question mark
where God put a period.
Unknown

Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason,
to keep me from exalting myself,
there was given me a thorn in the flesh,
a messenger of an adversary to torment me
- to keep me from exalting myself!
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."
Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
2 Corinthians 12:7

Friday, August 07, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/7/2009

Fear not tomorrow.
God is already there.
Author unknown

Be content with what you have,
because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
So we say with confidence,
"The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?"
Hebrews 13:5-6

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/6/2009

Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.
- Chinese Proverb

But one thing I do:
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the
high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14


Thought for the Day 8/5/2009

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master;
he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.
- Epictetus (55-135 AD)

Do not be eager in your heart to be angry,
For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:9

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/4/2009

Laughter is the best medicine for a long and happy life.
He who laughs--lasts!
Wilfred A. Peterson

Then our mouth was filled with laughter
And our tongue with joyful shouting;
Then they said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them."
The LORD has done great things for us;
We are glad.
Psalm 126:2-3

Monday, August 03, 2009

Thought for the Day 8/3/2009

God knows no distance.
Chaleszetta Waddles

So he got up and came to his father.
But while he was still a long way off,
his father saw him and felt compassion for him,
and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
Luke 15:20 (Parable of Prodigal Son)