Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/31/2009

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown."
And he replied, "Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!"
from "The Gate of the Year," a poem written in 1908 by Minnie Louise Haskins

He who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
Proverbs 29:25


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/30/2009

Don't Quit


When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.
Author Unknown

"Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
John 6:43


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/29/2009

A day will never be anymore than what you make of it.
Practice being a "doer"!

Josh S. Hinds

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


Monday, December 28, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/28/2009

"Worry is negative goal setting."
- Brian Tracy

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34




Friday, December 25, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/25/2009

What we are is God's gift to us.


What we become is our gift to God.

~Eleanor Powell


….God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

He who has the Son has life….

1 John 5:11-12




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/24/2009

The best things to give – at Christmas and every day of the year!

To your enemy, forgiveness.
      To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
     To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
     To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."

~ Oren Arnold


So let each one give as he purposes in his heart,
not grudgingly or of necessity;
for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7




Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/23/2009

You give but little when you give of your possessions.


It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

~Kahlil Gibran


This is how God showed his love among us:

He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:9, 11




Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/22/2009

Right is right, even if everyone is against it;
and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
William Penn (1644-1718)

But Peter and John replied,
"Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight
to obey you rather than God.
For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
Acts 4:19-20




Monday, December 21, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/21/2009

He who gains a victory over other men is strong;
but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
Lao-Tzu (BC 600)


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




Friday, December 18, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/18/2009

A Friend is a treasure, more precious than Gold.


For love shared is priceless, and never grows old.

Author Unknown



A friend loves at all times…

Proverbs 17:17




Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/17/2009

A day you waste is one you can never make up.
George Allen

Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/15/2009

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

Give thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Colossians 1:12


Monday, December 14, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/14/2009

The rainbow of God's promises is
always above the trials and storms of life.
Charles Shepson

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial,
because when he has stood the test,
he will receive the crown of life that
God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12




Friday, December 11, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/11/2009

There never has been, and cannot be,
a good life without self-control.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor lose courage when you are punished by him.
For the Lord disciplines him whom he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives."
Hebrews 12:5-6

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
Proverbs 25:28






Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/10/2009

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Benjamin Mays

Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own;
but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14




Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/9/2009

The sun is always shinning.


Even though clouds may come along and obscure the sun for a while,
the sun is always shining.
The sun never stops shining.
And even though the earth turns, and the sun appears to go down,
it really never stops shining.
Louise L. Hay

Through the tender mercy of our God,
with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;
to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1:78-79

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/8/2009

After winter comes the summer.
After night comes the dawn.
And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

Therefore we also…..let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and
let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2



Monday, December 07, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/7/2009

I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

For You have been a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy in his distress,
a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;
for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Isaiah 25:4


Friday, December 04, 2009

Thought for the Day 12//4/2009

Be ye fishers of men.

You catch them
- He'll clean them.
Unknown

And Jesus said to them,
"Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men."
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
Mark 1:17-18


Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/3/2009

Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice.
- Stanley Horowitz

Your improvement must not be merely external -
but let it be the hidden person of the heart,
with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is precious in the sight of God.
1 Peter 3:3-4





Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/2/2009

We don't change the message,
the message changes us.
Unknown

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17

This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
1 John 3:11








Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Thought for the Day 12/1/2009

The Kingdom is a cheap purchase,
Whatever the cost.
Unknown

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,
and upon finding one pearl of great value,
he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Matthew 13:45-46