Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/28/2011

"Patience can't be acquired overnight.           It is just like building up a muscle.
Every day you need to work on it."
- Eknath Easwaran


May you be strengthened with all power,
        according to His glorious might,
for all endurance and patience with joy,
          giving thanks to the Father
Colossians 1:12-13

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/27/2011

The person who says it cannot be done
        should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
Unknown

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
         being fruitful in every good work, and
increasing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1:10

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/26/2011

Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,
             even though checkered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither
               enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the gray twilight
           that knows not victory, nor defeat. 
– Theodore Roosevelt

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58-57

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/25/2011

"We should every night call ourselves to an account:
What infirmity have I mastered today?
What passions opposed!
What temptation resisted?
What virtue acquired?"
- Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the false accuser, and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
James 4:7-8

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/22/2011

Be miserable.
Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done,
 it's always your choice.
 ~Wayne Dyer

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
Psalm 13:5

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/21/2011

Life is like riding a bicycle.
      You don't fall off unless
you plan to stop peddling.
~Claude Pepper

In the same way, faith by itself,
if it is not accompanied by action,
              is dead.
James 2:17

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/20/2011

"You will never change your life until
       you change something you do daily.
The secret of your success is
        found in your daily routine."
- John C. Maxwell

 Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being
renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/19/2011

Many times, when I was having a hard time with one of my children, God would always remind me that He was having a harder time with me than I was with them.
Charlie Jones

….that we may be no longer children,
tossed to and fro and carried
about with every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men, in craftiness,
after the wiles of error;
but speaking truth in love,
we may grow up in all things into him,
who is the head, even Christ….
Ephesians 4:14-15

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/18/2011

Forgiveness does not equal forgetting.
 It is about healing the memory of the harm,
not erasing it.
~Ken Hart

Bearing with one another and,
 if one has a complaint against another,
               forgiving each other;
as the Lord has forgiven you,
          so you also must forgive.
Colossians 3:13

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/15/2011

The poor man is not he who is without a cent,
          but he who without a dream.
- Harry Kemp

You ought to live holy and godly lives
       as you look forward to the day of God …..
But in keeping with his promise
     we are looking forward
to a new heaven and a new earth,
      the home of righteousness.
2 Peter 3:11,13

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thought for the day 7/14/2011

Winners vs. Losers 

A winner is always part of the answer.
A loser is always part of the problem.

A winner always has a plan.
A loser always has an excuse.

A winner says: "Let me do it for you."
A loser says: "That is not my job."

A winner sees an answer for any problem.
A loser sees a problem for any answer.

A winner sees a green near every sand trap.
A loser sees two sand traps near every green.

A winner says: "It may be difficult but it's possible."
A loser says: "It may be possible but it's too difficult."

Author Unknown

 Luke 1:37  "For with God nothing will be impossible."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/13/2011

Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others
and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves.
Lawrence LeShan

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise,
           as some count slackness,
but is longsuffering toward us,
     not willing that any should perish
but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9


Friday, July 08, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/8/2011

I have not ceased being fearful,
     but I have ceased to let fear control me.
~Erica Jong

…..a wise man keeps himself under control.
Proverbs 29:11

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/7/2011

“The easiest person to deceive is ones own self”
Edward Bulwer Lytton

Do not deceive yourselves.

If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age,
he should become a "fool" so that he may become wise.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight.
1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/6/2011

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps,
    if you are not willing to move your feet.
~Author Unknown

The king said to me, "What is it you want?"
Then I prayed to the God of heaven,
and I answered the king, "If it pleases the king ……
let him send me to the city in Judah ….
so that I can rebuild it."
Nehemiah 1:4-5

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/5/2011

Attitude is more important than the past,      than education, than money,
than circumstances,
      than what people do or say.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
~ Charles Swindoll

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:5

Monday, July 04, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/4/2011

I am old enough to know that victory is often a thing deferred,

and rarely at the summit of courage....

What is at the summit of courage, I think, is freedom.

The freedom that comes with the knowledge
that no earthly thing can break you.
Paula Giddings

In Christ and through faith in him we may approach
God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12






Friday, July 01, 2011

Thought for the Day 7/1/2011

26 Quick Tips for Living an Inspired Life

Ask God for guidance.
Be who you say you are.

Care about others.
Dare to live your dreams.
Ease through the day.
Find the best fit.
Give to another.
Hug a friend.
Inspire someone to greatness.
Jump over a boundary.
Kick a bad habit.
Leap across a fear.
Mention something uplifting.
Never say never.
Open your mind and heart.
Pursue your innermost passions.
Quit complaining.
Restore your smile.
Set your sights high.
Trust in God.
Use all the day.
Value everything.
Wait until God says Yes.
Xpress yourself.
Yank weeds from your mental garden.
Zoom into the now.
Unknown

I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness
     and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalm 7:17