Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/31/2012

Wherever you go,
    go with all your heart.
Confucius

With my whole heart I seek you.
    Psalm 119:10

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/30/2012

Our kindness may be the most persuasive
argument for that which we believe.
G.B.H.

Jesus concluded, "In your opinion,
    which one of these three acted like a neighbor
toward the man attacked by the robbers?"
      The teacher of the Law answered,
"The one who was kind to him."

Jesus replied, "You go, then, and do the same."
Luke 10:36-37 [in the Parable of the Good Samaritan]




Friday, January 27, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/27/2012

A friend hears the song in my heart and
          sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Unknown

…there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/26/2012

All mankind is divided into three classes:
   those that are immovable,
          those that are movable,
               and those that move.
Benjamin Franklin

Therefore, preparing your minds for action,
      keep alert and set your hope completely
on the blessing which will be given you
       when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:13

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/25/2012


It takes two to quarrel,
but only one to end it.
Spanish Proverb

The start of an argument is like
              the first break in a dam;
stop it before it goes any further.
Proverbs 17:14

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/24/2012


"Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind,
     and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."
- Joseph Addison

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.
Proverbs 15:13

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/23/2012

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keeps You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
Anonymous

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust.
Psalm 40:4

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/20/2012


We can throw stones,
     complain about them,
stumble on them,
       climb over them,
or build with them.
         William Arthur Ward

…We preach Christ crucified,
       a stumbling block to Jews
and folly to Gentiles,
           but to those who are called,
both Jews and Gentiles,
          Christ the power of God
and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:23-24

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/19/2012


I remind myself every morning:
Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn,
 I must do it by listening.
Larry King

Listen to advice and accept instruction,
        that you may gain wisdom for the future.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
          but it is the purpose of the LORD
that will be established.
Proverbs 19:20

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/18/2012


Ask yourself a question: 
Is my attitude worth catching?
Zig Ziglar

Devote yourselves to prayer,
keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
    praying at the same time for us as well,
that God will open up to us a door for the Word
Colossians 4:2-3

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/17/2012

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities
     brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
Charles Swindoll

Jesus said, "With people it is impossible,
             but not with God;
for all things are possible with God."
Mark 10:27

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/16/2012

No steam or gas ever drives
               anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light
            and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows until it is
           focused, dedicated and disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

God disciplines us for our good,
         so that we may share His holiness.
All discipline for the moment seems
               not to be joyful, but sorrowful;
yet to those who have been trained by it,
afterwards it yields the peaceful
       fruit of righteousness.
Hebrews 12:10-12

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/13/2012

Time is free, but it’s priceless.          You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.
         Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.
- Harvey Mackay

Whatever your hand finds to do,
        do it with all your might;
for there is no activity or planning or
       knowledge or wisdom in the grave
where you are going.
Ecclesiastes 9:10

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/12/2012

Have a heart that never hardens,
          a temper that never tires,
a touch that never hurts.
        ~Charles Dickens

Therefore, as God's chosen people,
         holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion,
          kindness, humility,
gentleness and patience.
          Colossians 3:12

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/11/2012

Habits are like supervisors
         that you don't notice.
- Hannes Messemer 

And let us consider how to stimulate
         one another to love and good deeds,
not forsaking our own assembling together,
          as is the habit of some,
but encouraging one another;
        and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24-25

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/10/2012


No pessimist ever discovered
the secret of the stars,
      or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway to the human spirit. 
Helen Keller

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
           Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
           for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Psalm 43:5

Monday, January 09, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/9/2012


He who finds diamonds must grapple
      in mud and mire because diamonds
are not found in polished stones. 
              They are made.
- Henry B. Wilson

Let not yours be the outward adorning with
braiding of hair, decoration of gold,
and wearing of fine clothing,
but let it be the hidden person of the heart
with the imperishable jewel of
a gentle and quiet spirit,
which in God’s sight is very precious.
1 Peter 3:3-4

Friday, January 06, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/6/2012

Endings need not be public,
          newsworthy events.
                    Throughout your life,

there will be many little endings, every day.
It is these endings that somehow give shape to
the fragments of your life that are called
experience.

And it is this “experience” that makes up one’s life.
And new beginnings.
-James V. Cunningham

For we are made partakers of Christ,
if we hold the beginning of our confidence
           steadfast unto the end
Hebrews 3:14

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/5/2012

Let us move on, and step out boldly,
          though it be into the night,
and we can scarcely see the way.
- Charles B. Newcomb

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 5:16

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/4/2012

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning
             but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."
- Hal Borland

…We glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation works patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

And hope makes not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts.
Romans 5:3-5

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/3/2012

"Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright New Year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!"
- William Arthur Ward

 Sing unto him a new song;
         play skillfully with a loud noise.
For the word of the LORD is right;
         and all his works are done in truth.
Psalm 33:3-4

Monday, January 02, 2012

Thought for the Day 1/2/2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR

H ow swiftly time flies by
A new year with its hopes and challenges
P ray and Read and be
P repared for all opportunities
Y ou can share God’s love every day

N othing fearing, Trusting God,
E xpect all things possible
W ith His Love and His Son

Y earning truth
E xpecting His Kingdom Soon,
A im for nothing less than the Best you can
R ise up and shine, full of His Light!

We give thanks to God,
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you.
Colossians 1:3