Friday, May 30, 2014

Thought for the Day 5/30/2014



What will make you happy? It seems that there is always "something else" that will make us happy.  Will it though?  the Psalmist reminds us in Psalm 16 that everlasting happiness is found only in the presence of God. God has promised us a joy that can never fade if we will only follow the path that He has made for us.   

Today, don't strive too much for temporary happiness. Strive more to obtain the eternal happiness that can only be found through and in Him.
.-amended from The Daily Psalmist   

Thou will show me the path of life:
    in Thy presence is fullness of joy;
        at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
-Psalm 16:11 (KJV)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thought for the Day 5/29/2014



Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the over-coming of it.
.-Helen Keller  

Therefore I endure everything for the
    sake of the elect, that they also may
       obtain the salvation that is
          in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
  If we endure, we will also reign with Him.
-2 Timothy 2:10, 12 (ESV)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thought for the Day 5/28/2014



Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seared with scars.
.-Kahlil Gibran 

We are children of God, and if children, then heirs--
    heirs of God and fellow-hears with Christ,
       provided we suffer with him in order that
            we may also be glorified with him.
-Romans 8:17-18 (ESV)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thought for the Day 5/27/2014



Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, 
       a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
.-George Elliot

We were buried therefore with him by baptism,
    into death, so that, just as Christ was raised
          from the dead by the glory of the Father,
                we too might walk in newness of life.
-Romans 6:4 (ESV)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Thought for the Day 5/26/2014



In Happy moments, praise God.
In Difficult moments, seek God.
In Quiet moments, worship God.
In Painful moments, trust God.
In Every moment, thank God.
.-Unknown

We have not ceased to pray for you,
asking that you may be filled with
the knowledge of His will ........
so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing to him....
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 1:9-12 (ESV)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thought for the Day 5/23/2014



Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches  
      itself to the most brilliant of metals.
.-Francois-Marie Arouet

We desire that every one of you do show
    the same diligence to the full 
    assurance of hope unto the end:
     that ye be not slothful, 
       but followers of them who
           through faith and patience 
             will inherit the promises..
-Hebrews 6:11-12 (ESV)