Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Thought for the Day 12/6/2023

Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
~ Rumi 

The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom but the perverted tongue will be cut out. There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of the sword, BUT the tongue of the wise brings healing.
~ Proverbs 10:31; 12:18

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Thought for the Day 12/5/2023

If you are not content with what you have,
you would not be satisfied it if were doubled.
~ Charles Spurgeon

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it. BUT if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

~ 1 Timothy 6:6-8

Monday, December 04, 2023

Thought for the DAy 12/4/2023

The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
~ Erica Jong 

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
~ Psalm 139:23-24

Friday, December 01, 2023

Thought for the Day 12/1/2023

 Friday Tale - The Weight of Prayer 

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.

          John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store. Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can." John told her he could not give her credit, as she did not have a charge account at his store.

          Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery list?"

          Louise replied "Yes sir!"

          "O.K." he said: "Put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries."

          Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed. The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. The grocer staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it."

          The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust.

          Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said: "Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands."

          The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and placed on the scales and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store. The customer handed a fifty dollar bill to John as he said, "It was worth every penny of it."

It was sometime later that John Longhouse discovered the scales were broken; it would seem that only God knows how much a prayer weighs.
~ Unknown 

A just balance and scales belong to the LORD;
all the weights of the bag are His concern.
~ Proverbs 16:11

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Thought for the Day 11/30/2023

 It is not the weight of things that matters. It is all about our balance within.

~ Unknown

 Do your best to improve your faith. You can do this by adding goodness, understanding, self-control, patience, devotion to God, concern for others and love.
~ 2 Peter1:5-7

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Thought for the Day 11/29/2023

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
~ Zig Zaglar 

As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.
~ 2 Timothy 4:5

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Thought for the Day 11/28/2023

Change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.
~ Ron D. Burton  

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

Thought for the Day 12/6/2023

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