Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/30/2008

Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn't do at all.
--Morris Mandel

"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up?
And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door;
and its desire is for you, but you must master it."
Genesis 4:7

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 1:1-2

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/292/008

Perseverance is not a long race;
it is many short races one after another.--Walter Elliott

But the seed in the good soil,
these are the ones who have heard the word
in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast,
and bear fruit with perseverance.
Luke 8:15

Monday, April 28, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/28/2008

The man who removes a mountain
begins by carrying away small stones.
--Chinese Proverb

And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith;
for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move;
and nothing will be impossible to you.
Matthew 17:20

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/25/2008

If we had no winter,
the spring would not be so pleasant:
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
-Anne Bradstreet

Before I was afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word.
You are good, and do good;
Teach me Your statutes.
Psalm 119:67-68

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/24/2008


When decisions have to be made, don't look back
and wonder what I would have done.
Look up, and the light will come
to do what our Lord and Master would have you do.
- Amy Carmichael

"So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded,
say, 'We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.' "
Luke 17:10

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/23/2008

Anger is a condition in which the
tongue works faster than the mind.

A fool gives full vent to his anger,
but a wise man keeps himself under control.
Proverbs 29:11

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/22/2008

You can’t change the past,
but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.

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

Monday, April 21, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/21/2008

Better keep yourself clean and bright:
you are the window through
which you must see the world.
-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
Revelation 19:7-8

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/18/2008

"The seasons do not push one another;
neither do clouds race the wind across the sky.
All things happen in their own good time."
-- Dan Millman

Yet God has not left himself without testimony:
He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons;
He provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.
Acts 14:17

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/17/2008

Blessed are they who heal us of self-despisings.
Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious.
William Hale White (1831-1913)

He shall regard the prayer of the destitute,
And shall not despise their prayer.
Psalm 102:17

Let no one despise your youth,
but be an example to the believers in word,
in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/16/2008

Judge not by the eye but by the heart.
--Native American Proverb

I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind,
to reward a man according to his conduct,
according to what his deeds deserve.
Jeremiah 17:10

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/15/2008

I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed,
except the answer to prayer.
Mark Twain

My voice You shall hear in the morning,
O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
Psalm 5:3

Monday, April 14, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/14/2008

It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work.
Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.
-- Thomas Robert Gaines

Even so faith, if it has no works,
is dead, being by itself.
James 2:17

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/11/2008

God gives every bird his worm,
but He does not throw it into the nest.
-- Swedish Proverb

With my soul I have desired You in the night,
yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early;
for when Your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Isaiah 26:9

It is good for me that I was afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
PSA 119:71

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/10/2008

Ask God's blessing on your work,
but don't ask Him to do it for you.
-- Flora Robson

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Philippians 2:12

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/9/2008

I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
and die to find out there isn't,
than live my life as if there isn't,
and die to find out there is.

Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is,
when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God,
and those who hear will live.
John 5:25

But truly as I live, all the earth shall
be filled with the glory of the LORD.
Numbers 14:21

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/8/2008

Keep your goals away from the trolls.
Peter McWilliams

I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

Monday, April 07, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/7/2008

Do not let what you cannot do
with what you can do.
John Wooden

I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/6/2008

A story about a young lady:
This young lady was really upset, she hadn't seen or spoken to her best friend Jim in a couple of weeks, and he shows up at her door and commands her to get dressed and go riding with him. So she finally does.

As they were riding, they passed a garden full of flowers. Jim says "Do you see those flowers?" "Yes," she says.

"Do you think that when someone steps on those flowers that they lie there and feel sorry for themselves?" Jim says. "No."

"No, they immediately start to mend their wounds so they can heal, and grow strong and healthy!"

They ride a little further and Jim points up in a tree, "You see those squirrels up there? Do you think that when people shoot at them they go hide forever?"

"No," she says.

About that time the ocean comes into sight. Jim says "You see that ocean out there? Do you think that when there's a hurricane out there that the ocean doesn't go back out because it's afraid to face the storm?"

"No," she says.

"Then, why have you stopped living because you have been hurt?"
The worst part was the fact that Jim died a short time later.
And that's when she realized how much precious time she wasted.

Why have you stopped living because you have been hurt?

~A MountainWings Original~

Friday, April 04, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/4/2008


Lost time is never found again.
- Benjamin Franklin

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
For what advantage is it to a man if he gains the whole world,
and is himself destroyed or lost?
Luke 9:24-25

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/3/2008

Don’t mistake movement for achievement.
It’s easy to get faked out by being busy.
The questions is: Busy doing what?
-- Jim Rohn

Surely every man walks about like a shadow;
Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches,
And does not know who will gather them.
And now, Lord, what do I wait for?
My hope is in You.
Psalm 39:6-7

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/2/2008


Learn to use ten minutes intelligently.
It will pay you huge dividends.
-- William A. Irwin

He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.
Proverbs 16:20

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Thought for the Day 4/1/2008


"Time has a way of getting away from us,
because we never have a grip on it during the day…"
- Doug Firebaugh

So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

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