Friday, October 31, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/31/2008

Believe while others are doubting.
Plan while others are playing.
Study while others are sleeping.
Decide while others are delaying.
Prepare while others are daydreaming.
Begin while others are procrastinating.
Work while others are wishing.
Save while others are wasting.
Listen while others are talking.
Smile while others are frowning.
Commend while others are criticizing.
Persist while others are quitting.
by William Arthur Ward

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him,
and though you do not see Him now,
but believe in Him,
you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
obtaining as the outcome of your faith
the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/30/2008

"The most pathetic person in the world is
someone who has sight,
but has no vision."
- Helen Keller

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us
an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
while we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen;
for the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/29/2008

Hope is something that brings sunshine
into the shadows of our lives.
It is our link to a better tomorrow.
Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal

….. we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement
to take hold of the hope set before us.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
a hope both sure and steadfast…
Hebrews 6:18-19

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/28/2008

A happy marriage is the union of
two good forgivers.
Robert Quillen (1887-1948)

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted,
forgiving each other,
just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32

Monday, October 27, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/27/2008

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

As you come to him, the living Stone
- rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him -
you also, like living stones,
are being built into a spiritual house ……
For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.
1 Peter 2:4-7

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/24/2008

He who gains a victory over other men is strong;
but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
Lao Tzu

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

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/23/2008

"Ours is a WALK in Christ,
not a sitting down"

As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so WALK in Him,
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith,
as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:6-7

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/22/2008

Triumph is just "umph" added to try.
- God's Little Instruction Book for Students

But thanks be to God,
who always leads us in triumph in Christ….
2 Corinthians 2:14

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/21/2008

Faith is not believing that God can.
It is knowing that God will.
- Ben Stein

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
the conviction of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/20/2008

Don't worry about bad times because sometimes
the most beautiful things we have in life are changes and mistakes.
Live with no regrets because everything happens for a reason.
- Jacks Kuhn

And we know that God causes all things to work together
for good to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/17/2008

A Word on Words:
"Lord's Prayer: 66 Words
Gettysburg Address: 286 Words
10 Commandments: 179 Words
Declaration of Independence: 1,300 Words
Pythagorean Theorem: 24 Words
Archimedes' Principle: 67 Words
US Government Regulations on the Sale of Cabbage: 26,911 Words"

Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought
to bring up a matter in the presence of God.
For God is in heaven and you are on the earth;
therefore let your words be few.
Ecclesiastes 5:2

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/16/2008

It might help us to remember that the ones who sigh
and whose hearts melt and who faint
at the thought of the coming events
are those who do not have God.
So when we ourselves find our own lives hit this level of depression,
we need to pull ourselves up in the knowledge that
God loves us and has a desire that we might share in eternity.
It is those who have forgotten this that sigh and faint.
Isa.13:7, Nah.2:10
Peter Cresswell

And when they ask you, 'Why are you groaning?'
you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming.
Every heart will melt and every hand go limp;
every spirit will become faint and every knee become as weak as water.'
It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign LORD."
Ezekiel 21:7 NIV

"And when they say to you, 'Why do you groan?'
you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming;
and every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble,
every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water.
Behold, it comes and it will happen,' declares the Lord GOD."
Ezekiel 21:7 NASB

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/15/2008

A man who governs his passions is master of the world.
We must either command them, or be enslaved by them.
It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.

He who is slow to anger
is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Proverbs 16:32

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/14/2008

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."
- Henry J. Kaiser

Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
Ephesians 5:15-17

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/13/2008

"Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and
decide not to surrender, that is strength."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while
you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that your faith - of greater worth than gold,
which perishes even though refined by fire –
may be proved genuine and may result in praise,
glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:6-7

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/10/2008

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine
and puts them into practice is like
a wise man who built his house on the rock.
The rain came down, the streams rose,
and the winds blew and beat against that house;
yet it did not fall,
because it had its foundation on the rock.

Matthew 7:24-25

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/8/2008

"Worry looks around, sorry looks back,
Faith looks up."

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
For by it the men of old gained approval.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God…..
And without faith it is impossible to please Him,
for he who comes to God must believe that God is and
that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Hebrews 11:1-3, 6

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/7/2008

Just for today I will be happy.
Just for today I will try to live through this day only,
not to tackle my whole life problem at once.
I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me
if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.
Just for today…
- Sybyl F. Partridge

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:33-34

Monday, October 06, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/6/2008

Count your blessings.
Once you realize how valuable you are and
how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and
you will finally be able to move forward with the life that God intended for you.
- Og Mandino

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with every
spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
Ephesians 1:3

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/3/2008

Love is the greatest thing that God can give us,
and it is the greatest we can give God.
Jeremy Taylor

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
but have not love,
I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy,
and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,
and though I give my body to be burned,
but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy;
love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely,
does not seek its own,
i s not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity,
but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/2/2008

Hard work means nothing to a hen.
Regardless of what business forecasters say about the price of eggs …
regardless of what others expect of her …
regardless of fluctuations in the commodities market …
she keeps on digging worms and laying eggs.
If the ground is hard, she scratches harder.
If it’s dry, she digs deeper.
If it’s wet, she digs where it is dry.
If she strikes a rock, she digs around it.
If she gets a few more hours of daylight in the barnyard,
she digs a few more hours.
Have you ever seen a pessimistic hen?
Have you ever seen a hen cackle in disgust at the prospect of her job?
Did you ever hear one cluck because the work was hard,
the conditions were poor, and
some of here eggs were taken from her before they hatched??

Hens save their breath for digging.
They save their cackles for the eggs that are laid.

You too be patient;
strengthen your hearts,
for the coming of the Lord is near.
Do not complain, brethren, against one another,
so that you yourselves may not be judged;
behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.
James 5:8-9

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Thought for the Day 10/1/2008

"Let a person rejoice when he is confronted with obstacles,
for it means that he has reached the end of some
particular line of indifference or folly,
and is now called upon to summon up all his energy and intelligence
in order to extricate himself, and to find a better way;
that the powers within him are crying out for greater freedom,
for enlarged exercise and scope."
-- James Allen

Beloved, do not be surprised
at the fiery ordeal among you,
which comes upon you for your testing,
as though some strange thing were happening to you;
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ,
keep on rejoicing,
so that also at the revelation of His glory
you may rejoice with exultation.
1 Peter 4:12-13

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