Friday, October 30, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/30/2009

The future is something which everyone reaches
at the rate of sixty minutes an hour,
whatever he does, whoever he is.
C.S. Lewis

Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
there is a future for the man of peace.
But all sinners will be destroyed;
the future of the wicked will be cut off.
Psalm 37:37-38

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/29/2009

A word out of season may mar a whole lifetime.
Greek Proverb

Preach the Word,
be prepared in season and out of season;
correct, rebuke and encourage
- with great patience and careful instruction.
2 Timothy 4:2

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/28/2009

He who is slowest in making a promise
is most faithful in its performance.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'.
Matthew 5:37

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant!
You have been faithful with a few things;
I will put you in charge of many things.
Come and share your master's happiness!'
Matthew 25:23

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/27/2009

There are only two options regarding commitment;
you're either in or you're out.
There's no such thing as life in-between.
Pat Riley

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and He will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn…
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him.
Psalm 37:5-7

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/26/2009

The best of all things is to learn.
Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail,
but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.
-Louis L'Amour

It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
Psalm 119:71-73

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/23/2009

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
African proverb

But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:2-3, 26

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/22/2009

The difference between whether you say,
'I wish I would have,' or 'I'm glad I did,'
at the end of your life is whether or not
you take decisive action during your life.
Chris Widener

Therefore, prepare your minds for action;
be self-controlled;
set your hope fully on the grace to be
given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:13

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/21/2009

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind
and when to mind your speech.

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Proverbs 17:28

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/20/2009

One may have good eyes and yet see nothing.
- Italian Proverb

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

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

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/19/2009

People are known as much by the quality of their failures
as by the quality of their successes.
Mark McCormack

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret - it leads only to evil.
Psalm 37:7-8

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/16/2009

You are what you repeatedly do.
Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.

And I want you to stress these things,
so that those who have trusted in God
may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.
These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
Titus 3:8

Thought for the Day 10/15/2009

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

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.
But to those who do not believe,
"The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,"
and, "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall."
They stumble because they disobey the message….
1 Peter 2:6-8

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/14/2009

No pressure, no diamonds.
Mary Case

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.
Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness
and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
Hebrews 12:11-12

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/13/2009

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

Watch your life and doctrine closely.
Persevere in them, because if you do,
you will save both yourself and your hearers.
1 Timothy 4:16

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/12/2009

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.

Let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance ….
Proverbs 1:15

Friday, October 09, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/9/2009

Smiling Is Infectious
Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth.
A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick,
And get the world infected.
Author Unknown

My heart rejoices in the LORD;
my horn is exalted in the LORD.
I smile at my enemies,
because I rejoice in Your salvation.
1 Samuel 2:1

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/8/2009

Life is like riding a bike.
It is impossible to maintain your balance
while standing still.
Linda Brakeall

Do not stand still!
Remember the LORD afar off, and
let Jerusalem come to your mind.
Jeremiah 51:50

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/7/2009

You can be as you choose to be.
It's an act of discipline sometimes,
but it can be done.
Kevin Costner

Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim;
I box in such a way, as not beating the air;
but I discipline my body and make it my slave,
so that, after I have preached to others,
I myself will not be disqualified.
1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/6/2009

Holding anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.

Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter,
and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood:
so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.
Proverbs 30:33

Monday, October 05, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/5/2009

Man can live for about forty days without food,
and about three days without water,
about eight minutes without air ...
but only for one second without hope.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth
into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade…
1 Peter 1:3-4

Friday, October 02, 2009

Thought for the Day 10/2/2009

Don't pray to escape trouble.
Don't pray to be more comfortable in your emotions.
Pray to do the will of God in every situation.
Nothing else is worth praying for.
Samuel M. Shoemaker

We have not ceased to pray for you and
to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will
in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
to please Him in all respects,
bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God…
Colossians 1:9-10

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