Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/31/2019

Don't let negative and toxic people rent space
in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.
~ Robert Tew 

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, BUT
to set the mind on God is life and peace.
Do not be conformed to this world, BUT
be transformed by the renewal of your mind. 
~ Romans 8:6; 12:2

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/30/2019

If you sincerely drink poison, it will kill you.
If you sincerely cut your throat, you will die.
If you sincerely believe a lie,
you will suffer the consequences.
You must not only be sincere,
BUT you must be RIGHT.
~ Charles Spurgeon

God is spirit, and those who worship Him
must worship Him in spirit and in Truth. 
~ John 4:24

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/29/2019

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.
Take off all your envies, jealousies,
unforgivenesses, selfishness, and fears.
~ Glenn Clark

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there will be disorder and every vile practice.
BUT the wisdom from above is first pure, then
peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy
and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 
~ James 3:16-17

Monday, October 28, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/28/2019

Give your worries to God before you sleep,
'cause He's going to be awake anyhow.
~ Unknown

By day the Lord commands His steadfast love,
and at night His song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life. 
~ Psalm 42:8

Friday, October 25, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/25/2019

Few people have the wisdom to prefer
the criticism that would do them good
to the praise that deceives them.
~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future. 
~ Proverbs 19:20

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/24/2019

Opportunities to find deeper powers within
ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
~ Joseph Campbell
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good
to everyone, making the best use of the time,
because the days are evil. 
~ Galatians 6:10, Ephesians 5:16

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/23/2019

A thousand words will not leave
an impression as one deed.
~ Hendrik Ibsen

If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking
in daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in
peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them
the things needed for the body, what good is that?
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 
~ James 2:15-17

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/22/2019

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, 
in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
~ Horace (1st Century B.C.)
I know you are enduring patiently and
 bearing up for my name's sake, and
 you have not grown weary. 
~ Revelation 2:3

Monday, October 21, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/21/2019

Just as we develop our physical muscles
through over-coming opposition, such as
lifting weights, we develop our character
muscles by over-coming challenges and adversity.
~ Stephen R. Covey

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 1:11-12

Friday, October 18, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/18/2019

Friday Tale: A Somebody with God

How many times have we had to reach
the end of our own resources before we
remembered to trust in God, the one
steadfast resource of our lives? We're all
in need of a spiritual exodus day by day.
When our faith causes difficulties, our
first response is to fall back on our
familiar resources, people, things, self
and only when these do not help can we
truly lean only upon God for our needs.

Dwight Moody once said that Moses spent
forty years in the king's palace thinking that
he was somebody; then he lived forty years in the
wilderness finding out that without God he was a nobody;
finally, he spent forty more years discovering how a
nobody with God can be a somebody. "And he was right.
When Moses and the people found out they were
nobodies without the resource of God,
that's when the Exodus began."
~ Joel C. Gregory

For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands.
He knows your going through this great wilderness.
These forty years the Lord your God has been with you.
You have lacked nothing. ....He led his people out like sheep
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. 
~ Deuteronomy 2:7 with Psalm 72:52

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/17/2019

If my life is fruitless, it doesn't matter
who praises me, and if my life is fruitful,
it doesn't matter who criticizes me.
~ Paul Bunyan

So walk in a manner worth of the Lord,
fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in
every good work and increasing in
the knowledge of God. 
~ Colossians 1:10

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/16/2019

Looking back, my life so far seems
like one long obstacle course,
with me as its chief obstacle.
~ Jack Paar

Wretched man that I am! Who will
deliver me from this body of death? 
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ
our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law
of God with my mind, but with my flesh
I serve the law of sin. 
~ Romans 7:24-25

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/15/2019

We do not receive wisdom, we must
discover it for our selves, after a
journey through the wilderness
which no on else can make for us....
~ Marcel Proust

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom
and the one who gets understanding,
for the gain from her is better
than gain from silver and
her profit better than gold.
~ Proverbs 3:13-

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/14/2019

Though in a wilderness,
a person is never alone.
~ Thomas Browne
...and in the wilderness, where you have
seen how the Lord your God carried you,
as a man carries his son, all the way
that you went....
~ Deuteronomy 1:31

Friday, October 11, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/11/2019

Don't let people pull you into their storm.
Pull them into your peace.
~ Kimberly Jones
In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
~ Psalm 4:8

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/10/2019

When someone is going through a storm,
your silent presence is more powerful
than a million empty words.
~ Thelma Davis

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind
is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
~ Isaiah 26:3

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/9/2019

There are two ways you can get through pain.
You can let it destroy you,
or you can use it as fuel to drive you:
to dream bigger, to work harder.
~ Taylor Swift

They returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,
strengthening the disciples encouraging them
to continue in the faith, and saying that
through many tribulations we must enter
the Kingdom of God.
~ Acts 14:21-22

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/8/2019

May you live every day of your life.
~ Jonathan Swift

Every day I will bless You and
praise Your name forever and ever.
~ Psalm 145:2

Monday, October 07, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/7/2019

I'd rather learn to dance in the rain,
than worry if I have an umbrella
for the rest of my life.
~ Nikki Rowe

Shower, O heavens, from above, and
let the clouds rain down righteousness;
let the earth open, that salvation and
righteousness may bear fruit;
let the earth cause them both to sprout;
I the Lord have created it.
~ Isaiah 45:8

Friday, October 04, 2019

thought for the Day 10/4/2019

Friday Tale - TODAY!!!

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.
·    Today I can complain because the weather is rainy OR I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.
·    Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money OR I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.
·    Today I can grumble about my health OR I can rejoice that I am alive.
·    Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up OR I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.
·    Today I can cry because roses have thorns OR I can celebrate that thorns have roses.
·    Today I can mourn my lack of friends OR I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new job relationships.
·    Today I can whine because I have to go to work OR I can shout for joy because I have a job to go to!
·    Today I can complain because I have to go to school OR eagerly open my mind and fill it with knowledge and adventure.
·    Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do OR I can feel grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.
·    Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, getting to make the choice. What today will be like is up to me.
How will you live this day?
~ Author Unknown

BUT encourage one another every day,
as long as it is called "today".
~ Hebrews 3:13

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/3/2019

Never be afraid to fall apart because
it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself
the way you wish had been all along.
~ Rae Smith

So then let us pursue what makes
for peace and for mutual up-building.
~ Romans 14:19

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/2/2019

It is amazing what you can accomplish IF
you do not care who gets the credit.
~ Harry S. Truman

Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will
of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work.
~ John 4:34

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Thought for the Day 10/1/2019

It is amazing what you can accomplish
if you do not care who gets the credit.
~ Harry S. Truman

Jesus said to them, "My food is to
do the will of Him who sent me
and to accomplish His work."
~ John 4:34

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