Friday, January 31, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/31/2020

Friday Tale: Look Up

When you have been falsely accused-
Look up, for so was Jesus.

When people twist what you say for
their own selfish motives-
Look up, for so was Jesus.

When you have been betrayed -
Look up, for so was Jesus.

It is written Jesus will bring everything hidden
in the darkness into the light for all to see.

He will bring justice, he will vindicate the right.
Shake the dust off your feet.

Forgive and move on.
~ Abby

Blessed are you when others revile you and
persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against
you falsely, rejoice and be glad, for great your
reward is in heaven, for so they persecuted
the prophets who were before you.
~ Matthew 5:11-12

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/30/2020

Knowledge of God's word is a bulwark
against deception, temptation,
accusation, even persecution.
~ Edwin Louis Cole

We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that
suffering produces endurance and
endurance produces character and
character produces hope, and hope
does not put us to shame, because
God's love has been poured into our hearts.
~ Romans 4:3-5

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/29/2020

It is unjust [unfair] BUT only Christ-like
to suffer persecution for doing what is right.
~ Joyce Rachelle

Give a kind and respectful answer and keep
your conscience clear. This way you will
make people ashamed for saying bad things
about your good conduct as a follower of
Christ. You are better off to obey God and
suffer for doing right than to suffer for doing wrong.
~ 1 Peter 3:16-17 (CEV)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/28/2020

By casting all of our cares on God,
we release the unfairness of our situation
and find renewed peace in the Lord.
~ John Milton

When the cares of my heart are many,
Your consolations cheer my soul.
~ Psalm 94:19

Monday, January 27, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/27/2020

The best apology against false accusers
is silence and sufferance, and honest
deeds set against dishonest words.
~ John Milton

For to this you have been called, because
Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an
example, so that you might follow in his steps.
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return;
when he suffered, he did not threaten,
BUT continued entrusting himself to Him who judges justly.
~ 1 Peter 2:21, 23

Friday, January 24, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/24/2020

Friday Tale - Thermometer or Thermostat???

Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?

A thermometer only reflects the temperature in its environment,
adjusting to the situation.

BUT a thermostat initiates action to change the temperature in its environment.

Are you a thermometer or a Thermostat?
~ From Positive Thinking

Therefore encourage one another
and build one another up,
just as you are doing.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/23/2020

With everything that has happened to you,
you can either feel sorry for yourself, or
treat what has happened as a gift.
Everything is either an opportunity to grow
or an obstacle to keep you from growing.
YOU get to choose.
~ Wayne Dyer

Let Your hand be ready to help me,
for I have chosen Your precepts.
~ Psalm 119:173

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/22/2020

You can't undo the past..... BUT
you can certainly not repeat it.
~ Bruce Willis

Put off your old self, which belongs
to your former manner of life and...
be renewed in your minds, and put
on the new self, created after
the likeness of God in true
right-ness and holiness.
~ Ephesians 4:22-24

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/21/2020

When everything seems to be going
against you, remember that the airplane
takes off against the wind, not with it.
~ Henry Ford

For this light momentary affliction
is preparing for us an eternal weight
of glory beyond all comparison.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:17

Monday, January 20, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/20/2020

Don't ruin a good day today by thinking about
a bad yesterday.              Let it go.
~ Grant Cardone

If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 
and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
So if the Son sets you free,
you will be free indeed.
~ John 8:31-32,36

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/17/2020

Friday Tale - Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;
In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity,
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.
~ Natalie Sleeth

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain
 of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
it remains alone; 
BUT if it dies, it bears much fruit.
~ John 12:24-25

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/16/2020

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night, and the
road downhill all the way to your door.
~ Irish Blessing

Let Your steadfast love comfort me according
to your promise to Your servant.
~ Psalm 119:76

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/15/2020

We cannot predict what will happen tomorrow,
BUT we can prepare ourselves to face it.
~ Ophelia Callens

Be glad for the chance to suffer as Christ suffered.
It will prepare you for even greater happiness
when he makes his glorious return.
~ 1 Peter 4:13

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/14/2020

The things you say about others,
also say a lot about you.
~ Mark Amend

A good reputation and respect are worth
much more than silver and gold.
~ Proverbs 22:1

Monday, January 13, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/13/2020

Warm words spoken from the heart can 
instantly melt away feelings of trepidation and intimidation.
~ Orly Wahba

This is my comfort in my affliction,
that Your promise gives me life.
~ Psalm 119:50

Friday, January 10, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/10/2020

Friday Tale - Welcome

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?

Henceforth will I look on all things with love
and be born again.

I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.

I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.

I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.

I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
~ Og Mandino

Therefore welcome one another as Christ
has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
~ Romans 15:7

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/9/2020

Mistakes are a fact of life.
It is the response to error that counts.
~ Nikki Giovanni

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word
and believes Him who sent me, he does not come
to Judgment, BUT has passed from death to life.
~ John 5:24

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/8/2020

There will come a time when you believe
everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
~ Louis L'Amour

And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha
and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of
the water of life without payment. He who
conquers will have this heritage, and I will be
His God and he shall be my son.
~ Revelation 21:6-7

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Thought For the Day 1/7/2020

It is our attitude at the beginning of a
difficult task which, more than anything else,
will affect its successful outcome.
~ William James

Let what you heard from the beginning abide
in you. If what you heard from the beginning
abides in you, then you will abide in the Son
and in the Father.
~ 1 John 2:24

Monday, January 06, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/6/2020

A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing.
Every day we ought to review our purpose, 
saying to ourselves: "This day let me make sound beginning!"
~ Thomas A. Kempis

For He has made known to us in all wisdom
and insight the mystery of His will, according
to His purpose which He set forth in Christ.
~ Ephesians 1:9

Friday, January 03, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/3/2020

Friday Tale - Tiny Stories with Great Meanings:

{1}     Once all villagers decided to pray for rain, 
on the day of prayer all the people gathered, 
but only one boy came with an umbrella.
           That's FAITH

{2}    When you throw a baby in the air,
she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
           That's TRUST

{3}    Every night we go to bed, without any assurance
of being alive the next morning
but still we set the alarms to wake up.
           That's HOPE

{4}    We plan big things for tomorrow in spite
of zero knowledge of the future.
           That's CONFIDENCE

{5}    We see the world suffering,
but still we get married and have children.
           That's LOVE

Have a good week and live your life with
Faith, Trust, Hope, Confidence, and Love.
~ Unknown

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in Him, and He will act.
~ Psalm 37:5

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/2/2020

This New Year, be filled with an attitude of gratitude – appreciation for friends and family,
thankfulness for special gifts & everyday blessings,
and gratefulness to God for His unyielding love
and His greatest gift, Jesus. Do this whether sending
a message of thanks or giving a gift of gratitude.
~ Dayspring Blessings

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 
And you will say in that day:
"Give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that His name is exalted.” 
~ Isaiah 12:4

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Thought for the Day 1/1/2020

I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year,
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown."
And he replied, "Go out into the darkness, 
and put your hand into the hand of God. 
That shall be to you better than light,
and safer than a known way."
May that Almighty Hand guide and uphold us all.
~ Minnie Louise Haskins

You are my God, teach me to do Your will.
Be good to me and guide me on a safe path.
~ Psalm 143:10

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