Friday, February 28, 2020
Friday Tale - When....
When purpose feels questionable,
And you aren't capable,
Your strength fades
As you waver like green field's blades.
Feeling so much to void of feeling,
Crying tear-less staring at the ceiling,
Trapped in a circle of promised change,
While realizing you're poisoned by regret's mange.
There is something you need to hear
Something to spark love's pure tear:
Stop trying to run so far,
You're doing better than you think you are.
Jesus was sent because God so loved you:
You matter more than you think you do.
Stop trying to be this or that - just be HIS:
Regret is past, what's important: the future is.
~ Jake Provance (amended)
These things I have spoke unto you,
that in me you might have peace.
In the world you shall have tribulation;
BUT be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Lord, when we long for life without difficulties,
remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds
and diamonds are made under pressure.
~ Peter Marshall
We are hedged and pressed in on every side,
troubled and oppressed in every way,
BUT not cramped or crushed; we suffer
embarrassments and are perplexed, and
unable to find a way out, BUT not driven to despair;
we are pursued, persecuted and hard-driven;
we are struck down to the ground,
BUT never struck out and destroyed.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Amplified
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
I learned that courage was not the
absence of fear, BUT the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not
feel afraid, BUT he who conquers that fear.
~ Nelson Mandela
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
~ Isaiah 41:10 NIV
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The greatest mistake you can make in life is
continually fearing that you'll make one.
~ Elbert Hubbard
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in
dread.... for it is the LORD your God who goes
with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
~ Deuteronomy 31:6
Monday, February 24, 2020
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is
to try just one more time.
~ Thomas Edison
Fight the good fight of the faith.
Take hold of the eternal life to
which you were called....
~ 1 Timothy 6:12 ESV
Friday, February 21, 2020
Friday Tale ~ If....I Will
If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill, I will rejoice
I understand what others go through.
If I feel fear, I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior, I will remember Christ.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice in kindness.
If I feel poverty, I will think of others worse off.
If I feel incompetent, I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
~ Og Mandino
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why
have you become disturbed within me?
HOPE in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
the help of my countenance and my God.
~ Psalm 42:11
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The world clamors, "Do more!
Be all that you can be!"
BUT our Father whispers,
"Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)
~ Joanna Weaver
BUT the LORD is in His holy temple,
let all the earth keep silence before Him.
~ Habukkuk 2:20
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Happiness is not the absence of problems,
BUT the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Consider it all joy when you encounter
various trials, knowing that the testing
of your faith produces endurance.
And let endurance have its perfect result,
so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
~ James 1:2-4
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Always do the best your can.
Focus your energies on doing what you can,
rather than worrying about what you can't.
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Do your bet to improve your faith.
You can do this by adding goodness,
understanding, self-control, patience,
devotion to God, concern for others, and love.
~ 2 Peter 1:6-7 CEV
Monday, February 17, 2020
First ask yourself:
What is the worst that can happen?
Then prepare to accept it.
Then proceed to improve on the worst.
~ Dale Carnegie
All who hate me whisper together about me;
they imagine the worst for me.
BUT you, O LORD, be gracious to me,
and raise me up.
~ Psalm 41:7, 10
Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday Tale ~ Ten Biblical Ways to Love
1. Listen without interrupting. To answer before listening — that is folly and shame ~ Proverbs 18:13.
2. Speak without accusing. Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry ~ James 1:19.
3. Give without selfishness. The righteous give without sparing ~ Proverbs 21:26.
4. Pray without ceasing. We have not stopped praying for you ~ Colossians 1:9.
5. Answer without arguing. Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife ~ Proverbs 17:1.
6. Share without pretending. Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of … Christ ~ Ephesians 4:15.
7. Enjoy without complaining. Do everything without grumbling or arguing ~ Philippians 2:14.
8. Trust without wavering. [Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres ~ 1 Corinthians 13:7.
9. Forgive without punishing. Forgive as the Lord forgave you ~ Colossians 3:13.
10. Promise without forgetting. A longing fulfilled is a tree of life ~ Proverbs 13:12.
~ from various websites; all Scriptures NIV
Love never fails.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:8
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Let love live long;
let hate live short.
~ Burmese Proverb
What does the LORD your God require of you,
BUT to fear the LORD your God,
to walk in all His ways, to love Him,
to serve the LORD your god with all
your heart and with all your soul?
~ Deuteronomy 10:12
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
~ Lao Tzu
Thus says the LORD of hosts,
"Render true judgments, show kindness
and mercy to one another."
~ Zechariah 7:9
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Learning to love unselfishly is not an easy task.
It runs counter to our self-centered nature.
That's why we're given a lifetime to learn it.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, BUT in
humility count others more significant
than yourselves. Let each of you look
not only to his own interests, BUT also
to the interests of others.
~ Philippians 2:3-4
Monday, February 10, 2020
Love isn't what you say.
Love is what you do.
But love your enemies, and do good, and
lend, expecting nothing in return, and
your reward will be great, and you will
be sons of the Most High, for He is kind
to the ungrateful and the evil.
~ Luke 6:35
Friday, February 07, 2020
Friday Tale - Just One
One song can spark a moment.
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest.
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship;
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea.
One word can frame the goal.
One sunbeam lights a room;
One candle wipes out darkness.
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits;
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom;
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference...
That difference starts with you.
Beloved, if God so loved us,
we also ought to love one another.
~ 1 John 4:11
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Sometimes, all we need is someone
to believe in us. Even when we forget
how to believe in ourselves.
For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy one of
Israel, "In returning and rest you shall be saved,
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength."
~ Luke 5:26
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
If you want a relationship that looks and
feels like the most amazing thing on earth,
you need to treat it like it is the
most amazing thing on earth.
And amazement seized them all, and they
glorified God and were filled with awe, saying
"We have seen extraordinary things today".
~ Luke 5:26
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