Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/31/2020

Today, fear again grips America and the world -
in public and in private. Remember FDR's words,
and focus with courage on the job at hand -
the job of living joyfully regardless of external
circumstances. Franklin D. Roosevelt said:
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
~ Anonymous

BUT the very hairs of your head are all
numbered. So do not fear, you are more
valuable than many sparrows.
~ Matthew 10:30-31

Monday, March 30, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/30/2020

When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive - to breathe,
to think, to enjoy, to love.
~ Marcus Aurelius
Look on our Lord's patience as the
opportunity he is giving you to be saved.
~ 2 Peter 3:5 (GNB)

Friday, March 27, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/27/2020

Friday Tale - The Bumblebee

Did you know that according to a theory of aerodynamics that the bumblebee should be unable to fly? The bumblebee's size, weight, and shape of its body, in relationship to its total wing span, flying is technically impossible. The bumblebee, being ignorant of the technical theory, goes on and flies anyway and makes honey every day.

You and I need to take a few lessons from the bumblebee. First of all, if the bumblebee were to look at its size, it would say My body is too big for my wings, for that reason I am not able to fly. If it looked at its weight, it would say, I'm too heavy, it is impossible for my wings to create enough lift for me to do the job I was created to do. If it looked at the contour of its body it would say Forget it, it is scientifically impossible for me to do this.

My friend, the bumblebee is totally unaware of the impossibilities that say it can't do what it does, day after day. It goes against all the odds that say, you should be a failure. Look at you; aren't you a pitiful looking thing? You are overweight, your body is in pathetic shape; and you have the nerve to think you are going to fly. Who do you think you are a bumblebee? This kind of view never comes across the mind of a bumblebee. It doesn't know it's not supposed to fly.

Now, what's your excuse? Who or what is screaming at you that you can't possibly do what you desire to do? When are you going to look them in the face and say, Watch me! I will overcome these odds; I believe I can fly. I don't care who or what is telling you that you can't, with God all things are possible.

It’s time to make man's impossibility, God's possibility.
~ from Positive Thinking

Looking at them, Jesus said, "With people
it is impossible, BUT not with God;
for all things are possible with God."
~ Mark 10:27

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/26/2020

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it.
~ Helen Keller

For whoever is born of God overcomes
the world; and this is the victory that has
overcome the world - our faith.
Who is the one who overcomes the
world, BUT he who believes that
Jesus is the Son of God?
~ 1 John 5:4-5

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/25/2020

What molting time is to the birds, 
so adversity or misfortune is to us humans.
 ~ Vincent van Gogh

When things are going well for you, 
be glad, and when trouble comes, 
just remember: God sends both happiness 
and trouble; you never know what 
is going to happen next. 
~ Ecclesiastes 7:14 (GNB)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/24/2020

Did I offer peace today?
Did I bring a smile to someone's face?
Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment?
Did I forgive?
These are the real questions. I must trust
that the little bit of love I sow now will
bear many fruits, here in this world,
and the life to come.
~ Henri Nouwen

BUT the fruit of the spirit is love, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control, against such
things there is no law.
~ Galatians 5:22-23

Monday, March 23, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/23/2020

Discipline comes through self-control.
If you do not conquer self,
you will be conquered by self.
~ Napoleon Hill

Everyone who competes in the games
exercises self-control in all things.
They do it to receive a perishable wreath,
BUT we an imperishable crown.
~ 1 Corinthians 9:25

Friday, March 20, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/20/2020

Friday Tale - Excellence

An excellent life is the sum of
many excellent moments!

Within a day, strive for an excellent hour.

Within a month, strive for an excellent day.

Within that year, strive for an excellent month.

To have an excellent life, strive for an excellent year.

You are what you think, so control your inputs!
~ From Positive People e-newsletter

This I pray that your love may abound still more
and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
so that you may prove the things that are excellent,
in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ.
~ Philippians 1:9-10

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/19/2020

At the end of each day, you should 
play back the tapes of your performance.
The results should either applaud
or prod you.
~ Jim Rohn

When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches,
for You have been my help, and
in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
~ Psalm 63:6-7

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/18/2020

To think bad thoughts is really the
easiest thing in the world. If you leave
your mind to itself, it will spiral down into
ever-increasing unhappiness.

To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. 
This is one of the things that discipline - training - is about.
~ James Clavell

For those who are according to the flesh
set their minds on the things of the flesh;
BUT those who are according to the spirit,
the things of the spirit..... for the mind set
on the spirit is life and peace.
~ Romans 8:5-6

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/17/2020

Laughter is the sun that drives
the winter from the human face.
~ Anonymous

Then our mouth was filled with laughter
and our tongue with joyful shouting;
then they said among the nations, 
"The LORD has done great things for them."
~ Psalm 126:2

Monday, March 16, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/16/2020

We should every night call
ourselves to an account:
What infirmity have I mastered today?
What passions opposed!
What temptation resisted?
What virtue acquired?
~ Mracus Annaeus Seneca

Who shall separate us from the
love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
NO, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him who loved us.
~ Romans 8:35, 37

Friday, March 13, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/13/2020

Friday Tale - Who Am I?

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me.
For I can do them quickly, correctly and profitably.
I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with
the precision of a machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will then…do it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit.
~ unknown

So get rid of every filthy habit and
all wicked conduct. Submit to God
and accept the word that He plants
in your hearts, which is able to save you.
~ James 1:21

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/12/2020

If you don't think every day is
a good day, just try missing one.
~ Cavett Robert

It is good to be able to enjoy the
 pleasant light of day. For you have
delivered me from death, yes, my
feet from falling, that I may walk
before God in the light of life.
~ Ecclesiastes 11:7 with Psalms 56:13

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/11/2020

Power is the ability to
do good things for others.
~ Brooke Astor

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil,
BUT what is good.
The one who does good is of God.
~ 1 John, verse 11

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/10/2020

A man can no more diminish
God's glory by refusing to worship Him,
than a lunatic can put out the sun
by scribbling the word "darkness"
on the walls of his cell.
~ C.S. Lewis

For the earth will be filled with
 the knowledge of the glory of the LORD,
as the waters cover the sea.
~ Habakkuk 2:14

Monday, March 09, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/9/2020

They who give have all things;
they who withhold have nothing.
~ Hindu Proverb

Give instruction to a wise man and
he will be still wiser, teach a righteous
man and he will increase his learning.
~ Proverbs 9:9

Friday, March 06, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/6/2020

Friday Tale - Because

Keep your Thoughts Positive.
Because your Thoughts become your Words.
         Keep your Words Positive.
Because your Words become your Behavior.
         Keep your Behavior Positive.
Because your Behavior, becomes your Habit.
         Keep your Habits Positive.
Because your Habits become your Values.
         Keep your Values Positive.
Because your Values become your Destiny.
~ Unknown

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples,
don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.
~ Bill Meyer

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

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/5/2020

Rest in this - it is His business to lead,
command, impel, send, call...
it is your business to obey,
follow, move, respond.....
~ Jim Elliott

And he said to them, "Follow me,
and..... I will make you fishers of men".
~ Matthew 4:19

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/4/2020

We have to pray with our eyes
on God, not on the difficulties.
~ Oswald Chambers

And whatever you ask in prayer,
you will receive, if you have faith.
~ Matthew 21:22

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/3/2020

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that
people act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on
the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
~ Charles Swindoll

BUT he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness."
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content
with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions
and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Monday, March 02, 2020

Thought for the Day 3/2/2020

Do one thing at a time and
do that one thing as if your
life depended upon it.
~ Eugene Grace

Whatever you do, work heartily,
as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord you
 will receive the inheritance as your reward. 
You are serving the Lord Christ.
~ Colossians 3:23-24

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