Tuesday, March 27, 2012

After This ...

There  WILL BE glory after this. After what? Whatever you are facing right now.

After the pain -

After the brokenness -

After the divorce -

After the sickness -

After the embarrassment and the humiliation -

After the bankruptcy -

After the ______________________ (fill in the blank) -

It may not look like it. It may not feel like it. It may not seem like it. But, there will be glory after this.  There will be victory after this.  The WORD promises that we walk by faith and not by sight. Hang on in there. Stand your ground - even in the middle of the battle that you are in. For, the battle does not go to the swift, nor to the strong. But, it goes to the one that endures unto the end.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Today I Choose …

Today, I choose to be thankful. In spite of the fact that things are not as good as they seem, nor are things as bad as they seem. I choose to focus on that which is positive. Thank you, God, for your bountiful blessings. Thank you that YOU are God and without you, there is none other. Open my eyes, today, so that I may only see the good. You said, in your WORD, that we are to give thanks in everything (not for everything, but in everything). Thank you, God, for keeping my mind focused on that which is true, honest, pure, lovely, virtuous, praiseworthy and of a good report.

In Jesus’ name,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Do You Really Care?

If a person does not display love and respect when you are well and able, should you expect it from that person when you are down and out? Too often, we expect others to make unrealistic transformations during times of sickness or sadness - to show concern and lend a helping hand when we are unable to do for ourselves. We expect them to visit or share an encouraging word. How irrational!

If you care about someone or love someone, give them their flowers when they can appreciate them. Praise them when they are up. Don’t wait until something is wrong to show that you care.

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Display the same love and compassion to others that you so desperately desire from others.