Things You Should Always Remember

Things You Should Always Remember

Below are some things you should always remember to do, no matter how good or rough your day may be:

Always remember…

* that your presence is a present to the world.

* that you are a unique and unrepeatable creation.

* that your life can be what you want it to be.

* to take the days just one at a time.

* to count your blessings, not your troubles.

* that you’ll make it through whatever comes along.

* that most of the answers you need are within you.

* those dreams waiting to be realized.

* that decisions are too important to leave to chance.

* to always reach for the best that is within you.

* that nothing wastes more energy than worry

* that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

* that the longer you carry a grudge, the heavier it gets.

* not to take things too seriously.

* to laugh.

* that a little love goes a long way.

* that a lot goes forever.

* that happiness is more often found in giving than getting.

* that life’s treasures are people, not things.

May God bless your day with peace, joy and love.

– Author Unknown

Meditation: and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God. Numbers 15:40

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when, suddenly his room filled with light and the Saviour appeared. The Lord told the man He had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day.

For many years he toiled from sun up to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.

Seeing that the man was showing signs of discouragement, the adversary decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the man’s weary mind: “You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t budged. Why kill yourself over this? You are never going to move it.”

Thus giving the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. “Why kill myself over this?” he thought. “I’ll just put in my time, giving just the minimum effort and that will be good enough.” And that was what he planned to do until one day he decided to make it a matter of prayer and take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.

“Lord,” he said, “I have laboured long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimetre. What is wrong? Why am I failing?”

The Lord responded compassionately, “My son, when I asked you to serve me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all your strength, which you have done. Never did I mention to you that I expected you to move the rock. Your task was to push, and now you come to me, with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so?

“Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscular, your back sinewy and brown, your hands are callused from constant pressure, and your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition, you have grown much and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have.

“Yet you haven’t moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient, push, exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. This you have done. I, my friend, will now move the rock.”

At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves the mountains.

Author Unknown

Meditation: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

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What You Should Note Today

What You Should Note Today

Today before you say an unkind word –
Think of someone who can’t speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food –
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife –
Think of someone who’s crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life –
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children –
Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn’t clean or sweep –
Think of the people who are living on the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job –
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another –
Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one Maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down –
Put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.Psalm 147:1

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Quiet My Heart, Lord

Quiet My Heart, Lord

Quiet my heart, Lord,
and show me a Christmas
as peaceful and calm as
an old cattle shed…

Slow down my pace, Lord,
and help me seek Jesus,
the Son of Your Love,
in a humble straw bed…

Steady my spirit, Lord,
call me from chaos
in simple surrender
to pray and rejoice…

Breakthrough the busy,
too-bright celebration,
and whisper your message,
“Be still…hear my voice…”

– Author Unknown

Meditation: Be still, and know that I am God…Psalm 46:10

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

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God Answers Prayer

God Answers Prayer

God Answers Prayer

I know not by what methods are,
But this I know – God answers prayer,
I know not when He sends the word
That tells us fervent prayer is heard.
I know it cometh — soon or late:
Therefore we need to pray and wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought.
I leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own.

Lord let me capture the pure spirit of a loving child when I speak
Your name.
Let me pray as a child prays, asking little for myself, much for
other souls
and for Your beautiful world.
Protect me, sleeping and waking, from evil.
Lead me by the hand to good works.
Let me praise You in simple words and in glorious silence through all
the days and the nights of my life.

Amen.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:14-16

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Life from the View of An Embroider

Life from the View of An Embroider

Life from the View of An Embroider

When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was. As from the underside I watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it sure looked messy from where I sat.

She would smile at me, look down and gently say, “My son, you go about your playing for a while, and when I am finished with my embroidering, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side.”

I would wonder why she was using some dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled from my view. A few minutes would pass and then I would hear mother’s voice say, “Son, come and sit on my knee.”

This I did only to be surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or a sunset. I could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy. Then, mother would say to me, “My son, from underneath it did look messy and jumbled, but you did not realize that there was a pre-drawn plan on the top. It was a design. I was only following it. Now look at it from my side and you will see what I was doing.”

Many times through the years I have looked up to my Heavenly Father and said, “Father, what are You doing?” He has answered, “I am embroidering your life. I say, “But it looks like a mess to me. It seems so jumbled. The threads seem so dark. Why can’t they all be bright?”

The Father seems to tell me, “‘My child, you go about your business of doing My business, and one day I will bring you to Heaven and put you on My knee and you will see the plan from My side.”

Meditation: ‘Your hands have made me and fashioned me, an intricate unity;’Job 10:8

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