Today’s Words of Wisdom

Another one of my favorite verses:

Isaiah 55: 8 (AMP)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.

We can make ourselves a little bit crazy or a lot if we don’t remember this. GOD is GOD and His ways are perfect even when we don’t understand them. The best thing we can do (at least that’s what I think) is to remember that God loves us and to trust Him no matter what circumstances happen.

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

Today’s Words of Wisdom

Remember, there’s  not just wisdom to be found in God’s Word, there’s peace and joy and power. But they’re only words unless you put the words into action. So without further ado, here’s Today’s Words of Wisdom…

Philippians 2: 14 (NLT)

For God is working in you giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

God gives each of us jobs to do while we’re here on earth. Those jobs are varied and sometimes difficult. And sometimes even difficult to the point of  making us feel like it’s impossible. But God doesn’t leave us alone. This verse reminds us, if we are working to please God, He will give us the power to do that! What an awesome God!

 

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

Today’s Words of Wisdom

I’m so amazed and in awe of how much wisdom can be found in God’s Word. But not just wisdom, there’s peace and joy and power in the words. But they’re only words unless you put the words into action. So without further ado… Today’s Words of Wisdom…

1 Thessalonians 5: 16

Rejoice, pray, and give thanks.

This verse may be short but it’s packed with good advice!

Rejoice–don’t just ignore the good things in life, rejoice in them!

Pray–There’s a verse that says pray without ceasing. God wants to keep that connection with us. Praying is the way to do that!

Give thanks–nothing can change our attitude more than being thankful for what we have.

I believe if you do these three things on a regular basis, you’ll be filled with God’s peace and joy. And who doesn’t want that?

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

Today’s Words of Wisdom

So, I write Bible verses on index cards and then read them over and over. Eventually they go in a pile where they sit as I write different verses down to study. Every now and then I go to the big stack and reread them. As you can imagine, that stack grows bigger and bigger all the time.

I’m so amazed each time I read the “old” verses and how much wisdom can be found in God’s Word. But not just wisdom, there’s peace and joy and power in the words. But they’re only words unless you put the words into action.

Anyway, I thought I’d take a week or so to share some of my favorite verses (and perhaps just a comment or two) with you so without further ado… Today’s Words of Wisdom…

 

2nd Corinthians 4: 18

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen. For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.

I need to be reminded of this all the time. I tend to get bogged down in the here and now. It’s good to remember these are only temporary circumstances. We should be more focused on the eternal. Help me, God, to remember that. Amen.

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

 

 

What’s Your Good?

Psalm 73: 28

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good.

Oh my! Just when I think I’ve read all the good Bible verses–I discover another great one! I love this verse. The nearness of God is my good! How easy it is for me to forget this. This verse calms me–reminds me that all I really need is God.

We live in a world where we’re bombarded with the message–I need that and that and that… which means I need more and more and more money. And so when we don’t have that and that, it must mean we can’t be happy, right?

Wrong!

And this verse reminds me of that. I don’t need more stuff–I need more of God because the nearness of God is my good.

Simple Enough?

1 Peter 1: 16

…for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Simple enough, right? “Be holy, because I am holy.” With I AM being God, of course.

Non-Christians and, sadly, many Christians as well think Christianity is about rules. Don’t do this. Do this. If you’re good enough, then you can go to heaven.  Not true. On our own, we are but filthy rags in God’s sight. We can’t be holy enough, but when we believe in Jesus as the Son of God, we have righteousness through him.

Therefore our goal should be as it is written–be holy. We aren’t perfect, but we should keep striving to be more like Jesus.

What are some things to strive for?A few come to mind. Kindness. Compassion. Patience. Forgiveness. Jesus showed these attributes time and time again in life and as he died on the cross. So they should be my goal as well.  I don’t know about you but I have a little trouble being consistent in these areas and others. But I keep striving to do what is right in God’s eyes.

Our human nature is very rebellious. We want to do what we want to do!! But God says–be holy because I AM holy.

Simple Enough!

Now it’s YOUR TURN: Do you have a favorite verse that helps keep you on track with your attitude and your actions? Share it with us…please!

Until next time…GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

Yet Again–Part 2: Giving Up Isn’t An Option!

Proverbs 24: 16

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
         But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

I finally managed to get Joey + Rory’s new album—oops I mean CD, HYMNS on my IPod that I use while I work out. If you don’t know Joey + Rory’s story, you might want to check out Rory’s blog, This Life I Live at http://thislifeilive.com.  Just be sure to have a few tissues handy.

As I listened to Joey’s beautiful voice this morning singing her favorite traditional hymns, I was inspired by her courage. But more than her courage, also by the fact she didn’t lose her faith during her battle with cancer, even when she knew she wouldn’t be winning the battle–here. But she’s won now because  Joey’s in the arms of her dear Savior and mine.

But the inspiration doesn’t end there. If you know anything about Joey + Rory, it’s how much Rory loved his bride. We were blessed to see them perform several times and the one thing I always noticed was the love that twinkled in Rory’s eyes whenever he looked at Joey.

So these days, Rory’s doing what he needs to do to get back up after losing his beloved bride. For him, giving up isn’t an option. He’s determined to honor God and Joey as he goes on with his life. Which should inspire all of us to do the same. We all fall down but staying down and giving up shouldn’t be an option when you’re a Christian.

Joey inspires still but so does Rory!

Anyway as I said in my last blog, Yet Again, I’m back on treatment for my brain tumors in spite of being told they were stable and shouldn’t cause any more problems.  This came right at the point where I was feeling stronger and healthier than I have in years. Even if I manage to avoid chemo, I know the steroids are going to knock me down again–for now.

But giving up isn’t an option.

Yes, I’ve fallen down once again but with God’s help I know I’ll get back up.

Now it’s YOUR TURN: Who inspires you and why? Doesn’t matter if the person is famous or only famous to you. Tell us what inspires you about them.

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!