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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stay Full of Joy

 

11/30

Proverbs 15:13, 15

Stay Full of Joy

The apostle Paul wrote many of his letters while incarcerated, often in prison cells not much bigger than a small bathroom. Some historians and Bible commentators believe that the raw sewage system of that day ran right through one of the dungeons in which he was imprisoned. Yet Paul wrote such amazing faith filled words as, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. And “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”

 

Notice that we are to rejoice and be happy at all times. In your difficulties, when things aren’t going your way, make a decision to stay full of joy.

Monday, November 29, 2010

RE: Untimely Death

 

Untimely Death


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YOU JUST MIGHT BE SURPRISED!!!  I WAS!!!







 











D
ID YOU KNOW 
THESE FACTS?
 








SURE DIDNT

TILL NOW 













Death 
is certain but the Bible speaks

about untimely death!













Make a 
personal reflection about this.......
 













Very 
interesting, read until

the end......









It is 
written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7):


















'Be not 
deceived; God is not mocked:
 









for 
whatsoever a man sow,
  









that shall 
he also reap..
 

















Here are some 
men and women
 









who mocked 
God 
:













John Lennon 

(Singer):
 













Some 
years before, during his interview

with an American Magazine, 
he said:
  












'Christianity 
will end, it will disappear.
 









I do 
not have to argue about
 









that... 
I am certain.
 













Jesus 
was ok, but his subjects were too simple,

today we are more 
famous than Him' (1966).
 













Lennon, after 
saying that the Beatles were more

famous than Jesus Christ, 
was shot six times.
 

















Tancredo 
Neves
 

(President of Brazil): 









During 
the Presidential campaign, he said if he got

500,000 votes 
from his party, not even God would

remove him from 
Presidency.
 













Sure he got 
the votes, but he got sick a

day before

being made President, 
then he died.
 













Cazuza 

(Bi-sexual Brazilian 
composer, singer and poet):
 









During 
A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ),














while 
smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some

smoke into the air 
and said: 'God, that's for you.'
 













He died at 
the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER

in a horrible manner.













The man who 
built the Titanic
 













After 
the construction of Titanic, a

reporter asked

him how safe the 
Titanic would be.
 













With 
an ironic tone he said:
  









'Not 
even God can sink it'
 













The 
result:
  I think you all know

what happened to the Titanic  

















Marilyn Monroe 
 

(Actress)
  













She 
was visited by Billy Graham during a

presentation of a 
show.
 









He 
said the Spirit of God had sent him

to preach to her. 









After 
hearing what the Preacher had to say,

she said:









'I 

don't need your Jesus'.  













A week later, 
she was found dead in

her apartment 













Bon Scott 

(Singer)
 









The 
ex-vocalist of the AC/DC..

On one of

his 1979 songs he 
sang:









'Don't 
stop me; I'm going down all the way,

down the highway to 
hell'.
 













On the 19th 
of February 1980, Bon Scott was

found dead,

he had been choked 
by his own vomit.
  













Campinas
 (IN 2005)









In 
Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk,

went to pick up a 
friend.....
 









The 
mother accompanied her to the car and

was so worried about the 
drunkenness of her friends and she said to

the daughter 
holding her hand, who was already

seated in the car:













'My 
Daughter, Go With God And

May He Protect You.'









She 
responded: 'Only If He (God) Travels In The

Trunk, Cause 
Inside Here.....It's Already Full '
 













Hours later, 
news came by that they had been

involved in a fatal accident, 
everyone had died,
 









the car could 
not be recognized what type of car

it had been, but 
surprisingly, the trunk was intact.
  













The police 
said there was no way the trunk

could have remained intact. To 
their surprise, inside the trunk was a

crate of eggs, none was 
broken
 









Christine Hewitt 

(Jamaican Journalist

and 
entertainer) 

said the 
Bible (Word of God) was the

worst book ever written.













In June 2006 
she was found burnt beyond

recognition

in her motor 
vehicle.
 










Many more 
important people have forgotten

that there is no other name 
that was given so much authority

as the name of Jesus..













Many have 
died, but only Jesus died and

rose again,

and he is still 
alive.
 













'Jesus'
 













PS: 

If it was a 
joke, you would have sent it to everyone. 

So are you going to 
have courage to send this?.
 









I have done my 
part, Jesus said
  









'If you are 
embarrassed about me,
 









I will also 
be embarrassed about you

before my father.' 









You 
are my 8 in 8 seconds.

I am not breaking this. No way! 









I'M 
TOLD THIS WORKS!!!!!

 Bishop T.D. Jakes '8 Second Prayer.' Just 
repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!










'Lord, 
I love you and I need you, come into

my heart,

and bless me, 
my family, my home, and my friends,

in Jesus' name. 
Amen.'
 









Pass this message to 8 people

{EXCEPT YOU AND ME}....

You will 
receive a miracle tomorrow.

I Hope that you don't ignore and 

let God 
bless you
 .

 

 

 



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Monday, November 22, 2010

You Can Do It

 

1 Corinthians 10:13

You Can Do It

Certainly there are times in all our lives when bad things happen, or things don’t turn out as we had hoped. We can choose to be unhappy and go around with a sour attitude or to be happy in spite of our circumstances.

 

“I can’t do that”, you may say. “I get upset easily.” No – you can do whatever you want to do. God said He would never let us go through something that is too difficult for us to handle. And if your desire is great enough, you can stay calm and cool no matter what comes against you in life.

 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Positive attitudes


"If you say you can, then you can. If you say you can't, then your right."
~Willie O'Ree


Happiness Is Your Choice

 

Psalm 118:24

Happiness Is Your Choice

It is a simple yet profound truth: happiness is a choice. You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect in your family or with your business. You don’t have to forgo happiness until you lose weight, break an unhealthy habit, or accomplish all your goals. Happiness is your choice.

 

You might as well choose to be happy and enjoy your life! When you do that, not only will you feel better, but your faith will cause God to show up and work wonders. To do so, you must learn to live in today, one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment. It’s good to set goals and make plans, but if you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present in the way God wants us to.

 

11/20

John 14:27

Grace for Today

We need to understand that God gives us the grace to live today. He has not yet given us tomorrow’s grace, and we should not worry about it. Learn to live one day at a time. By an act of your will, choose to start enjoying your life right now. Learn to enjoy your family, friends, health, and work; enjoy everything in your life. Happiness is a decision you make, not an emotion you feel. God gives us His peace on the inside but it’s up to us to tap into God’s supernatural peace.

 

To enjoy your best life now is to choose to be happy this morning. Life is too short not to enjoy every single day.

 

11/21

Colossians 3:15

Let Peace Rule

We all have difficulties, struggles, and challenges, but if we make the mistake of allowing those circumstances to dictate our happiness, we risk missing out on God’s abundant life. It was never His intention for us to live one day “on cloud nine,” and the next day down in the dumps because we have problems. God wants us to live consistently and enjoy every single day of our lives.

 

Another negative comes when we focus so much on the future that we get anxious because we don’t know what’s coming. Naturally, the uncertainty increases our stress level and creates a sense of insecurity. When we get to tomorrow, God will give us what we need. But if we’re worried about tomorrow right now, we are bound to be frustrated and discouraged.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

GOD BLESS YOU TWICE

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Prepare the Way

11/18

Psalm 37:4

Prepare the Way

Some people will tell you that it doesn’t make any difference whether you give or not, or that it doesn’t do any good. But don’t listen to those lies. God is keeping those records.

 

If you want to live your best life now, don’t hoard what God has given you. Learn to sow it in faith. Put some action behind your prayers. Do something out of the ordinary as an expression of your faith. If you are believing for a promotion at work, don’t just say, “God, I’m counting you You.” Certainly, you should pray, but do more than pray. Go out and feed the poor, or do something to get some seed in the ground that God can bless. Remember, when you give, you are preparing the way for God to meet your needs today and in the future.

RE: Stress

Stress 


 


A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,
Raised a glass of water and asked
'How heavy is this glass of water?'


Answers
called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.'

He continued,

'And that's the way it is with stress management.

If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,

As the burden becomes increasingly heavy,


We won't be able to carry on. '


'As with the glass of water,

You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.

When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.'

'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.
!

Don't carry it home.


You can pick it up tomorrow.


Whatever burdens you're carrying now,

Let them down for a moment if you can.'

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.

Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:


* Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
And some days you're the statue.


* Always keep your words soft and sweet,
Just in case you have to eat them.


* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be
Recalled by their maker.


* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.


* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again,
It was probably worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time,
Because then you won't have a leg to stand on.


* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance.


* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* When everything's coming your way,
You're in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you.
The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world,
But you may also be the world to one person.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull.

Some have weird names, and all are different colours, but they all have to live in the same box.

*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
 
Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today...


 


I did


 

"We touch the lives of others in ways we often never know. People sometimes come into our personal world for fleeting moments and can leave us forever changed. We have more power to create or to destroy than we can imagine. We can leave things or individuals better or worse than we found them."
~Gail Pursell Elliott










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Monday, November 15, 2010

Generosity Is Repaid

11/15

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2

Generosity Is Repaid

God is keeping a record of every good deed you’ve ever done. You may think it went unnoticed, but God saw it. And in your time of need, He will make sure that somebody is there to help you. Your generous gifts will come back to you. God has seen every smile you’ve ever given to a hurting person. He’s observed every time you went out of the way to lend a helping hand. God has witnessed when you have given sacrificially. God has promised that your generous gifts will come back to you. In your time of need, because of your generosity, God will move heaven and earth to make sure you are taken care of.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Giving Gets God's Attention

 

11/12

Psalm 107:9

No More Sitting Around

Some people say,”I’ve got a lot of problems of my own. I don’t care about sowing seeds. I want to know how I can get out of my mess.” This is how you can get out of your mess. If you want God to solve your problems, help solve somebody else’s problem.

 

For instance, if you are lacking in friends, don’t sit at home alone month after month, feeling sorry for yourself. Go to the nursing home or the hospital and find somebody you can cheer up. If you’ll start sowing seeds of friendship, God will bring somebody great into your life. When you make other people happy, God will make sure that your life is filled with joy. Be more seed-oriented than need –oriented. Think about what kind of seed you can sow to get yourself out of that need.

 

11/13

Acts 2:44-45

In a Time of Need

I remember when my father launched our church’s first building program. We didn’t have much money, but there was a little Spanish church down the street that had plans to construct a new sanctuary too. One Sunday morning my dad announced that we were going to take up a special offering, not for our new building, but for the Spanish church. Several thousand dollars came in that morning, which went straight down the road. The truth is, we needed the money more than they did, but my father understood the importance of getting some seed in the ground. Amazingly, it wasn’t long before we had all the money we needed to get to work on our building project. We’ve lived by that principle ever since, and God has always met our needs.

 

11/14

2 Corinthians 9:8

Giving Gets God’s Attention

In the Bible, a roman named Cornelius and his family became the first recorded Gentile household to experience salvation after the resurrection of Jesus. Why was Cornelius chosen for this honor? Cornelius was told in a vision: “Your prayers and charities have not gone unnoticed by God!” Don’t let anybody convince you that it doesn’t make any difference whether you give. I’m not suggesting that you can buy miracles or that you have to pay God to meet your needs. But I am saying that God sees your gifts and acts of kindness. It please God when you give and He will pour out His favor on you.

 

Anxious for Nothing



"If you say you can, then you can. If you say you can't, then your right."
~Willie O'Ree


 

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Anxious for Nothing

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God”
(Philippians 4:6, NASB)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

So many people today are living uptight, worried and anxious about the future, filled with frustration and concern. In the natural there may be good reason, but understand, living that way is not God’s best. God doesn’t want us to be filled with anxiety and frustration; He wants us to live in peace. You can find rest in Him knowing that no matter what is happening around you, God Almighty has His hand on you.

The next time you’re tempted to worry or be anxious about something, remember this verse. God invites us to come to Him. In fact, the Bible says He rewards those who diligently seek Him. But notice, we can’t just come to Him any old way. He wants us to come to Him with a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving. Begin by simply saying, “Father in heaven, thank You for the privilege to come before You. Thank You for hearing my prayers.” As you come to Him with an open and humble heart, He will hear you and fill you with His peace and joy to live free from anxiety all the days of your life!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, today I choose to be anxious for nothing. I choose to set aside my worries and concerns. I thank You for Your faithfulness to meet every need in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Security Words of Wisdom...

 

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

 

"What food might this contain?", the mouse wondered.

 

He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed this warning :

 

"There is a mousetrap in the house!

There is a mousetrap in the house!"

 

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.

“I cannot be bothered by it."

 

The mouse turned to the pig and told him,

 

"There is a mousetrap in the house!

There is a mousetrap in the house!"

 

The pig sympathized, but said,

"I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it”

 

The mouse turned to the cow and said,

 

"There is a mousetrap in the house!

There is a mousetrap in the house!"

 

The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

 

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap

 

. . . Alone.. .. .

 

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house

 

-- the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

 

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught.

In the darkness, she did not see it.

It was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap.

 

The snake bit the farmer's wife.

 

The farmer rushed her to the hospital.

 

When she returned home she still had a fever.

 

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup.

So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient: Chicken

 

But his wife's sickness continued.

Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.

To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

 

But, alas, the farmer's wife did not get well...

 

She died.

 

So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them for the funeral luncheon.

 

And the mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

 

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and you think it doesn't concern you,

 

remember ---

When one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life.

We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

 

 

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

In the midst of a great famine in the land of Canaan, Isaac did something that people without insight may have thought rather odd. He sowed seed and then reaped a hundredfold crop, because the Lord blessed him. In his time of need, Isaac didn’t wait around, expecting someone else to come to his rescue. No, he acted in faith, and God supernaturally multiplied that seed.

 

Maybe you’re in some sort famine today. It could be a financial famine; or maybe you’re simply famished for friends. Whatever the need, sow some seeds and reap a huge harvest.

Do Something Good

Psalm 37:3

Do Something Good

It’s not enough to say, “God, I trust You. I know You are going to meet all my needs.” That’s like the farmer not planting any seeds and expecting a fabulous harvest. Scripture says there are two things we must do in times of trouble. First, we must trust in the Lord; and second, we must go out and do something good. Go out and sow some seeds. If you need a financial miracle, go buy somebody a cup of coffee this morning or give a little extra in the offering at church. If you don’t have any money, do some physical work for somebody- mow somebody’s lawn, pull some weeds, wash their windows. Make someone a pie. Do something to get some seed in the ground.

 

If you never plant the seeds, you’ll wait forever for a harvest.

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RE: Stay Blessed

 

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.

 


 

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Change Your Focus

11/9

Proverbs 11:24

Change Your Focus

The reason many people are not growing is because they are not sowing. They are living self-centered lives. Unless they change their focus and start reaching out to others, they will probably remain in a depressed condition, emotionally, financially, socially and spiritually.

 

All through the Bible, we find the principle of sowing and reaping. “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap”. Just as a farmer must plant some seeds if he hopes to reap a harvest, we, too, must plant some good seeds in the fields of our families, careers, businesses, and personal relationships. If you want to reap happiness, you have to sow some “happiness” seeds by making others happy. If you want to reap financial blessing, you must sow financial seeds in the lives of others. The seed always has to lead.

 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Be A Good Listener

 

 

11/8

James 1:19

Be A Good Listener

People who have closed their hearts to compassion become self-involved and self-centered. Motivated by only what they want and what they think they need, they rarely are good listeners and seldom do anything for anybody else.

 

We need to learn to be good listeners. Don’t always be so quick to give your opinion. Be sensitive to what the real need is in the person you hope to help. Too frequently, what we really want to do is just give them a quick word of encouragement, a semi-appropriate scripture verse, and a fifteen second prayer; then we can go on and do what we want to do. Instead, take the time today to hear someone with your heart, to show that person you are concerned and that you really care.