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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Joy in Serving

 

Mark 9:35

Joy in Serving

Living life with enthusiasm includes raising your children. Don’t get up and say,

“Humph ! My friends are out doing something fun and exciting. All I’m doing is taking care of kids.” A parent’s work is one of the most important jobs in the whole world. But you may not have somebody patting you on the back or cheering you on. Your day may not be filled with extraordinary events. There are diapers to change, children to feed, housework that needs to be done; routine, mundane chores that start over the moment you complete them.

 

But in the midst of the ordinary, you can choose to have an extraordinary attitude toward your work. The Scripture tells us to do everything we do with our whole hearts, “to never lag in zeal.”

 

12/23

2 Thessalonians 3:7-8

Set an Example

When you get to work today, don’t give your employer a halfhearted effort. Don’t dawdle on the phone, wasting your employer’s time and money. If you are digging a ditch, don’t spend half the day leaning on your shovel; do your work with excellence and enthusiasm!

 

“Well, someone says, they don’t pay me enough, anyway. I shouldn’t have to work very hard.” You won’t be blessed with that kind of attitude. God wants you to give it everything you’ve got. Be enthusiastic. Set an example. Do your work with such excellence that others will be impressed with your God merely by observing your positive work ethic. Be so full of joy that other people will want what you have.

 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year.


STRONG PERSON

A strong person knows how to keep their life in order. Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile. Send this to a strong person. I just did. God is good. Change is coming. God saw your sadness and said hard times are over. If you believe in Him, send this to ten people including me. Watch what happens in thirty minutes! Be honest and send this to anyone who made you smile this year.
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Live, Laugh, Love

Monday, December 20, 2010

Staying Inspired

 

Ephesians 5:18-19

Staying Inspired

It’s not always easy to stay excited and inspired. Perhaps at one time you were deeply in love, full of passion, but now your marriage has become stale and stagnant. Or, maybe you were excited about your job, but it’s become dull and boring. Maybe at one time you were excited about serving God. You couldn’t wait to get to church. You loved reading   your Bible, praying, and spending time with fellow believers. But lately you’ve been thinking, I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I don’t have any passion. I’m going through the motions.

 

The truth is, much of life is routine, and we can become stagnant if we’re not careful to stay filled with the Holy Spirit. He alone can renew our spirit daily.

 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Re: Jeremiah29:11

Dear God:

this is my friend, whom I love and this is my prayer for her
Help her live her life
to the fullest.

Please promote her
and cause her to excel
above her expectations.

Help her to shine
in the darkest places
where it is impossible
to love.

Protect her at all times,
lift her up when she needs
you the most,

and

let her know when
she walks with you,

She will always
be safe.

Love you Girl!


Now you're on the clock . . .

In 9 minutes something
will make you happy. ;-)

But you have to tell
nine sisters you love them.
Get going girl!!
Do not ask the Lord to
guide your footsteps.
if you are not willing
to move your feet.

Live Inspired!

Jeremiah 20:9

Live Inspired!

Let’s not be na├»ve. The pressures, tensions, and stress of modern life constantly threaten to take a toll on our enthusiasm for living. You probably know some people who have lost their passion. They’ve lost their zest for life. Once they were excited about the future, but they’ve lost their fire. I especially see this happening when people get accustomed to God’s goodness; living by grace becomes routine.

 

The word enthusiasm derives from two Greek words: en theos, meaning “inspired by God.” Living your best life now is living with enthusiasm and being excited about the life God has given you. It is believing for more good things in the days ahead, but it is also living in the moment and enjoying it to the hilt! Start today.

 

 

12/18

Romans 5:5

Never Take God for Granted

One of the main reasons we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we start to take for granted what God has done for us. Don’t allow your relationship with Him to become stale or your appreciation for His goodness to become common. Don’t take for granted the greatest gift of all that God has given you – Himself!

 

We need to stir ourselves up, to replenish our supply of God’s good gifts on a daily basis. Like the Israeli people in the wilderness who had to gather God’s miraculous provisions of manna afresh each morning, we, too, cannot get by on yesterday’s supply.  We need fresh enthusiasm each day. Our lives need to be inspired, infused, and filled afresh with God’s goodness every day. Stay filled with hope today.

 

12/19

 Romans 12:11

Be the Happiest

God’s people should be the happiest people on earth! So happy, in fact, that other people notice. Why? Because we not only have a fabulous future, but we can enjoy life today! That’s what living your best life now is all about.

 

Don’t just go through the motions in life. Make a decision that you are not going to live another day without the joy of the Lord in your life; without love, peace, and passion; without being excited about your life. And understand that you don’t have to have something extraordinary happening in your life to be excited. You may have the perfect job or the perfect marriage or live in the perfect environment, but you can still choose to live each day aglow with God’s presence.

 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Clear Conscience

Acts 24:16

A Clear Conscience

You may not think it makes any difference when you don’t pay your bills on time or if you treat your friends one way and your spouse another. But if you don’t learn to pass those tests, God will not promote you. Remember, our lives are an open book before God. He looks at our hearts. He looks at our motives. God sees every time you go the extra mile to do what’s right. He also sees the times that you compromise and take the easy way out.

 

Learn to listen to your conscience. God put that inside you so you would have an inner rule by which to know right from wrong. When you start to compromise, you hear that alarm go off in your conscience. Don’t ignore it. Do what you know in your heart is the right thing.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

RE: FAITH...

 Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.

“Always dream and seek for something new this will help you keep going with a smile in your face”

 

  

 

 

 

“Look back and thank God.
Look forward and trust God.
Look around and serve God.
Look within and find God!"

 

 

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Integrity and Prosperity

 

Genesis 36:33

Integrity and Prosperity

We need to live honestly before our God and before other people. I heard somebody put it this way: “Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.” It’s not always easy. Are we paying our debts? Are we being aboveboard in our business decisions?  Are we treating other people with respect and honor?

 

Integrity and prosperity are flip sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. God may be reminding you about something such as paying a bill that you’ve swept under the rug. Maybe it’s about getting to work on time consistently: maybe you know you should be more truthful with your wife. Start making things right. Step up to a higher level of integrity in those areas.

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thank you GOD

 If I could sit on the porch with God, the first thing I would do is thank him for you..... 

 

 

 

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You're...
My friend,
My companion,
Through good times and bad,
My friend,
My buddy,
Through happy and sad,
Beside me you stand,
Beside me you walk,
You're there to listen,
You're there to talk,
With happiness,
With smiles,
With pain and tears,
I know you'll be there, throughout the years!

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Remember, no man or woman is a failure who has a friend!

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Be Honest

Proverbs 23:23

Be Honest

Why fuss about “White Lies”? If you will lie about the little things, before long you’ll lie about bigger things. The people in large companies that have come tumbling down because of financial misdeeds didn’t start off by stealing millions of dollars. They started off compromising a hundred dollars here, a thousand dollars there. Then, when the opportunity came, they compromised millions.

 

Don’t kid yourself. If you will compromise in something small, eventually you will compromise in more serious matters. Compromise is a downhill slide. Theft is theft, whether it’s one dollar or a thousand dollars. Taking home your company’s office supplies is dishonesty. Not giving your company a full day’s work is not integrity. Stretching the truth in order to get a new account is deceit. God won’t bless any of that.

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

God's Way

Proverbs 16:9

God’s Way

In the late 1990’s, two former college basketball players missed their connecting flight to Kenya. Nine irritating hours later, the only seats remaining in the next available flight were in first class, so the two big men were seated at the front of the plane. Midway through that flight, the plane took a nosedive and plummeted toward the ground at full throttle. At the sound of commotion, a flight attendant opened the cockpit door, and there was a huge deranged man who had overwhelmed the pilots. The two basketball players jumped up and wrestled the attacker to the ground and subdued him. Without their assistance, the plane would have crashed within seconds, having already fallen from thirty thousand feet to less than four thousand feet.

 

God delayed those two young men on purpose and put them strategically where they could help save that entire plane. If he redirects our steps, He has a reason. 

God's Guidance Works

Isaiah 58:11

God’s Guidance Works

Sometimes God will put you in an uncomfortable situation so you can help somebody else. You may be living with a spouse or a child who is difficult to get along with. Or perhaps you work in an office that is filled with favoritism or politics. God knows what He’s doing. He can see the big picture. He can see the future. And He has you exactly where He wants you today.

 

Quit questioning Him and start trusting Him. Just know that God is in control. He has your best interests at heart. Trust Him today to direct your steps and to cause you to be right where you need to be at just the right time.

 

Colossians 3:23-24

 

Colossians 3:23-24

Be a Person of Excellence

Many people want to do as little as they possibly can and still get by. But God did not create us to be mediocre. He doesn’t want us to just barely get by, or to do what everybody else is doing. God has called us to be people of excellence and integrity. Indeed, the only way to be truly happy is to live with excellence and integrity. Any hint of compromise will taint our greatest victories or our grandest achievements.

 

Remember: you represent Almighty God. How you live, how you conduct your business and do your work is all a reflection on our God. If you want to live your best life now, start aiming for excellence in everything you do.

 

 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Trust God Anyway

 

Proverbs 20:24

Trust God Anyway

Isn’t it interesting that we believe God is guiding us as long as we are getting what we want and we’re “living on the mountaintop,” relatively unscathed by the warp and woof of life in the valley below? But we need to understand that the Lord is directing our steps even when it seems things are not going our way. You may be in a stressful situation this morning. You may be thinking, This doesn’t seem right. God, I don’t understand it.

 

You are never going to understand everything you go through in life or why certain things come against you. You simply must learn to trust God anyway. You must learn to keep a good attitude in the midst of the chaos and confusion, knowing that God is still in control.

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Joy Is Your Strength

12/1

Proverbs 17:22

Joy Is Your Strength

You need to understand that the enemy is not really after your dreams, your health, or your finances. He’s not primarily after your family. He’s after your joy. The Bible says that “the joy of the Lord is your strength”, and your enemy knows if he can deceive you into living down in the dumps and depressed, you are not going to have the necessary strength – physically, emotionally, or spiritually to withstand his attacks.

 

When you rejoice in the midst of your difficulties, you’re giving the enemy a black eye. He doesn’t know what to do with people who keep giving the enemy a black eye. He doesn’t know what to do with people who keep giving God praise despite their circumstances. Learn how to smile and laugh. Quit being so uptight and stressed out. Make your choice to enjoy your life to the fullest today.