Short sayings and thoughts February, 2013

Short sayings and thoughts to hang onto

February 2013

Transfusion!

A young boy had a terrible illness, viagra sale cialis and so did his twin sister. The antibiotics worked on him but not his sister. After he recovered his sister lay dying. The only hope was to infuse his blood into her…a major transfusion. When asked if he would do this, tadalafil he thought long and hard about it and consented. After the transfusion, his sister began to revive, but right after the transfusion, he laid still on his bed. When the doctor came in, the boy asked, how long before I die? The doctor told him he would not die, but that he probably saved the life of his sister.  In his mind, this is the reason why he pondered so long; he thought he would have to give up his life for hers. Christ did give up His life for yours; why not at least live for Him as best you can.  (rvk, Swindol tape, Hebrews 10)

 

Soft Answers

Continual soft answers often break through to hard hearts, try it for a change.  But don’t forget to ask God when doing so, because for most of us this doesn’t come naturally. (k)

 

Preparing

If it was going to take me 8 hours to cut down a tree and cut it up, then I would spend 6 of those hours sharpening my axe. (Lincoln) So in respect to what God has given you to do, how much time will you spend praying and reading His Word before you begin?

 

Faith

Every believer in Christ must face a set of circumstances where the situation is black and hopeless. But hangs in there anyway through prayer and patience until God’s light and hope arrive.

 

Good leaders?

Good leaders accept the blame and share the credit. Losers are always accusers and excusers.  God helps leaders who want to be good to be good, but they must recognize and depend upon Him if they want they truly want this.

 

Life

Life is not based so much on high performance, but on quiet faithfulness, not on impressive works, but on deep and abiding relationships with others, beginning with Jesus Christ, your best friend and Savior. 

 

Achieving intelligence!

Refrain from being overly confident of how smart you are, when you get to the point where you realize that you are not the answer and Christ is, then you can count yourself as very intelligent. (k)

 

Faith is backing off

Sometimes faith consists of letting things alone.  If you entirely trust an issue to God, then keep your hands from it and let Him do His work. Helping God make things happen, often is no help at all, and even delays things for you at best. Remember, God has always had your best interests in mind and does so again with what you’re now facing. (k)

 

Our Strength

With God behind you and His arms beneath you….you can face whatever is ahead of you.

 

His strength

The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us, which is the Lord of course.

 

Thoughts of this world

“If you read history you will find out that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next…Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.  Aim at earth and you get neither.”   (C.S. Lewis)

 

Faith

You cannot discover new oceans of faith unless you have the courage to leave your current shore of security.

 

God’s grace

God’s grace puts you in a state of forgiveness with Him that sets you free forever to live out your life the way it was always intended, with abundant joy, peace, love, and great purpose.  Once you have received His grace by believing in Jesus as Lord and Savior that forgiveness will never be taken back, no matter what you do. Even though you may sin again, fail Him, others, and even yourself, God’s grace stands, you are forgiven. All you need do then to regain the spiritual momentum you might have lost when reverting back to old ways is to ask His forgiveness.   However, in your asking it is not for salvation again, but rather to repair the relationship you damaged with Him by doing what you did. And even though you did the damaging, He never broke His relationship with you due to His grace. In fact, He never loved you any less when you failed then when you succeeded, because His love and forgiveness became unconditional for you after believing and receiving Christ. And that’s grace!  So repair your relationship with Him if need be; ask His forgiveness, and move on!  And when you can, offer the same kind of grace to others when they fail or disappoint you; who knows, perhaps your grace may lead one or two of them to the Lord.  Wouldn’t that be great!   (K)

            “There is no condemnation for those in Christ.” (Romans 8:1) “For by grace you have               been saved through faith;      and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are   His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk       in them.  (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Sleepless?

Even when we cannot sleep, God can give you rest when we pray to Him. So why not pray to Him tonight when you find yourself anxiously awake, for He knows what you are worried about, and knows the answer, even before you ask Him. (k)

 

Devil

Don’t let the devil discourage you by your past, when the devil brings up your past, you bring up his future.

 

Love

Love not only gives, it forgives.

 

Heaven

“Life is hard-but God is good, and heaven is real.” (Billy Graham)

 

 

God’s love

God loves every one of us as if there were but one of us.

 

Good at Math?

The best mathematical equation I have ever seen? 1 cross + 3 nails

= 4 given.

 

Walking with the Lord

I shall never be able to go too fast with the Lord in front leading the way; I can never go to slow with Him behind encouraging me all along the way.  (k)

 

Never late or early

God never misses an appointment with us, and He is never late or early in revealing and carrying out His will in our lives. Although to be quite honest, I often wish He’d work a little more according to my schedule and timing on things, rather than His (k)