Thoughts to keep you going

Grace

“Grace means there is nothing we can do to make God loves us more– no amount of spiritual calisthenics and renunciations, viagra canada sovaldi no amount of knowledge gained from seminaries, thumb no amount of crusading on behalf of righteous causes.  And grace means there is nothing we can do to make God love us less…Grace means that God already loves us as much as an infinite God can possibly love. “ [Yancy, page 70 What’s So Amazing about Grace]  

One of a kind

Allow God to be as creative with you as He is with all who believe. You were crafted for specific good works, things God planned for you from the beginning.   So don’t compare yourself with others or be concerned with what God is doing in their lives. You have a God who is a Creator, not a duplicator.  He’s never made anyone the same, including you. You are one of a kind.  So take hold of this and pursue who you are in the Lord and what He has put on your heart to do.  Finally who you are and what you do may or may not be confirmed by others, but God’s opinion is the only one that counts.    

Never want

Never want when you have God to go to and never fear while you have Him to help you. Remember He loves you and will supply all your needs.  All you need do is ask and wait on Him to answer according to His own timing.   He has never yet been too early or late with anyone in answering. 

Your enemy

Don’t let the devil discourage you about your past.  If you’ve sought the Lord’s forgiveness then that part of your life is history.   So the next time Satan brings up your past, bring up his future.  Then watch him flee.

Thoughts on Forgiveness

Forgiveness requires us to surrender our right to get even.  Though God can forgive in a single breath, we often can’t because of our flawed human hearts.  Only He can help us with this. We may have to forgive over and over before it becomes real to us and others.  It doesn’t require forgetting; otherwise we’d never forgive anyone.   But over time, God helps us forget as only He can do.  Nothing enables us to forgive more than knowing in our hearts that He has forgiven us for what we’ve done. 

Today

Ask  God to help you make the most of today, and the least of yesterday, unless yesterday was really a good day.

Perseverance

The race does not always belong to the swift, but to  those who keep running.

Revenge

Revenge takes you down to the level of the one who offended you.   So don’t take it against that person, just move on and treat others as you wish you had been treated.    God will give you great peace within if you do.  And peace within is a whole lot better than revenge within.

Accomplishments

You can accomplish more in 1 hour with God, then in a lifetime without Him. “With God all things are possible.”Matthew 19:26

Reap what you sow?

What goes around  comes around.   Be careful what you do to others! and take your affliction quietly. Be confident, He will bring it to an end at just the right time.   

Detours

The wise man through his faith in God  can see, understand and enjoy all the detours of life.

Decisions

You are made by the decisions you make; the decisions you make are you.

 

Trials and their beauty

In the early part of the 20th Century the finest china ware in the world was burned at least three times, some more than three.  Why did it have to go through such an  intense fire?  Not once, twice, but three times? Once should have been enough. But no, three times was necessary to burn the china so that its gold and crimson were brought out more beautifully, and then fastened to stay.  We likewise are fashioned after the same principle in life.  Our trials are burned into us, once, twice, and even three times by God  so that the colors He’s building within us will show His extraordinary beauty and stay within us forever.

Dealing with Fear

Do the good and right thing you fear and eventually it will subside and disappear.

“Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid…for the Lord will go before you,

He will not fail or forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6

 

Surviving Trials?

God knows that you can get through the trials and difficulties He sends your way.  He would not give them to you if you couldn’t, for God always knows your strength, and measures it to the last inch.   And don’t forget nothing comes to you unless it goes through Him first.  

Faith

Helplessness is a key path to a great faith, when there is no human solution but to trust God.

Purpose

It makes no difference who you are, what you have done, or how discouraged you may be, as long as you are still alive, God has a purpose for your life.

Perseverance

The race does not always belong to the swift, but to  those who keep running.

Doing the Supernatural

When someone mistreats you don’t do what comes natural, but what is supernatural, love them back in return.  You can only do this with God’s help; you don’t have it  within you to do it on your own.