Monday, February 28, 2011
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Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
"So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own." Matt 6:34
What am I doing worrying about tomorrow? God has always taken good care of me. He has always provided. He knows my needs more than I do.
Isn't it amazing how one little spin in our lives takes us on this worry roller coaster? Immediately I was convicted of this verse. We need not worry. We can totally rest in His love and provision. At least for me, it isn't the big things that throws that rolling stone across my path, it is the small irritating things.
Praise Him, praise Him...no matter what I feel about what is thrown at me. God is greater, even greater than anything I can imagine. I do want my Father to nudge me when I get too comfortable in this world. After all, the comfort begins a little at a time.
Thank you Lord for trials, and reminders how much you love me. How much you care for me. Even Solomon was not dressed as much as the lilies of the field.
If you are having a "befuddled" day, look up. God is caring for you and loving you!!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
The following thoughts are not original with me, but definitely worthy of sharing. I confess I have felt a bit "empty" the past several days. But this was a challenge/blessing to me.
"For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another." (Romans 14:18-19)
If we insist on our freedoms, we may damage the weaker person. If we argue over matters, they may be encouraged to do something they do not have faith to do. Let the Holy Spirit convince them if it is necessary. Can't we trust the Teacher to do His work in their lives? Our insistence on others seeing our perspective is often no more than pride. Do and say what leads to peace and mutual edification.
Is destroying another just to have your own way worth it?
Whenever you are doing something that threatens the peace of a community, or a church, or a group, or an individual, so that they cannot handle it, so that they become angry and upset, then back off. You, who are strong, bear that burden. Do not insist on your rights. Some people get so intent on having their rights that I have seen them indulge in the very presence of people they knew would be highly offended by what they did, simply because they wanted to show how free they were. Paul says that kind of thing is absolutely wrong. (Ray Stedman)
What are some permissible things which, given the call to be mindful of other believers, I need to personally limit or eliminate?