Blessings In The Word
Topics from various sources such as UCB's Word For Today and RBC's Daily Bread, accumulated over the past twelve years.
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”.
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Finding Time To Be A Friend To Those You Think You’re A Friend To.
From Word For Today – 16 April 2010
Jesus wants us to enjoy a satisfying life without getting bogged down by things that don’t add value or meaning. Life coach Robyn Coffman says, “Clutter isn’t only what you can see, it’s also what you can’t see. It perpetuates your overload schedule, endless commitments and overwhelming fears. A cluttered mind means over-thinking, over-reacting, over-analysing, over worrying and over committing.”
So de-clutter your mind by giving yourself permission to have a not-to-do list. Not to feel guilty for saying no to do something that might be good, but not right for you. Not to worry about how well adjusted your kids will be as adults. Not to hang something new in the wardrobe without giving something away. Not to feel over-responsible for everybody else’s well being. Not to answer the phone after a certain time each night. Not to say yes just because you’ve been invited. Not to schedule busy activities on Sundays and family days. Not to buy something just because it’s on sale. Not to think you have to make a meal requiring more than three ingredients, do laundry, clean the house and spend quality time with your family all on the same day. Not to ruminate over your own or other people’s mistakes. Not to compare yourself. The more you give yourself permission not to do, the more you free yourself to live a centred and abundant life. God will help you to live this way. “He gives power to the weak……..those who trust in the Lord will find new strength……(Isaiah 40:29-31). Make spending time with God a priority and everything else will fall into place.
The true Christian always does the right thing when nobody is looking. If you always do the right thing, you won't have difficulty remembering what you did. If you tell the truth, you won't struggle to remember what you said last time and to whom.
The only way to make things right is to admit you've been wrong.
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Do not bear a grudge against anyone, settle your differences with him, so that you will not commit a sin because of him. Do not take revenge on anyone or continue to hate him, but love your neighbor as you love yourself. I am the Lord
Lev 19:17-18 GNB
Who Dares Accuse Those Whom God Has Chosen?
From Word For Today – 9th November 2010
When you tear someone down, you’re on thin ice with God. The Bible says: “……..who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of His chosen?” Who would dare point a finger? The One Who died for us is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us?” (Romans 8:33). Your fellow believers are not perfect, but God says they belong to His dear Son (Eph 1:6). There’s nothing you can bring against them that God doesn’t already know. Stop and think; by discrediting them, you’re questioning the One Who redeemed them, implying He made a mistake and doesn’t know what He’s doing. You say, “But shouldn’t I speak up when something is wrong?” Yes, but be careful about overstepping your bounds and condemning the person. Your attitude should be one of helpfulness, forgiveness and reconciliation. Anytime you try to judge what you’ve no authority over, you’re out of your jurisdiction. Paul writes, “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master, he stands or fails. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand” (Romans 14:4). It’s God’s job to judge others and He doesn’t need your help to do it!
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.....1 Cor. 13:13
No matter what the circumstances, there is always a blessing. Jesus loves us all.
The man whispered
"God, speak to me."
And a meadowlark sang
But the man did not hear.
So the man yelled
"God speak to me!"
And the thunder rolled across the sky
But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said
"God let me see You."
And a star shone brightly
But the man did not notice.
And the man shouted
"God show me a miracle."
And a life was born
But the man did not know.
So, the man cried out in despair
"Touch me God and let me know that You are here!"
Whereupon God reached down and touched the man
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way you