Surv'l Tip #5 When Ya' Cast Ur Net 'n Endure 'Til Vict'ry Comes
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tha' Bible says:
Do all things without complaining and dusputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. Philippians 2:14-16
"Keeping Things in Perspective"
Today we can complain because the weather is rainy or...
Be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free!
Today we can feel sad that we don't have more money or...
Be glad that our finances encourage us to plan our purchases
wisely and guide us away from waste!
Today we can grumble about our health or...
Rejoice that we are alive!
Today we can lament over all that our parents didn't
give us when we were growing up or...
Feel grateful that they allowed us to be born!
Today we can cry because roses have thorns or...
Celebrate that thorns have roses!
Today we can mourn our lack of friends or...
Excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships!
Today we can whine because we have to go to work or...
Shout for joy because we have a job to do!
Today we can complain because we have to go to school or...
Eagerly open our minds and fill up with rich new tidbits of knowledge!
Today we can murmur dejectedly because we have to do housework or...
Feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for our minds, bodies and souls!
Today stretches ahead of us, waiting to be shaped, and here we are,
the sculptors who get to do the shaping.
What today will be like is up to us. We get to choose what kind of day we will have!
It's so easy ta' get discourag'd when ya' feel like your swim'n against tha' current. We need ta' rememb'r that God's still with us ev'n in tha' midst of our troubl's. It's not impossible with God.
James 1:2-4 Consider it all joy, my brethren when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Through our hard times, we'll receive spirit'l bless'ns 'cause they make us strong'r to be more helpful ta' other people; we have a strong'r relationship with God; our faith becomes strong'r.
God has giv'n us a choice. We can go through life with Him, or we can go through life without Him. He has giv'n us a choice to serve Him or tha' world.
Things for ya' ta' think 'bout:
1. Do ya' trust God enough that He'll see ya' through your hard times?
2. Do ya' want ya' life ta' be fullfilled by God or tha' world?
Lord, I pray that you'll help us ta' rememb'r that you are with us all tha' time - good 'n bad. Give us tha' strength ta' swim against tha' currents in our lives. Lord may our choice be ta' serve ya'. I pray your will be done. Thank ya' in tha' name a' Jesus, amen.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always aboundning in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Christian's, do ya' feel like sometimes you're in a fishbowl where all eyes are look'n in on ya'? Where instead a' feel'n confident in ya' faith, ya' feel more like bait? Where all ya' energy is spent tread'n water and you're one step away of goin'n belly up?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Mamma always says that life's more like just a closer stumble with Thee. As I get older, I understand what she means by that.
Paul said to tha' faithful in Christ who were in Colsse: As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7