The miracle of “One moment, and the Next …”

The miracles of Jesus are astonishing and this unpopular one is really amazing!

It is called the miracle of “suddenly”. I’m sure you’ve heard of men who turned legitimate millionaires overnight.
Have there not been men who left home as mere men but returned same day as heroes? Or haven’t we seen men who were servants yesterday, but today they are masters? That is the miracle of “one moment, and the next …”. It talks about a sudden good outcome.

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The Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1927)

1976 edition of The Desiderata of Happiness po...
1976 edition of The Desiderata of Happiness poetry collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just like we daily check our faces in the mirrow,  certain words are worth remembering everyday.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

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Joyce Meyer on: Ways to Keep the devil under Your Feet

Year 2~Day 59 +030/366: Gift from Secret Pal (Photo credit: Old Shoe Woman)

It is no news, the devil has no good intentions for anyone. And interestingly, he’ll be around for a while, so, we’ll all have to learn to ‘manage’ him. Read on

He (the devil) may attack you or try to hurt you, but  a true child of God has got everything superior to keep him under feet.

Consider and remember these proven ways, as put together by Joyce Meyer.

  1. Remain calm and peaceful thru life’s storm
  2. Submit yourself to God
  3. Spend time with God – in devotion, in prayers
  4. Watch your mouth
  5. Walk in love
  6. Speak the word and promises of God into your life
  7. Halt and Conquer negative thoughts
  8. Be alert, pray always

Remember, God has already won our every battle and has given His own everything needed to keep the devil in place. Walk in this victory.

 

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Watch Video: Gloria Copeland – Overcoming the World, Flesh & The Devil

No two days are same!

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Unique (Photo credit: Rainbowfly)

The days may look alike but no two days are the same. Today could be the tomorrow you hoped for!

There is this inspiring  real life story in the Bible recorded in John 5: 1-9. Tis  written of a MAN in NEED, a cripple who laid by a pool called Bethesda in Jerusalem.  Long had he been in this situation. He desired the miracle of healing associated with the pool of Bethesda. Days passed by, weeks passed by, years passed by!

The days, probably,would had begun to look the same to him but then, another day also came, a day that looked like the days he had seen but oops, no two days are same! This day turned out to be the best day of his life. His miracle came and he could walk again.

The message is simple, never lose faith, never lose hope, never despair, the expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off. This could be the day you’ve so waited for. No two days are the same!

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Quotes About Finding Faults With Others

 

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); at a pro-life meeting in 1986 in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick” – Bill Lemley

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Many can find a fault,  few can do better” – unknown

“People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes back floating back to them, Poisoned” – James A. Baldwin

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Matthew 7: 1-3

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on Forgiveness

 “He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven”  ~Thomas Fuller

Astoria–Megler Bridge

These nice quotes remind us of the need to forgive. Take a look at these other ones:

“It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them”  ~Lana Turner

“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited”  ~Lewis B. Smedes

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”    ~Mohandas Gandhi

Find relief for your soul, forgive!

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Watch: Joyce Meyer on Pressing Past Anger and Unforgiveness

Husband-Wife communication issue: an interesting perspective

You may have read views on Husband-Wife communication, but read this other one. It brings on an interesting analogy to this evergreen topic – COMMUNICATION.

source: Word For Today

How’s Your Communication?
Husbands, love your wives. Ephesians 5:25
One of the biggest challenges in marriage is communication. Here’s an example: in the past, husbands went to work and wives stayed home to raise the children. Now, someone has estimated that the average man speaks about twenty-nine thousand words a day and the average woman speaks about thirty-three thousand words a day. That may not be accurate, but let’s use it as an illustration. He’s been out in the workplace all day and by the time he gets home he’s used up twenty-six thousand of his words, leaving only three thousand he feels no need to say. But she’s been locked up all day with the dishes, the nappies and the mundane. She has talked to her mother, friends and neighbours and used up about eight thousand words. So when he gets home she has twenty-five thousand words waiting for him. After a silent supper he spends the evening watching TV, then they go to bed. As he’s about to fall asleep a voice says, ‘Are you awake?’ If you are wise, you will be! If not, tomorrow night there will be fifty thousand words lying beside you. Do the math; in ten years there will be enough words to fill the central library. But maybe not; maybe there will be no words. A frequent reason given in divorce is: ‘We just got to where we had nothing to say to one another anymore.’ The Bible says, ‘Husbands, love your wives.’ Love listens when we have nothing particularly interesting to say. It listens because only when we have been heard and validated, do we feel cherished. So, ‘How’s your communication?’

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