“The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand until I make thy foes thy footstool” – Acts 2:34 -35
Meaning, God may choose to solve certain problems over time, not instantly. Our part is to wait on Him patiently
Sometimes, your enemy merely pushes you to where you should be. Persecution has a way to get us off the comfort zone.
For instance, the brothers of Joseph sold him in envy but then, they were merely selling him into greatness
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.
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.
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
Watch this video on Science of Happiness
Enjoy more of such here: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/tag/inspirational/
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.
- Remain calm and peaceful thru life’s storm
- Submit yourself to God
- Spend time with God – in devotion, in prayers
- Watch your mouth
- Walk in love
- Speak the word and promises of God into your life
- Halt and Conquer negative thoughts
- 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.
If you liked this post, this other complementary one will interest you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/trusting-the-lord/
Watch Video: Gloria Copeland – Overcoming the World, Flesh & The Devil
Don’t say, “God, I have a big problem!”
Say, “Problem, I have a big GOD!
Remember, all things answer to God Almighty
“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
This other post will interest you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/never-judge-based-on-prejudice/
“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven” ~Thomas Fuller
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!
You’ll love this other post: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/hurts-of-life/
Watch: Joyce Meyer on Pressing Past Anger and Unforgiveness
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?’|