LIVING YOUR BELIEF #LETITSHINE
Opportunities are hunting us down
do you feel worry, anger, depression, confusion, fear, guilt, or doubt? are your thoughts generally about things you fear or worry about...or feel guilty about? there is a way out from under it...a way to replace the negative thoughts with something good.
the bible speaks about the importance of what we think and what we speak... as in proverbs 4.23... "be careful what you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts." making the choice to think about things that are good, that deserve praise, things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and honorable (philippians 4.8) is up to us. controlling our thoughts and imagination...choosing what we hold in our minds is our own responsibility. if we allow our thoughts to follow everything going on around us...then our thoughts, moods, and ultimately our lives are controlled by the input of images, voices and situations around us, or by the past that we keep replaying in our minds. but by disciplining yourself to focus on thoughts of hope, good memories, dreams and all good things, your life will change dramatically.
In 2 corinthians 4.13 it says "i spoke because i believed. in the same spirit of faith we also speak because we believe." in mark 11.23..."i assure you that whoever tells this mountain to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him." proverbs 18.21 says "the tongue can speak words that bring life or death. those who love to talk must be ready to accept what it brings." and in proverbs 4.23, "be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts."
believe...live by faith
believe...live by faith
for we live by faith, not by sight. – 2 corinthians 5.7
#faith #faithnotsight #believe
always bring your own Sonshine!
the precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. the commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. – psalm 19:8
FINDING JOY...EVERY DAY
if you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.
consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. – james 1.2-3
being happy today
why do we wait
all week for the weekend
all year for Christmas
& all life for happiness?
BE HAPPY TODAY!
those who trust the Lord will be joyful. – psalm 16.20
#happy #happiness #joy
laughter is the best medicine
conspiracy of love #seasonoflove
feeling thankful every day
"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." Robert Caspar Lintner
#thankful #grateful #blessed
my thanksgiving is perpetual
i am grateful for what i am and have. my thanksgiving is perpetual. - henry david thoreau
#thanksgiving #grateful #thoreau
be a light for all to see
Be a light for all to see!
In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5.16
hey...are you missing out?
Stop staring at the rear view mirror...you’ll miss all the beauty in front of you.
In other words...don’t keep dwelling on the past... you’ll miss all the good stuff God is giving you today.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
#yolo #liveinthepresent #lookahead #hope
“when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation, a mission and a mandate, to stand up, to speak up and speak out, and get in the way, get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble.”
“defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and oppressed.”
psalm 82:3 (NIV)
may LOVE be our religion
words won't be forgotten #speaklife
Be careful with your words. They can only be forgiven, not forgotten.
#speaklife #bekind #loveothers
If you can’t learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we’ll always have problems.
I don’t know what tomorrow looks like. BUT GOD DOES AND HE IS WITH ME. I don’t have to be afraid.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
#nofear #faithoverfear #donotbeafraid
too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
OUR JOB IS TO LOVE OTHERS WITHOUT STOPPING TO INQUIRE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE WORTHY.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 JOHN 4.7
#loveothers #loveyourneighbor #worthy
Today’s goal: Be sure everyone you talk to today feels better than they did before they talked to you.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
#todaysgoal #spreadlove #loveothers
after months of heat and no rain...the people of the village decided to pray for rain. on the day of the prayer, all the people gathered...but only one boy came with an umbrella. THAT IS FAITH!