Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Creative Solutions

"Some days the bullies win, the plans fail, and the desired results fall flat. Regroup. Pray for strength and clear thinking. Get wise advice. Don't let frustration get the best of you. Look for creative solutions." ~ M. E. Anderson

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Focus on HIM

Great Tragedy

“One of the great tragedies of life, it seems to me, is when a person classifies himself as someone who has no talents or gifts. When, in disgust or discouragement, we allow ourselves to reach depressive levels of despair because of our demeaning self-appraisal, it is a sad day for us and a sad day in the eyes of God. For us to conclude that we have no gifts when we judge ourselves by stature, intelligence, grade-point average, wealth, power, position, or external appearance is not only unfair but unreasonable.” ~ Marvin J. Ashton

Monday, September 28, 2015

Temporary Conditions

Anticipating heaven doesn't eliminate pain, but it lessens it and puts it in perspective. Meditating on heaven is a great pain reliever. It reminds us that suffering and death are temporary conditions." ~ Randy Alcorn

16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NASB)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sets Him on Fire

"When God sanctifies a preacher he winds him up, sets him on fire and starts him to running, and he has nothing to do but to unwind, shine and shout." ~ Uncle Bud Robinson

Illogical in Terms of Human Reasoning

"Sometimes what God says may seem illogical in terms of human reasoning. Or it might clash with our fleshly desires. It can be tempting to dismiss a voice that doesn't support our preconceived ideas, but God's children need to align themselves with His directions, regardless." ~ Charles Stanley

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Leave Them Better

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” ~ Marvin J. Ashton

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pray for Our Nation

Fight Your Battles on Your Knees ~ Pray!

"The time has come for us to pray... believing that the Father can mightily reverse the tide assailing our nation. The truth of the matter is, when we fight our battles on our knees, we win every time." ~ Charles F. Stanley


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Your Calling

Your Calling

"Living as a servant is everyone's calling. Service to God and other people yields the highest rewards that heaven holds." ~ Ron Marinari 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Give Your Best

"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." ~ George Halas

Don't Miss It

"The present time is one of deep solemnity; there is a widespread consciousness that the heart of the nation is not right with God, and that only a revival of true religion will really save the country. There is anew stretching out of the hands of many towards God. History shows that in such an hour in a nation’s story some of the most remarkable spiritual awakenings have taken place. We are near so much, and we may miss so much." ~ Cyril C. B. Bardsley

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gracious Thing

"What a gracious thing for us that Jesus never thinks about what we have been. He always thinks about what we are going to be." ~ A.W. Tozer

Monday, September 21, 2015

Safe Guide to the Haven of Eternal Rest

"The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest." ~ Albert Barnes

Why Do We Talk?

“Wise men talk because they have something to say.

Fools talk because they have to say something.” ~ Plato

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Perspective on Temporary Conditions

"Anticipating heaven doesn't eliminate pain, but it lessens it and puts it in perspective. Meditating on heaven is a great pain reliever. It reminds us that suffering and death are temporary conditions." ~ Randy Alcorn

Saturday, September 19, 2015

His Sufficiency

“The more you focus on yourself, the more distracted you will be from the proper path. The more you know Him and commune with Him, the more the Spirit will make you like Him. The more you are like Him, the better you will understand His utter sufficiency for all of life’s difficulties. And that is the only way to know real satisfaction.” ~ John MacArthur

Friday, September 18, 2015

Be Real

“We don’t have to be perfect to be a blessing. We are asked only to be real, trusting in Christ’s perfection to cover our imperfection.” ~ Gigi Graham Tchividjian

You Can Always be Kind

"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not."
~ Samuel Johnson

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Results of Quarreling

"When we quarrel with our spouse, hold resentment, allow bitterness to simmer, and play petty games of control, manipulation and revenge, we open the door to Satan who seeks to destroy the holy family God has called us to create." ~ Gary Thomas

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Everything We Do

"Everything believers do -  our worship, praise, deeds of love; in fact, the whole of our Christian life - is offered through Jesus Christ." ~ Daniel Powers

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Something Is Wrong

"Too many of us are caught acting as Christians. We live a 'spiritual' life talk 'spiritual' language, adopt 'spiritual' attitudes, but we are doing the whole thing ourselves. Perhaps we are doing it fairly well, but it's the effort involved that should warn us that something is wrong." ~ Watchman Nee

Who's Thirsty?

"A pessimist, they say, sees a glass as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty." ~ G. Donald Gale

Monday, September 14, 2015

Get Back Up

“You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up.” ~ Jesse Jackson

Your Security?

“Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.” ~ Elizabeth Elliot

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Don't Need It...

“God has promised to supply all our needs. What we don’t have now, we don’t need now.” ~ Elizabeth Elliot

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

What-ifs and Anxieties

"When you’re alone with your thoughts, don’t dwell on the what-ifs and anxieties. Fill your mind with hope and let God’s peace calm your heart." ~ J. Ried

Maturity...

"My maturity depends upon the depth of my response (to Christ), not the length of my years." ~ E. Stanley Jones

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sanctified Heart

The wholly sanctified heart is a human heart, with all the sensitivities and passions, but it is also a consecrated heart and as such seeks to please God rather than pacify its own pride." ~ Jesse C. Middendorf

Follower of Christ?

"Until the world sees His world in your world, you are not a follower of Christ." ~ Tony Evans

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Daily Walk

"A disciplined, daily walk with Christ changes everything." ~ David W. Graves

Eternal Home

"The Lord Jesus Christ is preparing a home fit for all who live for Him, a place designed for the church triumphant. Let's exemplify the work of His hands, for they are busy on our behalf, building a city large enough to encompass His people of faith; an eternal home for the soul." ~ Billy Graham

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Enemy of Gratitude

"Self-centeredness is the enemy of gratitude. The truth is, we are not the center of our universe." ~ David A. Busic 

A Good Marriage

"A good marriage isn't something you find, it's something you make. And you can choose to “remake it” if it has crumbled." ~ Gary Thomas

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Success Requires Commitment

"Success does not come without commitment. If you are going to do better this next year than you did this year, then you must make a decision to give it your very best shot! A haphazard, “take-it-easy-and-don’t-be-too-hard-on-yourself” approach will not cause any significant changes to take place in your life. If you are really committed to reaching new objectives, then you must ask the Holy Spirit for His help, and then start reaching forth toward these goals with every ounce of your mind, soul, and strength." ~ Rick Renner

Refining Fire

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. 

~ Roy L. Smith

Possible to Live Fully for Christ

"Faithfulness and betrayal is not an inescapable cycle for Christians. It is possible to live fully for Christ, putting sin behind." ~ Kerry Willis

Monday, September 7, 2015

No Mask

We don’t need to mask our tendency to sin; we need to ask God for total cleansing of our hearts so its motives will be dedicated entirely to him." ~ Jesse C. Middendorf 

Plain Hard Work

“To bring one’s self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy. ~ Thomas A. Buckner

Sunday, September 6, 2015

No Compromise

“If you have self-respect, you will take satisfaction in being well groomed and will not allow yourself to perform shabbily. You will continue to work toward high standards and goals to serve others, to continue and to practice self-discipline. You will not compromise your standards or beliefs.” ~ Marvin J. Ashton

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ~ Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Share Your Resources Even...

"If God calls on you today to share your resources with another, you must not say, “I can’t, Lord, because I don’t know where my own provisions are coming from.” Yes, you do know where they’re coming from. They’re coming from God. You may not know the form this provision will take, but you do know the Source. Like the poor widow who had no cash reserves, you know that God will take care of you, even if there are no visible resources." ~ Randy Alcorn

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Forgiveness Vs. Grievance...Which Will You Choose?

“When I develop a mindset of forgiveness, rather then a mindset of grievance, I not only forgive a particular act; I become a more forgiving person . . . . I start to see the world, not through grievance but through gratitude.” ~ Desmond Tutu (The Book of Forgiveness)

One Passion

"I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ." ~ Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf

Friday, September 4, 2015

Your Life Matters...My Life Matters...All Lives Matter...

"If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with  more love, patience, tolerance, and care." ~ Marvin J. Ashton

Jesus Makes Us...



"While many cults and false philosophies make us gods unto ourselves, Jesus makes us humans with God's mind." ~ Chris Tiegreen

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What is the Mission?

"The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for people, with a view to winning them." ~ Charles Spurgeon

It is About...

"The Kingdom is not about position or title or performance; it's about being at the table of the King." ~ Thom Gardner

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

You Can't Out Give Our Lord

"In all of my years of service to my Lord, I have discovered a truth that has never failed and has never been compromised. That truth is that it is beyond the realm of possibilities that one has the ability to out give God. Even if I give the whole of my worth to Him. He will find a way to give back to me much more than I gave." ~ Charles Spurgeon

Who Peter Wasn't

"In realizing who Jesus was Peter also realized who Peter wasn't." ~ Kerry Willis

True Holiness

"True holiness starts on the inside--with our thoughts, attitudes, values, and motives--those innermost parts of our hearts that only God can see." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Holiness: The Heart God Purifies)

Keepers of the Aquarium

"Too many Christians are no longer fishers of men but keepers of the aquarium." ~ Paul Harvey

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Things Money Can't Buy

"It's good to have money and the things money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." ~ George Horace Lorimer

On Christ Alone

"Our life must be built solidly upon Christ alone, or we will ultimately fail." ~ Daniel Powers