Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance. For out of it will flow the springs of life. -Proverbs 4:23
Forgive yourself and your past debts [or others you have hurt]. Let God repay those you have hurt. We cannot repay others we have hurt. Resist the devil, repent, seek God’s forgiveness, forgive others and yourself. Peter asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother [others] when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered,”I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
One of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do is stop loving someone because they stopped loving you. -author unknown
Being offended is a choice.
“To keep a happy heart surround yourself with uplifting friends and healthy relationships. Don’t dwell in those that bring you down.”
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them; if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:6-8
A desire is created by Him in your heart to manifest spiritual gifts to grow his kingdom. Walk in the joy of the Lord. Exercise your spiritual gifts. You are made for a purpose and to feel fulfilled let God use you for the gifts which you were made. Serve with a joyous heart.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out! ~Dr. Seuss
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Handpainted wooden children’s wall art. This and more like this on sale at JillyBeansStudio
“The bible we have is ahead of the morning newspaper.” ~Pastor Tim
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a fight through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.” Romans 3:23-25
I have been thinking a lot lately about the whole situation with Lance Armstrong. He is a non-believer yes, but in regard to Romans 3:23-25 we are all sinners. He is a sinner and you are a sinner and I am a sinner. We all sin. No one sin is greater than another for it is all sin. Yes, he sinner but the bible tells us to let the first without sin cast the first stone. It is so important for us to understand the only way we are forgiven our sins is through the free gift of grace by faith. We are responsible for our sin and will answer for our sins one day before the Lord. We aren’t supposed to judge. Instead we should pray for those who do not know our Heavenly Father.