Help me, then, Lord, not to be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present my requests to You. And Your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.
(Phil. 4:6-7 in Praying God's Word Day By Day,by Beth Moore, 18 November)
30 December 2013
Meditation is the quiet and sustained application of the mind to the contemplation of a spiritual truth. Its purpose is to deflect our minds from the problems we are experiencing, to raise our thoughts above the grievances and discontent that color our thinking.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 17 October)
29 December 2013
What keeps the wild hope of Christmas alive year after year in a world notorious for dashing all hopes is the haunting dream that the Child who was born that day may yet be born again even in us and our own snowbound, snowblind longing for Him.
(Frederick Buechner in Peace Flowing Like A Gentle River, 27 December)
26 December 2013
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them."
(Ecclesiastes 12:1 in The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 27 November)
22 December 2013
Lord, Your word is clear that those who are self-seeking, who reject the truth, and who continue following evil will experience your wrath and anger.
(Romans 2:8) in Praying God's Word Day By Day by Beth Moore, 7 July)
18 December 2013
Did you pray?
Did you confess from your heart to God what you are thinking, feeling, wanting right now?
You know that prayer can get into places you can't; prayer changes things.
Even better, prayer changes people, and people change things.
So go ahead and pray.
(Iyanla Vanzant, Faith In The Valley, p. 196)
16 December 2013
When our life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday things, something magical begins to happen: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of living begins to nourish our soul! As long as we can find even a kernel of holiness in a situation, our soul will grow and feel cared for.
(Harold Kushner, in Peace Flowing Like A Gentle River, 12 October)
15 December 2013
Do we ever consider God's answer when we pray?
Do we really listen?
Often we are so focused on venting or asking for things that we never hear His response.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 28 October)
12 December 2013
The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong ...
They are soon gone, and we fly away.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 13 November)
7 December 2013
It's okay to ask for God's safety and guidance in the midst of difficult situations, but its up to us to take the initiative for our own safety and well-being.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 29 October)
3 December 2013
Thanksgiving is a time of quiet reflection upon the past and an annual reminder that God has, again, been ever so faithful. The solid and simple things of life are brought into clear focus, so much so that everything else fades into insignificance.
(Charles R. Swindoll, in Peace Flowing Like A Gentle River, 25 November)
28 November 2013
Next time you think you hear nothing in response to your prayers, don't assume that God isn't listening. He may simply want you to rest in His shadow until he reveals His answer. When you hear a direct no, remind yourself there will always be a better yes.
(Kathy Troccoli in Promises Of Joy, p. 191)
24 November 2013
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfection of our faith ...
(Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV) in Daily Guidepost - 2012, 20 July 2013)
21 November 2013
God, help us be gentle, patient and respectful with one another, especially with persons with ... [physical or mental limitations.]
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 12 November)
18 November 2013
If somebody claims that you have to take the Bible literally, word for word, or not at all, ask him if you have to take John the Baptist literally when he calls Jesus the Lamb of God.
(Frederick Buechner, Listening To You Life, p. 159)
13 November 2013
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