Praise our Lord Jesus!
God sent each person into the world with a special message to deliver,
a special song to sing and a special act of love to bestow.
No one else can speak my message or sing my song or offer my love...these are entrusted to me.
When I consider my crosses, tribulations and temptations, I shame myself almost to death, thinking, what are they in comparison to the suffering of my blessed Savior Christ Jesus.
The Christian must make the whole of life one continuous act of worship to God. He must be as conscious of God in his work and pleasure as at his prayers or in his church.
William Barclay, from: The men, the meaning, the message of the New Testament Books.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I do not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love,
For it is in giving that we receive,
In pardoning that we are pardoned,
And in dying that we are born to everlasting life.
St. Francis of Assisi
Christ lived his life with the knowledge of his destiny. His entire life was one of humiliation; He came not as a conquering king, which the Jews expected, but as a humble servant.
When we are in trouble, we need a friend. We need someone to understand, to be with us, to hold us close and say "I'm here to help". When Jesus needed friends, they left Him. He had to face His trial without a friend. He knew what it was like to be alone. He was wracked with pain. But His pain was the suffering of the sins of the ages, the greatest darkness ever known to man.
Who am I, but a man to serve God. To worship Him acceptably. To offer myself to His Holy way. I will live my life as a sacrifice each day to Him. All I can do is His will. For I can see only His light, only His truth. O' God You are great and righteous, and we are to share in Your Holy grace. We shall count each day a blessed day to serve our Lord Jesus.
All an individual can understand of the workings of God is what he can find at work within himself, as he responds to the rest of creation. From, The Joyful Christian By C. S. Lewis
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gods love is unchangeable; He knows exactly what we are and loves us anyway. Beyond belief and love there is a delight in God; a deep and extraordinary ecstasy of happiness that is like nothing in the world.óBilly Graham
God Loves You
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, Your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen.
He could live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
What about the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem; not to mention that Friday at Calvary.
Face it, He's crazy about you.
God answers Knee-Mail
What is the shortest chapter in the Bible? Answer -
What is the longest chapter in the Bible? Answer - Psalms 119
Which chapter is in the center of the Bible?
Answer - Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters before
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118
Add these numbers up and you get 1188
What is the center verse in the Bible?
Answer - Psalms 118:8
Psalms 118:8 (NKJV) "It is better to Trust in the LORD than to put
confidence in man"
Now isn't that odd how this worked out (or was God in the center of it)?
Faith doesn't get you around trouble, it gets you through it.
A person who is determined to ignore God's voice will
follow this advice:
"Avoid silence, avoid solitude, avoid any train of thought
that leads off the beaten track. Concentrate on money, sex, status,
health and (above all) your own grievances. Keep the radio on .
Live in a crowd"
From Christian Reflection by C. S. Lewis
God is going to invade this earth in force. But what's the good of saying you're on his side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else, something it never entered your head to conceive comes crashing in. Something so beautiful to us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left. This time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love, or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down, when it's become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realize it or not. Now, today, in this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last forever; we must take it or leave it.
C. S. Lewis
"I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good
therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any
creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall
not pass this way again."
Stephen Grellet,18/19th-century French/American religious leader
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
We ought not to grow tired of doing little things for the love of God,
who regards not the greatness of the work,
but the love with which it is performed.