Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wisdom and Encouragement – Part 6


A Spiritual Prescription

Greet the morning gratefully, and let the day begin
with God's eternal nourishment of peace and joy within...
Take the cup of blessings measured out for you today
And let it overflow with loving care to give away...
Exercise the power of the Spirit in you deeds,
and keep your vision focused where the light of Heaven leads,
For God gives courage to the strong, and to the weary rest,
hope to lead a better life, and help to do our best.
And complete assurance of our soul's good health and care,
Our Lord, the Great Physician, calls us near to Him in prayer.

--Ambassador Cards

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wisdom and Encouragement—Part 5


You are never alone, never left to your own ability, never found in a situation apart from God's knowledge, control and purpose.

--Kay Arthur


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you...Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.    --John 14:27

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wisdom and Encouragement—Part 4

May you feel the Lord's love and be blessed by the warm thoughts and wishes this brings you today...
May you rest on the faith that He answers our prayers in His His His way!

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee;
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;  The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
  --Numbers 6: 24-26

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wisdom and Encouragement – Part 3

No ocean can hold it back.
No river can overtake it.
No whirlwind can go faster.
No army can defeat it.  No law can stop it.
No distance can slow it.
No disease can cripple it. 

No force on Earth is more powerful or effective
than the power of prayer. 

--Author Unknown

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wisdom and Encouragement – Part 2

God has not promised skies always blue,
flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God has not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God has promised strength for the day,
rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
unfailing sympathy, undying love.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wisdom and Encouragement

I’ve been going through a drawer filled with get-well cards.  I had saved all of them that Jeff had received since his first diagnosis in 2004 until now.  Because I was having trouble getting the drawer to close, I figured it was time I sorted them, keeping only the ones with personal messages.

Some of the cards had great messages of wisdom and encouragement, and I thought I would post some of those over the next few days.

 Difficult things can cause us to ask, "Why did this happen?"  But if we're trusting in Christ we never need to ask, "How could He let this happen?" 

God may never reveal all His reasons to us, but He has revealed His character to us.  His character assures us that He never makes mistakes, is never uncaring, and that He never separates Himself from our need.
--Roy Lessin

Friday, January 1, 2010

Fear not

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

    Isaiah 41:10

There is so much comfort in that verse of Scripture!  Isn’t that beautiful to know that ahead of time.  No matter what 2010 will bring to us, God will uphold his children. 

I have some idea of what is coming this year, and I know that on my own, there is not enough strength to bear it.  Yet, I read this precious promise in Isaiah, and I know that God will help me.  He will give me strength.  He will even hold me up when I feel like collapsing under the weight of it all.

I’m so glad I got to know Him long ago.  Long enough to see His working things out in the past. Long enough to know I can trust Him.  Long enough to know I need  not fear.

I hope you know Him like that, too.