" Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden".
Don't hinder my faith with your facts
The Christian does not consider death to be the end of his life, but the end of his troubles.
"'For I know the plans I have for you', says the Lord, 'plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11
A friend loves at all times.
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened
Becoming a Christian is the work of a moment; being a Christian is the work of a lifetime.
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord.
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it's been found difficult and not tried.
"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart" Psalm 37:4
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Earth's crammed with Heaven and every common bush afire with God.
EVERY MAN'S LIFE IS A FAIRYTALE - WRITTEN BY GOD'S FINGERS.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son...so that whoever believes in Him, will never die but have an eternal life." -John 3:16
"Give God thy broken heart,
He whole will make it."
God has put something noble and good into every heart His hand created.
"God is good all the time----All the time God is good".
"God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble."
- Psalms 16:1
"GOD makes his people strong. GOD gives his people peace." Ps.29:11
God saw a tear and kissed it away with the smile of a friend
God, please now my future see, make it clear where I should be. Open windows, close the doors, not my will, my God, but Yours.
Have no fixed beliefs, and find your own light.
"He hath made everything BEAUTIFUL in His time." Ecclesiastes 3:11
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
If God brings you to it, than He will bring you through it.
If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
If the devil were wise enough and would stand by in silence and let the Gospel be preached, he would suffer less harm. For when there is no battle for the Gospel it rusts and it finds no cause and no occasion to show its vigor and power. Therefore, nothing better can befall the Gospel than that the world should fight it with force and cunning.
"Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven."
- Matthew 5:16
"Love bears all things..." I Cor. 13:7 (ESV)
Meekness isn't weakness; it's just strength under control.
Music is a religion.
One of the things that makes God different from people is that God is always available to listen.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
"Redemption comes in many shapes with many kinds of pain."
-Dolly Parton, lyrics from "Travelin' Thru"
"The Almighty shall be your defense" (Job 22:25)
The greatest battles of life are fought daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
"The single greatest cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyles. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable."
Part of the lyrics on the album, Jesus Freak, by dc Talk.
There is no moment, ever, that does not either hold an opportunity or a lesson that God is offering.
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as Eagles, they shall run and not get weary, they shall walk and not become faint". (Isaiah 40:31)
True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator
Work like it all depends on you, pray like it all depends on God
"Yes," said Queen Lucy. "In our world, too, a Stable once held something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.
"Your word is a lamp for my feet,a light on my path"
"Lâmpada para os meus pés é a tua palavra, e luz para o meu caminho"
. . . for whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.
...a message from God.
"No man will ever claim you unless he claims you from me. For i reserved a man for you who has my heart and loves me even more than he will for you. For i wont give you unless he asks you from m. He's asleep; don't wake him, he's busy for me, my kingdom. Soon you will know him, but i have the perfect time. Your my PRINCES, my daughter. Let no prince claim you unless he asks you from my hand. For I am you father, the king of Kings. You, my princess, are worth Loving for"..^_^
...My spirit has awakened to the need to make my life count for something other than myself. Life is hard and sad and messy and there won't always be answers. I've come to understand that it's okay to ask questions - but at the end of the day, we choose to have faith, to believe that God is good.
1Fret not thyself because of evildoers,
neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
and wither as the green herb.
3Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light,
and thy judgment as the noonday.
7Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his wa...
A 10 year old little girl was asked by another classmate, "what is it like to be a Christian?". The 10 year old little girl replied, "it's like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then he cuts open the top and scoops out all of the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc., and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
A baby, a manger, a bright and shining star; A shepherd, an angel, three kings from afar; A Savior, a promise from heaven above -- The story of Christmas is filled with God's love.
A Bible that is falling apart belongs to someone who isn't.
A boy is the only thing God can use to make a man.
A dapple of light seems such a small thing
but in the darkness it is a star shining bright...
A daughter is a beautiful reflection of God's grace.
A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky.
A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man must seek Him in order to find her.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
ALL THAT IS "RIGHT" BECOMES REAL...
WHEN ALL THAT IS "REAL" BECOMES RIGHT!
All things are possible with Christ!!!!
All we behold is full of blessings.
Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.
An angel is someone who helps you believe in miracles again!
Another Child To Hold
Words and music by Ray Boltz and Steve Millikan
She looks down at her angel
Sleeping in his bed
She gently kneels beside him
And then she bows her head
And just like other mothers
Who lived so long ago
She brings her child to Jesus
And give him to the Lord
Jesus, here's another child to hold
Keep this child safe and warm
This world can be so cold
Take this child in Your arms
And never let him go
Jesus, here's another child to hold
He watched his only daughter
Leaving on a date
He doesn't want to worry
But now it's getting late
Waiting in the darkness
He kneels down on the floor
And offers up a silent prayer
As he listens for the d...
ASK GOD TO HELP YOU BE A BETTER PERSON TODAY.THEN YOU WAS YESTERDAY.AND A EVEN GREATER PERSON TOMORROW.
Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect
help from Him, He will never fail you.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."
Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.
Bee Prayerful, Be Humble, Bee Grateful, Bee Clean, Bee Smart, Bee True
And behold, I say unto you that if ye do this ye shall always rejoice and be filled with the love of God, and always retain a remission of your sins; and ye shall grow in the knowledge of the glory of him that created you or in the knowledge of that which is just and true. Mosiah 4:12
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5
Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
Believe in guardian angels.
They believe in you
and are forever by your side.
But we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:3-5
But you, man of god, pursue
righteousness, devotion, faith, love,
patience, and gentleness.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Children are an gift of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Coincidence...when God CHOOSES to remain anonymous.
Come to me, come to me, O my God;
Come to me everywhere!
The trees mean Thee, and the grassy sod,
and the water and the air!
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.
Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...
Do you know why there is no record?
It isn't because I'm innocent - I am clearly guilty.
It is because when I repent, an angel takes an ancient quill pen, dips it in the red blood of Calvary, and erases or blots out the record!!!
That is why we can make such a fool out of the devil.
Don't go looking for acceptance from others, instead be who you are in God.
Don't tell God how big your storm is. Tell the storm how big your God is.
Eternity is a long time to think about what you should have done.
Even before the stars lit up the sky, your little boy had a special place in the heart of God.
Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Everything in life is temporary because everything changes! That's why it takes great courage to love, knowing it might end anytime... But having the faith, it will last forever!
Evolution tells us we are nothing more than libido driven animals with no more point or purpose in life other than the mundane act of making love
Explore daily the will of God.
Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.
Faith means being sure of the things we hope for, and knowing that something is real, even if we do not see it.Hebrews 11:1)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
For a web begun, God sends thread.
For every sin, Satan has an excuse.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven ... a time to dance.
For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways
For to me, living is for Christ,
and dying is even better.
Friends are angels brought to us by God.
Give every moment to the One who has given today.
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank-you"?
God has given us no greater blessing than that of belonging to a loving and loyal family - and it will be so, always and forever.
God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
God is in the details.
God is, and all is well.
God knew my every desire,
and He was waiting on the other side
of my failure and my shattered dreams
with some dreams of His own...
God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.
Happiness Keeps you sweet.
Trial keeps you strong.
Sorrows keeps you Human.
Failures keeps you Humble.
Success keeps you Glowing.
But only God keeps you Going.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.
Hate is a crime against the vertical and horizontal realms of divinity and humanity. Whilst profanity is exclusive to divinity.
He was born in an obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty. He then became an itinerant preacher. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He didn't go to college. He had no credentials but himself. Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today, He remains the central figure of the human race. All of the armies that ever marched and all of the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned have not affected the life of people on this earth as much as that... one solitary life.
He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
He who sings prays twice. (In Latin: Qui cantat, bis orat)
He will take care of you.
He's wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.
Here are the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Humility Prayer. Dear God: Please teach me to be as tolerate and understanding with my fellow man as you have been with me. Signed: Forgiven Sinner
I am not "religious", i have a relationship with God.
I asked God to grant me happiness.
God said, No
I give you blessings.
Happiness is up to you.
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
I have competed well; I have finished the race;
I have kept the faith.
I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; but whatever I placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
I know God won't give me more than I can handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
I know not by what hand I shall one day perish, but in whose hand I have lived there is no doubt.
I LIFT UP MY EYES TO THE HILLS FROM WHERE COMEITH MY STRENGTH...
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~ Abraham Lincoln
I sought my soul,
But my soul I could not see.
I sought my God,
But my God eluded me.
I sought my brother,
And I found all three.
I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
I will not forget you,For I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.(ISAIAH 49:15-16)
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
I would rather walk in the dark with God than go alone in the light.
I'm drinking from my saucer because my cup is overflowing.
I'm glad God didn't make the first woman perfect; because that would have been Eve and Adam would have had her. Now the perfect one, you, are with ME!
If God had been in favor of permissiveness he would have handed Moses ten suggestions.
If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything.
If i could sit across the porch from God.
I'd thank him for lending me you.
If the Savior thought about us as much as we think about Him, where would we be?
If you find yourself growing angry at someone, pray for him-anger cannot live in an atmosphere of prayer.
If you wanna hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.
If you want to know how much I love you, count the waves. ~Love, God
If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings
In God I trust I will not be afraid; What can man do to me?
In those times I can't seem to find God, I rest in the assurance that He knows how to find me.
Insomuch as any one pushes you nearer to God, he or she is your friend.
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
Isn't it a wonder that the heavens in all their majesty simple could not compare... to the babe in a lowly manger.
It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
It doesn't matter where you go in life, it's who you have beside you.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
It is more blessed to give than receive.
It was a great holiness, a religion, as all great loves must be.
Its only a foolish man that doesn't plan for death. And more foolish if he fails to plan for the after life.
Jesus answered,"I tell you the truth,if you have faith and do not doubt,you will be able to do what I did to this tree and even more. You will be able to say to this mountain, 'Go fall into the sea .' And if you have faith it will happen. If you believe,you will get anything you ask for in prayer."
Jesus knows me, this I love.
John is his name . . .
What, then, will this child be?
For surely the hand of the
Lord was with him.
the child grew and became strong
in spirit . . .
Life is not measured by how much one owns.
Listening hearts hear angels sing
Little words of kindness, little acts of love – bring us just a little bit of heaven from above.
Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today and is coming back tomorrow.
Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.
Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you...
Lord help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can't handle.
Lord, please put your arm around my shoulder,
and your hand over my mouth...
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.
Make Yourself a Light.
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May the rain fall softly upon your fields.
May the road always rise to meet you.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the wind be always at your back.
Maybe if God had said, "I have ten suggestions for you to live by," we could understand the practicality of what Moses brought down from the mountain.
Men are, that they might have joy!
Mi corazon esta en Mexico
"My heart is in Mexico" (Accent on the o in corazon, a in esta, e in Mexico)
My dear brothers, take not of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior Spirit who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Nature is the art of God.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.
One life to live for Christ my Lord,
One life to do my part,
One life in which to give my all
With fervency of heart.
OUR LOVED ONES LEAVE THE WORLD, BUT NEVER LEAVE OUR HEARTS!
Peace..... is seeing a sunset,
and knowing who to thank.
when life gets too hard to stand... kneel
Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of the world, but accepting that they pass away.
S.T.O.R.Y.— those Strengths you possess, Topics you enjoy, Optimal conditions you thrive in, and Relationships you share with others. When you combine the S.T.O. and R. in the right fashion, you get your Yes—that moment when you realize “this is what I’m meant to do.”
Sabbath is a time for rest, and my husband does that best!
Set your minds on the things above, not on earthly things
So don't worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
Today's trouble is enough for today.
~Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 34 NLT~
some things have to be believed to be seen.
Thank You Jesus for my family and all that you do for us.
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:
1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.
The Bible verse, which was a reading for our wedding, says: "Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go, and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God, my God. Where thou diest, I will die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me." (Ruth 1:16-17)
The dearth of faith or religion is the death of existence. Because our existence must revolve around faith.
The empty tomb is the foundation of our faith.
The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.
The fruit of Silence is prayer.
The fruit of Prayer is faith.
The fruit of Faith is love.
The fruit of Love is service.
The fruit of Service is peace.
The giant step in the walk of faith is the one we take when we decide God no longer is a part of our lives. He is our life.
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.
The good Lord didn't create anything
without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
The Lord is my strength
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
(Christopher's Life verse)
The Religious spirit can only generate polarity, but the National spirit generates unity and brotherhood.
The secret to prayer, is prayer in secret.
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
The Will of God never takes you to
where the Grace of God will not protect you
The Will of GOD will never take you where the GRACE of GOD will not protect you.
The Will of God will NOT take you, where the GRACE of God won't PROTECT you!
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
(Elizabeth's Life Verse)
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
There is no such thing as a coincidence, just God's hand in a greater plan!
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
Under the guise of poverty,
arising from the bowels of misfortune,
lends the fair hand of fortune to those
who look beyond and into the light.
We must have the courage to be imperfect while striving for perfection.
What did Noah do with all the woodpeckers?
What makes us special is... the signature of God on our lives.
What matters is not the difference between believing and not believing but the difference between caring and not caring.
What shall I give Thee, Master?
Giver of gifts divine;
I will not hold time, talents, or gold --
For everything shall be Thine.
What the caterpillar calls the end of his life, the Master calls a butterfly.
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Whatever thy hand fined to do, do it with all thy might.
When a person works an eight-hour day and receives a fair day's pay for his time, that is a wage. When a person competes with an opponent and receives a trophy for his performance, that is a prize. When a person receives appropriate recognition for his long service or high achievements, that is an award. But when a person is not capable of earning a wage, can win no prize, and deserves no award - yet receives such a gift anyway - that is a good picture of God's unmerited favour. This is what we mean when we talk about the grace of God.
When a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.
When home is ruled according to God's Word, angels might be asked to stay with us, and they would not find themselves out of their element.
When life has you on your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure
When the world says, "Give up", Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the
morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks
for your food and the joy of living. If you see no reason
for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
When you cannot pray as you would, pray as you can.
Where sin is..., grace is there even more.
While I live will I praise the Lord : I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Psalms 146:2
Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe! But he's good. He's the King, I tell you!
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love ♥
Why does charity never fail? Because the goodness and strength of Christ is in charity, which is the pure love of Christ.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
You do well to believe in God. Satan also believes...and trembles.
You may not know where life's road will lead you. But keep moving. God is walking with you.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world..
You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
with all your being,
with all your strength,
and with all your mind,
and your neighbor as yourself.
You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you.
Your gift from God is your talent what you do with it is your gift back to God.
Your talent is God's gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift back to God.
“One hour of eternity, one moment with the Lord, will make
us utterly forget a lifetime of desolations.”
“Two are better off than one, because together they can work more
effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up….
Two people can resist an attack that would defeat one person alone. A
rope made of three cords is hard to break.”
“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”