Dec. 7, 2019

Being kind goes a long way

Can you remember a time

When someone was kind to you?

Today more than ever

We need to care enough

About others

Let us treat people

With Love

 

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 5:22 AMP

 

 

 

Nov. 30, 2019

Numbers increase

Your age

The year

Employment to retirement

Growth comes

Through learning

Through listening

Through study

Through life’s lessons

You mature in stages

Let your journey be one

That encourages the next generation

 

But speaking the truth in love [in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head—Christ. 

Ephesians 4:15 AMP

 

From Him the whole body [the church, in all its various parts], joined and knitted firmly together by what every joint supplies, when each part is working properly, causes the body to grow and mature,

building itself up in [unselfish] love.

Ephesians 4:16 AMP

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 23, 2019

Do you find yourself

Constantly in error

Making repeated mistakes

Running out of excuses

And then complaining

About the situation

Well it happens to all of us

You are not alone

Rise up and dust yourself off

The good thing is that you learn

From your mistakes

And the more you learn

The more you will grow

This is a process

Living and Learning

 

In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance

with the riches of His grace

Ephesians 1:7 AMP

 

which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and understanding [with practical insight] 

Ephesians 1:8 AMP

Nov. 16, 2019

Strength is not in the outer appearance

But

Lies deep within

We are all created differently

That is what makes us unique

But

Some of you don’t realize

Just how special you are

Begin to use your inner strength

Your gifts, talents, characteristics,

Such as

Kindness, patience, and compassion

These and much more

This exemplifies who you are

The person God intended you to be

 

 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 1:27 AMP

Nov. 9, 2019

Carrying a load

May sometimes feel light

On the other hand

The moment you begin to lift it

The pressure can become unbearable

Days that weigh you down

Are thoughts that you rehearse

Over and over

In your mind

Trying to determine a solution

For your circumstance

And you find yourself right back

Where you started

Give it to God!

 

casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection,

 and watches over you very carefully].

1 Peter 5:7 AMP