Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’
1. Wake Up –
Decide to have a good day.
“Today is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
2. Dress Up —
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance;
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7
3. Shut Up —
Say nice things and learn to listen.
“Listen to advice and accept instruction,
and in the end you will be wise.”
4. Stand Up —
For what you believe in.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
“Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time,
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…”
5. Look Up —
To the Lord.
“I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.”
6. Reach Up —
For something higher.
“…keep seeking the things above, where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God.”
7. Lift Up —
“Do not worry about anything;
instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.”
For certain, being up is better than its alternative – being down!
Positive thinking and actions are assets. If you continue in the right direction with hard work, a defined plan, and determination, you will reach your ultimate destination…successfully!
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Worry, stress, pressure, anxieties, fear … Life is full of them and other emotional hiccups.
We can’t escape them.
What we can do is learn how to cope. That is where our faith kicks in; where our confidence in the Lord and belief in his Word to guide and comfort us come into play.
God will never leave us.
As Dottie Peoples sings, “He is an on time God.” He is right on time! We can lean on God 24/7.
His Word provides the answers no matter what the problem.
The following Scriptures can offer encouragement and provide inspiration and strength as we cope with life’s challenges. These scriptures can uplift us when we are down and out.
Let’s take a scroll.
10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
22 Cast your cares on the LORDand he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
1 Peter 5:7
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
14 The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. 15Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things! 16 The LORD’s right hand is lifted high; the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”
114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. 115Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
1 I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.
There is an old Negro spiritual called, “Jesus is on the mainline. Call him up.” Whether you use your land line, cell phone, or two tin cans, you’ll never hear, “Leave a message!”
What a relief to know that our calls will be answered!
What a blessed assurance to know that our calls will not go into voice mail!
I just want to say, “Thank you Lord for not leaving me; for listening; for keeping your loving arms around my family and me!”
Happy Sunday! Blessings!