HARD HEADED, RESOLUTE “WORTH CONSIDERING” 11/8/19 (Across my desk.)
| “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones…”
(Proverbs 17:22, ESV)
|Don’t Give Up|
Throughout life, there will always be something that will try to take our joy. If it’s not a grumpy sales person, it’s a family member aggravating you, traffic is backed up, your flight got delayed, or your spouse is taking too long! Don’t go the next twenty years allowing the same people and same circumstances to frustrate you. Change your approach. What’s upsetting you now doesn’t have to upset you anymore.
You can choose to keep your cool and stay calm and steady. Remember, a relaxed attitude is going to lengthen your life. The next time you’re tempted to be upset, ask yourself, “Is this really worth me giving up my joy?” If you’ll make the decision to not give away your joy but live each day happy, God promises you’ll be strong, you’ll have better relationships, and you’ll accomplish more. He says a joyful heart is good medicine! Hold on to your joy and move forward into the abundant life God has in store!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, today I will hold on to joy! I choose to live each day with peace and happiness. I choose to rely on Your strength and Your Word which guides my every step. I love You and thank You for loving and directing me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|
My Thoughts: We have a choice in this temporary earthly life time to be Hard Headed for LIGHT or DARKNESS. And it is amazing as to how much darkness is all around us in Adam’s world. How many lies that try to invade our minds each day. The enemy is constant in finding a lie that we will accept. A stupid idea that looks like innocent fun but guides us into the darkness and away from our Creator and HIS LOVING TRUTH. And the enemy is constant in seeking to cause divisions. He knows that a divided house can not stand. I really liked the fresh air of some of the quotes that are herewith attached. Especially the one by Dr. C. H. Spurgeon on Unity. And as I understand it that it is true that an angry burst of words of 5 minutes will shut down our immune system for 24 hours. And that stress does considerable shorten our lives.
Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
More GREAT QUOTES-Mostly Sermonindex.net
"Worldliness is what any particular culture does to make sin look normal and righteousness look strange." - David Wells "When preachers do not call sin, sin, the people begin to wink at sin!" - Dr. Micheal Useph "I am not permitted to let my love be so merciful as to tolerate and endure false doctrine. When faith and doctrine are concerned and endangered, neither love nor patience are in order.... when these are concerned, neither toleration nor mercy are in order, but only anger, dispute, and destruction -- to be sure, only with the Word of God as our weapon." - Martin Luther. "To remain divided is sinful! Did not our Lord pray, that they may be one, even as we are one"? (John 17:22). A chorus of ecumenical voices keep harping the unity tune. What they are saying is, "Christians of all doctrinal shades and beliefs must come together in one visible organization, regardless... Unite, unite!" Such teaching is false, reckless and dangerous. Truth alone must determine our alignments. Truth comes before unity. Unity without truth is hazardous. Our Lord's prayer in John 17 must be read in its full context. Look at verse 17: "Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth." Only those sanctified through the Word can be one in Christ. To teach otherwise is to betray the Gospel." -Charles H. Spurgeon. "Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity." - Brother Lawrence "The greatest need we have is not to do things, but to believe things." - Oswald Chambers "Growth is not more knowledge or increase of years; it is simply more of Him and less of me. He increases as I decrease. This is what it means to be a disciple." - Chip Brogden "Some say that faith is the gift of God. So is the air, but you have to breathe it; so is bread, but you have to eat it. Some are wanting some miraculous kind of feeling. That is not faith. 'Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God' (Rom 10:17). That is whence faith comes. It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word." - D. L. Moody Mr. Spurgeon leaning over the platform of a church where a work of grace was going on, heard a penitent below in great distress pray earnestly, 'Lord, make a good job of me! Lord, make a good job of me!'