TFTD - March 2009
Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:22 PM
"We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go.
We become something new by ceasing to be something old."
- Frederick Buechner
"And He was also telling them a parable:
'No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment;
otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.'"
Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:51 AM
"Are you weak? Weary? Confused? Troubled? Pressured?
How is your relationship with God?
Is it held in its place of priority?
I believe the greater the pressure,
the greater your need for time alone with Him."
- Kay Arthur
"Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication,
let your requests be made known to God."
Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:22 AM
"He who kneels before God
can stand before anyone!"
"Devote yourselves to prayer,
keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;"
"God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
So we say with confidence,
"The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?""
Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:03 AM
"A lot of kneeling will keep you
in good standing with God."
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more
in knowledge and depth of insight,
so that you may be able to discern what is best
and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ
- to the glory and praise of God."
Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:35 AM
"[G]et up in the morning and pray for the Lord's blessings ...
Pray for guidance.
Pray for all these things.
And then all the little things kind of slide in."
- Mike Piazza
"Let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance -
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge."
Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:17 AM
"Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use."
- Charles M. Schultz
"Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:47 AM
"Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before His presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD He is God:
it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise:
be thankful unto Him, and bless His name."
"How many times to we begin our prayers with thankfulness?
Someone once said, "There so many times that we load up all of our
burdens and worries onto a big dump truck and we put that truck in reverse
and then we back that truck right up to the throne of God and flip the switch
and dump all of that trash at God's feet, all without ever seeing Him."
This is completely backwards from God's teachings.
We should enter God's presence with praises and thankfulness.
Then, after we have spent time thanking God for His mercies
and praising Him for his greatness,
we can turn the truck around and unload our worries and burdens.
Which direction are you driving your dump truck today?
Try driving forward instead of backwards into the presence of God."
(From The Daily Psalm)
Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:18 AM
"What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?"
- George Eliot
"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD,
have never forsaken those who seek you."
Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:09 AM
"We are to be joyful in the midst of our trials as the
testing of our faith produces patience,
something which every one of us can surely use more!
Not easy, but worth the effort of trying."
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be
perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:00 AM
"Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead ...
You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal.
Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin."
- Kathleen Norris
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run,
but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.
They do it to get a crown that will not last;
but we do it to get a crown that will last forever."
1 Corinthians 9:24-25
Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:30 AM
"Faith is knowing there is an ocean
because you have seen a brook."
- William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)
"Though now you do not see Him, yet believing,
you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
receiving the end of your faith - the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:8-9
Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:02 AM
"Faith is the hostess that will not entertain doubt."
- Jenna Wright
"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,
who gives to all liberally and without reproach,
and it will be given to him.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting,
for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind."
Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:06 AM
"Faith is to believe what you do not see;
the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
- Peter Julian Eymard
"These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off were assured of them,
embraced them, and confessed that
they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith,
did not receive the promise,
God having provided something better for us,
that they should not be made perfect apart from us."
Hebrews 11:13-14, 39-40
Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:11 AM
Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.
"There is no status quo.
We either expand and grow
Or contract and wither on the vine.
We forgive or hold onto the past;
We explore the world or ignore it;
We love and share or judge and withhold;
We escape from life or participate.
Growth or entropy?
The choice is ours."
"Remain in me, and I will remain in you.
No branch can bear fruit by itself;
it must remain in the vine.
Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches.
If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;
apart from me you can do nothing."
Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:11 AM
"With every deed you are sowing a seed."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Even now the reaper draws his wages,
even now he harvests the crop for eternal life,
so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true."
Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:13 AM
"There's no thief like a bad book."
- Italian Proverb
"Do not be misled:
'Bad company corrupts good character.'"
1 Corinthians 15:33
"Forsake foolishness and live,
and go in the way of understanding."
Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:28 AM
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Allen
"Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting."
Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:24 AM
"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing.
You have to make the mind run the body.
Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up.
It is always tired morning, noon, and night.
But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.
When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night,
and the body was never tired ...
You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."
Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:30 AM
"We look too much to museums.
The sun coming up in the morning is enough."
- Romare Bearden (1911-1988)
"Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week,
they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a
long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.
He is risen! He is not here."
Posted 21 March 2009 - 12:21 AM
"Laying down your arms, surrendering, saying you are sorry,
realizing that you have been on the wrong track and
getting ready to start life over again from the ground floor -
that is the only way out of a hole."
- C.S. Lewis
"Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar,
and there remember that your brother has something against you,
leave your offering there before the altar and go;
first be reconciled to your brother,
and then come and present your offering."
Posted 21 March 2009 - 12:27 AM
"Jesus Christ is not a security from storms.
He is the perfect security in storms."
- Kathy Troccoli
"Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed."
"As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake,
so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
The disciples went and woke him, saying,
"Master, Master, we're going to drown!"
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters;
the storm subsided, and all was calm."
Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:53 AM
"Fear knocked at the door.
Faith opened it, and lo,
there was no one there."
"Abraham staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief;
but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised,
he was able also to perform."
Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:20 PM
"The only person who never makes mistakes
is the person who never does anything."
- Denis Waitley
"Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk,
that by it you may grow up to salvation;
for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord."
1 Peter 2:3-3
Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:33 AM
"Only I can change my life.
No one can do it for me."
- Carol Burnett
"And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and
become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:38 PM
"You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone,
which can become a watered-down, occasional hope
that you'll get to tomorrow.
Intention without action is useless."
- Caroline Myss
"In the same way, faith by itself,
if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:14 AM
"Without action, without decision,
you remain in possibility,
which is safe and beautiful but eventually enervating and boring."
- Jennifer Louden
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action,
keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely
on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
1 Peter 1:13
Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:25 AM
"I will waste not even a precious second today in
anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness.
I know that the seeds I sow I will harvest,
because every action, good or bad,
is always followed by an equal reaction.
I will plant only good seeds this day."
- Og Mandino
"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it,
evil comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.
This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places,
this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary,
and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns,
this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world
and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil,
this is the man who hears the word and understands it;
who indeed bears fruit and brings forth,
some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."
Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:26 AM
"Have a real happy day today!
Enjoy it because you got up this morning."
"But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble."
Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:28 AM
"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone.
God is always there."
- Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)
""Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also,
and he praises her, saying:
"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates."
Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:29 AM
"Everything that is done in the world
is done by hope."
- Martin Luther
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope …"
Romans 12:12; 15:13
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