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Life is what you make of it, no matter the circumstances. We make our own choices.
Life or death:
The Bible talks about the tongue and how it has the ability to speak life or death — not just into our lives, but into the lives of others as well. We can always talk negatively, and let things come out of our mouths that will constantly be a hindrance to us, or we can speak life — positively speak those things which can help and affect our lives in good ways.
Choose this day:
We get to choose what comes out of our mouths. When I say things like, “I’m no good; I’m never going to make it,” that actually makes me feel bad about myself and affects my outlook on life. But when I begin to speak life, I feel better about myself, and I see life in a better light. We choose every day how we react to situations.
Think on these things:
Start speaking life, start talking positively, get away from bad news, and start talking about what is right in life. Think on things that are good.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 5:16 AM CDT
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.
— Elbert Hubbard
One of the worst fears people deal with is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is really fear of change and of what others may think of you. This fear limits us, our opportunities, and our growth and progress in life. Without mistakes we wouldn’t ever learn and grow.
It’s not that we want to make mistakes: it’s the reality we all will. They are inevitable. They will happen. What we need to be able to do is to recover from them. A doctor told me that after a workout what determines what kind of shape you’re in is how quickly you recover — your recovery time. In life what is your recovery time from making a mistake? So many don’t attempt much in their lives because they are afraid of making a mistake. Everyone God ever used in the Bible blew it at some point. As Christians we think we have to be perfect to serve the Lord, to honor Him. This is simply not true.
We just have to be willing to learn from our mistakes and keep on moving forward. Let’s not keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Failure is an event, not a destiny. Failure is not final. It happens to all of us.
Let’s learn how to overcome and never see failure as our enemy. Look at it and be thankful that we are growing and learning and becoming more like God.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 6:23 AM CDT
On Friday we celebrated what we call Good Friday.
Good Friday is the celebration of the crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross. It is the day Jesus willingly gave His life for us — anyone who would choose to accept Him as their Lord and Savior. It was a great day for humanity. Without His sacrifice we would all be separated from God forever. It was a great day for all of God’s creation. It is called redemption.
Then on Sunday we celebrate His resurrection from the dead — that He died but was raised from the dead. Because of His resurrection we, anyone who chooses to believe on Him, can have eternal life and a real relationship with the Father — the only one and true God. Now we can be saved, for anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Anyone! It is a gift God gave to His creation. We are all His creation, but only those who call on the name of Jesus, repent from their sins, and purpose to follow Him will be saved — not by their works, but because of the sacrifice of Jesus.
We are saved by grace through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8). Because of His sacrifice on Friday and His resurrection on Sunday, anyone who chooses to call on His name shall be saved. The power of one decision — it can change your life for eternity.
Let’s choose life, choose Jesus.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 6:49 AM CDT