It’s easy to be discouraged. You don’t make enough money. You’re not happy with where you work or live. Or your health or that of a loved one is not good. This world can really get us down. However, there is hope.
I feel like I deserve the usual things…you know…a home on the Big Island of Hawaii, a beach home in Southern California, and a mountain home in Colorado. Oh, and also an RV loaded to the max. Please, Lord, I pray these things for you to bless me with…Amen! Isn’t that how we often pray?
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Love That Always Protects
Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written…” – Mark 14:27
Sometimes, I cry out for God’s plan for me. I do OK with the short term stuff…like I know He wants me to show up to work today and do my best. But, it’s the long term stuff I wish I had a “heads up” on.
This from Barry Minkow….yes, of ZZZZ Best carpet fraud fame!
Four dollars per gallon at the pump…foreclosure crisis…the tightening of the credit policies…the strain on business… If we are honest about ourselves, even without considering these current issues, chances are many of us are just barely holding on in one or two areas of our life…
Do this. Change your definition of prayer. Think of prayer less as an activity for God and more as an awareness of God. Seek to live in uninterrupted awareness. – Max Lucado
I want a lot. But maybe I should not want so much and do just one thing – love God. This is my prayer: to love God with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind. Do I need encouragement? Yes, I do daily…and I found a good dose right here…
Some people never find satisfaction in the things they do have, but spend their entire lives wishing for things they don’t have. They are never happy with where their lives are going, they feel empty in their relationships, and therefore they find it impossible to give thanks for the many blessings they have been given. – Wisdom from the Psalms