My Weekend Prayers – From iPad – Daily Prayers App

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I love this app on my iPad! Just touch more on the “Daily Prayers” app and inspirational prayers come up on the screen. You can post them on Facebook, post them on Twitter, email them or just copy them. I absolutely love it!

 

It gets me to reading the scriptures more often that’s for sure! 🙂

 

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I am weary, God. Please fill me with Holy Spirit energy.

Dear Lord, I give You my heart that You may love in me – love the Father and love all humankind.

Dear Lord, I thank You for the Grace of being alive this morning.

I thank You for the sleep that has refreshed me.

I love You, Lord, with all my heart!

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Dear Lord, please help me to carry on with strength on this day that You have given me.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Lord God, I pray that I may not neglect the help and happiness that I may give with compassion and love.

Dear Lord, keep my thoughts fixed on what is true, pure, excellent and worthy of praise.

Have an awesome week! 🙂

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Scriptures For The Week and Christian Forums to Share

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I’m constantly searching for spiritual encouragement. While performing searches this morning, I came upon a few Christian message boards. I thought I’d share those with you today. 🙂 With everything going on in my life currently, (or any time), it’s a good idea to surround myself with spiritual individuals and also the scriptures.

I have been thinking about Faith Healing recently. And yes, I believe in miracles! See my post Here. I’m quite candid about it! lol

I should remember all these wonderful things when faced with tests and hard times. I’ve been so super busy as of late, I honestly have not taken the time to read my Bible as I should. With my comings and goings, I could easily take my Bible with me, or…even my iPad. I have all kinds of prayer and religious eBooks on the iPad. I could also easily slip that into my purse when leaving.

However, my memory is so very short these days! 🙁

Here you go with a few scriptures for encouragement…

James 5:13-16
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Matthew 9:27-31
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
Luke 8:50
50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

The forums that I found…


http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/index.php

http://christianwomenonline.net/community/forum.php

http://bibleforums.org/forum.php

http://www.christianforumsite.com/

http://www.worthychristianforums.com/

http://www.christianforums.net/

http://www.christianforums.com/

http://forums.carm.org/vbb/forum.php

http://www.christianchatforum.com/mb/

For Encouragement For Life Situations and Losses

http://www.thelightbeyond.com/forum/index.php

Have an awesome week! 🙂

Godly Grandparents – Guest Post and Some Scriptures For The Week

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From the time my children were born my mother has been giving them the best thing she had to give. Jesus. She has taught them Bible stories, read the scriptures to them, and taught them to memorize passages of the Bible. She knew and still knows there is no greater gift you can leave with your children or grandchildren than the Word of God. Because “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 (NAS)

My mother had the privilege of leading both of my children to the Lord. She watched my children because it was necessary for me to work. I hated every minute away from my babies but I was and am so very thankful that my mother was there to care for them in my absence. Both of my children have so many fond memories of growing up with their Grandma. The Lord was in everything she did. It did not matter where they were or what they were doing, she always kept the Lord at the center of what was going on.

Not only did she teach them about Jesus but she was and is an adventurous woman. She taught them to work at home but she also took them on so many adventures. She took them to gardens, parks, lakes, hills, and everywhere she could think that would bring adventure and joy. Mom hardly ever goes the same way twice; she is always looking for a new route or a new road she has not yet traveled. We live in Texas not too far from some very nice hills for climbing, well, they did. They went to the ocean to fish, the lakes to boat, and the forests to hike.

Mom is pretty knowledgeable about all things nature. She taught them about the birds, the trees, the plants, and at the same time she was teaching them about the maker of all these things. She sees our heavenly Father in everything she does because He is her Lord and she knows He is the only one that anyone can always depend on. “Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?” – Isaiah 2:22 (NAS)

When my daughter was four my Mom taught her Psalms 27:1-6 and she was able to quote it word for word whenever anyone would request it. She loved memorizing the word of God. My Mom also taught my son who is seven years younger these same verses. He was a little bit older before he got it down but he has it to this day. She taught them other verses but these are their favorites. My son who is now almost twenty-one was just talking to me about this yesterday with fondness and reiterated how much he loves and appreciates his Gram. My daughter is almost twenty-eight and this scripture is still always on her heart. Listen to the words of this scripture and imagine them in the hearts of young children.

Psalm 27:1-6 (KJV)

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

To this day my son prefers the King James Version of the Bible because that is the Bible his grandma taught him to read. He says he understands it better. I myself love the King James Version of the Bible because I too was raised on it as my “Bread”. We think that small children will not understand so we try to simplify things but the Word of God and His Holy Spirit make everything clear to those who want to know Him. I am so grateful to my mother who instilled this love in my children’s hearts. I too taught them the scriptures but in my absence my Mom never skipped a beat.

In this world of confusion and busyness living in Jesus is the one true and most wonderful gift we can give our children and grandchildren to hang on to. His Word is the truth and the truth will set them free, His Word is life, His word is the victory that overcomes in this world we live in.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32 (KJV)

“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” – John 6:63 (KJV)

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)

The blessing of having godly Grandparents extends way beyond the times children spend with their grandparents. Of course the Lord will stay with them for the rest of their lives but they also carry a part of that grandparent with them forever. Having a legacy like that is not only a wonderful one for the grandparent but it leaves a mark on the child and encourages them to be someone that others see Jesus in. The role of grandparent can be the greatest role of your life. Even if you do not feel like you were a great parent because you were not well prepared at that time in your life it does not mean that you cannot make an impact on your grandchildren’s lives. And you can still be a great influence in your children’s lives as well.

My own children have noticed the changes in my life as they have gotten older. I always tried to share my faith in Jesus Christ with them but I did not always have the stability in life that I should have to back it up. It is never too late and as you grow in Christ your life will show it and you will become a greater witness to your families because they will see you becoming more and more like Jesus. Never give up and never surrender to feelings of inadequacy or unpreparedness when it comes to things of the Lord. The most important thing you can do is to stay in the Word of God so that He can fill you up and teach you each day how to overcome things in your life that you on your own do not have the power to overcome. He will then give you the words to say and the Light that shines on those you love.

I cannot express my thankfulness enough to my Mom and what she has given to me and to my children. There can often be no greater influence than the influence of a godly grandparent in the lives of children. You do not have to be a preacher or Sunday school teacher to give them Jesus’ love and His Word. Share with them your love for all things of the Lord and He will use it to reach your grandchildren. Show them His love by sharing your lives with them. Take time to have adventures and show them your heart openly and they will hold on to it for the rest of their lives. God bless you in your endeavors!

About The Author

Jack Meyers is a regular contributor for www.nannybackgroundcheck.com. As a detective he wants to spread the knowledge of terrible things that can happen when people don’t fully verify the credentials of a caregiver or any employee. He also writes for various law enforcement blogs and sites.

Calendar Bible Scriptures and Happy New Year

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Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness (PSALM 65:11)

 

 

I purchased a calendar for the New Year. It has some breath-taking photos. I thought I’d share them with you all and also the Inspirational Bible verses it features for each month. (FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE) =)

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Happy New Year and Happy January!

 

 

 

It is my wish for all moms and grandmothers, and all my readers…

I sincerely hope you all have a safe, healthy and Happy New Year! Take lots of moments throughout the year for yourself, as you richly deserve it!

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Thanksgiving Restored – Reminder to Think About Your Blessings Even in Tough Times – Weekly Scriptures

 

 

 

 

By Gail Tucker –

 

 

I wanted to share this heart-warming story from Guideposts. Hope you enjoy, as well as the scriptures that follow 🙂

Normally, I’m the first one to be in the Thanksgiving spirit, but as I pushed my cart through the grocery store I wished we could skip it this year. I passed the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie without a glance. Mom wouldn’t be with us, and neither would anyone else. What kind of Thanksgiving was that?
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Some Scriptures On Thanksgving
Psalm 100
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 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. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”

 

Psalm 97:12
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

 

Hebrews 13:15
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name

 

Rev. 7:12
Blessing, and glory, and thanksgiving, and honor be unto our God

 

1 Chronicles 29:13
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

 

Jonah 2:9
But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.”

It is my wish that every one of you to have a joyous and safe, Happy Thanksgiving! Spend it with your family and be thankful for them and most importanty, love them!!

 

 


Prayer Is Forever Powerful – Weekly Bible Scriptures & True Story From Guideposts

 

 

 

Today is focused on “PRAYER” For all Grandparents and women who read my blog 😉

 

I’m saddened about all the people that lost their homes and lives from the New York and Wash storms. Also, there are still lots of people without power!

Scriptures on Prayer and Strength

Psalm 95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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Something I received in a newsletter, and something to encourage “faith” 🙂

Praying Their Way Through Turbulent Times

A Georgia couple facing financial strife find strength and courage in turning their troubles over to God.

By Roxann Crane, Acworth, Georgia

Mail thunked into the mailbox and I ran to get it. Ads, bills and…my stomach knotted. There it was. An envelope from the mortgage company.

I went in to where my husband, Doug, was in the living room. We opened the letter together and started reading: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Crane, we regret to inform you that your request for another mortgage modification has been denied…. It went on with more financial mumbo jumbo, but that first sentence told us enough.

Doug let the letter fall to the floor. “That’s it,” he said. “We’re done.”

I gazed around the living room. Pictures of our three sons. The framed wedding photo above the mantel. Our furniture. Our whole life.

Two weeks earlier we’d received the foreclosure notice from the bank. We hadn’t panicked then because we were still waiting to hear about the loan modification. If we could bring those loan payments down we might figure out some way to hang on to our house.

Now the last door was closed. We had two weeks to move out. We were two weeks away from living on the streets.
I looked at Doug. He’s a stoic man, not one to complain or let his feelings show. But I could tell that he was as shaken as I was. How had we come to this?

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7 Prayers For A Solid Marriage – 30 Happy Years

 

 

 

 

This past August we were married 30 years…Happy Anniversary to us!! 🙂

 

 

30 years sure is a long time, and is a milestone. Have we had many disagreements? Have we hurt each other? Have there been angry moments? Have we ever went to bed mad at each other?

Sure we have! What marriage DON’T have disagreements?! None that I know of. 😉

It takes a lot of work, trust and prayer to make a marriage work and last. We have that! Not many marriages last 30 years, or even 20 or less!

I was reading through the scriptures this morning and found 7 of them for a happy marriage. I’d like to share them with you =)

Father, I plead that we would speak the truth in love to each other, honestly and openly sharing our feelings with each other

Ephesians 4:15, 25

God, I plead that You would give us wisdom and compassion in dealing with our in-laws

Matthew 5:7

Father, I ask You to protect our marriage from the attacks of Satan. Deliver us from his evil, destructive plans

1 Peter 5:8

Father, help us to discern and deal with those things that hinder and hurt our relationship

Psalm 139:23-24

I pray that we would be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us

Ephesians 4:32

God, create within us a hunger for each other. Let us be satisfied with one another

Proverbs 5:19-20

Father, I plead that we would be patient with each other in all the circumstances of life

1 Corinthians 13:4

That last one is a big one!! LOL 😉

 

 

Lord, I thank You for giving me the man You chose for me! He is a good man, hard working, and trustworthy. I also thank You Lord for giving me our son and grandson! 🙂

What an awesome, loving family I have…How did I get so lucky??! Only God knows. 😉

 

We are going on vacation to Florida in December to celebrate these 30 years!

The Chipped Mug

 

 

 

 

 

M&M Cookies Mug Pic From http://www.etsy.com/listing/101772878/mm-cookies

 

This is an inspiring true story and an awesome article about a Call Center Rep and Prayer Partner @ Joyce Meyer Ministries. I thought maybe you all would enjoy! 🙂

By: Shirley Green

Meet William J. Howell and family of Red Bud, IL who has a vision so big and beautiful that it warms the heart. Will wears many hats these days as a husband, father, entrepreneur and prayer partner at Joyce Meyer Ministries in Fenton, Missouri.

First, the initial step to opening the “The Chipped Mug” (TCM) in Red Bud, Illinois is the website where everyone can visit and make purchases to help fund the future site of “TCM”. The Chipped Mug was first conceived in the mind and heart of William J. Howell when he was still single and a college student and saw a coffee shop called the “Ugly Mug”. He noticed how people loved to hang out at “The Ugly Mug” which consequently became the local gathering place, a kind of piazza where people can mingle and socialize.

Next, Will relocated to St. Louis, MO to get a job and a month later, he visited the popular website called E harmony.com where he found his wife, Sara. Meeting Sara was one of the best things that happened to Will because Sara is extremely supportive and upbeat; let’s just say meeting Sara was a “good thing” for him. The two married in less than a year of their courtship and remain committed to each other and to the vision of TCM. Now, they have 3 beautiful girls whose names are: Maleah, 4 years old; Joanna, 3 years old & Olivia who is their 1 year old. Periodically over the years, Will’s aspirations to open TCM coffee house repeatedly resurfaced in his heart and mind.

Actually, Will isn’t one who likes change nor easily yields to the propensity to change; change is not a normal part of his character, however, his dream to open the coffee house in Red Bud, IL continues to be at the forefront of his heart. He is pursuing the dream strategically and wholeheartedly which will bring about a great change for his family as well as their community.

At this present time, Will travels about 100 miles per day from his home in Red Bud, IL to Joyce Meyer Ministries in Fenton, MO where he is employed as a Call Center Representative and Prayer Partner. It’s very important and innate for Will to help make a difference in the lives of people; by working at the Ministry, the difference he makes touches and changes lives worldwide every day.

Moreover, Will and Sara believe in living a debt-free lifestyle and currently, every business transaction on behalf of TCM is done through their online web store (TheChippedMug.Net) with no overhead dollars to pay; in a few years, their home will be paid off too.

The concept behind opening TCM has already been branded and includes their quote, “Changing the world 1 cup of coffee at a time.” The atmosphere at TCM will be one of excitement and the endeavor for the ambiance of the business will be a loving and family oriented social gathering place, the same ambiance Will remembers about The Ugly Mug. Furthermore, this will be a great tourist attraction for the City of Red Bud, IL to help generate more revenue and to gain national notoriety for the town, which means more jobs, which is a good thing, especially in our present economy. TCM plans to incorporate live entertainment, serve tasty desserts and breads from the in-house bakery while at the same time, starting and maintaining a family business that can be handed down to their children and their grandchildren.

From an early age, entrepreneurism was always in Will’s heart like his grandpa who also owned his own business. The name “The Chipped Mug” comes from a passage of Scripture in Jeremiah 18:4-6 where it talks about “I have declared thee as the potter, he made our imperfections as perfect.” This means even with our imperfections, we can still be very useful.

Are Will and Sara trying to get rich from “The Chipped Mug”? In fact, their philosophy and concept is that any excess proceeds generated by TCM are given away to help others. TCM is a “for-profit” family business but operates as a not-for-profit company undertaking many philanthropic projects. Their plans are to purchase an in-town building in Red Bud, IL where their family lives close and owns the coffee house and bakery. Sara and her mom will run the day-to-day tasks of the bakery which will be located inside TCM coffee house. The location the couple has chosen will be in close proximity to their home, the local college, hospital, park and area bank.

Red Bud, IL City Hall c/o City Data

Currently Will and Sara willingly support other organizations that are like minded and maintain a core value to reach out to help others. Some of these organizations the family supports include organizations like “Chocolate and the Red Shoe” which empowers women to dream big and teaches them practical ways to accomplish their goals; “Restoration A.S.A.P.” provides relief to those in need of health care through a “Doc On The Block” program offered to those who cannot afford health care & a “Humanitarian Outreach” called Project58.org which helps the people in Haiti & Guatemala build homes and fund other local needs. Also, Will looks forward to the days when he can also support other organizations like the YMCA who regularly goes out into the community to help others.

Mark Batterson, who has become one of the most important people to Will and Sara is a well-known Pastor and author who owns a coffeehouse based in Washington, DC which coins itself as the modern “well” which was a common meeting place in Jewish history. In addition, The National Community Church pastored by Mark Batterson is one of the fastest growing, influential churches in the DC area. Pastor Mark Batterson is also the author of book titles like “The Circle Maker” and “In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day”. Since 2009, Pastor Mark Batterson has offered support and information about owning a coffee shop to Will and Sara and always welcomes their inquiries. As you can see, Will & Sara surrounds themselves with a company of shakers and movers who are touching lives locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition, William J. Howell is the Author of his own book entitled “Visual Impairment” and it speaks to those who need help finding their purpose and encourages them to never giving up on their dreams. “Visual Impairment” can be purchased on Amazon.com for $12 and most likely, the book may soon become available to Kindle readers. Still, this isn’t the only title that will hit the shelves; there are more titles by Will in the making yet to be published.

Will’s greatest inspiration of course is his beautiful wife, Sara. “She gives me the encouragement to accomplish whatever needs to be done”; “Sara believes in me completely and she is beside me 100%.” On the other hand, Sara says, “I can’t wait until the day when work for Will is right around the corner from our home rather than 100 miles away.” Sara is definitely a constant motivation to Will and to the dream they have to begin their lives together working side-by-side in their very own family business. Meanwhile, they continue to pour love and support into each other as the dream comes closer to becoming a reality.

ADVICE from Will and Sara: “NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAM!” “Listen to those who embrace your dream who will pray for you and support the dream with encouragement as well as offer donations to see the cause come to pass. Sometimes you may have to face opposition or experience trying times with finances to fund the dream but God’s grace is amazing, so never give up.”

In closing, to donate to “The Chipped Mug” coffee house, please visit TheChippedMug.Net where they offer over 100 unique variations of coffee mugs to be purchased individually or to be included in the gift basket of your choice to help generate revenue. Coffee mugs can be purchased for as little as $5 each plus the costs for shipping and handling. Moreover, gift baskets may be purchased in every season for every reason starting at $15 and includes an easy, do-it-yourself kit with the recipe for a basic brownie or cookie mix that may require a stick of butter or vanilla extract, (something we already have in our kitchens) depending on the recipe in the kit chosen. Next, bake the delicious dessert mix from the kit in the oven then pull out a fresh, delicious dessert your family and friends will enjoy! All the jars, coffee mugs & baskets are reusable and all the proceeds generated from the website will help to build “The Chipped Mug” coffee house.

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God’s Cake and Sharing Scriptures For The Week

 

 

 

 

 

My Uncle from California sent this to me through email. It’s awesome! 🙂

God’s Cake…

 

This is about the best thing I’ve ever read as an explanation

 

 

Sometimes we wonder, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God have to do this to me?’ Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.


Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, ‘Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.
‘Here, have some cooking oil,’ her Mother offers.
‘Yuck’ says her daughter.
‘How about a couple raw eggs?’ ‘Gross, Mom!’
‘Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?’
‘Mom, those are all yucky!’

To which the mother replies: ‘Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!

‘God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

 

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There are many that beg God to tell them WHY they have to go through specific things and many trials. Do you believe all things happen for a reason? I do!

God has everything planned out and knows all things before we do. For me, that is so very powerful. 😉

Various trials and tribulations all make us much stronger than we ever, ever thought possible! They indeed make US the people we are today, having gone through this or that.

It may be sickness, it may be losing loved ones, it may even be having to go through life homeless…it could be MANY things. However, God knows before we do what lies ahead in our future.

This morning I searched for trials and tribulations in the scriptures…this is what I found. 😉

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Acts 14:22

Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Job 5:19
He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you

Hebrews 2

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.

Ephesians 1:11

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Hebrews 11:17

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son

More On Forgiveness and Guideposts – Weekly Bible Scriptures

 

 

Early this week, I needed to step back and take a long look at what I was feeling during (what felt like to me), a small family crises. I did not like what was happening and how I was handling my feelings! 🙁

I needed to look up some Bible scriptures on “forgiveness” (again). My family means the world to me; just like the rest of us. However, we all need to stop sometimes and take notice what is going on in our lives and also notice what IS IMPORTANT. Swallow some pride and let things roll off, and just let things go for your sanity and also your family’s sanity! 😉

Some Scriptures On Forgiveness

Psalm 86:4-5 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Psalm 103:8-12 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Matthew 5:22-24 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Luke 23:43 “…Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Jesus speaking to the thief on the cross)

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