“Only a few Sundays a year do virtually all of us who follow Jesus on this whirling orb center on the exact same events in His earthly life. Imagine all the dialects and accents echoing these words to high heaven this day: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” – Beth Moore, Twitter
“My reading this morning was out of 2 Corinthians 5. Reminds us to be compelled by the love of Christ. May we love someone today that we don’t even like.” Beth Moore
“Show courage. People need to see what it looks like. Show it. Then feel it.” – Beth Moore
“Stay alert, stand firm…show courage, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NET)
I need to be more aware of this. I don’t think that I have courage in most situations, but looking back on an event in my life, I most certainly did. Can I see if I showed courage? Not really. Did others see it in me? I hope so. I pray so.
I want to show love and kindness on a daily basis. That is my goal. No matter the situation, I want someone to say that I have been kind and shown love—that His light shines through me.
Blessings and love.
Regardless of your political affiliation…
“Praying that God opens our eyes today to people who feel invisible, who never hear that they are loved and rarely receive a warm embrace.” -Beth Moore
Blessings today and always.
“We think we’ll be safest tiptoeing carefully around land mines of criticism. Callings beget criticism. The thing about trying to please critics: they’re never pleased. A wise man once told me that there are people you don’t want to like you.” – Beth Moore
I have always wanted everyone to like me. I want people to feel good, not only about the day, what is going on around them, about themselves, and about me.
It’s been a hard lesson, but I have realized that I can’t always make everyone happy. Not everyone will like what you do, say, or how you act. There will be people that just don’t like you. But YOU have to like you. You have to accept the flaws, bumps, and awesomeness that you are. That’s it. It is harder than it seems, eh?
Blessings today…and always.
“Some things don’t need to be handled. They need to be unhandled. Nothing requires more self-control than withdrawing the attempt to control.” – Beth Moore
“Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 1 Peter 5:7
How often do you give everything to God, but in the next moment you are worrying about it again? You take it back because you feel you have to maintain control over it. I do. Life happens. There are things that we HAVE to do: like taking items out of the oven before they burn, putting gas in our car before it runs out, keeping up with our finances so you can go on a trip or buy groceries.
Life happens, right? We have to keep up with it, the day to day stuff. But I get lost in the simple stuff sometimes. I remember that He is control of every single hair on my head, yet I wonder what tomorrow will bring. I a big picture thinker, a worst case scenario person. This pays off in what I do for a paycheck as people count on me for my detail thinking. I like to be mindful about the smallest detail. But at home, it can become overwhelming. There are days I just want to let it all go, and not think about the details of life. I let them go, and let God deal with them, only a hour or two later to take it all back.
Today, and everyday I need to remind myself to withdraw from the worry.
I needed this one…this week especially…
“Let’s see what today would be like if we decided to be impossible to offend. Nothing gets heavier over time than a chip on my shoulder.” – Beth Moore
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is His glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11
“Praying that God opens our eyes today to people who feel invisible, who never hear that they are loved and rarely receive a warm embrace.” – Beth Moore
“But the fruit of the spirit is…kindness…” Galatians 5:22 (NIV)
Show some love today.
“No is still a great word. When need be, let’s have the guts to say it: to someone pushy, to someone manipulative and to someone in the mirror. When we need to say no, let’s learn to say it right then instead of putting it off for days and dreading it like the plague. Get it over with.” – Beth Moore
I need to say no to the mirror more often when it comes to certain battles lately. I feel as though saying no bothers others, and it doesn’t. It doesn’t bother me when people say they can’t, won’t or aren’t able. Why then is it so hard to say no?
Saying no to myself is something completely different, at least in my mind. It shouldn’t be. It should be just as simple. No is no. No struggle, simple, right?
Do you say no? Do you struggle with it? Do you feel guilt?