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Sunday Thoughts

“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?

Blessings.

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Beth Moore · Bible · Bible verse · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thought

“You are deeply loved this day.  This is the day the Lord has made.” – Beth Moore

Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips will praise you.  -Psalm 63:3

Blessings.

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Sunday Thought

“People yearn to be heard.  Sometimes they shout because they feel like no one listens when they don’t.” – Beth Moore

Do you listen when people talk?  Truly listen?  I know I struggle to wait for my “input” or my part of the conversation.  I try.  I need to listen more.

Blessings.

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Sunday Thought

I have mentioned before that I have these daily flip calendars.

The oldest one I have is my Apples of Gold (bottom, far right).

“If you have learned to walk a little more sure-footed than I, Be patient with my stumbling, and know that only as I do my best and try, May I attain the goal for which we both are striving.”

Beth Moore Twitter Talk is the one on the bottom left:

“We are terrified of boredom.  We often resist obedience to God because we fear He’ll bore us to tears.  We have not idea the life that awaits.”

And finally, Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young:

“Bring me your weakness, and receive My peace.  Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are, remembering that I am sovereign over everything.  Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning.  Instead let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day; they will keep you close to Me.  As you live in the radiance of My Presence, My Peace shines upon you.  You will cease to notice how weak or strong you feel, because you will be focusing on Me.  The best way to get through this day is step by step with Me.  Continue this intimate journey, trusting that the path you are following is headed for heaven.”  Psalm 29:11; Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 13:5

I could read each one of these today and know that on their own, they are significant to me.  But reading them in this order, and pondering each for a moment, makes my heart and mind think they belong together.

My anxiety was over the top yesterday due to a credit card decline, and a near accident on the way to a birthday celebration for my sister-in-law.  David’s touch can calm me, but I couldn’t let go of things.  My stumbles.  My walk.  Needing to be quiet in the moment and rely on a God that has gotten me through so very much.  I eventually calmed down, but have thoughts spinning constantly.

Everyday we have the opportunity to seek Him.  Everyday I need to bring Him my weakness, and rest in Him.  His plan is the plan that I am following.  Being quiet in the moment this morning, and having Him guide my path today.  Reminding myself of this at each moment of anxiousness will be the challenge.  I am feeling up to that challenge today!

Blessings today and always.

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Sunday Thought – Mom and Food

“Sometimes you cook stuff for holidays that your mama made, not because you like it so much but because you liked her and miss her the most.” – Beth Moore

Wanting kraut and missing Mom.

Blessings.

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Sunday Thought

Reset.  That is the thought for me today.  Resetting of my thoughts and actions.  Regaining composure and strength.  So going back to the basics.  One step at a time.

“See the thing through.  Every road worth taking offers a mid-point to get bored, scared or distracted.  Quit quitting.  It’s meant to be hard.” – Beth Moore

Blessings!

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Sunday Thought

Needs versus wants.  I really thought I had everything I needed, until I met someone without a home.  A friend from my past posted that they needed help, and I jumped.  I have gotten burned again, but it doesn’t stop me from giving.  Although would I do it again?  Yes.  I will always help but in a different way.  It is my heart that hurts to hear that someone might be sleeping in their car.

We live pay check to paycheck as I am sure a lot of people do.  We have over extended ourselves, and are surviving.  All I could think about was not having my home.  Just one more job loss, or tragic event and we could be in the same boat.

These friends just can’t seem to crawl out of their despair.  I was warned before I helped them, as apparently, they have done this to several friends.  They have gone to them over and over asking for help with no apparent way out.  Lost.  Stephen asked me why they couldn’t stay with family.  They had said they couldn’t go back to them.  I believe that they have exhausted themselves with most everyone here.

They wrote to me after an altercation with David (he came asking for more money) saying that they felt like scum, and ashamed.  That they wouldn’t be coming to us again, that we have helped enough.

I don’t believe we have helped them in the correct way.  Giving them money wasn’t the answer.  I am not sure how to help them at this point because it has gone on so very long, but my heart wants to help.  I continue to search for answers feeling lost.

“People need to know that Jesus set us free from cycles of destruction we’d been in for years.  People CAN change.  Give somebody hope.” – Beth Moore

Blessings.