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Sunday Thought

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.

Blessings.

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Sunday Thought

Yesterday, a friend felt failure.  She cleans condos on Saturdays and she wasn’t able to complete the job.  Her body and spirit failed.

“Accept each day exactly as it comes to you. By that, I mean not only the circumstances of your day but also the condition of your body.  Your assignment is to trust Me absolutely, restin in My sovereignty and faithfulness.

On some days, your circumstances and your physical condition feel out of balance: The demands on you seem far greater than your strength.  Days like that present a choice between two alternatives—giving up or relying on Me.  Even if you wrongly choose the first alternative, I will not reject you.  You can turn to Me at any point, and I will help you crawl out of the mire of discouragement.  I will infuse My strength into you moment by moment, giving you all that you need for this day.  Trust Me, by relying on My empowering Presence.” Psalm 42:5; 2 Corinthians 13:4; Jeremiah 31:25 – Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young

This was yesterday’s devotional.  We will always feel failure at some point in our day or weeks.  These scriptures remind us to rely on God in each failure.  To accept each step regardless of the fall. Accepting that we can’t complete something hurts.  We don’t want to admit that we fail.  We need to remember that we are not perfect, and we can’t do it all.

Encourage those when you can.

Blessings.

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Sunday Thought

I had lunch with a precious new friend on Friday.  We always enjoy our time together, and we are able to talk about our frustrations with work, life and in general.  We leave feeling lifted and loved.

We were leaving, hugged for our good-byes, she asked for prayers for patience.

NO! Never ask for patience from God.  Background:  A precious missionary wife (Marianne) was in a prayer group with me about twenty years ago, and I had asked for patience with my first husband and kids.  She came up to me afterward – privately- and said “Never ask for patience, God will just you more tribulations.  Ask for wisdom and discernment instead.”  Now, whenever anyone asks in prayer for patience, I immediately respond with what Marianne said.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:2-5 (NIV) 

Blessings.

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Sunday Thoughts

We do not know how cheap the seeds of happiness are or we should scatter them more often.

To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.

These two quotes mean more to me after this past week than you could ever imagine. Life is hard, difficult, fun, and exhausting.  A smile, or a kind word can mean so much to someone along the way.

Be kind.