Sunday, January 27, 2013

Live Out Life to the Fullest

The journey takes me through what many may consider the lackluster scenery of 1 Chronicles 3-4 but there are glimpses of God’s gracious purpose. Every name listed is important and today every person is important to God. What each of us should strive to do is find out what we would like to be remembered for and get involved with a passion to make it happen; finishing the race victoriously with enthusiasm.

I received an email a while back from a friend and in this email was a story of a lady who had started a long time ago to plant one daffodil at a time in a field. Now the field is covered with beautiful yellow daffodils. This story points out that if you start something positive even if it’s small, over time you will build something of beauty. 

Mark Twain said one time, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream - Discover.”

Each day with God we should be inspired to get things done now and never put things off because our opportunities to do great things may pass us by. Give it all we have while we can? We should live each day we have like the song by Tim Mcgraw called “Live Like You Were Dying”. The song puts things in perspective. Some of the lyrics in the song go I loved deeper, I spoke sweeter, I watched an eagle flying, live like you were dying.

I remember seeing a TV program called 20/20 many years ago. They interviewed Christopher Reeves after his horse riding accident which left him paralyzed in 1995. In the interview, he said that when he saw an able bodied person he would say to himself, "Man Just Go for It"! That’s some good advice. You see God has the eraser. He’s present to help us make the needed adjustments if we get off course. So go for it! If you feel a job is above your head, express your concerns in prayer and ask for the necessary skills. Ask for good helpers. Most of all, believe that God has given you a mission. God wants us to accept our lot in life. He gives each of us talents and ideas. It’s up to us to start using what gifts we have and giving God the glory.

This day with God will be amazing because He inspires us to live out loud. We can pray like Jabez, listen for instructions, and be honorable people. Opportunities to do great things are right in front of us so let’s give God our best.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Getting a Jump on What is Thrown Your Way

The purpose of this blog is to keep me accountable to daily Bible study and sharing with others about faith. What I have found is that starting each day out with God helps to get my day started right as I try to be the best I can to glorify Him. At this link, I write about being inspired to maximize performance. Also, here is a song that I hope gives a lift to your day: Here I Am to Worship by Chris Tomlin.

Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. - Psalm 86:11

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Adding Quality to Faith

How do we add quality to our faith? At this link, I write some ideas. Also, I have here a song about faith that I hope gives a lift to your day: Glorify You Alone – Gateway Worship 2010. God bless your day!

And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. - Hebrews 10:38-39

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Faith Moves Mountains

What is Faith? At this link, I write some thoughts. Also, here is a song about faith that I hope gives a lift to your day: Only A Mountain - Jason Castro.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. - Hebrews 11:1