We should not as such count on man, but on what God lays in front of us. He knows what is best for us and He shall guide us through life; He will build up His church in His own time. We just have to show we trust Him and should have patience that He shall bear us the right things.
- “Sharing Hope Through Scripture for Those Facing a Crisis” (calvarychapelvisalia.wordpress.com)
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
Here’s why we can rejoice. ( And, by the way, it’s not rejoicing by saying, “oh I just love this painful thing that has come upon me ) but it’s a rejoicing, knowing what this problem, this tribulation, this trial will bring into our lives. In other words, we know they are good for us, and they can help us to learn, and to gain endurance, or perseverance. He says it very plainly, “Tribulation produces perseverance”
- MVM – Cultivate a heart of gratitude (senioryouthcamp.wordpress.com)
- Praying Scriptures and Affirmations to Bless You (onechosen.wordpress.com)
So many have gone through some devastating hardships, and others are still going through trials, which at times seem almost unbearable. And even in the midst of the valley the enemy still won’t leave us alone. He’s doing all he can to wear us down, mess with our minds and make us feel like the Lord doesn’t care about our pain and suffering.
- Paul’s Persecution (faithfuldailyread.wordpress.com)
Timothy, Paul and Silas were suffering for their bold preaching of the gospel. What a comfort it would have been to them to know that some of their life-saving words had fallen on fertile soil and Thessalonians were living for God. I imagine, despite their persecution, they would have rejoiced over the news that the Gentiles were still thriving in their new church.
- Beyond Sunday – Hearing from God Every Day (suncrestcultivating.wordpress.com)
I know the Bible is big and intimidating and often confusing. I’ve cowered at the thought of reading it all. But I took a step of faith a couple of years ago and made a commitment that I would not stop until I finished reading the entire Bible using the One Year Bible reading plan. Well, I didn’t finish it in 12 months, and when I got behind, I got really frustrated. However, I kept going and eventually read the entire Bible. Let me just tell you as I honestly as I can about my experience and a few things I learned:
- Soul Therapy (westminsterchurchcc.wordpress.com)
psychologists have determined that one of the greatest contributing factors to your overall happiness in life is how much gratitude you show. (Disclaimer: The video is great, but there is one scene with some bad language.)
- The Bad Evangelist Club: How NOT to Refute Sola Scriptura (catholiclane.com)
Paul’s words as he wrote them are understood by him to be the Word of God not because they came from his quill or his intellectual articulation, but because Paul was writing that which was given to him by Christ. He believed that what he was writing to the Church of Corinth was explicitly the word of God, and that if anyone disagreed; they could not be counted as a Christian. (1 Cor 14:37) St. Peter likewise tells the Jewish Diaspora that the letters “our beloved Brother Paul wrote to you” can be misinterpreted just like “the other Scriptures.” (2 Peter 3:16)
- The power of gratitude (christiantoday.com)
The power of gratitude is something that psychology experts Jeffy J Froh and Giacomo Bono have been exploring for a number of years.They have conducted extensive research into the measurement and effects of gratitude in children and young people, finding that it is integral for healthy development.
Children who exhibit higher levels of gratitude are more likely to be better at interacting socially, achieve higher grades at school and build stronger connections with their schools and communities. They are also likely to be more generous, and be better at planning for the future.
“Gratitude is imperative for every child to learn,” says Froh. “It enhances children’s quality of life and helps them grow into beneficial members of society.”
- Does God Reveal His Will to Us?? (mululumbi.wordpress.com)
Does God reveal his will to us??God does reveal His will to us just not always in the way we expect. We want clear cut answers for the “BIG things”…We want God to tell us where exactly to go to college or University, what to major in, who to marry, what house to buy.
- Is correcting and judging others a sin? (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
My stand is that if you have the light of the Gospel in your belief and actions, then help others who are in their sins to get back to God and for that you are going to need to tell them they are Wrong in their ways. Now you can do that Calmly without getting irate. If they accept correction wisely then its good for their souls. But if people do not change after hearing you, it will still benefit others.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
I stumbled upon this verse one day a few years back, and it has been my favorite Scripture ever since. I can honestly say it has brought me through many downs in the past few seasons of hurt, worries, and life in general. My Faith has been growing stronger throughout the years, and my heart is filled with gratitude daily.
I hope this verse gives you comfort, a positive change in heart – especially those of you who have been struggling with life’s ups and downs.
May today be a day full of gratitude and blessings!
What are some of your favorite Bible Verses? Please do share!