Sunday, September 25, 2016

 

[dailyfoodforthought] She Just Kept on Talking

She Just Kept on Talking

And now,..one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8)
It was still early, and I was trying to be quiet so as not to disturb the other person in the room. Using my phone I typed in directions to a place we had to make a stop at later that day. The volume ringer was off, the address plus current location plugged in, when all of a sudden the phone directions voice kicked in.

It was loud! She just wouldn't quit talking, routing and re-routing me, though i was pushing buttons and touching the screen in several spots. Tried turning the volume down, then putting the phone under a pillow. I was about to reboot and decided to try turning off my location.

The voice wouldn't stop off until I turned off the location device. Sometimes voices that someone else has said, or that I tell myself, play over and over and it is hard to silence them. Something triggers 'old tapes' and 'word curses'. Things like 'you'll never amount to anything', 'you just never get it right, do you?', 'it'll be a miracle if you ever (get a decent job, get your life together, have a decent relationship)'. These voices that come back unbidden can be kicked out when you turn off old locations and stand firmly on where you are today.

It is good to know Whose you are, and who GOD says you are! All things have past and you are a new creation in Christ. Your mind is being renewed daily. You direct your thinking toward things that are true and honorable.

The Lord will not quit talking; that's good news.

Today I choose to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. I will keep shut off any voices from old locations. Lord, please grant me ears to hear, in Jesus' name, amen.

Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. (Ephesians 4:23)
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

 

[dailyfoodforthought] LOOK UP

LOOK UP

 

If you put a buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of his ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten or twelve feet. Without space to run, as is his habit, he will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

 

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

 

A Bumblebee if dropped into an open tumbler will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

 

In many ways, there are lots of people like the buzzard, the bat and the bee. They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations, not realizing that the answer is right there "above" them.

 

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Friday, September 23, 2016

 

[dailyfoodforthought] THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE...

THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE...

 

LOVE

The Special Feeling That Makes You Feel

All Warm And Wonderful.

 

RESPECT

Treating Others As Well

As You Would Like To Be Treated.

 

APPRECIATION

To Be Grateful For All The Good Things

Life Has To Offer.

 

HAPPINESS

The Full Enjoyment Of Each Moment.

A Smiling Face.

 

FORGIVENESS

The Ability To Let Things Be

Without Anger.

 

SHARING

The Joy Of Giving

Without Thought Of Receiving.

 

HONESTY

The Quality Of Always

Telling The Truth.

 

INTEGRITY

The Purity Of Doing What's Right,

No Matter What.

 

COMPASSION

The Essence Of Feeling Another's Pain,

While Easing Their Hurt.

 

PEACE

The Reward For Living

The 10 Most Important Things.

 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 

[dailyfoodforthought] THERE IS ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR…

THERE IS ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR…

 

A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing:

 

**Last year, I had a surgery and my gallbladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.

 

**The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.

 

**The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.

 

**And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.

 

At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year!!

 

When the writer's wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on the side of her husband's writing.

 

 

When the writer saw this paper, he found this written on it:

 

**Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain.

 

**I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.

 

**The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.

 

**The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son stayed alive without getting any disability.

 

At the end she wrote: This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well!!

 

 

See!! The same incidents but different viewpoints. If we ponder with this viewpoint that what could have happened more, we would truly become thankful to the Almighty.

 

Moral : In our daily lives we must see that it's not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.

 

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for!! Stay Blessed !!

 

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

 

[dailyfoodforthought] TEN WAYS TO LOVE OTHERS

TEN WAYS TO LOVE OTHERS

 

1.  Listen without interrupting    .....    Prov 18

2.  Speak without accusing   ....    James 1:19

3.  Give without sparing  ....   Prov 21;26

4.  Pray without ceasing   ....   Col 1:9

5.  Answer without arguing  ....   Prov 17:11

6.  Share without pretending   ....   Eph 4:15

7   Enjoy without complaining   ....   Phil 2:14

8.  Trust without wavering   ....    Cor 13:7

9.  Forgive without punishing   ....   Col 3:13

10. Promise without forgetting   ....   Prov 13:12  

 

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Friday, September 16, 2016

 

[dailyfoodforthought] Fixers

Fixers

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

I am into fixing things. If something breaks, get out the masking tape, superglue, or bandages. We all knew my dad could fix anthing, from a picture frame that fell apart to a table leg that had broken. All you had to do was take it to him and you knew he would get it fixed and back to you.

My husband is a fixer, too. Our granddaughter says emphatically, when something, like a flat tire on her bike needs fixing, or a splinter in her finger, "PopPop can fix it."

There are some things we just cannot fix, though, no matter how hard we try. We cannot fix broken hearts. That is a real tough one, but not too hard for our God.

Luke 1:37 tells us, "nothing is impossible with God". The Lord himself said, "with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26)
When we take our broken hearts to the healer, the One who created our hearts, we can have them fixed. The only real fix for a broken heart is the Lord….His mercy, His kindness, His gentleness, and most of all His loving presence. He is not only the ultimate creator, He is the ultimate fixer.

That is good news.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

 

[dailyfoodforthought] LIFE’S STORMS

LIFE'S STORMS

 

A pastor had been on a long flight between church conferences. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: Fasten Your Seat Belts. Then, after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be sure your seat belt is fastened."

 

As the pastor looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive.

 

Later, the voice on the intercom said, "We are so sorry that we are unable to serve the meal at this time. The turbulence is still ahead of us."

 

And then the storm broke ..

 

The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightning lit up the darkening skies, and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.

 

The pastor confessed that he shared the discomfort and fear of those around him. He said, "As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying. The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm.

 

"Then, I suddenly saw a little girl. Apparently the storm meant nothing to her. She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat; she was reading a book and every- thing within her small world was calm and orderly.

 

"Sometimes she closed her eyes, then she would read again; then she would straighten her legs, but worry and fear were not in her world. When the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm when it lurched this way and that, as it rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid." The minister could hardly believe his eyes.

 

It was not surprising therefore, that when the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, our pastor lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time.

 

Having commented about the storm and the behavior of the plane, he asked why she had not been afraid.

 

The child replied, "Cause my Daddy's the pilot, and he's taking me home."

 

There are many kinds of storms that buffet us. Physical, mental, financial, domestic, and many other storms can easily and quickly darken our skies and throw our plane into apparently uncontrollable movement. We have al l known such times, and let us be honest and confess, it is much easier to be at rest when our feet are on the ground than when we are being tossed about a darkened sky.

 

Let us remember: Our Father is the Pilot. He is in control and taking us home. Don't worry!

 

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