Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lord, Mold Me into a Worthy Vessel

Jeremiah 18: 1-6
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the LORD came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.

TODAY, more than ever before, we need to submit ourselves into the hands of the Lord. However, are we truly willing to let the Potter mold us and make us into a worthy vessel?

Monday, January 30, 2012

One at a TIme

We must climb one mountain at a time.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Draw Me Nearer

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

  • Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
    To the cross where Thou hast died;
    Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
    To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Friday, January 27, 2012

What'cha See?

When you look at this picture, what do you see? Think carefully for what you first see might not be what is actually there.

Yes, first there is the headlight of a car traveling down a street with signs of a storm that has passed. The storm has left many ruts, making the travel to the fill-up (gasoline) station a little nasty. But that's only the beginning of what's in store. After the station, there is a crossing. The choice being whether to turn to the right or left - or choose the road ahead.

May I liken this to our walk with the Lord. Many times it is only His Light that leads us down a road that has drenched our very being. In life's storms we would drown if possible but there is always His headlight guiding us as we go through (repeat, GO THROUGH) the storm to the other side. The refilling station supplies the strength to go on after weathering the storm. After that, it is our choice as to which way to go. We can say it's too hard to follow this path so I'll make a turn to something a little easier. Easier? Hmm. Or, we can elect to go on in a straight direction, seeing storm clouds on the horizon. If that's what we choose, after another storm or two, it won't be long before everything will be bright and clean. There's something to say when we decide to use the road that keeps our journey headed straight toward Heaven. Knew you'd agree.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Inner Sense of Calm

Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm - it comes from becoming still - in
order to reflect and meditate on our inner wisdom and receive answers. A
peaceful heart is one that is free from worry and trouble. It's becoming quiet
so we can look at things quietly, so we can more clearly understand them and
thus come up with creative solutions. It is learning to live in the present.

- Barbara Jean

Monday, January 23, 2012

What Are Our Lives' Colors?

Circumstances and situations do color life,
but you have been given the mind to choose
what the color shall be.

- Robert Holden

We are given ONE life in which to determine how we will color its pages? What colors will we choose, what lines will we draw, and where will we place each color? Each process offers its unique part in revealing the finished product. Will our Life's book be one colored to fit ourselves and our selfishness, or will we color it in shades of servitude with its splashes of color falling onto others lives? We have a choice you know.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Size of Happiness

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands,
but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
- Maxim Gorky

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Burn On

A man must live like a great brilliant flame
and burn as brightly as he can.
In the end he burns out.
But this is far better than a mean little flame.

- Boris Yeltsin

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The More the Light, the More the Potential

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
- J.Keller

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rejoice!

This is the day that the Lord has made.
Rejoice and be glad.

Friday, January 13, 2012

No Doubt!

Beauty is one of the rare things that
should make us not doubt that there is a God.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Watch Out for the Bus!

On any given day, we can be thrown under the bus.
However, it is how we handle it that matters.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What Is Our Life?

“Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.”
- Socrates

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Never Alone

"I DON’T BELIEVE HE BROUGHT ME THIS FAR TO LEAVE ME."
Psalms 37:23-28
 
23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27. Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28. For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Water is Our Keeper

Man’s history is woven into waterways, for not only
did he live beside them, but he used them as highways
for hunting, exploration, and trade.
Water assured his welfare, its absence meant
migration or death, its constancy nourished his spirit.
A mountain, a desert, or a great forest might serve
his need of strength, but water reflects his inner needs.

-Sigurd F. Olson

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Do You Blow or Do You Shine?

Lighthouses blow no horns;
they only shine.
- D.L. Moody

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Place of Restoration

In the valley, He restoreth my soul

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friendships Run Deep

True happiness is of a retired nature,
and an enemy to pomp and noise;
it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self,
and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation
of a few select companions.

- Joseph Addison

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Life Is Our Trying Fire

Gold is tried by fire,
brave men by adversity.

- Seneca 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Make Your Visions, a Reality

We must dream,
we must have vision,
and we must set goals.
Even if the results last for only a short time,
they may leave a positive impact.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What Are You Traveling Toward?

 
There's something special about an empty road going on and on and on to the horizon where the sun burns the world away into a dancing, shimmering heat haze that reflects the crystal blue sky, literally blurring the line between heaven and earth. - D.Gorman

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Beginning


We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and
its first chapter is New Year's Day.
- E.L.Pierce