February 2020 4th week

Friday February 28th

Be careful of what you say

Scripture: Luke 12:3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.

Have you ever said something and immediately thought better of it?  Have you ever said something to someone and later your were confronted with what you said?  Our tongue can be our own worse enemy. We must constantly be on guard with what we say and not only what we say but how we say it. It is even worse today with the age of the computer and twitter and tweets. One can hide behind the computer and speak hatred and all kinds of words that a person would not dare say in public or face to face .  We must be careful of what we say as we will be held accountable.  If not now, then most certainly at judgement.

Thought for the Day:  Let your words come through your heart and let your heart be close to God

Thursday February 27th

Keep The Faith

Scripture:  Hebrews 6:11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.

We all seek patience and perseverance as we go through life.  However there are often times when we just want to give up.  I remember two quotes from two atheletes. The first was said by Yogi Berra “ It is never over to it is over”  and the other says : I have never lost a game, I just ran out of time”.  Even if you are not a sports fan we must recognize that victory comes through perseverance. If one gives up then they most certainly will lose the race.  Victory is not defined by who comes in first but victory is defined as finishing the race. What ever you are seeking may be just around the next corner but you will never know if you stop and give up.

Thought for the day:  Never ever give up.. I say never ever give up. … Jimmy V.

Wednesday February 26th

Humility and Meekness

Scripture:  Psalms 149:4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation

Benjamin Franklin decided to identify 12 attributes that he thought would make him a better person. He then gave the list to a friend and asked for his comment. The friend told him that he left a very important item off of the list. That was “humility”.  He told Benjamin Franklin that he lacked humility because he always had to be right, He always  thought he was the smartest person in the room. After much thought Benjamin Franklin added it to the list and subsequently decided that humility may be the most difficult attribute to exhibit.  In a world of constant competition we are not taught to be humble and meek.  They are seen as problematic for someone.  Remember humility does not make someone weak.

Thought for the day:  Humility and meekness mean that you are not better than anyone else but also you are not below others as well.

Tuesday February 25th

What Is Your Mood  Today?

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

There is an idiom that says that when someone is in a bad mood that they got out the wrong side of the bed. I would like to suggest that whatever side of the bed we get out that we do not forget to start the day with prayer. Prayer will help us to to get our mood right as we begin the day knowing that the day is full of opportunities to share God’s love to those that we meet and that we can be a witness for God. Bad moods are most often the result of thinking about ourselves and complaining or being anxious about some concerns that we may have.  When we are helping others we are too busy to think about whatever would create in us a bad mood. We would be able to count our many blessings. Wake up rejoicing !

Monday  February 24th

Do you want to be Lucky?

Scripture:  Ephesians 3: 20  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us

Have you ever heard the phrase that It is better to be lucky than good?  Do you know people that bet on luck. Luck is depending on something that is not dependable and consistent.  It is something that just happens with no real cause and effect. I would like to suggest that we need not go though life waiting on luck and the uncertainty that surrounds luck. I am much more comfortable depending on the blessings from God.  He has said that he will never forsake me and that he will always make provision for me.

Thought for the day:  I would rather  be blessed than to be lucky