Friend or Money?
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most. – American Proverb
Thought for the day!
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. – John Dewey
It’s the little things that we do, and the little things that we don’t do, that make the big difference in life!
A minute read……..
As I was walking
Down life’s highway
Many years ago
I came upon a
Sign that read
Heavens Grocery Store..
When I got a
The doors swung
And when I came
I was standing
I saw a host of
One handed me a
And said ‘My
Child shop with care..’
Was in that
And what you
Could not carry
You could come
Back for more
First I got some
Love was in that
Further down was
You need that
Everywhere you go..
I got a box or
Two of Wisdom
And Faith a bag
And Charity of
I would need some
Of that too..
I couldn’t miss
The Holy Ghost
It was all over
And then some
And Courage to
Help me run this race.
My basket was
But I remembered
I needed Grace,
And then I chose
Salvation was for
I tried to get
Enough of that to do
For you and me..
Then I started to
To pay my grocery
For I thought I
To do the Masters
As I went up the
I saw Prayer and
Put that in,
For I knew when I
I would run into
Peace and Joy
The last things
On the shelf.
Song and Praise
Were hanging near
So I just helped
Then I said to
‘Now how much do
He smiled and
‘Just take them
Everywhere you go.’
Again I asked
How much do I
‘My child’ he
Said, ‘God paid your bill
A long long time
Got this poem from a friend thorugh email and it is worth sharing
Hope it inspires you too.
By the way, this is a repost from my other blog: joysnotepad.com
Er du ikke glad i meg?
En handikappet jente med en ben protese ble motløs pga. hennes tilstand og ønsket at hun kunne avslutte behandlingen hos fysioterapeuten. En dag, da hennes far insisterte på at hun skulle fortsette med behandlingen, falt hun i armene hans og spurte: “Pappa, elsker du meg ikke slik som jeg er?” Faren vet hvordan hun har det og derfor tok i rundt henne og svarte: «Ja, elskede, jeg elsker deg slik som du er, men jeg elsker deg så høyt til å la deg forbli som du er “
Hvis du er som meg, så ville du ha sikkert spurt Gud det samme spørsmålet.
Jeg har spurt Gud:
Er du ikke glad i meg?
Hvorfor har jeg alltid smerter over hele kroppen min?
Hvorfor ga du ikke gi meg en fin stemme slik at de andre ikke får vondt i øre når jeg prøver å synge ?
Hvorfor skjedde forferdelige ting med meg?
Hvorfor ble ikke mine bønner besvart?
Hvorfor livet er så urettferdig?
Kanskje du spør:
Hvorfor finner jeg ikke den rette mannen / kvinnen?
Hvorfor finner jeg ikke en jobb som passer meg?
Hvorfor hjelper du meg ikke? Jeg er fattig, trengende, deprimert og hjelpeløs?
Hvorfor er jeg syk?
Hvorfor ble mishandlet?
Hvorfor er jeg fet, tynn eller stygg? Listen er uendelig.
Det er så mange hvorfor, og da spør vi Gud: ” Elsker du meg ikke?”
Men hva om Gud spør oss det samme spørsmålet?
Er du ikke glad i meg?
Hvorfor adlyder du ikke mine ord?
Hvorfor hjelper du ikke de trengende?
Hvorfor verdsetter du ikke mine gaver til deg?
Hvorfor går du din egne vei?
Hvorfor jukser du, lyver, snakke bak andre mans rygg og såre dem?
Hvorfor stoler du ikke på meg?
Og jeg tror listen vil være uendelig med tanke på hvordan egentlig et menneske er.
Men Gud elsker oss akkurat slik som vi er , med svakheter og alt det hele. Han elsker oss selv om vi sliter med synd. Han har tilgitt og akseptert oss fordi vi tok imot Jesus Kristus som frelseren vår. Men han elsker oss så mye derfor han lar oss ikke være som vi er.
Herren ønsker å hjelpe oss i vår kamp mot synd og gjennom våre lidelser. Han ønsker å utvikle vår karakter, slik at vi ble mer lik Kristus.
Så når vi møter livets vanskeligheter, husk at Gud elsker oss. Han ønsker at vi skal bruke vanskelighetene og prøvelser vi opplever til å bli bedre mennesker. Vi må ha denne sannheten i tankene. Stol på Herren og fortsette å gjøre de gode.
Derfor, skal de som lider når det er Guds vilje, overgi sin sjel til den trofaste Skaper og gjøre det gode. 1 Peter 4:19
In his book « The best is yet to be» Henry Durbanville told the story of a little girl in London who won a prize at a flower show. Her entry was grown in an old cracked teapot and had been placed in the rear attic window of a rundown tenement house. When asked how she managed to raise such a lovely flower in such an unlikely inviroment, she said she moved it around so it would always be in the sunlight.
( Excerpt from « Our daily bread)
During the years of my life, when I was in darkness, afraid, hurting, hoping to be saved, to be seen and to get help, I hope to be in the light.
In the light where I don’t need to be afraid, where I will be protected from getting hurt, where I won’t be ashamed, where I can shine, be encouraged, to be saved from darkness, to be loved and to be in the dry ground. So I prayed and prayed and prayed. I seek and continue seeking. There must be a hope from someone, from somewhere.
Many years of tears and heartaches, but deep inside me was a little hope that someday the sun will shine in my life. That might be in the mud , but one day I will rise up and I will be on the dry ground.
Little by little my life has changed. I found out that God can make something out of a me who was broken and with nothing to offer. He restored me and made whole again. Now, I am not in the dark anymore. Because God is my light and in him there is no dakness. I dont’ need to be afraid anymore because I know that whateever happens in my life I am under his care.
How wonderful it is to be made whole again, to be loved, taken cared of, to be seen, to be protected by the Almighty God and to be inspired by His words everyday.
So like that little girl in the story where she moved around her flower so it will be always in the sunlight, I will also move myself around to follow the sun of my life. And that is GOD.
How about you?
A repost from my other blog: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com
Today is cloudy and windy. And that makes me seek comfort from the beauty in the flowers that I found everywhere I go.
Well, this is my orchid and I got it as a birthday present last march and it didn’t stop from growing flowers since then. Lovely!
Macro shot to find the beauty inside!
I found words of wisdom to inspire too!
My son, if you , accept my words
and store up my commands within you turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as silver
and search for it as hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs: 2: 1-5
God is giving us a choice to gain wisdom: accept His words
Turn our ears to wisdom….listen to what He say..
listen with our heart….
Pray for insight and understanding….
Look for wisdom as we look for treasure…search with our heart, soul and spirit
Then we will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
How about that? Finding the knowledge of God….wisdom!
Have a beautiful week end friends !
En repost fra min andre blogg på engelsk: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com
Sounds easy? Those who believed will be righteous in the eyes of God. But a big but! Because so easy as it seems, it takes the whole of us. But it will be wonderful! God promised! And what I mean about it?
When I was reading these words ” so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believe“, it dawned on me that there is more in those words. Because……
if we believed – then we are obedient to God’s words
if we believed – then nothing is imposssible for us
if we believed – we are doing good works, because faith without deed is dead
if we believed – we do righteous deeds
if we believed – we don’t need to be afraid of now and the future
if we believed – we trust God no matter what is happening with our lives
if we believed – we shares God’s words
if we believed – we have assurance that we have an eternal life with God
What is words of faith?
Words of faith that we are proclaiming.
Words of faith is when we proclaim words that is in line with God’s words.
Words of faith is healing for body, soul and spirit
Words of faith tellls the truth
Words of faith is full of hope
Words of faith is forgiving
Words of faith is love
Words of faith is light in the darknes
Words of faith is life
Words of faith is freedom from bondage
So, everything seems easy, but it takes the whole of us, but what a reward in return. Tenfolds, hundrefolds…..and heaven!
But of course it is not our works that will save us. Believing in what Jesus had done and accepting him as our saviour is the way to heaven. Maybe God is imparting to me how I shall live my life as a believer.
Do you think that God is happy to hear our footsteps when we are bringing the good news?
Someone has said ” No matter how small feet one’s have, that feet will always leaves a mark.
A repost from my other blogg: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com