Word Treasures Tuesday

Words are powerful, words are soothing, words are God’s resource for us. God’s word is a light to our path and lamp to our feet. Words lead, guide, direct, and instruct. Words are treasures to be shared.

Tuesday’s Treasures

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  – Abraham Lincoln

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.” (Proverbs 16:20 KJV)

 

 

 

 

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10 Things That Make Me Smile

I have written about smiling and being happy and a few times. My spirit has been prompted in this particular area and so I write about it. Smiling is a small thing that can bring joy to others.

One of the things that Lord has brought to my mind is that those things that I write about I must also practice them. Many situations arise in our daily lives that will tempt us to choose not to smile. But In James 1:22 (Amplified) it says, “But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].” So what that really means to me is I can’t just write about something or speak about something, I must also incorporate that thing into life. If I write about smiling then a smile should find its way to the corners of my lips and my lips should be turned up into a smile instead of down into a frown.  Image: www.freedigitalphotos.net

10 Things:

  1. Reading the scripture that says “His mercy endures forever” (that’s  an awesome thing to know because I need His mercy daily)
  2. Watching the sun rise slowly  while driving to work
  3. Listening to some of my favorite gospel music cd’s
  4. When I think about Jesus being with me all the time (scripture says he will never leave me and never forsake me)
  5. Thinking about family and friends that I love
  6. Spending time with family and friends that I love
  7. Eating chocolate
  8. Doing things that make others smile
  9. Seeing the beauty of God’s creation
  10. Remembering the good times I had with loved ones who passed on from this life
    Keep smiling.
    You never know whose life you may touch with a friendly smile.
    A smile is a beautiful thing, don’t keep it to yourself.

“Thankful Tuesday”

 

Today is “Thankful Tuesday” because to be thankful is to be happy.  Psalm 107:1 says, “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!”

Today I am thankful that I woke up and was able to dress myself.  I am thankful that I had food to eat. I am thankful that I arrived at work safely. I am thankful that I can see, hear, feel, walk, talk, and think. Today I am thankful that God allowed me another opportunity to share His word with others.

“It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises [with musical accompaniment] to Your name, O Most High,” Psalm 92:1 (Amplified)

“Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (Amplified)

“Blessed and Happy Monday”

“This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 (Amplified)

 

Everyday that we wake up and we are healthy, we have a place of employment, we have a home to live in, and we have friends and family, we are abundantly blessed. Today was a blessed and happy Monday. No matter what pitfalls and problems we may have, we can choose to have a  good day because every day is an opportunity see what else God has for us. Every day is a new opportunity to sing, to laugh, and to smile. I hope your Monday was a beautiful one.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi