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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Jeremiah 17:7

[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. Jeremiah 17:7 (Amplified)

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30 Days Of…Day 27 – “Be Still”

 

Are  you one of those people who always rely on your own efforts? Does everything have to be done your way? Psalm 46:10-a says “Be still and know that I am God;…”.  To be still requires patience, faith and trust.

 

When we get in the way of God and get in a hurry we make choices that we later regret. We must learn to accept  God’s authority in every detail of our life. I’m not saying I have totally learned to be still and allow God to work, but what I am saying is when I  allow God to lead and guide my decision-making process, I find it not to be as cumbersome a process as when I am making the decision without thoughtful prayer.

So, the thought for today is to stop striving about everything in your life. Stop giving God deadlines for what you want to happen in your life and just “BE STILL” and let Him do the work. Put your confidence in Him and He will see you through every little detail.

30 Days Of…Day 23 – “Trust”

 

Do you have trouble trusting people? Do you have a hard time trusting in God? Several post back I wrote about my favorite scripture. That scripture talks about trusting in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) is the scripture I am referring to and it says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

To trust is to have confidence and to rely.  Sometimes I find it difficult to trust in the Lord with all my heart because it is easier for me to rely on my on understanding or my own way of doing things because I think my way is the best way to do it. I seek to figure things out on my own, but ultimately, I always end up back in God’s word for answers. For me, everyday is another day to grow in Jesus and learn to lean on Him. He knows what’s in my heart. As the old gospel song says, “I will trust in the Lord until I die”. It is not always an easy choice, but it is a choice I choose to make. Will you trust in the Lord? Why?

 

30 Days Of…Day 7 – “Favorite Scripture”

I have many favorite scriptures, but one of them is Proverbs chapter 3 verses 5-7 which reads as follows from the Amplified Bible Version:

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.”

This is one of my favorite scriptures because it is my natural instinct to follow the desires of my heart and not listen to voice of God. Following my way is not always the best course to follow when making  decisions. Do I always follow this scripture? No. Do I do things my way? Yes. But, I’m still a work in process and my rough edges are still being smoothed out and my frowns are slowly being turned into smiles and each day is a new day to keep trying and keep moving along the road of life.