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Read: Joshua 1:9

“Be Strong and courageous  Do not be frighted and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”

[Source:  Holy Bible (English Standard Version)]

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Sharing everyone this e-npirational message  from my inbox:

So true and I find it beautiful 🙂

HAPPINESS…

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.  Then we’re frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with.  We’ll certainly be happy when they’re out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.

HappinessIsNowThe truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than RIGHT NOW.  If not now when?

You life will always be filled with challenges.  It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.

Here’s a quote from Alfred D. Souza.  He said, “For long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”  This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness.

Happiness is the way.  So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spent your time with… and remember that time waits for no one.

So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you’re off welfare until the first or fifteenth, until your songs come on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until you die, until you’re born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.

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Some things to ponder:

Work like you don’t need money, Love like you’ve never been hurt,

And dance like no one’s watching.

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go…

Some people become friends and stay a while…leaving beautiful footprints in our hearts and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!

Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is mystery

Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called present!

Live and savor every moment…this is not a dress rehearsal

Thank you Lord for another year to celebrate life and for this wonderful birthday message! 🙂

change-the-worldOn several occasions I have been encouraged  when men I knew to be dishonest and immoral agreed to talk me about their conduct. Yet each time I was disappointed at the outcome of our meetings.

In each situation the person said he believed in God and wanted to escape hell. Some rationalized by saying everybody, even churchgoing people, are basically selfish. They do good only to escape punishment. Those who reasoned this way believed that because they sometimes were kind and generously to charitable causes, their chances of going to heaven were as good as those of the Christians they knew. One man vowed that he would do kind. But like the others, he wanted to have eternal life without the forgiveness and inner change that only Jesus can give.

The apostle Paul told Timothy how to deal with religionists who focused on externals. He reminded him that the purpose of godly instructions is a life that reflects a radical inner change: “love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith” (1Tim 1:5). Has God changed you from within? You can have a life changing encounter with Jesus if you’ll trust in Him –Herb Vander Lugt

How to be changed from within as easy as A-B-C…

Admit that you are a sinner and turn from your sin.
Believe that Jesus dies for you and rose from the dead.
Call on Him to be your Savior and Lord.

When God changes you, He works from inside out.

The purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith. – 1 Tim 1:5

Read: 1 Timothy 1:1-7

[Source: Daily Bread, 26 November 2012 message]

Just want to  share some wonderful thoughts I got from my email… 🙂

  • No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
  • God didn’t promise days without pain, Laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
  • Disappointments are like road humps, they slow down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don’t stay on the humps too long. Move on!
  • When you feel down because you didn’t get what you want, just sit tight and be happy, because God is thinking of something better for you.
  • It is better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you love because of pride.
  • We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead, we should be perfecting the love we give.
  • When you truly care for someone, you don’t look for faults, you don’t look for answers, you don’t look for the mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes, you accept the faults, and you overlook the excuses.
  • When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it means. There’s a purpose to life’s events, to teach you how to laugh more or not to cry too hard.
  • You can’t make someone love you all you can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your worth.
  • The measure of love is when you love without measure. In life there are very rare chances that you’ll meet the person you love and loves you in return. So once you have it don’t ever let go, the chance might never come your way again