May we learn to be content in any state, for this is the best foundation for true happiness.
Paul said, "I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little."(Phil.4:11)
(Charles H. Spurgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 6, 2013 at 11:23am —
“Sink your roots in him and build on him. Be strengthened by the faith that you were taught, and overflow with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:7 GW)
An attitude of radical gratitude is God’s will for you because it develops your faith.
How does gratitude develop my faith? It happens when times are tough — when things don’t make sense, when you can’t figure it out, when your prayers are unanswered, when everything is going the way you didn’t want it to go. It happens when you can say in… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on November 30, 2013 at 10:43am —
I love this from Max Lucado...
After our church had five funerals in seven days, the sorrow took its toll on me. I chided myself, “Come on, Max, get over it. Death is a natural part of living.” Then I self-corrected. No it isn’t. Birth is. Breathing is. Belly laughs, big hugs and bedtime kisses are. But death? We weren’t made to say good-bye. God’s original plan had no farewell, no final breath, day, or heartbeat. No matter how you frame it, good-bye doesn’t feel… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on October 25, 2013 at 9:12am —
God is a competent Father. He can handle any problem you give him. Nothing is beyond his ability or his resources. No request is too big or too small.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20) (Rick Warren)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on October 8, 2013 at 9:44am —
Christ is alive. He is not the great "I was" but the great "I am."
"I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!" (Rev.1:18)
He's alive! He's alive
He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 25, 2013 at 11:03am —
"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."(Phil.1:21)
It is not living that is happiness, but living with God. It is not dying that will be wretched, but dying without God. (Charles H. Spurgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 22, 2013 at 9:29am —
"For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."
That's right. Because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I'm not letting go. I'm telling you, 'Don't panic. I'm right here to help you.'(Isa.41:13)(MSG)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 15, 2013 at 10:49am —
Resentment comes from looking at others;
contentment comes from looking at God.
"...Stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith..."(Heb. 12:2) (Our Daily Bread)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on July 31, 2013 at 1:12pm —
We don't need more to be thankful for, we just need to be more thankful.
"In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."(1 Thess.5:18)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on July 30, 2013 at 10:20am —
"He will answer from heaven and save me; He will defeat my oppressors. God will show me His constant love and faithfulness."(Ps.57:3)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on July 19, 2013 at 9:30am —
As Christians, we need to remember this.
"...This world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it..."(1 Peter 2:11)
We're not home yet children
So keep your eyes on the savior
Just a few more days to labor
And we'll sit down beside the river
How we long to be with Jesus
And our loved ones gone before us
There's a better day a comin'
We're not home yet
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on July 17, 2013 at 8:50am —
You all know what it is to wear a badge. And Christ said to His disciples in effect: I give you a badge, and that badge is love. This is to be your mark. It is the only thing in heaven or on earth by which men can know Me". "All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.”(John 13:35)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on July 16, 2013 at 9:15am —
Prevailing faith reckons the victory before battle even begins. When the young shepherd looked at Goliath, he saw him as a dead man. In fact, because of David’s relationship with the Lord, he understood that all giants— whether bears, lions or Goliaths—were the same. How does this "reckoning" take place? First, we fight the "battle before the battle." Through prayer and meditation on Scripture, we work through any uncertainties and fears. We reaffirm in our heart that this is the Lord’s battle,… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on July 8, 2013 at 9:28am —
"You have been my help; do not leave me nor forsake me."(Ps.27:9)
Look back on the trouble that God has brought you through. Can you remember the times when your feet had almost gone and your steps had nearly slipped? Then say, with thankful emotion and confidence, "You have been my help." (Charles H. Spurgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on June 26, 2013 at 8:44am —
"True godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.
So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content."
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on June 19, 2013 at 9:33am —
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.
Prayer guards hearts and minds and causes God to bring peace out of chaos. (Beth Moore)
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phil.4:6-7)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on June 11, 2013 at 9:40am —
"...Be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you." (1 Peter 5:6)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on June 6, 2013 at 11:01am —
If you’re going to enjoy the present, you must omit all worries about your future. Worry, hands-down, is the greatest killjoy of them all. You cannot be joyful and worried at the same time. Paul’s antidotes are these verses: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done” (Philippians 4:6 NLT). You can either worry or you can pray. (Rick Warren)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on June 3, 2013 at 9:58am —
Lord, help us to remember...
"The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences."(Prov.18:21)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on May 31, 2013 at 10:11am —
Don't worry if you have taken the wrong path along the way. There are choices you must make each day. You may be at a detour that seems to be a dead end. You may be lost, but God knows where to find you. You have never been absent from His sight and His presence will never leave you.
"I'm an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I'm never out of your sight.
(Ps.139:1-6) (Ron Wallace)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on May 2, 2013 at 3:33pm —