"...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 —
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble,… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on May 1, 2013 at 10:30am —
Trust God in everything and for everything. Others may seem to have the answers, but don't know what needs to be known to provide. God's resources are limitless. Don't be limited by your faith. Have faith in God. He will direct your steps and ordain your thoughts for a new and better way. Trust Him.
"Put your trust in the Lord."(Ps.4:5)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 9:49am —
"Refuse to follow the devil. Stand strong in your faith. You know that your brothers and sisters all over the world are having the same sufferings that you have.
Yes, you will suffer for a short time. But after that, God will make everything right. He will make you strong. He will support you and keep you from falling. He is the God who gives all grace. He chose you to share in his glory in Christ. That glory will continue forever." (1 Peter 6:9-10)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on April 11, 2013 at 9:54am —
"The Lord is close to those who have suffered disappointment. He saves those who are discouraged." (Ps.34:18)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on April 3, 2013 at 1:50pm —
God gives eternal choices, and these choices have eternal consequences.
Isn’t this the reminder of Calvary’s trio? Ever wonder why there were two crosses next to Christ? Why not six or ten? Ever wonder why Jesus was in the center? Could it be the two crosses on the hill symbolize one of God’s greatest gifts? The gift of choice. The two criminals were convicted by the same system. Condemned to death. Equally close to the same Jesus. But one changed and one did not.
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on March 27, 2013 at 9:23am —
Faith can say to society, self, Satan and sin, “Anything you can give, Christ can give better” (Ephesians 2:1-8).
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
(Charles H. Spurgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on March 19, 2013 at 9:59am —
Those who have come through many afflictions know this to be true---
As your trials increase, "He gives more grace."
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on March 1, 2013 at 10:41am —
Never, never, never renounce the habit of prayer or your confidence in its power. "Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up." (Luke 18:1)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 28, 2013 at 10:46am —
Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days -- when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when you’re out of options, when the pain is great, and you turn to God alone. It is during suffering that we learn to pray our most authentic, heart-felt, honest-to-God prayers. When in pain, we don’t have the energy for superficial prayers.
"I am in deep trouble Lord! Rush to my aid, for only you can help and save me."
Psalm 70:5 (LB)… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 27, 2013 at 9:53am —
When you pray, expect to hear from God. I can’t say it any simpler than that.
Expect that God will answer your prayer. This is where faith comes in. You wait expectantly on God.
Waiting on God is never a waste of time. In fact, it is time well invested in your life. It keeps you focused on God and living in light of eternity.
Hurry is the death of prayer. One reason you may not hear God speak to you is that you don't wait long enough. He wants you to care enough… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 15, 2013 at 10:03am —
You may have hit bottom financially and thought, “I am going broke!” Or, maybe you’ve hit bottom emotionally, or your marriage has hit bottom, or you’re having health problems. You’re frustrated and can't help but think, “I’m going under.”
Where is God when you hit bottom? He’s right there underneath you. He is “your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you” (Deut.33:27)
Drop into his arms of love. Let him catch you and support you when you have nowhere else to go.… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 14, 2013 at 10:20am —
Praise God before you are delivered. Praise Him for what is coming. Adore Him for what He is going to do. I do not think there is a sweeter song in God's ear than the song of one who blesses Him for grace that has not yet been tasted, who blesses Him for answers that have not been received but are sure to come. "Though...the fields yield no food...yet I will rejoice in the Lord."(Hab.3:17-18) Charles H. Spurgeon
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 13, 2013 at 10:25am —
Jesus said, "In this world you will have trouble" (John 16:33). Then comes the promise, "Take heart! I have overcome the world."
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on January 23, 2013 at 11:04am —
"God gives a hand to those down on their luck, and gives a fresh start to those ready to quit." (MSG)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on January 11, 2013 at 11:27am —
Pursue your dream in 2013.
"...With God all things are possible." (Matt. 19:26)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on January 1, 2013 at 11:06am —
A Christmas Prayer
from Max Lucado
It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.
These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.
The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 14, 2012 at 11:22pm —