October 2008

Wisdom in making choices

Story of the day:  Wisdom in making choices

     “A child stood gazing at a freshly opened box of chocolate candies–lips pressed together, concentrating fully upon the decision at hand.  The rule was “Only one, no more than one, but any one you want.”  Should it be the biggest one, or would the small round one be the favorite peppermint cream?  Then again, the long one might last longer.  Which to choose?  And how to decide?

     Perhaps a child’s decisions seem trivial to us adults.  Oh, we recognize that they are important to the child, but we have a broader perspective.  That is the question in making choices, isn’t it?  To have an eternal perspective on life and its decisions is to know how to choose.” Michael Green

Quote of the day:  Richard Foster

“Indeed, wisdom and discernment are among the natural results of a prayer-filled life.”

Bible verse of the day:  Proverbs 2:6

“For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I receive Your Words today and treasure the things within You.  I pray to listen to Your Wisdom and apply it with a heart full of understanding.  I pray to walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the path that You have set before me.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

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March 2008

It’s the little things made great!

blue-hills.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                            Story of the day:  It’s the little things made great!

    My mom loves to order things while using the word little.  “I’ll take a little cheeseburger, a little pizza, or a little coke.”  We usually joke with her about this, because if anyone has ever been with her when she’s ordered something, knows exactly what I am talking about:) 

    Well, my mom may just have had something there.  Although these things were “little” they always did their job and did it abundantly meeting the need of my mom.

    I began to look for “little things” in the Bible that God “ordered” and how their small purpose became magnified.  One of the things I found was a “little maid”.  This “little maid” in 2 Kings 5:2 God used to cure a great man.  God also used a “little cloud” in 1 Kings 18:44 to bring a tremendous shower.  In 1 Kings 17:12, God used a “little oil” to supply the need of His servant in a great famine. Matthew 15:34, tells of how He used a “few little fishes” to feed a hungry multitude, or in Matthew 18:2, a “little child” to be an object lesson on humility.  A “little flock” in Luke 12:32 to posses the Kingdom, and finally “little children” in 1 John 4:4, in the family of God are victorious.

    So although things may appear “little” to us and we may not think that things great can come from things so small, think again, because our Heavenly Father has just shown us many examples of “little things” made great!

Quote of the day:  William Penn

“God, help us not to despise or oppose what we do not understand.”

Bible verse of the day:  1 John 4:4

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

My little mind can’t comprehend all of Your abilities.  You are so many great things and as You have showed me, have taken some “little things” and made them great!  God, thank You for Who You are, and for sharing with me just a little bit of Who You are.  I wake up every day and think to myself what an Amazing Father that I have in my life.  Even through all the rough times in my life, You have never left my side.  As my love for You grows with every second that I am alive, and my Spirit is humbled by Your Mercy, I only wish to serve and Worship You all the days of my life.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen