Wednesday, September 23, 2009

God Won't Ask

  • God won't ask what kind of fancy car you drove. He will ask how many people you took to church who didn't have
  • God won't ask the square footage of your house. He will ask how many people you helped who didn't have a house.
  • God won't ask what social class you were in. He will ask what kind of "class" you displayed.
  • God won't ask how many material possessions you had. He will ask whether those material possessions dictated your life.
  • God won't ask what your highest salary was. He will ask if you trampled over any people to obtain that salary.
  • God won't ask how many promotions you received. He will ask what you did to promote others.
  • God won't ask what your job title was. He will ask did you perform your job to the best of your ability.
  • God won't ask how many promotions you took to chase a dollar bill. He will ask how many promotions you refused to advance your family's quality of life.
  • God won't ask how many times you didn't run around on your spouse. He will ask how many times you did.
  • God won't ask how many degrees you had. He will ask how many people you thanked for helping you get those degrees.
  • God won't ask what you did to help yourself. He will ask what you did to help others.
  • God won't ask how many friends you had. He will ask how many people you were a friend to.
  • God won't ask what you did to protect your rights. He will ask what you did to protect the right of others.
  • God won't ask what neighborhood you lived in. He will ask what other neighborhoods you visited.
  • God won't ask how many times you told the truth. He will ask how many times you told a lie.
  • God won't ask about the color of your skin. He will ask about the color of your heart.
  • God won't ask how many times your deeds matched your words. He will ask how many times they didn't.
  • All of us will stand before God someday... and everything we did, said, or thought will all come to light. I don't know about you but I have some things I want to make right.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You Say .... God Says ....

You say: "It's impossible"
God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)
You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 13:34)
You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)
You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28)
You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I FORGIVE YOU (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: "I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)
You say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)
You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)
You say: "I don't have enough faith"
God says: I've given everyone a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)
You say: "I'm not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: "I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Spiritual Vitamans A to z

Anxious? Take Vitamin A.
"All things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose." (Rom. 8:28)

Blue? Take Vitamin B.
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name." (Ps 103:1)

Crushed? Take Vitamin C.
"Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)

Depressed? Take Vitamin D.
"Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you." (Jas 4:8)

Empty? Take Vitamin E.
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name." (Ps 100:4)

Fearful? Take Vitamin F.
"Fear not, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God."(Isa 41:10)

Greedy? Take Vitamin G.
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put unto your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back." (Lk 6:38)

Hesitant? Take Vitamin H.
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'" (Isa 52:7)

Insecure? Take Vitamin I.
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." (Phil 4:13)

Jittery? Take Vitamin J.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Heb 13:8)

Know nothing? Take Vitamin K.
"Know this that the Lord is God, it is He that made us and not we ourselves." (Ps 100:3)

Lonely? Take Vitamin L.
"Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Mt 28:20)

Mortgaged? Take Vitamin M.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Cor 12:9)

Nervous? Take Vitamin N.
"Never, no never will I leave you nor forsake you." (Heb 13:5)

Overwhelmed? Take Vitamin O.
"Overcome evil with good." (Rom 12:21)

Perplexed or puzzled? Take Vitamin P.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." (Jn 14:27)

Quitting? Take Vitamin Q.
"Quit you like men and women, be strong. (1 Cor 16:13)

Restless? Take Vitamin R.
"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. (Ps 37:7)

Scared? Take Vitamin S.
"Stay with Me, and do not be afraid; for the one who seeks My life seeks your life; you will be safe with Me." (1 Sam 22:23)

Tired? Take Vitamin T.
"Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." (Isa 40:31)

Uncertain? Take Vitamin U.
"Understand that I am (the Lord). Before Me no God was formed, nor shall there be any after Me. (Isa 43:10)

Vain? Take Vitamin V.
"Vexed with unclean spirits and they were healed every one." (Acts 5:16)

Wondering what to do? Take Vitamin W.
"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Mic 6:8)

eXhausted? Take Vitamin X.
"Exercise thyself rather unto godliness." (1 Tim 4:7)

Yearning for hope? Take Vitamin Y.
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you art with me; your rod and your staff-they comfort me." (Ps 23:4)

Zapped? Take Vitamin Z.
"Zealous for good deeds." (Titus 2:14)