Look at your life and see what you’re grateful for. In your conversations with friends do you talk more about problems or things you are grateful for?
Do you put conditions on your happiness? I’d be happy if…The grass is greener where you water it. Where do to your best to improve.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Jesus wants us to understand that our love and obedience to Him should have nothing to do with other people.
Unless we see our need for forgiveness, we will never be able to love in the way we should
God uses ordinary people, ordinary things and ordinary places to change the world. Think of shepherds, inn keeper, Mary, Joseph.
When we get grace, God gets us. Key to failure is trying to please everyone. it Leads to unnecessary stress and unfulfilled life. Instead of being motivated by desire to please others, be motivated by the grace of God.
We cannot have great lives and accomplish great things on our own. We need God’s help. We need to commit ourselves to life changing prayer.
Do I see God for who He is? Do I have the right picture? Where’s my prayer life now? Am I too busy? Are my prayers intense? Do I find time to get to know God on a different level? Prayer provides a bridge from desperation to confidence; from stagnation to involvement. Through the ages…
Why is it so easy to boast and talk about accomplishments, and so difficult to boast on your weaknesses, struggles and failures?
The peace that comes from God is eternal. The joy that we have comes from above.
What does your joy depend on? Does your peace come from external or is it eternal? Are you easily troubled by surrounding circumstances?