Article Library of Christian Thoughts · September 22, 2017
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It seems we are never fully ready for the key markers in our lives. They start when we are very young, and continue until the day we die. Oh, we try to prepare ourselves, but it seems we still experience a state of worry or even panic when these times approach. As Christians, we know God...
Make the most of every opportunity. Even when you’re tired, afraid or nervous. If you hold back every time you don’t feel amazing, you’ll miss out on so much of life. Make the commitment to living boldly. Always remember: Fortes fortuna adiuvat. Fortune favours the brave. So get up, let's get to you - start loving yourself RIGHT NOW!!!!
In life, you will encounter all different types of people: the good, the bad and the detrimental. However the kicker is, at the end of the day, the only person you can rely on is yourself. It actually does not even make sense to entertain the negative types of people in your life, chances are they are extremely unreliable. You need to surround yourself with people who encourage you to grow and who will not be dead weight you have to carry around through life. Once you cut this type of negativity out of your life, you realize how well you can breathe again. Those who are incapable themselves will try and cast their issues onto you. They look for any way to release the burden they have on their own lives and do so in a poor manner. You must not allow yourself to fall victim to these issues, as they will only take away from your life’s experiences. It is important to be nice to people, but you cannot do so at the expense of your own happiness.
Self love is making yourself your own best friend which includes looking after yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. It is about learning to accept ,respect, forgive and be open and honest with all of who you are.
We see Christ’s submission to God the Father, and the use of the metaphor of the church being the “bride of Christ” (that’s a whole other story). Columnist Shari Grant explains he isn’t expecting from us something He was not humble enough to do Himself.
It's fine to talk about the need for a personal relationship with God and having one's mind set on things above but how will that keep someone from exploding next time someone cuts them off on the highway?
I’m addicted to the Bravo Network’s reality show, The Real Housewives of New York. Yeah. I am. Ever since last spring’s first season, I’ve been hooked like a swordfish. Season 2 is now, as we so affectionately say in the ‘hood, “on and poppin’.” All the veteran gals are, for the most part, their usual witty, socialite selves. In the same “fashion,” Kelly Bensimon, the newest housewife, is gorgeous, talented and well-connected. She’s a bombshell—mentally and physically. Except that…well…she’s a little self-absorbed.
Psalm 23:2-3, "He makes me lie down in (fresh, tender) green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life--my self…"
What is the one area in your life where Satan most often strikes your mind and emotions with fear, fretfulness, and anxiety? Do you know what triggers this attack of fear and worry? For you to get out of fear and to walk in peace, what steps do you need to take in your life? In other words, what do you need to do differently than you are doing right now in order for you to move into a place of constant peace?
Are you hurting or is there people you know that are hurting? Are you carrying a pain in your body or an ache, agony, or anguish in your heart and mind? If not you, do you personally know of people who fits the description that you have just read?? Then, you need to keep on reading...!
Are you hurting? Are you carrying pain in your body or an ache, agony or anguish in your heart and mind?
(Luke 22:43,44) And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Have you ever wondered where all your friends were at a time when you really needed them? They pledged they would be faithful, but when you needed them, they were nowhere to be found! Did you feel abandoned in that moment of need? Jesus Himself was confronted with that same situation when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before His crucifixion......
Psalm 27:8, Matthew 7:7-11. This week we’ve (literally) been blown away by the storm that hit the Newburgh and surrounding area and all those who have lost so much, blown away by the powerful surge of that tornado that hit early last Sunday morning. I sat speechless, watching scenes on CNN about a storm that destroyed homes and claimed the lives of people. BUT this time it’s not half way around the world. This time it was in our own backyard. Like 9/11 a few years ago, God has America’s attention once again, and we’ve been given another chance as a nation to turn to Him.