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Daily Positive Thread for Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hello my friends!  Busy day again today - seems like it's always busy.  Bad news is that we will have to fix some cracks in the ceiling now before we can sell.  Always something.  Jeremy will do it, when he has time.  The almost offer, declined because of the location, but they liked the house fine, today's showing mentioned the ceiling cracks.  We had Lori and Jeremy here for supper tonight, had chicken on the grill, fresh potatoes from the garden, and yellow beans from the garden, lettuce salad with shredded carrot (from garden), kale, beet leaves and collard greens plus I put some walnuts and fresh raspberries in, and black olives.  Very good and nutritious.  

 

Keep your heart clean by constant spring cleaning.  Then there will be a place for
beauty and peace.  Lord, help me to remove carelessness and disrespect from my
heart and in all things may I celebrate Your love for me. 


S C R I P T U R E   F O R   T H E   D A Y  

"If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."  ~Mark 4:23

M E D I T A T I O N   F O R   T H E   D A Y  

"He that has eyes to see, let him see."  To the seeing eye, the world is
good.  We can pray for a seeing eye, to see the purpose of God in
everything good.  We can pray for enough faith to see God's care in
God's dealings with us.  We can try to see how God has brought us safely
through our past life so that now we can be of use in the world.  With
the eyes of faith we can see God's care and purpose everywhere.

P R A Y E R   F O R   T H E   D A Y 

I pray that I may have a seeing eye.  I pray that with the eye of faith,
I may see God's purpose everywhere.
 

THE JOURNEY OF OUR LIFE 
Author Unknown 

A long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered.

Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop because he wanted to cover as much area as possible.

Came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was exhausted and was dying. Then he asked himself, "Why did I push myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself."

The above story is similar with the journey of our Life. We push very hard everyday to make more money, to gain power and recognition. We neglect our health, time with our family and to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love.

One day when we look back, we will realize that we don't really need that much, but then we cannot turn back time for what we have missed.

Life is not about making money, acquiring power or recognition. Life is definitely not about work! Work is only necessary to keep us living so as to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of life. Life is a balance of Work and Play, Family and Personal time. You have to decide how you want to balance your Life. Define your priorities, realize what you are able to compromise but always let some of your decisions be based on your instincts. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of Life, the whole aim of human existence.

So, take it easy, do what you want to do and appreciate nature. Life is fragile, Life is short. Do not take Life for granted. Live a balanced lifestyle and enjoy Life!

Watch your thoughts; they become words. 
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. 

PRAYER

"Lord Jesus, I am sorry for feeling righteous, more righteous than others. Let me humbly accept that I am no better than anybody else. You died for all of us. Nobody was exempted; you wanted to save all of us. It's up to us to stretch our hands so You can catch us. I mean to stretch my hand, until You catch me. You will catch me. This I believe. Thank You Lord, thank You Lord."

NEW VERSION OF FOOTPRINTS
Author Unknown

Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together. For
much of the way, the Lord's footprints go along steadily,
consistently, rarely varying the pace. But your footprints are a
disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles,
departures and returns.

For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but gradually your
footprints come more in line with the Lord's, soon paralleling His
consistently. You and Jesus are walking as true friends! This seems
perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: Your footprints, that
once etched the sand next to Jesus', are now walking precisely in His
steps.

Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones, you and Jesus are
becoming one. This goes on for many miles, but gradually you notice
another change. The footprints inside the large footprints seem to
grow larger.

Eventually they disappear altogether.

There is only one set of footprints: they have become one. This goes
on for a long time, but suddenly the second set of footprints are
back. This time it seems even worse! Zigzags all over the place.
Stops. Starts. Deep gashes in the sand. A veritable mess of prints.

You are amazed and shocked. Your dream ends. Now you pray: "Lord, I
understand the first scene with zigzags and fits. I was a new
Christian; I was just learning. But you walked on through the storm
and helped me learn to walk with you."

"That is correct."

" ... and when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was
actually learning to walk in Your steps; followed you very closely."

"Very good. You have understood everything so far."

"... when the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose
that I was becoming like you in every way."

"Precisely."

"So, Lord, was there a regression or something? The footprints
separated, and this time it was worse than at first."

There is a pause as the Lord answers with a smile in his voice. "You
don't know? That was when we danced."

"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under
Heaven. A time to weep, a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time
to dance." Ecclesiastes 3:1,4
 
 
Whisper Jesus
 
Today I got a burden, 
And I felt that I should pray
For God's spirit seemed to tell me,
That you needed prayer today.
 
I don't know what the problem is,
But I sure do know the cure
And if you'll only let Him
God will keep you safe and secure.
 
In life there's always problems
Cropping up to spoil our day
But my friend you know the answer
All you have to do is pray.
 
If you still feel you're defeated
And you want to run and hide
Just reach out and I'll be there
Standing right there by your side.
 
So remember, Whisper Jesus,
For He's just a prayer away,
He's so close that you can touch Him
All you have to do is pray.
 
(author unknown)
 
The Body of Christ
 
Lord, let me have your eyes, 
That I may see the good in everyone
 
Lord, let me have your hands,
To hold and heal all who need it
 
Lord, let me have your ears,
To listen to all who need to vent without judging or repeating
 
Lord, let me have your feet,
To walk in a path that leads me to You
 
Lord, let me have your wisdom,
To learn in a moment that someone is teaching and to teach in a moment that someone may learn
 
Lord, let me have your patience,
So that I may not react in the heat of anger
 
Lord, let me have your heart,
To love everyone, strangers, friends and enemies
 
Lord, let me have your lips,
To say soothing words to those who need comfort
 
Lord, let me have your strength,
To help me overcome my weaknesses
 
Lord, let me have your generosity,
To be able to give more of myself to others
 
Lord, let me have your peace,
To feel your love and warmth in my heart
 
Lord, let me be your light,
To help our world become a brighter place
 
Lord, let me be your instrument,
Play your song through me, 
Let it be sweet music that is pleasing for the world to hear.
 
(Author Unknown)
 

July 18 - Jesus Calling

I am nearer than you think, richly present in all your moments. You are connected to Me by Love-bonds that nothing can sever. However, you may sometimes feel alone, because your union with Me is invisible. Ask Me to open your eyes, so that you can find Me everywhere. The more aware you are of My Presence, the safer you feel. This is not some sort of escape from reality; it is tuning in to ultimate reality. I am far more Real than the world you can see, hear, and touch. Faith is the confirmation of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.

“God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’”
-Acts 17:27–28

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
-Hebrews 11:1 amp

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Sunday, July 19, 2015

gloriajean, we are also having to fix cracks in the ceiling with the remodel of MIL's flat before we can put it on the market in England. I hope your next showings bring positive interest.  I'd like to raid your garden, so let me know when you are away from the house for awhile.Smiley LOL

 

We are taking a break from the remodel and traveling France & Holland.  Today we visited a very old church for service in Holland.  Such a blessing to sit in these old churches with so much history.

 

God bless you!  Talk to you again soon.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gloria, sorry the showing of the house didn't pan out yesterday, but why would these people come to see it if they didn't like the location. I hope and pray things will work out very soon.

 

Sure sounds like a great meal you had there.

 

Blessings to all.

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hello Gloria and puddles and lovestopaint.  Good luck with the selling of your house Gloria.  Blessings to all and have a good day.  It is very hot here.  Have my AC running a lot due to my COPD. 

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hello Harlene, Puddles and Bobbiesue - thanks for the prayers for the sale of our house and we've decided that we will make allowance for the cracks in the ceiling, and that should be it instead of messing up the house with it while it's for sale.