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Daily Positive Thread for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Greetings to all!! Today's blessings are the weather, not hot, not cool, just right!  A massage from my daughter! Everywhere I look there are blessings from God!  So many un thanked for - must do that, We thank Him for all His blessings each and every day! Little things count too, like the bunch of beans my dear husband picked this morning!  Thanks be to God!

His hand sure was in our garden this year! It's the best one yet!!!

 

Not one day passes without receiving wonderful blessings from our loving
and generous God.  Lord, may I forget the irritations that distract me from
Your happiness.
 
 
 S C R I P T U R E   F O R   T H E   D A Y 

"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near."
~Isaiah 55:6

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

God finds, amid the crowd, a few people who follow, just to be near God,
just to dwell in God's presence.  A longing in the eternal heart may be
satisfied by these few people.  I can let God know that I seek not just to
dwell in God's presence, to be near God, not so much for teaching or a
message, as just for God.  It can be that the longing of the human heart to
be loved for itself is something caught from the great divine heart.

P R A Y E R   F O R   T H E   D A Y  

I pray that I may have a listening ear, so that God may speak to me. I pray
that I may have a waiting heart, so that God may come to me.
 
Mother Teresa Said...   

With God, nothing is impossible. I perceive the infinite greatness that we can tap into. I see how He can work through us. Because you and I have nothing on our own we need Him.
As the Bible says, God waits and looks.
Will we respond?
 
A LITTLE STORY
 
This is a story about four people named
Everybody,
Somebody,
Anybody, and
Nobody.
 
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that
Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
 
Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. 
Everybody thought Anybody could do it but
Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.
 
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
 
Too true to be that funny.  Are you Somebody, Everybody, Anybody or Nobody when it comes to sharing Christ with others?
 
 
SANDBOX ROCK
Author Unknown

A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He
had with him his box of cars and trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red
plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft
sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the sandbox. The lad dug
around the rock, managing to dislodge it from the dirt. With no little bit
of struggle, he pushed and nudged the rock across the sandbox by using his
feet. (He was a very small boy and the rock was very huge.)

When the boy got the rock to the edge of the sandbox, however, he found that
he couldn't roll it up and over the little wall. Determined, the little boy
shoved, pushed, and pried, but every time he thought he had made some
progress, the rock tipped and then fell back into the sandbox. The little
boy grunted, struggled, pushed, shoved -- but his only reward was to have
the rock roll back, smashing his chubby fingers. Finally he burst into tears
of frustration.

All this time the boy's father watched from his living room window as the
drama unfolded. At the moment the tears fell, a large shadow fell across the
boy and the sandbox. It was the boy's father. Gently but firmly he said,
"Son, why didn't you use all the strength that you had available?"

Defeated, the boy sobbed back, "But I did, Daddy, I did! I used all the
strength that I had!"

"No, son," corrected the father kindly. "You didn't use all the strength you
had. You didn't ask me."

With that the father reached down, picked up the rock, and removed it from
the sandbox.

Do you have "rocks" in your life that need to be removed? Are you
discovering that you don't have what it takes to lift them? There is One who
is always available to us and willing to give us the strength we need. When
the apostle Paul faced times of a broken spirit and sapped strength, he
proclaimed to the Corinthian church, "My grace is enough for you. When you
are weak, then my power is made perfect in you" (2 Corinthians 12:9b NCV).
When we are broken in spirit and our strength is spent, we can turn to our
Savior Jesus.

 
 
Appreciate What You Have

Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with 
golden hair. I envied her - she seemed so
gay - and wished I were as fair. When 
suddenly she arose to leave, I saw the 
cruel braces as she hobbled down the aisle;
a victim of polio was she. But as she passed 
-- a smile! 
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two straight feet. The world is mine!

And then I stopped to buy some sweets. 
The lad who sold them had such charm. 
I talked with him. He said to me, "It's nice 
to talk with folks like you. You see," he said,
"I'm blind." Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. 
I have two eyes. The world is mine!

Then walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play. 
It seemed he knew not what to do. 
I stopped a moment, then I said, 
"Why don't you join the others, dear?" 
He looked ahead without a word
and then I knew.... He could not hear. 
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. 
I have two ears. The world is mine!

With feet to take me where I'd go,
with eyes to see the sunset's glow;
with ears to hear what I would know --
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I'm blessed indeed. The world is mine!
 
Prayer for Peace
Send Thy peace, O Lord, 
   which is perfect and everlasting, 
   that our souls may radiate peace. 
Send Thy peace, O Lord, 
   that we may think, act, and speak harmoniously. 
Send Thy peace, O Lord, 
   that we may be contented and 
   thankful for Thy bountiful gifts. 
Send Thy peace, O Lord, 
   that amidst our worldly strife 
   we may enjoy Thy bliss. 
Send Thy peace, O Lord, 
   that we may endure all, tolerate all 
   in the thought of Thy grace and mercy. 
Send Thy peace, O Lord, 
   that our lives may become a divine vision, 
   and in Thy light all darkness may vanish. 
Send Thy peace, O Lord, 
   our Father and Mother, 
   that we, Thy children on earth, 
   may all unite in one brotherhood.

Amen

 

August 3 - Jesus Calling

Watch your words diligently. Words have such great power to bless or to wound.When you speak carelessly or negatively, you damage others as well as yourself. This ability to verbalize is an awesome privilege, granted only to those I created in My image. You need help in wielding this mighty power responsibly.

Though the world applauds quick-witted retorts, My instructions about communication are quite different: Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Ask My Spirit to help you whenever you speak. I have trained you to pray—“Help me, Holy Spirit”—before answering the phone, and you have seen the benefits of this discipline. Simply apply the same discipline to communicating with people around you. If they are silent, pray before speaking to them. If they are talking, pray before responding. These are split-second prayers, but they put you in touch with My Presence. In this way, your speaking comes under the control of My Spirit. As positive speech patterns replace your negative ones, the increase in your Joy will amaze you.

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
—Proverbs 12:18

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
—James 1:19

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
—Ephesians 4:29

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My brother and I are taking our new little kitten to our Vet this morning just to get him checked out. The rescue place where we got him checked him out too and he has had two of his shots, but we want him to get used to our Vet.

 

Sounds like your garden really yeilded a lot this year Gloria.

 

Please keep us informed about Darla, we will continue to pray for good news.

 

Blessings to all.

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Good morning!

 

 

Be still, and know.
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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I can't talk too much. When we got home we saw that someone had broken in to our  house. We did set

the alarm  but they broke our study window. Evidently they were still in the house when we got home they probably saw us we came in the back door and they got out the window in the front where they had gotten In.

 

I'm too upset now, I can't  talk anymore.

 

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Harlene - I am sooooo sorry!!  I do hope they catch the culprit and jail him for good! That is so awful and so scary!!  I'd be upset too, thanks for sharing and we'll pray for you.  I'm going to Adoration and you'll be in my prayers.  Did they take anything?  Maybe you scared them away before they did?

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Re: Daily Positive Thread for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

They did get some of my brother's jewelry a gold chain and a couple of men's diamond rings that my mother gave him. I think we scared them off before they could do more damage.

 

Blessing

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