Psalm 115

To Your Name Give Glory

1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.

4 Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
6 They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
7 They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8 Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them.

9 O Israel,a trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.
11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.

12 The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us;
he will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;
13 he will bless those who fear the LORD,
both the small and the great.

14 May the LORD give you increase,
you and your children!
15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
who made heaven and earth!

16 The heavens are the LORD’s heavens,
but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17 The dead do not praise the LORD,
nor do any who go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore.
Praise the LORD!

Leviticus 23:26-29

“Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord… For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.”(Leviticus 23:26-29)
Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/47435/upcoming-jewish-world-holidays-ushering-in-period-cataclysmic-events/#yLjI7umMDGhFUsUT.99

Simplifying things.

About stress and the busyness in life, I like to follow the 80/20 rule. This is the concept of figuring out what 20% of our efforts get us 80% of our results, eliminating or changing the unproductive 80% would yield more free time or a changing up would yield more results.  My focus is on elimination of efforts that produce little results for the effort and saving my self time and frustration, remember frustration = stress.

The most helpful prayer for me for years has been. This is one I use on a daily basis.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. – American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

Another Favorite of mine is.

Dear God, I wanna take a minute, not to ask for anything from you, but simply to say thank you, for all I have.

You would be surprised how helpful it is to be grateful for what you have!

 

Something simple

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

(1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV)

Unwavering Faith

Ask
Believe
Receive

Feel the power

A shred of doubt will unravel your life, if you have reservations then you are going down the wrong path, if you doubt yourself examine why.  Create goals and focus on the end result and the steps that get you there.  Your reality will follow your focus.