Don’t forget, as important as it is to pray, remember to listen. Some will tell you that god doesn’t talk, that the written word is all there is. I disagree. Listen like you pray… with faith that the Lord is listening, and with faith that the Lord will speak, and you will hear.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ’d!
Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.
- Amazing Grace by John Newton (lambfollower.wordpress.com)
Soli Deo Gloria! To God Alone Be the glory!
“I was not delivered into this world in defeat nor does failure flow through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, walk, to merge with the sheep. I will not hear those who weep and complain for their thoughts are contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure…Is not my destiny.”
“If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the power of our words, we would prefer silence to anything negative. In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and strengths. Our limitations begin in our hearts where we can always replace negative with positive.”
”It’s always down to you and the choices you make. Work on the things you can change and never dwell on the things you can’t. You choose… ‘results’ or ‘excuses’ it’s always down to YOU… no one has ever given their BEST and regretted it. GO HARD NO EXCUSES.”
“Set small goals for yourself and meet them. You are responsible for yourself!!”
“Pain is just weakness leaving your body.”
“You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.”
“Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you results.”
“There’s no substitute for consistency.”
”Turn those dreams into ACTION …action turns into results… sooner or later you will be living the dream.”
“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
“Out of clutter, find simplicity; from discord, find harmony; in the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.”
“Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.”
“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It;s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and the scorching sun.”
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” – George Washington
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. – Muhammad Ali