“Trusting the Lord means safety.” Prv 29:25
Month: May 2013
We need faith to reach out and grasp the opportunities God presents us. He shows us grace and goodness by providing chances for us to exercise faith. http://ht.ly/lu3AR
Inconsistent punishment, in anger, or in the absence of loving relationship results in rebellion towards authority and resistance of accountability.
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind, and will make your heart glad Prv 29:17.
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. Rom 5:6-8 http://ht.ly/lqtVq
The melting-pot is for silver and the fire for gold, and a man is tested by the praise he receives. Prv 27:21
When we find it difficult to accept the praise of others it usually indicates a poor self-image. The healthy response is to receive it graciously and Give glory to God.
A truly good friend will openly correct you. Prv 27:5 http://ht.ly/lquJw
Don’t brag about tomorrow! Each day brings its own surprises. Prv 27:1
Hiding hateful thoughts behind smooth talk is like coating a clay pot with a cheap glaze.Prv 26:23
Often we hide from important responsibilities because we are afraid of failure, afraid of what other people will think or we may just not be comfortable with what we believe is expected of us. Recovery is a time for stepping up to our hurts, habits and hang-ups. Making a concious decision to do what ever needs to be done to live the life God has prepared for us.
There was a time when we were foolish and did not obey. We were fooled in many ways. Strong desires held us in their power. We wanted only to please ourselves. We wanted what others had and were angry when we could not have them. We hated others and they hated us. Titus 3:3
You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations. (1 Cor 10:13)
There is always a way out! Ignoring temptation is more effective than fighting it. If you focus on something else temptation loses its power.