Sunday, October 24, 2021

BRIGHTEN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE.

 


I have outlived most of my contemporaries
and would image I am getting close to the 
end of my life here on earth.

But when I reflect back on my life why were
there no great accomplishments for Christ?
For more than sixty years I have wanted to
do great things for Christ.  But, they did not
happen.

Is it very possible that we have been taking
the attitude of the world in wanting to do
great things?

The Lord seems to be drawing a thought 
to my mind.  Is it my mind that wants to 
do great things, but not the will of God for
me?  Is it something else he has in mind
for me?

Remember, it is God that gives us the 
gifts he wants us to have.  He is the one
who gives us our strengths - and perhaps
weaknesses.  He teaches us;

"It is the one and only Spirit who
distributes all these gifts.  He alone
decides which gift each person should
have."
(1 Corinthians 12:11 NLT)

Perhaps I am wanting someone else's gift
and need to consider the little spot God 
has placed me in.

Christ tells us that we cannot even get
into the kingdom of Heaven unless we
become like little children.  The Lord
seems to have been impressing on my 
mind the children's song written by
Ina D. Ogdon back in 1913.

"Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar;
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.
Refrain:
Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar; 
Brighten the corner where you are!"


Thursday, October 21, 2021

TODAY'S PROMISE

 



"So do no throw away this confident
trust in the Lord.  Remember the
great reward it brings you!  Patient
endurance is what you need now,
so that you will continue to do God's
will.  Then you will receive all that
he has promised."  
(Hebrews 10:35,36 NLT)



Wednesday, October 20, 2021

WHAT ARE YOU TRAINING FOR?



Of course we need exercise for good health.
Especially these days when very few people
work at jobs that requires physical labor.

I know numbers of people who need to 
get off that thing they are setting on and 
do something.  Just move to prove they are
alive if nothing else.

But consider how many people's lives are
consumed by exercise, or sports, trying to 
be stronger, better looking etc.  Yes, it will
help them physically in this life.  But remember,
this life will end shortly.

That is why the Scriptures say;

"Physical training is good, but training
for godliness is much better, promising
benefits in this life and in the life to come."
(1 Timothy 4:8 NLT)

Physical training is good for a few years.
But building a relationship with God is 
a forever thing.

"And just as each person is destined
to die once and after that comes
judgment."
(Hebrews 9:27 NLT)





 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

YOU ARE NOT A SUPERMAN/WOMAN/THING.


I have noticed a trend today on social media.
Most people want to be nice, helpful and 
encouraging.  Thank God for that.

However,  the gist of it is, you have what it takes,
try harder, don't give up, you will make it etc.

Contrary to popular belief, you cannot 
do just anything you set your mind to
if you try hard enough.  If you leave God
out of the equation - YOU WILL FAIL.

Many of these people will not realize it
until all their support is taken out from
under them and they can only look up.

But, when we get into a relationship
with Jesus Christ things change in our
favor.  Then you can say with the 
Apostle Paul;

"Now all glory to God, who is
able, through his mighty power at
work within us, to accomplish 
infinitely more than we might ask 
or think."
(Ephesians 3:20 NLT)

and;

"For I can do everything through
Christ, who gives me strength."
(Philippians 4:13 NLT)


Thursday, October 14, 2021

TODAY'S PROMISE

 


"But God is so rich in mercy, and
he loved us so much, that even
though we were dead because of our
sins, he gave us life when he raised
Christ from the dead.  (It is only by
God's grace that you have been 
saved!)  For he raised us from the
dead along with Christ and seated us
with him in the heavenly realms
because we are united with Christ
Jesus."
(Ephesians 2:4 -6 NLT)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021