idolatry

If you ask for something that you don’t get…you may become sad and disappointed, then you go on. Those are not your functional masters. But when you pray and hope for something and you don’t get it and you respond with explosive anger or deep despair, then you may have found your real god.” Timothy Keller

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.Colossians 3:5

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life

Life is real! Life is earnest! 

 And the grave is not its goal; 

Dust thou art, to dust returnest, 

   Was not spoken of the soul.          Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

time

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”  ~William A. Ward

 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

starting over

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;

behold, all things have become new.”    2 Corinthians 5:17

smile

. A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.   Denis Waitley

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”    Proverbs 15:30

suffering

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller


. . . but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope Romans 5: 3,4

giving

Giving when you can is generosity.
Giving when you can’t is sacrifice.” 

― J.R. Rim

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

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