freedom

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. Stephen R. Cove

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. I Corinthian 6:12

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fruit

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.     

Walter Scott

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:4-5

risen

The risen life of Jesus is the nourishment and strengthening and blessing and life of a Christian. Alexander MacLaren

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Matthew 28:6

work

You are responsible to do the best you can with what you’ve got for as long as you’re able.        Charles Swindoll

As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming , when no man can work.       John 9:4

worship & grateful

Worship God for who He is. Be grateful for what he does.

Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1

thirsty

I don’t always feel thirsty but I drink water anyway, because my physical body needs it to survive. I don’t always feel spiritually thirsty either, but I read the Bible and pray anyway, because my spiritual self needs it to survive. anonymous

 “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.”Philippians   4:6

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

problems

If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future.” 
Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

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