Thursday, 31 October 2013

A HIGHER STANDARD

John Waterhouse

Spring Spreads One Green Lap of Flowers

There is a higher standard that all can reach. What do you do with failure? Do you become despondent? Do you give up? Or do you simply just try again? Failure has the ability to show us our weakness, and our strengths; from your particular failure there is wisdom that is gained that would otherwise not have been. None could have led you to this wisdom but the experience you gained through your failure. Every mistake you make, every fall you encounter, there is a lesson of vital import if you will but look for it. Utilize your failure as precious lessons that will lead you to ultimately succeed.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A PRAYER FOR ALL

Windswept John William Waterhouse
1849-1917

O God and Father of mankind
We thank you for life, for you are good.
And it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,
Who desires all people to be saved and to come
To the knowledge of the truth.

We thank thee that thy dear Son
Who gave himself a ransom for all,
Overcame the enemy, and has given
Us the power to be victors.

O God I know that you made us
And we are from God, and the whole
World lies in the power of the evil one
So protect us now we pray.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

THE GARDEN OF THE HEART

Restr:Miranda - The Tempest

Our heart is the most wonderful organ that has been given to man, it has the ability to love; a truly rewarding experience. It also has the ability to be broken; therefore we ought to cultivate carefully the soil of our heart.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

OUT OF THE HEART

The Good Samaritan
"Because God has made us for himself our hearts are restless until we rest in him," to have a heart like the master is to be kind one to another, for he laid down his life for all. To be like Him is to have a pure heart. In the pure heart there is no room for personal judgments or hatreds; for it is filled to overflowing with tenderness and love; If only we could understand that the heart that practice deceit brings sorrow and pain; while the heart of love speaks kind words, for kind words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Therefore when we exercise kindness, goodness will flow out of our heart. Furthermore, it is easy for us to enjoy sweet communion with others as we are taught that no corrupt conversation should escape our lips. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

QUOTES ON GOD



"The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
Exodus 34:6

God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise annot fulfill?
Numbers 23:19

  "O Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do? 
Deuteronomy 3:24

DISCOVER THE POWER OF LOVE QUOTES

"It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds."
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.!
Augustine



Monday, 14 October 2013

PRAYER QUOTES

"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day."
Author: E.M. Bounds

"No man - I don't care how colossal his intellect - No man is greater than his prayer life."
Author: Leonard Ravenhill


"No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one's talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off."

Author: Leonard Ravenhill

Saturday, 12 October 2013

FOUR TYPES OF HUSBAND YOU DON'T WANT TO BE

We fall in love, then we get married and we are told we live happy ever after. That is what we read when we were young and foolish to believe that happiness is automatic once you are married. Marriage is a beautiful institution, designed by God for the happiness of the two; however as love is a tender plant it has to be nourished and watered to grow into a strong tree. Happiness therefore being the fruit of this beautiful tree can be achieved only as each work to the good of the other.

Friday, 11 October 2013

BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE

He was at the lowest point of his life; he could not see where it was all heading. The years just seem to drag on slowly like a snail. Was this a blessing in disguise? He thought of his life and wondered, the point of living was? He had never felt so discouraged. Life seems to be passing him by, some reckon he was doubting Thomas, howbeit a believer, one at the end of his tether.

Have you ever been at that place? Where everyone seems to be having a good time, getting exciting breaks and nothing seems to go right for you? Some will tell you the pressures of life you're experiencing will yield a rich harvest for you; a double portion of blessings in your life.  Often he wondered if he was a soft touch, always bending over backwards for everyone.


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

FEAR


Fear has torment, fear is bondage,
Resist it, be of good courage;
Refuse to be afraid,
Fear is a snare.
Fear is the thief of joy
Fear is the thief of time
Fear is the thief of opportunity
Fear is the thief of creativity
Do not be afraid,
Everything is subject to change.
Do not be intimidated by change.
Without change there can be no progress;
Refuse to be afraid,
Resist fear and it will flee.
Perfect love cast out fear.