Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. – Matthew 6:34 (KJV)
As my first post of the year, I will keep it brief and leave room for the other things that I will be sharing with you! 🙂
Meanwhile…….I’m learning to recognize and appreciate “Seasons”.
As King Solomon so eloquently shared with us,
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV)
Learning to recognize the “season” for each “purpose” is key!
And that my friend is what I am embracing….
Until Next Time,
“It’s not your salary that makes your rich, it’s your spending habits.” – Charles A. Jaffe
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I heard something today that was very thought provoking:
Offences come from Satan trying to make you fall. This person went on to explain the Greek meaning for the word offence, this really got my attention, —–>Offences “skandalon” in the Greek, originally was the name of the part of a trap to which the bait is attached, hence, the trap or snare itself.
So in other words, Offence is a trap or snare itself, that Satan uses to try to make you fall by the way.
If we are not quick to release an offence that has been directed toward us, it will lead to our own downfall.
Unforgiveness will cause you to be bitter, have unhealthy relationships, unanswered prayers, misperceptions, it will also cause you to be out of the will of GOD.
Let us be quick to forgive! Quick to release an offence! Refuse to allow it to find ground in your heart! Even if the person who brought the offense never repents or asks forgiveness from you…. YOU let it go!
Don’t you become ensnared in the enemy’s trap to cause you to fall by the way.
It’s empowering to know who your real enemy is….don’t get caught up on the person who is giving the offence…look beyond the person and go straight to the source…Satan himself.
Offences will come but you don’t have to bite the bait!
Walk in love and exercise righteousness!
Great peace have they that love thy law:and nothing shall offend them (Psalms 119:165)
GOD Bless Ya’ll!!!
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“Kindness is always fashionable.” Amelia E. Barr
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We have all said it to someone, signed a birthday or Christmas card expressing these words of sentiment towards someone within our lifetime. In our good-byes we utter it. We declare it in public settings.
But how far from the truth those words are in our relationships one toward another.
Someone told me about a situation where they told a particular person that they loved them, and that person replied back to them, “I think you like me but I don’t think you love me.”
This wasn’t a dating relationship, it was actually between two women, whose relationship consisted of being members of the same church at one point in time of their lives. The person who told me this could not understand why this person would respond in such a way to them, They thought that it had something to do with them attending another church…and maybe that played a part in it but I have a pretty good idea why….You see TRUE LOVE…bears fruit…And the fruit of TRUE LOVE is detailed below. What we call love is so far from the truth (the Word of God), and some of us have become accustomed to what is actually considered to be a type of endearment or liking…not LOVE.
Love doesn’t mean agreeing with you all the time OR being in your face all the time…..
Love however is:
Love is kind
It does not envy
It does not boast
It is not proud
It is not rude
It is not self-seeking
It is not easily angered
It keeps no records of wrong
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth
It always protects, always trusts, always preserves
I Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)
So remember this the next time you start to say these words to someone…Remember the weight of what you are saying to that person. This is just not a favorite scripture for a wedding ceremony, this is an attribute that we are to exhibit in EVERY relationship we have.
We don’t have to like a person…their ways…their attitudes…..what they do…what they say..BUT…we are commanded to LOVE them…regardless of how they treat us or act toward us….Yep..that even includes those who you would consider your enemy.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
“Beloved Let Us Love One Another” 1 John 4:7-8
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