Category Archives: success

An Old Farmer’s Advice

There are truly good, sound principles here that will help you live a better Christian life.

AN OLD FARMER’S ADVICE

~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
~ Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
~ A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
~ Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
~ Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
~ Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
~ Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
~ It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
~ You cannot unsay a cruel word.
~ Every path has a few puddles.
~ When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
~ The best sermons are lived, not preached.
~ Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
~ Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
~ Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
~ Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
~ Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.
~ If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
~ Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
~ The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
~ Always drink upstream from the herd.
~ Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
~ Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
~ If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

Power of the Living Word

In the End Everything is Between You and God

A Little Inspiration

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway.

Author Unknown

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

Power of the Living Word

Don’t Worry – God Will Take Care of You!

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What an awesome word picture!

If God takes care of the birds and flowers, how much more will He take care of you if you will just trust Him. Instead of looking at your problems, set your eyes on Him and don’t let the cares of the world drag you down.

Trust, try, and prove him to see what He will do in your life.

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

Power of the Living Word

Are You Ready For A Wild Ride?

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To a good surfer, this would be an awesome wave. He would feel in total control as he balanced and maneuvered his way through it, finally landing on the shore.

As I look at the picture, though, I am struck by how huge and powerful the wave is compared to the small person riding it. It would only take one mistake for him to be totally swallowed up.

I wonder if many of us feel that life is so huge, powerful, and overwhelming that we can’t see much light at the end of the tunnel.

If you have asked Jesus to come in your heart and you are a Christian, imagine that the huge wave is God and you are the surfer.  He totally surrounds you on all sides, while He leads and maneuvers you through some treacherous waters until you reach the shore safely.

Give him control of your life and let Him lead you in the direction He would have you to go.

It might be a wild ride, but you won’t be bored!! You really can trust Him to give you His Very Best.

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

Power of the Living Word

Have you Lost your Sense of Wonder?

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As we get older, it is easy to lose the sense of wonder about things you see everyday because you start to take them for granted. Children get excited about doing just the plain, ordinary things of everyday life and we love to see the world through their eyes.

It is also easy to put God in a box and expect Him to act only in certain ways that you might be accustomed to.  He has the whole universe at His disposal and can use any person or circumstance to answer your prayer or meet your need.

As God has been working in my life the last few years, He has led me down roads that I would never have thought about going on my own. I have been filled with much wonder and amazement at how He has brought things together. It is an awesome  feeling when you know you are in the center of God’s Will for your life.

Suddenly your own plans don’t seem as important as they once were. You feel as if you are part of something much greater than anything you could ever conjure up on your own. You also get so excited that God would choose you to do something for Him. After all, He could have chosen anyone, but He chose YOU. What an honor!

When you can reach this point, your childhood wonder will have returned about everyday life. It won’t be boring and mundane any more because God will definitely encourage you to trust and prove Him to see what He can and will do in your life.

Try it and see what happens!

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Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

Power of the Living Word

Don’t Settle for Less than God’s Best

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How many times have you settled for something that looked good to you and missed the awesome thing that would have been God’s Best.

Just like the picture, they are so focused on the small thing that they are missing the much bigger and better thing that is right behind them.

God has a great plan for your life, but you must focus on Him in order to find out what it is. You cannot look at any situation with your limited vision and determine the right thing to do. God may want you to do something you have never even thought about. After all, you are not capable on your own of seeing the big picture and how everything fits together.

God wants to be able to tell you to do something that you are definitely not capable of doing on your own. Then He will get all the credit and glory for it. This can be a scary place until you realize that you can truly trust Him with your life. He looks down at you and just wants you to let Him take care of all the details.

The Holy Spirit wants to lead you in decisions you make each day.  Don’t try to do it alone any more and don’t settle for anything less than God’s Best for your life.

Check out my other sites:

Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

Power of the Living Word

Build Your Life on a Firm Foundation!

I recently received this in an email and thought it was too good not to post. You can never go wrong when your foundation is based upon God’s Word. (In the email, the whole thing looked exactly like a bell, but it would not work right in the blog software. You can get the idea, though, as it does half of it.)

THE   BELL
I KNOW WHO I AM
I am God’s child (John 1:12)
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ.  (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8:1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom.. 8:31-34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God  (2 Cor 1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good  (Rom. 8:28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3:12)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a c hannel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God’s temple (1 Cor. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).. I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God’s workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven ( Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph 1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
Who you are?

Check out my other sites:

Handbook for Victorious Christian Living – Practical ways to learn to live a victorious Christian life

Blueprint for Victorious Christian Living

Power of the Living Word