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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

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Drawing of the Observable Universe

I have made several posts of photos taken by the Hubble Telescope, but this is a drawing of the whole universe that we have observed up until this point and its distance from earth. It is absolutely amazing to me what a BIG God we have. The world He created is so vast that we have not been able to see it all, even with high-powered telescopes.

Everything works perfectly and in order day after day. If He is capable of creating such astounding things, how can you ever doubt that He desires to meet your every need.

Give Him all the praise and glory and start this moment to give Him your problems.

observable-universe

I found this drawing on http://imgs.XKCD.com/comics/height.png

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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

Earthly Riches are Standard Fare in Heaven!

There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and he wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.

An angel hears his plea and appears to him, “Sorry, but you can’t take your wealth with you.”

The man implores the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules.

The man continues to pray that his wealth could follow him. The angel reappears and informs the man that God has decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathers his largest suitcase and fills it with pure gold bars and places it beside his bed.

Soon afterward the man dies and shows up at the Gates of Heaven to greet St. Peter. Seeing the suitcase Peter says, “Hold on, you can’t bring that in here!”

But the man explains to him that he has permission and asks him to verify his story with the Lord. Sure enough, Peter checks and comes back saying, “You’re right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I’m supposed to check its contents before letting it through.”

Peter opens the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaims, “You brought pavement?!?!” (Revelation 21:21) (from Mikey’s Funnies)

Isn’t it amazing how what we think is so valuable on earth is just standard fare in heaven? When we get there I’m sure we won’t even give a thought to any riches we had here. Heaven will be far more beautiful than any of us can imagine.

Make sure that you know without a doubt you will go there when you die.

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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!

dont-worry

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

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Are You Ready For A Wild Ride?

huge-wave

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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How Big Will You Let God Be In Your Life?

god-big

The choice is yours. God is just waiting to hear your answer!

Can you trust Him enough to give Him control over every area of your life?

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God’s Garden

This is such good advice. If every church member used it as a guideline in addition to the Bible, our churches would be much different and have much more power for winning the lost and making disciples out of new Christians. I have no idea who wrote it, but it is full of wisdom.

GOD’S GARDEN

In growing a healthy, fruit-bearing church, try this plan:

Plant three rows of squash:

  • Squash gossip
  • Squash criticism
  • Squash indifference

Plant seven rows of peas:

  • Prayer
  • Promptness
  • Perseverance
  • Politeness
  • Preparedness
  • Purity
  • Patience

Plant seven heads of lettuce:

  • Let us be unselfish and loyal
  • Let us be faithful to duty
  • Let us search the Scriptures
  • Let us not be weary in well-doing
  • Let us be obedient in all things
  • Let us be truthful
  • Let us love one another

No garden is complete without turnips:

  • Turn up for church
  • Turn up for meetings, in prayer, and Bible study
  • Turn up with a smile, even when things are difficult
  • Turn up with determination to do your best in God’s service

After planting, may you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3: 18).

And may you reap rich results.

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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