How Big Will You Let God Be In Your Life?

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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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Who but God could have Invented these Awesome Things!

I serve  an awesome God who created the earth and the whole solar system with all the planets. Even after hundreds of years, we are still finding galaxies and planets we never knew existed. What man could have ever thought to invent such marvelous things as those in the photos below?

These photos are from NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team. They were made by the Hubble Telescope.

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This is a star cluster with stars of three age groups. There are approximately 10,000 stars here and this cluster is 13,300 light years away from earth.

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This is Bodes Galaxy. It is 11.6 million light years away from earth, and it is 70,000 light years across its whole galaxy.

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We all know that Saturn is the closest to earth of the three photos. It is 67 light minutes away, and is 9.5 times wider than earth.

I feel overwhelmed as I look at these photos. God is much deeper and more sovereign than we could ever imagine. The whole universe is delicately balanced in his hands.

So if  He has “the whole world in His hands” as the children song says, can’t you trust Him to handle your problems?

Think about His Majesty and Awesomeness the next time you look up at the night sky!

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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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Great Advice for Living

I received this in an email and think it is great advice to live by.

God has been convicting me about simplifying my life and getting rid of all the clutter in my house. It is easy to collect stuff, and before you know it you have way too much of it, not to mention all the time it takes to clean it.

Of course #14 is and has always been great advice. There are way too many times when I should have heeded it and didn’t.

God has also made me aware that laughter is something I should not push aside. There are so many bad things in the world today that it is easy to get down about life in general. It is a wonderful feeling to have a good “belly laugh” about something. It lightens your whole mood for awhile. Don’t take life too seriously. Make time to laugh.

God dealt with me about the issue of saying no to things that won’t fit in my schedule a few years ago. I had a lot of guilt at first, but now I pray about the matter and if God says NO, I don’t feel guilty any more. I know that He has bigger and better plans for me and I want to be a good steward of my time.

I have also learned to be more grateful for the wonderful blessings God has given me. Being grateful also changes your life in other areas for the better.

Read this list, pray about it, and see if God reveals any areas where you need change. God wants you to be a vessel He can work through to accomplish great things for His Kingdom.

GREAT ADVICE FOR LIVING

Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good ‘Thank you Jesus .’
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before.

GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’
(Romans 8:31)

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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.

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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?

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