"Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! Ps 90:12 - The Message)
May your life and 2014 book, be a blessing to others - that's better than a bestseller.
Happy New Year!
Joel 2:18-19 - Then the LORD will be zealous for His land, And pity His people. The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied in full with them; And I will never again make you a reproach among the nations. (NASB)Phew! What a challenge!! Looks like we succeeded and went full circle...so how did we do?
Colossians 4:6 - When you talk, you should always be kind and wise. Then you will be able to answer everyone in the way you should. (Easy-to-Read Version)
Ephesians 4:29 - When you talk, don’t say anything bad. But say the good things that people need—whatever will help them grow stronger. Then what you say will be a blessing to those who hear you. (Easy-to-Read Version)
Proverbs 31:26 - When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says. (Living Bible)I agree with John Dewey that: "There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say something." Saying something or nothing can make a world of difference or even erect a wall of difference so we need to be wise with our words.
"How many times do you threaten to count to "10" for a child to behave appropriately and find yourself going beyond number 10?"Well, I can't count how many times I've done that wondered if it's just me.
Lord Jesus, I believe that You came to die for me so I accept Your gift on the cross. Please forgive me and accept me as Your own forever. Today I accept You as my Lord and Saviour - now and forever. In Your precious name I pray. AMEN.
"If you know what is right to do but you do not do it, you sin."(James 4:17)So the "she/he is not my child" attitude is sin - if you ask me...especially since God expects us to live a "brother's keeper" life. I wrote about the need to be a parenting-partner - 9 months ago... see: http://sapphire-and-beryl.blogspot.ca/2012/12/whats-good-for-donkey.html. This is why I decided to take time to appreciate this my parenting-partner - she is there for many of us too. May God bless her and also assign equally passionate parenting-partners to her. Amen.
Matt 19:26 - Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (NLT)
Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. (Amplified)
Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). (Ps 55:22 - Amplified)