Thursday, January 30, 2014

Are You Willing?

Are You Willing?
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 To close your book of complaints 
and open the book of praise?
To stop looking for friendship 
nd start being friendly?
To ignore what life owes you 
and think about what YOU owe life?
To believe others are quite as sincere as you 
and treat them with respect ?
To cease looking for someone to help you 
and devote yourself to helping others?

 From the archieves of 
Confident Living Magazine

Someone Is Watching

Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents.  Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.  And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.  (Genesis 13: 5-7)

Someone Is Watching
Dr. Woodrow Kroll

Whether we know it or not, people are watching us.  One day as a woman was crossing the street at London Station, an old man stopped her.  He said, “Excuse me, Ma’am, but I want to thank you.”  She looked surprised and asked,  “Thank me?” He replied, “Yes’m.  I used to be a ticket collector, and whenever you went by you always gave me a cheerful smile and a good morning.  I knew that smile must come from inside somewhere.  Then one morning I saw a little Bible in your hand.  So I bought one, too, and I found Jesus.”

Abraham was also very conscious that he was being watched.  Problems had developed between his nephew, Lot, and himself.  They came to possess so many sheep and cattle between them that the land was not able to support them all.  It reached the point where the herdsmen of Abraham and the herdsmen of Lot began to quarrel over the best grazing lands.  All the while, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, who lived in the land as well, were watching.  Abraham knew that he represented Yahweh, the LORD GOD of heaven, before these pagan families.  As a result, he immediately sought  a way to bring peace to the situation.

Neither your church family nor your personal family are immune from problems.  But how you choose to deal with those problems can encourage or hinder others who are watching.  Your actions can even influence their eternal destiny.  Always choose the way of peace.  Let the God of peace rule not only in your heart but in all your relationships.

A family at peace is the best witness 
to the Lord of Peace.

(An adaptation from the Book "Lessons On Living From ABRAHAM' by Dr. Woodrow Kroll, Lincoln, Nebraska. U S A.  A Back to the Bible Publication.)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How To Begin And End Each Day

How To Begin And End Each Day

Warren W Wiersbe

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 David wrote this psalm when he fled from Saul into a cave.  He records one day’s experience and gives advice on how to live our lives.  First, close each day in prayer (vv.1-4).  Take all your concerns to God.  When you start trusting Him, He changes you, and you see your surroundings in a new way. By faith you enter into His presence.  Storms don’t last forever, but when they come, God will take care of your problems.  He performs and perfects all things for you.

Second, open each day with praise (vv. 5-8).  While David was sleeping, God was working for him.  When he awoke, David wanted God to have all the glory and wanted to tell the world what He had done for him.  God answers prayer, and whatever He does is for your good and His glory.  Calamities pass, so praise God for seeing you through them. 

Lock up each day with prayer and unlock each day with praise.  Praise is great medicine and will take all bitterness, envy, jealousy and unrest out of your life.

The Author with his wife.
When you are in a tight place, your great concern should not be how you can get out of it but how God will be glorified because of it.  Do you find yourself simply enduring difficulties instead of using them to help yourself grow?  Try closing each day in prayer and opening each day with praise. Give God an opportunity to accomplish His purposes in your life.

The writer is a former Director of Back to the Bible Intl. The above write-up is an adaptation from his book "Prayer Praise & Promises.  This 365 pages book is now available with Back to the Bible India Office for a donation of Rs. 150/- (including packing and postage)
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

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