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Inspirational Bible Quotes

Below are a number of my favorite passages of Scripture, which can help us to ‘step out of the past,’ and instead, ‘follow the light.’

Isaiah 43:18,19 – “But the Lord says, ‘Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do…’”
We need to learn from the past, but then go forward in the light.

2 Corinthians 4:17 – “When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the past is gone, the new has come.”
Don’t allow the devil to keep you looking back; and don’t go beating yourself up for all the mistakes you have made.

1 John 1:9 – “But if we confess our sins to God, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Once I take God at His word, I can look ahead with confidence.

Proverbs 4:25-27 – “Look straight ahead with honest confidence; don’t hang your head in shame. Plan carefully what you do, and whatever you do will turn out right. Avoid evil and walk straight ahead. Don’t go one step off the right way.”
How do I avoid evil and walk straight? There is only one answer: read God’s Word, believe it, and, by His grace, obey it.

Acts 5:32 – “And we are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey Him.”
This is a very important text. We need the Holy Spirit to help us understand the Bible, and to lead and guide us through life’s journey. This verse in Acts tells us that God will only give the Holy Spirit to those who read, believe and obey His word. This is very simple as long as we are willing to do God’s will.

James 1:21,22 – “Submit to God and accept the word that He plants in your hearts, which is able to save you. Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to His word; instead, put it into practice.”
These few verses tell us we have nothing to fear as long as we ‘live’ in the Word and follow its instructions.

Philippians 3:13,14 – “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not yet achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”

May His grace and peace be yours today and always.

http://www.cartereport.org/news/2013/stepping-out-past

 

 

A.S.A.P

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The day has ended

 

Busy hours are over

 

You’re dreams are waiting 

 

The night awaits in silence

 

A.S.A.P.  

Always Say A Prayer

 

Go ahead and sleep well.

 

God Bless. . . . 

 

Good Night everyone.

 

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POPE FRANCIS IN KOREA ~ the car says it all.

By YOUKYUNG LEE

SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis’ choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

After his arrival Thursday, the pope left the airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure.

In a live television broadcast, the pope climbed into the backseat of the boxy Kia Soul, rolled down the window and waved. Surrounded by a few bigger black sedans, the pope’s compact car headed toward Seoul.

 

Francis’ frugality and humble demeanor have received wide coverage in South Korea, a fiercely competitive country that celebrates ostentatious displays of status and wealth. This national trait can be seen in booming industries such as private tutoring and plastic surgery.

The images of the smiling pope in his little car struck a chord online, with many playing on the car’s name. One South Korean user tweeted: “The pope rode the Soul because he is full of soul.”

 

(Read , Reshare, Reblogged)

 

Life is not easy. . .

I have read this on my facebook timeline. I think, I am related to some situtaions and I’ts true…..

Life is not easy.

Read this and hope you maybe agree too. :)  Take care and have a blessed day! 

“To all my FB friends. This is one of the longest posts I will ever do.. and the most real, too. Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. Just something to think about…did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I’m sorry, and help me? Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now–let’s start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don’t see your name, I’ll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for a friend and you can too. This note is courtesy of my friend Wig Tysmans who requested that I copy, paste and share with my followers. Thank you!”

Life is short

Life is short.
Time is fast.
No replay.
No rewind.
Appreciate the pain and learn from it.
So enjoy every moment as it comes.
Prayer will always be the best comfort.

God Bless everyone!

- – – myrnz

Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.

 

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:

 

1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”

 

2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”

 

3. “Proceed calmly” in life. The pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist — gaucho Don Segundo Sombra — looks back on how he lived his life. “He says that in his youth he was a stream full of rocks that he carried with him; as an adult, a rushing river; and in old age, he was still moving, but slowly, like a pool” of water, the pope said. He said he likes this latter image of a pool of water — to have “the ability to move with kindness and humility, a calmness in life.”

 

4. “A healthy sense of leisure.” The pleasures of art, literature and playing together with children have been lost, he said. “Consumerism has brought us anxiety” and stress, causing people to lose a “healthy culture of leisure.” Their time is “swallowed up” so people can’t share it with anyone. Even though many parents work long hours, they must set aside time to play with their children; work schedules make it “complicated, but you must do it,” he said. Families must also turn off the TV when they sit down to eat because, even though television is useful for keeping up with the news, having it on during mealtime “doesn’t let you communicate” with each other, the pope said.

 

5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for family,” he said. 6. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people. “We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities they will get into drugs” and be more vulnerable to suicide, he said. “It’s not enough to give them food,” he said. “Dignity is given to you when you can bring food home” from one’s own labor.

 

7. Respect and take care of nature. Environmental degradation “is one of the biggest challenges we have,” he said. “I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?’”

 

8. Stop being negative. “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down,’” the pope said. “Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.”

 

9. Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs. “We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: ‘I am talking with you in order to persuade you,’ No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytizing,” the pope said.

 

10. Work for peace. “We are living in a time of many wars,” he said, and “the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive” and dynamic.

 

Full Story: In latest interview, Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness Source: Catholic News Service

Read more at: http://www.ucanews.com/news/from-pope-francis-10-tips-for-peace-and-happiness/71539

Control your mood

“Holding grudges is inadvisable, no matter how serious the offense is. Let me expand a bit on that and say that your mood is the fulcrum on which your happiness is based. It is a no-brainer that someone in a good mood is more likely to be content than a dissatisfied person. This is why it is pivotal to always adjust your mood to minimize sadness and negativity as much as possible. Learn to be optimistic in life, no matter how dark your mood is or how hopeless your situation is. Life storms and hurricanes may wreak your life temporarily, destroying any shred of hope you have. But as long as you breathe, there’s hope. Look at nature: It goes through all kinds of seasons and storms but always remains beautiful, pristine… and so vibrant!”

- Karma Peters, The Power of Patience

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