Archive for August, 2011

Are you satisfied with your life?
August 30, 2011

This week’s meditation comes from my wonderful Dad.

My dad works as a manager of a grain elevator and some other things.

He spends his days watching the commodities go up and down.

He waits for the perfect moment when the price is right to sell his grain to other countries.

This meditation came across his desk and he sent it to me.

I will share it with all of you.

Dr. Alan Zimmerman’s Personal Commentary:

It has been said that there are three kinds of people in the world: those who wait for things to happen, those who make things happen, and those who wonder what happened. And only one of those is living a life worth living … the one who MAKES things happen.

To make things happen in your life and your work, you must take time to stop and think once in a while. You can’t live your life or do your job on auto pilot and expect amazingly good results. It doesn’t work that way. You’ve got to take time for a little periodic reflection … FIRST.

As a speaker to thousands and an author to hundreds of thousands, I tell people they’ve got to reflect on three questions:

  • Am I enjoying what I’m doing?
  • Am I happy with where I’m going?
  • Am I satisfied with what I’m becoming?

Your answers will either assure you that you’re on the right path or will nudge you onto the right path.

We can use these questions in our own journey with God.

We need to ask ourselves periodically,

Am i enjoying what i’m doing?  Does this path lead me to the joy of God?

Am i happy with where i’m going?  Is my life leading me closer to God and holiness?

Am i satisfied with what i’m becoming? If today were the last day of my life, would i be content with how am living?

Lots to ponder, isn’t it.

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No Excuses!
August 18, 2011

 

I want to share with you something one of my sisters gave me! 

No Excuses! 

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember…

Noah was a drunk.

Abraham was too old.

Isaac was a daydreamer.

Gideon was afraid.

Samson had long hair and was a womanizer!

Raha was a prostitute.

Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.

David had an affair and was a murder.

Elijah was suicidal.

Isaiah preached naked.

Jonah ran from God.

Naomi was a widow.

Job went bankrupt.

John the baptist ate bugs. 

Peter denied Christ.

The disciples fell asleep while praying.

Martha worried about everything.

The samaratian woman was divorced….more than once!

Zaccheus was too small.

Paul was too religous. 

Timothy had an ulcer…

and Lazarus was dead!

No more excuses now.

God’s waiting to use your full potential.  🙂

 

Like a Child
August 13, 2011

 

 

Over the last couple of weeks in our scripture readings,

we have been reminded by Jesus to be “like a child”. 

What does that mean exactly?

My mind sometimes can’t make sense of that.

I’ve heard so many interpretations.

What is a little child’s greatest attribute?

Is is their complete trust and total dependence on others?

Perhaps God is calling us to deeper trust and deeper dependence on him.

I would love to hear your thoughts.