Tag Archives: Patience

Lessons in Life to be Remembered

  Riches acquired in a hurry will be gone so quickly.  Excessive lust for riches will destroy even its very source.  A logger, for example, wants to amass huge amounts of money from timber in a shortest time possible.  What he will do is to log over hectares upon hectares of forest land, day in and day out, and before he knows it, every single tree has been cut down.  If he gives time for new trees to grow, he will be on the job for the rest of his life.

  Many people tend to grab everything and in the end get nothing.

  Riches acquired through patience and hard work are treasures that will last long.

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As You Plant

Good morning everyone.  I’ve just read one nice article.  Simple but full of meaning about life.  I want to share it with you as you may use it in your daily life.  It’s not really about the garden but it’s  about our life.  Full of meaning.   Let me share it with you.  This is what it says …

As you plant, may I suggest the following rules for your garden planting:

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 rows 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 thins

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” (II Peter 3:18) and may you reap rich results.  Continue to count your Blessings.

Sit Still

Good morning friends.  I am not a Christian but I can feel the words that they believe.  It’s not the matter of the religion, it’s a matter of how we believe in it.  Let me share you the thoughts that I have read from a Christian book … “Our Daily Journey – Meditations of God’s Leading Through Life “ Vol.11.  It’s a nice one.

Read: Psalm 46

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

Patience.  Just the sound of the word makes us frustrated.  We’ve grown up in a society where we can heat our food in 30 seconds, have clean dishes in an hour, and have our pizza delivered to us in 30 minutes.  Instant is common word in our vocabulary:  instant coffee, instant responses, and instant success.

However, God has some news for us in His Word that goes against everything our society tells us.  In Psalm 46:10, He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

That doesn’t come easy, does it?  When situations all around us look overwhelming and it seems we must do something immediately, He wants us to be still?  Look back at verses 1 to 3.  The description—mountains falling and quaking, waters roaring, the earth falling apart—doesn’t sound very peaceful.  Would you be able to relax if the mountain you were standing on began to break apart and fall into the turbulent water below?  I’m sure you go through times when it seems as if the world around you is n free fall.  Relationships get torn apart, a loved one passes away, or you feel that you are failing at something very important.

Still, our Lord God tells us to be still and remember that He is God.  Just the sound of the word God makes us think of many “immeasurable more that all we ask or imagine,”  according to Ephesians 3:20.

God can handle the hard things in your life.  Your part is to be still, and know that He is God.  – Christy L. Stortz, largo, Florida

R E F L E C T I O N

● What has recently been hard for me to wait patiently for?

● What keeps me from totally giving the difficult things in my life to God?  How much power and control does He have over those things?