Place of Refuge

“Mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.” Isaiah 56:7

 Although this verse refers to the temple of God, it also applies to our individual homes, which should serve as houses of prayer for our family and friends.

I’ve often noticed that a few moments after entering a home, the spirit of the occupants becomes obvious.

Some homes are neat and tidy on the exterior, but upon entering, the spirit of strife and conflict are evident.  Other homes are peaceful but feel cold, empty and void of love.

As Christians, our homes may be quiet or noisy, but the presence of Holy Spirit will be present.  The dinner may have scorched, the children whining, yet in the midst of it all, our homes are a place of prayer, a place of comfort and peace, a refuge for anyone who might be in need.

The spiritual health of the occupants of a home, is most always evident in the atmosphere of that home.

Therefore, let us all strive daily to make our homes a blessing and place of refuge for all who pass through its doors and for our individual family members who reside there too.

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Thankful In Every Season

You don’t need a season,to be thankful . . .

every day of the year

you can be grateful.
You can all year-long,

bless God with your praise

your gratitude to Him

you can daily raise.
It doesn’t have to be,

just on Thanksgiving day

your gratitude to God

you can always display.
You can sing anytime,

to Him your appreciation

it does not have to be . . .

a holiday celebration.
Whether you are rich,

or if you may be poor

for and in everything

let your thanksgivings pour.
You can be thankful,

every day of the year

for your gratefulness . . .

God always wants to hear!
Debra Ann Belka
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”

Psalm 68:19

Enjoy Life

Life’s too short to be wasted.
It passes just once, so make the most out of it.
Live life the way you want it to be.
Live it to the fullest, feel free!

Live as the sun shines in the sky.
Live as high as the birds can fly.
Live as the colors of a rainbow.imagesZHGH5XS4Live as far as the clouds can go.

Never waste it with worthless doubts and fears,
With insecurities and useless tears.
Remember that what couldn’t tear you makes you strong.
Put away frustrations, sing your own song!

Believe in what you can do.
The world is round; it’s all up to you.
Think fast, act now!
Time is gold; it couldn’t be renewed.

Value experiences, learn from mistakes.
Improve for the better, live for others.
Do what is right and what is best.
Always be yourself, unique from the rest.

Laugh as if there’s no tomorrow.
Dance as though you’ll never get through.
Love with all your heart and soul.
Sing like you’re on the top of the world.

Forget the money, the root of all evil.
Treasure your loved ones; you’re blessed they’re still here.
Strengthen your faith, live with God.
The best things in life are for free, so why not?!

~Mae

 

 

No Partiality

 

 

It doesn’t matter what we haveuntitled.png
Or what we’d like to be,
The kingdom of God is made up of
People like you and me

 

Whether we’re rich or just getting by,
Or struggling to make ends meet,
It doesn’t matter in the kingdom of God,
For Christ supplies our needs

 

We all have much to offer the Lord,
Our lives and all that we are,
For we can be a blessing to others
And touch another heart

 

God has chosen each one of us
And works within our lives
He doesn’t look at our earthly treasures,
But the treasures we have inside

 

For deep inside we’re all the same
And valued by our Lord,imageskva12s3l
We each have a purpose and a destiny
To fulfil what was planned before.

M. S. Lowndes

 

 

Things To Remember

Your presence is a present to the world.
You’re unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.Related image
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You’ll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don’t put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
Don’t take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot . . . goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life’s treasures are people . . . together.

Realize that it’s never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have heath and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don’t ever forget . . .
For even a day . . .
How very special you are.

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God Moves In A Mysterious Way

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.bigstock-worship-234208.jpg

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

William Cowper