Posts Tagged ‘Corrie ten Boom’

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tyre? ~ Corrie ten Boom

Does that make sense to you?

In reality, it’s simply asking whether prayer is part of your everyday life, regardless of whether you are on a spiritual high or in the depths of despair. Or is prayer just something you turn to in emergencies, when all else fails.

Prayer is definitely my steering wheel, as it’s a standard part of my everyday life – Share my fears, my worries with God, as well as thank Him for all he provides for me. He is my steering wheel.

Is God someone you go to regularly or is he just someone you turn to when you’re in trouble?

I think we’re all guilty of thinking we don’t need God sometimes, as we can cope on our own.

Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

God remains by our side and always there for us, so whether things are going well or we’re struggling, put your trust in Him, because He will get you through, and help you do His work.

Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

I’m not sure I completely agree with this statement, because it can be hard to feel happy when those around you are hurting or in pain, or you’re worried about other situations in your life. That said, even when we are going through tough times, it is still possible to be happy…at least some of the time!

Sometimes, being happy is simply about putting your worries and stresses to the back of your mind for a short time so you can enjoy something. Other times when you are unable to be happy for even a short time, it may simply be about “putting on” your happy face and facing the world for a while…and that definitely is something we do ourselves!

Why do we never learn? – We keep on thinking we know what’s best for us, rather than listening to what God is tellings us.Instead we keep asking god for this or that and wondering why we don’t get what we want.

 

Don’t bother to give God instructions, just report for duty ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Isn’t it about time we finally accept that God knows best in all situations, so we stop telling Him what we want, and start listening to Him because He just wants us to report for duty!

 

If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

The world is a dark and daunting place these days, so it’s not surprising that we get distressed about it.

It can be tough knowing that we fail and disappoint God on a daily basis, so again it’s not surprising that can depress up.

But despite all these things, God’s love shines through it all, and that is why if we keep trusting in God, we can find peace in this dark world.

How are your knees? Are they powerful?

I’m sure you’re wondering why I think you may have powerful knees!

Knees are actually one of the most powerful parts of our body, because when we get down on them and pray, there is nothing more powerful!

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees ~ Corrie Ten Boom

In case of emergency…

Posted: September 15, 2016 in Health, life, music, prayer, quotes
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…what do you do? Who do you turn to?

Prayer must be your rock, that you turn to during the highs and lows of life. Corrie Ten Boom once asked

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

In other words, don’t just resort to prayer when you face problems, get down on your knees and pray during the good as well as the bad times.

Prayer isn’t just for emergencies, it’s for everyday life!

Ever stopped and thought, “Why am I letting something so trivial bother or upset me so much?” Well this quote from Corrie Ten Boom, might help point you in the right direction:

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden

So if you find you’re not taking your concerns to God, maybe it’s time to reconsider whether they actually are concerns that you should be worrying about!

Worry, worry, worry. We all have our concerns and worries at times in our lives. Corrie Ten Boom sums up nicely what worry is

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.

How do we get ourselves out of that cycle of inefficient thoughts and move forward in life? We take each day as it comes, not worrying about the future as it will take care of itself, but concentrating on the here and now and what we can do to make today better.

Earlier in the week, in Don’t Forget The Blessings, I talked about how we can often get caught up in life and all its problems and so forget about the many blessings we receive each day. So it’s no great surprise that after writing that blog post, the following quote came into my mind:
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength ~ Corrie ten Boom
 It’s true isn’t it, we can often focus so much on how we’re going to cope and deal with our problems tomorrow, that we forget to live today!
Don’t keep your worries to yourself, take them all to God and leave the with Him, because He can lighten your load and help you live for today knowing that God will help you cope with tomorrow.

‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.