Posts Tagged ‘World Literature’

Do you consider yourself to be wise?

Wisdom, as Joyce Meyer puts it, is “decisions you make now that you will be happy with later“.

I’m sure we’ve all made decisions which at the time seemed like the right ones, only to find out future down the line that we’ve made the wrong choice. Thankfully, we have someone who will always provide wisdom in every situation…God!

To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. (Job 12:13 NIV)

StressSome days are days you just wish would finish almost as soon as they began. Strangely those are the days which always seem to take an eternity to end, aren’t they. Those are the days which we just want to put behind us and move on.

Thankfully we are not alone in having days like this, as we all get them.

Finish each day & be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ R. W. Emerson

Tomorrow is a new day. It’s a day for new beginnings. It’s a day to change.

I read the following by Mark Twain the other day and it amused me:

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

It just amused me as I can think of one or two people I know who, whenever they get a pain or feel a bit off colour, they try to diagnose what’s wrong with them. Unsurprisingly, their diagnosis is just about always wrong, as none of them are medically qualified in any way…unless googling their symptoms counts as a medical degree these days!

bibleAnyway, my main reason for mentioning this quote from Mark Twain, is that it reminds me that we are all quick to believe what we read in newspapers and books, but are we as quick to believe what we read in the bible?

It’s funny how we’re quick to believe the words we read in newspapers which are written to make profit for their owners.

It’s funny how we’re quick to believe what we read on internet sites which have no authorisation or qualifications to say what they do.

It’s funny how few of us read our bibles regularly and believe God’s promises contained in it.

Let’s make sure we believe all God’s promises to us, and live our lives as He directs us to.

Put a smile on your face whether you feel like it or not.  If you smile on purpose you may end up laughing a lot ~  Joyce Meyer

It’s true isn’t it, smiling/laughing can be infectious can’t it. Therefore whether you have a heavy heart, or life couldn’t be better for you…keep smiling, because as they say…

Smile and the world smiles with you

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Do you think kindness is something that everyone can appreciate? I do!

No matter how young or old, deaf or blind, black or white, Christian or Muslim, or in fact any person, I would suggest that we all enjoy someone showing us a little kindness. I found the following quote from Mark Twain, and this backs up what I’ve been saying:

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see

So, as I said earlier this week, it doesn’t hurt to be kind to others, so let’s spread some kindness wherever we go. A little bit of kindness goes a long way, and can be fully appreciated by everyone.

Do you let your feelings and emotions rule your life sometimes? I know I sometimes do, and then I feel annoyed and disappointed at myself for letting them!

If you will stop feeding your feelings, then they will stop controlling you. ~ Joyce Meyer

Yes, it’s true, we are all guilty at times of “feeding” our feelings and therefore letting them rule how we live our lives. But we don’t have to, if we give God all our upsets, annoyances and despairs, He will help us live with them, without letting them rule us anymore.

So go on, give all those things that are ruling your live and controlling your emotions , to God today.

What do consider the best thing you can do for a friend?

I recently read the following which got me thinking about the above question:

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend – Henry David Thoreau

Yes this statement is good, but personally I don’t believe being someone’s friend is the best thing I can do for a friend. In my opinion, the best thing I can ever do for a friend, is pray for them.

This might seem like a really daft answer to many of you, but for me as a Christian, I truly believe there is only one person who can be all we all need each and every day, and that is God. Therefore for my friends, praying for them is the best I can do for them, because God is the best friend of all.