Thought for the Day 31 October 2016


Thought for the Day

One of the things we must learn, during the present time, is, “Don’t Be So Hard On Our Ourselves.”  Turn to our Father, for He can bring good – even out of our mistakes.

Romans 8:28; 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Micah 7:7; 7Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” 

Far too often we try to do the impossible; looking back, we try to undo decisions we have come to regret. This is a waste of time, energy and leads only to frustration.

2 Corinthians 1:9-10; 9But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:  10Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;” 

Because we are human, we will never achieve an error free life.  When we start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert us to our need for God.  That way, our needs or problems become doorways to a very deep dependence on God, and increases the nearness of our Father in Heaven.  Complete reliance on Him will provide abundant living in His Kingdom.  We must always thank Him for the difficulties in our life since they provide protection from pride – the idolatry of self reliance.

Ephesians 5:20; 20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

John 15:4-5; 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” 

He will bring beauty out of the morass of our mistakes.

Psalms 90:17; 17    And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.”

 1 Chronicles 16:29; 29Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” 

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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