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a daily dose sunday, september 30, 2012

When you come to recognize and believe that you are a son or a daughter of God you will also become aware that you lack absolutely nothing.

Mustard Seeds

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

a daily dose saturday, september 29, 2012

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
Blessed Mother Teresa

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink and provide themselves with good things from their toil. Even this, I saw, is from the hand of God.

a daily dose friday, september 28, 2012

The secret of the mystery is: God is always greater. No matter how great we think Him to be, His love is always greater.

Brennan Manning

1 Chronicles 28:20

“Be strong and steadfast, and go to work; do not fear or be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or abandon you before you have completed all the work for the service of the house of the LORD."

a daily dose thursday, september 27, 2012

Though the path is plain and smooth for men of good will, he who walks it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty, if he does not have good feet: that is, courage and a persevering spirit.
St. John of the Cross

Isaiah 42:16

I will lead the blind on a way they do not know; by paths they do not know I will guide them. I will turn darkness into light before them, and make crooked ways straight. These are my promises: I made them, I will not forsake them.

a daily dose wednesday, september 26, 2012

May God give us a pure heart so we may see Him; a humble heart so we may hear Him; a loving heart so we may serve Him; a faithful heart so we may live Him.

Dag Hammarskjold

1 Corinthians 4:20-21

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a gentle spirit?

a daily dose tuesday, september 25, 2012

No one heals himself by wounding another.
St. Ambrose

1 John 3:16

The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

a daily dose monday, september 24, 2012

Our circumstances are not an accurate reflection of God's goodness. Whether life is good or bad, God's goodness, rooted in His character, is the same.

Helen Grace Lescheid

Genesis 1:27

God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

a daily dose sunday, september 23, 2012

The highest form of thinking is prayer.

Norman Vincent Peale

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

a daily dose saturday, september 22, 2012

Jesus Christ, Lord of all things! You see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am - you alone. I am your sheep; make me worthy to overcome the devil.
St. Agatha

Matthew 6:13

…and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one.

a daily dose friday, september 21, 2012

Wherever you are.

Whatever is going on.

Whenever it is.

However it is you got there.

Now is the time.

Be still.

Listen.

Philippians 4:5c-7

The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

a daily dose thursday, september 20, 2012

Make yourself familiar with the Angels, and behold them frequently in spirit. Without being seen, they are present with you.

St. Francis de Sales

Exodus 23:20

See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.

a daily dose wednesday, september 19, 2012

Evangelism is one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.

D.T. Niles

Romans 10:14c-17

And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent?

As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!”

But not everyone has heeded the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?”Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.

a daily dose tuesday, september 18, 2012

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other— it doesn't matter who it is—and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
Blessed Mother Teresa

Hebrews 13:1-2

Let mutual love continue.Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.

a daily dose monday, september 17, 2012

You cannot just go on being a good egg. You must either hatch or go bad.

C. S. Lewis

Matthew 19:24-26

Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?”Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible."

a daily dose sunday, september 16, 2012

There is a constant battle being fought in my heart, and in yours. The battle is between love and power, between the love of power and the power of love. The more the power to love grows within us the more our love of power decreases.

Mustard Seeds

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.

a daily dose saturday, september 15, 2012

Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God.

E. Stanley Jones

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?

a daily dose friday, september 14, 2012

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Søren Kierkegaard

2 Chronicles 7:14 -16

If my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek mypresence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land. Now my eyes shall be open and my ears attentive to the prayer of this place. And now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever; my eyes and my heart also shall be there always.

a daily dose thursday, september 13, 2012

God asks little, but He gives much.
St. John Chrysostom

Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

a daily dose wednesday, september 12, 2012

We must fear God out of love, not love Him out of fear.
St. Francis de Sales

Psalm 18:2-3

I love you, LORD, my strength, LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!

a daily dose tuesday, september 11, 2012

We are our choices.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

a daily dose monday, september 10, 2012

Dear God,

I think about You sometimes, even when I’m not praying.

Elliot

1 Thessalonians 5:17-19

Pray without ceasing.

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit.

a daily dose sunday, september 9, 2012

If you love truth, be a lover of silence. Silence, like the sunlight will illuminate you in God.

St. Issac

Psalm 46:11

Be still and know that I am God!

a daily dose saturday, september 8, 2012

We know to be careful for what we pray. What do we do with His answers when we get what we pray for? Be thankful.

Romans 12:11-12

Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

a daily dose friday, september 7, 2012

Jesus is happy to come with us, as truth is happy to be spoken, as life to be lived, as light to be lit, as love is to be loved, as joy to be given, as peace to be spread.

St. Francis of Assisi

Matthew 28:19-20

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.

a daily dose thursday, september 6, 2012

Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.
St. Francis de Sales

Luke 1:46-47

And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.

a daily dose wednesday, september 5, 2012

Lord, may I remember your presence, regardless of the mood I am in.

A low mood is not the time to analyze your life. To do so is emotional suicide. If you have a legitimate problem, it will still be there when your state of mind improves. The trick is to be grateful for our good moods and graceful in our low moods. The next time you feel low remind yourself, 'This too shall pass.'

It will.

Richard Carlson, Ph.D

1 Peter 2:1-3

Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, insincerity, envy, and all slander;like newborn infants, long for pure spiritual milk so that through it you may grow into salvation,for you have tasted that the Lord is good.

a daily dose tuesday, september 4, 2012

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ephesians 6:6

Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.

a daily dose monday, september 3, 2012

The truly wise man is he who always believes the Bible against the opinion of any man.

R. A. Torrey

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

a daily dose sunday, september 2, 2012

Pray

Until

Something

Happens

1 John 5:14-15

And we have this confidence in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours.

a daily dose saturday, september 1, 2012

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.

Samuel Shoemaker

Psalm 50:14-15

Offer praise as your sacrifice to God; fulfill your vows to the Most High. Then call on me on the day of distress; I will rescue you, and you shall honor me.