Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom

WORDS OF WISDOM

 

“The grass is always greener when you remember to

water it.” -- Unknown

 

“The secret of good golf is to hit the ball hard,

straight and not too often.” -- Unknown

 

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer—it

sings because it has a song.” -- Unknown

 

“To love is not to look at one another, but to look

together in the same direction.”

 -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

“Patience with others is Love. Patience with self is

Hope. Patience with God is Faith.” -- Adel Bestavros

 

“Tell me whom you love, and I’ll tell you who you

are.” -- Creole Proverb

 

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”

 -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

 

 

COME TO THE EDGE

 

“But Lord, I don’t like it on the edge.” I answered.

“Come to the edge.”

“I’m afraid of the edge!”

“Come to the edge.”

“But what if I come to the edge and I fall off?”

“Trust me. Come to the edge.”

“I trust you, Lord.”

I went to the edge… and He pushed me off…

and then… I flew.

 -- Author Unknown

 

 

WHAT FRIENDSHIP MEANS

 

To be a friend and to have friends is one of the

noblest goals for which we can aim. Friendship is

complex and has many facets, but it certainly

exhibits the following five attributes:

 

Friendship means understanding and being understood…

Friendship means affirming and being affirmed…

Friendship means accepting and being accepted…

Friendship means helping and being helped…

Friendship means forgiving and being forgiven.

 -- David J. Claasen

 

 

THE NEED FOR GREAT FOLLOWERS

 

“Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers?

Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing?

Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret?”

(1 Corinthians 12:29-30, NIV)

 

The obvious answer is, “Of course not!”

 

In Daily Motivations for African-American Success

Dennis Kimbo writes about a “young woman who

wanted to go to college. But her heart sank when

she read the application that asked, ‘Are you a leader?’

Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote

‘no’ and returned the application, expecting to be

rejected.

 

“To her surprise, she received this reply from the

college: ‘Dear Applicant: A study of the application

forms reveals that this year our college will have

1,452 new leaders. We are accepting you because we

feel it is imperative that they have at least one

follower!’”

 

True, the church today needs great leaders… but of

equal importance is the need for great followers and

that each of us uses his/her God-given gifts for the

good of all. We will each be rewarded, not according

to the gifts we have been given, but according to our

faithfulness in using what we have been given for the

work and glory of God.

 

Suggested prayer: “Dear God, thank you for the gifting

you have given to me. Please help me to dedicate this

in loving service to you (no matter how small my gift

may seem) and thereby help make my world a better

place in which to live. Gratefully in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

 

 

Have a “God” week and a great forever!

 

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine upon you

and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

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