Thursday, August 25, 2011

enjoy today...it's the only one you've got

today is the only today you've got. it won't be back again.

today is the only (insert today's date here) you get. 

it only comes around once. you only get to live it right now.

tomorrow will be tomorrow. next week will be next week. 

today will only be today...once.

how you choose to live it is your choice. how you choose to spend your time is up to you.

no matter your circumstances. no matter the obstacles you face. no matter the mountains you need moved on your behalf...you still get to decide your attitude. 

you still get to decide how you'll react. how you'll adjust. 

you still get to decide how you'll live.

life is more about how we choose to see it then about how it really is.

we can see the thorn or we can see the rose. 

we can see the rain or we can see the rainbow. 

we can see the storm or we can see the shelter.

simple stuff really. simple choices. not always easy choices but simple still the same. 

two people see the same movie and feel different ways.

two people read the same book and have different opinions.

two people have the same setback and have different reactions.

it's all a matter of perspective.

it's all about how we choose to see it. 

it's all about how we decide to live.

your life won't  be anything unless you choose it to be.

today is the only today you've got. it won't be back again. 

enjoy it...and choose to live it well. 


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"For i have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret to being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:11-13






Monday, August 22, 2011

it doesn't matter what the world says about you

it doesn't matter what the world says about you.

it doesn't matter that people have something negative to say.

it doesn't matter that some remember your failings, your faults, your missteps.

because God has something else to say.

He says you are worth it.

He says you have value.

He says He loves you.

and if you don't believe it, look toward the Cross.

look towards His ultimate sacrifice. giving His very Son so that you might always know-without a doubt-the love He has for you.

the worth He sees in you.

the value He sees in your life.

but you do doubt it at times.

you do think you're not worthy.

you do wonder why a God so great would love a person so flawed.

God knew that.

He knew you'd have moments when you'd feel that way.

He knew satan would try to convince you that your failure was too much for the Lord.

and so God gave His Son.

to pay the price for your faults. to pay the price for your sins.

to pay the price for us all.

because we needed it. because we still need it. 

every moment. everyday.

God has a plan and a purpose for every life.

He has a plan and a purpose for you.

it doesn't matter what the world says about you. it doesn't matter that they only remember what you've done wrong. because God sees your possibility. He sees your potential. He knows your worth.

the world may say you're a failure.

but God says you are loved.

by Him.

and He's the one that should matter to you.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him." John 3:16-17

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13




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