“This One’s For You” - Heather Schnoor http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-ones-for-you-ep/id571992356
Did you know…
Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
I wonder what will come of the things I’m afriad of. *hmmmm* #foodforthought
” This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24, NLT).
Happiness isn’t just a random feeling; happiness is a choice. It’s a decision that we have to make by an act of our will. All throughout life, you’re going to have plenty of opportunities to lose your joy. We all go through disappointments. We all have times when things don’t go our way. It’s very easy to let the circumstances of life make us sour and dejected until we just go through the motions of day-to-day living. But if you’re going to live in victory, if you’re going to thrive the way God intends, you’ve got to make the decision that you’re going to enjoy your life. You’ve got to choose to be happy in spite of your circumstances, every single day.
Today, remember, this is the day that the Lord has made! Choose to rejoice and be glad in it! As you choose joy, you are tapping into His strength which will carry you through to victory all the days of your life!
Wanted to share my devotion this morning. I love sharing these because it fills me up so much and I really hope it will do the same for you. My prayer this morning before reading this was about trust and Iook what my devotion was about. Funny how that always happens:). Love this verse Psalm 40:2 “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”. I have felt this very thing, His presence in dark times and I’m thankful to HIM for loving me enough to save me. Hope this is a light for you this morning. Have a blessed day!
Maybe Today Is The Day…
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Yes my bible may have stained coffee all over it now because of my clumsiness but it led me to this reading this morning:) What a great reminder of how we should love. I want to continue with the application/study from this reading because it’s really good…
Most of us have learned how to pretend to love others-how to speak kindly, avoid hurting their feelings, and appear to take an interest in them. We may even be skilled in pretending to feel moved with compassion when we hear of others’ needs, or to become indignant when we learn of injustice. But God calls us to real and sincere love that goes far beyond pretense and politeness. Sincere love requires concentration and effort. it means helping others become better people. It demands our time, money, and personal involvement. No individual has the capacity to express love to a whole community, but the body of Christ in your town does. Look for people who need your love, and look for ways you and your fellow believers can love your community for Christ. These verses summarize the core of Christian living. If we love someone the way Christ loves us, we will be willing to forgive. If we have experienced God’s grace, we will want to pass it on to others. And remember, grace is undeserved favor. By giving an enemy a drink, we’re not excusing his misdeeds. We’re recognizing him, forgiving him, and loving him in spite of his sins-just as Christ did for us. Forgiveness involves both attitudes and actions. If you find it difficult to feel forgiving toward someone who has hurt you, try responding with kind actions. If appropriate, tell this person you would like to heal your relationship. Lend a helping hand. Send him or her a gift. Smile at him or her. Many times you will discover that right actions lead to right feelings. -Life Application Study Bible, NIV, Zondervan
Wow… powerful! Maybe today is the day to call an old friend, a distant relative, a stranger, wife, husband, brother, father, mother, sister, coworker, or your own child to tell them that you LOVE them. What harm could this do? NONE AT ALL. Only good, good for yourself and for the other person. Bye bye pride, hello humility. Set your heart free today by forgiving and sharing your love with someone else.
LOVE 2012 :)
P.S. I love you.
Special delivery from a friend… and it’s not even my birthday! What a sweet and thoughtful thing to do. Mexican Chocolate Gelato:) = Happy Heather!
Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.