Meditation Monday – Some Joyful ‘Toons

It is Monday once again! For some of you, it is one of the toughest days of the week and having a good chuckle can made a big difference. Here are some cartoons that will do just that and teach you a sound lesson at the same time. A Joyful ‘toon by Mike Waters helps us visualize the biblical messages in a way that it can be understood at any age!

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Meditation Monday – Standing on His Promises

We forget how great our God is, especially when going through a difficult situation. We as Christians need to remember the promises written in the Bible that have been given to us. God is not a man that He should lie nor does He give promises that He doesn’t keep. He promised Abraham descendents as numerous as the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the beach. Even though he never lived to see them all, the promise was fulfilled. I want to share with you 10 verses that speak on His promises to us and I pray that it will be an encouragement to you.

  1. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2Peter 1:4 KJV)
  2. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV)
  3. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29 KJV)
  4. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31 KJV)
  5. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 KJV)
  6. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39 KJV)
  7. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. (Proverbs 1:33 KJV)
  8. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27 KJV)
  9. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9 KJV)
  10. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 KJV)

I hope that you can stand on His promises today and continue to trust in Him. Without Christ, we accomplish far less that we could ever hope for. With Him, our possibilities are BOUNDLESS! We just need to have faith and do His will for His glory.

God Bless!

 

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It’s Raining Outside….You Know What That Means!

If you don’t know already, I love the rain. I love the cleansing effect that it has and the way the earth smells. Everything is CLEAN. I would have the windows open and let the breeze in but as old as this house is, it would trap the moisture and create problems later. But for now, I will have the door open and admire the scenery and how quiet everything looks. It is a great time for meditation as well. Reflecting on the things the Lord has brought me through over the years and how he has blessed me and continues to bless me. I think about His goodness and mercy and grace and even the lessons that I have learned through his discipline. On days like these, especially when it rains (or snows) that I take a moment to reflect on these verses from one of the best sermons that I have ever heard. I say this because that every time that I come across this particular passage in the bible, there is always conviction. Where there is conviction, there is room to grow. Matthew 6:26-34 (KJV)

25. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Every time it rains, it reminds me that the Lord, our Father will take care of His creation and I know that we are held in higher regard than the animals and plants he takes care of. This is my rainbow, my promise, our promise that the Lord loves us and takes care of us.

God Bless!

 

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Meditation Monday – Changing Your Mindset

Changing the way you think has a great effect on how you approach anything in life. For example, this morning, you may have awaken with a sense of dread knowing that you had to go into work. You may deal with others that you do not necessarily care to be around or having to work for someone who may be inconsiderate. There are many reasons as to why you feel the way you do but I am here to tell you that it can change and you don’t have to continue to feel this way, in spite of your situation.

Prayer changes any situation, it changes you and the way that you think and approach obstacles in life. It will change your mindset. Prayer is a powerful tool in the hands of believers and when used consistently and efficiently, will see changes within themselves and their surroundings. Start off your day in prayer and see what can happen!

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God Bless!

 

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Meditation Monday – Take Courage

When life seems to get you down and you don’t know what to do next, take courage. Jesus said in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (KJV, my emphasis)

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Meditation Monday – A Prayer of Thanks

Good morning!

I pray all is well and that you had a lovely weekend. This morning, I wanted to reflect and say thanks to the Lord for all that He has done for us. Our lives are not the easiest and it can get discouraging at times. When we learn to say ‘Thank You’, even in out darkest hour, we can then find comfort in the Lord’s presence and find hope to make it through. Let this be a reminder to how great our Lord is.

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Meditation Monday – Faith

To go where you have not gone…you must do what you have not done. -Marvin Sapp

Sometimes we go about life approaching situations the same way each time, no deviation from the plan….going by the numbers. We then wonder why we have not accomplished anything greater than the “norm”. In order to get away from the “norm” we need to step out of our comfort zone and do what we have not done before. There is a fear of the unknown which prevents us from stepping out and it is that same fear that hinders any type of forward progression. Don’t let fear get in the way of where you need to be. Have faith and take that step to do what you have not done before to lead you where you have never been.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

– 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

What changes can you make today outside of your “norm” that can lead you to places you have never been?

God Bless!

 

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Meditation Monday – Spiritual Inspiration

I want to share with you some spiritual inspiration to help reflect and redirect our thoughts as we go through the day.

“Set your minds and keep them set on what is above, the higher things, not on the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2). (Photo credit: artismyhomeboy)


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“I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3:13, NKJV) (Photo credit: Spiritual Inspiration)

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Meditation Monday – Poem and Emergency Numbers

Here is something that will help you through the day. I know not everyone got the day off today.

This Too Shall Pass

If I can endure for this minute
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is
Or how dark the moment may be-
If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me-
If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too-
Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains
That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear-
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.

Helen Steiner Rice

I know that this has been circling the internet for some time now but if you haven’t seen it as yet, save it, print it out and keep it handy!

Handy Reference List of Emergency Phone Numbers

When you feel down and out……………………..call Romans 8:31
When you want peace and rest…………………..call Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than God………….call Psalm 90
When you want Christian assurance……………..call Romans 8:1-30
When you leave home for labor or travel…………call Psalm 121
When your prayers grow narrow or selfish……….call Psalm 67
When you want courage for a task……………….call Joshua 1
When you think of investments and returns……..call Mark 10
If you are depressed………………………………..call Psalm 27
If your pocketbook is empty………………………..call Psalm 37
If you are losing confidence in people……………..call I Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind………………………………..call John 15
If discouraged about your work…………………….call Psalm 126
If self pride/greatness takes hold…………………..call Psalm 19
If you want to be fruitful…………………………….call John 15
For understanding of Christianity……………………call II Corinthians 5:15-19
For a great invention/opportunity…………………..call Isaiah 55
For how to get along with fellow men………………call Romans 12
For Paul’s secret to happiness………………………call Colossians 3:12-17

ALTERNATE NUMBERS:
For dealing with fear……………..call Psalm 34:7
For security………………………..call Psalm 121:3
For assurance……………………..call Mark8:35
For reassurance……………………call Psalm 145:18

PLEASE NOTE: Emergency numbers may be dialed direct. No operator assistance is necessary. All lines to Heaven are open 24 hours a day! Feed your FAITH, and DOUBT will starve to death!

If you are looking for more inspirational poems check out this space here. It’s got some oldies and some goodies. You can send emails to your friends from that site as well. Give someone else a pick me up today.

Another note: Remember, today is the last day to wear white or white pants. (I am a bit confused on that one) If I see you on the street in white pants after today, you’re getting a pinch! You’ve been warned! lol!

Be safe and have a great day!

God Bless!

 

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