Tuesday, January 20, 2009
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'" Matthew 9:36-38 (NIV)
Jesus saw the crowds and when He did, He was filled with compassion. He healed, taught, loved and cast out demons. Now it is our turn. "Ask", He said, "the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." He has asked us to go in His name and minister to others. We do this by doing what He did. It says, "When He saw the crowds, He had compassion." Our commission is to see people with the eyes of Jesus. Dr. David Benner, in his book, "Sacred Companions" writes, "Seeing the other person through the eyes of Christ - this is my prayer as I seek to relate to people I encounter in daily life. For when I see them through the eyes of Christ, I see their worth and dignity. I also see what they can become, not simply what they are. And if I am really willing to see them as God sees them, I see Jesus in them; I see them as imagers of the God who was fully represented in Jesus." When we see what Jesus saw, we too will be moved with compassion. Today, ask Christ to show you what He sees.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Where there is hope, there is hope. That is to say that hope does not just occur, it is created by the hopeful. It is never unrealistic to be positive, because a positive outlook is ultimately self-fulfilling.
A friend had this and I borrowed it. I always love anything that deals with hope.
We need this. Hope. Hope what is it? Read my page.
Have a great day.
Friday, January 16, 2009
The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.--LUKE xviii. 27.
Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.--PS. xciv. 17.
When obstacles and trials seem
Like prison-walls to be,
I do the little I can do,
And leave the rest to Thee.
F. W. FABER.
The mind never puts forth greater power over itself than when, in great
trials, it yields up calmly its desires, affections, interests to God.
There are seasons when to be _still_ demands immeasurably higher strength
than to act. Composure is often the highest result of power. Think you it
demands no power to calm the stormy elements of passion, to moderate the
vehemence of desire, to throw off the load of dejection, to suppress every
repining thought, when the dearest hopes are withered, and to turn the
wounded spirit from dangerous reveries and wasting grief, to the quiet
discharge of ordinary duties? Is there no power put forth, when a man,
stripped of his property, of the fruits of a life's labors, quells
discontent and gloomy forebodings, and serenely and patiently returns to
the tasks which Providence assigns?
WM. E. CHANNING.
Friday, January 16, 2009
You Are Beautiful
You are beautiful. . .
It's a phrase that my mother uses a lot.
I used to wonder, "How in the world can Mother call them
I am a logical, statistical man.
I call things as I see them.
I didn't see beauty.
My mother would tell people this with an enthusiasm they
could feel. She was genuine. She wasn't telling them they
were beautiful to get something from them. Most of the
time, they were trying to get something from her.
I wondered for years what was wrong with Mother's perception and
vision. Couldn't she see that all of the people she called beautiful,
You were beautiful only if you had a certain figure and face
that was classed as beautiful by the laws of the world and
glamour. Yet when my mother spoke, people smiled as though
Glamour magazine had listed them as one of the beautiful people
of the year.
It took me years to finally understand my mother's vision
and the phrase, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
My mother had a spirit that could see the beauty in a person.
Most only look on the outside and then compare what they
see with the standards the world has given them.
That was what I was doing.
Today when you leave your house, carefully look at the first
person whom you see and notice how beautiful they are.
They may be balding, fat, wrinkled, pimply, or any of the
other things the world frowns upon as beauty.
Look at them closely and look for the beauty.
If you really look, you'll see it.
I didn't believe that at first until I tried it.
Sure enough, as I stared and opened another set of eyes,
I was able to see the beauty in every person.
No matter how rough or worn a person looked,
each pain etched line held a glimpse of beauty.
You just had to look for the beauty. It's there.
When you leave your home this morning, look hard at each
person. You will start to see the beauty of every human who
you didn't know existed. Trust me and try this.
If you sincerely look, you will see it.
When you get home after seeing the beauty in faces you see,
look in the mirror.
You are beautiful.
Thank you mama for all of the beauty that you have not only
seen, but added.
~A MountainWings Original~
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Well, I found out from my doctor, I have a little thyroid issue going on. The good news is, it can be fixed. He did tell me, that I have done great with my weight loss and to stop stressing over losing more weight right now. Thank God, BOOTCAMP was wiping up with me. Hey, but I know where the videos are and can get them any time.
All my buddies doing BOOTCAMP, do a video for me. (LOL)
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