I read this the other day and it is so true on so many levels, “If a Door Closes, quit banging on it. Whatever was behind it was not meant for you. Consider the fact that maybe the door was closed because you were worth so much more than what was on the other side.”
On the surface one might argue the point. However, on closer observation these words could not be truer. We sell ourselves short in our self-worth and many times we go after things that are not worth our time, effort or peace of mind.
We must be mindful of closed doors, we must trust that whatever was behind that door was not good for us, worthy of us or needful of us. Why waste our time banging on a door that will never open? It only makes our hand hurt.
I have done that many times and then wasted energy being angry because that door refused to open. I hope I have gotten past that and understand on a higher level that sometimes closed doors are good. They prevent us from making bad decisions which result in even worse consequences.
On the flip side of that coin when a door is opened never be afraid to walk through it. You might be surprised at the results.
Somebody needs to….. How many times have we either heard this phrase or stated it our self. It doesn’t matter if it is in the business world, our home life or even in the Lord’s Church. Somebody needs to…
I want to know who Somebody is and what mother or father would name their child Somebody. I find myself making this statement when I hear that sentence. “Well, since Somebody is missing in action, why don’t you do it?”
You see we are all Somebody. We have to ask ourself, if not me then who? If not now, then when? All of us are gifted. All of us have some talent or skill that we can use to create something special for the Lord and our fellow man. The only time we are too old is when we no longer breath God’s air.
I have heard, “I don’t have time, I am to old, I have small children, I have to do this or that, I work all the time.” I have also been guilty of those very excuses, and yet, I managed to find time for other things of less importance.
No matter how young or old we perceive ourself to be, we can do something. We are Somebody. While we may not be in front of a class teaching or sitting around a kitchen table teaching, by our very actions we are teaching by example. It might not bear fruit in an instant, but like a tree it grows and matures, and the fruit comes.
So, why not be that Somebody that needs to……
I am always seeing and reading things that inspire me. Especially as I get older and see the young and beautiful walk around. Growing up I never felt beautiful. In fact, if the truth be known I always felt ugly. I was never taught that as a female, I was created in the image of the most beautiful entity around. I was created in the image of God. And he is beautiful.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to say to all the women out there, each of you are beautiful. You are beautiful in a way that can never be taken from you. You were created in the image of God and he is beautiful. You are created with his essence, his goodness, his beauty.
I know we from habit get up and look in the mirror and we see the face staring back at us and maybe sometimes it even appears to scare us. Look past that, look at the eyes and the soul that shines through. Look at the beauty that shines from within.
Even as youth and outward beauty fade, the wrinkles creep in, the hair takes on its own life form and the body sags, we are beautiful. We are God’s children. We are created in his image; we are created with his beauty. Let it shine, wear it proudly, revel in it, embrace it. Own it. He gave it to us, and it makes us unique.
Remember a beautiful face will change and a perfect body will age, but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul. And that beauty will never fade, never wrinkle, never sag and never age. It only gets more beautiful.
This came up on my feed on facebook this morning and it is so worth the read.
Why I Attend Wednesday Night Church Services
april 22, 2019 by preacherpollard, posted in bible class, bible classes, bible school, bible study, uncategorized
I need the fellowship of Christian family in the middle of a week spent exposed to the world.
I draw strength from the teaching of God’s Word and the comments others make on the subject being studied.
Others need my encouragement and influence, and my presence can be so faith-building to them.
Bible class teachers have taken precious time to prepare and deliver their material.
I believe God is pleased with my making such a commitment and a sacrifice, though it’s so little compared to all that He has done for me.
It builds my interest in spiritual things.
I believe it helps contribute to the overall strength and influence of the local church.
It is an affirmation of the eldership’s wisdom to have such classes in the first place, where they seek to help give me spiritual food.
I live by the philosophy that I make time for what is most important and valuable.
My family is guided by my leadership and priorities.
I live in a nation that allows me to freely assemble to build and express my faith, and I do not want to take that for granted.
I have so many great memories of Wednesdays, and I continue to make them.
Though I have often arrived tired and frazzled, I have almost always left rejuvenated and rejoicing.
I want to.
What would you add?