Do you have a favorite book in the Bible? I have several but today will lean on the book of Romans which has been a blessing to me for many years. Here are a few scriptures from that book.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
Love must be sincere. Romans 12:9
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15
Live in harmony with one another. Romans 12:16
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18
It would be wonderful to hear about your favorite scriptures. Happy Sunday.
Just as we here in Canada celebrated our July 1st Canada Day, so our neighbors to the south in the USA are celebrating this day, July 4th, their Independence Day.
Happy Fourth of July to my American friends, relatives, and fellow bloggers. Be blessed.
These random quotes have come my way over the past couple of days. One of them popped into my mind while conversing with a fellow blogger and it is this: Self awareness is the first step to self improvement. If someone has seen this somewhere before please let me know. I really like it and have already learned something from it.
Live in harmony with the still, small voice within you. Stephen Covey
In the realm of openness lies the miracle of the unconscious, the part of our minds that lives beneath our awareness.
We are never presented with lessons until we are ready to learn them.
Awareness equals second attention.
Life is more than just existence.
All hell breaks loose when God lets humans have their own way.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton, Skater
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Do you think the caterpillar knew it was destined to be a butterfly?
After spending a wonderful week with loving family in beautiful Whistler, B.C. I am ready to take up my blog again.
No matter who I have talked to about 2017, the wish is the same…world peace. But you know, that is only possible if we all work at peace within our own little corners of the world. It’s like the song says…let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Peace be with you as you become instrumental in contributing to everyone’s dearest wish…world peace.
My writing space is rather small
a desk, a chair, but that’s not all;
A glass door offers nature’s view
of birds and squirrels and flowers too.
As I write I often see the bounty
of God’s harmony.
It makes me thankful for this place
that has become my writing space.
My soul has always held a deep fascination for me because I can never quite grasp the full concept of it. Therefore, I’m taking a six week course called Soul Keeping. It is based on a book by John Ortberg, pastor, writer, and speaker in Menlo Park, California.
Last night his video touched on a passage from Dallas Willard’s book, Renovation of the Heart:
“Our soul is like an inner stream of water, which gives strength, direction and harmony to every other element of our life. When that stream is as it should be, we are constantly refreshed and exuberant in all we do because our soul itself is then profusely rooted in the vastness of God and his kingdom, including nature; and all else within us is enlivened and directed by that stream. Therefore we are in harmony with God, reality, and the rest of human nature and nature at large.”
I also learned that the four parts of a human being are soul, body, mind, will. The soul encompasses the other three parts and the course goes into each of these aspects of our being. I was aware of these four parts but unsure of their order.
This course promises to be a very good learning experience and may give me the answers to my soul searching.
Dear Lord, I need more energy and strength.
I seem drained and tired.
I do not seem to possess what it takes to do all that I must do.
I know that the wrong kind of thoughts can make one tired.
Change my thoughts that they may be in harmony with your power. Amen.
Norman Vincent Peale
Just another Sunday prayer.