Friday, July 28, 2006

3 times

Three messages of encouragement, three very different sources, three things I very much needed to hear. Has this ever happened to you? Exactly the right words at exactly the right time. Oh, and if you missed it the first time, Someone repeats it for you. And again because He knows how little you listen and actually hear. "Three" seems to be a big number, a pattern in my life.
So, I'm not a big believer in horoscopes, more of an amused observer, but "Keep your chin up" is exactly, 100% the right message today. "Keep the faith" doesn't hurt either. (God can use anything to speak, right? Messages from the stars or planets or whatever...He spins them, right?)

Psalm 147:4 (New International Version)
4 He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name

My verse of the day:
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has
called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 3:14

The way to walk a tightrope is to keep one's sight on the goal,
looking neither down to the ground nor over our shoulder at what is
behind. The way to walk with Jesus is to keep our eye on the goal,
his victory waiting for us when he returns, not on the ground (our
failures) and not what is behind (our accomplishments). The goal of
the Christian walk is to keep walking toward Jesus until we walk
with him in heaven.

July 28 horoscope
Keep your chin up. Life-changing rewards are often the result of difficult effort. You may feel near the end of your rope, but keep the faith -- you've got much more room on the line than you would have believed.

Today's entry on my friend Pat's blog:
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."--Charles R. Swindoll

1 comment:

pat sloan said...

Isn't this an wow of a saying!!! It seems to have touched a few people yesterday.