He’s Working In YouMay 7 2012 at 6:05 AM
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...he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus
(Philippians 1:6, NIV)
Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, it can begin to feel a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour or trying to change everything around you, why dont you look deep inside and say, Lord, thank You for doing a work in me. See, Ive learned that God is more interested in changing me than He is in changing my circumstances. If I choose to stay sour because Im not getting my way or discouraged because things aren't happening on my time table, that's going to keep me right where I am.
If you want to see change, if you want to see God open up new doors, the key is to bloom right where youre planted. You cant wait until everything gets better before you decide to have a good attitude. You have to be the best that you can be right where you are. When you bloom where youre planted, youre allowing God to work in you, and He will be faithful to complete what Hes started in you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father God, thank You for doing a work in me. I choose to align myself with Your plan by blooming where Im planted. Help me, by Your Spirit, to be an example of Your love and life everywhere I go in Jesus name. Amen.
No Success Without Wisdom
|May 7 2012, 6:06 AM |
by Charles R. Swindoll
Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.
I don't know of a hotter subject today than success. Magazine articles, books, seminars, and sermons promote it.
But success is seldom linked with wisdom. Chances are good that if we would pick up last Sunday's paper and read it through, we'd come across twenty or more references to success, yet find nothing added regarding wisdom.
In today's hype about success, wisdom is conspicuous by its absence. Outside of biblical literature and biblically based books, we hardly even come across the word. . . .
[Wisdom] may not give us great popularity and wealth and it may not mean that we will be the most respected in our field or that we will have the most significant voice in the company, but ultimately, as God gauges it, we will be successful.
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