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Life is…

Monday, June 29th, 2009

You say; God says & Bible verses

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
YOU SAY
GOD SAYS
BIBLE VERSES
You say:
‘It’s impossible’
God says:
All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)
You say:
‘I’m too tired’
God says:
I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)
You say:
‘Nobody really loves me’
God says:
I love you
(John 3:16 & John 3:34 )
You say: ‘I can’t go on’
God says:
My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say:
‘I can’t figure things out’
God says:
I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say:
‘I can’t do it’
God says:
You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)
You say:
‘I’m not able’
God says:
I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
You say:
‘It’s not worth it’
God says:
It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )
You say:
‘I can’t forgive myself’
God says:
I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say:
‘I can’t manage’
God says:
I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)
You say:
‘I’m afraid’
God says:
I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)
You say:
‘I’m always worried and frustrated’
God says:
Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)
You say:
‘I’m not smart enough’
God says:
I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)
You say:
‘I feel all alone’
God says:
I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

God’s answers to prayers: Yes or no

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

生命不是用來尋找答案

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

生命不是用來尋找答案,
也不是用來解決問題,
它是用來愉快的過生活
若要愉快地過生活,
那就要找到生命的意義。
生命的意義在哪裡?
不就是我們的主耶穌基督嗎?
不要怕失敗,一起嘗試吧!

不管怎樣,總是要…

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

(錄自加爾各答兒童之家希舒,巴滿牆上的標示)

人們不講道理,思想謬誤,自我中心,不管怎樣,總是要愛他們:

如果你做善事,人們說你自私自利﹑別有用心,不管怎樣,總是要做善事;

如果你成功以後,身邊盡是假的朋友和真的敵人,不管怎樣,總是要成功;

你所做的善事明天就被遺忘,不管怎樣,總是要做善事:

誠實與坦率使你易受攻擊,不管怎樣,總是要誠實和坦率;

你耗盡數年所建立的可能毀於一旦,不管怎樣,總是要建立;

人們確實需要幫助,然而如果你幫助他們,卻可能遭到攻擊,不管怎樣,總是要幫助:

將你所擁有最好的東西獻給世界,你可能會被踢掉牙齒,不管怎樣,總是要將你最好的東西獻給世界。

尋找聖召

Monday, June 15th, 2009

要尋找聖召,必須先要學懂生活,好好珍惜,並謙虛學習。

God Will

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Saying Grace In A Restaurant

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.

My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, ‘God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!’

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, ‘That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!’

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, ‘Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?’

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table

He winked at my son and said, ‘I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.’

‘Really?’ my son asked.
‘Cross my heart,’ the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), ‘Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.’

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, ‘Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already.’

The End
I love this story!
Please keep it moving..
Sometimes, we all need some ice cream.

I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!
“Moments”
Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

REFINED BY FIRE

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

A group of women were studying the book of Malachi. As they were studying chapter three, they came across verse three, which says: “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.” This verse puzzled the women, and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God.

One of the women offered to find out about the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible study.

That week this woman called up a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest in silver beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest so as to burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot — then she thought about the verse, that He “sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.” She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined. The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left even a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, “How do you know when the silver is fully refined?” He smiled at her and answered, “Oh, that’s easy — when I see my image in it.”

If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that you are in God’s hand, He has His eye on you, He will not let you be destroyed, and He will keep holding you and watching you until He sees His image in you.

~Article from an unknown author~

平等的愛

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

很久以前,在以色列地發生了以下一段故事:
某年某月某日政府在翻新穀倉的時候,發現牆角有一個老鼠洞。
於是眾人用煙薰入其內,希望逼使裡面的老鼠出來。
待了一會,只見老鼠一列二三四五六七的逃竄出來。
眾人正忖度大概已經走得清光,可以上前打掃之際,
卻見有兩隻老鼠仍在洞口處推擠逼碰,然後再幾經辛苦,雙雙才出得了來。
可是很奇怪,兩隻老鼠出了洞口以後,卻不立時逃走,
而是在洞口附近團團轉的互相追趕,像是要咬對方的尾巴似的。
眾人都希奇是什麼緣故,於是走上前去細看,這才發現 ~
原來其中一隻老鼠是瞎眼的,看不見東西的,
而另一隻老鼠正設法使對方咬著自己的尾巴,然後帶領同伴一起逃走。
眾人見狀,都默然不語,各自陷進了沉思當中。吃飯的時候,眾人又圍著坐下,有人開始討論剛才的兩隻老鼠。

嚴肅的羅馬官長說:『我認為剛才的兩隻老鼠是君臣主僕的關係。』
眾人思考一會後,都說:『原來如此』。
於是羅馬官兵擺出一副高傲孤芳的模樣。

聰明的以色列人說:『我認為剛才的兩隻老鼠是夫婦的關系。』
眾人又思考了一會,覺得不錯,連聲稱是,於是以色列人變成了一副飄飄然得意的嘴臉。

強調孝義的中國人說:『我認為剛才的兩隻老鼠是母子的關係。』
眾人又思考了一會,更覺合理,又都連聲稱讚,於是中國人的臉上立時堆滿了專業的謙虛。

呆頭呆腦的撒瑪利亞人,卻蹲在地上雙手托著下巴,呆呆的望著眾人,
問道:『為什麼兩隻老鼠一定要有什麼關係呢?』

空氣在剎那之間靜止凝固了。
眾人呆呆的望著這個呆呆的撒瑪利亞人,不發一語。
卻見先前說話的羅馬官長、以色列人和中國人都臉有慚色地低下頭不敢作聲。
愛,原來不是建基於利益、情義和血緣的關係上,而是需要建基於「即使沒有任何關係」。

沒有伴侶的時候,即使是孤單,也可以很快樂,
你可以一個人走遍世界,結識不同的朋友,
你也可以選擇下班之後,立刻回到家裡享受自己的世界,
這個時候,孤單是一種境界。

一個人的孤單,並不可怕
最可怕的是,有了伴侶以後的那份孤單!

假如你一個人,你用不著再向他交代行蹤
你無須再逼自己和他一起成長或不成長
你不必再聽他嘮叨,不用再遷就他,也不用再向他說甜言蜜語

雖是如此,你卻有太多的理由不能離開他
你不忍心讓他孤單,不如你自己孤單好了

原來,所有的責任.感情.承諾.道德.傳統.忍耐,都是孤單的源頭
孤單不是與生俱來,而是由你關心人的那一刻開始 !
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試試看!取兩個冷凍包子放在盤子裡,口裡唸唸有詞:
「快變熱,我想吃!快變熱,我想吃!」
唸他個十遍、百遍,看包子會不會真的變熱。
當然不會!但我們卻常常這樣,
在伴侶的耳邊、面前唸唸有詞,要他們如何如何!
想想,有效嗎?
要包子變熱,得拿到電鍋或微波爐裡,靠電流、磁波處理;
同樣的,希望伴侶如何如何,用的也不該是嘴,
而該是一番如電流、似磁波的心意。
再三嘮叨聽得見,卻少有它的作用;
一番心意看不見,卻有它的力量存在!
許多時候:小聲贏大聲,無聲勝有聲!
在平時笑笑說,在急時慢慢言,在氣時輕輕講!
用心靈電波去感化伴侶,而不用怒言惡相去壓迫對方!

Life…你怎麼看你自己?

Monday, June 1st, 2009