The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
Isiah 35:1-2 (NIV)
Right now, we might not be where we wanted to be. We might be experiencing some problems and discomfort in our lives. And everything seems so hard. But with the help of a force far greater than our own strength such that of God’s, combined with our own action with determination to succeed, we’ll eventually get to where we wanted to be. It is because there is a price for success whatever our chosen field might be. It is definitely not easy. I’ll never learn how to ride a bike if all I ever think about is the chances of falling down and the increasing number of bruises. I had to learn it on my own, they all were kind enough to just tease me because I didn’t know something so easy and that they were too busy to teach me. But I can laugh at them now while I’m riding a bike! Woooot! LOL.
The bottom line is, problems are there to teach us, nurture us and strengthen us. It is through problems that we learn to value and appreciate the great things in life that we sometimes take for granted. All we have to do is work on overcoming it. And with your strength, support from love ones, and faith in the Lord, everything can be possible. We can bloom with full glory.
Have a blessed Sunday! 😀
Do I need to say anything more? 🙂
There is a time for everything,
and everything on Earth has its special season.
There is a time to be born and a time to die.
There is a time to plant and a time to pull up plants.
There is a time to kill and a time to heal.
There is a time to destroy and a time to build.
There is a time to cry and a time to laugh.
There is a time to be sad and a time to dance.
There is a time to throw away stones and a time to gather them.
There is a time to hug and a time not to hug.
There is a time to look for something and a time to stop looking for it.
There is a time to keep things and a time to throw things away.
There is a time to tear apart and a time to sew together.
There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
There is a time to love and a time to hate.
There is a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NCV)
“Don’t leave your job just because your boss is angry with you. Remaining calm solves great problems.” Ecclesiastes 10:4 (NCV)
I was surprised to see that there is actually a quote like that in the Bible. I’m just merely scanning the pages of the Bible looking for an interesting quote. It is surprising to see bits and pieces tackling practical living on it. I thought all Biblical scriptures are just about God. It is also written for us like a guide to our lives.
Most of the time, when someone is mad at us, we get mad too. It’s a natural response. Although if we may be on the wrong side, once we are overly reprimanded for it we tend to defend our wrong doings making it appear right just because we are mad at the way they tell us how wrong we are. I’ve seen it happen many times. Especially if that happens between a boss and an employee. It’s so easy to give in to our anger. It is a force so strong that it can either push us to act or push us to destroy.
I guess it always pay to stay silent when in great anger. It’s when you may say things you might regret later. And, never ever make a decision when mad. Let everything cool down a bit and then act. Doing this can make a big difference.
So, that’s my Bible Sunday post for today. Stay happy! 🙂
If I always look for the perfect mood, I’ll never get to draw.
If I always delay my happiness for something, I’ll never be happy.
If I always worry for bad things to come, I might not see the good things around.
This Bible passage somehow reminded me of our high school arm chairs. We were paired by two. If you are lucky enough, you’ll get to seat beside someone nice. It is really fun if you get to seat beside someone whom you enjoy talking to. But it can get really awkward if you get to seat beside someone you don’t like to be with to the point that you’d rather be alone than seat beside that person! LOL
So, what if we get to seat beside God? Wouldn’t that be wonderful? It is like anything is possible. Enough said.
PS. I really find it hard trying to fix the perspective of that chair since I’m just drawing from memory on how our arm chairs look like. Anyways I hope you enjoy my post today. ^^
I hope you will feel His presence taking care of you today. Happy Easter! 😀
Worry is a heavy load, but a kind word cheers you up.
Every single day is a journey.
~ Proverbs 12:25
Every day is a challenge.
What comes next is indefinite.
Something may go wrong, but something may go right.
Luck is what we seek.
But worry is what we need to defeat.
If worry creeps in and occupy your entire being,
It is like we have lost even before we start to fight.
But nothing beats a kind remark.
Coming from a love one or even from a stranger.
A genuine word of kindness or greeting
May salvage a soul from the dark pits of worry.
So do yourself and others a favor,
By saying good things that is worth a smile.
PS. I like four-leaf clovers and I will definitely look for one! ♥ LOL. Continue reading “Smile!”
I’ll let go… of all this madness,
From my stupid mistakes and blunders.
But not without vengeance!
Until I do something to make it right.
I won’t forget, until I finally set it straight.
There’s no room for self-pity for it will eat away my energy.
I will let go… of the blames and self-insults.
I was wrong, yes, I did wrong.
But I won’t let go without vengeance!
I will do something in return.
Not to run like a coward,
Or in darkness be devoured.
I will let go of the hatred I feel for my sinful self.
In return I’ll set it straight, and not do it ever again.
PS. Don’t worry, I didn’t do anything that will get me to prison. I just forgot to do something important for someone, and I feel a bit bad about it! And the vengeance I refer to is a revenge by doing goodness. Have a blessed day! 😀
As I scan through the pages of the Bible looking for an interesting quote that I can draw, the word lizard caught my attention. I didn’t know lizards are mentioned in the Bible! It is something I see everyday on my window. But since my cat is trying to hunt them, they rarely ever show up in my window again, so, I had to go outside to look for one. lol! The lizard didn’t like my attention and it moves around a lot, it probably know I am staring. 😀
This quote just made me think that there is greatness in small things.
Have a blessed day!