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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

 

More paradoxes


Safety is not found in the absence of danger but in the presence of God.

On faith and hope: The greatest sign of faith is simply believing because God said so.

More: "Christians are prisoners of hope." (Zech.) "Because of your waiting, I will increase your blessings twice."

If God asks you to put something down, it's because he wants you to pick up something much better.

If the sun shines in our soul, does it matter if it rains outside? Happiness within overlooks any sadness the outside world may bring.

This is such a lovely birthday greeting that I received lately. It's a series of beautiful similes: On your birthday, may you dance like David, be favored like Esther, lead like Joshua, be blessed like Jacob, and laugh like Sarah.

As we try to fully live our faith, we will be tried in many painful ways. Pray not for an easy life but that we may survive even the worst in this life.

God always answers our prayers. Either He changes the circumstances or He supplies sufficient power to overcome them.

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. St. Augustine.

What if God has an answering machine? "For thanksgiving, press 1..." What is the machine tells you, "Sorry, all angels are busy now." Thanks God He personally listens and answers our prayers.

Sometimes we must be hurt in order to grow, we must fail in order to know, we must lose in order to gain, because some lessons are best learned through pain.


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