*THE FRUITFUL LIFE SEEKS RAIN AS WELL AS SUNSHINE*


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2018 * OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER *

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The most exalted degree of humility is the humility before God, Jehovah,
our Creator and Father of our Savior Jesus Christ.

The Word tells us that NO ONE can have Salvation without accepting the
sacrifice that Jesus did for us on the cross. Salvation is only through
Jesus Christ, the Son of Almighty God, JEHOVAH.

Danger past, Almighty God forgotten.

The sword comes upon the world for suppression of judgment; and for
perversion of judgment.

Be bold as a leopard, and swift as an eagle, and fleet as a hart, and strong
as a lion, to do the will of thy FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.

There’s a difference between knowing God and knowing about God.
When you truly know God, you have energy to serve Him, boldness
to share Him, and contentment in Him.

When a pearl of great worth is lost, we search after it with a candle that
costs but the smallest coin.

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life,
and the neglected opportunity.

He who has true humility will be free from all pride, conceit, self-praise
and self-glorification, even in his secret thoughts, and in his own soul he
will account them as nothing in comparison to the greatness of his
obligation to God.

Conscience is the dog that can’t bite, but never stops barking.

A good deed leads to another good deed, and the consequence of one
transgression is another transgression.

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen
at all or by having everything happen all at once.

There is nothing more irreligious than self-absorbed religion.

Whosesoever works are in excess of his wisdom, his wisdom stands; and
whosesoever wisdom is in excess of his works, his wisdom stands not.

Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give
as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God,
and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of
repentance has to be enlarged.

God deliberated from which part of man to create woman. God did as
He sees Fit!. He said, ‘I must not create her from the head that she
should not carry herself haughtily; nor from the eye that she should not be
too inquisitive; nor from the ear, that she should not be an eavesdropper;
nor from the mouth that she should not be too talkative; nor from the
heart that she should not be too jealous; nor from the hand that she
should not be too acquisitive; nor from the foot that she should not
be a gadabout; but from a hidden part of the body that she should be
modest.

The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday
is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.

A hundred years cannot repair a moment’s loss of honor.

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.
The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

There is tremendous relief in knowing His love to me is utterly realistic,
based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so
that no discovery can disillusion him about me , in the way I am so often
disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me.

Seek not greatness for yourself, and desire not honor. Practice more
than thou learnest. And lust not for the table of kings, for your table is
greater than their table, and your crown greater than their crown, and
faithful is your great task-master who will pay you the wage of your work.

A woman of valor is the crown of her husband. As a crown is above
the head and beyond it, so the inner light of womanhood is of an
essence-quality, of a place the mind cannot touch.

If a man fills his mind with these and similar thoughts, he will be continually
humble, until humility has become a part of his very nature, and all pride
and arrogance and haughtiness are removed from his heart, and this will
deliver him from sin and error; as our sages, of blessed memory, say:
“Think of three things and thou wilt never fall into sin; whence thou comest,
whither thou goest, before whom thou hast to render an account.

Flee from transgression; for precept induces precept, and transgression
induces transgression; for the reward of precept is precept,
and the reward of transgression is transgression.

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow
what you can do today.

Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.

We can be tempted to make God’s commands more complicated than
they are. Take the ‘lawyer’ or ‘the pride in us’ out of the equation.
When we find Scripture repetitive and boring, it’s our fault, not the Bible’s.
What we really need is a second look—and a childlike wonder.

If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.

You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent,
but rather the one most adaptable to change.

A liar was always presumed to fabricate the lie that would be to his greatest
advantage.

He who commits one transgression has gotten to himself one accuser.

There are four types of students among those who sit before the wise:
The Sponge, The Funnel, The Strainer, and The Sieve.
Some are like the sponge which absorbs everything; some are like the funnel
which takes in at one end and lets out at the other; some are like the strainer
which allows the wine to go out and retains the dregs; some are like the sieve
which lets out the bran and retains the fine flour.

Seek not greatness for thyself, and desire not honor. Faithful is thy task-master
who will pay thee the wage of thy work.

Value has a value only if its value is valued.

Being God’s servant isn’t always pleasant, but when you do what’s right, though
unpopular, good will come.

Saying thanks is a full realization of the context of the gift or kindness that we
have received and of the history behind it, and is an expression of our inner
appreciation of the gift.

In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time
you beg forgiveness.

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance
and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted
for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained

As the sun’s shadow shifts, so there is no permanence on earth.

There are three crowns:
the crown of Achievement, and the crown of Royalty, and the crown of Life
but the crown of a Good Name mounts above them all.

 

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2018    * JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER *

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God takes and makes broken things beautiful.

Trust God — He will plant you where you will nourish and grow.

Acquire the attitude of gratitude, it’s an important characteristic
and it’s life-changing.

Man may strive to awaken his intelligence, so that it will make clear
to him what the Creator has planted within his mind, by practicing the
praise of truth, contempt for falsehood, the choice of righteousness,
and departure from iniquity.

Great souls endure in silence.

Sometimes in the our darkest times is where the brightest light shines.

There is just one life for each of us: our own.

Truth fears nothing but concealment.

Measure for measure. In the measure in which a man measures is he measured.

It’s just not by doing the right thing but how you handle the situation
when you totally mess up.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I?
And if not now, when?

My love is unconditional. Your action is irrelevant.

For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time:
hatred ceases by love – this is an old rule.

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth
and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)

Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen.
If you can’t be good, be careful.

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.

A man of high principles is someone who can watch a chess game
without passing comment.

Truth is exact correspondence with Reality.

If your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens.
If your words are worthless, don’t give advice.

There are none so deaf as those who will not hear advice.

He who covers his mistakes intends to make some more.

When the kettle boils over, it overflows its own sides.
The wrathful man only harms himself.

If poverty is the mother of crime, stupidity is its father.

You may boast to strangers, but tell the truth to your own people.

The door to virtue is heavy and hard to open.

Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.

Shame is forgotten, debts are not.

Sincerity of the heart must the central focus and element of an apology.

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume,
so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.

Should the castle totter, its name is still castle; should the dunghill be raised,
its name is still dunghill.

Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms.

When our love was strong, we slept on the breadth of a sword; but now that
our love is not strong, a big bed is not even sufficient for us.

A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read.

Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.

By endurance one avoids still greater trouble.

The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.

A nation’s treasure is its scholars.

Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.

Just as a grain of pepper imparts more flavor than a heap of vegetables,
so a little keen reasoning is worth more than a great deal of useless learning.

A wise man hears one word and understands two.

He who prays for his neighbors will be heard for himself.

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

When death comes, the rich man has no money and the poor man no debt.

Work is good provided you do not forget to live.

Improve thyself and then improve others.

First learn, then form opinions.

The pencil splits the stone; a rogue knows his companion.
Each rogue fears the other because of bitter experience in the past,
in the same way as the stone fears the pencil which marks the place
where the chisel is to cut.

When Anger and Revenge get married, their daughter is called Cruelty.

When a king makes a mistake, all the people suffer.

The wrong done by eminent men or women lowers the cause which they represent.

What is hateful to thyself do not do to another.
That is the whole Law, the rest is Commentary.

Truthful words are seldom pleasant.

The earth will cover the doctor’s mistakes.

One cup of wine is good for a woman, two are degrading, three make her act like
an immoral person, and four cause her to lose all self-respect and sense of shame.

Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday,
and dream of who you can be tomorrow.

Approach the perfumer and thou wilt be perfumed : Attach thyself to honorable
people and men will bow to thee.

If you harbor bitterness, happiness docks elsewhere.

You can judge the quality of their faith by their actions.

The handle which enables one to use the axe for felling trees
is obtained from the trees themselves.

The cheat always lies at the feet of the cheated.

He, who excuses himself, accuses himself.

The head follows the body.

The drowning man is not troubled by rain.

It is the calm and silent waters that drowns a man.

He who earns calamity, eats it with his family.

The sorcerer mutters but knows not what he mutters, so do people who repeat
high-sounding phrases without knowing their meaning.

Thy friend hath a friend and thy friend’s friend hath a friend;
Word of mouth spreads like wildfire.

Every woman is beautiful until she speaks.

Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.

The third tongue slays three: the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of.

Leave the drunkard alone; he will fall by himself.

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.

There are seven pits open for the good man, but he escapes them all,
whereas if there be only one for the evil-doer he falls into it.

Disdainful neglect of something deemed at that point of time insignificant,
may later on have serious consequences.

Servants of God and Christ must be big people.
Big enough to go on, remembering the right and forgetting the wrong.

Rain does not fall on one roof alone; Trouble comes to everyone at one time or another.

A Life of Self-Indulgence and Self-Absorption is a Life of Emptiness and Despair.

Waking up every morning is a privilege. Never forget it.

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2018   *  APRIL MAY JUNE  *

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The great unseen Reality is Almighty God.

Put Almighty Jehovah God and Christ Jesus between ourselves
and our enemies.

Jesus died in our Place to give us His Peace.

Unless your heart has Almighty God Jehovah and Christ Yeshua in it,
you’ll never ever feel fulfilled.

The Fruitful Life seeks rain as well as sunshine.

The Spirit breathes upon the Word and brings the truth to sight.

No life is more secure than a life surrendered to God.

Life is change: there is beauty at every stage of metamorphosis.

God gives us cherished memories, cling to them when sorrows come.

A bitter spirit will keep you from being a better person.

When you “shrink back” in your faith, the Lord is not happy with us.
As believers we are supposed to be walking by faith in the Word of
God and not what we see. (1 Cor 4:18)

To the Father, there is nothing more important than believing Him and
His Word and God honors those who trust in Him. (Jeremiah 39:18)

When your eyes look at your body and see that there is something wrong,
and your ears hear the “bad report” that comes from the doctor,
who do you believe? “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor 5:7).
Is your faith in the doctor and his bad report or God and His promise
to heal you? Oh yes that is your “giant” and there is no denying it is there.

The remedy to every emotional quandary is that in the horizon of change,
there needs to be an attitude changed and a new set of skill to be acquired.

Guilt is like the raised markers on the road that indicate that we have
driven
into the next lane or off onto the shoulder.
Thankfully, God Almighty has
mercifully installed a kind of spiritual
gyroscope, or a type of sonar or radar,
that provides continuous feedback
for our behavior.

Those who know do not tell and those who tell do not know.

It is much easier to trust when the sun is shining than when the storm
is raging.
We never know how much real faith we have until it is put to
the test in some
fierce storm.

If you are ever to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might,
your strength will be born in some storm.

Prayer is not logical, it is a mysterious moral working of the the Holy Spirit.

Deliver us from everything that may entangle our affections and harden our hearts.

The strength in a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going,
and
going in that way too.

Bad company corrupts good morals!

In any actual moment of decision in any given situation, the choice is ours.
The Choice to do Right or Wrong.
Pray to have Wisdom and Conscience to Know and Guide.

Being a Good Father means being Good to the Mother of his children.

Greatest values and character in life are not blown randomly across
our path by
wayward winds, for Great Souls experience Great Sorrows.

Who is Wise? He who Learns from Everyone
Who is Strong? He who is Slow to Anger
Who is Rich? He who is Happy with what he has
Who is Honored? He who Honors Others.

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the
sun is out, but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.

Resentment always hurts you more than the person you resent.

Time .. each soul equally has 24 hours.

Faith is simply taking God at His Word.

When something takes charge of the beings we speak of the Heart.
When the Heart applies itself we speak of Intent.
When Intent becomes permanent we speak of Will.
When the persevering Will changes, we speak of Thought.
When Thought extends itself powerfully and far, we speak of Reflection.
When Reflection can have all beings at its disposal, we speak of
Knowing-How
(the knowledge of how to conduct life).

The world stands and is sustained on three things: Law, Truth, and Peace.

The tongue is the root of the heart

Lies always catch up with you and then you’re shamed-faced.

If criticism is not given lovingly and with an honest desire to help,
it can be cruel
and destructive.

If diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
If diet is correct, medicine is of no need.

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending
time alone
with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy,
power and strength.

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.

Live with a generous and open hand.

Don’t get old by sleeping through life.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher.

Learning is like rowing upstream, if you stop, you go backwards.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me.
But-If I am only for myself-What Am I?

For every good reason to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Do not try to protect ourselves from the consequences of our mistakes,
by protecting our egos which often comes first in our inner selfishness..
This emotional distancing makes us less likely to ever learn from those
mistakes and quite likely not being to avoid them in the future.

A lie usually produces another to keep a facade of deception from crumbling.

Deceitful means telling half-truths and lies.

Owning up honestly to considering on what you are REALLY considering.

Be true to oneself, quit lying and ask what is really really the reason
for wanting
to go out with her/him and knowing it was inappropriate;
do not sell yourself down
the road of no-return, deceiving oneself for
momentary pleasures and reaping an
eternal regret and horrible consequences.

The only man/woman who never changes is the one six feet under.

Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a ‘me too’ attitude
while impressing evokes a ‘so what’ attitude.

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.

The other is as though everything is a miracle.

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2018  *  JANUARY   FEBRUARY   MARCH  *

God’s Word brings true Shalom (Peace)

God gave and God took, may the name of God be blessed.

Remind your heart who God is today. He is the God who sees you and walks with you and grieves with you. He is the God who will always and forever love you.

Integrity of Heart is indispensable.

Do not focus on losses but rather reflect on blessings.

Hardship, not happiness, is the forerunner of joy.

Keep hope alive because that hope is in Our Almighty Heavenly Father and God in Christ whatever the circumstances.

If our heart’s still beating, then God’s still working on us.

Do not desire the NOW and be drawn to the attention-grabbing things that feel in-the-moment important-15-minutes-of-fame but totally lacking in eternal significance.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. Choose laughter whenever you can—the clean-up is much easier.

The most important in LIFE in a person is try to LIVE the RIGHT way and karma will always boomerang back.

Get Linked-In with Almighty God Jehovah, He’s the answer to your every prayer

Every SIN comes pre-packaged with a penalty of disastrous consequence.

People who won’t give you straight answers don’t deserve your trust.

Let’s not run from the Lord. He has so many blessings for those who seek Him and follow after Him whole-heartedly.

God as the vastest issue of life. But it is the Blesser and not the blessing; it is the Lord and not the deliverance, that is the real benediction.

This is the time of the great sorting… will you be cursing God…. will you be serving God? Are you cursing or serving God right now? If you wait until Judgment Day to serve God, it might be too late.

Only God gives and controls Time for Eternity and Only God can Resurrect the saved from death to Immortality.

If we really love another person, we cannot possibly injure him/her. Love would immediately stifle any thought that leads to adultery, murder, theft, or any form of covetousness because love cannot harm.

Since love cannot break the laws designed to protect another, it is supreme in providing the right kind of persuasion.

The slanderer’s tongue kills persons : The slandered, the slanderer and the one who listens to the slanderer.

All truth and no grace is brutality. But all grace and no truth is hypocrisy.

A writer must write persuasively and prolifically.

Blessings or Curse will be delivered basing upon Obedience or Disobedience!

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

Faith in God is the best medicine…

Seven days without prayer makes one weak!

When God gives us a “No” for an answer, keep in mind that there is a much greater “Yes” behind it. His “No” is not a “Rejection” but a “Redirection.”

God always listen to your prayer… Only we have to be patient for the answer.

God always gives us a red signal whenever we are about to make a mistake, but it’s our selfish mind and ego which never understands his signals which sometimes leads to incidents or accidents.

The poorest man in the world is not the one who doesn’t have a single cent but the one who doesn’t have GOD!

Nothing’s worse than being ignored or disregarded by the one you care for most.

God Answers ALL prayers; It’s just that sometimes his Answers Aren’t what you want.

Life is short, Live for God!

If you walk with God..you will always reach your destination.

Dishonesty and betrayal starts, not in big lies but in small secrets.

Where the eyes are allowed to linger, the thoughts are inclined to dwell.

If you say which you have never heard, if you write which you have never read, then you are doing a unique and rare thing.

We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.

God’s jewels are crystallized tears.

In presence of the Moon, nobody see the stars.

Weights becomes wings.

A polished pebble is a finder’s treasure.

What is beauty if the brain is empty but what is intelligence if you have a wrong mental attitude.

A charming gardener makes a Soul blossom.

God makes three requests of his children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, NOW!

Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.

Never try to destroy someone else’s life with a lie when yours can be destroyed with the truth.

The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him.

Unless you put out your water-jars when it rains you will catch no water.

The essence of a lie is the intention to deceive.

Understand that the tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes–never!

The liar suffers twice: he neither believes nor is believed.

The man who does ill must suffer ill.

If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.

Never argue with someone who believes their own lies.

A good memory is needed once we have lied.

Surprisingly, most people often lie about and to themselves, as well as lie to those they love.

Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels.

Of all the vices incident to man, lying is the most mean, most contemptible; it evinces a very weak, depraved heart, which shrinks at the exposure of motives and of actions.

A lie is like a snow-ball; the longer it is rolled, the larger it is.

A lie stands on one leg, truth on two.

Where the eyes are allowed to linger, the thoughts are inclined to dwell.

What you keep feeding your mind gets lodged in your heart and soul.

Don’t use religion as a prop to inflate one’s own self-righteousness.

We should not bend God’s word to fit our lives – we must bend our lives to fit God’s word.

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Truth hurts; Doubt ruins; Lie destroys.

If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “First Attempt In Learning”
End is not the end, in fact E.N.D. means “Effort Never Dies”
If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next Opportunity”
So Let’s be positive.

 



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