Every "CLOUD 9" has a trap door to reality. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. - 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Listening to God demands our time and attention. Sometimes our minds are so crowded with other concerns that we can’t hear Him, but there is nothing more important than heeding His voice and operating under His control.
A thought for the day: A closed mouth gathers no foot. You have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth. - Proverbs 6:2
If you have been tempted to give up—don't. If you don't finish the thing you're currently involved in, you will face the same challenges with the next endeavor.
You became imitators of us and the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit - 1 Thessalonians 1:6
Hope is secure when it is aligned with the Lord’s desires, which are revealed in Scripture. However, many of our expectations are based on wishes or feelings. We long for job promotions, good health, or quick solutions to our problems. Though these are things we want, we have no absolute promise from the Lord that they’re part of His will for us.
The classic ultimatum. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. - Philippians 1:22
Are you going to enjoy your life or employ your life? If you employ your life for the glory of God, then you will enjoy your life as never before.
Funny how certain realities can silence the opposition more so than others. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. - 1 John 4:4