OUR THINKING VS GOD’S THINKING

JUNE 3

“It’s impossible. ” All things are possible.  Luke 18:27

“I’m too tired. . . ” I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28-30

“Nobody really loves me. . . I love you. John 3:16

“I can’t go on . . . My grace is sufficient.  II Corinthians 12:19

“I can’t figure things out. . . ” I will direct your steps. Proverbs 20:24

“I can’t do it . . . ” You can do all things. Philippians 4:13

“I’m not able.. . . ” I am able.  II Corinthians 9:8

“It’s not worth it. . . ” It will be worth it.  Romans 8:28

“I can’t forgive myself. . . ” I forgive you. I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1

“I can’t manage. . . .” I will supply all your need.  Philippians 4:19

“I’m afraid. . .  I have not given you a spirit of fear.  II Timothy 1:7

“I’m always worried and frustrated. . . ” Cast all your cares on Me.  I Peters 5:7

“I don’t have enough faith.. . .” I’ve given everyone a measure of faith.  Romans 12:8

“I’m not smart enough. . . ” I give you wisdom.  I Corinthians 1:30

“I feel all alone. . . .” I will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

 

Don’t Look Back

The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jimmy interrupted.

“My Mummy looked back once while she was DRIVING,” he announced triumphantly, “and she turned into a telephone pole!”

 

Did you hear about the humorist who only told jokes about sausage?

His friends said his jokes were the wurst.

 

 



GOD PLANTS – WE GROW

JUNE 2

I was chatting with a fellow, who was somewhat discouraged because his ministry was not being accepted and recognized by those around him. Myself, I am never satisfied with what I am trying to achieve. I am often my worse critic (better me than someone else, right).

The Lord shared a special verse with me recently. It is the way I feel today. (1 Tim 1:12 NKJV) And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,”

What a Blessing to know that our ministry and work are not given significance by what we or others say about it. I agree with David Ring, who said, God has been making a loaf of bread out of me since I was a baby. He mixed all the right ingredients into me, and he kneaded me, and poked me with all kinds of pressure. Now he has me in the heat of the oven of life. But one day, he’s going to open that oven door, and pull me to the edge and pushing his finger against my crusted shell . . . He’ll say, “Well Done”. And then I’ll be ready to be taken out.

I stand humbled that God counted me faithful (I didn’t), and that he put me into the ministry (I didn’t volunteer), but only because he enabled me (I couldn’t).

Be Blessed today. Remember, God has put you where you are, for such a season as this no matter what you or anyone else say.

 

A Radiant Smile

Lord Help Us All…

Lord help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 7:41:23 am p.s.t.

Lord help me to consider people’s feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.

Lord help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they’re usually NOT my fault.

Lord, help me to NOT try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, please feel free to ASK me!

Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.

Lord help me to take things more seriously, especially laughter, parties, and dancing.

Lord give me patience, and I mean right NOW!

Lord help me not be a perfectionist. (Did I spell that correctly?)

Lord, help me to finish everything I sta

Lord, help me to keep my mind on one th — Look a bird — ing at a time.

Lord help me to do only what I can, and trust you for the rest. And would you mind putting that in writing?

Lord keep me open to others’ ideas, WRONG though they may be.

Lord help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.

Lord help me follow established procedures today. On second thought, I’ll settle for a few minutes.

Lord, help me slow down andnotrushthroughwhatIdo.



RULES OR RELATIONSHIP

JANUARY 29

Not that we are adequate in ourselves. 2 CORINTHIANS 3:5 NAS

Have you ever watched someone walking a dog on a leash, when the dog doesn’t want to go where its owner is going? The owner is constantly tugging on the leash, pulling the dog from here and there, telling it to “stop that” and “come back here.” That’s the way a lot of us live. We are on a “law leash.”

Our lives consist of “Stop that; come back here; don’t do that.” Only it’s in terms of “Read your Bible; pray; go to church; pay your tithes; witness.” Now, these are certainly the things we should be doing, but God never meant us to do them at the end of a leash. What a difference when you see a dog and its owner that have a strong relationship. The dog doesn’t need a leash to go for a walk. Its owner can just speak a word and the dog responds. Now we’re not comparing ourselves to dogs, we’re comparing performance-based Christian living to relationship-based Christian living. Big, big difference! Paul writes: “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” When God redeemed you, He wrote His law in your heart and mind (See Heb 10:16). That means He wants to relate to you from the inside. You shouldn’t need an external system of rules to “keep you in line,” because you have internalized God’s Word and you have a desire to obey and please Him from your heart.

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

A guy was in a cave, looking for treasure. He found an old lamp, rubbed it, and a genie came out.

The genie said “I will grant you three wishes, but your ex-wife will get double.”

The man agreed, and said “I wish I had a mansion.”

The genie granted it, and his ex-wife got two mansions.

The man said “I would like a million dollars.”

The genie again granted it and his ex-wife got two million dollars.

​Then the man said, “Scare me half to death.”



DON’T TRY TO GET EVEN!

SEPTEMBER 25

God has put your enemy in your grasp. 1 SAMUEL 26:8 TM

David had a chance for revenge after Saul tried to kill him, all he did was cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. Later while Saul slept, one of David’s men said, “God has put your enemy in your grasp.” Again David refused. Later he told Saul, “God put your life in my hands today, but I wasn’t willing to lift a finger against God’s anointed” (v. 23 TM). David didn’t see Saul the enemy, he saw Saul the anointed-God’s property. Max Lucado writes: “A Rottweiler attacked our puppy at a kennel, leaving her with gashes and a dangling ear. I wrote to the dog’s owner urging him to put the dog to sleep. But when I showed the letter to the kennel owner she begged me to reconsider. ‘What that dog did was horrible, but I’m still training him and I’m not finished with him yet.'” God would say the same about the person who attacked you. “What he did was inexcusable, but I’m not finished with him yet.”

Are you keeping track of old scores? Don’t do it! God said, “Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you .. .I’ll take care of it” (Ro 12:19 TM). By seeking revenge you’re saying, “God, you’re not handling things properly, not punishing them suffciently, not moving fast enough.” Dick Innes said: “To be hurt

without forgiving, crushed without becoming more caring, suffer without growing more sensitive, makes suffering senseless, futile, a tragic loss, the greatest waste of all.” Make Jesus your example: “When he suffered, he didn’t make … threats but left everything to the one who judges fairly” (1Pe 2:23 GWT).

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

A woman had a parrot who talked, but the only thing he ever said was, “Let’s kiss!” It was embarrassing. She didn’t feel that she could invite anyone over because of that bird.

She was overjoyed to hear that the new pastor also had a parrot, and the only thing he said was, “Let’s pray.”

“Hmmmm,” she thought. “If I could get those two birds together, maybe his would be a good influence on mine.”

So she invited the pastor over and asked him to bring his parrot. He did. She put the two birds in the same cage.

Sure enough, her parrot turned to his and said, “Let’s kiss!”

His parrot said, “Praise the Lord! My prayers have been answered!”



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SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2020 SCHEDULE

Good Evening Radiant Life Family

Please note the services for Sunday May 31, 2020

 9:30 am, Join Anita Joyce in studying the Sunday School lesson on her FACEBOOK  page. She is doing an excellent work of teaching God’s Word.

 

11:00 am Sunday Morning Worship focuses on Pentecost Sunday and we will be sharing communion If you watch by Zoom or FACEBOOK, please have juice and bread available to join with us.

 

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START A TREND!

MAY 12

Jesus … laid aside His garments. JOHN 13:3-4 NKJV

John records that: “Jesus … rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself … poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, are You

washing my feet?” (Lk 13:3-6 NKJV).

Jesus didn’t wait for His disciples to make the first move, He went first. He taught that in order to serve God you must be willing to lay aside your image, your comfort and your agenda. And He dramatized it in a way His disciples would never forget. By laying aside His garments He showed them God has no time for form or fashion. Real ministry is not image conscious; it’s done with a complete loss of distinction. God incarnate clothed Himself in humility. Amazing! But Peter didn’t get it. He was embarrassed to think that His Lord would allow Himself to be seen in such demeaning light. So Jesus said, “You call Me Teacher and Lord … If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you .. .If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them” (In 13:13-17 NKJV). If you want to be blessed, don’t join the “spiritual elitists” who are impressed by their own speeches and display their own accomplishments. Lay aside everything you privately glory in and pick up the towel of servant-hood. And don’t wait for others. Somebody at your table needs to start a trend. Today let it be you!

Taken from the Best of the Word for You Today

 

It always irked a single mother that her grocery store didn’t carry eggs in packages of six – just by the dozen. Then one day, her wish came through. She walked into the grocery and found fresh eggs in cartons of six.

“I was so excited”, she told us later, “that I bought two.”

 

Suffering from an unsightly rash, my friend Denise made an appointment with a dermatologist who happened to be very attractive.

After a full examination, the doctor cocked his head and asked, “Denise did you get your hair done?”

“Why yes. Thank you for noticing.” Said Denise, flattered.

“I thought so”, the doctor replies “Because your scalp looks red that irritated.”



SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020, MOTHER’S DAY

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers and Ladies out here…………  

Begin the day with Anita Joyce teaching the Sunday School Lesson at 9:30 am on her FACEBOOK page.

She is doing an excellent presentation of the Book of Galatians.  Have your Bible, Quarterly, and notebook handy and study along with her this Sunday.

The Morning Worship Service will again be a Drive-in Church, so park in the church parking lot and share in the Worship and message. A gift will be given to each lady present and a drawing will be held for three beautiful hanging baskets from Johnson’s Florist.

Here is the link to join the ZOOM Meeting for May 10, 2020. I know that most of you will be attending the Drive-In Service, but just in case you cannot come, you can at least hear and see the service.

It will also be on FACEBOOK Live

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