Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bread For The Journey



Do you have people who speak encouragement and truth into your life? Are you listening to the encouragements and truths from God as you read His word?

Ever since I can remember my dad has been that person to me. Many years ago he made a list for himself that he titled 'Rules to Live by'. At appropriate times in our adult lives our dad has shared his personal life rules with us as a means of encouragement. Attached to each of his rules is the key...scripture. Scripture is not a list of rules, but rather it's truth, spoken by God, filled with guidance and encouragement to live by.  When I read my dad's list I say "really?" Then I go to scripture and God says to me...."yes....you can do all things with My help". (Philippians 4:13)
  1. Never complain: 1 Thessalonians 5:16,17 Be joyful always: pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
  2. Never give up: Joshua 1:7a Be strong and courageous....
  3. Never feel sorry for yourself: 2 Corinthians 5:9a  So we make it our goal to please Him.



5 comments:

  1. Good truths to live by.Is this the complete list? If not,it would be wonderful if you could share the list.I know I would love to make a copy of it for myself.

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    1. Good morning Ruth, this is the list he has given. I should ask him if he just gave a few. Enjoy your Sunday.

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  2. You spoke to my soul this morning. Thank you.

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  3. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. This was exactly the encouragement I needed right now. Thank you.

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