Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Faith Blog




There is no reason to fear tomorrow;



Our Lord is already there.






Hi, GeeeZers! I’ve had a very rough couple of weeks in a lot of ways, so I’m imposing my Bible verse need right now on you today! I love the verse below because it has everything; I’m rejoicing in the hope I do have (and the wonderful blessings I have), I’m being VERY patient waiting to get back onto the internet from home on a new computer (hurrah!), and some things at work, and I’m trying to pray a lot more than I usually do (which, sadly, isn’t too much), for good health, for helping me to keep hopeful, and for patience and constancy in prayer!

Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

I don’t see how anybody could go wrong by following that scripture, do you?

I was at physical therapy Friday and the PT assistant and I were talking…he had read a book called, I think, The Four Agreements…they are:

1. Assume nothing

2. Do your best with every single thing you do (including not only at work but even doing the dishes, changing the oil on your car; important and menial things: always do your best).

3. Only speak when it doesn’t include gossip or hurt anybody or waste valuable air … I see that as advising only to speak when it lifts or lightens

4. Don’t take anything personally.

I thought that was a fabulous list of things to read every day, maybe morning, noon and night, and try to practice it. Another blessing!

God bless you all.

Z

9 comments:

sue hanes said...

Z - I'm glad you are going to pray more. I find that prayer can be done anytime and it lifts the spirit. And it never hurts anything.

I like the list of things to do.
Especially the one that says never assume anything. They are all good.

Have a great Sunday.

sue hanes said...

Z - These are so good I'm going to copy them down to read once in a while.

Baysider said...

Hurray! I'm so glad you have a working computer. Your verse touches a lot of us where we are. For we do have a hope to rejoice in. And how easily I, too, slide off the prayer wagon.

May I add a follow-on that bookends it well?
Phil. 1:6 'being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.'

Blessings to you.

Jen Nifer said...

Z, I didn't know you were facing such struggles, but I wouldn't wish them away. I know you'll be stronger because of these things.

I love the verse you shared. It says to me that there is so much more to existance than we realize, and we can take courage in the hard times.

I love the four agreements. Those simple principles played a huge role in helping me to redefine myself a few years back.

Love to you, Z.

Jen Nifer said...

*existence

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DaBlade said...

Z, You always seem to inspire me to remind myself it is better to tell my problems just how big my God is rather than the reverse. Hope this week treats you well.

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Anonymous said...

EVERYBODY: FROM Z:

No computer yet! I wrote and dear Mustang copied/pasted...and added the picture of Christ and the quotes near his face.

I CANNOT THANK MUSTANG ENOUGH for all he's doing at GeeeZ while I'm gone.

Baysider...couldn't agree more with Philippians (on anything, actually!) Thanks.

I'm VERY rarely in the mood I was in when I wrote this Sunday Faith Blog...! hURRAH!

Da BLADE....your comment is amazing. WAAAY more than my blog... I think I'm going to write it here on the white board in my office....Yup...what a reminder; tell our problems how big OUR GOD IS, not the opposite.!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I'm SO glad you liked that list, Sue..and that you knew it already, Jen; I'd never heard it. I think that list is fabulous.