Devotional, Motivation Monday, Work

Motivation Monday

 

Our heavenly Father requires no more nor less than He has given us ability to do. He lays upon His servants no burdens that they are not able to bear. “He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14. All that He claims from us we through divine grace can render.

Christ’s Object Lessons, 362.

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Sabbath Playlist- God’s Messenger

God’s Messenger is an E.G. White Estate resource featuring 38 lessons on  topics that Adventist children face in their daily lives. Each  lesson integrates Adventist pioneer stories along with Scripture and Ellen White’s writings.  The lessons are categorized by grade level and feature mp3 audio files and printable worksheets.   These lessons would make a great extended Friday evening family worship study. 

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday

Another year of life is now in the past. A new year is opening before us. What will be its record? What will we each inscribe upon its spotless pages? The manner in which we spend each passing day will decide this question….

Let us enter upon the new year with our hearts cleansed from the defilement of selfishness and pride. Let us put away every sinful indulgence, and seek to become faithful, diligent learners in the school of Christ. A new year opens its unsullied pages before us. What shall we write upon them? …

Seek to begin this year with right purposes and pure motives, as beings who are accountable to God. Ever bear in mind that your acts are daily passing into history by the pen of the recording angel. You must meet them again when the Judgment shall sit and the books shall be opened….

If we connect with God, the source of peace, and light, and truth, His Spirit will flow through us as a channel, to refresh and bless all around us. This may be the last year of life to us. Shall we not enter upon it with thoughtful consideration? Shall not sincerity, respect, benevolence, mark our deportment toward all?

Excerpted from Our High Calling, p.7

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Sabbath Playlist : How to Study the Bible, Pt. 1 | Bible Talk | Amazing Facts

This broadcast looks at the importance of studying the Bible. It begins with opening up and reading it. But, is there are difference between reading the Bible…

Source: How to Study the Bible, Pt. 1 | Bible Talk | Amazing Facts

Home Life, Motivation Monday, Prayer

Motivation Monday

Each morning consecrate yourself and your family to God for that day. Make no calculation for months or years, for they are not yours. One brief day is given you, and that one day work for yourself and your family as though it were your last. Surrender all your plans to God, to be carried out or given up, as His providence shall indicate. In this manner you may day by day be giving your life with its plans and purposes into the hands of God, accepting His plans instead of your own, no matter how much they may interfere with your arrangements nor how many pleasant projects may have to be abandoned. Thus the life will be molded more and more after the divine Model; and “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

In Heavenly Places, p.213

Encouragement, Service

The Special Gift

Yesterday was a strange day.  Seemed like everyone around me was having a rough time.  Called a company to take care of some business and the staff was so overwhelmed and flustered that they ended up having to call me back three times before all was handled properly.  A friend had gone out-of-town and forgotten an important chore could I go complete the task?  A call for help to find a lost item.  This went on all day long!

When I caught a moment to think and catch my breath, I started thinking.  All of those various people in various places had one thing in common yesterday an interaction with me.  Was that interaction a blessing to them?  Was that interaction an oasis of peace in an otherwise crazy-busy day?


During this holiday season I expect to encounter many more harried, frazzled people.  I am prayerfully determined to give each person a special gift: kindness.  Costs me nothing to be patient with the tired store attendant.  Costs me nothing to express appreciation to the delivery man who knocks at my door.  Costs me nothing to use pleasant tone of voice when making an appointment over the phone.  Costs me nothing to hold the door open just a moment longer so the straggler can slip inside.

Sometimes my own busyness causes me to be thoughtless and self-centered.  I get wrapped up in my own super long to-do list.  I’m asking the Lord to help me to be more deliberate in showing an extra bit of love to those who need it this time of year.  Will you join me?