I've been thinking about the beginning of this new year, two-thousand eleven. I decided to NOT make any resolutions. Why? Because I usually fail at keeping them. I decided to just purpose in my heart to continue to try to serve and love God, family, and others daily; trust God, and to just take one day at a time. I do need to lose weight! I do need to read my Bible through! I do need to worry less! I do need to pray more! I do need to be more disciplined! I do need to _______ many things; but...I know if I just continue to try to love and serve God, family, and others as is my true heart's desire, all the other things will fall in place. I so desire to be pleasing in God's sight, and with that being my goal in life, I just feel like all else is small stuff. To be pleasing in God's sight will make me strive to read my Bible more, to trust God more and to worry less, to serve others more joyfully, and to even be more healthy. I found this quote, The Hero, in a book I'm reading. It says this to me...Just do what you are suppose to each day, be where you are supposed to be each day, be consistent, and be faithful to God and to your family, and life will be meaningful and a blessing. As for doing what I am supposed to do; God tells me to tell others about Him, He tells me to love others, He tells me to be faithful, He tells me to love Him with all my heart, soul, and mind, He tells me to please Him, He tells me to not be apart of the world, He tells me to resist temptation and evil, He tells me to "Shine"! May I say IF I just purpose in my heart to be found pleasing in God's sight each day of this year, I'll be busy doing what I should, and I'll be found where I should be. Below, I have also included some verses that are wonderful and wise scriptures to live by each day and to even make your 'life' verses. Happy 2011 to each of you from Life By George!
The hero does not set out to be one. She is probably more surprised than others by recognition. She was there when the crisis occurred...and she responded as she always had in any situation. She was simply doing what had to be done! Faithful where she was in her duty there...she was ready when the crisis arose. Being where she was supposed to be...doing what she was supposed to do...responding as was her custom...to circumstances as they developed...devoted to duty- she did the heroic!
~Richard C. Halverson, "Perspective" newsletter, Oct. 6, 1977. (Gender changed)
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. ~ Psalm 19:14
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. ~Psalm 90:12
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. ~Matthew 5:16
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; ;and all these things shall be added unto you. ~Matthew 6:34
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among who ye shine as lights in the world. ~Philippians 2:13-15
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men, The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things which ye have both learned and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. ~ Philippians 4:4-9
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. ~Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men. ~Colossians 3:23
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God: and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. ~I John 4:7