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LIFE TRUTHS by Gwen Azama-Edwards

"There are no perfect people in the world. Those who we thought were perfect, or we remember as perfect -are dead. But God gives us imperfect people who like us (for we are also imperfect) can work through our imperfections. People, He is working "to perfect!" And together, we are able to balance our imperfections through Him. Through Him, who is the only perfect being and great perfecter of us all!" 

Philippians 1:6---"being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." NIV

Jeremiah 29:11--"For I know the plans I have for you,"declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  NIV

 

"Our life is a ripple in the ocean of lives that surround us--but without drops of water there would be no ocean, without ripples no waves. Even the tiniest of dewdrops makes a difference in life!"

Psalm 24:1-2--- "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods."  KJV 


"Unforgiveness and hatred, mars the heart and scars the soul!" 

John 15:12--"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."  NIV

Colossians 3:13--"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you."  NIV

 

"Life: Love it and live it! The alternatives are less bearable or enjoyable." 

The Jabez Prayer- 1 Chronicles 4:10, KJV--- And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast (territory), and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!" And God granted him that which he requested. 

WHEN I DIE, I WANT TO HAVE REALLY LIVED!
I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED FOR THE GOOD I’VE DONE;
AND I WANT MY GOOD TO OUTWEIGH MY BAD.
I WANT MY HAPPY DAYS TO OUTWEIGH THE SAD;
I WANT MY FRIENDS TO OUTNUMBER MY ENEMIES.
MY FAMILY HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE--
GRATEFUL TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOR FOR THEIR ALL.
UNDERSTANDING IT IS HE WHO MAKES ALL THINGS POSSIBLE.
FOR IT IS GOD WHO CREATES AND SUSTAINS !
LORD LET ME STAY FAITHFUL TO YOUR LAWS,
AND BE EVER MINDFUL OF MY HEAVENLY CALL!
HELP ME BE A POSITIVE FORCE IN THE WORLD,
TO MODEL GODLY WAYS ALL MY DAYS, AND IN ALL THAT I DO.
LOVING YOU ALWAYS UNTIL THE END OF MY DAYS!

Romans 10: 11-13---" As the Scripture says, 'Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.' For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." NIV


"The only real differences between human beings are our 'experiences in life/living!' Our experiences shape us into the beings we become. But though they may 'harden' us in life, we should not let them 'cement' us, to stunt our growth and development from living and becoming the awesome beings God created us to be!"  

Genesis 1:27--"So God created man(kind) in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." 

Jeremiah 29:11-13--"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

 

WELCOME TO THE AGE OF SETTLING ..... 

 Settling for less than perfect when the size it states, is not the size it is, but you keep it anyway!  

Settling-- when what the salesman promised is not what you expected, but you keep it anyway!  

Settling, when promises made are not promises kept, but they do a little something-- not what you asked for but it was a little something something, so you keep supporting them anyway!  

Settling is putting up with your children's mess because you don't want them upset or mad with you! You know your job and duty is to teach them to live right but you are so glad they aren't as bad as the neighbor's kids-- so you settle for less than their best work and behavior!  

Settling is expecting less of church folk than the unsaved because after all they are human-and weak creatures, right!

But just so you know: settling does not build character, heroes or great leaders-- it does not ensure quality or satisfy your hopes and dreams. It only builds failure,  missteps and sadness.  

AND YOU ARE DEFINITELY WORTH MORE AND DUE MORE, THAN SETTLING-FOR ANYTHING OR ANYONE! 

Proverbs 19: 20-21--" Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."

 

If I just had one more chance or opportunity,
I would rise up early and not sleep late.
I would take less time talking and more listening.
I would cherish the time with loved ones,
And spend less time with those that I didn't like or didn't care for me!
I would take longer walks, and just enjoy my surroundings.
I would walk and cycle more and speed drive less.
I would make the time with my children and grands less about what I and the world thinks, and more about what they think and feel.
And I would appreciate the many blessings and all of the time God has given me, to enjoy life and make up for my mistakes!
Let's all, take the time and make the time for each other and to share God's unconditional love!

 

Deuteronomy 26: 11, "And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.

 

IF YOU EVER WONDERED, WHY LIVE ANOTHER DAY?

 

If you ever wondered why live another day?
Just go outside and look up at the sky!
Whether clouded,dark, grey or blue--
God created it just for you!

 

Then stroll down memory lane,
Think of all the crap and things you have been through--
Did you ever wonder how in the worst of times you made it,
Or stop to realize it was God who really brought you through!

 

Oh I know at times you have felt really down,
There were times you wished someone caring was around.
I know too that life can get messed up--and it's just you who's feeling really down.
But though you might feel you're all alone, in the midst of it--God can always be found!

 

Other people don't know the depth of your despair,
They want to, but it's so hard for you to share...
What's bottled up could spill out now and then,
But only God sees the matter so heart-wrenching, that you bear!

 

So, when you wonder why live another day...
Understand that hardships and trials are the costs in life, we pay.
For easy doesn't challenge or make us grow,
And like the sky--- God created us that way!

 

So yes, bring on the problems that will plaque us for today,
But blue skies await me soon with no delay!
Of this one thing I know and am very sure,God has ME in His hands,
And though I falter and slip-- He alone has my success planned!

Psalm 30: 4-5, "Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning."  NIV

 


If God is your pilot, know that He needs your hands on the wheel- following His lead!

 

Psalm 37:23-34, "The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for The Lord upholds his hand." ESV

Psalm 37:23-24, "If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand." NIV

 

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