Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A quote from Joyce Meyer

Good day one and all, I hope all on the east coast are enjoying this beautiful snow storm!  I have a lot on my to do list but with everyone home from school and work it makes painting large items impossible and getting started on others, very difficult.   I start each day with a cup of coffee and Joyce Meyer @ Joyce Meyer Ministries - if you haven't heard of her yet, I suggest you google her and tune in - she is a POWER HOUSE!!!!  A real person with real problems solved in real ways with nothing else but the power of GOD!  She's funny and does not sugar coat!  My kind of person!!  I also read one of her many daily devotionals - this one struck me and I hope she doesn't mind me quoting her - This is from the Confident Woman devotional:

You shall not covet your neighbor's house, your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.  EXODUS 20:17

"Other people can be examples to us but should never be our standard or a reason for us to covet who they are.  The Bible says in  Romans 8:29 that we are destined to be molded into the image of Jesus Christ and share inwardly His likeness.  Another Scripture says that we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).  We can think, speak, and learn to behave as Jesus did, and He certainly did not ever compare Himself with anyone or desire to be anything other than what His Father had made Him to be.  He lived to do the Father's will, not to compete with others and compare Himself with them."

"I encourage you to be content with who you are.  That does not mean that you cannot make progress and continually improve, but when you allow other people to become a law (rule or regulation), you are continually disappointed.  God will never help you be someone else.  Remember that being "different" is good; it is not a bad thing.  Celebrate your uniqueness and rejoice in the future God has planned for you.  Be confident and start enjoying you!"

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"Lord, the world continually tries to conform me to be like everyone else.  I thank You for making me different.  Help me to be content with who I am.  Amen."..................Joyce Meyer


I hope I don't get in trouble for quoting this from the devotional but I think it is so beautiful - we all compare ourselves to each other - whether we admit it or not.  Let's make a pact that we will appreciate all God has made in us and through us because HE DOESN'T MAKE JUNK!!  

I strongly encourage you to look her up - you won't be disappointed - and no, I am not getting paid!!

               That's all for now, until next time.....Trisha

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