Scripture quotations unless otherwise noted are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, © 1996 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
These are some of my thoughts that are meaningful to me, many of which pop into my head because of the Spirit, who is always with me.
What an excellent activity it is to read, pray, and meditate on Scripture.
Why wouldn't you want to follow Jesus, who said,
"I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6) By his miracles, which no one else did, he proved to those around him that he was the Messiah that was foretold in the Scriptures. No one acted like this man "...the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life..." (Luke 7:22) "And whatever their illness and pain, or if the were possessed by demons, or were epileptics, or were paralyzed - he healed them all." (Matthew 4:24)
"We have never heard anyone talk like this!"
(John 7:46) This is the man to follow! The Scriptures point to him. Huge crowds of people followed him wherever he went. How can you go wrong!
Who is to say that Jesus, who said, "Father, forgive these people, because they don't know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34), and who said, "And when I am lifted up on the cross, I will draw everyone to myself." (John 12:32), won't forgive everyone? Why? Because he can, and because of his goodness and unfailing love.
I look forward to spending eternity with God, my father, my friend Jesus, and the Spirit, who leads me to truth. It will also be great to be with my family and friends. What a party!
I am convinced that there is no more important endeavor for personal growth and fulfillment that reading Scripture and praying.
Lord, I want to believe! Help my unbelief!
Death is the beginning of a new life.
I need the Scriptures to guide my thoughts and life; my mind and life are dangerous without them.
Relationships are the most important things in life: God, spouse, children, family, and friends.
When we ask the Lord to be with us, we are only reminding ourselves of the reality, that he is always with us.
We are amazed with man's creation of a computer; how much more complex the hand of God in forming a child.
The only person that died and came back was Jesus of Nazareth.
Is death really that bad? Every night one falls asleep. Isn't that a little like death? Except there may be some pain with death.
Death is hardest on those left behind. In the blink of an eye one becomes deceased. Remember me, Lord, when I leave this life.
As the good thief said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom." (Luke 23:42)
And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise." (Luke 23:43)
The Lord is the sunshine in my life. You can't see the sun during storms, but it's there. Without moisture there's no life or growth.
The Bible is the only book that really means anything and everything to me.
Lord, help us realize that when death comes, as dark as it is, that it is a stepping stone to the next life with you. You are with us always.
I will live forever, some here, and the rest in the Kingdom.
When we die we can be with Jesus that same day. As he said to the good thief, "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
If everyone in the world would take care of the needs of a few people in their life, then think of the multiplier effect of good that would be done.
I went to work to be with some of my best friends.
At any one time there are at least 50 different things one could do. Doing what's best is what's right.
We can't do everything.
Take care of those who are closest to you. If you don't, no one will.
Pray that we die at the right time.
We don't die. We just continue living in a different place.
In death we go on from living part-time to living full-time with the Lord.
My spirit will go on. In the twinkling of an eye, when I die, my spirit will go to be with the Lord forever.
You're better off exercising than watching others exercise.
If things aren't going well, it is not always as bad as it seems, if you consider what are the worst possible things that can happen.
It's better to enjoy the present, than to worry about yesterday, or what tomorrow will bring.
Everybody has their ghosts, problems, and fears. Be patient with others.
Praying is comforting and easy; you just talk with God.
Remember you are on vacation from the time you leave work until you arrive for the next day of work.
Existentially speaking, no human is essentially more important than any other human.
If there is no spiritual dimension to a person's life they are unsatisfied and are missing a great source of strength.