A Thought For Your Tuesday From Gloria Gaither

This Day’s Thought For Thursday

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

The strongest moral decisions are the ones we make before temptation strikes.

 

This Day's Verse
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21
The English Standard Version

This Day’s Thought For Monday – With a Special Invitation From Eric Elder

  Special Note…Eric and Lana Elder, of The Ranch Ministry, who graciously share their Sunday sermons with This Day’s Thought, offer this update on Lana’s health, and invite all to this day of prayer, at this following link:  www.theranch.org

Sincerely, Greg for This Day’s Thought

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.

 

This Day's Verse
Put on then, as God‘s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Colossians 3:12-13
The English Standard Version
This Day's Smile

 

Many of the world’s finest Oriental rugs come from little villages in the Middle East, China, or India.  These rugs are hand-produced by crews of men and boys under direction of a master weaver.  They work from the underside of the rug-to-be.  It frequently happens that a weaver absentmindedly makes a mistake and introduces a color that is not according to the pattern.  When this occurs, the master weaver, instead of having the work pulled out in the order to correct the color sequence, will find some way to incorporate the mistake harmoniously into the overall pattern.  In weaving our lives, we can lean to take unexpected difficulties and mistakes and weave them advantageously in the greater overall patterns of our lives.  There is an inherent good in most difficulties.

This Day’s Thought From Monday & Tuesday

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

If we work upon marble, it will perish,
If, on brass, time will efface it;
If we rear temples they will crumble in the dust,
But if we work upon immortal minds and endue them with principles,
With the just fear of God and the love of our fellowmen,
We engrave on those tablets something that will brighten all eternity.

Daniel Webster


This Day's Verse

The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 9:9
The English Standard Version


This Day's Smile

Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, the missionary doctor of Labrador, was a cynical young medical student in London when Dwight L. Moody went there to preach.  Said Grenfell of Moody: “When Mr. Moody finished his sermon, I resolved either to drop religion entirely or else make a real effort to do what Christ would do if He were in my place.  With a mother like mine, that resolve could only have one outcome.  So, beginning that night, I started doing what I thought Christ would do if He were a young doctor in London.”

Wilfred Grenfell


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This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

Life is a glorious opportunity, if it is used to condition us for eternity.  If we fail in this, though we succeed in everything else, our life will have been a failure.  There is no escape for the man who squanders his opportunity to prepare to meet God.

Billy Graham


This Day's Verse

Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, he remains faithful to us and will help us, for he cannot disown us who are part of himself, and he will always carry out his promises to us.

2 Timothy 2:13
The Living Bible

This Day’s Thought From The Last Few Days

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Prayer Requests

Ask the astronomer if God is a haphazard God.  He will tell you that every star moves with precision in its celestial path.  Ask the scientist if God is a haphazard God.  He will tell you that his formulas and equations are fixed, and that to ignore the laws of science would be a fool’s folly.  If the laws in the material realm are so fixed and exact, is it reasonable that God could afford to be haphazard in the spiritual realm where eternal destinies of souls are at stake?  Just as God has equations and rules in the material realm, God has equations and rules in the spiritual.

Billy Graham


This Day's Verse

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.”

John 5:39-40
The English Standard Version


This Day's Smile

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

I salute you.  I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep.  There is nothing I can give you which you have not already; but there is much, very much, which though I cannot give it, you can take.  No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today.  Take heaven.  No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this precious little instant.  Take peace.  The gloom of the world is but a shadow.  Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.  There is radiance and courage in the darkness could we but see it; and to see, we have only to look.  Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their coverings, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard.  Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, and wisdom, and power.  Welcome it, greet it, and you touch the angel’s hand that brings it.

Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, a duty, believe me, that angel’s hand is there, the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing Presence.  Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys.  They, too, conceal diviner gifts.  Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty beneath its covering, that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.  Courage, then, to claim it, that is all!  But courage you have, and the knowledge that we are pilgrims wending through unknown country our way home.

And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you, not quite as the world sends greeting, but with profound esteem now and forever.

The day breaks and the shadows flee away.

This old Christmas greeting from a letter written between 1387-1455 by Giovanni da Fiesole (Fra Angelico)


This Day's Verse

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14
The New International Version


This Day's Smile

Love was born at Christmas.

Christina G. Rossetti

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children;
To remember the weakness, the loneliness of people who are growing old;
To stop asking how much your friends love you and ask yourself whether you love them enough;
To bear in mind the things that other people have to bear in their hearts;
To try to understand what those who live in the same house with you really want, without waiting for them to tell you?
Then you can keep Christmas.
And if you can keep it for a day, why not always?
But you can never keep it alone.

Henry Van Dyke


This Day's Verse

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose going forth are from of old, From everlasting.”

Micah 5:2
The New King James Version

 

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

Then let every heart keep Christmas within:
Christ’s pity for sorrow,
Christ’s hatred for sin,
Christ’s care for the weakest,
Christ’s courage for right.
Everywhere, everywhere,
Christmas tonight!

Phillips Brooks


This Day's Verse

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.  He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.  The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Isaiah 9:6-7
The New International Version


This Day's Smile

An attorney I very much admired once said that the greatest gift he ever received in his life was a note his dad gave him on Christmas.  It read, “Son, this year I will give you 365 hours.  An hour every day after dinner.  We’ll talk about whatever you want to talk about.  We’ll go wherever you want to go, play whatever you want to play.  It will be your hour.”  That dad kept his promise and renewed it every year.

Ann Landers

This Day’s Thought From Monday & Tuesday

 

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all that life really means.

Robert Louis Stevenson


This Day's Verse

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Proverbs 1:5
The English Standard Version

 

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

The study of God‘s Word for the purpose of discovering God’s will is the secret discipline which has formed the greatest characters.

James W. Alexander


This Day's Verse

Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”

Mark 10:21
The New King James Version 


This Day's Smile

Beethoven once said of Rossini that he had in him the making of a great musician if only he had some difficulties to struggle with and some failures.  Beethoven understood from his own experience that struggle produces greatness.

Ludwig van Beethoven

This Day’s Thought for Wednesday

 

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

Christ turned a brilliant guess into a solid certainty and endowed the hope of eternal life with grace, reason, and majesty.

Hugh Elmer Brown


This Day's Verse

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.  Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.  Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.  Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 4:25-29
The English Standard Version


This Day's Smile

I came from God, and I’m going back to God, and I won’t have any gaps of death in the middle of my life.

George Macdonald


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This Day’s Thought from Monday & Tuesday

 

This Day's Thought

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Our Lord Jesus will come to you and will show you His consolations, if you will make ready for Him a dwelling place within.  All that He desires in you is within yourself, and there it is His pleasure to be.  There are between Almighty God and a devout soul many spiritual visitings, sweet inward conversations, great gifts of grace, many consolations, much heavenly peace, and wondrous familiarity of the blessed presence of God.

Thomas Kempis


This Day's Verse

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying:  “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

Jeremiah 31:3
The New King James Version 

 

 

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Sentiment is shifting sand.  You can have warm feelings toward God without faith, you can have feelings of optimism without hope, and you can have feelings of sympathy without love.  Our God is not sand; he’s a Rock.

Ravi Zacharias


This Day's Verse

He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Psalm 25:9
The English Standard Version 


This Day's Smile

Jesus alone IS; the rest IS NOT.

Therese of Lisieux


This Day’s Thought From Wednesday

 

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.

Albert Schweitzer


This Day's Verse

“And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD:  “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from this time forth and forevermore.”

Isaiah 59:21
The English Standard Version 


This Day's Smile

The Devil will use our words and his dictionary.

Adrian Rogers


This Day’s Thought For Thursday

 

This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

The Bible as a book stands alone.  There never was, nor ever will be, another like it.  As there is but one sun to enlighten the world naturally, so there is but one Book to enlighten the world spiritually.  May that Book become to each of us the man of our counsel, the guide of our journey, the inspiration of our thought, and our support and comfort in life and in death.

Thomas Galloway


This Day's Verse

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.”  And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.  I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Matthew 26:26-29
The English Standard Version


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