God has given each of us grace as Christ apportioned it (verse 7) to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (verse 12).
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. ~ Frank A. Clark
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness! It will change your life mightily. ~ Gerald Good
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~ Eric Hoffer
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "THANK YOU?" ~ William Arthur Ward
You’re a soul made by God, made for God, and made to need God, which means you were not made to be self-sufficient. ~ Dallas Willard
I have learned that the secret of being content is to ask God for what I want and to rest in the knowledge that if it is right, He will bring it to pass at the right time (His time). If it is not right, He will do something much better than what I asked for (His time).
When a person gets to the point where they are desperate (had enough, end of self, full surrender), then they will get serious about their relationship with Jesus.
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Spiritual maturity is learning to LOVE GOD more than my sin. The measure of spiritual maturity is how often I put others before myself. Do I think of ways to be a blessing to others? Do I ask that question on purpose so that I can be mindful of it? Focusing on pleasing the Lord by serving others is what brings the Lord pleasure and then a celebration takes place in heaven. May it be so!
Raymond Edman, one of Billy Graham’s mentors, once said, “Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light.”
I have learned that I need to hear from God myself rather than trusting that someone else says that THEY heard from God about something that I should or should not do. If I don't hear from God myself and receive a peace about something, I will not pursue it.