Daily Med’s

Daily Meditation is important because it puts encouraging and uplifting thoughts in our minds. There is so much in the world that distracts and discourages us, it’s important to refresh our minds with positive thoughts to counteract the negativity inherent in this life.

Each day memorize or write one of the verses or quotes on a card. Then several times a day pull it out and meditate on the words.

I hope you enjoy your daily med’s

Orson F Whitney “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.”
1 Corinthians 13:4, ESV Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
Elisabeth Elliot “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.”
Romans 5:3-4, ESV More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
1 Thessalonians 5:16, ESV Rejoice always
Pope John Paul II “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
Galatians 5:22, ESV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
C. JoyBell C. “Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; its your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savor all the good ones.”
Acts 2:28, ESV You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.
1 Peter 4:8, ESV Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Joyce Meyer “Do yourself a favor and forgive anyone that has anything against you. Do it as an act of faith and trust God to change and heal your emotions. Pray for your enemies and never say another unkind thing about them. It is the only way you can move past the pain and begin to heal.”
1 Peter 3:9, ESV Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
Tia Walker “Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.”
Joshua 1:9, ESV Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Victor Hugo “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
Romans 12:2 (ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Mark 7:20 (NLT) It is what comes from inside that defiles you.
Israelmore Ayivor “What then is an attitude? An attitude can be redefined as an established pattern of responding or reacting to people and events under a given condition for a specific reason. It obtains its source from beliefs, values, choices and character and tells more about what a person feels about a standing circumstance.”
J.A. Konrath “If you can quit, quit. If you can’t quit, stop complaining – this is what you chose.”
Norman Vincent Peale “Deep within the individual is a vast reservoir of untapped power awaiting to be used. no person can have the use of all this potential until he learns to know his or her own self. the trouble with many people is that they got through life thinking and writing themselves off as ordinary commonplace persons. having no proper belief in themselves they live aimless and erratic lives largely because they never realize what their lives really can be or what they can become”
Proverbs 3:26, NLT For the Lord is your security                       He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Eleanor Roosevelt We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
John Maxwell “believing the best in people usually brings the best out of people:”
Ralph Waldo Emerson “A man is what he thinks about all day long”
Socrates “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
1 Timothy 6:6-8, NIV But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Socrates “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
Psalm 118:24, ESV This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Galatians 6:9, ESV And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Henri JM Nouwen “The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.”
Revelation 2:19, ESV “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.

August 2015

L Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”
Proberbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
Dale Carnegie “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Paulo Coelho “Why is patience so important?”     “Because it makes us pay attention.”
Colossians 1:11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
Sheri L Dew “If you’re serious about sanctification, you can expect to experience heart-wrenching moments that try your faith, your endurance, and your patience.”
Vera Nazarian “Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.”
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
EE Cummings “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
Nehemiah 8:10 Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”
Mother Teresa “Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. Sometimes it is also a mantle that clothes a life of sacrifice and self-giving. A person who has this gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like sun in a community.”
Desmond Tutu “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Romans 12:14-16 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Aesop “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Luke 10:27b ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Nora Ephron “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Joyce Meyer  “I always say believe for a bunch, and even if you only get half of it you are better off than believing for a little and getting all of it.”
Tae Yun Kim “Maintain an attitude of anticipating success!”
Ephesians 4:23 And to be renewed in the spirit of your minds
Charles F. Glassman “Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.”
2 Corinthians 3:4-5 Such Confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
John Maxwell We’re only an attitude away from success
Joyce Meyer “Attitude is your thought life turned inside out”
Joyce Meyer “God has a good life for you, but you must have your mind completely renewed in order to experience it”
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Ann Brashares “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.”
Joyce Meyer “Contentment with life is not a feeling, but it is a decision we must make.”
Laozi “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.”
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