Monthly Archives: July 2016

36 posts

I bow

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness […]

Word

“The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing!— came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1-5‬

Mercy God

In today’s reading prayer is emphasized. God promises to hear the prayers of the humble and David strongly asks God to be merciful. On the cross, Jesus emotionally asks, what’s going on, under the full weight of crucifixion. July 23 2017 2 Chronicles 6-7 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (7:14) Psalm 38 A psalm of David. A petition. LORD, do not rebuke me in […]

Take delight in the LORD

From the beginning of humanity’s relationship with God, it has had something to do with sacrifice. July 22 2017 2 Chronicles 3-5 And King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted. (5:6) Psalm 37 Take delight in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. (37:4) Matthew 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and […]

July 21 Reading & Top Verses

The Text July 21 2017 2 Chronicles 1-2 Then Solomon spoke to all Israel – to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families (1:2) Psalm 36 Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. (36:5) Matthew 25 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.” (25:31) Here we see that leaders must communicate effectively to the influencers for which they are responsible. Those that make things happen through […]

46 days 8 hr 36 min

The fastest run across the USA is 46 days 8 hr 36 min by Frank Giannino Jr (USA) (b. 1952) for the 4,989 km (3,100 miles) from San Francisco to New York from 1 September to 17 October 1980.

Tony Blair

But I am an optimist about Britain; and the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is not that the optimist believes the world is wonderful and the pessimist believes it’s beset by challenges; the difference is the pessimist believes we will be defeated by them; the optimist thinks the challenges can be overcome. – Tony Blair

The second time you create that breakthrough – Seth Godin

The second time you create that breakthrough …it only takes a few minutes. Because it’s not a breakthrough. Breakthroughs are slow because you don’t know how to do it… Re-creation is fast, because you already know how. The art of the breakthrough is the practice of figuring out all the ways to not do it on your way to an insight. Don’t curse the dead ends and the failures. They’re the key element of the work you’re doing. We find our way by getting lost. Anything other than that is called reading a map.

5 Habits of Successful People – PicktheBrain.com

Dictionary.com defines habit as “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary”. In other words at first you choose your habit consciously and with effort then after sometime the habits doesn’t require the effort of any conscious application from you. No wonder the old sage says that” at first we make our habits then our habits makes us“. You are a product of habits. Ever seen a smoker? At first he chooses to smoke, he decides the kind of cigarette he wants, then when he keeps doing it after a period of time, smoking becomes so […]

Why do you study?

Jesus challenges our motives. Are we just in it for what we can get or is there something else that God would like to show us? The word of God can shed light on our selfishness or we can truly discover the person of God in Jesus.

You hear

John 3:8 “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” NIV Do you know the direction in which the Spirit is leading? That’s the adventure, the mystery, we know the Spirit is leading us, the ultimate destiny is His.

be good

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. – Ephesians 4:29

The Top of the Pile – Seth Godin

The Top of the Pile – Seth Godin Every busy person has a pile. That’s what makes them busy. And few busy people show up at work eagerly seeking more stuff they can add to the pile. Which means that when you interrupt a busy person with your new project, new offer, emergency, need to know, memo, update, offer or invitation… it’s only going to be acted upon if it’s worth being at the top of the pile. Not worthy for you to put it there. Worthy for the person you’re interrupting to put it there. We need an empathy […]

More done, not less

Most people complain that they don’t have time to exercise. Indeed, lack of time is the most common excuse for not exercising. But the amount of time that people perceive they would lose by exercising is more than made up for during the rest of the day. Running makes you more confident, more creative, more passionate, more energetic. As a result, you actually get more done the rest of the day, not less. – Jason R. Karp

Steve Prefontaine

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” – Steve Prefontaine

The Inner Runner

Research has shown that aerobic exercise, running being the most often-studied type, is just as effective as prescription drugs for ameliorating depression and making you feel good. – “The Inner Runner: Running to a More Successful, Creative, and Confident You” by Jason R. Karp