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July 10, 2004 at 7:16 am #860
[b:3d0srp6b][color=darkblue:3d0srp6b]Offer some of your favorite Bible verses or words of inspiration![/color:3d0srp6b][/b:3d0srp6b]
One I see as most relevant to my life right now and is highly motivating for me is:
[quote:3d0srp6b][b:3d0srp6b]Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.[/b:3d0srp6b]
[i:3d0srp6b]-Matthew 21:22[/i:3d0srp6b][/quote:3d0srp6b]July 10, 2004 at 1:30 pm #3050
proverbs 3 and psalm 139July 10, 2004 at 2:47 pm #3055
Maybe you could post what they say so we don’t have to look them up? ” title=”Smile” />July 10, 2004 at 3:44 pm #3056
w.o.i ( words of inspiration) God does not call the equipped, He equips the called. –origin? Blessed Mother Theresa? saint??, Priest/bishop?
Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-8
Trust in theLord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not;
In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn away from evil; This will mean health for your flesh and vigor for your bones.
Psalm 139 it is difficult to choose one or a couple of verses the whole psalm is wonderful………3, with all my ways you are familiar, 13and14, Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.July 10, 2004 at 5:52 pm #3057
[u:1m1oymw9]Psalm 51 (Forgiveness)[/u:1m1oymw9]
Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight–
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart–
These, O God, You will not despise.
Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.
[u:1m1oymw9]Psalm 101 (The Paladin’s Code)[/u:1m1oymw9]
I will sing of mercy and justice;
To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.
I will behave wisely in a perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
I will set nothing wicked before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not cling to me.
A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not know wickedness.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor,
Him I will destroy;
The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart,
Him I will not endure.
My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land,
That they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a perfect way,
He shall serve me.
He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
That I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD.September 29, 2004 at 4:53 pm #3394
Romans 13 1:7
1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval; 4 for it is God’s servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authoritya does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience. 6 For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, busy with this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is due them taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
Proverbs 11 1:8
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
but an accurate weight is his delight.
2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace;
but wisdom is with the humble.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps their ways straight,
but the wicked fall by their own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright saves them,
but the treacherous are taken captive by their schemes.
7 When the wicked die, their hope perishes,
and the expectation of the godless comes to nothing.
8 The righteous are delivered from trouble,
and the wicked get into it instead.
And there are a few more. ” title=”Smile” />October 4, 2004 at 10:29 pm #3418
Words of Inspiration
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’
Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
[b:32e5qqf6]And the king will say to them in reply, [color=red:32e5qqf6]’Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'[/color:32e5qqf6][/b:32e5qqf6]
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’
Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’
[b:32e5qqf6]He will answer them, [color=red:32e5qqf6]’Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.'[/color:32e5qqf6][/b:32e5qqf6]
And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”October 24, 2004 at 5:04 am #3488
[quote:13z7nir4] You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, you light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” [/quote:13z7nir4]
I like this one since it reminds me that I can be a way for others to see Jesus and possible become closer to him. It also reminds me that an example from another can say more than words and therefore I should watch myself to make sure I am portraying what Christ would do.February 24, 2005 at 3:07 pm #3734
[color=darkblue:347ywa2d]”Few people in America hate the Catholic religion, but there are many who hate what they mistakenly believe is the Catholic religion and if what they hate really were the Catholic religion, Catholics would hate it too.”
Bishop Fulton Sheen
“Totus Tuus”- Pope John Paul II[/color:347ywa2d]
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