This Day’s Thought from The Ranch- Wednesday


This Day's Thought from The Ranch

In God’s economy, you must go down into the shadow of grief before you can scale the heights of spiritual glory.  You must come to the end of self before you begin to live.

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Some of the staunchest Christians I know are people who had periods in their life when they questioned the Bible, Christ, and God.  But as they continued to examine the matter, there was overwhelming evidence that only “the fool hath said in his heart, there is not God.”

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It is strange that men will prepare for everything except death.

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Some people have received Christ but have never reached spiritual maturity.  We should grow as Christians every day, and we are not completely mature until we live in the presence of Christ.

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To know the will of God is the highest of all wisdom.

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Think of the blessings we so easily take for granted: Life itself; preservation from danger; every bit of health we enjoy; every hour of liberty; the ability to see, to hear, to speak, to think, and to imagine all this comes from the hand of God.

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When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.

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Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.

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My prayer for you today is that you will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around you.

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The effective Christians of history have been men and women of great personal discipline–metal discipline, discipline of the body, discipline of the tongue, and discipline of the emotion.

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Suppose that I understand the Bible.  And, suppose that I am the greatest preacher who ever lived!  The Apostle Paul wrote that unless I have love, “I am nothing.”

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Prayer shouldn’t be casual or sporadic, dictated only by the needs of the moment.  Prayer should be as much a part of our lives as breathing.

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Every day has exactly 1,440 minutes; can’t you find even ten of them to be with your heavenly Father?  Doesn’t God deserve the best minutes of your day?

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What kind of place is heaven? First, heaven is home. The Bible takes the word “home,” with all its tender associations and with all of its sacred memories and tells us that heaven is home. Second, heaven is a home which is permanent. We have the promise of a home where Christ’s followers will remain forever. Third, the Bible teaches that heaven is a home which is beautiful beyond every imagination. Heaven could not help but be so, because God is a God of beauty. Fourth, the Bible teaches that heaven will be a home which is happy, because there will be nothing to make it sad. In heaven, families and friends will be reunited. God’s house will be a happy home because Christ will be there. He will be the center of heaven. To Him all hearts will turn, and upon Him as eyes will rest.

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Wherever the Gospel is preached, no matter how crudely, there are bound to be results.

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In obedience to discernment, more discernment will come. We need to be attentive and alert in order to hear and understand God’s call and then act, knowing that God blesses even our mistakes.

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A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.

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We have found that marriage should be made up of two forgivers. We need to learn to say, “I was wrong, I’m sorry.” And we also need to say, “That’s all right, I love you.”

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Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask.

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We hurt people by being too busy.  Too busy to notice their needs.  Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love.  Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk.  Too busy to care.

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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.

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I try not to worry about life too much because I read the last page of THE book and it all turns out all right.

Billy Graham


This Day's Verse

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18
The King James Version


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