Tuesday, January 18, 2011

simple thoughts

Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”...tells me that no matter how difficult my burden is, without God, the yoke would be even harder and the burden heavier still.
John 14:1
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me."...reminds me to be actively working against the tendency to be troubled.
James 1:2
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,"...confirms that trials will come my way.  It says when, not if.
Psalm 34:12-14
"Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."...sums it up this way: doing evil comes naturally, but finding peace requires continual, intentional action on my part.

5 comments:

  1. All great reflections. I especially like the first one, Janet, and I'll tuck it away to pull out when I feel like complaining this week.

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  2. oh! My spirit leapt at this! Thank you for posting such truth today. I got a picture of turning from dark to light--seek peace and pursue it--what a challenge.

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  3. Oh, these are some of my favorite verses!! Thanks for commenting on my blog! Have a good day!

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  4. Beautiful verses to reflect upon. Thank you for sharing both the verses and your thoughts.

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  5. I needed these verses today. Thanks so much Janet.

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