It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chapter 2, Page 27, Book 15

February 27th - moments of love

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

Henry Drummond

It's your life. Who better to control it? 

We all know what jealousy feels like. Even if we’re not prone to it, we know it from the temptation that is common to all of us. In our competitive world, there are plenty of opportunities to get beat out at something. It could be something as major as getting hired for a job, or as minor as getting cut off in traffic. 

Jealousy destroys.  It is not only destructive to our own heart and being, but it can lead to destruction in relationships.  Jealousy can take the form of bitterness, resentment, gossip, malicious actions, and many more ugly appearances.  Often we feel helpless to these feelings of jealousy, and that is when envy destroys siblings, families, friendships, and relationships. 

We can choose to feel resentful, or we can relax, knowing that God will give us everything we need, even if it’s not what we had in mind. 

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.  

Harold Coffin

The best way to counter jealousy, or any kind of discontent, is to give thanks for what you already have. Gratitude is one of those words that you don’t hear very often, except maybe by me,  but it is one that can do magic when it comes to shifting your attitude.  

As I’m praying my way through Lent, I thought I share this little prayer with you all today. After all is said and done, what you are most grateful for matters most.

Lord Jesus,
as you touched
the eyes of the blind man,
touch us
so that our eyes may be opened
so that we can really see
the many wonderful things around us and in our own lives.


We already have all that we need

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Vince Lombardi



Vince Lombardi sums it up perfectly, "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."

betty said...

I just finished reading in the Bible about King Saul and how jealous he was about David, enough to pursue him time after time after time. Good reminder about how detrimental jealously is in our lives and how one must control those feelings.


jack69 said...

Wise men and women always say, count your blessings. I do that. I have never been jealous of what others had, as I can remember, but have been terrible jealous in my life with/of affections. Just as bad or worse.
Jealousy is terrible. I have never read the quote by Coffin, but I sure LIKE it.:
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
Rain here and I am counting my blessings, it isn't sleet. (smile)