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

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chapter 11, Page 22, Book 16

The best of the old stories spoke to the listener because they spoke not just to the ears but to the heart as well. 

Jane Yolen

22nd - I am thankful for story of faith told in the Bible

The Bible give us a list of human stories on both sides of the ledger. One list of human stories is used examples -- do what these people did. Another list of human stories is used as warnings -- don't do what these people did. So if your story ever gets in one of these books, make sure they use it as an example, not a warning. 

Jim Rohn

I have learned a lot from the stories of long ago.  When every you need an answer, they can be found.  The words written yesterday are for today too.  

This is about real life lessons that can be applied to your life in an instant.  Here are just a few:

To Serve Is To Be Great

Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.

Here is the secret to great leadership. Leadership is not about rulership. It is about serving others. And in giving to others you will never lack for any good thing in your life..

There Is A Cure For Worry

Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.  Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it?  If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers, most of which are never even seen, don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you.

Love Conquers All
Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important? Jesus said, Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: Love others as well as you love yourself.

Nothing Is Impossible If You Have Faith

The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.
Faith is a small word, but a powerful one at that. Faith is trust in a greater one than yourself, trust in the abilities that have been placed within you, and trust that with every step forward you will find your way towards your dreams and your goals.

If you don't know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don't know the stories you may be lost in life. 



peggy said...

I will have to save this post to re-read. John came out from Sunday School and said guess what we talked about...the golden calf, he was so excited about that story. That was certainly a warning one. Beautiful sunshine this morning, good coffee and good devotional from you.

betty said...

That is why I love reading the Bible. It really is the book on how to live life. It shows good examples and also bad ones of people and their behavior, but ultimately it does always come back to faith indeed.


jack69 said...

I love life's stories from the Bible. I also truly love the stories of life today. Tying them both together is SWEET!

Rick Watson said...

Jim Rohn is a remarkable speaker. I listened to his books on tape. The Art of Exceptional Living was one I listened to time and again because it resonated with me.