Month: September 2012

Make the Change

If we stare at are giants to much, the fear with over take us. Keep your eyes on the prize, not pain. In the Bible, Paul explains how they were passed on each side and trouble and oppressed in every way. They could see no way out, but they refused to give up. He made his mind up that no matter what happened, he was going to finish his course. Paul explained that they did not get discourage because they looked not at the thing they could see but to the things they could not see. If we stare at our problems too much, think and talk about them too much, they are likely to defeat us. I don’t deny the existence of the problems, we don’t ignore them, but we do not permit them to rule us. Any problem you have a subject to change. All things are possible with God! Glance at your problems but stare at Jesus

Hope you enjoyed this.
Over and Out
Lindsay A. Barth

Notes thanks to: The Confident Devotional

Talking to Animals Part 2

I isn’t that crazy? To think that God not only made all these hundreds and hundreds of animals, but he also designed them to teach us things. Animals don’t speak with words but they have something to say. By just observing them, we can learn from them. They can teach us useful things by watching and studying them. Let’s take a horse for example. You ride a horse make it walk, trot,canter, or jump obstacles when commanded. You direct the horse with the reins and your legs just sitting pretty in the saddle why the horse does all the hard work. The horse does not complain or refuse; rather, she keeps working on. Pretty amazing. You reward it by providing a nice place for it to live with lots of grain,hay, and green grass to munch on. Horses are hard workers. And we can learn from it.
Colossians 3:23 says, Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
It’s a great first, and I bet horses would like it if they could understand it because they are such hard workers!
What about you? Can you learn from animals? What might the animals in your life say to you? Try observing the animals around you and think about how they act. Then read the Bible and see if God just may use an animal to teach you anything thing or to!?!

Lindsay A. Barth

Notes thanks to : between by Vicki Courtney

Talk to the Animals Part 1

Dr. Doolittle is such a funny story. When I was little, I remember wishing that I could talk to animals. Wouldn’t it be weird to hear a dog talk back to you? Or hear your cat complain? It would be interesting to known what in the world they are thinking about when they look up at me and wag those tails. Can you even imagine? Do you know the really amazing thing? In the bible in the book of Job 12:7-10 it says,
7 “Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.
Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
8 Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.
Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
9 For they all know
that my disaster[a] has come from the hand of the Lord.
10 For the life of every living thing is in his hand,
and the breath of every human being.

Come check next week and read part 2!

Over and Out
Lindsay A. Barth