Most of the comedy on TV sitcoms comes from husbands and wives, parents and children, or co-workers putting each other down. But this is characteristic of our old life, not of our new life in Christ. Rather than using your words to tear your children down, use your words to build them up: Dear God, I pray that You will give my child strength and encouragement today.
I pray they will trust You with every part of their life, knowing that You love them and You have a great future planned for them. Their faith in God will be strengthened when they overcome the spirit of fear. When they do this, they will be better armed for spirit attack and find themselves growing into strong warriors for Christ: Dear God, stir up within my kids the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Help them to grow in a personal relationship with You so they can live in Your power and use Your gifts to make the world a better place.
Next, pray that your child will not be anxious about anything. Our children are filled with worries just like we are. They have to deal with everything from peer and social pressure, to bullying, relationship and family problems. They also have to deal with the constant images of crime and unrest flashed on our TV screens daily. We must pray that they will grow in their trust in God to keep them and prepare them for the future.
Help my child trust in Your mercy and find rest in Your loving arms. Finally, pray that they will know that God is with them. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. We must prepare our children to look to the Lord before they look to anyone else.
Remove the distractions from their life that keep them from Your presence. God has the power to do the miraculous in the life of your family including the powerful protection of your children. When you tell God what you need, also thank Him for all He has done. I wrote this last year and woke up thinking about the Here's the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith Get Beliefnet's Prayer of the Day Newsletter!
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The Spiritual Side of Mister Rogers. Thanks to all the readers who encouraged me to collect these in one post, here are motivational quotes broken down into categories to inspire you and your followers to greater levels of success, leadership, happiness, gratitude, and self-confidence. And there are quotes specifically designed to inspire entrepreneurs. Tweet them, share them, but most important, use them to motivate you to reach the heights you dream of reaching.
What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence. Amos "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. I don't know what that word means. I'm happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody's eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace.
That's a good day for me. You create them. I've just found 10, ways that won't work.
Rockefeller "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Use what you have. Do what you can.
As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. Watson "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. I have never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. Kettering "If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it--teach yourself to be impatient. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Harv Eker "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Habit is what keeps you going. And guess what they have planned for you?
Not much. Those things are what happen when you don't have a plan. You can't just accept the ones you like. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground.
Words matter. Words can build up, or words can tear down. As parents and church leaders, do we use our words well? Words Kids Need to Hear offers compelling, yet simple ways to build up the hearts of children through meaningful and well-chosen. Words matter. Words can build up, or words can tear down. As parents and church leaders, do we use our words well? Words Kids Need to Hear offers.
There's no greater investment. Chesterton "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Edison "The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure.
You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success.
But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember, that's where you will find success. Watson "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Sure, there's an element of talent you should probably possess.
But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen. I'm thinking something along the lines of, 'Geez, he was just here a minute ago. Liking what you do is happiness. Be excited about what you want. It comes from not finishing what they've started. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.
Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment. You seek problems because you need their gifts. Baruch "Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression, and respect. That thought is the problem. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Happiness never decreases by being shared. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness.