While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
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A LIFE THAT SATISFIES
R. De Haan
his book Facing Loneliness, J. Oswald Sanders writes, “The round of
pleasure or the amassing of wealth are but vain attempts to escape from the
persistent ache. . . . The millionaire is usually a lonely man, and the
comedian is often more unhappy than his audience.”
goes on to emphasize that being successful often fails to produce satisfaction.
Then he refers to Henry Martyn, a distinguished scholar, as an example of what
he is talking about.
a Cambridge University student, was honored at only 20 years of age for his
achievements in mathematics. In fact, he was given the highest recognition
possible in that field. And yet he felt an emptiness inside. He said that
instead of finding fulfillment in his achievements, he had “only grasped a
evaluating his life’s goals, Martyn sailed to India as a missionary at the age
of 24. When he arrived, he prayed, “Lord, let me burn out for You.” In the next
7 years that preceded his death, he translated the New Testament into three
difficult Eastern languages. These notable achievements were certainly not
fulfillment comes in following Christ. A life lived fully for the Lord is a
life that truly satisfies.
If we commit ourselves to Christ
And follow in His way,
He’ll give us life that satisfies
With purpose for each day. —Sper
fulfilled life is a life full of love for the Lord and others.
By: D. Delay Our family enjoys the fun andrefreshment of water slides and lazy rivers during hot summer vacations. At
most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead
filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full,
the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike
wait for the outpouring. Then SUDDENLY the bucket tips and a great flood of
refreshment crashes down on all below! In the Book of Revelation, the Bible
describes golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints
(Revelation 5:8). In other words, the prayers of God's people collectively fill
heavenly bowls with sweet aroma, much like the burnt offerings did in days of
old. In Revelation 8,
we discover what these bowls are used for: "Then another angel, having a
golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he
should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter w…