Goals Give a Go! ( by Fenny West)

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Godly goals and  New Year Resolutions are have a world of difference

in one case you are planning with His presence which makes the difference

In the other, you are depending on yourself which not very wise.

Lord, in this coming year help me to do it wisely.

In Jesus’ Name

 

Mandela Quotes

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MANDELA QUOTES

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Living for others ( self-sacrifice)
‘For to be free is not just to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.’

Forgiveness

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.’

Unfinished business
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that, after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills o climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for worth freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.’

Boldness
‘Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another .’
Inaugural address in Pretoria, May 10, 1994.

Formidable combination
‘A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination
Long Walk to Freedom (1994).

Free at Last
‘I stand before you filled with deep pride and joy. Pride in the ordinary, humble people of this country. You have shown such a calm, patient determination to reclaim this country as your own. And joy that we can loudly proclaim from the rooftops – Free at last!’
Speech to the African National Congress in Johannesburg, May 2, 1994.

Ambassador of Freedom Dream
‘We stand here today as nothing more than a representative of the millions of our people who dared to rise up against a social system whose very essence is war, violence, racism, oppression, repression and the impoverishment of an entire people.’

Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, December 10, 1993

Hope for a Land of Hope
Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.’
Inaugural address in Pretoria, May 10, 1994.

Courage and fear
‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear .’

Long Walk to Freedom (1994).

Corporate Victory
Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa.’
Speech in Cape Town, May 9, 1994.

Turning your enemy into a partner

‘If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy . Then he becomes your partner.’
Long Walk to Freedom (1994

Ultimate Judge
‘Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell and got back up again.’.

Greatest glory in Living
‘The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall .’

Long Walk to Freedom (1994).
Think Possibility
‘It always seems impossible until it’ done.’

Coade Stone ( by Bill Crowder)

Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious. —1 Peter 2:4

Read:Read: 1 Peter 2:1-10

Throughout London, there are statues and other items made from a unique building material called Coade stone. Developed by Eleanor Coade for her family business in the late 1700s, this artificial stone is virtually indestructible and has the capacity to withstand time, weather, and man-made pollution. Though it was a marvel during the Industrial Revolution, Coade stone was phased out in the 1840s following Eleanor’s death, and it was replaced by Portland cement as a building material. In spite of that, however, there remain today dozens of examples of this sturdy, ceramic-like stone that have withstood the harsh London environment for over 150 years.

The apostle Peter described Jesus as a living stone. He wrote, “Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:4-5). Precious in the eyes of the Father is the sacrifice of the Rock of our salvation. Christ is the enduring stone upon which the Father has built our salvation and the only foundation for meaningful life (1 Cor. 3:11).

It is only as our lives are built upon His strength that we will be able to endure the harshness of life in a fallen world.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. —Mote

 

We have nothing to fear if we stay close to the Rock of Ages.

 

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The Lord Shall Arise

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Despite the economic downturn,
know that you belong to the Kingdom of God.
God is with you, in you and for you.
No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper.

 

See the present darkness as opportunity
for the light of God to shine through you.
If you seek Him and you will find Him
if you seek Him with all your heart.

Jesus said” In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John16:33
Isaiah 60: The Gentiles Bless Zion
1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
28 You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.
29 When they cast you down, and you say, ‘Exaltation will come!’

Another translation puts it this way:
“When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up…” Job22:29 KJV

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