Friday, June 6, 2008

~Joy in Life~

~Who determines our attitude in this vapor of life that God has given us? Is it Christ, or is it us? Many times I find myself discouraged with the process of His plan. Sometimes I wonder if I have trained myself to only see Christ in the seemingly good things that happen but choose to forget Him in what the world deems bad. Don't allow the joy of life and the wonder of His mighty hand to go unnoticed during the hard times, but rather find joy in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS."For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

~When you wake up tomorrow, know that His compassion's never fail for they are new every morning. Praise Him through these times, for He is continually faithful:) In every moment look to Him, always being renewed with His unfailing strength. Allow the light of Christ's love to burst through in every moment, toward every person. Live to the glory of God's Son Jesus Christ, for only in Him do we find joy inexpressible.

"May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing."

~Isaiah 40:31~


Abby Martin said...

Thanks for sharing, Paul. :)

Abby said...

Thanks, Paul! =))

Actually, I tried more than once to go to the link you sent, but it wouldn't come up?

Anonymous said...

Hey Paul!!

Sorry for not getting back with you right away!! =S Things have just been busy!

I tried to log in today and it worked! I hadn't done that the other day---I had just clicked on the link you had sent me. I haven't gotten a chance to look at it, but I'm looking forward to it! =)) Thanks for letting me in on it, Paul!

Also, do you know of any photo competitions I could enter, that allow a person to do some photo shopping on it?

---Ab ; )

Abby said...

Hey Paul!!

Sorry to say that I won't be posting any photos from last night, because I didn't get any! =S Sorry! Noah may have broken his leg last night, and so he and some of the Maher's went to Dr. Maher's office to get it x-rayed. Not a ton of people went to McDonalds last night, but I just didn't get around to taking any photos. =S Sorry, but I hope last week will keep you filled until next week. :)

The camera that I used for Bethanie was Dan Greer's camera (he sometimes comes to soccer---know him?) He was letting me borrow it to see how I liked it, incase I would by chance want to get me one as well. :) I like his a lot, but don't have the money for one right now. =S That why I was wanting to know about the photo competitions, because I thought maybe if I found one that would pay money, I could enter competitions and have a go at making some money to put towards a camera. The camera that I'm using right now is a little point and shoot camera. It's an Olympus, with an 8 mega's been ok to have for what I've needed it for, but I don't really like it...but I'm grateful for it. :) I just have to edit more with the camera I have.

I'm glad you liked the pics! =))