Saturday, November 7

how to say no


You have called me to say
no.
Not no to you
or no to others,
but no to myself.
I must say no to
selfish desires,
wrong thoughts, and
dangerous emotions.
I must say no to
the world's values,
sin's temptations, and
my desire to control
what only God can rule.
But left to myself,
I have
little desire
or power
to say
no.
So you have given me
exactly what I need.
It's the only thing
that will solve my
problem.
You have given me
your Spirit.
So, when necessary,
I am able
to say 
no.
~Paul David Tripp

Deny yourself, take up His cross, and follow Him! 
(Matthew 16:24)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Thursday, November 5

His hope for the month



There's not a doubt that this cheerfully colored calendar page does NOT make me think of November.  Perhaps some places look bright and cheery right about now, but not in my neck of the woods.  It's turning into a brown gray dark world right about now.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing." ~ Romans 15:13

Maybe that is why this verse was chosen for November? HOPE is something I need to stick away in my heart right about now and when I look to God for hope He answers by filling me up with all His joy and peace.  That certainly feels like an incredible bonus during a challenging time, especially as the daylight hours seem to be decreasing in leaps and bounds.  

When life gets overwhelming, I just need to glance at the calendar to have my spirit cheered and reminded of His HOPE!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

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