Well, here it is 11:17 pm on Jan 6th. My goal for the first 10 days of the year was to post once daily about how certain thoughts can actually change our world. And I believe 100% in these ten “thoughts” I’m writing about. My goal of posting daily for the first ten days of the year, however, might have been a bit ambitious. Because now it’s 11:23 pm, and I’m ending up worrying about myself after all because I don’t think I can stay awake to write this post! So…in an attempt to still elaborate on the thought for the day and give you information other than my dreams, I’ve pulled from the archives (I’m not sure, but I think that makes me sound old!)
Today’s particular thought on helping others was one of the posts in my series, “Tips to a happier you in 2012,” so I’m reposting and getting to cheat a little. And get to sleep before midnight. Enjoy!
Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?”(Romans 15:1-2 Msg)
You shall love your neighboras yourself.(Mark 12:31 ESV)So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law of the Prophets.(Matthew 7:12 ESV)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28 ESV)In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,(Ephesians 1:11 ESV)But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”(Matthew 19:26 ESV)Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.(Proverbs 19:21 ESV)For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.(Jeremiah 29:11 ESV)
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’(Matthew 25:40 ESV)