Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.-Orison Swett Marden
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- This is a great saying but if we would read the directions first, we can avoid making some of the mistakes that we make we we try to do things our way instead of God's way.
Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown Author Unknown
GRACE, MERCY and PEACE (2 Timothy 1: 1-10)
Grace is what our holy God gives that we, as sinful people, don't deserve. Even in our darkest hour, strength is given by God so that we can endure.
Mercy is what God withholds that we do deserve. Even when we're wayward, God gives time and help for us to turn back to Him.
Peace is what God brings to His people. Jesus said: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you"
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase; To added affliction He addeth His mercy. To multiplied trials, His multipled peace.
God's grace is immeasurable,
His mercy is inexhaustible,
His peace is inexpressible.
So glad I found this group. I truly believe that without God we have nothing. We all need that little "pick me up" and Bible versus and famous quotes are something I hold near and dear. With God's grace and mercy, we shall all overcome.
Brenda - love your entry of 8 days ago. So true, so true.
Keep your desires under control. Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You. - Psalm 38:9
Kutless-What Faith Can Do
Everybody falls sometimes Gotta find the strength to rise From the ashes and make a new beginning Anyone can feel the ache You think it’s more than you can take But you're stronger, stronger than you know Don’t you give up now The sun will soon be shining You gotta face the clouds To find the silver lining
I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains Hope that doesn’t ever end Even when the sky is falling I’ve seen miracles just happen Silent prayers get answered Broken hearts become brand new That’s what faith can do
It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard Impossible is not a word It’s just a reason for someone not to try Everybody’s scared to death When they decide to take that step Out on the water It’ll be alright Life is so much more Than what your eyes are seeing You will find your way If you keep believing
Overcome the odds You don't have a chance (That’s what faith can do) When the world says you can’t It’ll tell you that you can!
I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains Hope that doesn’t ever end Even when the sky is falling And I’ve seen miracles just happen Silent prayers get answered Broken hearts become brand new That’s what faith can do That's what faith can do! Even if you fall sometimes You will have the strength to rise
verse 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
But without faith it is impossible to please HIm for He that cometh to G-D must believe that He is and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
I love G-d and I beleve God loves me, I have my struggles but without faith I would be lost. sometimes my faith is strong and sometimes it's weak. It help swith this battle, I can quit with G-d help.God bless you all
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
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If you remain in me and my word remains in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you!
I was searching for the Quit and Get fit group and stumbled here! My, my God has surprised me twice today! Just like him to make himself known to me in my darkest places. There is Aztec's comment who invited me to my first group~goin searchin for it now.
In all situations, in all struggles, in all things include God and God will lead you through strong and brave!
With the help of my higher power I can do anything I need to do today, I love me, I repect me,
thank you G-D for my life and everything that is in it.
For anyone feeling low, make a gratitude list and don't stop until you get to 100. add some acceptance and you have the formula for Happiness, true scientific fast, acceptance+ gratitude = happiness
God bless you all
don't quit quitting
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God i shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.
All of God's promises are backed
by His wisdom, love, and power.
with the LORD STRENGTH he will make me strong, day 3
Hello. I am new to Become an Ex and have began my non-smoking journey over 7 weeks ago. All is good so far. Hope to get to know you all. God is so good! :)
TREES I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray,
A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose blossom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems were made by fools like me But only God can make a tree. Joyce Kilmer
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thank god smoke free today
nothings to hard for god .to day is the day
I am READY!!!!! Quit date is October 1st! YEAH! I am excited and scared all at once. Any suggestions?
Looking for ANY kind of support. Unfortunately, every time I have quit smoking before I have always been so moody and mean that even my own family (husband, children) avoid me rather than help me through the hard times. I can't do this without some kind of support... Yes, I believe I can do all things through Christ, yet I'm still human and the urge to smoke is strong. I often talk myself right back into it. I don't want to do it any more! Any kind of motivation at this point is soooo welcome!
Hi everyone, Thought I would post here for a change since I provoked some controversy a few days back. Anyway, I must remember that I have to rely on God and only God --especially when those negative feelings come up that make me want to escape. I used to be addicted to alcohol and other drugs, but I've been in AA for 26 yrs. Although I have had several relapses over the years. Now that Iam committed to abeying God about the booze, I'm being led to a narrower path-the High Road . So I'm seriously committed to stopping smoking and eventually I will have to confront my eating too much of the wrong things. Which really was my first addiction--using food to escape my discomfort in my own skin. So, I have to remember that It is only through God's strength that I can do anything . Peace and love to you all. Janice
I am glad to be here. Glad that I found this group
This is what I need in my life, its what is missing
Lord I pray to you to heal my friends that are sick. My friends that are in pain. My friends that have a taste for cigarettes still. Amen
Lord hold my grandma tight to you, she has been faihful all her 93 years on this earth.She accepted me even though she didnt have to. she loved me. please tell her how much I love her.
Thank you Lord for my friends and teachers.... Please open my eyes
well i had moments of religious bullies.. i have alot of spiritual and shaman books, my friend called and said she doesnt want to come over anymore because of my book collection on my table. i did not talk about it to her or force her to read those books and i got kinda mad at her for being a christian bully. i dont get it im upset about this....
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