I Asked For Strength


I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve.

I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brains to work.

I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.

I asked for patience and God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.

I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.

I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted, I received everything I needed.

My prayers had all been answered.

The Name Tag


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By The Crusty Old Sailor

How many people at work know that you are a Christian?

How about your non-Christian friends, how many of them know?

Why wouldn’t they know? Why would there be any doubt in their mind? Have they ever asked you about it? How else would they know?

They shouldn’t have to ask. They should be able to tell by your actions, by your demeanor, by the way you treat other people. John 13:35 tells us, “By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” we are also reminded in James 2:18, “But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith from my works.”

A small child was sitting in church next to his father and he asked, “Dad, what is a Christian?”

The father replied, “A Christian is a person who loves and obeys God. He loves his friends and neighbors. He even loves his enemies. He prays often, is kind, gentle, and holy, and is more interested in going to heaven than in any riches that can be gathered on earth. That, my son, is a Christian!”

The boy sat quietly for several minutes, then with a puzzled look on his face asked, “Have I ever seen one?”

What would your children say?

You shouldn’t have to wear a name tag declaring that you are a Christian. If you have the Love of Jesus inside of you and you let that love shine through, people will feel the love. People will feel Jesus shining through you. People will not have to ask, “Are you a Christian?”. They will know that you are.

Does the love of Jesus show in your face and actions or do you need to ask Jesus back into you life and give control back to the One Who created you? Ask God today to help you become the person He created you to be. The person who will never have to wear the name tag again.

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