Archive for the ‘Words of Wisdom’ Category

Lincoln’s Heaven

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Psalm 19

The Law of the Lord Is Perfect

A Psalm of David.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, 5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. 6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. 13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Liberty’s Meaning

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

If liberty has any meaning, it means freedom to improve. – Philip Wylie

Jesus the Substitute

Posted on: September 28th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

The only sacrifice God accepts for our sin is the sacrifice that He has provided.

Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son Isaac validates this, as God stopped Abraham from taking Isaac’s life and provided the Ram as a substitute instead.  Abraham’s faith in God is what saved him, Isaac, and us personally when we accept this personal substitution on our behalf.  Abraham and Isaac’s story was a prophecy of the actual sacrifice by God of His Son Jesus Christ.  Do you have faith in what God has done for you?  When you accept this free gift and put your faith in God, it affects not only your immediate family, but all those around you and generations to come.  Your Faith in God makes the Impossible Possible.

Indeed, Jesus said, “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father” (John 10:17–18).

 

No Substitution

Posted on: September 25th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

There is no substitution for the REAL thing.

The Beauty of a Butterfly

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou

I do not change

Posted on: September 13th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

“I the Lord do not change.”
(Malachi 3:6)

The Great Banker

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

Go to the Great Banker if you need a little help with change. – Shay Enz

God will Supply

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:10-19

Joy in Your Presence

Posted on: September 2nd, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

You reveal the path of life to me;
in Your presence is abundant JOY;
in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.

(Psalm 16:11 HCSB)

What am I?

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

I am very small, but I can change your life.
I can make you immune to worry and strife.
When you have me you leap like a little boy.
But I never come from getting the latest toy.
I can cure your heart when you’re feeling blue.
No one can destroy me, except for you.
What am I? – Jason Lange