Archive for March 27, 2013

 

 

I read a story one time about a man who lived in a tiny apartment and died in extreme poverty. At one point in his life, he had been homeless and living on the streets. This man never had any successes or notoriety to speak of” he lived and died as just another face in the crowd.

 

After the funeral, some family members went to his little run–down apartment to clear out his few belongings. There was a painting that had been hanging on his wall for many years, which they decided to sell in a garage sale. A woman thought it was interesting, so she bought it and took it to a local art gallery for an appraisal. Much to her complete shock, the painting was extremely valuable. The piece of art that hung for so many years in that little run–down apartment was painted by a famous artist who lived in the early 1800s. The woman decided to auction off that painting and ended up selling it for several million dollars.

 

Just think how that poor man’s life might have changed if he had known the value of what he possessed. He was a multimillionaire and didn’t even know it. In the same way, so many people today are living with priceless treasure inside, and they aren’t even aware of it. Sometimes, we have to appraise what’s on the inside of us in order to really understand the value of what we have.

 

As a believer, the Holy Spirit of God dwells in you–the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead! That’s a treasure of great value! You have inside of you everything you need to accomplish what God has placed in your heart. Today, don’t settle for living a mediocre existence. See yourself the way God sees you. Every morning when you get out of bed, remind yourself, I am a masterpiece. I am handpicked by God, and I have treasure inside of me.

 

Remember, you are an original–you’re not meant to be like everyone else; God designed you the way you are for a specific purpose. Everything about you is unique, and every detail about you matters. Receive His love today because His love isn’t based on your performance; it’s based on who He is. He never changes, and His love never changes. You belong to Him, and you are His most amazing work of art!

 

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.””(2 Corinthians 4:7, NKJV)

 

Source: Joel & Victoria Blog’s as posted by Victoria Osteen 

JESUS

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18)

A remarkable event occurred recently at a wedding in England. The bridegroom, a very wealthy young man of high social standing, had bind blinded by an accident at the age of ten. In spite of his blindness, he graduated from the university with honors and had now won the heart of his beautiful bride, although he had never looked upon her face. Shortly before his marriage he underwent a new round of treatments by specialists, and the result was ready to be revealed on the day of his wedding.

The big day arrived, with all the guest and their presents. In attendance were cabinet ministers, generals, bishops, and learned men and women. The groom, dressed for the wedding but with his eyes still covered by bandages, rode to the church with his father. His famous ophthalmologist met them in the vestry of the church.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her white-haired farther. She was so moved, she could hardly speak. Would the man she loved finally see her face- a face others admired but he knew only through the touch of his delicate fingertips?

As she neared the altar, while the soft strains of the wedding march floated through the church, she saw an unusual group. There before her stood the groom, his father, and the doctor. The doctor was in the process of cutting away the last bandage.

Once the bandage was removed, the groom took a step forward, yet with the trembling uncertainty of someone who is not completely awake. A beam of rose-colored light from a pane in the window above the altar fell across his face, but he did not seem to see it.

Could he see anything? Yes! Recovering in an instant his steadiness and demeanor, and with a dignity and joy never before seen on his face, he stepped forward to meet his bride. They looked into each other’s eyes, and it seemed as if gaze would never wander from her face.

“At last!” she said. “At last,” he echoed solemnly, bowing his head. It was a scene with great dramatic power, as well as one of great joy. Yet as beautiful as this story is, it is but a mere suggestion of what will actually take place in heaven when Christians, who have been walking through this world of trial and sorrow. “Shall see [him] face to face” (1 Cor.13:12) selected

Just longing, dear Lord, for you,

Jesus, beloved and true;

Yearning and wondering when

You’ll be coming back again,

Under all I say and do,

Just longing, dear Lord, for you.

 

Some glad day, all watching past,

You will come for me at last;

Then I’ll see you, hear you voice,

Be with you, with you rejoice;

How the sweet hope thrills me through,

Sets me longing, dear Lord, for you.

Discover how your positive words can bring forth victory in your life.

In this video, Joel Osteen eloquently explained how it is better to keep quite if you could not speak positive declarations in your circumstances. It may be hard to speak positive affirmations when we have difficulties and that’s okay, as long as you do not speak negativity over it.

“God is still on the throne”, “Do not verbalize the negative”, said Joel Osteen.

Put a watch over your mouth and speak faith in your promises.

I will never forget you,
Though I may meet someone new,
But a part of my heart,
Will forever belong to you.

I know it won’t be easy,
And I’ll miss you every second,
But everything in life,
Comes with a special lesson.

Letting go is hard,
But when all the sadness clears,
There will not be a reason,
To shed another tear.

What we had was priceless,
And you will always hold my heart,
But now that our love is gone,
We must forever part.

My love you took for granted,
But I gave it anyway,
And still you overlook me,
Even to this day.

Of all the times you hurt me,
And all the times I’ve cried,
I think of why I worked so hard,
And why I even tried.

You said you’d love me forever,
But forever has come and gone,
And still I sit and wonder,
Where it all went wrong.

But now I see what’s really there,
And there’s nothing I could have done,
You can’t help who you love,
And I just wasn’t the one.

Maybe someday down the road,
Our paths will intertwine,
And once again I can hold you,
And know you are mine.

But until the day, if it even comes,
You will only be in my mind,
For now it’s time for me to see,
If it’s true love I can find.

We had some really good times,
And we had some really bad,
But the strength to keep on going,
Neither of us had.

I’m sorry our time has ended,
And we couldn’t make things work,
But then I think of all the times,
You acted like a jerk.

I know I wasn’t perfect,
But I gave you all I had,
And if we were so deep in love,
Why does it feel so bad?

I still have a lot of questions,
And I still wonder why,
But now all I can do is say,
I love you and goodbye.

Dalise Kroskie

Who says that you don’t make millions in the internet? And who says that only adults can do?

 

Nick D’Aloisio a 17 year old British kid just made a rumored $30 Million dollars by selling his news-reading IOS app Summly to no less than yahoo.com

This young entrepreneur might just follow the footsteps of Bill Gates of Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook or Steve Jobs of Apple. Considering his creativity and innovation being compared with these top three individuals who have shaped the world (as we know it today) is no longer a surprise.

Further, he commits himself in supporting the Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer in bringing back Yahoo to its former glory.

His achievement is really very inspiring to the younger generation in using technology for good and to better themselves big time. I specifically like his interview and his humility amidst all the media attention he is getting.

CLICK HERE for NICK D’ALOISIO Interview