September 29, 2007
READ: Ephesians 5:8-21
The days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise. —Ephesians 5:16-17
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A patient checked in to a Florida hospital for a life-saving amputation. He awoke to find that the wrong foot had been removed. In the same hospital, another patient had surgery on the wrong knee.
Defenders of the healthcare system point out that such tragic cases of malpractice are like airline crashes—they are newsworthy because they are so rare. In that Florida hospital, officials responded with a plan to avoid what could go wrong: Staffers now write “NO” with a black Magic Marker on the healthy limb.
The Bible also urges that we do more than just recognize our past wrongs; we must take decisive steps to avoid evil. Paul warned the believers in Ephesus to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness” (Eph. 5:11). Christ has delivered us from condemnation, but we still risk temporary harm and loss because of our sinful tendencies. Our flesh still inclines us toward error and danger (Gal. 5:16-17).
But much has changed. Our relationship with God has changed. Our once hopeless future is now bright with promise. We have the opportunity to submit to His Spirit and to walk with the One who does good rather than thoughtless harm. —Mart De Haan—Mart De Haan-->
Thinking It OverWhat conflict is described in Romans 7:15-25?How may we win that battle? (Romans 8:12-13).What happens when we are led by the Spirit? (vv.14-17).
Wise people don’t just admit wrongs, they strive to avoid a repeat performance.
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Bible in One Year: Isaiah 7-8; Ephesians 2
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOUR HEART IS,
Look where your mind goes when it wander. I am sending this to you to see how many actually read their e-mail. Your response will be interesting. Pay attention to what you read. After you have finished reading it, you will know the reason it was sent to you. Here goes:
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Send this to every friend that you have on-line, including the person who sent it to you.
0 Replies - you may need to work on your 'people skills'2 Replies - you are nice but probably need to be more outgoing 4 Replies - you have picked your friends well6 Replies - you are downright popular8 Replies or More - you are totally awesome (and that's probably why you're on MY list)
I wonder what mine will be.
GUARDIAN ANGEL Forward this message the same day you received it. It may sound ridiculous, but it is right on time We believe that something is about to happen. Angels exist, only sometimes they haven't got wings and we call them friends; you are one of them. Something wonderful is about to happen to you and your friends. Tomorrow at 9.47 a.m somebody will address you and tell you something you have been waiting to hear. Please do not break it. Send it to at least 7 of your friends.
With Metta,Bhikkhuni Yin Kit
MAY ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY, BE PEACEFUL AND BE LIBERATED।
哪裡尋找您心目中當然，當它遊走。 我把這個給你，看看有多少是真正的閱讀他們的電子郵件。 你的反應會很有趣。注意什麼，你看的。 當你看完它，你會知道原因，它被發送給您。 這裡俗話：
人們到你的生命一個理由，一個季節或終生。 當你知道哪一個是，你會知道怎樣做，為的人。 當有人在你的生活中一個原因，它通常是為了滿足需要你的意見。 他們來協助您通過一個難題，為你提供指導和支持， 幫助您身體，情緒或精神。他們可能就像是一個天賜良機，他們的。 他們在那裡為理由，你需要他們。 然後，沒有任何不法行為對你的一部分，或在不方便的時候， 這個人會說或做一些使關係告一段落。 有時會把他們整死。有時他們走開。 有時他們的行為，並迫使你採取某種立場。 我們必須明白的是，我們需要得到滿足，我們的願望實現，他們的工作是做的。 祈禱你寄一直回答，現在是向前的時候。
有人到你的生活，為一個賽季，因為輪到你來分享，成長或學習。 他們把你的經歷，和平或使你發笑。 他們可以教你一些你從來沒有做。 他們通常給你一個難以置信數額的喜悅。 相信，它是真實的。但只有一個季節。
終生關係教你一輩子的教訓， 你的東西要借鑒，以擁有雄厚的感情基礎。 你的工作是接受教訓， 愛的人，並把你所學到的使用在所有其它關係和地區，你的生活。 有人說，愛情是盲目的，但友誼是奪冠。