Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:24
SHORT THOUGHTS: God often shows me things or teaches me in the simplest ways in life. Maybe it is because that is what I need or maybe it is because I notice. Either way, it's all good. Last night was another quick lesson.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:22
SHORT THOUGHTS: When I read the verse Genesis 50:20 from the story of Joseph...it just reiterates to me loud and clear that we never, ever really know what God is up to. We might think we do at times but really...we just don't have a clue. It is so much bigger than us and our humanly view.
There are things in this life that make some kind of sense to me and many, many things that do not and probably won't on this side of eternity.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:10
SHORT THOUGHTS: Our great God is personal and cares about and knows every detail of our lives. He uses everything in our lives to talk to us right where we are at. If we are listening, we hear Him. But even when we are not listening, He is still there speaking to us, reaching out to us...always working on our behalf...always waiting for us to turn towards Him. Like the father in the story of the prodigal son, He is always watching and waiting for our return, waiting for us to respond, no matter where we are at or where we have been.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:32
SHORT THOUGHTS: Not all things are meant to be held together as they might have always been. Sometimes we have to let things go and let things become whatever they become.
We may want and see something a certain way in our lives but that does not mean what we see and want is what is best. Sometimes God’s best for us looks very difference…wait…almost always…God’s best for us looks very different than what we think it should look like.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 15:15
SHORT THOUGHTS: Psalm 115:2-8 were the verses from my reading this morning in my closet time. There were more verses after this and one before but I just kind of stopped reading like there was a stop sign when I got to these. Then I read them again and maybe even again and absorbed them.
The last verse just spoke so loudly to my soul. We become like our idols. Likewise, my logic tells me that the concept is also true that when we follow God, we begin to look more and more like a son or daughter of our Loving Father.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:27
SHORT THOUGHTS: We all go through hard times in this thing we call...life. But we never go through them alone. Oh, we may think we are alone for sure but truth is...God is right there, going through our hard times and all other times with us. His presence is with us always. When we feel we are all alone, it is not because God is not there. What is missing is our awareness...our ability to see and notice God right there all around us, in
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:26
SHORT THOUGHTS: EVERYONE deals with good and bad things in life...everyone. It is how we respond to those things that matters. Our response to what life brings our way is what we are in full control of and is what will make us into who we are and who we will become in the future.
God, help us to face life head on, to see clearly and to choose wisely, staying close to You, our strength and our shield.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:07
SHORT THOUGHTS: I think we all need to remind ourselves often just how much God loves us. Not because He ever stops showing us just how much He loves us but because sometimes in life, we stop looking.
We stop noticing His awesome beauty all around us and all the big and little things He gives and does for us each and every day, just because.
I believe that we find what we look for in this life. If we look for bad, we will surely find it. And if we look for good, we will find it there waiting also. It is all in what we seek.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:17
SHORT THOUGHTS: There are many things in this life that just don't make any sense at all. No matter how hard we try to figure out the "why"...there is just not a reasonable answer that ever surfaces. There are many things happening in the world right now that fit this criteria and that leaves us feeling angry, anxious, afraid and hopeless.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:02
SHORT THOUGHTS: Besides a mutual faith and trust in God, I think the next most important thing is not so much..."finding" the right person as much as it is..."being" the right person.
If our thoughts and desires are to care for our spouse as ourselves, then unless you treat yourself badly, you will treat your spouse with love, honor and respect. You will take care of them and nurture them just like you do your own body.