Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thought for Today


A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough. 
1 Timothy 6:6-8 
The Message




31 comments:

  1. oh i love this. so contrary to what the world will have us believe- bigger, better, faster, newer, moremoremoremoremore. God provides! and it is always good enough, more than enough.

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  2. and what a wonderful reminder that the things that "drive me crazy" are really not all that important after all....I'm leaving thankful..
    blessings to you!

    peace,
    lori

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  3. Thank You Jehovah Jireh... for providing for us and this beautiful illustration of this truth!

    Thank You, Lord that You have placed shoes on Alida's feet and ours and that You are our bread but You also place bread on our tables because You care for us! How precious the shoes You have placed on these precious feet! God, continue to bless and provide for Alida and hers in Jesus Name...

    *thanks for your visit to our team blog at The Power of Your Love

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  4. This is the first translation from the message that I have ever liked. I normally don't like the message. I just love the picture you paired it with also. It really jumped out at me. You have inspired me to check out more of the Message.

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  5. Love that picture and verse! :) I was looking at that sweet picture of you and your husband and I think he and my husband could be brothers! :) Take a look at the picture here... I think they resemble each other (at least in the face a bit!)

    http://chelseysjourney.com/basilica-christian-academy

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  6. Amen! And what a sweet photo . . .

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  7. Great perspective and verse to share today!

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  8. I say Amen to that. There's a song about food on my table and shoes on my feet. God is so good all the ime.

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  9. Awesome word. LOVE your picture!!

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  10. Such a sweet picture to go with this verse. I love your blog.

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  11. Wonderful post, Alida. As Christians, we have a wealth that cannot be taken away.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  12. Amen...we are truly rich in treasures money can not buy...

    Love this WFW!

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  13. This was wonderful! Thank you for the excellent focus on what we all need to remember throughout our day!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  14. Fun photo and love those green shoes :). Scriptures like that gets be back focus on what truly matters.

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  15. How wonderfully true.
    Mind you I more often not have shoes on that I do wear them, but I could not go out without them.

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  16. Amen! such a cute picture with it.

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  17. That is just so precious, Dear. Thank you. Blessings ~

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  19. Rich simplicity. There's a lot in those two words together. Gorgeous photo!

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  20. Amen and amen! Humbling to think of how many in the world don't even have those. Thank you for the reminder.

    brenda

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  21. What a vivid picture! Thank you for the reminder that God is enough.

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  22. Oh goodness, AMEN! So many here are complaining about how bad the housing market and economy is and all I can think is, "You have a place to live!"

    Happy Blog Partying!

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  23. i love this! the colors, the verse!!!

    have a very blessed week~

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  24. Love the shoe shot. God gives us what we need. He is sufficient!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  25. When is enough, enough? In Rotary, someone one said to me, "Live simply so others can simply live!"
    Nice verse for us all to remember....

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  26. Wonderful!
    Thanks for stopping by A Grace-full Life. Feel free to follow if you want. I follow you in Networked Blogs.

    Many blessings to you and your husband as you do God's work.

    Marcia

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  27. Love the photo with the shoes!!The scripture is a great reminder to be content!!

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  28. Wonderful combo of the cute photo and very important passage!

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  29. Great photo and perfect scripture. It reminds us to be thankful for what we have and not want for what we don't have.

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  30. What pretty shoes for busy feet!

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