Thought for the day

hope-1356077_960_720Romans 4:19-21 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.


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Can we talk Wednesday

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I have decided to yield the podium of “Can we talk Wednesday” to my distinguished guest, Dr. Martin Luther King. May these words convict and touch our hearts today.

  1. “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
  2. “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” 
  3. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 
  4. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” 
  5. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
  6. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
  7. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”
  8. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
  9. “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
  10. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
  11. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
  12. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
  13. “Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”
  14. “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.” 
  15. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
  16. “I have decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 
  17. “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
  18. “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
  19. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
  20. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”
  21. “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” 
  22. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” 
  23. We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
  24. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  25. “We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”
  26. “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
  27. “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
  28. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
  29. “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
  30. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
  31. “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”

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Can we talk Wednesday

QUESTION: Does Jesus only ask us to love others as we love our self?

MY ANSWER: According to John 15:12, Jesus commands us to “love each other as He has loved us.” Under the New Covenant Jesus always pushed the envelope further than people were accustomed to. Jesus was calling society to not only love one another, but to love one another as He loved us. For more insight, please listen to the video.


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Can we talk Wednesday

Question: Does God’s will always come to pass?

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (AMP)

First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, for [a]kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who [b]wishes all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge and recognition of the [divine] truth.

Answer: According to scripture the answer is no. God wants everyone to be saved, but some will not be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. Please listen to the video for my explanation.


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Can we talk Wednesday

Question: Why do some people not have fear of the Lord?

Scripture: Psalms 36:1-4

   I have a message from God in my heart
   concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:[b]
   There is no fear of God
   before their eyes.

In their own eyes they flatter themselves
    too much to detect or hate their sin.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
    they fail to act wisely or do good.
Even on their beds they plot evil;
    they commit themselves to a sinful course
    and do not reject what is wrong.

Answer: Please listen to the video for my answer.


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