I have a habit of snapping pictures of thought provoking quotes I see on various social media sites on my phone, so I thought this week I’d share some of them that have been encouraging to me. I’ve added Biblical references to each thought and I hope they encourage you as well!
- Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. (Romans 12:9-13)
- If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful? (1 Samuel 16:7)
- The secret of a happy life is giving God the first part of your day, the first priority in every decision and the first place in your heart. (Matthew 6:33)
- The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs girls who know how to do hard and holy things. (Proverbs 31:30)
- In truth, he who is not content with what he has would not be content with whatever he acquires. (Luke 12:15)
- Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. (2 Corinthians 4: 16-18)
- Dear God, I’m trusting you. I know you heard my prayer. Your time, not mine. (Proverbs 3:5)
- If you saw the size of the blessing coming, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting. (1 Peter 4:12-13)
- It is a good rule never to look into the face of a man in the morning till you have looked in the face of God. – Spurgeon (Psalm 63:1)
- The New Testament never promises material wealth for spiritual obedience because God’s plan is not for Christ-followers to display His glory through their higher standards of living, but through the radical sacrifice of their lives for the sake of others. (1 John 3: 16-18)
The people who shared the above statements on their newsfeeds chose to share these thoughts because they were likely touched by them and wanted others to be encouraged as well. But we have to remember that as we go about our lives today, people are observing us – not just the obvious physical things about us, but our attitudes, our words, our actions and our reactions.
Are we constantly reminding ourselves of the truths in God’s word? We are encouraged in Thessalonians to encourage and build one another up, so let’s continue to do that – both with our status updates and our lives.