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Balance is having the “right things in the proper measure and complementary to everything else.”

“Be courteous . . that you may inherit a blessing.”
 Common courtesy could be your entrance to very uncommon blessings.
                              “Common Courtesies.”
 “Because Nice Matters!” 
 “Nice matters,” because people matter to God, every one of them; that practical truth makes people matter to God.
  COMMON COURTESY
  “common courtesy,” which I came to understand referred to simple acts of consideration for others, such as being respectful and mannerly toward them. Courtesy is a social civility you should require of yourself, one that others should expect of you.
 Common courtesy no longer appears all that common.
 I observe extremes with which people speak and relate to each other. Today’s culture permits a shallow familiarity of using first names and inappropriate conversation of personal and private information with mere acquaintances, or even total strangers sometimes. That appears to me more presumptuous and intrusive than friendly, as is probably intended.
 Meanwhile, others find it acceptable to totally ignore people, passing them without as much as a nod or polite, “hello, or excuse me,” overlooking another person as though irrelevant, hardly needing their notice. Between those extremes are simple gestures of courtesy that honor the dignity and individuality of another person and treats them accordingly.
 I think common courtesy is a proper and Godly response to recognizing the dignity due every individual in some measure. Your sense and practice of courtesy toward others can evidence your regard for yourself or lack of regard for others. “Be courteous . . knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.”
Common courtesy could be your entrance to very uncommon blessings.
 Other translations of this verse use the words, “humility or humble minded,” which is also translated as “courteous.” The Greek word is “philophrone,” a combination of two words, “brotherly/friendly” and “minded.” The application is this: “treating others with friendly thoughtfulness.” How you interact with others reflects how you value them, and people in general.
 It is easy to be kind and considerate with those you correctly regard. Such behavior is characteristic of humility, regarding yourself properly not proudly.  It is also possible to be inconsiderate of those you might consider, even unconsciously, as less expecting of the simplest acknowledgement or offer of helpful assistance. Failing those could demonstrate a lack of humility, living without the common courtesy of “friendly thoughtfulness.”
Regard others highly as Jesus regards and relates to you.
 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand.
~ Colossians 3:1, NLT
 
        "A Setback, is just a "Setup", for a great comeback".
 
                  "So let go, and let God have His way"
 
"Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4)
 
 

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“...No one can take away your joy.”
 
Life may not have turned out the way you planned, but you still have the power to be happy right where you are. God is the source of all joy, and when God gives you something, nothing in the world can take it away. That means other people cannot make you unhappy, no circumstance can force you to get upset. Nothing can take your joy; you have to give it away. You’re in complete control of your happiness.
Think of it this way: If somebody is rude to you, what they’re really saying is, “Give me your joy.” Somebody cuts you off in traffic, “Let me have your joy.” Somebody ignores you or leaves you out of a meeting; they’re just asking for your joy. You have a choice. You can give it to them by going around upset, frustrated and offended. Or, you can make a much better decision and say, “No thanks, I need my joy. I’m not going to get upset because you were rude and didn’t speak to me. I’m not going to be frustrated because you cut me off in traffic. I’ve already made up my mind that I’m going to live this day happy!” Instead of giving them your joy, give them mercy, grace and understanding. Give them the benefit of the doubt and keep your joy because only you are in control of your happiness!
 
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
 
Father, today I hold on to joy. I refuse to give it up, and I refuse to let go of my peace. Give me Your strength today as I keep my heart and mind focused on Your love in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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