“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters…”
(Proverbs 18:4, NIV)
As we celebrate High School, College and other graduations let us do it in style! These are milestones for many. And, we have what it takes in our mouth to send forth living waters to help launch their ship. Yes, one needs deep waters to set sail. They need the wind of The Holy Spirit with encouraging and healing words to help navigate their deep and sometimes dangerous waters.
I hope each Lily will allow the deep healing waters to flow out through them by the power of Jesus Christ and His work at Calvary through the words they speak to a graduate. Let us through prayer, giving our words and sharing our deepest thoughts given to us by The Holy Spirit help launch another on their journey of another season of their life!
Congratulations to All 2011 Graduates.
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Congratulations to Connor, of Columbia, NC, my brother’s grandson! You sure have my words of encouragement, prayers and hope for a bright and brilliant future. Take the next step and as you do Our Heavenly Father goes with you.
Congratulations to all graduates everywhere! May you forever be a gatherer of wisdom to touch others in due season. May your journey cause you to grow and persevere with the help of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who will always be at your side, just call upon Him. May your light so shine before men that they will know who your FATHER IS, a God of truth.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”(3Jn.1:4) I pray that the graduates (from Kindergarten through graduate school) will search for and find the” WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE”. There is no greater Truth, indisputable and irrefutable, than THIS: “No man comes to the Father except through ME.” (Jesus Christ) Jn. 14:6
May each graduate experience God’s best for them, secure in His love and care for their lives as they look to Him for guidance. Many blessings to each one.
I hope that as you take your next step into vocation, schooling, play or work that you take the Word of God with you in arm and mind. I would like to say from my experience the Bible has been a great comfort to me both in my ups and my downs. If you haven’t read it or experienced the living of God’s Word, I hope you will try it.
Stop by here often and share with us. Blessings as you go….
I don’t think we could ask for a better speech and life career growth for a graduate speech than we get from Ann Curry of “Today.”
“She acknowledges she was upset about being passed over when then-NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker, seeking a bigger name for “Today,” personally recruited Vieira from “The View.”
“Sure, I had the sense of `I wish I had been asked,'” Curry recalled. “But shortly after that I said to myself, `Look how lucky you are. Look at what a great job you have and look how great she is.’ I opened my arms wide and never looked back.”
Too many people come to their jobs with attitude, not gratitude, she said.
Curry even swears that if someone else had gotten Vieira’s job — if she had been passed over for a second time — she would not have left “Today.”
“Why?” she said. “Because it would have been nuts abandoning the broadcast. It would have been abandoning our viewers. I love our viewers. … I have a real sense of service when it comes to this job, taking care of the viewer and helping them have information that I think they should know and want to know.”
Read the article in its entirety from: If you have a speech to make maybe quote Ann’s, “Too many people come to their jobs with attitude, not gratitude, she said.”
Thanks for sharing the comments and the really great article. What a role model she is.
I am impressed also with what it said in the article about her not sulking or pouting or back stabbing when she did not get the job that time ( or quitting). She made a “niche” for her talents and she was a team player and gave her energy to service. What a testimony. That is what God is hoping for His children that when they stand before Him He will be able to say, “well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord:”\.”
Team player is so important in all we do. It really seems like the basis for any good relationship. Yet, for some selfishness has been taught and practiced for so long there is no team left to play on. Think about this when we come to Jesus we join a team. He presents us to His Father, introduces us to our guide, that Holy Spirit which connects us to angels, church and abundance more. As we see from this article we don’t always get the team we wanted. Maybe, the schools we applied to rejected us and job offers are just not there. Attitude is so big we have no gratitude for the school, the job offer or the team that really wants us. Then we are on the team that is stuck with attitude and we miss the gift, the grant and the promotion that wants to come but hindered. Today trade old attitudes in for gratitude and watch!
Team player is so important in all we do. It really seems like the basis for any good relationship. Yet, for some selfishness has been taught and practiced for so long there is no team left to play on. Think about this when we come to Jesus we join a team. He presents us to His Father, introduces us to our guide, the Holy Spirit which connects us to angels, church and abundance more. As we see from this article we don’t always get on the team we wanted. Maybe, the schools we applied to rejected us and job offers are just not there. Attitude is so big we have no gratitude for the school, the job offer or the team that really wants us. Then we are on the team that is stuck with attitude and we miss the gift, the grant and the promotion that wants to come but hindered. Today trade old attitudes in for gratitude and watch!
Yes, team playing! Jesus sent the Apostles and disciples out two by two; Jesus had a team of Apostles that worked with Him. In the book of Philippians, Paul writes, “I entreat Eu-o’dia and I entreat Syn’tyche to agree in the Lord and to be of one mind. And I ask you also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.” Paul seems to be calling for “partnership” and teamwork among the believers in the furtherance of the Gospel.
When I think about this statement regarding team player, “It really seems like the basis for any good relationship.” It sure makes sense. Most people probably really like having a person around to interrelate to who is grateful and appreciative; appreciates them; wants to put in; shares; responds; brings something valuable to the group; communicates effectively, etc.
Teamsmanship is essential to the Body of Christ. Paul referred to that in 1 Cor. 12; “For the body does not consist of one member but of many.” That is the same in the BODY OF CHRIST. And if we are members of one BODY and of one another (which we are in Christ) we must work in sync…as a team, in coordination and support of one another.
There should be no lording it over, or contending for the preeminence or striving to outdo one another which is pride and vanity and idolatry in worship of self and self-serving…(habitually seeking one’s own advantage, especially at the expense of others) ___Free dict. online
As some of us have experienced record breaking heat the last few days I have paused to think on how refreshing a brook of water can be. The proverbial writer must have understood this as well. It caused me to reflect how when I sit by a bubbling brook I meditate on the wisdom of God. But, wonder what happens at times when the heat is turned up and no bubbling brook the fountain of wisdom dries up….”The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.” from Proverbs our blog scripture.
Sara, I was thinking about the DEEP WATERS of one’s words. You know, they could be a fountain of refreshing, our words to another, to someone in pain, to someone who has lost his way, to someone who needs a ‘word of worth”. OR~~ we could drown in our own deep waters if they are polluted or contaminated.
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Mat. 12:37) May our words be pure cisterns of refreshing and not stale, contaminated and lifeless.