Stepping Stones on the Walk to Faith

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https://craigsjourneyoffaith.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/stepping-stones-on-the-walk-to-faith/

https://myjourneyofaith.wordpress.com/

and

STEPPING STONES TO FAITH

INDEX (of quick, short uplifting, empowering and inspirational thoughts)

These thoughts from The Possibility Thinker’s Bible by Dr RH Schuller and PD Dunn (New King James version as published by Thomas Nelson publisher) have served to sustain, energize, encourage and even inspire me down “my long unchartered path these past two decades. I am sharing these thoughts by Dr Robert Schuller in a “spirit of encouragement.” I truly hope they may do the same for you, no matter where you are on the path of life: whether you may be in the deepest valley or standing on the highest peak in life’s often very hard, but always mysterious journey.

I’m trying to crystallize, distil eternal truths , so that these writings, the simple messages from Jesus and the Bible are easily digestible to all you “out there”. Hope these notes from Dr Schuller are not “too goody-goody, heavy-heavy  religious” for you.

Enjoy

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INDEX to STEPPING STONES TO FAITH

 from

https://myjourneyofaith.wordpress.com/

https://jesusthoughts.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/stepping-stones-on-the-walk-to-faith/

(the full list) in The Possibility Thinkers Bible by Dr RH Schuller (published by Thomas Nelson Publishers)

Decide to begin

The faith of Abraham

Allow God (“Let go and let God”)

Dare to decide

No one is too far from God’s love

Live with positive faith

There is power in faith

Listen for God’s voice (“the still silent voice within”)

Find a way to pass through

On the high places

I say to you, ‘Arise’

When faced with a mountain…

tunnel underneath

Our greatest enemy

Dare to wade deeper

Swallow your hurts

Climb out of your rut

You can rise from the ashes

The Lord is my shepherd

Guide me, Lord

Make a commitment

The remote places

Put God on your north

Give God your burdens

God’s shepherds in the wilderness

Be a dreamer

Chart the course

Faith scans the horizon

Let go and let God

Seasons of Faith

Reach for the stars

Sow the seed of faith

Lord, send us

Light in a land of darkness

The desert- a garden

Face reality with hope

The crooked made straight

On wings of eagles

Welcome the adventure

God’s word – a foundation for faith

Open your mind to God

Many logs burn brightly together

God still makes miracles

The olive tree

Pursue your vision

Affirm your faith

Announce your intentions

Allow God to do the unexpected

Called to prepare the way

You are the light of the world

A house built on rock

Stilling the storm

Reach out in faith

The mustard seed

The lost sheep

Faith to move mountains

Faith makes the impossible possible

 

Let down your nets

Never look back

The Good Samaritan

Teach us to pray

The lost coin

The prodigal son

Return to give thanks

Change your direction

The empty tomb-a silent witness

Spirit of God

Expect the unexpected

Find a hurt and heal it

Sent by God

Jesus the Good Shepherd

 

 

Believe it before you see it

Respect those around you

Go into all the world

Take a leap of faith

The unnamed men and women

Great people – ordinary people

Son of encouragement

Followers of the way

Faith can fill your life

You can do it!

You are living stones

Washing the windows of the soul

Success in failure

Speak of God’s presence

Breathing faith

Change your thoughts and

change your world

Grace is a gift from God

God’s dream is yours

Press towards the goal

What is your goal?

Set your mind on things above

Hidden treasure

Co-workers with God

Season your world

In the name of God

Servants are first

Speak confidence

Take a positive plunge

Have faith in your faith

Replace stress with success

Keep working on yourself

Have a reason to believe

from

God is a mystery, a Creative Presence, the mystery, the Ultimate Source of Life, the Fountain of all Goodness, Who/That allows me to be who I really want to be and become.”

“God is leading us to the light. What we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the eternal light.”

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www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

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www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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9 thoughts on “Stepping Stones on the Walk to Faith

  1. To my “cyber-friends/pals” around the world….

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

    Hi everyone

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks to YOU all for the thanx” (in thought)

    if you want to follow me, go to https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

    and

    https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

    Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
    * By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

    Who says men can’t multi-task!

    Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

    “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

    – Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

    Now back to the message I was posting before I got distracted

    enjoy anyway

    “totally impulsive” c
    #

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”

    I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (even “zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    in recent years …true!). A few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back and I got swamped with comments on my various blogs… so had to close them all off.

    Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet. As mentioned (stop repeating yourself, c – bad writing…otherwise the first signs of approaching senility!), I was unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages, so had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me.

    Sorry and hope you can understand.

    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing (which I’m often told is what is “safest” for me!)

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent

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    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
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    “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS

    “I wish you well on a rainy day
    I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
    To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
    to remind you that happiness can happen
    when you least expect it.

    I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
    to show you the simple beauty of life
    and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

    I wish you rainbows
    I wish you well.”

    – Larry S. Chengges

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915

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