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WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing daily inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
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Man may make plans in his heart,  but what
the tongue utters is from the Lord.

All the ways of a man may be pure in his own eyes,
but it is the Lord who proves the spirit.

Entrust your plans to the Lord,
and your plans will succeed.

When the Lord is pleased with a man's ways,
he makes even his enemies be at peace with him.

Better a little with virtue,
than a large income with injustice.

In his mind a man plans his course,
but the Lord directs his steps.

Pride goes before disaster,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.

It is better to be humble with the meek
than to share plunder with proud.

He who plans a thing will be successful;
happy is he who trusts in the Lord!

Proverbs 16: 1-3, 7--9, 18-20
New American Bible


Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:9 (King James Version)

...It is time for us to know with certainty that no
matter what happens around us, the God of all
riches has the blessings and desires with all His
heart to give them to us. We must be completely
assured and confident that He is going to make
our efforts successful as we obey Him and fight
the battles to obtain all that He has for us.
Tremendous life changing, abundant blessings
are waiting for us, if we will only pursue them
and possess them in faith.

Excerpted from "Loved by God: Six Pillars from Ephesians,"
by T. D. Jakes
Bethany House, 2000

Father, Your Word says that I am a partaker of
the inheritance and treasures of heaven. You have
delivered me out of the authority of darkness and
translated me into the kingdom of Your dear Son.
Father, where Your Word is there is light and, also,
understanding. Your Word does not return unto You
void, but always accomplishes what it was sent to do...

Father, I commit my works (the plans and cares of my
business) to You, entrust them wholly to You. Since You
are effectually at work in me, you cause my thoughts to
become agreeable with Your will, so that my business
plans shall be established and succeed...

...Thank you, Father, for making all grace, every favor and
earthly blessings come to me in abundance that I, having
all sufficiency, may abound to every good work...

Excerpted from "Prayers That Avail Much,"
Harrison House, 1989


Rather than always striving for personal happiness,
try to make others happy. In being of spiritual, mental,
and material service to others, you will find that, without
seeking it, your own cup of happiness will be full.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian Yogi and Guru
SRF Lessons

Some people feel that they and they alone are
responsible for their success, that their intelligence
and abilities brought it about. This is the challenge of
wealth, and a serious challenge it is: to not be deceived
by your own ego. "You must remember that it is G-d who
gives you the power to become prosperous." Without this
recognition, money becomes the ultimate symbol of the
selfish ego, our contemporary "golden idol."

Excerpted from "Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of
the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson," by Simon Jacobson
Perennial Currents, 2002


Success usually comes to those who are
too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
American author, naturalist and philosopher


If you postpone spiritual practice until you have
gained all your worldly ambitions, you will never
have time for spiritual practice.

Yoshida Kenko (1283 - c. 1351)

Japanese author and Buddhist monk

When you put money in perspective and recognize why
it was given to you, it becomes a blessing instead of a
curse. And by using your wealth for charitable and
philanthropic purposes, which are for posterity,
instead of spending it on the desire of the moment,
your money becomes eternal.

From "Toward a Meaningful LIfe: The Wisdom of
the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson," by Simon Jacobson
Perennial Currents, 2002


When you go down to the seashore, you find what is
practically an unlimited supply of sea water at your disposal.
There are billions upon billions of gallons there, but the
amount that you can carry away will depend upon the vessel
with which you have provided yourself. If you take a ten-gallon
can, you can get ten gallons, but if you take only a pint pot you
can take away only a pint, and if you have no bigger than a thimble,
you would not be able to take away more than a thimbleful.

So it is with divine abundance. The only limit
is the limit of our capacity to receive.

Excerpted from "Around the Year with Emmet Fox"
HarperSanFrancisco, 1959


Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant
for you, so that in all things, always having all you need,
you may have an abundance for every great work.

2 Corinthians: 9: 8
New American Bible


Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter.
And think that even such a result is no trifle.

Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
Roman Emperor, stoic philosopher


And now the Last Word:

 Do you believe God owns what you need?

Do you believe God has the power
to give you what you need?

Do you believe He wants to meet your needs?

From "Loved by God: Six Pillars from Ephesians,"
by T. D. Jakes
BethanyHouse, 2000































































Bonus Quote:
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z.
Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)





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