WISE THOUGHTS AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS RELATIVE TO HUMANKIND ACCOMPANIED BY AN OCCASIONAL FLY IN THE OINTMENT... Famous They Says both new and old from the Doctor, Founder and Top Professor of “They University” himself; Thaddeus T. They! "You know what they say" says found here, as well as "They says" handed down from the past "They Family" clan. Let us know if you can make sense of them all. If you can, you may be summoned to join “They University” where wise sayings are said to be sayed by those who say them. OK an occasional fly is found in the ointment... but whose counting? If you find yourself keeping track of flies and not paying strict attention to says being said by the good doctor... seek help immediately! Contact Mrs. Dr. Hortense They who can offer advice gathered from years of experience having listened to just about every say that has been said by Professor Thaddeus T. They! She knows how to tune in and can help get your receptors fine tuned to the wise wisdom of the "They Says"!
THIS WEEK'S SAY:
12/2/2019 "Life should not be full of surprises"! Nice ones of course! Life should be lived intentionally so you're not so surprised by things you don't want to be surprised by... like what comes at the end of your life or after! Yupper! Life should be on target with the plans and purposes God has for you and indeed it can be if you're a true God follower of God and His Kingdom ways!Proverbs 16:9 and I quote "A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps" That's really good news because if you're a listener with an ear and a heart turned towards the Living God, He will direct your steps! It's important and pleasing to God when you're intentionally listening for His direction so He can utilize your life directing your steps so you fulfill His plans and purposes for creating you! Your potential and influence upon fellow mankind is most likely much greater than you've imagined even though you may already have done and accomplished great and mighty things. He can do even more spectacular works by the power of His Holy Spirit living in you through you!!! He can touch the lives of millions and well, I digress... because I'm sure you get the point and point well taken.
11/25/2019 "If there's a song on your heart; and i pray there is don't keep it in...sing it out" Share a happy melody and make somebody else happy too! I make the shower happy all the time. Even though the shower isn't a somebody else it gets joyful enjoyment same as me cuz singing and making melody in your heart and letting it come out rolling over your tongue and out from your lips will make you happy. Sower's one of the usual places I sing the loudest and the merriest. I belt it out just like I do in church! I sing to the Lord with all my heart and all my soul and all my everything and it makes me merry all the way down to my toes!
11/18/2019 "Don't be suspicious" Cautious, careful and watchful are good but suspicion is another matter. Specially when you don't know the whole story and you're standing in judgement of someone or something. Some people are suspicious by nature. Skeptical about just about everything. The word describes them well. Wary and leery two more for the assignment. So why are they like that? Again lot's of reasons but you might be surprised to learn suspicion buddies up with things like a non-trusting nature and the ever dreaded 4 letter word FEAR. In fact suspicion, kin to disbelief has been known to overstep boundaries and travel into into Paranoia. Did you know that a truly loving heart is always ready to believe the best of everyone? It's always believing and hoping and well, go read verse 7 of I Corinthians 13. And read it in several different versions. You'll get the point. It's an important point because you don't want the pointing to go to you because you're suspiciously pointing out things you don't know are for real.
11/11/2019 Keep pondering over lat weeks pondering message! Engage yourself so all your thoughts will encourage your heart, strengthen your mind and find pleasant things exiting your mouth. Proverbs 16:23 compliments Psalm 45:1 It proclaims "The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips". Partake in the wise heart and teach your lips because your heart is inditing a good matter. Continue wise pondering!
11/4/2019 "Ponder"! I know you'll be doing it anyway because your mind has to be somewhere. It's my heart to encourage you to keep your mind pondering upon good matters. I love the scripture from Psalm 45 verse 1 that speaks "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the King: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer". Iffin you're mind is inditing that means it's composing. In this case, ponder upon the Lord God and His Word and you'll actually be writing the matters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords on your heart as your mind thinks upon His matters and getting them ready to be spoken out your mouth!
10/28/2019 "Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it". Spinning your wheels trying to build something? Perhaps you should consider where the Lord is at in all of what you're doing. Unless you're following the directions of THE master-builder, God Himself, you're sure to be laboring in vain. Not that you're not going to be meeting challenges; that's just part of the walk but if God is not the builder you're following sooner or later all your efforts are labored in vain.
10/21/2019 Don't pay it no never mind! Mind it all in praise and prayer when you are being wrongfully attacked! I know, you've followed the Lord in obedience to His calling. It's all been out of pure motives and concern for God's people and for His Kingdom sake and most of all love for the Lord and His desires. Now even your fellow believers are wrongfully accusing you, pointing fingers and wagging their jaws in gossip about you. Don't pay it no never mind except to pray for them earnestly. Remember the words of Our Lord in Matthew 5:10-12. "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
10/14/2019 "Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God"Right heart... Right motives...Right actions...Down right pleasing to God!
10/7/2019 "It's all in a day's work"... Hum that depends upon how you thin about it. Truth is you can't do everything in one single day. On the other-hand, of you're commenting upon the fact that you've completed the day and all in has been part of the days done work that's different. Genesis 2:15 tells us LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. It was a daily task no doubt so it didn't bring forth fruit in a single day but man's view was probably "'ts all in a days work" .
9/30/2019 "Wish I hadn't done that"!!!Pray you never do anything that you'll never ever have to say "Wish I hadn't done that to!!!But if you do which happens to the best of us remember to repent and keep on keeping on! "Fight the good fight, finish your course, Keep the faith" . II Timothy 4:7
9/23/2019 What's your plan? Have one? Where did ya get it? Is it a sound plan? I'm asking the questions because if you don't have a plan you probably need one. If you have a plan it hopefully will be a good one built on sound principles and right motives and the like. If you belong to the Lord you can count on the fact that if you're seeking Him and praying He will lead you in the plans that are best for you! Consider Proverbs 16:9; "A man's heart devises his way: but the Lord directs his steps". Keep in mind the Lord can also direct the steps of those who that are not of the fold but keep in mind also what that might lead to.
9/16/2019 "Ask why when appropriate and don't ask why when you're not supposed to". James 4:2 says, "Ye have not, because ye ask not." So there are times God expects us to ask!. On the other hand James 4:3 says "You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your lusts ". Iffin you're asking for the wrong reasons like James 4:3 says...don't bother to ask because you're most likely wasting your time.
9/9/2019 "A Christ conscience; the anchor of the soul in God" Desire the clear clean conscience that is Christ-like with all your mind, soul, body spirit and might! Even if it means suffering for righteousness sake! Be courageous; stand firmly for what is right by the standards, precepts and Word of God. You're always going to face the devil trying to discredit you when you stand for what is right in God's eyes. Even when you are watching for the souls of people they will lie and speak evil of you. They move in ignorance while trying to keep and protect their sins, but be Christ-like and remember the Word of God spoken to you in I Peter 3:16-18. "Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit".
9/2/2019 "Why do bad things happen to good people? Consider Romans 8:28 " We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” In the end no matter what for God's children everything is working out for good. But for the evil unrepentant wrongdoers and unbelieving ... Oh dearie me...not so. Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry.
8/26/2019 "Be an above board person! Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men". II Corinthians 8:21. Man's not always watching but God is and He's keeping a heads up and a keen eye on what you do to others even if they don't know you're doing it...GOOD or BAD. Always do your best to treat others fairly, being a stellar example of what is good when you know your deeds are visible so they can glorify your Father God which in heaven by way of your actions.
8/19/2019 "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold". Proverbs 22:1 SOME SCOUNDRELS WILL DO EVERY AND ANY ROTTEN THING, JUSTIFYING THEIR POOR CHARACTER AND BAD BEHAVIOR. Even though their reputation is well known among men and their name is mud, the thing that really matters is that it is known of God. In the end if their name is removed, blotted out from the lambs book of life God will no longer know them by name. Ought-Oh!
8/11/2019 Do NOT neglect your responsibilities! Iffin you're responsible for something don't dare to try and shrug it off or pin it on someone else. I promise you, you'll pay for it at a later date and pay even more than you expected to pay! You'll never ever get away with trying to make someone else pay for what you should pay for. "The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him". Ezekiel 18:24. Remember ;"Whatever is not of faith (done in the way of the faith Christ taught )is sin". Romans 14:23 Just repent and do the right thing!
8/4/2019 Don't try to make others responsible for what you personally are responsible for!!! We all know we reap what we sow so we must follow Bible advice and follow also the other supporting scriptures of the Holy Bible. Galatians 5:6 says "Every man shall bear his own burden". So if you owe someone something don't try to get them to bear the burden.
7/29/2019 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among the brethren". The things God hates named in Proverbs 6:6-19 all seem to work together as the wicked don't deem to care whom they lie about . Liars are dangerous people. Pray for em because if they don't repent Proverbs 19:9 says "a false witness ( liar) shall not go unpunished; he that speaks lies shall perish". Be merciful and compassionate and pray for God's mercy and for a heart of true repentance unto Godly sorrow for them. And bring confrontation to the lies so they have opportunity to repent and keep from self destruction and harming others with their lies.
7/15/2019 Real men who are genuinely tough follow Christ! It takes real manhood to stand opposite the popular crowd! Jesus did it in the face of being pressured with opposition from religious figures who wanted to continue tradition when He came to bring change and in spite of unbelievers for whom he would die to make opportunity for them to be in heaven and we're supposed to be just like Him! Think about it...Ponder over it well and ask yourself..."Am I like Jesus"?
7/8/2019 Measure twice...cut once. "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise"! Ephesians 5:5-17. The foolish hurry through things without paying attention. Basically we're meant to "to look around prudently and cautiously, with a careful consideration of all circumstances and a desire to avoid mistakes and avoiding mistakes also means a better chance at avoiding bad and sometimes unchangeable consequences that might change everything you intended to do and wanted to accomplish.
7/1/2019 Here we are in the month of July. Have you ever pondered over how quickly time goes by? Naturally as founder and top professor of "THEY UNIVERSITY" I ponder over many matters and find this one well worth the consideration of your spending time pondering over it. Consider Psalm 144:4. "Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away" . Job 8:9 "For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow" and 14:2 "He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not". Finally but not all there is about the subject consider James 4:14 "Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away". So folks...consider your time and use it wisely!
6/24/2019 There are things in this life worth pursuing! Such as "Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:bind them about thy neck;
write them upon the table of thine heart:So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man". Proverbs 3:3,4. Worth your while!
6/19/2019 I've been chewing over the faithfulness of God to keep His Word in my mind. It's a great subject to meditate upon. As I've been thinking Numbers 23:19 comes to mind. "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? We're supposed to be Christ-like if we're Christians. There are always good reasons to change ones mind over certain matters and not everyone will know all your reasons and may judge you wrongly but if you don't have an honest valid reason not to keep your word don't not keep it...Keep your word because a person is known by his or her word.
6/3/2019 Temper temper! Don't allow it to rule you.If you're a hot-head your bound to act hastily,end up hurting yourself and loosing out on more than you may have counted on in the first place. In fact you're apt to end up paying for something you didn't want to pay for because your uncontrollable self set yourself up for a fall. The descend of the fall could be long and full of sorrows. "He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly". So to all you hot-heads out there... Submit that temper to the Lord and ask Him to help you be of a gentle spirit!Or else...there might be some "if only I had kept my temper and hadn't acted hastily moments to unhappily face with regret in your life!
5/27/2019 "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it". There's always something to be joyful about! Just the start of the brand new day the Lord has made is a good one! Psalm 118:24. "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my soul shall be joyful in my God" Isaiah 61:10. Having God in your life brings on joy!
520/2019 Hitting a bump in the road is different than hitting a rut in the road. OK ...both are discouraging and can leave you with damages; halting your transportation; but a bump in the road doesn't necessarily get you stuck in one spot like a rut might. Of course if you had a choice it might depend upon the size of the bump or rut but that's not usually the case. In either case you're still movable and able to get past the bump or out of the rut by following one simple rule;Call upon the LORD! "The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth". Psalm 145:18
5/13/2o19 "Know when to point out what's wrong and when not to"! Notice something wrong? Don't be too quick to point it out. No one else might notice and if you point it out you might have to spend a lot of time explaining what's wrong and that could lead to a lot of complications. On the other hand you may need to point something wrong out and still...it could lead to a lot of complications however it's all in the knowing when to and when not to so take some time and consult the Lord in prayer. He'll show you when you should and when you shouldn't and how and when.
56/2019 Why? Why do you ask why? It's because you wonder or want to know ...isn't it? And if you ask are you sure you'll get the right answer? Why I ask...Why? Why do I ask? Because if the only thing you do is ask why and don't do some research you just might not get the right answer to you why! So why ask just WHY? Why I ask ...WHY? You can tell I'm doing my research can't you?
4/29/2019 Who says? Do you just take what you've heard and heard said at face value? Why do you receive what you receive? Do you have a final authority you respect to have established truths to live by? I do and of course it's the Holy Bible Words of God! "Your word is true from the beginning: and every one of your righteous judgments endures for ever".
422/2019 CELEBRATE THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST! GLORY TO GOD HE IS RISEN AND AIN'T NOBODY NEVER EVER DONE THAT BEFORE! OR LORD...HE'S A MIRACLE!!!
4/15/2019 Say nothing"Sometimes there's nothing you can say or should be said so in these cases...say nothing.
4/8/2019 "God has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us". Psalm 103:10,12. If God's forgiveness to us is so kind shouldn't our kindness to others forgiving them be just as kind?
41/2019 It has come to my attention that some out there are not doing good but choosing to do wicked evils. Here's some wise advice to follow to get BLESSED cuz iffin ya don't there's some "OR ELSE'S " in place you don't wanna face! "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon". Isaiah 55:7.
3/24/2019 "Silent but deadly" The little wifie uses this say often when I. excuse me... silently toot. We all hold some thing inside that when they try to escape are not always the most pleasant of experiences for ourselves and or others. We can't always control them because they're trying desperately to exit as we're trying desperately to keep them in. If they're supposed to go...let em go. Just do it at the right time in the right place and in the right way. Now you might not have the situation had you been more careful what you put into the temple in the first place so pay some mind to that too! We're following the principle found in Matthew 23:26. Keep the inside of the temple clean and then the outside will be clean too.
3/18/2019 "Everybody wants to be a wise guy"! I know exactly how you can do that! It's important to be wise. Proverbs 3;13 says "Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gets understanding". Happiness is important! And Proverbs 24 says wisdom is knowledge to the soul and sweet like honey. When you find it there's a reward and your expectation is not cut off. So... be that wise guy and if you're womankind...be a wise woman cuz the same goes for you too!
3/11/2019 "And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live. ". Deuteronomy 30:6. In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and the LORD your God shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it.Verse 16 same chapter.
3/4/2019 " A lawyer, asked Jesus a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law?Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."Matthew 22:32-38.
2/25/2019 "Love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might". Deuteronomy 6:5 Not a choice if we belong to God. "And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart" vs.6 .
2/18/2019 "Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith " No where else to fix your gaze!If you're reading a book you don't take your peepers off the written print so why would you take them off the written living Word of God, Jesus Christ? If you want the finishing of your faith done perfectly keep your peepers on the Living Word and in the Living Word, the Holy Bible!!!!!
2/11/2019 "Be careful how you judge and whom you judge"."For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD". Isaiah 55:8. God just may have something going on in the situation you are not privy to. He could be working something for good that to you at the moment doesn't look quite right but it's all going to work out for the good of the saints.
2/4/2019 "Pass up the past" Once the past is over it's over and you can't change it.Leave it behind! Get yourself ready and look for the new things. If you're not looking and making ready you'll miss Isaiah 43:18,19. God shares "Remember not the former things neither consider the things of old. Behold I do a new thing shall you not know it"? Simple truth...You shall not know it if you don't pass up the past and leave it behind!
1/28/2019 "If your heart ain't right. ain't nothin right! "Above all else guard your heart for out of it flow the issues of life"Proverbs 4:23. If your not right in heart the issues of your life will not be right so... guard it with the Word of God!
1/21/2019 "Any changes made"? So we're into the new year but what's new folks? Ephesians 5:15 comes to mind and the words "WALK" and "CIRCUMSPECTLY" stand out. The verse reads " See that you walk circumspectly not as fools but as wise. The point here with these words should impact us to get a move on to what we should be doing without wasting time drifting about hither and yon without fulfilling your purpose.An what is your purpose? Get with God and He will be faithful to share that with you in detail so you can carry on and carry out your purpose. No doddeling now... move forward!
1/14/2019 "Think carefully and pray before you say so you have no regrets and wish you hadn't said what you sayed. Because once you've sayed it it's been said and you can't unsay it. More than likely whatever you've sayed will stay in someone's heart and mind and it can reach down into their souls and perhaps yours too so think carefully and pray before you say!
1/7/2019 "Say the best says you can say in the new year and don't say anything that will trouble anyone specially yer own self! Remember Proverbs 21:23;"Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles".