From Jesus Calling on Facebook
God bless you and give you peace,
Originally posted on Life Is Worship:
‘Tis you that are the music, not your song.
The song is but a door which, opening wide,
Lets forth the pent-up melody inside,
Your spirit’s harmony, which clear and strong
Sings but of you. Throughout your whole life long
Your songs, your thoughts, your doings, each divide
This perfect beauty; waves within a tide,
Or single notes amid a glorious throng.
The song of earth has many different chords;
Ocean has many moods and many tones
Yet always ocean.
So is this
One music with a thousand cadences.
Have a blessed day!
This is my ledge
my shelf of peace,
by its crooked rails
holding back the beyond.
a hawk sails
to challenge clouds
my plot of sky.
in the valley
remote and dim,
come and go,
Here on my ledge,
in different ways;
and so do I –
my ledge of quiet,
my plot of sky;
from Sitting by My Laughing Fire by Ruth Bell Graham (Word Books, 1977)
I was able to find this book online after reading this poem. I believe it is out of print, but it has become one of my treasured items in my small library.
The Graham family has been such a blessing to many all over the world. I am forever grateful for how they have ministered to me and my family.
God bless you and give you peace.
Originally posted on Mustard Seed Budget:
Good luck — if you wish to find peace in the world.
True peace can be found in God.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. — John 14:24.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:7
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. — Isaiah 26:3
Originally posted on Mustard Seed Budget:
This is a tough one because Jesus spent most of his time upbraiding his disciples for not having enough faith. So faith was very nearly the characteristic he most cultivated.
So to dismiss faith’s importance borders on heresy. Faith is not unimportant! It is just lesser important than love.
Paul is resetting Corinthian theology, which was heavy on the sizzle and bang of show-off spiritual gifts. He forms a chaismus with chapter 12 and 14 talking about spiritual gifts. Then he says: But I will show you a better way. In the middle, he talks about love.
The ancients didn’t have all caps or highlight to draw attention to their writing. They didn’t have exclamation marks. So they made up the chiasmus, a rhetorical device that repeats a them twice, with the highlighted material in the middle. (It’s kind of like a hamburger. It’s not the two breads on top…
View original 66 more words
To Give Hope and Encouragement through the Word of God
"Is not My Word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?" Jeremiah 23:29
© marianne's page- where the Word of God is free !!
Sermons and Devotions
Personal ponderings on life, love and spirituality
a journal of living-like-we-mean-it, by Derek Maul
Going back to the basics of the Christian walk
By Wally Fry
The purpose of Samuel at Gilgal is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage Christian discipleship by introducing you to many of the sermons and writings of outstanding preachers and Christian authors. Occasionally, I will contribute my own thoughts on various topics. Like Abraham Kuyper, I desire that “God’s holy ordinances” guide our worldview in the home, in educational institutions, and the governing of our country.
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 29.2)
Following the Son of God, Jesus: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105)
Scriptures, Lessons, News and Links that will help you survive in this world.
Jesus Christ, Lord, God, Holy, Holy Spirit, Abba Father, Father God, Faith, Hope, Eternal, Heaven Bible, Word of God, Truth, Savior, Praise, Worship, Prayer, Encouragement, Love, Way, Truth, Life
A blog dedicated to proclaiming the truths of God's Word through the writings of past and present Bible teachers.
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Blessings, Gratitude, and Healing Because of Grace!
A topnotch WordPress.com site
"The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is for Good Men to do Nothing" - Edmund Burke
by Matthew McDonald
Jesus is Lord