Tuesday, December 22, 2015
These aren't quite the December pictures one would expect, but like so many others, we have had warmer weather and barely any snow. We have had a lot of gray, rainy days with little sun. Some of these pictures are recent but others go back a few months.
As always the light I see in this weary world is what causes me to rejoice! The True Light that gives Light to every man....came into the world (John 1:9). For God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness, made His Light shine in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). Read this verse slowly and take time to really hear what it is saying.
Oswald Chambers wrote:
Friday, November 6, 2015
Rays of hope. That's what these pictures remind me of. What is hope?...an anxious expectation; a feeling of trust; expecting God to show up in my situation; absolute certainty of future good. I can bank on that hope, trust it and feel secure in it...be satisfied with it...long for it.
Hebrew 6:18 & 19 tells me I have hope set before me or offered to me so I may be greatly encouraged. How does this encourage me? It gives me assurance that all of God's promises will come true for me/us!!...and my future is firmly in His hand for my good! This hope is an anchor for my soul (my life, breath, desires, affections, appetite), firm and secure. I am tied to the very throne of grace. My promised future is sure; it is steadfast (constant, unwavering, solid); and it is the finished and purchased work of Jesus.
"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you...." Ephesians 1:18
Friday, October 30, 2015
Yep...I told you I couldn't stop taking fall pictures! I have to hang on to this time of year as long as I can! Loved - that is how I feel when I experience this beauty. His beauty! His grace!
1 John 3:1 says "How great is The Love the Father has lavished (given abundantly/extravagantly) on us that we should be called children of God." God is Love (1 John 4:8) - therefore He lavishes Himself on me! Why? So I can be His child! Wow! Crazy amazing!
Romans 8:15b - 17 "....you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, Abba Father (close relationship). The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ,..." What more could I want or need? So thankful He shows me His Love everyday - without it I would feel lost and hopeless!
I just heard this song today by Chris Tomlin:
I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like