Monday, July 17, 2017
Where is our God? You say, He is everywhere: then show me anywhere that you have met him. You declare him everlasting: then tell me any moment that he has been with you. You believe him ready to succor them that are tempted, and to lift those that are bowed down: then in what passionate hour did you subside into his calm grace? In what sorrow lose yourself in his “more exceeding" joy These are the testing questions by which we may learn whether we have raised our altar to an “unknown God" and pay the worship of the blind; or whether we commune with him “in whom we live, and move, and have our being. James Martineau.
"If Christ never deemed himself nearer to Heaven than when in the presence of the childlike heart, then the resources of a devout life cannot be remote and of difficult access, but so nigh unto us, that, if we miss them, it is from their close presence rather than their distance. James Martineau.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
"Men never grow up to manhood as an acorn grows up into an oak-tree, Men come to it by re-births in every faculty, again, and again, and again." H.W. Beecher.
I like that, we don't grow a little each day, but rather, we have re-births, spiritual awakenings, new revelations on old truths and new break-throughs we never imagined.
Saturday, July 01, 2017
This was sent to me by a 17 year old young lady that grew up with out a loving father. She has faced more adversity in her few years than many ever do, and she has overcome and continues to grow and mature into a responsible, loving girl with a growing faith in God. Sadly in our world this is becoming more common and, perhaps, it is worse when the father is still in the home and yet has no time to love and nurture his children.