Wednesday, October 27, 2010
a faithful saying....
***I found this quote today and it so describes me, it might describe you too.....I wanted to share it........
"A smiling face doesn't mean the journey is over, or easy. It simply shows God gave grace for today."
This computer issue seems hopeless, we are at their mercy to wait! Its hard to sit and type and then to publish or try and then it fails!! But here goes anyways!!
Crispy mornings, big sweatshirts, (I don't know whose I have on) coffee, scripture is cause for a good morning!!! I have got to convert to something other than flip-flops! Like something enclosed for the house....my feet are freezing! After lunch it is usually so nice outside, I find myself sitting in the HOT sun, but mornings are a little cooler than I like :)
I am so blessed when I read scripture and it just leaps off the page and then I share it with you but I am also blessed when I read or borrow from others that have rich insights to meditate upon. I love Spurgeon, (my husband trained me well) He is a man that was and still is speaking in the power of God through his writings now!!! I read in the Morning and Evening devotional today and I was blessed, so I wanted to share it with you. The scripture was...... It is a faithful saying, II Tim 2:11. Paul gave four faithful sayings:
1) This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
2) Godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.
3) It is a faithful saying - If we suffer with him we shall also reign with Him.
4) This is a faithful saying, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works.
I like the way Paul spoke of these "faithful sayings." He said the first one lays the foundation of our eternal salvation in the free grace of God, as shown to us in the great Redeemer. The 2nd one affirms the double blessedness which we obtain through this salvation, the blessings of the upper and nether springs, of time and of eternity. The 3rd, shows the duties to which chosen people are called; we are ordained to suffer. The last one, sets forth the active form of Christian service, bidding us diligently to maintain good works. Spurgeon said, "let these four faithful sayings be written on the four corners of my house." Ours too!!! I was encouraged and this is good meat to meditate upon and of course through the Spirits work, apply into our hearts and homes! May it be a blessing to you today! God's word is so rich, whether its just us and the Holy Spirit or whether its us and Spurgeon, its good!!!!
Well, today is Wednesday and that means people are suppose to clean house! Some already have done their Wed. chores. Some are in the process,and some need to DO them!! The girls and a few others are heading over to clean the Ada house and take the guys dinner, soooooo once again me and the littles will figure out something neat to do! Thursday, Terry has an eye appointment and then we are going out to dinner with another couple, Friday I think somethings are happening at our church that the girls are participating in, Saturday a young lady is taking our family pictures, she is a professional photographer, so it will be nice NOT to have Anna run back and forth taking our family pictures, and we can all enjoy the photo shoot....hopefully!!!
Can't believe its almost November! I am ready to decorate for Christmas!!! but I will hold off a bit longer:)
Enjoy your day!