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!















4 comments:

Teena said...

reading and enjoying. Your words are so full.

Hugs,
Teena

Abigail said...

It is so wonderful to know that we serve a faithful God. His sayings are ALWAYS faithful! And He has given us the faith to believe and act on what He has said. Precious Words!

I'm rather jealous! I wish it was sweatshirt weather here! It's HOT and HUMID! We have the A/C on so that everything doesn't stick to everything and everyone else! Enjoy your time with the "littles"! Soon they'll be joining the "biggers".

Blessings,
Abigail

Chad and Jessica's Family: said...

God is faithful and it is His grace that keeps you smiling though you will always grieve. Take care.

Hey, I wanted to ask you....you always talk of movies you guys watch and stuff and I really would love to hear of your collection and some you reccomend. We have a little tv/vcr/dvd just for movies but can never find a good one!!! I would love to hear so after baby is here we can plop down and watch a few. Thanks!!!!!


Jessica

Teresa said...

Thank you for sharing that quote today! I had to write it down..do you know who said it(so I can give them credit?) Your words are very encouraging to me as you share your heart! Although I cannot imagine the pain of your loss(my heart goes out to you), I can relate to your words as I have been through the losses of my brother, sister, Mom and Dad. The first 3 due to cancer and my Dad being in a horrible car accident. But I think everyday...But for the grace of God! That is where my JOY comes from...Blessings 2 U--Teresa