Hear His Voice

Hear His Voice.png“Hear [God] earnestly, … to know the meaning of what He says, …bowing your understanding to it, longing to comprehend it, desirous to be influenced by it. ‘Hear His voice’—that is, hear it obediently… Retain the Word in your memories and, better still, practice it in your lives. To hear in this case is, in fact, to yield yourselves to the will of God, to let yourselves be as the elastic clay and His Word as the hand which molds you, or your tears as the molten metal and the Word as the mold into which you are delivered.” ~C.H. Spurgeon

“The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. Continue reading Hear His Voice

Where Do You Place Your Trust?

Where Do You Place Your Trust.jpg“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness, possesses you. And in this materialistic age, a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” – Mildred Lisette Norman

Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever (Psalm 146:3-7).”

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Choose Joy

Over the weekend I stumbled upon a fantastic community of bloggers via Kelly Balarie’s #RaRaLinkup. As I began surfing various blogs and reading through some really fantastic submissions, I found myself filled with emotion.

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I was inspired.

I was challenged.

I was filled with joy.

I noticed how eloquently everyone seemed to write. It was as if I were reading lyrics to a song or poetry. There were heart tugging punch lines, and perfectly captured photos to compliment each entry’s theme.

I’m sure most of you have heard the quote attributed to Teddy Roosevelt that says:

“Comparison is the thief of Joy.”

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