A Living Hope

¬†“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,…

¬†¬†So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

  1 Peter 1:3 and 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Victorious

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? ¬†Shall¬†tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?…Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”

Romans 8:35 and 37

Smokin’ Hot

They say, “Where there’s smoke there’s fire”, so is it also true that where there’s fire there’s smoke?” Not according to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. It says in Daniel 3:20-24 ¬†that when they were thrown into the fiery furnace, the king saw four men walking in the fire, and the fourth looked ¬†like the Son of God, and when he called them out of the fire, they were completely untouched by the flames, and then, to top it all off, ¬†their clothes didn’t even smell like smoke. Now, that’s amazing!! You can’t even start coals for a barbecue, without smelling like smoke! ¬†Verse 24 says that” the fire had no power over them!”Our God Is AWESOME!!¬†This story is a ¬†fire-bright,¬†blatant¬†example, of how God is with us “in the fire“, these fiery trials have no power over us, and when it’s over, we won’t even smell like smoke! Now that’s Hot!¬†

The Reader Appreciation Award

¬†I would like to express my appreciation, and a very special thank you, to beatrix mana at babydogogos.wordpress.com, for nominating me for this award! This came as a complete surprise, and I am both humbled and honored to have been nominated.In accepting this award, I’ll share a little of what I’ve been up to lately, along with a list of bloggers that I am nominating for the Reader Appreciation Award

“What’s Going On?”

Well its spring, and gardening is one of my great loves, so of course, I’m thrilled, and I’ve been spending a lot of time working outside in our yard. I’ve been unable to garden for the past couple of springs due to a two-year recovery from a surgery where I almost lost my leg and nearly died. Praise God, neither occurred, and, while I am still experiencing the pain and limitations which are the result of this tragedy, I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me to be able to get out and enjoy my gardens. ¬†I love the logo for this award. Sunflowers are one of my favorites. They’re very happy and bright, and that’s just how I feel about receiving this award!

Here are some blogs that I’m sure you’ll ¬†enjoy and appreciate reading. I know I do!

Ellen Grace Olingerellenolinger.wordpress.com

Mikeemmock.wordpress.com

Lynn lynnlovesediting.wordpress.com

Florence Kuekharpoftenstrings.wordpress.com

Brian’s Blog brianwilliamsen,wordpress.com

Reflections in the Word reflectionsintheword.wordpress.com

Shout for Joy!

“He will once again fill your mouth with laughter

and your lips with shouts of joy!”¬†¬†

Suffering

 

adult alone anxious black and white

Suffering may endure for a season,
And we wonder when relief will come.
Is this for a time of testing
A really deep trial for some?

Day by day we endure our heartaches,
Often questioning why,
We don’t seem to fully understand
And we come before God with a sigh!

“Just quiet yourself in My presence,” He says,
“I have blessings for you in store,
This time with me will be precious,
Even more than ever before.”

The wonderful promises in God’s Holy Word
Bring comfort, encouragement and peace,
And as we nestle up close to Him.
Our Faith brings sweet release.

So let us joyfully praise the Lord,
If, through suffering we can learn,
Truths that will help to guide our way,
And His Word more clearly discern.

Elsie K. Young

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment worketh for us a far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory.”¬†-2 Corinthians 4:7