Today’s thought – God Cannot Lie

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Good Morning

Titus 1:1-2
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Faith is not working up by the will power
a sort of certainty that something is coming to pass,
but it is seeing as an actual fact
that God has said that this thing shall come to pass,
and that it is true,
and then rejoicing to know that it is true
and just resting because God has said it.

Faith turns the promise into a prophecy.
While it is merely a promise
it is contingent upon our co-operation.
But when faith claims it,
it becomes a prophecy,
and we go forth feeling
that it is something that must be done
because God cannot lie.
Days of Heaven upon Earth

Resting in the words of a Truthful God . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Today’s thought – Be Thankful

february 21 003February 21, 2012, the Farmer planted star jasmine on this metal lattice.

may9 010 May 9, 2014    Look how the jasmine as grown!

Good Morning

Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,  to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Which comes first-
the gift,
or the spirit of thanksgiving?
Common wisdom says that we get the gift first,
then we say thank you for receiving it.
While that is true,
some gifts will never be recognized
or received without a spirit of thanksgiving.

How many people sabotage the blessings in their life
because of a crummy attitude?
They are dissatisfied and disappointed–
and let the world know it–
despite a plethora of gifts from God
and others around them.

All of us can be thankful for the many things
God has done for us.
But there may be deeper levels of spirituality–
even more of His nature and goodness–
that we can experience through the attitude of gratitude.
Have you said thank you to God today?

Colossians 3:15
And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]  Amplified Bible

Be thankful . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Mother’s Day

may9 012Golden Celebration bud for my mom.

Good Morning

Why God Made Mothers

God knew that everybody needs
Someone to show the way,
He knew that babies need someone
To care for them each day . . .
He knew they needed someone sweet
To sooth their baby cries,
To teach them how to walk and talk,
And sing them lullabies. . .
That’s why God made Mothers.

He knew small children need someone
To lend a guiding hand,
To answer all their questions
And to smile and understand,
Someone to read them storybooks,
To teach them wrong from right,
To show them wonderful new games.
And hear their prayers at night . .
that’s why God made Mothers.

And then throughout their childhood years,
God knew that children need
Someone to smile at them with pride,
Encourage each new deed.
As they grow up and all their lives,
God new that everywhere
All Children need a Mother’s heart
To understand and care,
And that’s why God made Mothers.
Robin St. John

2 Timothy 1:5
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Thankful for God’s plan to create Mothers.
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

Today’s thought – Wagons Laden

apr11 012One more beautiful iris from Grandma Crain’s garden.

Good Morning

I’ve been pretty sick the past week
(only knit a little on two days),
but feeling better.

Genesis 45:27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and
when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

A very simple sight: just some farm wagons laden with corn–
food for the staving household.
It was these wagons turning into the courtyard
that raised the fast-falling hopes of Jacob expectancy.
They remind me of other wagons laden
and sent by another One greater than Joseph,
even our Lord Jesus Christ.
These wagons of His are a great stimulus to our faith.
They come unseen to us in our hours of darkness —
when our hopes are dashed to the ground.
when we are in the awful grips of spiritual starvation,
how blessed are these wagons as they are seen approaching!

Lift up your eyes!
Look out for them:
When they come they will not be empty!
You will be fed and nourished
with the choicest of His stores.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits.”

On the porch looking . . .Today

With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Today’s thought – Unfailing Love

apr30 002A side view of the cactus flower.
Happy birthday to the Farmer!

Good Morning

Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. . .
As for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge.
Psalm 73:25-26,28  NASB

God is not only the answer to a thousand needs,
He is the answer to a thousand wants.
He is the fulfillment of our chief desire
in all of life.
For whether or not we’ve ever recognized it,
what we desire is unfailing love.
Oh, God, awake our souls to wee–
You are what we want,
not just what we need.
Yes, our life’s protection,
but also our heart’s affection.
Yes, our soul’s salvation,
but also our heart’s exhilaration.
Unfailing love.
A love that will not let me go!
Beth Noore

“Open my eyes and let me see”. . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie