Today’s thought – Shall Not Be Moved

aug 11 003I love this ‘standing’ oak tree.

Good Morning

Psalms 46:5
God is in the midst of her;
she shall not be moved:
God shall help her,
and that right early

“Shall not be moved”–what an inspiring declaration!
Can it be possible that we,
who are so easily moved by the things of earth,
can arrive at a place where
nothing can upset us or disturb our calm?
Yes, it is possible;
and the Apostle Paul knew it.
When he was on his way to Jerusalem
where he foresaw that “bonds and afflictions” awaited him,
he could say triumphantly,
“But none of these things move me.”

Everything in Paul’s life and experience
that could be shaken had been shaken,
and he no longer counted his life,
or any of life’s possessions, dear to him.
And we, if we will but let God have His way with us,
may come to the same place,
so that neither the fret and tear of little things of life,
nor the great and heavy trials,
can have power to move us
from the peace that passeth understanding,
which is declared to be the portion
of those who have learned to rest only on God.

“Him that overcometh
will I make a pillar in the temple of my God;
and he shall go no more out.”
To be as immovable as a pillar in the house of our God,
is an end for which one would gladly endure all the shakings
that may be necessary to bring us there!
–Hannah Whitall Smith

“They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion,
which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.”
There is a quaint old Scottish version that puts iron into our blood:

Who sticketh to God in stable trust
As Zion’s mount he stands full just,
Which moveth no whit, nor yet doth reel,
But standeth forever as stiff as steel!

Stand . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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February 8, Today’s thought – Moved?

jan 30 phoenix 001This mini Phalaenopsis orchid blossoms opened while we were in Arizona. It was my little of bit of green traveling with us. I think I learned about having a plant while traveling from my mom.

Good Morning

Psalm 46:1 -5
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains
be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Selah.
There is a river,
the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
God is in the midst of her;
she shall not be moved:
God shall help her,
and that right early.

“Shall not be moved” what an inspiring declaration.
Can it be possible that we,
who are so easily moved by the things of earth,
can arrive at a place where nothing
can upset us or disturb our calm?
Yes it is possible; and the Apostle Paul knew it.
When he was on his way to Jerusalem
where he foresaw the “bonds and afflictions” awaited him,
he could say triumphantly,
“But none of these thinks move me.” Acts 20:24
Everything in Paul’s life and experience
that could be shaken had been shaken,
and he no longer counted his life,
or any of life’s possessions, dear to him.
And we , if we will but let God have His way with us,
may come to the same place,
so that neither the fret and tear of little things of life,
nor the great and heavy trials,
can have power to move us from the peace
that passeth understanding, (Philippians 4:7)
which is declared to be the portion of those
who have learned to rest only in God.

“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar
in the temple of my God; and he shall go not more out.” Rvelation 3:12

To be as immovable as a pillar in the house of our God,
is an end for which one would gladly endure all the shakings
that may be necessary to bring us there –Hannah Whitall Smith

Desiring to arrive . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie