"Falling in love is the easy part.
It is quite different from being in love.
If you are blessed,
you fall in love with your spouse again a little bit every day.
Love is a choice,
a decision to love no matter what the day brings.
You are in love because you choose to be in love.
You made a promise, a commitment, to love each other."
Author Unknown


Friday, December 28, 2012

Growing in God’s Grace

 

It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should
both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:22-26

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I’ve just finished reading a wonderful book that I picked up at a thrift store in the past few months. It came to me when I was going to need it’s comforting and encouraging words. The book is “Captured by Grace ~ No One is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God” by David Jeremiah.

Here is a loving excerpt that I hope will be of help to others, not just widows but to anyone who needs love and encouragement from God our loving Father.

“Though your eyes are presently filled with tears, My child, and though your shoulders sag with unhappiness, I want you to know something. I want you to be assured that our adventure together is only beginning. Trials remain for you to face, but behind each one rests a greater glory. Beyond each obstacle there lies a greater joy. And all along the way, I have paved your road with blessings to remind you of the inheritance that is yours as My child. Walk on, now, in the joy that will not be slowed even by sadness. Walk on toward the crown of glory that has your name on it.

Walk on, My child. And let us walk together.”

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But unto every one of us is given grace

according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Eph_4:7

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,

that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. ~ Heb_4:16 

Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. ~ 2Jn_1:3

Grace be with you all. Amen. ~ Heb_13:25

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FlowerLady Lorraine

1 comment:

  1. It’s amazing how just the right books find us at just the right times in our lives.

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