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*Happy Summer Day To Amy's Place*
posted on 07/01/2008 4:10:13 AM PDT
(God Bless Our Military)
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July 1, 2008
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17
Our search for joy takes us many different directionsdream holidays, shopping, food, clothes, friends, carsthe list is almost endless.
My guess is that if you perked up at the mention of shopping, holidays, or cars, you might have felt a twinge of guilt. We often view the joy of temporal things as less than spiritual and show our discomfort by apologizing for nice things: I wouldnt have bought this, but someone gave me a wonderful deal. As if real Christians never eat quiche, drive cool cars, or wear designer clothes!
No doubt Gods greatest gift to us is our relationship with His Son Jesus. Its a gift beyond comparison. Jesus promised that when we abide in Him we will experience the fulfillment of His joy (John 15:11), and without that kind of deep, abiding joy the rest of life is mundane at best.
But Scripture also casts the joy of the Lord in terms of temporal things. The enjoyment of things can be a positive spiritual experience. When we recognize that He gives us richly all things to enjoy (1 Tim. 6:17) and that every good gift . . . is from above (James 1:17), our hearts should be full of thankfulness and praise. This, in and of itself, is an act of worship! Enjoy the Giver and the gifts.
We thank Thee, Lord, for daily food,
For plenteous store of earthly good;
For life and health we still possess,
With house and home so richly blessed. Mohler
posted on 07/01/2008 4:51:23 AM PDT
by The Mayor
( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
Beautiful wild marigolds, Meg! Had all kinds of computer troubles yesterday. Will have to get it worked on again. Yesterday I couldn't even post a picture, couldn't connect to YouTube or any link posted. Made delicious soup for my neighbor!
posted on 07/01/2008 6:02:34 AM PDT
Good morning, Meg. Happy Summer!!
Thank you for the beautiful Marsh Marigold graphic.
You find the most beautiful flowers.
Have a Terrific Tuesday.
posted on 07/01/2008 9:40:04 AM PDT
(I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
I’m starting at the beginning today - don’t know how far I’ll get. Love the yellow wildflowers. Would love to have a whole field of wildflowers, but hubby calls them ‘weeds’ and wants only grass to grow there. :(
posted on 07/03/2008 9:42:29 AM PDT
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