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Posted on 04/01/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by JustAmy
July, 2005, Closing Thread
(Sept 26, 2008)
There once was a man from Nantuckette with a .....
Happy Birthday, Dear Jaycee!
I LOVE Horses.
My Mom does too. She likes to watch the Old Westerns on Me TV JUST to see the Beautiful Horses.
Thankfully, she is back home in her own easy chair with her 50” HD Screen and back watching Bonanza, the Big Valley, The Rifleman, etc.
I think she’s on to something!
While I was visiting my son in San Diego, we decided to go to Shadow Mountain Church to hear Dr. David Jeremiah preach. Steve and I got up early on Sunday morning and took the hour-long drive to the church. But our anticipation turned to disappointment when we discovered that Dr. Jeremiah was not there that day. Some other guya substitutewas preaching.
A couple of weeks later, I was scheduled to preach at the church in Grand Rapids where my wife and I attend. As I stood in front of the congregation, I realized that now I was some other guy and they might be disappointed because they had come to hear our pastornot mespeak.
While we find comfort in the familiarity of those we depend on in life, we have to recognize that at times they can be substituted. But the One we need mostthe One on whom we depend for life itselfis always present (Ps. 139:7-8). When we desire to enter Gods presence in prayer, He is always there: Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice (55:17).
Looking for God? Hes always right there. No substitute needed.
Read: Psalm 139:1-12
Thank you for the lovely post about horses!
Here is a horse that is considered to be
one of the most beautiful horses in the world:
The Friesian Horse
Oooooooo...I saw some babies coming up the turnpike on Saturday! So sweet and wobble-legged!
Thank you to Everyone for the Pings, Links, and Posts.
(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))
Friendship is one of lifes greatest gifts. True friends seek a special kind of good for their friends: the highest good, which is that they might know God and love Him with all of their heart, soul, and mind. German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, The aim of friendship is exclusively determined by what Gods will is for the other person.
Jonathan, Davids friend, is a sterling example of true friendship. David was in exile, hiding in the Desert of Ziph, when he learned that Saul had come out to seek his life (1 Sam. 23:15). Jonathan went to Horesh to find David. The significance of this scene lies in Jonathans intent: He helped David find strength in God or, as the text puts it, he strengthened his hand [grip] in God (v.16).
That is the essence of Christian friendship. Beyond common interests, beyond affection, beyond wit and laughter is the ultimate aim of sowing in others the words of eternal life, leaving them with reminders of Gods wisdom, refreshing their spirit with words of His love, and strengthening their grip on God.
Pray for your friends and ask God to give you a word in season to help them find renewed strength in our God and His Word.
Read: 1 Samuel 23:14-18
Awwww, so sweet, JC!
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