Monday, August 17, 2015

Verses For Today

Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
 neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 
of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield
 no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, 
and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy 
in the God of my salvation. 
Habakkuk 3:17-18

  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4

I have been very busy lately, and probably will be for the next few coming weeks,
 so just wanted to let everyone out there know that I might not be able to post very often on 
here for awhile. Hope y'all will check back soon, though! :)  

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Anvil of God's Word

I've read this poem several times before, and a lot of you out 
there might have also read it before also, but I always like reading good 
poems over again myself, so I thought I'd go ahead and share it here. :) 
“The Word of our God shall stand forever." Isa. 40:8
Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith's door,
   And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor,
   Old hammers worn with beating years of time.

"How many anvils have you had," said I,
   "To wear and batter all these hammers so?"
"Just one," said he, and then with twinkling eye,
   "The anvil wears the hammers out, you know."

"And so," I thought, "The Anvil of God's Word
   For ages skeptic blows have beat upon,
Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,
   The Anvil is unharmed, the hammers gone."
                        —John Clifford

Monday, August 3, 2015

His Eye is On The Sparrow

 A couple months back, while waiting in an airport during a long layover, my sister and I noticed these cute little sparrows flying around inside the terminal, chirping and eating crumbs here and there. I don't know how they managed to get inside the airport, but they certainly helped keep me from being bored during the long wait! :) As I watched them, it brought my mind to the verses in God's Word that talk about the sparrows, and I couldn't help but once again thank Him for His care over me, and for sending some of His little creatures as reminders!

  But even the very hairs of your head are all 
numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more 
value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. 

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
by Civilla D. Martin, 1905

  Matthew 6:26   Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Finished Work

Upon a life I did not live,
Upon a death I did not die, 
Another's life, Another's death,
I stake my whole eternity. 

 Author unknown

"In the hour of death there is nothing to rest upon
   but the blood of Christ, which was shed for us. "
 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: 
and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, 
who loved me, and gave himself for me.  
Galatians 2:20