Saturday, June 25, 2016

Take my life, and let it be...

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. 
Psalms 139:23-24

Order my steps in Thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 
Psalms 119:13

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fear not
It is said that the Word of God contains enough “fear nots” or the equivalent to give us a new one for each day of the year. Why are there so many? Is it not because fear is so common among God’s people? It is indeed good to be able to say, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid,” but there are times, many of them, when we need His Word to “fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.” Our Lord wants us to have peace in our hearts at all times and under all circumstances, and peace is the opposite of fear and worry. He said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you. … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” It is His never-changing presence with us that calms our fears. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee,” so “I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” He has said that “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest,” and, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
“I will fear no evil” or hurt,
For “Thou art with me” each hour,
Leading “in paths of righteousness,”
And keeping me by Thy power.
Isaiah 41:13 ~ Isaiah 12:2 ~ Isaiah 41:10 ~ John 14:27 ~Psalm 23:4 ~
Exodus 33:14 ~ Joshua 1:9

(From Comfort of the Scriptures)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

All the Way My Saviour Leads Me

 All the way my Saviour leads me; 
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide? 
Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell! 
For I know whate'er befall me, 
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know whate'er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well. 
All the way my Saviour leads me; 
Cheers each winding path I tread; 
Gives me grace for every trial, 
Feeds me with the Living Bread;
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be, 
Gushing from the rock before me,
Lo! a spring of joy I see, 
Gushing from a rock before me, 
Lo! a spring of joy I see. 
 All the way my Saviour leads me;
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised 
In my Father's house above;
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day,
This my song through endless ages, 
Jesus led me all the way. 
This my song through endless ages,
Jesus led me all the way. 

 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 
Psalm 23:3

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Tiny Turtle

 One of my brothers discovered this little turtle making its way across our yard today. 
It had been awhile since I'd seen one this small, and we thought it looked so tiny and cute. :)
 Thankfully it was noticed before someone accidentally stepped on it!
 It could move surprisingly fast for its size. So much for the old saying about moving 
slowly at a turtle's pace. :)

 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
 ~Genesis 1:25

 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD. 
~Psalms 135:1