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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sabbath Keeping

~ Dry Run ~
"See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it."  ~ Deuteronomy 30:15-16 ~

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." ~ Thomas Jefferson ~

If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson ~

"He that strives to draw himself from obedience, withdraws himself from grace." ~ Thomas A Kempis ~

"The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!" ~ A. W. Tozer ~

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose" ~ Jim Elliott ~
"The cross is laid on every Christian. It begins with the call to abandon the attachments of this world. It is that dying of the old man which is the result of his encounter with Christ. As we embark upon discipleship we surrender ourselves to Christ in union with His death... we give over our lives to death. Since this happens at the beginning of the Christian life, the cross can never be merely a tragic ending to an otherwise happy religious life. When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die. It may be a death like that of the first disciples who had to leave home and work to follow Him, or it may be a death like Luther's, who had to leave the monastery and go out into the world. But it is the same death every time... death in Jesus Christ, the death of the old man at His call. That is why the rich young man was so loath to follow Jesus, for the cost of his following was the death of his will. In fact, every command of Jesus is a call to die, with all our affections and lusts. But we do not want to die, and therefore Jesus Christ and His call are necessarily our death and our life" ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~

"If you can't pray a door open, don't pry it open." ~ Lyell Rader ~
~ Dry Run, winter ~
"Here lies the tremendous mystery - that God should be all-powerful, yet refuse to coerce. He summons us to cooperation. We are honoured in being given the opportunity to participate in his good deeds. Remember how He asked for help in performing his miracles : Fill the waterpots, stretch out your hand, distribute the loaves" ~ Elizabeth Elliott ~

"He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment" ~ John Wesley ~

 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." ~ Romans 8:28

 Until next time,

Blessings ~ a bright, sunny, warm day! ~ healthy animals and humans ~ water ~ Christianity ~ obedience ~ truth ~ love ~ wisdom ~

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  1. You posted quotes by some of Gods choice saints. It will be nice to meet them in heaven.

    Especially the apostle Paul.

    God bless you and have a great week, Ron

  2. Warm wishes to you!
    Tis so cold here and still snowing.
    Enjoyed reading your post today.
    God bless,

  3. Sandra, as usual, your Sabbath reflections and quotes are a blessing. I especially like the Tozer and Jim Elliot quotes. Thank-you!

  4. Nice quotes! I always enjoy reading them and I also enjoyed the photos from the last post. Stay warm!

  5. It looks like spring is on its way!

  6. Some of these quotes I had never heard before. They are all awesome!!!

  7. Hi Ron - It Will be nice to be together in Heaven, all like-minded Believers. "What a day, glorious day, that will be!"

    Hi Deanna - it's cold, windy and snowy here as well. Winter has us in a firm grip. Be safe.

    Hi Kathy - the quotes all spoke to me this week; especially the words of Wesley.

    Hi Deborah - we're in the midst of another blizzard; staying warm is necessary. Hope you're enjoying.

    Hi affectioknit - spring is surely taking her own sweet time!

    Hi Deborah Ann - like you, the quotes spoke to me.

  8. Hello Sandra! It's good to wander over to the farm again!
    "Fill the waterpots". I can't tell you how serendipitous it is for me to read that. God has been speaking to me through the miracle of water to wine for the past week. First through Max Lucado. Second through Joel Osteen. And now, here, at Thistle Cove. Ah, three summons. To this I must listen.

    Hope all is well! And I do hope you are experiencing a much needed thaw.

  9. Hi Jen, we're but vessels waiting to be filled with Living Water or death. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve...remember that verse? It's a great one!
    As to the thaw...we've had between three and four inches of snow today so the thaw is still a longing.


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