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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

~ Levi ~
"I will praise the Lord who counsels me."

"We're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us,
we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."
~ C. S. Lewis

"Nothing is small or great in God's sight; whatever He wills becomes great to us, however seemingly trifling, and if once the voice of conscience tells us that He requires anything of us, we have no right to measure its importance. On the other hand, whatever He would not have us do, however important we may think it, is as nought to us. How do you know what you may lose by neglecting this duty, which you think so trifling, or the blessing which its faithful performance may bring? Be sure that if you do your very best in that which is laid upon you daily, you will not be left without sufficient help when some weightier occasion arises. Give yourself to Him, trust Him, fix your eye upon Him, listen to His voice, and then go on bravely and cheerfully."~ Jean Nicolas Grou

"My father, teach us not only thy will, but how to do it. Teach us the best way of doing the best think, lest we spoil the end by unworthy means."
~ Rev. J. H. Jowett
"God will not look you over for 
medals, degrees or diplomas, 
but for scars."

"True holiness consists in doing God's will with a smile." ~ Mother Teresa

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

"Now it is you alone that I love,
you alone that I follow,
you alone that I seek,
you alone that I feel ready to serve,
because you alone rule justly.
It is to your authority alone that I want to submit.
Command me, I pray, to do whatever you will,
but heal and open my ears
that I may hear your voice.
Heal and open my eyes
that I may see your will.
Drive out from me all fickleness,
That I may acknowledge you alone.
Tell me where to look 
that I may see you,
and I will place my hope in doing your will.

"And when the earth shall claim your limbs, 
then you shall truly dance."
~ Kahil Gibran

"Let us go and wake up the universe...and sing His praises." ~ Mariam Baouardy

"The will of God 
will never take you 
where the grace of God 
cannot protect you."

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish He didn't trust me so much."
~ Mother Teresa

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." 
~ Romans 8:37-39

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know but no anonymous requests, please. Names must be given each week; around the world, people are praying, one for another.

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Townsend family ~ Quesenberry family ~ Smith family ~ Timi and family ~ Jane and Lance ~ Steve and Gwen ~ persecuted Christians ~


  1. Such a cute kitty! I like that C.S.Lewis quote.

  2. Ah, Sandra, the C.S. Lewis quote says it all ... especially these trying days for our country.


  3. Right. I got half way through this post. I've got the message for today, God, thanks. It is painful; yes, it is. Radical for me- wholly? Totally against everything I've been struggling for this last month. Indeed. So. C. S. Lewis and Sandra couldn't be wrong. OK. Getting there. Lay it down, Mags. Pick up the other!

  4. I love the way you keep the Sabbath and it looks like your kitty likes a lazy Sabbath! xo Diana

  5. Love the reminder of Romans 8 - we are indeed more than conquerors!
    Very good Sabbath Keeping -

  6. Happy Sunday, Sandra!
    Great words today.
    I hope your weekend was semi-restful. Was it?

  7. Loved the Jowett and Hubbard quotes. Enjoy your Sabbath Keeping posts!

  8. You might want to come to my blog to view information about Lisa Swiftka hosting 'Our World Our Art' from Feb. 11th thru Feb. 25th, 2013. Details are on my latest post and the link to her post is on my sidebar.
    Thank you for these uplifting scriptures.
    Teresa in California

  9. Thank you, Thistle!!

    I am a fan of God'will, better say, I want o be a fan of God's will and trust on him from deepest heart.

  10. I especially like the quote from C.S. Lewis...what an interesting life he had, and he wrote about it so well.

  11. Thanks Sandra for taking the time to find such thought provoking and comforting scripture and words. It always adds to my Sunday!


  12. Patrice, C. S. Lewis has wise words for every situation; so pithy!

    Glenda, he was such a wise man in so many ways.

    Mags, God speaks to us in all kinds of situations, doesn't He?

    Diana, sure hope you're feeling better and thanks for visiting.

    LindaSue, glad you enjoyed today's Sabbath Keeping; it's always a work in progress for me -lol-.

    Pom, weekend was above ground so it was good. -grin-

    Gail, those were some good quotes, weren't they?

    Teresa, thanks for letting me know, I appreciate it. I'm headed to your blog tonight.

    Dori, you're so welcome; we're in total agreement.

    Quinn, Lewis was such a wise man and I still haven't read all his books.

    Grace, thanks for letting me know; I love it when people enjoy Sabbath Keeping.

  13. There is much Spirit here, much light shared. Really glad to swap the Christmas card with you. Tiziana.


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