"The Lord is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.
He is my God,
and I will praise Him,
my father's God,
and I will exalt Him."
~ Exodus 15:2 ~
"In our journey towards God, we proceed like those small birds whose flight is in loops. They always seem to be about to drop, but the drop in their flight seems to urge them forward." ~ Gerard W. Hughes ~
"Though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sings, at whatever cost of us; at whatever cost to Him." ~ C. S. Lewis ~
"My dearest Lord
be though a bright flame before me,
be thou a guiding star above me,
be thou a smooth path beneath me,
be thou a kindly shepherd behind me,
today and for evermore."
~ St. Columba ~"My strength fails; I feel only weakness, irritation and depression. I am tempted to complain and to despair. What has become of the courage I was so proud of and that gave me so much self-confidence? In addition to my pain, I have to bear the shame of my fretful feebleness. Lord, destroy my pride; leave it no resource. How happy I shall be if you can teach me by thee terrible trials that I am nothing, that I can do nothing and that you are all!" ~ Francois Fenelon ~
"God does not lead His children around hardship,
but leads them straight through hardship.
But he leads!
And amidst the hardship,
He is nearer to them than ever before."
~ Otto Dibelius ~"Lord, teach me the art of patience whilst I am well, and give me the use of it when I am sick. In that day either lighten my burden or strengthen my back. Make me, who so often in my health have discovered my weakness presuming on my own strength, to be strong in my sickness when I rely solely on thy assistance." ~ Thomas Fuller ~
"Contentment is not satisfaction. It is the grateful, faithful, fruitful use of what we have, little or much. It is to take the cup of Providence, and call upon the name of the Lord. What the cup contains is its contents. To get all that is in the cup is the act and art of contentment. Not to drink because one has but half a cup, or because one does not like its flavor, or because somebody else has silver to one's own glass, is to lose the contents; and that is the penalty, if not the meaning, of discontent. No one is discontented who employs and enjoys to the utmost what he has. It is high philosophy to say, we can have just what we like if we like what we have; but this much at least can be done, and this is contentment: to have the most and best in life by making the most and best of what we have." ~ Maltbie D. Babcock ~
"Lord, I am a countryman
coming from my country to yours.
Teach me the laws of your country,
its way of life, it's spirit,
so that I may feel at home there."
"Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed,
we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven,
not built by human hands."
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Prayer Keeping ~ Stephanie ~ Donna ~ Jim ~ Sandra ~