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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sabbath Keeping

"And it shall come to pass that before they call, 
I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking, 
I shall hear." 

"Man finds it hard to get what he wants because he does not want the best. God finds it hard to give because He would give the best and man will not take it." ~ George McDonald ~

"God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus." ~ Max Lucado ~

"You can't analyze God. He is too awesome, too big, too mysterious. I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer.
You Yourself are the answer." ~ C. S. Lewis ~

"Sometimes you ask God for something
and you don't know what you're asking."
~ Mahalia Jackson

"The best way to start a new day is to ask God to refresh and clean our heart and mind." ~ Mariane Corbito ~

"Child of God, do you sometimes ask, "Why this cross? Why this bereavement? Why am I perplexed by this dilema? Why is this difficulty piled like a barricade across my path? You do not have the answer now, but you will. Until then, settle firmly in your faith that "all things work together for good to those who love God to those love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." ~ C. H. Spurgeon

"Praying we usually ask too much. I know I do. Sometimes we even demand. I think I am learning to ask enough for the moment--not for the whole year, utterly veiled in mystery; not even for the week, the month ahead; but just for today.

Jesus said it all when He told us to pray: 
'Give us this day our daily bread.'

That bread is not material, it is spiritual; in asking for it, we ask for a sufficiency of strength, courage, hope and light. Enough courage for the step ahead--not for the further miles. Enough strength for the immediate task or ordeal. Enough material gain to enable us to meet our daily obligations. Enough light to see the path--right before our feet." ~ Faith Baldwin

"Don't ask God to guide your steps
if you're not willing to move your feet."
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"Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you."

Prayer Keeping ~ Jim ~ Debby ~ Vic ~ Sandra ~ 


  1. Bless you, yes,
    I think of Daniel, before he uttered his prayer it was heard, like your first verse. That encourages me, often.
    I hope you enjoy the warmer weather this week.

  2. Great post Sandra ~ My favorites from it are the quotes by Mariane Corbito and Faith Baldwin.

    Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

  3. I love Monday Mornings and
    my reflecting with you Sandra . . .

    I hope you are enjoying some
    "flip flop"
    time in the sand . . .

    C.S. Lewis
    Mahalia Jackson
    words to hear . . .

  4. as always a blessing when I read your Sabbath Keeping - praying you are finding your way in a world which isn't turning out as you'd planned. Love to you Sandra - and prayers for those doors to open you want MOST to do through

  5. I needed to read this today. Thank you for the wonderful words.

    Blessings to you.

  6. Hi Annie - in the years since Dave's death, often I've thought about Daniel's prayer being held up due to satan. And wonder...
    Yes, the warmer weather has been marvelous, a real blessing!

    Rainey, Yes, those are great quotes, aren't they?

    Hi Lynne, no flip flop time but it's warmer on the farm and that's a gift. Mahalia had a fabulous voice, I loved hearing her sing!

    Thank you, Linda Sue; hope you're doing well, enjoying life and marriage. Yes, I'm happy although would still like to move, have accepted this is where God wants least for here and now. love and prayers to you and yours.

    Nancy, it blesses me when people say Sabbath Keeping touched them. It gives me what I need to continue; thank you.

  7. These are some of my very favorite quotes...especially the Faith Baldwin. And this..."God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus." ~ Max Lucado ~.
    OK, each one is excellent! I am teaching myself to say a quick prayer as I log off. I remember you once said, you practice faith so that you have faith. Yes, me too. Always being refined. I love coming here when I can sit back, relax and read.

  8. This selection fit to my thoughts this time and more!


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