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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, June 19, 2016

Sabbath Keeping

"For you have been a shelter for me,
a strong tower from the enemy."
~ Psalm 61:3 ~

"God's covenantal promises are as real and secure as any truth we can imagine. When God makes a promise to us, it is not only certain but irrevocable. And he loves making covenants with His children.
But God's promises demand action on our part. He doesn't make covenants with idle, double-minded people. He wants people who will trust Him, obey Him, engage with Him on a daily basis. God wants to speak with us, and He wants us to speak back. To listen, to ask questions, and to answer when He speaks. God isn't passive, and He doesn't want passive followers! ...
When God speaks, He wants us to respond. To do something. To acknowledge His voice and speak back. And He only speaks to people who are willing to listen." ~ Nicky Cruz ~

""God has promised forgiveness to your repentance,
but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination."
~ Augustine of Hippo ~

"Let God's promises shine on your problems." ~ Corrie ten Boom ~

"One of the most poisonous of all Satan's whispers is simply, "Things will never change." That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to "make all things new." Eye has not seen, ear has not heard all that God has in store for his lovers, which does not mean "we have no clue so don't even try to imagine," but rather, you cannot outdream God. Desire is kept alive by imagination, the antidote to resignation. We will need imagination, which is to say, we will need hope." ~ John Eldridge ~

"I had a choice: I could believe the lies of the devil, in which case I was on my way to suicide, or I could believe in the promises of God, and be taken through my time of trial."
~ Angus Buchan, Faith Like Potatoes: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for God ~

"True faith means holding nothing back. 
It means putting every hope in God's fidelity to His Promises."
~ Francis Chan ~

"When our trials come, when we feel pain and suffering, when our tears flow again, it is our joy and comfort to lift our faces heavenward and to go on, standing on the promises of God."
~ W. A. Criswell ~

"God never made a promise that was too good to be true."
~ D. L. Moody ~

"Every promise of Scripture is a writing of God, which may be pleaded before Him with this reasonable request: 'Do as Thou has said." The Heavenly Father will not break His Word to His own child." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon ~

"We can't, and we should not, compare sufferings. We come together as a family of God, hand in hand. And then coming together and standing upon the promises of God, knowing that no matter who you are, no matter what you're going through, that od knows it, He is with you, He is going to pull you through." ~ Nick Vujicic ~

"The Lord may delay His promises but He will never deny them."

"For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, 
and His ears are open to their prayers, 
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. 
And who is he who will harm you 
if you become followers of what is good?"
~ 1 Peter 3:12, 13

Do not lose heart; while the battle rages, the outcome is victorious for those who call Jesus Savior. So many of you come to mind then tucked in I'm on the tractor, mowing a field or weed eating or trimming bushes and trees. God loves you with an everlasting love and He carries you in His strong arms, next to His heart. Stay true, call on His name, He will not fail. He may delay His promises to you but He will never deny them...He is incapable of telling a lie. Stay true...

Keep in Prayer - Patty and daughters ~ Anita ~ Jim ~ Steve ~ Maxine and family ~ Sara and family ~ Nancy and Julie ~ Bonnie Jean and family ~ Mildred and John ~ Sandra ~


  1. What an uplifting and encouraging post dear Sandra. Words I needed to read this Monday morning.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  2. Great post. I bought the celtic cross for my dog, Kelly.
    Do you ever watch Father Brown Mysteries on PBS, It's on Sunday nights,
    I love the other movies, but nod off after Father Brown.
    I love this weather, back to the garden. yvonne

  3. amen! it is the foundation of our faith - God IS faithful


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