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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sabbath Keeping

~ my newest love, my grand nephew, Mason Bennett W. ~

"And the parched ground shall become a pool."
~ Isaiah 35:7

"We always have visions, before a thing is made real. When we realize that although the vision is real, it is not real in us, then is the time that Satan comes in with his temptations, and we are apt to say it is no use to go on. Instead of the vision becoming real, there has come the valley of humiliation. ...

"God gives us the vision, then He takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of the vision, and it is in the valley that so many of us faint and give way. Every vision will be made real if we will have patience. Think of the enormous leisure of God! He is never in a hurry. We are always in such a frantic hurry. In the light of the glory of the vision we go forth to do things, but the vision is not real in us yet; and God has to take us into the valley, and put us through fires and floods to batter us into shape, until we get to the place where He can trust us with the veritable reality. Ever since we had the vision God has been at work, getting us into the shape of the ideal, and over and over again we escape from His hand and try to batter ourselves into our own shape. ...

"The vision is not a castle in the air, but a vision of what God wants you to be. ...

"If you have ever had the vision of God, you may try as you like to be satisfied on a lower level, but God will never let you." ~ Oswald Chambers ~

"A man who is intimate with God is never intimidated by man." 
~ Leonard Ravenhill ~

"A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet." ~ C.S.Lewis ~

"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."
~ John Scully ~

"I think there is a danger of something I call "The Peril of the Immediate." We are living in the framework of the immediate. We live there as much as other men. We are not supposed to. We are to live as men branded for eternity." ~ Leonard Ravenhill ~

"To the person who does not know where he wants to go, there is no favorable wind."
~ Seneca ~

"I'm an adventurer, walking with Jesus." ~ Sandra ~

"Festina Lente: Make Haste Slowly"

"...your Father knows what you need before you ask Him."
~ Matthew 6:8 ~

Please pray for ~ our country and President ~ Laura ~ Maxine ~ me ~

4 comments:

  1. God Bless your newest little grand nephew . . .
    Love his sweet smile!
    Thank you for Sabbath Keeping . . .
    Thank you for Sandra . . .

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  2. I'm thinking God may have directed a left turn before you made your big announcement. His ways are perfect; I know you know that. Hugs and prayers.

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  3. Thanks for this encouraging post.

    Your grandnephew is a sweetiepie.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  4. What a sweet baby, your grand-nephew!

    This collection about visions is the best, which could happen for me to read this evening! Encouraging and adventurous!
    I love the sentence of SANDRA very much!

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