How much we have to learn! — Hard lessons
They must be, for God returns
And again to teach them. So we pray
To be good students, saved from suffering
Repeated pains, for lack of wisdom.
Soon will I leave these limits of body and earth,
Where dreams explode the finite tears and mirth,
To go to less or greater life beyond,
For endless power or a dark eternal bond,
For freedom’s joy, that broad and easy peace,
Or chains of agony’s loss that never cease.
My steps this day, my choices along my path,
Decide my just reward of bliss or wrath.
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God reveals his glory to man. He revealed it most fully in Jesus. Jesus’ miracles showed his divine nature. They were done to bring us to believe in him and confess him as the Chosen One. Praise God for his glory in Jesus!
Moving speech by Utah Rep. Mia Love against abortion and for life at March for Life 2017.
To hear the Word and never let attention drop,
To change in heart, and leave all damning sins behind,
In faith, immersed and born anew, that saving step;
Do special good to God’s people of spiritual mind,
Let blessings in Christ — and sharing the news — never stop.
God satisfies our every need. Our greatest needs are spiritual. But he even teaches us to pray for our daily physical necessities. He wants us to depend upon him to provide for us. First, however, he wants us to seek him. Glory to God for satisfaction!
When nothing seems to happen, God works still,
When time appears to stop, the Lord still acts,
The emptiness is the moment he can fill,
And knowing he doesn’t rest, I can relax.
To fear God is to recognize him for who he is. It means to show deep awe, reverence, respect. After all, he can destroy both body and soul in hell! Fear also means to respond appropriate to him as Creator and Sovereign, by obeying all his commands. This fear is a companion to love for God. Let us praise him for being the Devouring Fire!
The mind boils with brimming thoughts
More than tongue and lips can tell,
More than sharpest conscience can cull,
But one should dominate all the rest,
Until of this the head is full,
And the searching soul knows so well
That Christ is all, and the rest forgets.
God helps the helpless. He reaches the unreachable. Those who face the impossible have a God with whom all things are possible. God can do all things and his people are enabled to serve and change. Glory to him who can and will help!