Monday, October 20, 2014

never leave

No promise is for private application.
Whatever God has said to one saint, He has said to all.

When He opens a well for one, it is that all may drink. When He opens a granary-door to give out food, there may be one starving man who is the reason for it being opened, but all hungry saints may come and feed too. Whether He gave the word to Abraham or to Moses matters not, believer; He has given it to you as one of the covenanted seed.

There is not a high blessing too lofty for you, nor a wide mercy too extensive for you. Lift up your eyes now to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, for all this is yours. Climb to the mountaintop, and view the utmost limits of the divine promise, for the land is all your own. There is not a brook of living water of which you may not drink. If the land flows with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both are yours.

Be bold to believe, for He has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." In this promise, God gives His people everything. "I will never leave you." Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us.

Is He mighty? He will show Himself strong on behalf of them that trust Him.

Is He love? Then with loving-kindness will He have mercy upon us.

Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on your side.

To summarize, there is nothing you can want, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing now, nothing at the resurrection-morning, nothing in heaven that is not contained in this text--"I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Spending time in my thoughtful spot today with this from Al Begg - just wow ♥

Friday, October 17, 2014

it's a wrap!

Today we completed our seventh week of school - amazing! I am so thankful for the gentle beginning we have had to the year and the lovely days so far. The girls completed their first semester of gymnastics last week and will begin second semester next week. It has been nice to have a little break, but they are oh so ready to begin again and to see Ms Dot and their classmates! Samuel wraps up his fall soccer season tomorrow. He is already bouncing around with the energy that game day brings ^_^ We have had a great first experience with team sports, and he is hoping spring season will fit into our schedule so he can play again next year.

Reflecting on these first weeks is a joy!
I am so thankful as I look forward to the next seven weeks, and the next, and the next... ♥