01 February 2010

January comes to an End

"If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?" -- David Livingstone

I thank God for David Livingstone. How many of us think this way? How many of us look at life and our commission(s) as Joy? But they are. Seriously. We talk waaaay too much about sacrifice and service to God. As if we bring Him something that makes Him more valuable. As if He is needy. As if it would be drudgery to walk in his ways. As if it brings more value to what we do if it is something we don't want to do.
In his picture Bible we have been reading with Abraham about Joseph. Yes he suffered wickedly, and caught the brunt of much sin. Yet God blessed Him abundantly in returning his family to him, and in position and possession, not to mention his eternal rewards. And Abraham. He was called to go. He didn't know where. The promise was not fulfilled for years and years, yet he believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. He was blessed in innumerable ways.
God promises to care for us, and bless us for believing/trusting him. And there is joy in that. God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. So let us make ourselves happy, content, satisfied in God. He is the Good News. He is the reward.

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More historical significance to be thankful for

84. Hope for today, hope for tomorrow

85. For five years in this house as of today.

86. This week marking the 3rd anniversary of "Foundational Theology & Strategic Planning for Quiescent Joint Ventures in the Unfolding of the Knowledge of the Glory of God in Frontier Localities

87. Friends who are blunt

88. A church that holds adult Bible School

89. Cold that makes your skin tingle

90. Sabbath rest

91. That God loved us so much he chose us and elected us as His own, not because of who we are, but rather in spite of who we are because of who He is.

92. A wife who longs for young women to know Jesus and to live holy lives unto the Lord

93. Frozen Banana Smoothies

94. good health

95. a successful herd preg check

96. That the Lord provides, in all ways

97. Clear winter night skies

98. Orion marching out of the East

99. Brothers dwelling together in unity

100. Faith, though I often chose sight.
(I would really encourage you to read this post)

101. Hard choices that make us pray continually

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog through a random search on blogger. Thanks for sharing this. I started a brand new blog today and it is about JOY and starting a new chapter on my journey.


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