Monthly Archives: November 2017

Until We Know

Proverbs 24:32 (TLV) 32 Then I took to heart what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:  source

What a verse!

Then I took to heart what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw.

I want this! I want this in my day-to-day, every day walking around life, to see, to observe, to learn!  To see people, happenings, situations, conflicts, celebrations, victories, defeats, ‘you name it’ with heart; with eyes that look for GOD in it all and finds Him and learns from Him. Sources of knowledge available to us are nearly boundless; but until we look, see, observe and learn from our Creator GOD, we know little to nothing. 

Chazaq! 

Two Lines

Two famous lines came to mind, so I went looking and found the following:

A poem – C. T. Studd

Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart,
And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice,
Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave,
And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years,
Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill,
living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore,
When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way,
Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep,
In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife,
Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn,
And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone,
Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, “twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Now let me say,”Thy will be done”;
And when at last I’ll hear the call,
I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last. ”

— extra stanza —

Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be,
If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee    source

And the People Said

Psalm 92 (NLT)It is good to give thanks to the Lordto sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, 

You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
    I sing for joy because of what you have done.
Lord, what great works you do!
    And how deep are your thoughts.

12 But the godly will flourish . . . 
14 Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
    they will remain vital and green.
15 They will declare, “The Lord is just!
    He is my rock!
    There is no evil in him!”   source

And all GOD’s people said: Amen! There is no evil in Him!

Chazaq! 

Watching

Mark 12:41 He sat down opposite the treasury and began watching how the people were putting money into the offering box. Many rich people were putting in a lot.  source

He sat watching. Watching the people. Watching who came. Who went. Watching.

He saw her. 

Mark 12:42 Then a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, worth less than a penny. 43 Calling His disciples over, He said to them, “Amen, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those contributing to the box! 44 For they all put in from their surplus; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything she had, her whole living.” source

He saw her.  And He saw what she gave. He saw the others too. He saw what they didn’t give. He knew.  He knew the abundance. He knew the scarcity. He watched. He knew. He still does. 

Aren’t you glad? 

Chazaq! 

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