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Celebrating the Bounty of God's Providence

 10.10.11

Starting a week taking the time to celebrate the bounty of God's providence is, without a doubt, a blessing because we start looking not to the things, that in God's providence, we don't have, but to the blessings that He has already bestowed upon us; and doing so we fight discontentment.

Let us remember that the best remedy against an unhappy, discontent heart is a grateful heart. One that has learned to sing gratitude songs even in the dark hour, one that is grateful for the earthly blessings and yet, does not love the world or the things of the world more than the Lord Himself.(I John 2: 15)

Richard Baxter wrote,

"We need to guard our lives against the love of riches and worldly cares. All love for earthly goods, however, is not a sin. Their sweetness is a drop of his love and they have his goodness imprinted of them. They kindle our love for Him as love tokens from our dearest friend. Loving them, is a duty, not a sin. Earthly blessings are the means of sustaining our bodies and preserving our life and health, as we do God the service we owe him on the world on our journey to heaven."

Today I celebrate the bounty of God's providence,  who has blessed our lives this week with... (#1375- 1388)

The joy of our salvation.

Food to nurture our bodies.

Skype sessions that have gladdened our days.



The ability to teach and to learn.

My girl, playing and jumping with a big smile, and (finally) being able to ride her bike! (just look at her so happy here)



Time to lift my feet up watching a beautiful sky!


Flowers that remind us that God dresses us more beautifully than them: even with a robe of righteousness.



Days of  productive work in our school



Yummy breakfasts on Monday

Love that is shown in prayers.

The body of Christ, a support in difficult times.

Grace that opens a way for us to come before the throne of God to intercede for those hurting.

The Word of God that never changes

Marriages that last.



Let us celebrate His goodness and the bounty of His providence today and praise his Name for only He is worthy to be praised.

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If I am happy it is because of God! God, in His sovereign grace, has called me out of darkness into His Admirable light. He has opened my eyes and has shown me the way to Eternal Life. He has set my feet on a journey, and now I am walking Daily on My Way to Heaven. I did not find Jesus, He found me. I did not seek Him, yet He called me. I did not love Him, yet He loved me. I deserved death and He gave me Life. This is the place where I keep a journal of my life under His sun and by His grace!
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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

Jonathan Edwards

"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."

-Persis

“Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”

- Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart



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