When we moved to this little place we call “Sweetwater” 10 years ago this week, we had no idea what we were getting into. We only knew that Heaven had some surprises in store… and ready or not, we were on our way!
It can truly be said that we’ve “grown up here”. Never before have we stayed in one place so long… But durational roots are not what bind our hearts here. We’re bound by a love for our Father that has grown, and a love for each other that has deepened because of the many moments – easy and hard – that are now behind us.
We love it here because it is here we learned to love…
And tomorrow we’ll wake up to the first day of the next 10 years.
Oh Lord Jesus, teach us yet more… We really do love You.
July 21, 2009 at 7:29 pm
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July 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm
I posted a comment on one of your posts a while ago… titled "A Full Year of Promise" January 1, 2009. I just thought I would share this with you…
"For we are labourers together with God." 1 Corinthians 3:9.
"God will honor and uphold every true-hearted, earnest soul who is seeking to walk before Him in the perfection of Christ's grace. He will never leave nor forsake one humble, trembling soul. Shall we believe that He will work in our hearts? that if we allow Him to do so, He will make us pure and holy, by His rich grace qualifying us to be laborers together with Him? Can we with keen, sanctified perception appreciate the strength of His promises, and appropriate them, not because we are worthy, but because by living faith we claim the righteousness of Christ?
In giving light to His people anciently, God did not work exclusively through any one class. Daniel was a prince of Judah. Isaiah also was of the royal line. David was a shepherd boy, Amos a herdsman, Zechariah a captive from Babylon, Elisha a tiller of the soil. The Lord raised up as His representatives prophets and princes, the noble and the lowly, and taught them the truths to be given to the world. To every one who becomes a partaker of His grace, the Lord appoints a work for others.
Let all cultivate their physical and mental powers to the utmost of their ability, that they may work for God where His providence shall call them. The same grace that came from Christ to Paul and Apollos, that distinguished them for spiritual excellencies, will today be imparted to devoted Christian missionaries. God desires His children to have intelligence and knowledge, that with unmistakable clearness and power His glory may be revealed in our world. Men deficient in school education, lowly in social position, have, through the grace of Christ, sometimes been wonderfully successful in winning souls for Him. The secret of their success was their confidence in God. They learned daily of Him who is wonderful in counsel and mighty in power. Everyone in whose heart Christ abides, everyone who will show forth His love to the world, is a worker together with God for the blessing of humanity. As he receives from the Saviour grace to impart to others, from his whole being flows forth the tide of spiritual life." White, God's Amazing Grace, p.127.