Thanks for stopping! Thanks for your prayers and encouragements. I thank God upon every remembrance of you!
Today I thank God for His love and care through all the changing scenes in life.
♥ Thank God that no matter what we go through in this life, He is with us (Matthew 28:20).
♥ Thank God that even the difficulties, trials or afflictions that pained us, are actually working together for our good in God's mercies and providence. (Romans 8:28)
♥ Thank God that He is doing a deeper work in our souls to make us what He wants us to be. God is conforming us more and more to the image of Christ. The process is difficult and painful at times but necessary. This is the only way we can bear fruit for Christ (John 15).
♥ Thank God for helping me to live for Him daily admist the various challenges. Thank God for helping me to learn to see things from different angles and to value what God is doing through them. It helps gives me courage to face every tomorrow with God's strength and trusting in His grace that is sufficient for us (2 Corinthians 12:9).
♥ Thank God for His promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
♥ I thank God that nothing shall ever separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:35-39). Thank God for the assurance that no persecution, sickness, natural disaster, poverty, etc etc and even the lost of life itself, will ever separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
♥ Thank God for this encouraging poem that reminded me of God's love and care. Hope it will encourage you too. No matter what you are going through, He loves and cares for you.
My child, I know thy sorrows,
Thine every grief I share;
I know how thou art tested,
And, what is more - I care.
Think not I am indifferent
To what affecteth thee;
Thy weal and woe are matters
Of deep concern to Me.
But, child, I have a purpose
In all that I allow;
I ask thee then to trust Me,
Though all seems dark just now.
How often thou hast asked Me
To purge away thy dross!
But this refining process
Involves for thee - a cross.
There is no other pathway
If thou would'st really be
Conformed unto the image
Of Him Who died for thee.
Thou can'st not be like Jesus
Till self is crucified;
And as a daily process
The cross must be applied.
Just as the skillful gard'ner
Applies the pruning knife,
E'en so, I too would sever
The worthless from thy life.
I have but one sole object -
That thou should'st fruitful be!
And is it not thy longing
That I much fruit should see?
Then shrink not from the training
I needs must give to thee;
I know just how to make thee
What I would have thee be.
Remember that I love thee!
Think not I am unkind,
When trials come to prove thee,
And joy seems left behind.
'Tis but a little longer
Until I come again;
What now seems so mysterious
Will all be then made plain.
Take courage then; and fear not!
Press forward to the prize,
A crown of life awaits thee,
Glory before thee lies!
- Alice C. Lefroy
and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.
♥ Thank God for a blessed relationship with Him through our Lord Jesus Christ.
♥ Thank God for what Christ has done on the cross for me so that I can blog for His glory.
♥ Thank God for family, church, friends and fellow bloggers. Thank God for all of you.
How about you? How has the Lord blessed you through the past week?
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed and thankful day!
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