Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful


As I sat eating my cereal this morning, I did the normal thing that pretty much everyone does on Thanksgiving, which is to think about the things which one is thankful for...

So, it didn't take me long to think of one of the precious things I'm thankful for...my salvation, of course! But, in a second I thought, well, that is such a great gift, but let me go on further. Well, actually I am thankful for Lord and Align LeftSavior Jesus Christ, as I go on in thought process. I'm thankful for the obedience Jesus had to give his life as a perfect and satisfying offering. I'm thankful for the love Jesus had for sinners, like me. As I continued my choppy thought process, as my writing now...I thought of Jesus, and how beautiful He is to me. He was a gift to us, from the Father. Oh, how thankful I am for HIM! Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. The LORD performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed. The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. (Psalm 103)

"Unless God had decided to show us who He is, unless He had chosen to make known His own life and ways, we simply could know nothing - yes, nothing!- about Him. We are dependant completely on God's kindness and goodness to make Himself known to us, and for this we ought to be grateful every day of our lives. After all, there is no one more important and more wonderful to know than God. So how thankful we must be that God did not keep to himself, as it were. Rather, he showed us in rich and wonderful ways just who He is."

- "Big Truths for Young Hearts" by Bruce A. Ware

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Underwater Craziness


I thought I'd share this.
I thought it was rad!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Hardening of the Heart

"The hardening here mentioned is to the utmost, -- utter obduration; sin tends to it, and every distemper and lust will make at least some progress towards it. Thou that was tender, and didst use to melt under the word, under afflictions, wilt grow a some have profanely spoken, "sermon-proof and sickness-proof." Thou that didst tremble at the presence of God, thoughts of death, and appearance before him, when thou hadst more assurance of his love than now thou hast, shalt not be at all concerned, but shalt be able to pass over duties, praying, hearing, reading, and thy heart not in the least affected. Sin will grow a light thing to thee; thou wilt pass it by as a thing of nought; this it will grow to. And what will be the end of such a condition? Can a sadder thing befall thee? Is it not enough to make any heart to tremble, to think of being brought into that estate wherein he should have slight thoughts of sin? Slight thoughts of grace, of mercy, of the blood of Christ, of the law, heaven, and hell, come all in at the same season. Take heed, this is that thy lust is working towards, -- the hardening of the heart, searing of the conscience, blinding of the mind, stupifying of the affections, and deceiving of the whole soul." -John Owen