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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
9/30/2018 0 Comments
When Summer and all the flowers are in full-bloom. And, there are so many 'activities' and people! Enjoy!! But, now in 'Fall', heading to 'Winter', looking forward again to 'Spring', let's enjoy all the 'seasons of life', in their respective 'time'. [Ecclesiastes 3:1-8] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Ah, 'winter' when all seems so 'bare', 'still', 'quiet' or, 'bleak'. And yet, this 'time' is of God. A 'time' to 'slow down' and - 'reflect', to 're-group'. . This too, is to 'enjoy'! For you see, 'Spring' is around the bend!
Today, Sunday, September 30, 2018, On a 'Post-card' some 'thoughts', and with words, [pictures] and [Scriptures] most appropriate after finishing our recent Bi-Monthly Sunday Series on 'Seasons of Life' on September 23, 2018. These words of wisdom from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, from his Morning and Evening Devotions, 1866
“The evening and the morning were the first day.”
Genesis 1:5 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Was it so even in the beginning? Did light and darkness divide the realm of time in the first day? Then little wonder is it if I have also changes in my circumstances from the sunshine of prosperity to the midnight of adversity. [John 16:33] It will not always be the blaze of noon even in my soul concerns, I must expect at seasons to mourn the absence of my former joys, and seek my Beloved in the night. Nor am I alone in this, for all the Lord’s beloved ones have had to sing the mingled song of judgment and of mercy, of trial and deliverance, of mourning and of delight.
It is one of the arrangements of Divine providence that day and night shall not cease either in the spiritual or natural creation till we reach the land of which it is written, “there is no night there.” [Genesis 8:22; Revelation 22:5] What our heavenly Father ordains is wise and good.
What, then, my soul, is it best for thee to do?
Learn first to be content [Philippians 4:11-12] with this divine order,
and be willing, with Job, to receive evil from the hand of the Lord as well as good. [Job 2:10]
Study next, to make the outgoings of the morning and the evening to rejoice. [2 Timothy 2:15]
Praise the Lord for the sun of joy when it rises, and for the gloom of evening as it falls. There is beauty both in sunrise and sunset; sing of it, and glorify the Lord. [Psalm 147:7; Daniel 6:10; Matthew 28:18, 20, that He will never leave us nor forsake us; John 3:15,16 and 2 Corinthians 9:15, for Jesus, the Greatest Gift of all; Ephesians 5:19-20; Colossians 3:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; James 1:2-3]
Like the nightingale, pour forth thy notes at all hours. [Psalms 34, 150]
Believe that the night is as useful as the day. The dews of grace fall heavily in the night of sorrow. The stars of promise shine forth gloriously amid the darkness of grief. [Romans 8:18-30]
Continue thy service under all changes. If in the day thy watchword be labour, at night exchange it for watch.
[Romans 13:11-14; 1 John 2:28]
Every hour has its duty, do thou continue in thy calling as the Lord’s servant until he shall suddenly appear in his glory. [Matthew 24:27-30] My soul, thine evening of old age and death is drawing near; dread it not, for it is part of the day; and the Lord has said, “I will cover him all the day long.” [Deuteronomy 33:12; Psalm 1:1-3] Amen. Amen.
Now, do you, my Beloved Friends, see why I stick with the 'older' 'biblical sound' devotions??? SMQ
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