Stepping Into the Unknown

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Be Still My Soul

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
A Quiet Heart
December 12
In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)

It is always weakness to be fretting and worrying, questioning and mis-trusting. What can we do if we wear ourselves to skin and bone? Can we gain anything by fearing and fuming? Do we not unfit ourselves for action and unhinge our minds for wise decision? We are sinking by our struggles when we might float by faith.
Oh, for grace to be quiet! Why run from house to house to repeat the weary story which makes us more and more heart-sick as we tell it? Why even stay at home to cry out in agony because of wretched forebodings which may never be fulfilled? It would be well to keep a quiet tongue, but it would be far better if we had a quiet heart. Oh, to be still and know that Jehovah is God!
Oh, for grace to be confident in God! The holy One of Israel must defend and deliver His own. He cannot run back from His solemn declarations. We may make sure that every word of His will stand though the mountains should depart. He deserves to be confided in; and if we would display confidence and consequent quietness, we might be as happy as the spirits before the throne.
Come, my soul, return unto thy rest, and lean thy head upon the bosom of the Lord Jesus.

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb

I sure need this in my life. I live many days with worry, knowing this is not pleasing to the Lord. Knowing it is sin to worry. How I need every reminder to Trust In Him. The one who is able to take care of all things.

I Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

“He Is Our GOD!”

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Daniel 3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

This account of the three Hebrew children in Daniel chapter three has always been one of my favorites! I can’t help but get excited every time I picture those three young men impowered by the all-sufficient grace of our God, standing alone before a condemning multitude and a wrathful king. Can you imagine the thoughts that must have raced through their minds, as they were ushered violently before the furious King Nebuchadnezzar?

Daniel 3:13-14 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, had just blatantly defied a direct command from the king, and amazingly enough he was for some unknown reason giving them a second chance. They apparently did not even wait for the second stanza to start, before they answered. The Holy Ghost of God, no doubt, filled these young men’s hearts with courage and their tongues with boldness as they looked steadfastly into the king’s eyes and spoke those powerful words. These were not the defiant words of three rebellious teenage boys, who were demanding “their rights.” These were God inspired words coming from the anointed lips of three young servants of the King of kings and Lord of lords, who knew their King and loved their God with all their hearts, minds and souls!

Daniel 3:16-17 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

Could they, as they saw the fearful, twisted look on the king’s face and heard his next command, have been thinking, did we just say what I think we just said! They were after all, just flesh and blood like you and me and they had no idea what was about to happen.

Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.

There is no way of knowing how hot that fire really was, but we do know it was so hot, that it killed the men who had to get close enough to it to throw in Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

However, it is the next words from king Nebuchadnezzar that thrill my soul!

Daniel 3:24-25 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

God did not only deliver His faithful servants from what looked like a certain horrible death, He walked with them through the flames, every step of the way! This Mighty God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego has not changed! He is OUR MIGHTY GOD OF TODAY! He is the same yesterday, today and forever and His powerful promises are still TRUE!

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

God’s Truth, the Foundation of Our Faith

God’s Truth, the Foundation of Our Faith! – 

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Thank You For My Mamma

Wanted to share a sweet poem my daughter wrote for me on Mothers Day. What a blessing it was.

What do we?

​All who have felt the power and grace of the Lord Jesus, wonder at the willfulness of others who reject him. He argues strongly against them, not only that Jesus was not a sinner, but that he was of God. We may each of us know by this, whether we are of God or not. What do we? What do we for God? What do we for our souls? What do we more than others?

Shared from Matthew Henry