A Little R & R

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Resolutions, everyone?  How about a revelation then?  I’m not a great resolutionist of idle thought, but give me revelation of a gap within my relationship with God, I’ll report for duty every time.  This New Year I have resolved to intensify my closeness to God.   My spirit tells me I need to; my heart rejoices with the thought.

Where do I begin this trek?  I think I’ll start with my prayer time. I’ve rather become a mite flippant, a little fiddling instead of a lot of communicating.  With a bit of introspection, we could all draw closer to God, don’t you think?

A favorite hymn that always causes me to ponder with wonder:

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I Know Whom I Have Believed

~Daniel W. Whittle 1840-1901

I know not why God’s wondrous grace

To me he hath made known,

Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love

Redeemed me for his own.

 

Refrain:

But I know whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that he is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day.

Refrain:

I know not how this saving faith

To me He did impart,

Nor how believing in His Word

Wrought peace within my heart.

Refrain:

I know not how the Spirit moves,

Convincing us of sin,

Revealing Jesus through the Word

Creating faith in Him.

Refrain:

I know not when my Lord may come,

At night or noonday fair,

Nor if I walk the vale with Him,

Or meet Him in the air.

Refrain:

BUT I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED,

AND AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE

TO KEEP THAT WHICH I’VE COMMITTED

UNTO HIM AGAINST THAT DAY.

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Happy New Year, my friends in Christ.

Shalom,

Jeanne & family

Jeanne & Walter

 

Jake

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Annie & Jo

Boil Order!

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© Jeanne E Webster

Revelation 1:5e “…unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…”

Around these parts whenever our water supply has defects, a boil order is issued to warn residents that the water may be unsafe to drink and should be boiled to kill any known pathogens.  This order is issued quite often it seems, and makes me wonder how safe our water is at all times.  After repairs have been completed, an all-clear statement is then issued, meaning the water is safe for drinking.

What about “boil orders” for spiritual dangers lurking in our environment? I’m sure the Bible has quite a number of these warnings, advising us to be extremely cautious of what we eat.

Let us be wary of what we feast upon in these areas:

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Television programs & commercials

Movies

Video games

Magazines

Books

Newspapers

Music

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Water is the primary sustainer of life; let’s make sure it is clean.  Spiritual food is necessary to sustain and enhance spiritual life; let’s make sure it is of God.

Shalom