Sunday, June 29, 2014

HOLD ME CLOSE -AS I HOLD YOU

As I put my fingers on the keyboard---I was headed in an entirely different direction and then another 


BAM

God is incredible---he absolutely titled this post---it came from nowhere-and then presto--it landed on the page.



I am reading through Paul's letters in The Word again.  I was struck by one verse as I read the first few chapters of "Romans".  ALL the wisdom in those three chapters---and one verse rolled over and over in my mind.  Precisely why we should never stop reading His Revealed Word---again and again new and fresh blessings pour forth.

Almost everyday I read several devotions and blogs which encourage me and often cause me to think.  There is nothing I like better than a deep conversation about The Word---God---Jesus---The Holy Spirit---The Truth.  Sadly since I have moved to FW-I do not have those discussions as frequently.  It is not that there are not MANY Godly souls here---it is more the fact of absence of opportunity.  Connecting is difficult in The Big City--much more difficult than in a small rural setting--especially one where you spent a lifetime.  So today--,many of my connections come through the written word and the airways of Christian radio.  I learn much--but there is no avenue for discussion---or very little.  A comment made on a blog--with a reply only whets my appetite for a deep front porch--rocking chair discussion.

As I read Paul's encouragement and admonishments to the Romans---the verse that caused me to pause was-

"That you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith."

I am thankful and blessed by each an every comment or share you make on the blog or Facebook.  I thank God for your encouragement and prodding.  We may be separated by miles, but the irresistible pull of the Holy Spirit and the beauty of the faith bind us in a manner which only God could orchestrate. 

"I thank my God, through Jesus Christ for all of you."

BLESSED SABBATH, DEAR FRIENDS!


6 comments:

  1. Funny you should post this..we were discussing this and and other things concerning the Bible yesterday. It's funny, (not "funny" persay) how when we lived down south, that church and football was everything, we move north, and people just don't talk about the Bible or God.Oh, they will if you bring it up first. So many wasted opportunities, so many hesitations..have you ever just wanted to talk to a stranger about God and what he has done for you? Great post..many things to think about. Blessings

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    1. Linda, I would love a front porch discussion with you---ANYTIME!
      Blessings to you, Friend!

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  2. Whilst I agree that people may be somewhat hesitant to discuss their religion these days; at least with Christian Blogs like yours we have the opportunity to spread the Good News to others. We never know who might visit us without leaving a comment. We can also have many discussions on various views by seeking opinions on our Blogs or visiting others' Blogs.

    God bless you.

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    1. I do quite a bit of visiting, Victor---BUT you have started the wheels turning---ASKING OPINIONS---thanks for a wonderful idea. Perhaps the perfect way to start a discussion!
      Thank You!
      Sabbath Blessings!

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  3. Hi Lulu! It is a wonderful thing to have faithful blog-friends. I know that I have been encouraged and supported every day by what is written, including you my good friend! God puts us in each other's way to come close to him, and to each other. He truly is a wonderful, gifting Father.
    Thank you for all the times you lifted me. I don't think I have told you enough.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. You inspire and encourage me as well, Ceil. Thankful for God's blessings--even across the miles--you touch me!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!