Two wings lift a person up from earthy concerns: simplicity and purity. Simplicity should be in intention, purity in feelings. Simplicity reaches out after God, purity catches hold and tastes. ~ Thomas A’Kempis

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

W I S D O M


When we desire a close walk with the Lord, 

He will provide angels in the form of wise counsel along our journey. 

Sometimes it won't be what we want to hear 

and we may even react to those words as critical. 

It will normally require us to have to do something, 

change something, or even repent. 

God reminds us in his word that His ways are not our ways. 

So often our minds/spirits and flesh desire what is pleasing to us 

and not what will glorify Him or actually benefit us in the long run. 

Everything God does and says is always for our good, because He is LOVE. 

Always keep this in mind. I look back over wise words spoken 

into my own life at times when I didn't want to hear them 

and now see them as precious jewels sent from a loving God. 

Thank you for those brave souls who let them selves be His instrument. 

Be blessed ~ Linda

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Humility


I get so weary of reading so many pop psychology motivational 'It's all about Me' quotes on social media. As christians, if you know your bible at all, it's not actually all about you. The journey to Christ likeness is actually the opposite of this, it's about denying the flesh, denying selfish ways and seeking the highest good of others. to bring glory to GOD. It's no point even reading the scriptures if they are not applied to our lives and especially during tough times, whether that be money worries, relationships, marriage, jobs, children, sickness etc. Sure their will be a period where we rant and rave, but through it all, get still with God, repent of anger, listen for His still quiet voice, let Him lead you and apply His humility to each situation, each trial. We can easily lose ourselves through trials, disappointments in life. We can build walls and create new identities to shield ourselves, but it's not authentic, and not what Christ is calling is too. I pray this will speak to someone today, it's been on my heart for a while. I share these things as I too have walked these paths in my own life at times. Don't try to justify your actions, I know we can. We can put a spiritual spin on any old thing to try and justify ourselves. Just turn, make things right, apologise..get down on your knees. Truly, Christ if we are willing and humble enough will lead us back to the narrow way, and a holy walk with Him. He will restore all things in time, with prayer. He is Love.
Imitating Christ’s Humility
Philippians 2: 1- 8
2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

Do the next thing.

Amen..there's so many times in life this simple wisdom has kept me going  If your going through tough times..just do the next thing xo

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