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Saturday, 13 June 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Welcome to Spiritual Sundays!
The other day I read an interesting little devotional from Our Daily Bread and since not every one reads this little book, I thought I would share these thoughts with you today.
I always appreciate the wisdom God imparts unto our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord!
"I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken." - Psalm 37:25

LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING

The former president of Columbia Bible College in South Carolina, J. Robertson McQuilkin, pointed out that God has a wise purpose in letting us grow old and weak:

"I think God has planned the strength and beauty of youth to be physical. But the strength and beauty of age is spiritual. We gradually lose the strength and beauty that is temporary so we'll be sure to concentrate on the strength and beauty which is forever. And so we'll be eager to leave the temporary, deteriorating part of us and be truly homesick for our eternal home. If we stayed young and strong and beautiful, we might never want to leave."

When we are young, happily occupied with all our relationships and activities, we may not long for our celestial Home. But as time passes, we may find ourselves without family and friends, afflicted with dim vision and hearing difficulties, no longer able to relish food, or troubled by sleeplessness.

Here's the advice I give myself: Be grateful that, as the apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 6:17, "God.....gives us richly all things to enjoy" in life's summer and autumn. And rejoice too that with the onset of life's winter we can anticipate that we'll soon be living in the land of eternal spring. - Vernon Grounds

THE PROMISE OF HEAVEN IS OUR ETERNAL HOPE.

There's a land that is fairer than day,

And by faith we can see it afar;

For the Father waits over the way,

To prepare us a dwelling-place there. - Bennett

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have been blessed by the words I have shared. Please click on the link http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar to go visit Charlotte, Ginger, and other folks who are sharing from their hearts today. May you be blessed and your joy overflowing!

14 comments:

Saleslady371 said...

Now this makes growing older inviting, Sandi!

char72 said...

That's beautiful Sandi. I've never heard it put that way exactly, but it sounds reasonable to me.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Clif said...

This is very good. What a clear and concise way to express this needed message.

Andrea said...

Amen!!
Growing old with grace, andrea

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Sandi,
I would say that youth thinks they are invincible and we older folks know the truth! :)


Blessings,
Jean

Mevely317 said...

What a wonderfully comforting perspective! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Myra

enchanting cottage said...

WOW~~ This is beautiful! I enjoyed reading that and I may have to share it someday in our ladies class.
God Bless,
Ginger

debbie said...

Dear Sandi,
Very beautiful and true post....I some how feel that all our trials are an opportunity to draw closer to our heavenly Father.
I don't think I have ever heard your view before but it registers true in my spirit.
bless you dear lady
hugs
debbie

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Oh I love it and I believe it to be so. True beauty and strength i always admire in people. Because they last and these are gifts within that gives impact to other people when shared or seen.

I'm supposed to be visiting for Pink saturday - the lilacs in the pink vase are lovely together.

Belated Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Spiritual Sunday!

Li

Smilingsal said...

I like the thought that our winter will become eternal spring. Thank you for that.

BTW: do you know it's still snowing on your blog?

Lisa said...

The older I get I see the truth in that revelation! Thanks for a lovely post.

Kris said...

I had never heard that before...but it puts a whole different spin on aging. Thank you so much for sharing!! I hope your Sunday has been wonderful.

kymber said...

Wonderful message Sandy!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us today!

Blessings to you,
Kymber

Valerie said...

I enjoyed reading your post Sandi. It really makes you think of getting old in a new way. Blessings!

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