Lingering in God’s presence!

“rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

A Bible teacher in Jackson, Mississippi, faced a protracted burden over her husband’s health. On one occasion there were frustrating delays as they awaited word on a heart procedure. “All I could do, and yet the best thing to do, was spend time in God’s Presence,” June wrote. “I lingered there longer and longer. No answer. Heaven was silent. It is easy to fall prey to the darkness of doubt. What do we do when heaven is silent? Stay in His Word and cling tightly to the Father. Saturate your heart with His promises. Go back to Scriptures that have spoken to you in the past. We are to be confident that God is working behind the scenes on our behalf.”

The Old Testament heroes of Joseph, Ruth, Moses, and Elijah found themselves in places they didn’t understand. So did the twelve disciples, Paul, Silas, and a host more. God puts us all in places we don’t understand, but we can trust His sovereignty.

Be encouraged! He has left nothing outside His control.

Lingering in God’s presence will through prayer increase your faith in Him, provide a place for you to unload your burdens, remind you that God is always near, and help you not to panic.
Elizabeth George

Are we too busy for God? 🥲

“while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/114/2co.4.18.NKJV


“Heaven with its attractions is before you, an eternal weight of glory, which you may lose or gain. Which shall it be? Your life and your character will testify the choice you have made. I feel the more anxious because I see so many indifferent upon the subjects of infinite importance. They are always busy here and there about matters of minor importance, and the one great subject is put out of their thoughts. They have no time to pray, no time to watch, no time to search the Scriptures. They are altogether too busy to make the necessary preparation for the future life. They cannot devote time to perfect Christian characters and in diligence to secure a title to heaven.
If you have life eternal, you must be earnest and work to the point… Glorify God by choosing His way, His will. He will be your wise counselor and your fast, unchanging Friend. “
(Our High Calling 44.4, 5)

Godly Women!

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭26‬-‭30‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/114/pro.31.26-30.NKJV

My husband’s Mom is 92 and has been blessed to have five generations! Her son, granddaughter, great granddaughter and great great grandson.

Unity in Christ!

“The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭21‬-‭27‬ ‭NIV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/111/1co.12.25.NIV

Conquerors Through Christ!

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭31‬-‭32‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/1/rom.8.31-32.KJV

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭37‬-‭39‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/1/rom.8.37-39.KJV