Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’Matthew 22:37-39
. . . And always!
I remember a company I worked for and was blessed to do so for many years. BUT On rainy, gloomy days it seemed as if when one wore black and came in grumpy, soon the entire office was disagreeable and it was doubtful many were aware of this, nor had a good reason why. What a change a slight bit of effort to bless one another surely would have made!
If we know the truth of the following words and that they apply to each of us created in His image, AS WE ARE, why must the hate continue to defeat love? Where is peace?
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well. -Psalm 139:14
When I was a child I never hesitated to run to my Daddy when I needed him, whether I had skinned my knee,was scared by a bug,you name it. I never stopped to wonder if I was a good enough girl, was my problem big enough … I knew his love was more than big enough no matter what I did or didn’t do. GOD WANTS US TO RUN INTO HIS ARMS THAT SAME WAY!
As I rolled over
preparing for the new day,
and also avoiding it . ..
I got up anyway.
Deep breaths . . .
surrender . . .
but I MUST . ..
What if . . .
I stepped out on the back porch.
The birds sang so beautifully
without any consideration
for the grey sky
or cold February wind.
I took no notice either!
The Master artist,
looking at all my broken pieces,
DID’T see the mess
reflected in my mirror!
He saw His own likeness
and all at once I did as well,
and I shall follow Him always!
By Martha L Shaw ©2019
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV
#Mondation #quotes #Bible #Faith #encouragement
NEED SOME HOPE?
“…they that wait upon the LORD
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40: 31 (KJV)
I took this photo yesterday, and posted at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. This is my first photo in awhile. We bought the flowers at a store, and the light was so beautiful.
Ellen Grace Olinger