Spurgeon, Morning, June 11

burning love

“Love is an exotic; it is not a plant which will flourish naturally in human soil, it must be watered from above. Love to Jesus is a flower of a delicate nature, and if it received no nourishment but that which could be drawn from the rock of our hearts it would soon wither. As love comes from heaven, so it must feed on heavenly bread. It cannot exist in the wilderness unless it be fed by manna from on high. Love must feed on love. The very soul and life of our love to God is his love to us.

“I love thee, Lord, but with no love of mine,
For I have none to give;
I love thee, Lord; but all the love is thine,
For by thy love I live.
I am as nothing, and rejoice to be
Emptied, and lost, and swallowed up in thee.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: Daily Readings
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A Word From the LORD

A message to Israel:

Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel,

You who have been borne by Me from birth and have been carried from the womb;

Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you!

I have done it, and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you.

Isaiah 46:3-4

Recommittment

Confession: I have not blogged in quite awhile. Too long, in fact. I know.

Originally, I began blogging as a simple way of sharing my journey of finding true love and growing in faith, but over time I pulled away from writing about these very intimate subjects. Often, I would post simply some beautiful quote or picture, and avoid writing what was on my heart. To be honest, I haven’t really felt like sharing my life with a lot of people I do not know. Yet, something in me keeps nudging me to document my life-discoveries so that someone out there may be encouraged, or better yet inspired by what comes through my keyboard.

I regret that I have been absent for so long. With the beginning of the new Roman year, I am recommitting myself to this space with the desire to share what I am learning along my pilgrimage through life. With that said, I have decided to add a new subject category to my blog site. I will now be journaling, and I hope that you will join me, on my adventures in SEWING! You can learn about how I got started sewing here. But before you go, let me share with you how I was inspired to start blogging about sewing.

When I began to learn to sew last year, I started doing A LOT of online research, looking for tutorials that I could use to teach myself basic sewing techniques. What I discovered is the abundantly fruitful world of Sewing Blogs! To my surprise, I found more information than I could have imagined existed on the subject of sewing. At first, it was all eye candy – beautiful blogs with pictures of vibrant fabrics sewn into items that I can only dream of creating at this point. I signed up for almost every newsletter that I could join, and soon my Inbox was overflowing with information each day. I soon found myself spending more time surfing the web than sewing, and that is not right! Since then, I have culled my blog reading and newsletter memberships down to a very select few.

Each time I read these inspiring sewists’ posts, a desire rises in me to start documenting my own journey in this wonderful world of stitchery. To my surprise, when I opened my email this morning, one such blogger‘s post brought me to the point of no return. After I read about Sarai’s project, Wardrobe Architect, for the sewing blog community, I jumped in with both feet.

So, here I am. A blogger. I hope you will join me on my adventures in Faith, Love, and Sewing!

Stages of Truth

I discovered another great quote today. Well, actually my husband sent it to me via email. Here it is…

“All truth passes through three stages:

First it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Thomas, my husband, and I have witnessed each of these stages of truth within our own lives. It’s amazing how time changes one’s perspective.

profound

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

Repentance and the Biblical Month of Elul

I hope you enjoy another powerful teaching by Jim Staley.  This one is about repentance and the Biblical month of Elul, which most of the planet is now twelve days into.  (In case you’re unfamiliar with Biblical months, each new moon begins a new month.  Elul is the sixth month of the Hebrew calendar.)

I pray you are blessed by this teaching!

How To Forgive When You Can’t

“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  Matthew 6:14, 15

This is a VERY powerful message by Jill Southern-Jones at Ellel Ministries entitled, How To Forgive When You Can’t.

It is an extremely timely message for God’s people as we continue through this month of Elul, a time of searching our hearts in preparation for the Day of Atonement, when our case is presented before YHWH.
I pray that His spirit convicts and brings freedom through the viewing of this teaching.  Please share it with those He puts upon your heart to share it with.
In YHWH’s mighty Love.
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