profound

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

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faith

”‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’  Often the follower of Christ is brought where he cannot serve God and carry forward his worldly enterprises.  Perhaps it appears that obedience to some plain requirement of God will cut off his means of support.  Satan would make him believe that he must sacrifice his conscientious convictions.  But the only thing in our world upon which we can rely is the word of God.  ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.’  Matthew 6:33.  Even in this life it is not for our good to depart from the will of our Father in heaven.  When we learn the power of His word, we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives.  Our only question will be, What is God’s command?  and what His promises?  Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other.

“In the last great conflict of the controversy with Satan those who are loyal to God will see every earthly support cut off. Because they refuse to break His law in obedience to earthly powers, they will be forbidden to buy or sell.  It will finally be decreed that they shall be put to death.  See Revelation 13:11-17.  But to the obedient is given the promise, ‘He shall dwell on high: his place of defense whall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.’  Isaiah 33:16.  By this promise the children of God will live.  When the earth shall be wasted with famine, they shall be fed.  ‘They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.’  Psalm 37:19.”  {Desire of Ages, 121-122}

witness

I have been working on writing my personal testimony – how God has moved in my life – how I got to where I am today.  My repugnance grows as I look back on past seasons of my selfish life.  I am utterly  disgusted with who I used to be.  I do not want to glorify my past.

Photographs tend to glorify whatever it is they are of.  I want so badly to erase the photographs taken during those dark years of my life.  But as I look at the images and ponder the action of deleting them, I realize that they are a witness of where God has rescued me from.  If I erase those images then I am silencing the witness.

By the power and grace of God, my life is a living testimony of Ezekiel 11:19,20; 36:24-27

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