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Jan 11, 2006 at 00:22 o\clock
"Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Be kindly affectioned one toward another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another;
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer." (Romans 12:9-12)
Happiness keeps you Sweet
Trials keep you Strong
Sorrows keep you Human
Failures keep you Humble
Success keeps you Glowing
But only GOOD keeps you Going (Anon)
N.J. Hiebert # 2488
"I am the least of the apostles . . . because I have persecuted the church of God. But by God's grace I am what I am." (1 Corinthians 15:9-10)
What if I am just a failure? / What if all I've seemed to do
Is travel on and leave in shambles What I've touched as I've passed through?
What if as a parent / Or a mate, I've seemed to fail?
What if I've to crime resorted; / What if I've been sent to jail?
What if I have lost a fortune? Foolish waste has cost it all.
What if every turn I've taken, / Led me up against a wall?
How can ever in this life / Jesus use someone like me?
How can Jesus use a failure? / What good on earth could my life be?
Friend, Jesus shops for future leaders / Often in the failure store.
Often those He picks to cherish / Have tried and failed before.
From the rubbish heap of failure / Sovereign Holiness will choose
Men and women oft defeated, / Saying, "Here is one I can use."
So it was with Abraham, / Father of the world to be,
Childless still at ninety, then / God's miracle his eyes could see.
So it was with Moses, / "Lead my people out" his chore,
Not until he'd failed completely / Could God open up the door.
So it was with Joseph, / Dad's beloved dreamer; fool!
Not until he was sold in slavery / Could he really be God's tool.
That's the message oft repeated / From the Holy Spirit's pen,
God delights to turn life's failures / Into His successful men.
What if I am just a failure? / What if all my marks are poor?
I may very well be / Just what God is looking for! (D. Engli)
N.J. Hiebert # 2489
"What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:36-37)
There is nothing which the men of this world dread more than solitude and reflection. They would rather be overpressed with engagements than have leisure for thought. The conscience, ill at ease, will at such times lift up its voice; but its warning voice must be hushed by that convenient word "duty," and its honest speech is soon and willingly forgotten. Sins - many sins - are there, and the thought of God as the Judge of sin is dreadful. The condition of the soul is such that it cannot bear the light, therefore darkness is loved. The activities of this present life are sought and welcomed, that the crushing weight of reflection may be escaped. The pleasures of the world, too, in due time and place, serve a similar purpose.
Thus every care is taken that solitude may be avoided, and that there may be no opportunity for calm and serious reflection. The solemn and eternal realities of the soul have no portion of thought or time allowed them; the higher, nobler, and better part of man is totally neglected, and left uncared-for, and unprovided-for, notwithstanding its deep, pressing and eternal need. (Andrew Miller)
N.J. Hiebert # 2490
Jan 5, 2006 at 00:33 o\clock
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