05 August 2016

This 'n' That

I am a morning person. I love the early morning; the colors of the sunrise and the sound of the birds singing is a favorite way to start my day. Follow that with freshly brewed coffee and some Bible time (should I insert my selfie righteousness, perfectly-staged, coffee-and-Bible-devotional photo here?), and you'll have a happy me...at least until I have to leave for work, that is.

The morning reminds me of the Lord's lovingkindness toward His people:
The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
And while most of us are not in a similar position as David might have been when composing Psalm 143, his trust and expectation that God would be gracious to him anew each day and throughout the day teaches us to view our God in the same way:
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul. (Psalm 143:8)
Let us, like Jeremiah, trust in God and praise Him for His faithfulness. Let us, like David, ask God each day to teach us the way in which we should walk. Let us turn to His Word early so as not to walk one step without feeding on His truth.

That being said, if you've not spent time in God's Word yet today, please go do that now. Otherwise there is just no way that you'll truly enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Yes please. I will take 3 bags to start.
  • Another free ebook!
  • Well, I'm glad mother and baby are both doing well, but 60 years old? 
  • This is a good article about how God doesn't typically use famous people to carry out His purposes; however, I must admit that I'm still trying to process the fact that a Christian teacher would be so ignorant of this truth and excitedly say to her young students,"What if Eminem got saved? Do you know how popular he is??? He would start rapping for Jesus and millions would be saved!" Sigh.
  • Some thoughts to think before you post.
  • Here is your weekly dose of adorable (thanks, Rick!).
  • Um, is this guy serious, or is this a joke? (Please be a joke, please be a joke!)
  • Hm. I'm still not sure I'm in agreement with this position on deaconesses.
  • I'm pretty sure this is real, and that is terrifying.
  • S. Lewis Johnson preaches from 1 Corinthians 2:1-5:

3 comments:

  1. All I can say in regards to the next to the last item on your list is: The End Really Is Closer Than Ever Before..."at the door".

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  2. My Pastor was an Elder at John MacArthur's church for many years. They have deaconesses. Here's an article MacArthur wrote on the subject:

    http://www.gty.org/resources/positions/P12/answering-the-key-questions-about-deacons?Term=deaconess

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    1. Yes, I know Grace Church has deaconesses, but it's still an issue I'd have to study more for myself before wholly agreeing with that position.

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