24 March 2017

This 'n' That

Well, thanks for giving me a break from blogging last week. It was greatly appreciated, and much needed. Things are only slightly less chaotic this week, but they are a great deal more clear, so that makes for a still busy, but #blessed, blogger (see what I did there?). Would you like to know something I learned this week?
The mind of man plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
Also,
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
Yes, I know. Those aren't exactly obscure, hidden verses, are they? Things can get a little fuzzy, though, even when we are pursuing the Lord's work and our desires are to serve Him. At the end of the day, the Lord still has completely different plans than we do, and sometimes, we may not like that those plans aren't clearly laid out for us, or aren't coming to fruition when we think they should. The Lord's timing is always perfect, though, isn't it? Now I'm excited to see what the real plan—His plan—will be.

For now, though, things are back to normal (whatever that is), and that is just fine with me! That means that we have some catching up to do, so grab a cookie (because we all need more cookies in our lives) and get ready to enjoy your last two weeks in review (kind of):
  • The audio/video from The Shepherd's Conference is finally available! Enjoy!
  • If you haven't already ordered this book, do it now. I've been waiting for this for years.
  • A bit about John MacArthur's passion for doctrine.
  • The importance of applying Scriptural principles to our lives.
  • This was timely for me in multiple ways: the sufficiency of Scripture in decision-making.
  • This is why you should honor the Oxford comma!
  • This is disappointing, especially for those of us who have been excited for this movie, but at the same time, we have to remember that we cannot expect the world—those who are lost—to act like Christians. We must expect them to act according to their nature, and their nature is that they are hateful, enemies of God.
  • Pastors, think carefully before adopting some of these Puritanical preaching methods!
  • Here is your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Mark your calendars!
  • Did the gospel authors think or know they were writing Scripture?
  • We must never lose sight of God's grace.
  • I always appreciate Mike Riccardi's teaching of the Word:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, dear sister! Your words are exactly timely for me: "Yes, I know. Those aren't exactly obscure, hidden verses, are they? Things can get a little fuzzy, though, even when we are pursuing the Lord's work and our desires are to serve Him. At the end of the day, the Lord still has completely different plans than we do, and sometimes, we may not like that those plans aren't clearly laid out for us, or aren't coming to fruition when we think they should. The Lord's timing is always perfect, though, isn't it? Now I'm excited to see what the real plan—His plan—will be."

    Blessings and thanks!!
    Kay Cude

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