“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)
Hold to God’s unchanging hand,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand;
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.
One of my favorite hymns, “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand”.
One which speaks to the Trust all abiding Christians can have in their Shepherd.
- Psalm 89:13-14
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison”.
― Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
- After 27 years in jail, Mandela’s lack of bitterness alone is a legacy . . . to all who’ve been unjustly wronged by someone.
- “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14 NKJV).
Enjoy all your blessings and endure all your stressful moments. But be ready for an odd turn which requires your full faith and God’s intervention.
Don’t be too giddy about the good or too bothered by the bad!
Even if things take an unexpected turn, God’s got your back. That’s what I call Divine Assurance!
From Nine Paradoxes of Christian Living post.
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“Vocation does not come from willfulness. It comes from listening.”
- Parker J. Palmer
- He was featured in “What’s Life Saying to You?” last Saturday. Parker: “The deepest vocational question is not “What ought I to do with my life?” It is the more elemental and demanding “Who am I? What is my nature?
- Look for a follow-up Palmer/Work life post next Saturday.
Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
But conscience asks the question – is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right. [Emphasis added]
- Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- In a February 1968 speech . . . A Proper Sense of Priorities. February is Black History Month.