Thankful Thursday! April 6, 2017

 Thank you, my Lord and Savior, for:

Preston coming to church with us -- I love hearing him sing!

Gil and I taking Henry Marcus to lunch -- Gil's so sweet with him!  Warms my heart!

Jasmine flowers!!🌼🌸

Watching basketball (March Maddness) with the family

Making Saturday morning breakfast with Gil -- Gil on the eggs, me on the pancakes

 

“God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help

her, and that right early (Ps. 46:5).

 

“Shall not be moved”—what an inspiring declaration! Can it be possible that we, who are so easily moved by the things of earth, can arrive at a place where nothing can upset us or disturb our calm? Yes, it is possible; and the apostle Paul knew it. When he was on his way to Jerusalem where he foresaw that “bonds and afflictions” awaited him, he could say triumphantly, “But none of these things move me.” Everything in Paul’s life and experience that could be shaken had been shaken, and he no longer counted his life, or any of life’s possessions, dear to him. And we, if we will but let God have His way with us, may come to the same place, so that neither the fret and tear of little things of life, nor the great and heavy trials, can have power to move us from the peace that passeth understanding, which is declared to be the portion of those who have learned to rest only on God.

 

“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go no more out.” To be as immovable as a pillar in the house of our God, is an end for which one would gladly endure all the shakings that may be necessary to bring us there! HANNAH WHITALL SMITH

 

When God is in the midst of a kingdom or city He makes it as firm as Mount Zion, that cannot be removed. When He is in the midst of a soul, though calamities throng about it on all hands, and roar like the billows of the sea, yet there is a constant calm within, such a peace as the world can neither give nor take away. What is it but want of lodging God in the soul, and that in His stead the world is in men’s hearts, that make them shake like leaves at every blast of danger? ARCHBISHOP LEIGHTON”

 

Excerpt From: L. B. E. Cowman. “Contemporary Classic/Streams in the Desert.” ZONDERVAN. iBooks.