Thankful Thursday! September 27, 2018

Thank you, Lord for:

 A short visit with Johanne.  

Long drive to and from Pearblossom, listening to Billy Graham’s “Peace with God”.    So good! 

Hanging out with Matt and Kelly!  Their home, property and view is beautiful!  And they love it!  Such a treat to be there with them!☺️

God’s Word is life and light!  It warms my heart with its amazing truths!  Would that I understood better.  Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your Word!!

Visiting with my dear son!  So good to see him!

Coffee Bean with my girlfriends!  Its therapeutic! 😃

 

Good morning, y’all!    Happy Thursday!☺️

You may have noticed  that some of the excerpt in my Thankful Thursday come from a book called “66 Love Letters” by Larry crab. The “66 love letters” are the 66 books of the Bible💗      It’s a great book along with the Bible, it really helps you understand the big picture.  

So, I am in the book of John and I wanted to share something I’ve been reading the past few days:

John 13:3-5

“3 Jesus KNEW that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;  4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.  5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”

Did you catch that?!   Jesus knew who He was, where He came from and where he was going, SO, in His great love, he served his disciples!

If we know who we are, where we come from, where we’re going, how deeply we are loved by our Lord and Savior, then we would be able to love and serve other; we would be able to overlook offenses and freely forgive,...   This is not easy!   We must not KNOW.   

Then I read:   

John 14:6

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:11

“Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me;...” 

&  

John 14:20-21

“On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. (WOW!)

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

 

Wow!  That God, the Master and Creator, the Sustainer of all things, would include US with Him!   It’s too great to fathom!    

Come to Him!   Trust Him!  Just like my little Tru who has such limited (to none😜) understanding of life and how it works, we are unable to see the big picture that God, our good Father, sees.   Our understanding will always be limited while on this earth!   Just trust Him!  Get to know Him!   It’s safe to surrender your life to Him   He’s the only place to find lasting hope, joy, fulfillment, love.

 John 14:23

“Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”    Lord, come make Your home with me!!

Thanks for reading! 

Renee😘