Waiting – G. Campbell Morgan

“Waiting for God means power to do nothing save under command. This is not lack of power to do anything. Waiting for God needs strength rather than weakness. It is power to do nothing. It is the strength that holds strength in check. It is the strength that prevents the blundering activity which is entirely false and will make true activity impossible when the definite command comes.”

~ G. Campbell Morgan

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him…”  Psalm 37:7

He’s Been Faithful!!

Thanking the Lord for a good day yesterday in church as well as celebrating Father’s Day with the kids. (We missed Courtney and family!) On the way home from church last night, the following song was playing in the van. Oh, I thank God so much for His FAITHFULNESS to our family! He has never, ever once failed us – never has, never will!  What a loving, kind, compassionate, longsuffering, MERCIFUL God we serve!!  I love Him!!
HE’S BEEN FAITHFUL
In my moments of fear, Through Every Pain, Every Tear
There’s A God Who’s Been Faithful To Me
When My Strength Was All Gone; When My Heart Had No Song
Still In Love He’s Proved Faithful To Me
Every Word He’s Promised Is True
What I Thought Was Impossible I’ve Seen My God Do
He’s Been Faithful, Faithful To Me
Looking Back His Love And Mercy I See
Though In My Heart I Have Questioned Even Failed To Believe
Yet He’s Been Faithful, Faithful To Me
When My Heart Looked Away; The Many Times I Could Not Pray
Still My God, He Was Faithful To Me
The Days I Spent So Selfishly Reaching Out For What Pleased Me
Even Then, God Was Faithful To Me
Every Time I Come Back To Him
He Is Waiting With Open Arms And I See Once Again
He’s Been Faithful, Faithful To Me  
Looking Back His Love And Mercy I See  
Though In My Heart I Have Questioned, Even Failed To Believe  
Yet, He’s been faithful, faithful to me  
Oh He’s been faithful, faithful to me
(Vicki Yohe)
~ Rachel ~

Happy Father’s Day!!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

I thank the Lord for my godly Daddy, who has been in heaven for 27 years now. I am thankful for the Daddy of our children…what a loving and faithful father he has been all these years!

Whether our dads have passed away or are still living, we can and should honour them by our own lives. In instances where the dad is still living and not saved, children can choose to live a life that would not bring shame to their name…and that father could be won to Christ just by the godly testimony of a son or daughter. Even in very difficult circumstances, our Heavenly Father’s grace is sufficient to provide strength needed to forgive and love as well as the determination to honour.  I promise, it is a decision that will bring God’s blessings as well as no regrets!

If you are not saved, let this Father’s Day be the day that you receive Christ as your personal Saviour. Then, if you are not already doing so, let this Father’s Day also be the beginning of a life that desires to bring honour to your heavenly Father – “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Revelation 4:11

 …as well as your earthly father. – “My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.” Proverbs 27:11

~ Rachel ~

Youth – D. L. Moody

“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” ~ D. L. Moody

“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;”  Ecclesiastes 12:1

Contentment – Matthew Henry

“Cast not away your confidence because God defers his performances. That which does not come in your time, will be hastened in his time, which is always the more convenient season. God will work when he pleases, how he pleases, and by what means he pleases. He is not bound to keep our time, but he will perform his word, honour our faith, and reward them that diligently seek him.” ~ Matthew Henry

The Wise Man

The Bible says, “Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.” Proverbs 14:33  In reading this verse, we are able to see characteristics of both a wise person and a fool. The fool is known as one that spouts off everything he knows. He can’t stay quiet; he has to be yakking. We see this in Proverbs 12:23b, “…but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.” Proverbs 13:16b, “…but a fool layeth open his folly.” Proverbs 15:2b, “…but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.” Proverbs 29:11a, “A fool uttereth all his mind:…” Ecclesiastes 5:3b, “…and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.” and many other verses!

In a wise person, however, we see that wisdom rests in his heart. They are not always blurting out everything they know for they have learned that in order to learn, sometimes it’s best to just be quiet and listen. We see this in Proverbs 1:5a, “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning…”, Proverbs 10:8a, “The wise in heart will receive commandments…”, Proverbs 10:14a, “Wise men lay up knowledge…” Proverbs 10:19b, “…but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” and many other verses!

When I read verses with the words – wise, wisdom, knowledgeetc. I think of my dad. You see, my dad is a perfect example of the word WISE. I have witnessed numerous times where people have come to him for advice and each time, I am reminded just how blessed I am to have him as my father! I am so thankful for the wonderful example he has been for us kids. I love you very much, Daddy, and I hope you have a great Father’s Day!!!

~ Bethany ~

Father’s Day – The Perfect Gift!

Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? Look no further!!  Written by a father to  his son, I’m sure the following would be at the top of any Christian father’s wish list! (Oh, by the way… it’s a perfect gift for daughters to give as well! 🙂 )

“My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.” Proverbs 23:15

~ Rachel ~