Friday, March 30, 2018

Thought for the Day 3/30/2018

We are not built for ourselves,
BUT for God.
Not for service for God,
BUT for God.
~ Oswald Chambers

BUT you are fellow citizens 
with the saints and members of the household
of God, built on the foundation 
of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus
himself being the cornerstone,...... 
In him you also are being built together
into a dwelling place for God....
~Ephesians 2: 19-22 (selected)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thought for the Day 3/29/2018

Hast thou been hungry, child of mind?
 I, too, have needed bread:
   For forty days I tasted naught  till by the angels fed.
Hast thou been thirsty?  On the cross I suffered thirst for thee;
      I promised to supply thy need, my child, come unto Me.

Perhaps thy way is weary off, thy feet grow tired and lame;
               I wearied when I reached the well,  I suffered just the same;
And when I bore the heavy cross  I fainted ‘neath the load;
               And so I’ve promised rest to all  who walk the weary road.

When thou art sad and tears fall fast,  my heart goes out to thee,
               For I wept o’er Jerusalem -- the place so dear to Me:
And when I came to Lazarus’ tomb I wept – my heart was sore;
               I’ll comfort thee when thou dost weep  till sorrows all are o’er.

Do hearts prove false when thine is true?  I know the bitter dart:
               I was betrayed by one I loved -- I died of broken heart:
I loved My own, they loved Me not, My heart was lonely, too;
               I’ll never leave thee, child of Mine,  My loving heart is true.

Art thou discouraged in thy work?  Doth ministry seem vain?
               I ministered midst unbelief,  midst those with greed of gain:
They would not hearken to My voice,  but scoffed with one accord;
               Your labor never is in vain  if done unto the Lord.

Have courage, then, My faithful one,  I suffered all the way,
               Thy sensitive and loving heart  I understand today;
Whate’er thy grief, whate’er thy care, just bring it unto Me;
               Yes, in thy day of trouble, call, I will deliver thee.
                                                                            by S. C. Umlauf

 “A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” 
– Isaiah 53:3

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thought for the Day 3/28/2018

You've got to believe that God is
in control of your life.
It may be a tough time, BUT you've got
to believe that God has a reason for it,
and He's going to make everything good.
~ Joel Osteen

And we know that for those who love God, 
all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to His purpose.
~Romans 8:28

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