• “What is the secret to great living? Entire separation to Christ and devotion to Him. Thus speaks every man and woman whose life has made more than a passing flicker in the spiritual realm. It is the life that has no time for trifling that counts.” – Amy Carmichael

Joy and Strength 07/25

But God, who is rich in mercy, or His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ.
Eph. ii. 4, 5.

Lord, to Thy call of me I bow,
Obey like Abraham;
Thou lov’st me because Thou art Thou,
And I am what I am.

Doubt whispers, “thou art such a blot
He cannot love poor thee,”
If what I am He loveth not.
He loves what I shall be.
George Macdonald.

WE may hate ourselves when we come to realize failings we have not recognized before, and feel that there are probably others which we do not yet see as clearly as other people see them, but this kind of impatience for our perfection is not felt by those who love us, I am sure. It is one’s greatest comfort to believe that it is not even felt by God. Just as a mother would not love her child the better for its being turned into a model of perfection at once, but does love it the more clearly every time it tries to be good, so I do hope and believe our Great Father does not Wait for us to be good and wise to love us, but loves us, and loves to help us in the very thick of our struggles with folly and sin.
Juliana H. Ewing

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[God’s Supreme Revelation] God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; — Hebrews 1:1-2 (NKJV)

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