Friday, May 18, 2012
Pressed beyond measure; yes, pressed to great length;
Pressed so intensely; beyond my own strength;
Pressed in my body and pressed in my soul,
Pressed in my mind till the dark surges roll.
Pressure from my foes, and pressure from dear friends.
Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends.
Pressed into knowing no helper but God;
Pressed into loving His staff and rod.
Pressed into liberty where nothing clings;
Pressed into faith for impossible things.
Pressed into living my life for the Lord,
Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured.
We know the things that come from great pressure in this life, diamonds and jewels. Why is it that we don't see that pressure for us is the work necessary to produce refinement IN us?
I'm no different than anyone else, who likes being under pressure? The truth is that as we submit to these pressures and look to our Father for HIS provision and strength to endure, we also get to experience His grace, love and peace.
Blessings & Peace
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Friday, February 24, 2012
""And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. And you must always obey the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good."
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