God’s ‘Love Language’ is Gifts.

We are profoundly impressed with
the unlimited resources of the God of the Bible.
He never does anything small.
When He makes an ocean
He makes it so deep
that no man can fathom it.
When He makes a mountain
He makes it so large
that no one can measure or weigh it.
When He makes flowers,
He scatters multiplied millions of them
where there is no one to admire them but Himself.
When He makes grace,
He makes it with out sides or bottom
and leaves the top off.
Instead of giving salvation with a medicine dropper,
He pours it forth like a river.

When God sets out to do a thing for us,
He does it with a prodigality of love-
prompted abundance that fairly staggers one
who reckons things by the coldly calculating standards of earth.

Whatever blessing is in our cup
it is sure to run over.
With Him the calf is always the fatted calf;
the robe is always the best robe;
the joy is unspeakable;
the peace passeth understanding;
the grace is so abundant
that the recipient has all sufficiency for all things,
and abounds to every good work
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There is no grudging in God’s benevolence;………
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And he brought him forth abroad, and said,
Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars,
if thou be able to number them:
and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
And he believed in the LORD;
and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Genesis 15:5-6

Today’s thought – Even Without A Sign

Jan 24 Happy JaydenA little girl’s smile makes all the work worthwhile.

Good Morning

Genesis 8:9-11
But the dove found no rest for or the sole of her foot,
and she returned unto him…
And the dove came in to him in the evening;
and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf

God knows just when to withhold from us
any visible sign of encouragement,
and when to grant us such a sign.
How good it is that we may trust Him anyway!
When all visible evidences
that He is remembering us are withheld,
that is best;
He wants us to realize that His Word,
His promise of remembrance,
is more substantial and dependable
than any evidence of our senses.
When He sends the visible evidence,
that is well also;
we appreciate it all the more
after we have trusted Him without it.
Those who are readiest to trust God
without other evidence than His Word
always receive the greatest number
of visible evidences of His love.
–C. G. Trumbull

Believing Him; if storm-clouds gather darkly ’round,
And even if the heaven seem brass, without a sound?
He hears each prayer and even notes the sparrow’s fall.

And praising Him; when sorrow, grief, and pain are near,
And even when we lose the thing that seems most dear?
Our loss is gain. Praise Him; in Him we have our All.

Our hand in His; e’en though the path seems long and drear
We scarcely see a step ahead, and almost fear?
He guides aright. He has it thus to keep us near.

And satisfied; when every path is blocked and bare,
And worldly things are gone and dead which were so fair?
Believe and rest and trust in Him, He comes to stay.

Even without a sign . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie