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> > >It's In The Valleys I Grow>
By: Jane Eggleston, Virginia
Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.
If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love
And would be living in vain.
I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valleys I grow.
I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I can be very sure that
My Lord will see me through.
My little valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.
Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it's in the valleys I grow.
Continue to strengthen me, Lord.
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.
Thank you for valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it's in the valleys I grow!
Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for the world to see.
A friend shared this thought-provoking article with me..... Brin
Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. â€”2 Corinthians 8:2
So how do you dignify a trial? Below are eight steps to getting the most out of your trials
I was reading my Bible at lunch and I know I've read this before and thought this when I've read this before but after Sunday's Chat Room I feel it'd be good to share. Jesus' words are in red. I've added my own comments in the parenthesis.
But the Lord said to her, "My dear Martha, you are so upset over all the details! (B through Y; what spouses and the Other Women are doing) There is only one thing worth being concerned about. (It is not our spouses! But Jesus) Mary has discovered it and I won't take it away from her".
Jesus is everything we need, question is all you going to believe that and let go of your spouse and let God have them. Only then can God do what needs to be done in us when we are willing to fulfill His will. He only desires the best for us and He is worthy of our trust. He is faithful to His promises and His timing however long that may be, is always right on time.
Just felt some people needed to read this and save themselves a lot of unnecessary pain. If you didn't understand the B through Y part, A is the beginning of this journey and Z is the promised end that God has for each of us, B through Y is our walk with the Lord during the journey.
Love, "Joey" (Chat Name)
Four things you can't recover:
The stone..........after the throw.
The word.........after it's said.
The occasion.......after it's missed.
The time .........after it's gone.
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
God promises to renew the strength of those who wait on him.
Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
TOP 10 REASONS TO STAND FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
10) Privilege of praying for your spouse.
9) Your spouse will one day thank you for your faithfulness.
8) Many will come to know Christ through your stand.
7) Future generations will be spared the curse of divorce.
6) Your actions are witnessing to a fallen world.
5) God will use you as a blessing to your spouse and family.
4) Your stand demonstrates the unconditional love of Christ.
3) You vowed "until death separates" - be a man/woman of your word.
2) Your children need both of their parents.
And the Number One reason to stand for the healing of your marriage
1) God's Word commands it!
"Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
"'I hate divorce,' says the Lord." Malachi 2:16
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