Sunday, June 26, 2011

Janie's Last Journal Part 6

Janie's final entries in her journal...continued (read what this is about here.)

(For the next few weeks, I'll be posting these quotes that meant a lot to her as she neared the end of her life here on earth. If you read them closely, you'll see a common thread there....I'll let you find it without any commentary - except to encourage you to take the entries to heart and be blessed...and perhaps store them away in your own journal....)

March 10, 2010
Why is it that God leads us in this way, allowing such a strong and constant pressure on us? One of His purposes is to show is His all-sufficient strength and grace more effectively than if it were free from difficulties and trials. "We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." (2 Cor. 4:7)

Another purpose is to bring us a greater awareness of our dependence upon Him. God is constantly trying to teach us how dependent we are on Him - that we are held completely by His hand and reliant on His care alone. 
L.B. Cowman - Streams In The Desert, March 7

I do not see You, Lord, nor do I feel Your presence, but I know for certain You are graciously here - exactly where I am and aware of my circumstances.
Streams, March 10

Trust God's word and His power more than you trust your own feelings and experiences. Remember, your Rock is Christ, and it is the sea that ebbs and flows with the tides, not Him.

If we cower in the lowlands of feelings and emotions, we will find ourselves entangled in a thousand nets of doubt, despair, temptation and unbelief. "Put your hope in God." Psalm 42:5. When I cannot feel the faith of assurance, I live by the fact of God's faithfulness.
Streams, March 10

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