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a quote for today {A.W. Tozer}

it’s been a while since i’ve shared a quote. i heard this one this week and had to look it up right away. it’s GOOD stuff. take a moment and really let is soak in:

The Sharp Blade of the Plow  by. A.W. Tozer

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. (Hosea 10:12)

The fallow field is smug, contented, protected from the shock of the plow and the agitation of the harrow…But it is paying a terrible price for its tranquility: Never does it see the miracle of growth; never does it feel the motions of mounting life nor see the wonders of bursting seed nor the beauty of ripening grain.

Fruit it can never know because it is afraid of the plow and the harrow.

In direct opposite to this, the cultivated field has yielded itself to the adventure of living. The protecting fence has opened to admit the plow, and the plow has come as plows always come, practical, cruel, business-like and in a hurry. Peace has been shattered by the shouting farmer and the rattle of machinery.

The field has felt the travail of change; it has been upset, turned over, bruised and broken, but its rewards come hard upon its labors. The seed shoots up into the daylight its miracle of life, curious, exploring the new world above it.

All over the field the hand of God is at work in the age-old and ever renewed service of creation. New things are born, to grow, mature, and consummate the grand prophecy latent in the seed when it entered the ground.

Nature’s wonders follow the plow.

(Paths To Power, 31-32)

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sooo good right? i first heard this quote in this sermon on James 1 by Matt Chandler on trials and pain. if you haven’t listened to it, you should! {husbuddy may force me to listen to way too many sermons when we’re driving in the car together, but sometimes it’s totally worth it. hee hee.}

 i don’t want to be a “fallow field” with a tranquil/easy life if it comes at the cost of not bearing fruit. i want to allow God to cultivate fruit in and through me even if it means i must face the trials and pain of a plow. i so desire to be used by God and for His fruit to flourish in my life. what about you?

xoxo-kimberly renee
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happy thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving!

“And you will say in that day, “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.” – Isaiah 12:4

may you see with new eyes today the many gifts and blessings that God has provided. and may you praise His Name!

xoxo-kimberly renee

 

 

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quote for today {joy}

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joy is the realest reality,

the fullest life,

and joy is always given,

never grasped.

God gives gifts and i give thanks and i unwrap the gift given: joy.

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Ann Voskamp One Thousand Gifts

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{again, still soaking up Ann Voskamp! May you unwrap the gift of joy today, unwrap it with thanksgiving, my friends! the photos are from a recent trip to a “beach” on the Chesapeake Bay.} 

 

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{a sunday blessing}

“For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savoir appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life”

Titus 3:3-7

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a quote for sunday

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“The interesting thing about a heart which concentrates on honoring and thanking God is that it becomes a naturally joyful heart. It becomes resistant to discouragement, negative thinking and cynicism. Nothing is dull or routine to such a heart, everything has value”

Gail MacDonald,

High Call, High Priveledge. pg.181

 

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a quote for today

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i love this quote i found yesterday while reading a new book, “Grace for the Good Girl” i love it because it is. so. true.  i’ve been letting this quote be a reminder to me. may it be a reminder to you too! especially going into lots of quality time with family and friends!

xoxo-kimberly renee

 

 

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