Saturday, 3 January 2009

Spiritual Sunday

Welcome to Spiritual Sunday and many thanks again to our hostesses Ginger and Charlotte - please click the photo to read other Spiritual Sundays contributors.

For Christmas I received a book from sister-in-law entitled 'God's Message For Each Day' by Eugene H. Peterson the translator of The Message and I would like to share the entry for the 1st January..
'God will never let you down;
he'll never let you be pushed past your limit.
1 Corinthians 10:13 The Message
Karl leaving our hotel for walk early one morning..

We wander like lost sheep, true; but God is a faithful shepherd who pursues us relentlessly. We have our ups and downs, zealously believing one day and gloomily doubting the next, but He is faithful. We break our promises, but He doesn't break His. Discipleship is not a contract in which if we break our part of the agreement He is free to break His; it is a covenant in which He established the conditions and guarantees the results...

All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us.

I conclude with a quote from Mother Teresa..

God's Trust - I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa


Charlotte said...

What a comforting scripture, and I love the quote from Mother Theresa.
The flowers in your header are gorgeous.
Happy Spiritual Sunday.

Clif said...

Good thoughts to begin the new year with. You will enjoy and profit from reading this great devotional book. I have several of Peterson's books. Last year's devotional was A Year With Jesus. Eugene Peterson is a great Bible professor and writer. Thank you for sharing his thoughts with us.

Cherdecor said...

I am so thankful that my salvation is not dependent upon my performance.
Sometimes we get knocked off our feet, but we are never knocked out.
Thank you for this lovely post.

Karen @ Arise and Shine said...

Wonderful post, thanks for sharing your special gift with us. The Word encouraged me.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love little devotional books like that. What great scripture.

Judith said...

Hi Charlotte - the roses in my header is a photo I took about six years ago when visiting someones garden. The sky was so clear blue and roses were so pink - it was a beautiful sight to behold.

Smilingsal said...

Right! Because we are in His hand, we are secure.

Janet said...

Hello Judith, I am back in circulation! Thank you so much for the Award - it made my heart so happy! I will update my blog tomorrow and pass it on! My very first award!
I love your new look blog and once again was inspired by your thoughts!
Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year.
With much love

runamoks said...

Words that are nice to hear...Thanks for sharing. Beautiful roses pic at the top by the way. --Cheryl

Ms.Daisy said...

Inspiring words that we all need to hear. Thanks for sharing.
I agree, the flowers in your header ARE gorgeous!