“Before the world’s foundation the Father set you apart for love.”
“It is not ultimately about our faith, but about the object of our faith. Jesus said that He will lose none of what the Father has given Him. If you have even a flicker of belief, that is because before the world’s foundation the Father set you apart for love. That’s good news. That is a solid hope and a firm foundation.”
Just because it's painful doesn't mean God's fingerprint isn't on it.
"For just as Christ’s sufferings are ours in abundance [as they overflow to His followers], so also our comfort [our reassurance, our encouragement, our consolation] is abundant through Christ [it is truly more than enough to endure what we must]. But if we are troubled and distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted and encouraged, it is for your comfort, which works [in you] when you patiently endure the same sufferings which we [a]experience. And our [b]hope for you [our confident expectation of good for you] is firmly grounded [assured and unshaken], since we know that just as you share as partners in our sufferings, so also you share as partners in our comfort."
(2 Corinthians 1:5-7, AMP)
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The curtains of life’s living has permanently closed for many on this newest day of awakening but for others like you and me, we are still here alive and prayerfully in wellness.
As we reflect on people known to us personally and others who entered our lives in their services to the purposes for which they did derived life, it is a vivid reminder that no one is above and beyond anything else in this life except in the end being a mere mortal placed here on this earth to do the will of the most High for a period in time, allotted times that never really leaves the firmed hands of the most High.
Think about it.
Sometimes we as humans get besides ourselves thinking that the success that comes from the delivery of our individual services in this life, falls above and beyond the presence of the most High and as a result many at times fathoms this thoughtless rejection of the very presence and existence of the most High in and around our living lives.
The receipt of this my reflection, prayer and meditation on this unfolded day signifies that I am in this day, as I pray that you too are equally in this day in the fullness of life.
It is my heart felt desire that each of us in this congregation will incline in our own individual ways to celebrate the most High gifts of life in us by giving due thanks and praises, even if it is only in the rhythm of our hearts and minds.
For it remains a well known fact that if our hearts and minds perceives in unity the presence of the most High, our mouths and tongues will find no alternative but to speak with gratitude, thankfulness and praises.
Think about it.
Almighty and most merciful Father here I am and most certainly others are, in this great assembly of lives, responding to Your call to take up our respective tasks in these new waking hours to fulfil Your intended purposes for our living lives.
Lead us O Father lead us, lead us as You have led us thus far, so that our services to You on this land of the living will remain firmly on track.
Amen Ameen Amen #Prayer for my #family#friends and #acquaintances#Amen#Ameen#Amen
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The Goa Gajah aka the "Elephant Cave" is a historical site in Ubud as the relics date back to the 11th century and some even to the 8th 🤯. It's purpose is for meditation and offerings are made inside the dark cave .The grounds even have spiritual bathing pools for rituals. Bali is now gearing up for a major ceremony here bringing people from all over the island. It might be today (8/17) for their Independence Day actually idk. It's sure to be elaborate and beautiful. What I loved was that the patch of relic stones or broken down "elephant wall" that cannot be saved will never be removed specifically for the purpose of reminding the generations to come of the depth of their history. You will see that at most of the temples throughout the island. They are not just old rocks. They are sacred. I love the respect they have for the ancestors! It's a beautiful representation of LOVE!
Oh Mother Angelica, how wise you are!
As soon as I think I’ve grown in the virtue of patience, the Lord is right there to show me just how much I have yet to grow. Motherhood is a true test and vocation of patience, but I would not trade it for the world 💕
After a battle of mastitis left me fatigued and unmotivated, I FINALLY have been able to push through and try my best to get some work done. And every time I try, it is as if my little ones sense that I am not resting and therefore must be available 🤷♀️😂 How about you? What has been trying your patience and how can I pray for you this week??
🌸 Love is the most beautiful thing to have, and most painful thing to lose. But family never be lost, and will always be there for you ♡ ▫️
This is a special handmade gift made by my 11 year old son, and given to me three years ago on the the same day in 2015, which was Mother’s Day, and when I had a hard time in my life then. I’m happy and feel stronger about myself thanks to my son, family and friends. ▫️ ▫️
The second picture is a beautiful rose in a bloom in the sunshine in my garden yesterday. ▫️
He meant it in the drawing that the balloon can lighter my sad and lonely feelings and the cute panda is a symbol of being much loved as what we are. I’m still thankful to his kindness and sweetness. ▫️
Now I’m thinking of my dear friend and caring about her in my prayer. ▫️