Catch the foxes for us,
the little foxes
that spoil the vineyards.
Song of Songs 2:15
A little thorn can cause much suffering. A small cloud may hide the sun. Tiny foxes spoil the vineyards; and little sins do mischief to the tender heart. These small sins burrow in the soul and fill it with what is hateful to Christ, and thus our comfortable fellowship and communion with Him is spoiled. A great sin cannot destroy a Christian, but a little sin can make him miserable.
They are not seeking truth but seeking to put forth their own point of view ~ Linda
It cannot end there for a true believer. One with genuine faith cannot hear the Lord’s words and walk away without acting on them. The faithful will be more than shocked, more than amazed, more than admiring–they will be obedient. They are building a structure on solid rock.
* Obeying the words of Christ is equivalent to building on solid rock.
Obedience is the inevitable manifestation of true faith.
The state of mind that refuses obedience is pure and simple unbelief.
Faith obeys. Unbelief rebels.
~Excerpts from The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur
Becoming a Christian is waging a war against yourself.
Are you willing to abandon the sovereignty you exercise over your own life and confess Jesus as Lord?
~From a sermon on Matthew 7:13-17 by John MacArthur
One man with God is a majority though there be a thousand on the other side. ~ Spurgeon
All these quotes came from my readings and what I listened to these past couple weeks. They are for my own benefit and hopefully yours, too.
We drove to Spokane yesterday to do some shopping and when we arrived at the kids house to drop off their items we enjoyed quite the noisy thunderstorm. Every time the thunder rumbled, Addy asked, “What’s that?” One of the times she wanted me to hide with her on the couch with a pillow in front of our faces. It seems JJ can’t sleep well when it’s too quiet. Jamie tried to have him sleep in his own room with the monitor on. He kept waking up. She finally brought him into the living area with music going, Addy making noise and the vacuum going and he fell right to sleep and stayed asleep. Hmm. I got some extra cuddle time with JJ while we were there, too. When we arrived home our power was out but came back on shortly after 9 PM. Glad that was a short outage. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Little brother content and asleep with all the noise a busy family produces!