He Giveth More Grace
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercy;
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.
His love has no limit; His grace has no measure.
His pow’r has no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!
Annie Johnson Flint
The Duggar family just had their 18th child. This is an amazing family that believes in procreation just as God commanded. The verses in Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”
In this article about the Duggar family, there were 5 comments dealing with having so many children. I find it sad that our culture is such that anyone who does something contrary to the “cultural norm” they get castigated! Our culture will die down if people don’t start having more than “their share” of children. Children would not be a “pain in the neck” if we taught them according to Scripture. There is a right and wrong way of raising our children and the wrong way is to be concerned about the child’s self-image. I have told my children many times that I don’t care about their self-image but I do care about their image in God’s eyes!
On the other side of the coin, there are many ladies who truly desire to have children and cannot do so. To these ladies I would encourage to look into the possibility of adoption. Many times those children who have no one are overlooked and unloved. Remember, Ladies, that we, who are true believers in the Lord, are adopted into God’s family. James 1:27 tells us, “True religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to keep himself unspotted from the world and to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.” What better way to visit the fatherless by taking them into your home and bringing them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord? They need godly, loving parents just like our natural born children do and even more so because they have no one!
If you go to Adoption 3:16 you will read about families that have adopted and ways they can help to bring you through the hard times based on God’s Word. Whether you end up with a huge family through natural birth or through adoption remember that the “fruit of the womb is God’s reward!”
1.) ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD!
2.) Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!
3.) They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways.
4.) You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently.
5.) Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes!
6.) Then I would not be ashamed, When I look into all Your commandments.
7.) I will praise You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.
8.) I will keep Your statutes; Oh, do not forsake me utterly!
Posted in Encouragement, Scripture
Tagged Aleph, blessed, do no iniquity, God's commandments, His testimonies, keep God's precepts, law of the Lord, statutes, undefiled, uprightness of heart, whole heart
Another beautiful traditional Christmas song that I love to hear and not just at Christmas time! This was put out by gppkoq on youtube.
This is a beautiful rendition of “Angels We Have Heard On High.” Thanks Defending Contending for posting it on your blog!
On November 21st Berean Wife gave me this award. The award was given to her as a way to say thank you as one who has encouraged, inspired, and uplifted another through her blog. She has passed it on to me and for this I am truly thankful! I in turn will give this to five (or six) other bloggers that have encouraged, inspired and uplifted me!
- Adoption 3:16 is the first blog I would like to award. There are 3 people that moderate this blog and they deal with adoption, which has a special place in my heart. They deal with older adoptions and how it affects both the child/ren and the family. They are quick to recommend godly books that are very helpful in dealing with the attitude not only in the adopted child/ren but also within the parent’s heart and life. I have found everything they say to be very helpful in dealing with both younger child/ren as well as with the birth child/ren. I would highly recommend checking this blog out regularly if you have any children at home.
- georgene is a very good blog. She likes to do ‘Frugal Fridays’ and has very much been an inspiration to me along the way. She is always looking for ways to save and when she has found one that works for her, she will share it with everyone else. She has been going through a very difficult time recently but she does have much to say even in her older posts. She also looks at healthy ways to deal with womanly issues. I have learned much from her.
- Julie Pizzino is also another very good blog. She has just begun her blog recently and already she has a lot to say that would be so very helpful within the life of a Christian lady. There is so much to learn still and we will never know it all but this blog has already been so very helpful within my life that I must share it with others.
- Absolute Dominion has also been another blog that has encouraged me. Although Coram Deo is NOT a woman, his blog is still very much an inspiration in so many ways! Doctrine from the Word of God is very much needed as most are not willing to address these important issues. The Lord has really worked in his life in many areas and we have seen changes and feel the Lord continues to guide and direct his efforts.
- Defending Contending is a blog that deals directly with false doctrine. Whether the false doctrine comes from those people that are well known or hardly known, the false doctrine is brought to light and exposed by the Word of God. This blog belongs to Pilgrim (also NOT a woman) but is moderated by several men who have their own blogs. This has been an encouragement in many ways and not the least the reminder of turning back to see what the Bible says.
- The Desert Pastor is the last one that I will list (also NOT a woman). Although, he is last his blog is very much an inspiration and reminder of my daily Christian life. There are many that disagree with what he says but he does put into practice in his own life what he has put down on the blog. I am so thankful for this aspect in his everyday life so whether a person agrees or not with what he says, at least he strives to be consistent within his walk with the Lord!
This has been a good reminder and a help to get me back on track. I want to say thank you to each one of the blogs that were listed on here as an encouragement, uplifting, and inspiring to me. There are also many other blogs that I have found to be so very helpful. May each of you keep to the Word of God so that you will be able to stand approved before God as a workman that doesn’t need to be ashamed. May your studies continue to be helpful both to the readers as well as to yourselves!
Posted in Encouragement
Tagged Absolute Dominion, adoption, Adoption 3:16, Berean Wife, children, Color My Life Beautiful Award, daily Christian life, defending contending, encouraging, frugal fridays, georgene, inspiring, Julie Pizzino, The Desert Pastor, uplifting
The more you know about Christ, the less will you be satisfied with superficial views of Him; and the more deeply you study His transactions in the eternal covenant, His engagements on your behalf as the eternal Surety, and the fulness of His grace which shines in all His offices, the more truly will you see the King in His beauty. Be much in such outlooks. Long more and more to see Jesus. Meditation and contemplation are often like windows of agate, and gates of carbuncle, through which we behold the Redeemer. Meditation puts the telescope to the eye, and enables us to see Jesus after a better sort than we could have sen Him if we had lived in the days of His flesh.
Would that our conversation were more in heaven, and that we were more taken up with the person, the work, the beauty of our incarnate Lord. More meditation, and the beauty of the King would flash upon us with more resplendence. Beloved, it is very probably that we shall have such a sight of our glorious King as we never had before, when we come to die. Many saints in dying have looked up from amidst the stormy waters, and have seen Jesus walking on the waves of the sea, and heard Him say, ‘It is I, be not afraid’. Ah, yes! when the tenement begins to shake, and the clay falls away, we see Christ through the rifts, and between the rafters the sunlight of heaven comes streaming in.
But if we want to see face to face the ‘King in His beauty’, we must go to heaven for the sight, or the King must come here in person. O that He would come on the wings of the wind! He is our Husband, and we are widowed by His absence; He is our Brother dear and fair, and we are lonely without Him. Thick veils and clouds hang between our souls and their true life: when shall the day break and shadows flee away? Oh, long-expected day, begin!
by Charles Spurgeon