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Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Good Evening my dears.. 
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth on this Sabbath .. 
So glad you dropped by.. 

Just sharing a little thought from my heart today... 

As you know this is a Christian home making blog.. 
I endeavour to use up this wee space on the internet to display the joy that Christ can bring into a home..

There is no place on earth that is as precious to us as our homes.. 
This is where we live.. 
Where we nurture our children and love our husbands.. 
Where we build memories that last in the hearts of our loved ones as long as they live.. 
When trials come then it is home where we find comfort..

Even Ikea has a slogan: 
Home is the most important place in the world... 
And it is...  

Not that our home here finds Terry and I jumping up and down with joyful glee every day but just a steady even pace of life with the joy of the Lord blessing each day..

We go through storms of life just like everyone else but the blessing we have is of knowing and serving a God who is close enough for us to lean on .. 

No matter what storm threatens us we can rest knowing that He does all things well and He will be right with us in the midst of whatever storm we go through.. 
He is standing right next to us.. 

 He knows us on a personal level.. 
He knows where we live and He knows our hearts.. 
2 Chronicles 16:9
The Lord's eyes scan the whole world to those whose hearts are committed to Him and to strengthen them.. 

When we call on his Name he is faithful and true..
Psalms 100:5
The Lord is good.
His mercy endures forever.
His faithfulness endures through every generation... 

When we accept Christ as our Saviour through faith we have the peace of God because Jesus Christ made a Way for us.. 
Our days are blessed with peace because He lives...
Romans 5:1
Now that we have God's approval through faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done,.

There are days that are joyful..
 Days with family or friends or just each other doing whatever it is t that we love to do.. 
There are also days when we annoy each other to no end or we receive sad news.. 
Just living life like the rest of the world..
Psalms 68:19
Thanks be to the Lord, 
who daily carries our burden for us. 
God is our salvation.. 

As we all know the world is changing so quickly.. 

The importance of God in our lives has almost completely diminished in so many homes.. 
Teaching our children that there is a God and that He loves them has changed it's focus and parents look to the god of this world.. 
Money and what it can bring..

It is scary to this old grandma.. 
I see so many sweet children who don't even know that Jesus Christ died for them and made a Way that they can have eternal life.. 
Life on this earth is so short but focus is on what can be accomplished and accumulated in this life and no mention of eternity and what they need to do to prepare to meet God... 

If you don't know the Lord but realize in your heart that there must be more then this life can offer then please turn to Him today.. 
He will make a difference in your life and your home.. 
Putting Him first in your daily life leads to a life of joy and peace..
And a life eternal with our Creator God.. 

We try to give our children all the best that life can offer but do we try to show them a way to have eternal life when it is all said and done.. 

This is a choice we make... 

Either to serve Him and teach our children that there is something worth living for or to live this life like there is not anything after it is all over.. 

Whether we believe it or not does not change the fact that there is a righteous God who made a Way for us to follow so that we could live with him through eternity.. 

At the end of the journey is God.. 
A dear precious God who loves us and gives us a life worth living and a hope for a life when this one is all over..
He came to earth as our Saviour and gave us a plan to follow so that we could be saved and have a home with HIM... 

There are many people today who do not believe that there is a God or a life after we die.. They think it is a waste of time serving the unseen God.. 

But...
He is real.. 
If you have ever physically felt the presence of the Lord then you know He is real. 
And you will will never forget that touch in your heart no matter how far you wander from Him.. 
His love is long reaching and brings such a feeling of joy.. 
It is unexplainable but undeniable... 
His mercy is unlimited and his grace is sufficient .. 

He is so worth while.. 

God bless your sweet hearts this day.. 
xo 





20 comments:

  1. Linda Andrews SmithFebruary 21, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Thank you Faye for this beautiful post praising our Lord and Savior! I am sadden that our world today has reached this point in history where as you said many don't want to believe or serve this unseen God. The battle is raging and we must do our part by praying and living a life that points others to Him and His great love for them. I love that He knows my name! God Bless you!

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  2. Amen, Faye! What an encouraging Sunday Night sermon you presented. It is truly a blessing. Thank you.

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  3. Amen Faye...enjoyed the post. Love the candle picture too.Blessings Francine.

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  4. Faye, thankfully my grandchildren are being brought up in a great church by Christian parents. They will face many challenges in life that we never had to face I am sure as the world has changed dramatically in the recent decades and what was once considered out of bounds is now considered to be the norm. You are right as you never forget a touch from the Lord and knowing that you are in His presence.

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  5. So true Faye! So thankful for my parents who took me to church and for God accepting me as one of his own when I wAs a young girl. What a blessing when our daughter accepted Christ as her Saviour and to watch her and her husband teaching our granddaughter about Christ and the importance of having him in her life. My heart breaks to know these teachings are not being taught to so many children these days. I can't imagine not having our Heavenly Father in my heart at all times. I am nothing without his love.

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  6. Amen, Faye, dear. We are responsible to train the next generation(s) in the ways of Christ as stated in God's Word, especially reflecting His love for us all.

    And again, I say amen.

    *hugs*
    Kelley~

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  7. Sweet friend,

    What a beautiful post full of so many truths. I love that song. I haven't heard it in a while. Blessings.

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  8. Hello there, Faye....Thank you for the bountiful thoughts on Jesus and his feelings toward us...his loved ones. I love him so much but it is posts like yours that give a slight push to all that I have learned and his ways, Thank you for the Sunday night post. Thank you and may our Maker bless you with many blessings!

    L..
    S...

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  9. Such a loving and faithful God we have, our living hope and our dearest friend. Blessings, Pam in Norway xx

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  10. What a truly beautiful post. If only the world could understand. If only people could look beyond the 'things' in life, realise that there is One who brings more joy than having possessions.

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  11. Amen, what a beautiful post, Faye. Many Blessings to you, friend.

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  12. Amen, Faye. Thank you for letting your light shine before men.

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  13. God bless you Faye for taking the time to share how wonderful He is and the gift of His Son for our Salvation! This is truly what makes a blessed home!

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  14. Truth you speak here. The joy of the Lord is our strength isn't it. I heard this explanation one time contrasting the difference between happiness and joy: give me a piece of chocolate and I'm happy. Take it away and I'm not. Happiness is dependent upon circumstances. Joy goes beyond that, endures no matter what is going on around us. And joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit; evidence that Christ lives in us.

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  15. Hello Faye. what a Blessed post. Our lives depend upon the Lord and how we live our lives, but home is a very important place, a place of warmth and peace to escape from the madness of this crazy world. Like you we live in a very rural place, which I thank the Lord for every single Day. Blessings on your week Faye. Woo xx

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  16. “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
    Blessings to you,
    J

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  17. Thank you for this wonderful post . you have awakened something within me I once used to go to church but haven't been for a few years and can see how my life has been filled with regret for the way vi have acted, I have become selfish and have and still going through trials which have affected me. You have shown me that this is because i have turned my back on God. Thank you for these special thoughts xx

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  18. Thank you for this wonderful post . you have awakened something within me I once used to go to church but haven't been for a few years and can see how my life has been filled with regret for the way vi have acted, I have become selfish and have and still going through trials which have affected me. You have shown me that this is because i have turned my back on God. Thank you for these special thoughts xx

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    1. Praying dear Sharon that you find your way back to Him... He makes life so much more worth living... God bless you, my dear.. xoxoxo

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