Ever wondered..where did the concept of forever come from? How do humans know what it means?
”..God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart..” - Ecclesiastes 3:11
"Sinking in grace everyday"
"There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves."
- C.S. Lewis
"the valley of the shadow of death"
”..do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself” - Matthew 6:34
Tonight this phrase holds a new meaning for me..shadow of death..a shadow means it’s not the real thing..it’s not death. Reminds me of these verses..
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8, 9 NIV)
We are walking in the shadow of death but will not die!
And omgoodness I just thought of this - a shadow is formed when THERE IS LIGHT. GOD IS IN THE VALLEY WITH US. When it says “You are with me” it doesn’t just mean “You’re watching over me from high above”. Nope. God is there.
Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4 AMP)
"grace pulls us closer". Thank You God!
"Her heart is an intricate design. And it’s fragile. Yet it has the strength to forgive even if you’ve broken it a million times. Always remember that you’re in possession of one of the most vulnerable yet powerful things on earth. Treasure it with your life."
"Ever sat on an emotional roller coaster before? It goes like this..happy, sad, angry, disappointed then guilt, at peace, and then suddenly, moved to tears at half past 3 in the morning. It’s crazy. And it’s not because I watched any drama. My life is dramatic as it is. But would I have it any other way? No. It’s a blessing to be in the present moment, to feel every moment: every emotion in its entirety."