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Share Four Somethings; Chapter 1, January 2021

Share Four Somethings; Chapter 1, January 2021

Something Loved

I have always loved watching it snow. There’s something about freshly fallen snow that awes me. I love the beauty of seeing it clinging to the branches of trees and shrubs. Seeing a fresh blanket of white on open fields. I love to sit on my porch (if it’s not to cold to bear) with a cup of coffee and watch it snow, coming down glimmering under the street lights and blanketing the ground. I also love a good blizzard from time to time too.

Something Read

January brought with it my book review of Psalms For The Anxious Heart by Becky Harling. In her 30 day devotional leading anyone who feels any type of anxiety through several favorite Psalms that are sure to bring peace and comfort to your soul. In each day’s devotion, she begins with a Psalm, then a thoughtful warm-hearted daily connection, reflection questions, a truth for the day, a worship song to listen to, and ends with a prayer. Becky’s transparency and warmth right from the beginning brought me comfort and I found myself reading several days worth at once. I recommend this book for anyone facing anxiety, or who may need some peace and comfort. ( I received a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers for an honest review. My review and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.)

Something Treasured

My youngest daughter who is a young adult came to visit twice in January. I don’t get to see her much as she lives with her paternal grandparents due to her working in their area 30 minutes away, which isn’t that far. She is a postal carrier and actually works long hours. One visit was a just because visit. The other visit she and a friend came for dinner. We talked about what was going on in their lives. Also, we laughed and laughed. I treasure her and her visits.

Something Ahead

I’m hoping February brings with it time to begin doing my podcasts again. I have been on a break for a few months. I’m hoping to at least be able to do two a month. I know two may sound like nothing, but I need to talk about what Jesus puts on my heart. I’m not one who can just pick a Christian topic and talk about it. That would be relying on myself, instead of depending on Jesus to guide me.

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19 thoughts on “Share Four Somethings; Chapter 1, January 2021

  1. As concerning the Word of life, Luke 10 section 25-28 says: On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
    Luke 18 section 18-25 says: A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
    Matthew 5 section 43-48 says: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
    In Old Testament, the Jewish people and their ancestors were given the Law to observe. First, What Adam and Eve should observe was that they could not eat the fruits from the tree of wisdom. Then, their son Cain was told that he should not kill. As sins became increased, the laws were also added more. Up to the generation of Moses, the Law in Old Testament was given to Israelites. We know that the Law is good and the Law is used to punish people who commit sins, but people cannot obey the Law because the sinful spirits are in people. Even that we know stealing and giving false testimony are sinful, but greedy and pride spirits in us drive us to do sinful things. So as Old Testament prophesied we need to get rid of our sinful nature from our spirits.
    Jeremiah 31 section 31-33 says: “The time is coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
    Ezekiel 36 section 24-27 says: “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
    The prophecies are fulfilled when Jesus begins to teach love. The two greatest commandments are ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Love is above the Law and if people have love they are free from the law of sin and death. People who are full of love will not think about stealing or giving false testimony but are merciful and they feed hungry people or give thirsty people something to drink or invite strangers in or clothe people who need clothes. The Law is for people who commit sins. Nobody will say that he will get reward because he does not steal before. But love is the grace we get. And with love we will get eternal life.
    Romans 13 section 8-10 says: Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
    Luke 17 section 20-21 says: Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say,’ Here it is,’ or ‘ There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”
    John 4 section 23-24 says: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

  2. I LOVE snow! It’s especially enchanting when it falls at night :). My grandson recently exclaimed on a bright day after a snowstorm, “Look! The stars are in the snow!” Now I low snow even more ;).

  3. I love snow too. It is so pretty watching it fall. Then as soon as it stops falling, I am ready for it to all melt! 🙂 So nice to read about your visit with your daughter. Isn’t it nice when our adult kids come to visit?

  4. Paula your four somethings left me feeling encouraged and peaceful. I love the way you write, you have a way of inviting peace and calm. Thank you for sharing about the book, that looks like something I would love to read!

    1. Donna thank you for your encouraging and very uplifting comment. I am still new to blogging for Jesus as of November 2019. At first I was intimidated for a long time. Then I figured since I was blogging for Jesus I should surrender my writing to him. I have seen growth over the past year. Never in a million years did I expect to receive such an encouraging comment such as yours. That means a lot to me. Thank you. Blessings. 🌼

      1. Paula I am blessed greatly by you and your writing! Thank you for chasing Jesus! I’m interested in your podcast, I’ll check back to follow you there.

    1. Thank you Heather. I’ve been Christian blogging for a little over a year now. I first began participating in link ups in August 2020. I came across Share Four Somethings and feel so blessed to participate. ❤

  5. We get so excited here if/when we get any snow, being an island I think the salt air stops it sticking! The last time there was any sort of covering on the ground was about 10 years ago….The psalm devotional sounds very comprehensive and your podcasts sound interesting – share a link next time 🙂

  6. As I sit by the window at this moment, it is still snowing and is just beautiful. I LOVED Psalms For the Anxious Heart when I read it and also gave several copies as gifts. It was a most encouraging book. It is always fun when we can sit around with our grown children and eat, talk, and laugh.

  7. Psalms for the Anxious Heart sounds like a lovely devotional for me too. I am prone to anxiety and I love the Psalms so it’s a perfect fit. 🙂 My youngest daughter and husband came over for supper last night for her 26th birthday. It’s always a delight when our adult kids visit!

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