But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. Psalm 13:5.
The more we reveal the power of an indwelling Saviour, the more of His power will be manifested unto us….
When the farmers seek to recommend or exhibit their products, they do not gather up the poorest but the best specimens. Women possess a zeal to bring the very best golden lumps of butter, molded and prettily stamped. Men bring the best yield of vegetables of every kind. The very best and most attractive fruit is brought, and their appearance does the skillful workers credit. The variety of fruits—the apples, peaches, apricots, oranges, lemons, and plums—all these are very attractive, and make those who look upon the fruit from the orchards and gardens desire to be in the country where they can till the soil….
Why should not Christians living in these last days reveal the most attractive fruit in unselfish actions? Why should not the fruit of the commandment-keeping people of God appear in the very best representation of good works? Their words, their deportment, their dress, should bear fruit of the very best quality. “By their fruits,” Christ said, “ye shall know them.” …
Trials are Christ’s workmen to perfect the Christian graces…. These tests are not to sink the believers’ faith, but raise it equal to the occasion, that unto all it may be made to appear more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire. Every trial permitted is designed to exalt the truth to a higher appreciation, that praise to God alone shall be upon the lips of the true disciple of Christ. And the growth in grace is to the honor and glory of God at the appearing of Jesus Christ, “whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you” (1 Peter 1:8-10)….
The bright and cheerful side of our religion will be represented by all who are daily consecrated to God…. We do not want to dishonor God by the mournful relation of trials that appear grievous. All trials that are received as educators will produce joy. The whole religious life will be uplifting, elevating, ennobling, fragrant with good words and works. The enemy is well pleased to have souls complaining and stumbling their way along, depressed, downcast, mourning, and groaning; because Satan wants just such impressions made as to the effects of our faith. God designs that the mind shall take no low level.—Manuscript 70, November 6, 1897, “Diary.”
The Upward Look p. 324
Prayer Requests
—-Please pray for Denise that God will work in her situation to her benefit. Lee
—-Please pray for Linda who has Covid and walking pneumonia. Rose
—-Please pray that we find somewhere healthy to live soon. Desirae
—-Tameika needs prayer for the healing of her son, AJ who accidentally fell at home he was in the hospital and I was told awhile ago that he was discharged to Rehab. Arlene
—-I’m calling on some job opportunities today and over the next few days. Please pray that the Lord will lead and guide and open the right doors. M
Dear Friends,
Esther wrote a song when she was a teenager that I’ve shared with you before, but since it has been awhile, I thought I would share it again. Fly as the Eagles has a message that is so often needed in today’s world. It is based on the text found in Isaiah 40:31, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Sometimes I feel a heavy burden Placed upon me because of sin. But Jesus came and took my burdens Relieving me of guilt and pain. So I can fly on wings as the eagles. I’ll fly through the sky day or night.

Since I gave Him my heavy burdens He’s given me a peace So I will fly on wings as the eagles. I’ll fly though the sky day or night. This doesn’t mean I won’t have burdens Because it’d hard to live each day. Perhaps you need to give God your burdens So you can find this peace.

So you can fly on wings as the eagles So you can fly through the sky day or night. So let us fly thought the sky as the eagles. We’ll fly through the sky day or night. Let us fly through the sky…..

Because of sin we all have burdens. We feel crushed under its heavy load. We cry as did David, “mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.” Ps 38:4 But praise God we do not have to carry our burden of sin alone! Our Great Burden Bearer offers us the relief that we need. He says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30

In this world we all have troubles and trials, but if we give ourselves to Jesus, He promises us a peace that others cannot know. He tells us, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 He assures us, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isa 41:10 “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” 43:1.2

Let us cast all our cares upon our Dear Saviour. (1 Peter 5:7) We cannot burden Him. He longs to bear them that we may find “the peace of God that passes all understanding.” Phil 4:7 Let us open the door of our heart to Him today, for He is standing there ready and willing to bear our sorrows and cares with us, offering us the great blessings that are in His Storehouse, pleading with us to let Him come in. (Rev 3:20) Let us allow Him to have complete control our our life is my prayer.


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