(February 15, 2019) Carol Round reflects on the need to know God intimately…
While cleaning house recently, I tuned my TV to a local news broadcast. My attention wasn’t completely focused on the interview of a woman who writes book reviews.
I heard bits and pieces of her remarks as I dusted the furniture. It seems I don’t multi-task as well as I used to.
The following statement, which ended the segment, did grab my attention: ‘You find what you are looking for.’
Several scriptures came to mind, including Jeremiah 29:13, ‘You will see me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’
Seeking God wholeheartedly
In Jeremiah 29, the prophet sends a letter to the Jewish exiles in Babylon. His words to those who had been taken captive by the Babylonians were meant to comfort, to encourage and reveal God’s plans for his people if they wholeheartedly sought the Lord and fulfilled his purposes.
I thought about the times I’d drifted away from the Lord’s plans for me. (more…)
(July 23, 2017) Maureen McQuillan encourages any who feel discarded …
An impossible task!
That’s what the project that I had set myself suddenly seemed as I looked down at the pile of rocks – or to be technical – large pieces of cut or sawn stones.
I had been working on the back garden we had some years ago and, being creative, had envisioned an attractive dry stone wall. And I had decided that I could build that wall by myself and save costs.
The various shaped stones arrived, several quite heavy. But I wasn’t desponded, even though I had never built a dry stone wall before and had neither instruction manual nor helper – Robert was away ministering.
Well, here goes, I thought (plus ‘Help, Holy Spirit’ and similar prayers!). In my mind I planned it all out and then began to build so creatively. And all went well until a certain point …
I just couldn’t find the right piece of stone for the next joint. Nothing would fit the breech in the design. I searched and searched to no avail. There just wasn’t a beautiful shapely stone that would fit in. (more…)