Sunday, July 3, 2016

A Good Sunday With Leonard and Frederick

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Jem and I listened to this sermon today, I think you too may glean from this timeless sermon.  We drove into uso town listening to this and stopped at a most beautiful park to pray...

Leonard Ravenhill  STOPPING THE POWERS OF DARKNESS BY LEONARD RAVENHILL

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loading ...  And now this evening for an excerpt from today's reading from a book I am enjoying...A book by Frederick Buechner, The Eyes of the Heart.

I actually read a couple of pages outloud including this excerpt to Jem this afternoon on our back porch...The author tells of several ways God showed Himself and His Care and Love so very clearly. 

...Trust that if God is anywhere, God is here, which means that there is no telling where God may turn up next ---around what sudden bend of the path if you happen to have your eyes and ears open, your wits about you, in what odd, small moments almost too foolish to tell.  If God is ever, God is now, in the in and out of breathing, the sound of the footstep on the stair, the smell of the rain, the touch of a hand on your bare shoulder where you kneel at the door...  
Chapter five,  Pg. 97


Yes, God is everywhere and anywhere if we are still and notice.  It goes to show what a nemesis this culture of busyness is, the overload many willfully carry, the sad, sad state of many who simply cannot sit still. 



Have you seen or felt God's Presence this week?  I noticed it in quite a few ways; the morning glow in our bathroom upon waking, twice this has happened recently, it reminded me of my Grandma Oddo ...    

His Still Small Voice as I sat in an armchair in a lovely old hotel room on a sixth floor looking at the fluffy clouds in New Orleans... God spoke to my heart and brought me to tears that He has been with me for many years protecting and caring...  

Willie, a precious black lady who has become our friend who has worked at the grocery for years...I ask her how she is and she says she is so blessed that every day is a good day with God.  I also know she has undergone two brain surgeries successfully and she has sweetly reminded me that God does not want us to complain (for no apparent reason she reminded but it was in good timing).  She shares how she shared with her doctors how she would not rush to surgery but she needed two weeks to pray first before surgery.  She is a precious sister in Christ.  The salt of the earth. The Salt of the Earth.  A True Messenger of Christ. 

Goodnight Loves, May we be that salt of the Earth.   May we be Messengers of Christ.    

2 comments:

Lea said...

Looking forward to listening to that sermon... I love Leonard Ravenhill!

What precious reminders of God's presence all around. I am reminded also of Ann Voskamp's question... "why do we live life like it's an emergency?". I thought of this the other day as I found myself rushing through the day... from one thing to the next instead of simply being, enjoying, experiencing & relishing.

What a beautiful, fire tried sister, Willie sounds like. Such a good reminder not to complain.

Amelia said...

Thank you dear Lea.

Yes, Willie has known you since you were a wee little girl...She is an inspiration to me, she is one who knows God.

"Why do we live life like it's an emergency?" -Ann Voskamp. What a great reminder. I have been intentionally been taking a deep breath and remind myself even in our home as I move from one project to perhaps another...

Leonard Ravenhill. Not many like him anymore as I know you agree! : )

xo