Friday, January 3, 2014

For Its Own Time

  
'Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. 
He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so,
people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.'
- Eclessiastes 3:11 {NLT} -


Celebrating the The Year of Beautiful
with this new series of Sabbath Scriptures ~

 
 



Gathering with friends at Barbie's  .  Sandra's  .  Deidra's  .  Janis'

22 comments:

  1. I love the photo and the scripture. Even that dead tree that has been cut into pieces to warm someone's home -- looks beautiful while draped in snow. I'm sure the things pruned off of us look beautiful to the Lord too. ;-) Bless you!

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    1. Oh how we hate that pruning ... but how good and healthy it is for us when all is said and done!

      Thanks, Beth, for spending a few minutes with us on this oh-so-snowy evening! Have a blessed weekend ...

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  2. A wonderful scripture that reminds us just how massive and detail oriented and creative and loving our God is! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. All that ... and more! Sometimes there are no words ...

      Hope you're staying warm today!

      ;-}

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  3. I LOVE this photo! The perfect winter shot. The scripture is wonderful as well, of course!

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    1. The snow's getting a bit deep to wade through to get to that snowpile after this week's onslaught! A cozy fire would warm some bones right about now!

      Thanks for stopping by with the warmth of your presence, Elizabeth ...

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  4. Thanks for coming to Sunday Stillness. Love the Scripture you have here.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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    1. Thanks, Janis ... may this Sabbath day be a blessed refreshment for you and yours ...

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  5. Praise God for His loving and infinitely creative design! Beautiful post, photo, and blog. Reminds me of making forts behind the woodpile on snowy days. Thanks for commenting on Saved by Grace!
    God bless,
    Laurie

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    1. Ah, it's too cold to hide out behind the woodpile! I think I'll stay right here at my desk, covered in a very warm afghan!

      May the warmth of His love bless you today, Laurie. Thanks for coming by ...

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  6. great picture!!
    and that is the passage I chose last Sunday.
    love when He repeats Himself :-)

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    1. mmm .... makes you wonder what He's trying to say to us! I love to stop by another's blog and see the same message repeated, perhaps in a different light or with a deeper perspective. He is speaking. There is no doubt!

      ;-}

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  7. Love the pairing of the photo & the Scripture. Perfect to read this morning after the storm we just had! I visited from Sunday Stillness this morning. Blessings!

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    1. May this Sabbath bring you and our Heavenly Father great joy as you worship and rest today. Thanks for stopping by Creekside so early in the morning!

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  8. And I struggle a bit, on a daily basis, to not focus on the future of the Lord, but just the momentary blessings and instructions from Him. I'm tryin'. Daily, DAILY! Thank you for sharing.so perfectly.... photo and Word.

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    1. Yep, we're all struggling in one way or another ... no wonder we need to 'encourage one another DAILY!'

      I hope that this Sabbath has been an encouragement to your own soul, Cary Jo ... for you have been a great blessing to many!

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    2. Thank you. You just filled my heart with encouragement.. I so often feel I don't fit in. Thank you, again. And bless you.

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    3. I hear what you're saying about not fitting in, my friend. But you are welcome here! Please know that!

      ;-}

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  9. The pairing of beauty and eternity in this passage is really quite fascinating... Amidst our attempts to accept the limits of time -- that there is "a time to every purpose" (v. 1) -- there's still that yearning deep in our hearts for something that never changes.

    In the Amplified text, the "eternity" God instills in our hearts and minds is described as "a divinely implanted sense of a purpose" -- a purpose "working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy" (v. 11).

    Reading a bit further, a new definition of beauty seems to emerge: a soul-deep assurance of eternity among all that is transient. For "I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will revere and worship Him, knowing that He is" (v. 14).

    In this sense, beauty is a conviction -- an unshakable awareness of the wholeness we have in God through Christ. It's something we can carry with us wherever we go, no matter how things change.

    Nice sharing some Word time together this evening... Thanks, Linda, for inspiring me to look deeper!

    God bless,
    HBHW

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    1. Praising Him today for the enlightenment and wisdom that God is giving you, HBHW ... may His healing touch continue to fortify and spur you on as we head into this brand new year of opportunities and joys!

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  10. I've always loved this verse.... it fills me with such hope. :)

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    1. Ecclesiastes helps us sort through what's important and what simply doesn't matter. I like that. Sometimes we need to see all our striving in black and white to realize that in the end it's not worth a hill of beans.

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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