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Sunday Stillness – Psalm 91:1

Sunday Stillness –  Psalm 91:1

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This past week my hubby and I went away on a short holiday. As we travelled south from Mesa, Arizona towards Bisbee the mountain ranges held my attention. I had been reading Psalm 91 every day and the first line of that Psalm rang clear.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1, NIV).

I had noticed while in the town of Bisbee – a town built into the mountains that the sun is obscured by 4pm. But also the wind is less as well. Definitely we were sheltered. I felt the Presence of God as I looked at those mountains and thought about this Scripture. We are sheltered by His Presence; we are under His shadow – safe and secure.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

I found Psalm 91 put to music. This is quite lovely.

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We are sheltered by His Presence; we are under His shadow – safe and secure. (tweet this)

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Sunday Stillness – 1 Corinthians 13:8

Sunday Stillness – 1 Corinthians 13:8

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In all things we need love. That is why love never fails – it never gives up. Jesus taught us that.

However, in this world we get side-tracked into thinking that we can control things; that people must do things our way.

Instead God calls us to do things His way and to delight in it.

I delight to do Thy will, O my God (Psalm 40:8, KJV).

Do you or I foster the “meek and quiet spirit” or a “spirit of self-satisfaction”? (from Oswald Chambers).

Let’s check this week:

      • our mannerisms
      • our attitude
      • our words
      • little things we do for others
      • prayer
      • kindnesses

Are we doing these things? Remember what the Lord requires of us:

To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8, NIV).

Here is a worship song that will always remind you that LOVE NEVER FAILS.

It is called One Thing Remains by Bethel Church

We never have to be afraid – one thing remains

Your love never fails, it never gives up.

 

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In all things we need love. That is why love never fails – it never gives up. (click to tweet)

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Please check out all the places I link to during the week. Thanks to everyone who has joined Sunday Stillness. I do try to get to your posts every week but I admit sometimes I don’t have the time.

Here are my favourite links for Sunday Stillness:

The Sunday Community

Still Saturday

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Sunday Stillness – The Tender Shoot

Sunday Stillness – The Tender Shoot

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I have been meditating on the cross. Today the word “tender” came to me. And then I found “tender shoot”. Here is the full scripture in NIV and the Message:

He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him (Isaiah 53:2, NIV).

The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look (Isaiah 53:2, The Message).

Then I watched the Billy Graham 95th birthday video thanks to my friend Joanne at Days and Thoughts. And it said it all – The Cross; how offensive it is; how weak; how lowly; – but how powerful it became when our Lord rose and conquered death for us.

So those days when you feel weak (like I did yesterday), call on Jesus, He is strong. For those days when you feel strong, keep close to Him so you know that you are following His Way and not yours.

For those looking for deeper meaning in this Scripture check out John Gill’s commentary.

Here is the video. I encourage you to watch it.

Today is Sunday Stillness – be still before Him.

Stop and feel His touch.

Blessings,

Janis

Do you have a Scripture that spoke to you this week? Please link below. If you post to Twitter use #sundaystillness and @authorjaniscox.

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Please check out all the places I link to during the week. Thanks to everyone who has joined Sunday Stillness. I do try to get to your posts every week but I admit sometimes I don’t have the time.

Here are my favourite links for Sunday Stillness:

The Sunday Community

Still Saturday

 Sharing His Beauty

Missional Women – Faith Filled Fridays

Scripture and Snapshot

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The Weekend Brew



Creative Saturdays – Sponge Painting – Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Sponge Painting – Tadeo Turtle

There is a linky below in which to link your creative kids ideas or your kids’ pictures or crafts. Let’s build a creative kids’ community. 

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I know that we can use sponges to paint around shapes and make a picture. But today I thought I would use sponge painting for a background to a picture. I used the flat side, the edges and even squeezed out the paint.

Kids love sponges. The best ones of course are the sea sponges – they have lots of texture. This time I used the regular sponges – cut in small pieces. I used the three primary colours – each one in a separate container. That way you won’t make “mud”.

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Here are a couple of beginning pictures of the process.

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In this one I started to squeeze out the paint and use the edges.

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And then the final product.
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Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

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Sunday Stillness – Psalm 139:1-4

Sunday Stillness – Psalm 139:1-4

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I bought a little sketch book recently and as I read the Bible, and my devotionals I have been using my new watercolour pencils to sketch what I feel.

As I read Jesus Calling on August 24th, I felt God’s presence and saw Him hovering over everything – the sea depicted me… full of ups and downs, but full of life.

You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely (Psalm 139:1-4, NIV).

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Today is Sunday Stillness.

Do you have a Scripture that spoke to you this week? Please link below. If you post to Twitter use #sundaystillness and @authorjaniscox.

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I would appreciate if you would link only about God’s Word. If you have a linky party that’s okay if it is about the same thing. Please no sales or prizes. I want this to be friendly but I must ask you to abide by the rules. Others want to read God’s Word – and that is what I would like the links to be about. I must take down the links that don’t follow the rules. Thanks so much.

JOIN THE SUNDAY STILLNESS COMMUNITY – 
READ OTHER POSTS AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER.

Please check out all the places I link to during the week. Thanks to everyone who has joined Sunday Stillness. I do try to get to your posts every week but I admit sometimes I don’t have the time.

Here are my favourite links for Sunday Stillness:

The Sunday Community

Still Saturday

 Sharing His Beauty

Missional Women – Faith Filled Fridays

Scripture and Snapshot

http://christianmommyblogger.com

The Weekend Brew



WEDNESDAY’S WORD – Grace

Wednesday’s Word – Grace

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Great sermon on Sunday. Here is my take-away:

Jesus was and is GRACE. Jesus was and is TRUTH.

Can we even come close? I fall far short of both.

But the biggest take-away from Sunday is this:

Truth cannot be seen until grace is shown. Tweet this.

How many times do we speak and hear God’s truth NOT given in grace? All truth cannot be stated outright to everyone at one sitting. It is too much to take in.

Our pastor gave the analogy of salt (actually he likes pepper) . If we put too much on we will spoil the dinner. Don’t overdo or plunge into the TRUTH until you have shown the GRACE of Christ.

Nothing can be added or taken away from Jesus.
He does hold everything together. (Colossians 1:17) Tweet this.

Can we approach everyone with a “grace-filled” attitude? Everyone? Even the ones we disagree with? The ones we know have strayed from the truth? Or do we push them further away from God by our un-graceful attitude or judgment?

Sober words. I had to think. Am I always “grace-filled”? No

Am I more aware of trying to be “grace-filled”? Yes

How grace-filled are you? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Today is Wednesday’s Word LINKUP.

If you have something you have learned from God, please share in the link below. If you are here for the first time please check out the Rules for Linking. Remember to leave a comment to at least the person ahead of you. We ALL need encouragement as we write for Him.

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