Transitions Part 29: “Growth”

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Scripture Reference;

 

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 KJV

 

2 Peter 3King James Version (KJV)

This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

 

This is where I am right now.  It is my desire that I might grow in grace.

There have been some changes in my work schedule. I am working seven days a week now. This makes blogging a challenge for me. I love my job, and it is meeting our needs, but I do miss blogging. Please keep me in your prayers.

 

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The Bug Man

Scripture reference;

A merry heart does good, like medicine,[b]
But a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 KJV

Today was a challenging day for me at my job. Actually the whole week has been like that.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my job.

I work with an elderly lady who also has developmental disabilities in an assisted living situation. This week she has been adjusting to some changes that were made to her plan of care, and it has been hard on her emotionally. I have also been given some new tasks that I must complete, and also more paperwork.

Change is hard.

Not long after arriving at her apartment I was sitting at her kitchen table folding some laundry, and feeling a little overwhelmed and heavyhearted about life in general.

Then there was a knock at the door. I answered, “Come in”.

The door opened, and in walked the bug man with his little sprayer in his hand. He appeared to be in his late sixties, and had this warm smile that seemed to convey that he truly enjoyed his job and that life was good. He asked if we had any bugs and then quickly made his way through the apartment squirting the baseboards.

On his way out he glanced at my little lady who was laying cozy on the sofa under a blanket, then back at me, and made a kind remark about her. I nodded and said, “She’s a little sweet pea”. I couldn’t help but smile, too as I considered her.

The whole experience took place in less than 5 minutes, but it was a healing experience for me. The effect wasn’t permanent, but it carried me for awhile.  It reminded me of the potential that lies within us to lessen the pain of others.

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A Christmas Language Arts Lesson: (The Lesson that Keeps on Teaching)

I smiled as I read this. My days as a homeschool teacher ended years ago. I remember day dreaming about the possibility of going back to college and eventually becoming an English teacher. I still do every once in awhile.

Moore to Ponder

 Scripture references;

 

“1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:1-5 KJV

 9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that…

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Thankful For Laughter

November is drawing to a close. Here is another re-blogged post of mine. I’m hoping it will bring a smile.

Moore to Ponder

Scripture Reference;


In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  1Thessalonians 5:18  KJV

22A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.  Proverbs 17:22 KJV

I know that television can be one of those taboo subjects with Christians, and whenever we watch it, it is good to have the remote control in hand, so we can hurry and change the channel in case anything bad comes on, but I am so thankful that once in awhile we can enjoy an episode that not only makes us laugh, but also reminds us that we should be thankful. The episode clip below illustrates how unthankful we can be, while providing us with a little chuckle, too!  🙂

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click on “Very Important Words” on the left margin…

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Psalm 40…The Lord Inclines (Part 9: Glimpses From Groans)

“Our homes can be quiet places, but they also can be noisy places. We can have the washing machine and dryer running, the furnace or air conditioner can kick on. All the while, we can be in conversation with our family and then we hear a sound that is different…”

Moore to Ponder

Scripture References;


I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 KJV

6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. Psalm34:6KJV

15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Psalm 34:15 KJV

4Before a word is on my tongue,You know all about it, LORD. Psalm 139:4 HCSB

26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27 KJV

16Confess your faults one to another, and pray…

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