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.

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:
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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.

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here:www.biblegateway.com They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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