The assignment was to write a speech about “How to Succeed in College.” Michael’s answer surprised me. “I think you should fall in love with someone who can inspire or motivate you. Because the power of love is endless. So if you find someone who you think you deserve to devote your youth and energy to and try your best to improve yourself, you will not just succeed in college, but also in your marriage.”
I still love this. I can see this happening on any given street here. Ha.
…poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
I come broken to be mended
I come wounded to be healed
I come desperate to be rescued
I come empty to be filled
I come guilty to be pardoned
By the blood of Christ the Lamb
And I’m welcomed with open arms
Praise God, just as I am
Shall I take from Your hand Your blessings
Yet not welcome any pain
Shall I thank You for days of sunshine
Yet grumble in days of rain
Shall I love You in times of plenty
Then leave You in days of drought
Shall I trust when I reap a harvest
But when winter winds blow, then doubt
Are You good only when I prosper
And true only when I’m filled
Are You King only when I’m carefree
And God only when I’m well
You are good when I’m poor and needy
You are true when I’m parched and dry
You still reign in the deepest valley
You’re still God in the darkest night
Oh let Your will be done in me
In Your love I will abide
Oh I long for nothing else as long
As You are glorified
So quiet my restless heart
Quiet my restless heart in You
That’s exactly it. He’s given me so much. Can I grumble when He removes it? Would I not have still chosen things to be as they were, even knowing this day would come? Without hesitating. God is good—all the time. God is sovereign—all the time. God is in charge—all the time. God is worth trusting—all the time. Please, let Your will be done in me. It’s in Your love that I’ll abide—nothing or no one else. Help me to long for nothing else. Let my full satisfaction be in glorifying You. And please quiet my restless heart. It’s pretty bad right now. But please quiet it in You.
The gospel is still good for the believer’s ears. “Those who know it best seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.”
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
So thou, I have set thee a watchman; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked his blood will I require at thine hand.
If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
"It’s not your fault." Myth. Every soul sent to Hell without a warning IS your fault. Their blood is on your hands. Can you really live your life without blowing the trumpet?
- 1 year ago
Talk about a solid drive, a certain goal, an unflinching vision. Why do I worry about the technicalities of life. Where will I go? What will I do? What do you I want to be when I grow up? Who cares. As long as I know Him.
- 1 year ago
…Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee
…For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee
… I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.