Hebrews 11:15-16, 24-26

Hebrews 11:15. “If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. 24. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

I read Hebrews 11 again, the faith chapter, and I was again amazed newly at the content of our forefathers. Our heritage from them is faith and our Heavenly Father God was theirs as well. Worth pondering when doubts or worry try to creep in and a steal your faith inheritance. Worth pondering anyway. ☺❤

Perseverance

This word barely exists today. Disposable is the norm. Experiences, people, jobs, all disposable. I have been thrown out too so I know from experience. People use and then throw out when something suits them better. As such, and detesting ever being like everyone else, perseverance is what I want then. I never want to think so highly of myself that I throw someone away to benefit myself. Ever. I refuse. I will persevere in whatever condition I find myself to benefit those in my path. They will come first. They will benefit from my efforts. In the Bible, that is called “faithfulness” or “longsuffering”, a fruit of the Spirit. God is full of grace and faithfulness/perseverance. He is rich with it. When I ask Him for some, He freely and lovingly gives it to me and I have renewed energy for whatever happens at any given moment. It is beautiful! God is good! ❤❤❤

Hebrews 10:30-39

Hebrews 10:30. “For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32. Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” 38. And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.”

A Day of Quilting

Today I corrected mistakes and sewed together the first long row of blocks. It does not sound like much but it was and took much of the day. This is when a sewing machine would be handy but I believe even more worth hand sewing because time is my love language and I am pouring time into this quilt. I am excited to be progressing so much. I love this quilt. I hope God smiles when He sees it. ❤❤❤

Set for Life… and Eternity

“Set for life” is such an interesting phrase, full of hope and assumptions and faith and constancy of a number of factors. But I can boast of this not because I am someone handed everything in life but because my God/Heavenly Father made everything and as such is the richest Being ever heard of. So of course He has my back. He adopted and loves me. Not only is this true now but into eternity! And His generosity and grace are a so great that this n is also true for the poorest of poor person who calls on the name of Jesus to be saved. It is incredible!!! ❤❤❤