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In Acceptance Lieth Peace

Such a perfectly timed reminder. God will not allow His plans to be thwarted by my ease or comfort. Sometimesit is for our sinful nature we want ease rather than what God consides best for us and so He will be glorified through us. Please read this beautiful post by Bev Schlomann.

Plea for Grace

Elisabeth Elliot Gren quoted this phrase many times. Her quote came from a much longer poem written by Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India. I have Elliot’s biography of Carmichael, “A Chance to Die” on my bookshelf.

“The work of God is done on God’s timetable. His answers to our prayers come always in time–His time. His thoughts are far higher than ours, His wisdom past understanding.” ― Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

But recently I found this poem by Hannah Hurnard (I read Hinds Feet on High Places as a teen).

In Acceptance Lieth Peace

In acceptance lieth peace, O my heart be still;
Let thy restless worries cease and accept His will.
Though this test be not thy choice,
It is His—therefore rejoice.

In His plan there cannot be aught to make thee sad:
If this is His choice…

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Some Random Thoughts on Psalm 120 by Bev Schlomann

My dear friend Bev, always has a good application from the Psalms. This one hit me in the mind and the heart today.


Psalm 120:1-7 CSB – 1 In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. 2 “LORD, rescue me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue.” 3 What will he give you, and what will he do to you, you deceitful tongue? 4 A warrior’s sharp arrows with burning charcoal! 5 What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar! 6 I have dwelt too long with those who hate peace. 7 I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Lying lips
Deceitful tongue
Meshech and Kedar (foreign, often barbaric tribes who were hostile enemies of Israel)
Those who hate peace

Is it any wonder that the psalmist is in distress (trouble, affliction, adversity)?! Have you been there?

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To Important Not To Share

I didn’t know how to respond to recent events. I have no human experience with this. I could only go to the Word.

I have gone through many emotions: shocked, saddened, dismayed, anger, and during all those, prayer throughout.

Put into Biblical Perspective

Finally, these two men seem to be able put these horrible sins of the people in this country through the lens of biblical truth.

Please listen, and listen more than once….

George Floyd and the Gospel

http://thebarpodcast.com/JT/index.php/2020/06/01/george-floyd-and-the-gospel/