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“What if, sometimes, there be mists and fogs so thick that I cannot see the path? It is enough that You hold my hand, and guide me in the darkness; for walking with You in the gloom is far sweeter and safer than walking alone in the sunlight!” -Susannah Spurgeon
Part of fulfilling my job as a nanny includes filling these little hearts and minds with books, songs, stories, and words that drive their thoughts, hearts, and affections to the only righteous One. Here are some of my recommendations for doing so. (Link in bio.)
Lilli was praying while coloring earlier and said, “God, I love You when You’re the same and I still love You when You’re not the same.” • This echoes a lot of conversations we have on a daily basis, conversations of how she is loved regardless of her actions and how we “love you when you listen and we love you don’t.” • “Hey, Lilli, want to hear some amazing news?” • She always does. • “God never changes,” I tell her. “He’s always the same.” • “Wow.” • “How does that make you feel?” • She smiled so big. “It makes me feel really happy.” • “Why would that make you happy?” • “Because I love Him and I want Him to come everywhere with me and if He never changes it means He is always with me.” • She’s three years old. • Solid theology is a comfort for every age. Praise God for His immutability.
“Are you not willing to pass through every ordeal if by any means you may save some?” -Charles Spurgeon

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Monday Morning Munch No. 42 – A Morning With Tozer

I’ve been reading Experiencing the Presence of God by A.W. Tozer and in chapter seven he’s talking about how God gave Moses 100 percent specific plans to build the tabernacle. Moses wasn’t allowed to change, alter, add to or take away from God’s plan for construction. 

This is what stood out to me:

“Our admonition is, do not doodle the plan. Do not improvise. Do not stick in a single board or plank. Do not put one thread into the garment of God. Do not dare lay one foundation or put one pillar upright except God tells you to do it. Do not deviate from the pattern given by God Himself.” 

This reminds me anew of what God taught me through Psalm 16 and not forcing anything into the cup God holds for me. I don’t want to settle for anything less than God’s best.

“This is where true freedom lies–not making it up as you go along, but discovering the immutable decrees of God.” 

“God’s words are not for me to edit and tinker with, but to believe and obey.” 

So will we edit and tinker, try to force our plans and add a few pillars and planks into the blueprint God has given for the construction of our lives? Or will we trust and obey, living our lives surrendered to God’s plans, believing the Master Craftsman to be just that–the Master?

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