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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. 96 – Do you have eyes that see…

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Repeat after me:

It’s not my circumstances that are the problem, it’s the way I view them.

This repetition is continual practice for me as the last couple of months have proven that I’m still looking at things from my perspective, not through the lens of the Gospel.

So I started asking myself some questions. There are so many more we could ask ourselves, and maybe you have some more to add that can help us continue to shape a Gospel-oriented mindset? If so, I would l o v e to hear them.

DO YOU HAVE EYES THAT SEE…

  • The Lord as the only source of goodness (Psalm 16:1)?
  • God’s incomparable holiness (Isaiah 40:28, 25)?
  • God’s demand for your holiness (1 Peter 1:14-16, 1 John 2:5b-6)?
  • That by serving the “least of these” you are serving Christ (Matthew 29:40)?
  • Sin as exceedingly sinful (Romans 7:13)?
  • That God created you as His masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 139)?
  • God’s grace as sufficient for every single thing you face in life (2 Corinthians 12:9)?
  • Beauty in the ashes (Isaiah 61:3)?
  • God’s strength in your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)?
  • Death as life (Luke 9:23-25)?
  • The Bible as the only way to purity and life (Psalm 119:9, 50)?
  • Your heart as desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9)?
  • You desperate need for Christ’s atoning sacrifice (2 Corinthians 5:21)?
  • Your help comes only from the Lord (Isaiah 41:13)?
  • That it pleased God to crush His spotless Son for you (Isaiah 53:10)?
  • God’s flawless sovereignty, love, justice and mercy even in the hardships, trials and terrible situations and circumstances of this life (Romans 8:28)?
  • Everything as a tool in the hands of a loving Father to shape you more and more into the image of Christ (Ephesians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18)?

2 comments on “Monday Morning Munch No. 96 – Do you have eyes that see…

  1. Robin says:

    That we have the power and responsibility to choose our thoughts (Phil 4:8)

    And that we must be careful who, or what we allow to speak into our lives (Psalm 1:1-2)
    I believe this includes music and entertainment…does it glorify what God calls sin? If yes, we should not partake. As Mark Hall of Casting Crowns said,… “why would I want to listen to music that draws me back to the life Christ died to save me from?”

    1. Love this! Thank you for adding those, especially the last one. SO important and so underestimated for the believer. Are we consuming things (music, movies, books, food, conversations, etc.) that promote holiness or detract from it? Thank you, Robin!

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