One Sunday morning after our Easter Sunday service at church, I was driving home and couldn't help but be in awe of the beauty in the clouds that day. It reminded me of this verse in Matthew 28:6 when the angel proclaimed to the women at the tomb of Christ, "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." What a joy it is to us that the Lord Jesus Christ rose again!
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
So, this isn't exactly a scripture wallpaper, but this is one of my favourite Leslie Ludy quotes so I made a picture to go with it & wanted to share it here :)
This video from Ellerslie is really worth watching too :)
"He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."
In my quiet times recently I've been reading through the book of Psalms, and as I read and meditated on Psalm 23 the Lord taught me some things and it was a blessing to my heart. So, I thought I'd share with you what I got out of this Psalm, and, of course, a Bible wallpaper to go with it :)
When I was reading Psalm 23, this verse in particular "jumped out" at me and spoke to my heart. Each part of this verse is so beautiful.
"He restoreth my soul..." Restore - to make new, to bring to life again. When I thought of the word restore, I thought of the way that people restore antique things. In order for it to be restored, all the rust and dirt must be removed and sanded away, after this it is given a new coat of paint.
This reminded me of the work Christ does in our hearts at salvation: He washes all the sin from our hearts with the blood of the Lord Jesus, then clothes us in the righteousness of Christ. No longer does God see us with rusty old hearts filled with sin, but rather He sees our new identity in the righteousness of Jesus.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (Isaiah 64:6)
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Not only does God restore our hearts at salvation, but He daily restores our hearts as we meditate in His word daily.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
"He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness..." The Lord will lead us in the right way to live for Him. We cannot walk righteously in our own strength.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
"For His name's sake." Walking with the Lord and walking righteously will bring glory to our Saviour's name, He leads us in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Thanks for reading and I hope that by sharing what I gained from this passage of scripture you were blessed :)
Love and blessings,
Mark 10:27 "And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."
I was reading through Mark 10 a couple of weeks ago, and as I read and considered these verses they were a blessing to me, so I thought I’d share what I learned.
When looking at the context of this verse, we see that a rich young ruler had just come to Jesus asking what he could do to obtain eternal life. This rich young ruler was clearly a very religious man, who obeyed the letter of the law, but yet it wasn’t enough to save him. After the young ruler had left, the disciples asked and wondered, “Who then can be saved?”
Jesus’ reply has two parts to it, and as I looked at it, this is what stood out to me:
“For with men it is impossible…”
We cannot have a hope of saving ourselves. No matter how religious or good you are, you can never do enough to save yourself. (As it was in the case of the young ruler) Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
“but not with God: for with God all things are possible…”
What an amazing truth. We cannot save ourselves, yet by the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ we can be saved, by simply believing on Him and trusting in the work He did, and not our own “good works” Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Emphasis mine)
Hope you have had a blessed Lord’s day!!