The Wanderer

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Yes, I read "the little red books." I underline my favorite passages, or sometimes write them in paraphrase in a note book. I got the idea from a friend who does something similar. He has a "gratitude journal" with 50,000 entries in it, from just over 5 years. So I write "blessings & comforts" in my journal as I read them I will use this topic to post from time to time a passage or two to share with others. They get me by.

"If you feel that you have greater cares and trials than have fallen to the lot of others, remember, that for you, there is a peace unknown to all those who shun these burdens."

 Please feel free to add your own "blessings and comforts" :)

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Such a beautiful picture and thought to began my day.  Thank you for the tip about underlining and paraphrase in a journal.  Have a beautiful day

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thank you!  And just as an FYI, all pictures I post on this forum are ones I personally take with my camera. :)

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What is a "little red book"?

"Little red books" are a nickname for EGW's bookss.  Several years ago, they came with red leather covers.

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What is a "little red book"?

It is books by Ellen G White, lol except I do not actually have too many of the little red books any more. I have them all on a computer disk. :)

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"Let your thoughts be directed to the evidences of God's love for you"

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"all experiences and circumstances are God's workmen whereby good is brought to us."

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Yet even amid the suffering that results from sin, God’s love is revealed. It is written that God cursed the ground for man’s sake (Genesis 3:17). The thorn and the thistle—the difficulties and trials that make life one of toil and care—were appointed for our good as a part of the training needful in God’s plan for our uplifting from the ruin and degradation that sin has wrought. {BLJ 239.5}

The world, though fallen, is not all sorrow and misery. In nature itself are messages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorns are covered with roses. {BLJ 239.6}

“God is love” is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green—all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy.—Steps to Christ, pp. 9, 10. {BLJ 239.7}

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Those who are partakers of the divine nature, cooperate in all things with the captain of their salvation. Jesus gave Himself, He laid aside His glory, for our sake He became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich; and those who have His spirit take part in His humiliation, in His self-denial, in His self-sacrifice; they make manifest His meekness and lowliness of heart, and give themselves to the work He came to accomplish for perishing man. A mere profession of doctrine, however sound and scriptural, will never avail in the work of restoring man to happiness and to God. The evil in man's heart must be eradicated; for it is of the satanic character which brought rebellion into heaven. Unless this change is wrought in the heart, man fails to bear the Lord's proving, and against his name is written, "Unfaithful servant."  {1MR 202.1}

 

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  Those who are partakers of the divine nature, cooperate in all things with the captain of their salvation. Jesus gave Himself, He laid aside His glory, for our sake He became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich; and those who have His spirit take part in His humiliation, in His self-denial, in His self-sacrifice; they make manifest His meekness and lowliness of heart, and give themselves to the work He came to accomplish for perishing man. A mere profession of doctrine, however sound and scriptural, will never avail in the work of restoring man to happiness and to God. The evil in man's heart must be eradicated; for it is of the satanic character which brought rebellion into heaven. Unless this change is wrought in the heart, man fails to bear the Lord's proving, and against his name is written, "Unfaithful servant."  {1MR 202.1} 

 

God is Love!  Jesus saves!  :D

 

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God desires every person to understand their duty and obey the call, working in the way of the Lord, not after their own devising. God always rewards the confidence of His people. The way to the throne of mercy is always open. God sees the wants of His people as clearly in the darkness of midnight which surrounds them as in the splendor of noonday. To look to God for help at all times, this is our safety.  {TDG 199.2}

 

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Everything in nature seemed changed. During the meeting, clouds and rain had prevailed a greater part of the time, and my feelings had been in harmony with the weather. Now the sun shone bright and clear, and flooded the earth with light and warmth. The trees and grass were a fresher green, the sky a deeper blue. The earth seemed to smile under the peace of God. So the rays of the Sun of Righteousness had penetrated the clouds and darkness of my mind, and dispelled its gloom. {CET 19.3}  

It seemed to me that everyone must be at peace with God, and animated by His Spirit. Everything that my eyes rested upon seemed to have undergone a change. The trees were more beautiful, and the birds sang more sweetly than ever before; they seemed to be praising the Creator in their songs. I did not care to talk, for fear this happiness might pass away, and I should lose the precious evidence of Jesus' love for me. {CET 20.1}

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I agree, I love these little devotionals. :)

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Thank-you wanderer, the images are so uplifting, and with wonderful inspiring words.

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Thank you all. The title of this thread explains why I started the topic; they literally do keep me going, and I thought this would be a good way to share my experience with others. :)

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He who had made all things studied the lessons which His own hand had written in earth and sea and sky. Apart from the unholy ways of the world, He gathered stores of scientific knowledge from nature. He studied the life of plants and animals, and the life of man. From His earliest years He was possessed of one purpose; He lived to bless others. For this He found resources in nature; new ideas of ways and means flashed into His mind as He studied plant life and animal life. Continually He was seeking to draw from things seen illustrations by which to present the living oracles of God. The parables by which, during His ministry, He loved to teach His lessons of truth show how open His spirit was to the influences of nature, and how He had gathered the spiritual teaching from the surroundings of His daily life. {DA 70.2}

This is a Muskrat, for those who may not know. :)

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"Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out. . . . So will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. . . . I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick.
 
And I will make with them a covenant of peace. And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them. And ye My flock, the flock of My pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God." {7T 230.2}

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Your photography and accompanying messages are such a blessing. The Sabbath is rapidly approaching and I found your waiting to inspire an encourage me. Thank you Happy Sabbath

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Your photography and accompanying messages are such a blessing. The Sabbath is rapidly approaching and I found your waiting to inspire an encourage me. Thank you Happy Sabbath

Can you imagine of all posts were like this?

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Can you imagine of all posts were like this?

It would make coming here a place to lift our spirits, soothe our souls and quite our minds; I certainly need a place like this.  We live in a negative world coming apart at the seams and to find a bit of beauty, and tranquility would be/is such a blessing

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As the flowers gather for themselves the hidden properties of earth and air, and develop into things of beauty to delight our senses, so Christians are privileged to gather from the garden of God's promises, faith and hope, peace, joy, and support. They are to give out again to others a life fragrant with good works.

{BEcho, April 1, 1889 par. 6}  

 

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It would make coming here a place to lift our spirits, soothe our souls and quite our minds; I certainly need a place like this.  We live in a negative world coming apart at the seams and to find a bit of beauty, and tranquility would be/is such a blessing

Thank you for the blessing! I am glad that I can contribute this little bit of God's peace through such simple means. :)

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Can you imagine of all posts were like this?

I'll try to be good, but I am only little. lol  :)  (thank you Stan!)

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