Goodnight Afternoon Evening

My dear Blogger Friend, today, was the dentist, lol

I was posting on the Blog and I get a text message that thanked me for making the appointment, they changed it 20 earlier and I had forgotten to start that I was supposed to go see the OUCH dentist. I ran in the shower like the mad woman I am 🙂

It takes 45 minutes to get to my dentist since we moved from our old town.

I had 5 minutes to spare when I got in the car and, WOW the traffic was terrible. Got there almost on the dot. Then, I suffered a bit. The way home was way busier around 5 pm but it felt like a walk in the park as they say.

Called the bank with sign-ins problems did NOT get to watch our shows then he went to sleep after a short prayer for all of you as well and now, 5 minutes after my husband went to sleep I am writing and trying to watch the depressive FAKE NEWS? NOT!!. I only now watch Fox News for 21 years because the other stations make me sick. Fox News is way much better for any of people stuck with CNN in airports (USE YOUR PHONE) and those that live in other Countries, PLEASE do NOt believe CNN MSNBC or whatever.

Only trust FOX and do your homework, Just saying.

Love you all in Christ and I know I bored you but, I try to stay on top of my blog for all my followers and whoever comes across me.

Thank you for reading,

God Bless you,

Later,

Pat.

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Morning& Evening January 31

Morning
“The Lord our Righteousness.” — Jer_23:6
It will always give a Christian the greatest calm, quiet, ease, and peace, to think of the perfect righteousness of Christ. How often are the saints of God downcast and sad! I do not think they ought to be. I do not think they would if they could always see their perfection in Christ. There are some who are always talking about corruption, and the depravity of the heart, and the innate evil of the soul. This is quite true, but why not go a little further, and remember that we are “perfect in Christ Jesus.” It is no wonder that those who are dwelling upon their own corruption should wear such downcast looks; but surely if we call to mind that “Christ is made unto us righteousness,” we shall be of good cheer. What though distresses afflict me, though Satan assault me, though there may be many things to be experienced before I get to heaven, those are done for me in the covenant of divine grace; there is nothing wanting in my Lord, Christ hath done it all. On the cross he said, “It is finished!” and if it be finished, then am I complete in him, and can rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, “Not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” You will not find on this side heaven a holier people than those who receive into their hearts the doctrine of Christ’s righteousness. When the believer says, “I live on Christ alone; I rest on him solely for salvation; and I believe that, however unworthy, I am still saved in Jesus;” then there rises up as a motive of gratitude this thought-“Shall I not live to Christ? Shall I not love him and serve him, seeing that I am saved by his merits?” “The love of Christ constraineth us,” “that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves but unto him which died for them.” If saved by imputed righteousness, we shall greatly value imparted righteousness.
Evening
“Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.” — 2Sa_18:23
Running is not everything, there is much in the way which we select: a swift foot over hill and down dale will not keep pace with a slower traveller upon level ground. How is it with my spiritual journey, am I labouring up the hill of my own works and down into the ravines of my own humiliations and resolutions, or do I run by the plain way of “Believe and live”? How blessed is it to wait upon the Lord by faith! The soul runs without weariness, and walks without fainting, in the way of believing. Christ Jesus is the way of life, and he is a plain way, a pleasant way, a way suitable for the tottering feet and feeble knees of trembling sinners: am I found in this way, or am I hunting after another track such as priestcraft or metaphysics may promise me? I read of the way of holiness, that the wayfaring man, though a fool, shall not err therein: have I been delivered from proud reason and been brought as a little child to rest in Jesus’ love and blood? If so, by God’s grace I shall outrun the strongest runner who chooses any other path. This truth I may remember to my profit in my daily cares and needs. It will be my wisest course to go at once to my God, and not to wander in a roundabout manner to this friend and that. He knows my wants and can relieve them, to whom should I repair but to himself by the direct appeal of prayer, and the plain argument of the promise. “Straightforward makes the best runner.” I will not parlay with the servants, but hasten to their master.
In reading this passage, it strikes me that if men vie with each other in common matters, and one outruns the other, I ought to be in solemn earnestness so to run that I may obtain. Lord, help me to gird up the loins of my mind, and may I press forward towards the mark for the prize of my high calling of God in Christ Jesus.Morning

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Rylisms January 31

When I First Saw the Light
“One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” (Joh_9:25)
“Excuse me,” an older gentleman said, “but would you mind telling us how it was that you first began to see this truth?”
Ah, that’s easy. It happened right here in The Library. I was a young man having just begun my journey with Jesus when I was drawn to this place. Once here, I found I never wanted to leave.
But the Lord of the Library taught me that I am to live by these words, not in them; they are to live in me, changing me from the inside out. But that was not what you asked me. You want to know how it was I first began to see the light of this great truth about God’s grace.
Come with me over here and I will show you the Book I was reading when the first ray of this truth shone in my unguarded heart. Let me read to you from The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians; there is a passage I have cherished for many years now:
“I can never stop thanking God for all the wonderful gifts He has given you, now that you belong to Christ. He has enriched your whole life. He has helped you speak out for Him and has given you a full understanding of the truth. What I told you Christ could do for you has happened! Now you have every grace and blessing; every spiritual gift and power for doing God’s will are yours during this time of waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1Co_1:4-7 Living Bible)
Something about this verse stopped me in my tracks. What struck me profoundly was the phrase “every spiritual gift and power for doing God’s will are yours during this time of waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I had heard it said rather cleverly by an older preacher that “G.R.A.C.E. was God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.” That always stayed with me. And now, I understood more fully that Grace was the blessing of God enriching my life with “every spiritual gift, and power to do God’s will.”
And what’s more, it is NOW.
The expression, “during this time of waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ” leaves no doubt that this promise is for us today – for Jesus has not yet returned.
My mind raced with the endless possibilities and implications of this. It was then that I undertook a personal challenge to study every reference to the subject of grace in all the books of the Library. And my studies were met with one amazing discovery after the other.
“This changes everything!” I mused aloud to myself. And straightway I began telling everybody I met along the Road. Some saw it for themselves; others did not – or would not. Some had their minds already made up, and were quite determined to dispute the matter. But their arguments were futile; my heart had been awakened by revelation.
I felt like the man who said, “I once was blind, but now I see!”