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Mat 6.8

“…your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”

 

Our blond, curly-haired granddaughter once said to her dad, “I n – e – e – d” so-n-so (& “need” was stretched). We thought it cute when we heard, but her dad knew better than she did, what she needed. This AM as I prayed I started to say, “I need…” & felt checked. Who am I to tell my All Knowing Father what I need? The unsanctified man may “need” what’s unfit. The sanctified can “need” things out of God’s time or locale. I corrected my prayer to, “I want” & may my wants be aligned to His perfect will.

– eab, 4/12/18

 

“You’ll be someone, somewhere, for eternity.”

– Winfield Poe, sermon, 6/19/86

 

In the confusion of night, perhaps on a new interstate, or when sleepy some have turned the wrong way. Miles, even hours later, the driver or a passenger realized they’d gone the wrong way. There was nothing to do but turn around & return to that point again. Friends, we’re in the confusion of a sinful night about us. All of life is a “new road” (not one of us has traveled our “stretch of life” before). Our only hope of staying on the right road spiritually, is to avoid sleepiness. Awake. Let us do all in our power to stay Awake.

– eab, 4/14/18

 

              

SHOWERS  

April showers bring May flowers,

For June brides, with July dream towers.

 

April showers can be seen,

Mother nature’s time to clean.

 

The April shower, like cauliflower, may

Come fresh – or frozen – as it did yesterday.

– eab, April  1966

 

 

Gen 18.25

“…Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

 

P.P. (Pilgrim’s Progress) was published in 1678. A different & somewhat popular book, Paradise Lost, was published 11 years earlier. Its author seems to have also been a good man & was also named John. John Milton’s book was an upper-class publication & across years worked its way down to common folk. P.L. (Paradise Lost) has a grand theme but is harder reading. In all truthfulness it’s not as likely to bless you. If Great Literature appeals to you, read P.L. also, but not till you’ve digested the wonderful Classic P.P.

– eab, 4/13/18

 

 

“Ambition is the rankest poison to the church, when it possesses preachers.”

– Martin Luther, /Table Talk/

 

If you gave me all of Texas, I wouldn’t want to be the judge of ANY person’s destination beyond the grave. As some realize (& perhaps question) I hold to narrow views on x, y, z. I do this without apology. I could wish a holy carefulness on all of us but only God knows what He wants to add(+) to your life or subtract(-), I surely don’t. I urge us to obey the Biblical standards & do ALL to be at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. I want you to be there. And, if it has tables, I’ll be happy to be, if I’m at the last one, back in the corner.

– eab, 4/14/18.

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