I really needed this today.  God knows just what we need, just when we need it.  Bless the Lord.  

A Heavenly Escort

And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest. (Genesis 28:15)

Do we need journeying mercies? Here are choice ones—God's presence and preservation, In all places we need both of these, and in all places we shall have them if we go at the call of duty, and not merely according to our own fancy. Why should we look upon removal to another country as a sorrowful necessity when it is laid upon us by the divine will? In all lands the believer is equally a pilgrim and a stranger; and yet in every region the Lord is His dwelling place, even as He has been to His saints in all generations. We may miss the protection of an earthly monarch, but when God says, "I will keep thee," we are in no real danger. This is a blessed passport for a traveler and a heavenly escort for an emigrant.
Jacob had never left his father's room before; he had been a mother's boy and not an adventurer tike his brother. Yet he went abroad, and God went with him. He had little luggage and no attendants; yet no prince ever journeyed with a nobler bodyguard. Even while he slept in the open field, angels watched over him, and the Lord God spoke to him. If the Lord bids us go, let us say with our Lord Jesus, "Arise, let us go hence."


My very precious Granddaughter Grace!  The love of my life!


As I looked at the headlines this morning on Drudge, I was getting the feeling of worldwide catastrophe; from President Obama signing into legislation armed guards for life (Despite launching a gun control agenda that threatens to disarm the American people, President Obama has signed a bill that would afford him armed Secret Service protection for life), to talk show hosts slamming our Constitution, to the myriad of government officials that want to take down the 2nd Amendment, and also to Mayor Bloomberg taking away 1/2 of the prescription painkillers in hospital's emergency rooms in NYC.  The average American's rights are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.   I feel as if the world is groaning even louder (as Romans says).  The headlines were not encouraging to say the least.  Well....I read Spurgeon as often as I can and the following was his word for the day: (God knows just what we need when we need it).  Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Faith's Check Book, Daily Entry

C. H. Spurgeon

January 11

Faith Sets the Bow

And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the beau shall be seen in the cloud. (Genesis 9:14)

Just now clouds are plentiful enough, but we are not afraid that the world will be destroyed by a deluge. We see the rainbow often enough to pre-vent our having any such fears. The covenant which the Lord made with Noah stands fast, and we have no doubts about it. Why, then, should we think that the clouds of' trouble, which now darken our sky, will end in our destruction? Let us dismiss such groundless and dishonoring fears.
Faith always sees the bow of covenant promise whenever sense sees the cloud of affliction. God has a bow with which He might shoot out His arrows of destruction. But see, it is turned upward! It is a bow without an arrow or a string; it is a bow hung out for show, no longer used for war. It is a bow of many colors, expressing joy and delight, and not a bow blood-red with slaughter or black with anger. Let us be of good courage. Never does God so darken our sky as to leave His covenant without a witness, and even if He did, we would trust Him since He cannot change or lie or in any other way fail to keep His covenant of peace. Until the waters go over the earth again, we shall have no reason for doubting our God.


Kings Go Forth

Just watched a really sound and valuable movie.  I guess not everyone wants to watch sound and valuable movies, but when a movie teaches biblical values I say they are worth watching.  This one I watched on Netflix; "Kings Go Forth".  I have been into WWII movies on this break from teaching, and came across this one staring Tony Curtis, Frank Sinatra, and Natalie Wood.  It is loosely based on the verse in Samuel that says, "It was the time the Kings go forth."  The beginning of the Bathsheba narrative in which King David was supposed to be in battle, but he chose to be in the wrong place at wrong time.  Set in France towards the end of the war, two men go forth to win a maiden's hand.  One has character, the other doesn't.
When I looked up information about it, found out, of course, it was based on a book.  I have already ordered it off Amazon.  The review that I read said that Hollywood changed the end.  Can't wait to figure out the "real" end.
It is worth your time, rated G, and teaches a Biblical Worldview.  Check it out.


Charles Haddon Spurgeon

August 6
"Watchman, what of the night?"  Isaiah 21:11
What enemies are abroad? Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: against what heresy am I to be on my guard? Sins creep from their lurking places when the darkness reigns; I must myself mount the watch-tower, and watch unto prayer. Our heavenly Protector foresees all the attacks which are about to be made upon us, and when as yet the evil designed us is but in the desire of Satan, He prays for us that our faith fail not, when we are sifted as wheat. Continue O gracious Watchman, to forewarn us of our foes, and for Zion's sake hold not thy peace.
"Watchman, what of the night?" What weather is coming for the Church? Are the clouds lowering, or is it all clear and fair overhead? We must care for the Church of God with anxious love; and now that Popery and infidelity are both threatening, let us observe the signs of the times and prepare for conflict.
"Watchman, what of the night?" What stars are visible? What precious promises suit our present case? You sound the alarm, give us the consolation also. Christ, the polestar, is ever fixed in His place, and all the stars are secure in the right hand of their Lord.
But watchman, when comes the morning? The Bridegroom tarries. Are there no signs of His coming forth as the Sun of Righteousness? Has not the morning star arisen as the pledge of day? When will the day dawn, and the shadows flee away? O Jesus, if Thou come not in person to Thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.
 "Now all the earth is bright and glad
 With the fresh morn;
 But all my heart is cold, and dark and sad:
 Sun of the soul, let me behold Thy dawn!
 Come, Jesus, Lord,
 O quickly come, according to Thy word."


That's My Girl

Engbers, Cross Nab Covenant Player Of The Week Honors

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Freshman Bryant Engbers and senior Margaret Cross were named Covenant Players of the Week for Jan. 23-28. 
Bryant Engbers
Bryant Engbers
It is Engbers’ first time being recognized with this honor. The freshman forward from Sioux Falls, SD had a career night against Piedmont. Engbers scored 24 first half points and 26 for the game in helping the Scots to a 91-78 win. Engbers’ previous career-high in points was 14. He then scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in a 90-81 loss to Rust College. For the week, Engbers averaged 17.5 PPG and 6.0 RPG while shooting 56 percent (14-25) from the floor.

Margaret Cross
Margaret Cross
For Cross, it is her second time being named player of the week, but only her first in basketball. The senior from Southern Pines, NC was a two-sport star this season when she suited up for the Covenant women’s soccer team. Cross led Covenant in points with 15 in a 63-44 loss at home to Great South member Piedmont. She went 6-of-12 from the field and connected on three 3-pointers while picking up one steal and one rebound. For the season, Cross is the second leading scorer for the Lady Scots at 10.4 PPG while averaging nearly 30 minutes per game.

Refreshing Friday


The Refreshing hug of a best friend.................................

  Friday, I like Fridays.  Most Fridays promise a much needed break from whatever routine you are in all week.  Possibly bringing relaxation, exercise, and refreshment.  Now, not all weekends are far from refreshing, but even if it is just as busy, the switch up of patterns can have a rejuvenating affect.
     One of my New Year's Resolutions this year is to be even more saturated in God's Word than ever before.  It seems that every morning has brought with it new challenges and temptations of time lost, new projects, and panics of things that "must" be done.

This is what I have been reading:
    2 Corinthians 7:1
 1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
     These promises, the promise that 6:1 makes; that He wants to work through us.  "Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain."  Also, 6:16 “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."  Paul here is saying that God has already been among us, walked, talked, lived, and breathed among us.  He wants to continue with each one of His children.  Because of these promises we are to bring holiness to completion in the fear of God.  I cannot do that unless I live in His Word.  
     Which brings me back to Fridays....Just reading, meditating on what these words mean feels this morning like taking the kind of walk that spurs you on, that doesn't zap your energy, but refreshes it, like a Friday morning.  
     Thank you Father, for your Word that cleanses, promises much, clears my mind and lets me know how much you want and desire a relationship with your daughter.

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Praise God!