The 12/28/12 ‘Joy Jar’

30 Dec

Sometimes as you walk along the paths of life, there is a presence walking beside you. Sometimes it feels as if the presence is not there and you wonder where the presence has gone. But, you know the presence is always with you and has not left. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is faith.

 

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you you’d walk with me all the way, but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
Mary Stevenson
Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”
Elizabeth Gilbert
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
Elbert Hubbard
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”
Max Lucado,
He Still Moves Stones
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
Søren Kierkegaard
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie ten Boom
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