June 19, 2013

“I am the firm foundation on which you can dance and sing and celebrate my Presence. This is My high and holy calling for you; receive it as a precious gift. Glorifying and enjoying Me is a higher priority than maintaining a tidy, structured life. Give up your striving to keep everything under control – an impossible task and a waste of precious energy.” Jesus is Calling, by Sarah Young

My father, Charles Edward Cary, Jr., wrote this phrase in a letter to me in 1979. “We are in this life to spend and to be spent.” Sadly, I have spent most of my life trying to maintain a tidy, structured life and keeping everything under control.

Paul spent his life spreading the Gospel and worked to support himself, 2 Corinthians 12:14, 15. On top of that he paid the expenses for others out of his own income.

Acts 21:24, “Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses…”

How will you spend your life?

June 16, 2013

I have four cards to send this week and I want to put a personal note in each one. I scheduled them in my Day-Timer because I want them to arrive on specific days.

These cards are “Remembering Cards.” On the year anniversary of a death, I send a card to the family members with a favorite memory of their loved one or a scripture verse. Sometimes I send a poem.

God never fails to give me the words of hope and encouragement. After all, He is the Father of sympathy.

2 Corinthians 1:34, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement), Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.”

Do you…

  • Need sympathy?
  • Need pity?
  • Need mercy?
  • Need comfort?
  • Need consolation?
  • Need encouragement?
  • Have trouble?
  • Have calamity?
  • Have affliction?
  • Have distress?

Call on the Father of sympathy.