The Christian’s first love

Streim:

Very good teaching!

Originally posted on Possessing the Treasure:

by Mike Ratliff

1 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 2 “Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord,
“I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth,
The love of your betrothals,
Your following after Me in the wilderness,
Through a land not sown. (Jeremiah 2:1-2 NASB)

As I think back on that startling, abrupt, life-changing time immediately following God graciously brining me into knowing Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, justifying me and placing me on that narrow road of sanctification, I remember my deep devotion to all things related to my faith. Some of those things were obviously part of the trappings of religiosity, but, primarily, I remember not being able to get enough of God’s Word and that is still the case. He has since that time chiseled and burned away much of the dross and worthless stuff…

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Friday’s Message in Music

Hello all!  I was unable to use my computer for the past month, and posting from my phone just isn’t the same.  It’s been a month of much joy and much sorrow; frigid cloud-filled days and colder sun-filled days;  unexpected difficult changes and unexpected beautiful blessings; but through it all I have been amazed with the limitless and powerful love of our Lord God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ.  I’m a little rusty on the writing… so I’ll the Word speak!  One of the many meditations and prayers David shared in Psalm 119 is from verses 137-144, this expresses what I want to share.  The song as well.  Be blessed …♥ Streim

“Righteous are You, O Lord, And upright are Your judgments. You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness. My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it. I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight. Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.”

 

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