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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anne Graham Lotz

Drinking my coffee from a teacup this morning.
Makes me feel all prim and proper!  ))smiles))


I'm always looking for things to share with you and when I saw this from Anne Graham Lotz, I knew it was perfect for Coffee in a Teacup.

Maybe it will speak to you like it spoke to me.  Failure, I think we all have experienced it ~ but we don't need to. Praise God, through Him we can do all things!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -
Philippians 4:13, NKJV

I was once sitting in an audience when the speaker asked, “What do you think God expects of you?” I mentally ticked off a list of things I thought God expected of me: obedience, faithfulness, holiness, love, service. To my astonishment, the speaker went on to say, “All God ever expects of you is failure!” I wanted to raise my hand and say, “I can do that! I can live up to the expectations of God! I know I can fail!” But then the speaker added, “However, He has given you the Holy Spirit so that you need never fail.” Right! Without Christ I can do nothing, but in Him I can do all things!

The difference between
strength and weakness,
righteousness and wickedness,
success and failure,
is Jesus – the Holy Spirit – in me.

It's getting busy in my world this week,
taking a few days off from blogland.
I'm off  to the hill country to see the bluebonnets

I'll be back soon.

Until Next Time
Living to Give God Glory




8 comments:

  1. Picture a little girl pouting....I wanna go....I wanna go....whine, cry, pout. :( Oh, how I wish we lived near each other. Please take lots of pictures...hey, those would be great to share Friday! Great post...words of wisdom. Hope you have an awesome time with your friends...stay safe.

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  2. I do enjoy anything that Anne Graham Lotz has to say. Enjoy your adventure. Such a pretty photo there!

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  3. I want to see the bluebonnets too!

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  4. Whenever I drink tea from a teacup I feel special and indulgent! I love Philippians verse...

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  5. I loved seeing all the bluebonnets this past weekend. Would love to see them again and make more stops along the way. Enjoy! I like Anne Graham Lotz, too.

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  6. I'm glad doesn't expect more from me than failure...because I must be right up there in His lap on that one. But thankfully He picks me up and dusts me off and says it's okay...I will help you get back up and moving again. He never fails us! That's the most important part! Enjoy your ride in the bluebonnet country. I've never seen them in person. Sounds lovely. Can't wait to see the pictures!

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  7. Miss Mary...I hope you have a wonderful day and I too enjoy the writings of Anne. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. Oh I have failed so many times, but God is still holding me and is so faithful to forgive and help me.Praise God!
    Have a wonderful trip,Mary and enjoy yourself!

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