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Thursday, 27 January 2005
Pressure
Now Playing: Are we turning our troubles over to the Lord ?
Topic: Sayings
PRESSURE

Pressed out of measure and pressed to all length;
Pressed so intensely it seems, beyond strength;
Pressed in the body and pressed in the soul,
Pressed by the mind till the dark surges roll.
Pressure by foes, and a pressure from friends.
Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends.

Pressed into knowing no helper but God;
Pressed into loving the staff and the rod.
Pressed into liberty where nothing clings;
Pressed into faith for impossible things.
Pressed into living a life in the Lord,
Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured.

-- Author Unknown

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, BUT NOT CRUSHED; perplexed, BUT NOT DESPAIRING; persecuted BUT NOT FORSAKEN; struck down BUT NOT DESTROYED ..." 2 Corinthians 4:7-9

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Posted by dondegr0 at 9:42 AM EST
Tuesday, 25 January 2005
My Prayer was Answered
Now Playing: What are you asking God for in your life ?
Topic: Sayings
I asked for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might obey.

I asked for health that I might do greater things;
I was given grace that I might do better things.

I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.

I received nothing that I asked for,
All that I hoped for,

MY PRAYER WAS ANSWERED.


PAUL'S PRAYER ANSWERED

There was given to me a thorn in the flesh,
The messenger of Satan to buffet me,
lest I should be exalted above measure.
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice,
that it might depart from me.

And He said unto me,
"MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE:
FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT
IN WEAKNESS."

"Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in mine infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities,
in reproaches, in necessities,
in persecutions, in distresses
for Christ's sake: for when I am weak,
then I am strong."

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

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Posted by dondegr0 at 12:06 PM EST

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