Wednesday, December 30, 2015

the wonders of His love

But when the kindness of God our Savior
and His love for mankind appeared,
He saved us,
not on the basis of deeds 
which we have done in righteousness,
but according to His mercy...
whom He poured out upon us
richly through Jesus Christ our Savior...

Titus 3:4-6

Georgia Caroline Blackmon


December 23, 2015
11:42 a.m.

5 pounds, 15 ounces
19 inches

Take the hardest thing in your life -
The place of difficulty,
outward or inward,
and expect God to triumph gloriously
in that very spot.
Just there,
He can bring your soul into blossom.

Lilias Trotter

The very trials that threatened to overcome you with
discouragement and disaster
will become God's opportunity
to reveal His grace and glory in your life,
in ways you have never known before.

Streams in the Desesrt

God wins His greatest victories through apparent defeats.
Very often the Enemy seems to triumph for a season,
and God allows it.
But then He comes in
and upsets the work of the Enemy,
overthrows the apparent victory...

Consequently, He gives us a much greater victory
than we would have known had He allowed the Enemy
seemingly to triumph in the first place.

May we learn that in all the difficult places God takes us,
He is giving us opportunities to exercise our faith in Him
that will bring about blessed results
and greatly glorify His name.

Sorrows come to stretch out spaces in the heart for joy.

Springs in the Valley

But as for me,
I shall sing of Thy strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Thy lovingkindness in the morning.
For Thou hast been my stronghold,
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
O my strength, I will sing praises to Thee;
for God is my stronghold,
the God who shows me lovingkindness.

Psalm 59:16-17


As this wild and crazy year is drawing to a close, I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate the many prayers that have been lifted up for me, this sweet baby girl, and for our entire family. The Lord has been so faithful to see me through some hard and difficult stretches, and I know, without a doubt, that your prayers made a difference. I am eternally grateful!


It was so bad we didn't think we were going to make it...
As it turned out, 
it was the best thing that could have happened.
Instead of trusting in our own strength 
or wits to get out of it,
we were forced to trust God totally - 
not a bad idea since He's the God who raises the dead!

And He did it, rescued us from certain doom.

And He'll do it again,
rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing.

You and your prayers are part of the rescue operation -

I don't want you in the dark about that either.
I can see your faces even now,
lifted in praise for God's deliverance of us,
a rescue in which your prayers played such a critical part.

2 Corinthians 1:8-11

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the world, Georgia!!! She is beautiful, Melanie. :)