Think About This: God sometimes marvelously raiseth the souls of his saints with some close and near approaches unto them — gives them a sense of His eternal love, a taste of the embraces of His Son and the inhabitation of the Spirit, without the least intervening disturbance; and then this is their assurance. But this life is not a season to be always taking wages in; our work is not yet done; we are not always to abide in this mount; we must down again into the battle — fight again, cry again, complain again. Shall the soul be thought now to have lost its assurance? Not at all. It had before assurance with joy, triumph, and exultation; it hath it now, or may have, with wrestling, cries, tears, and supplications. And a man’s assurance may be as good, as true, when he lies on the earth with a sense of sin, as when he is carried up to the third heaven with a sense of love and foretaste of glory. -John Owen
Be a Flower
Posted on September 6, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call
💐 I love that flowers bloom after such a cold, dark, and dreary season. 💐 It reminds me of how God replaces ashes with beauty, mourning with joy, and a spirit of despair with a garment of praise (Isaiah 61:3).
When in doubt, be a FLOWER 🌺
🌷 Bloom where you are planted
🌹 Never try and compete with the flower standing next to you
🌼 Enjoy the sunshine
💐 Drink plenty of water
🌺 Bring a little color to someone’s world
How can you “bring color” to someone’s world today? Maybe it’s serving them, maybe it’s sharing Jesus with them, maybe it’s forgiving someone you’ve had trouble forgiving, or maybe it’s by being a person of integrity and grace. Whatever it is, do it to the Glory of God!
Written by Erin C.: Erin served for four years as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new makeup, buying dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave [f]us commandment. -1 John 3:23