QUOTE…by John Lennon

Originally posted on Rethinking Life:

We’ve got this gift of love,
but love is like a precious plant.
You can’t just accept it and
leave it in the cupboard
or just think it’s going to get on by itself.
You’ve got to keep watering it.
You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.

–John Lennon

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Finding Favor With God

Originally posted on StopAndPrayTV:

Genesis 6:7-9

People work hard to earn the favor of employers, parents, or friends—unequivocal support and approval is a balm to the human heart. As believers, we long for God’s favor, and what a blessing that He offers it to us freely: “How great is your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You” (Ps. 31:19).

Unfortunately, many in our culture fail to take notice of the most basic examples of God’s kindness. He provides for needs, puts a limit on seasons of suffering, listens to and answers prayers, and bestows desires of the heart. Support, encouragement, and provision are blessings of the Almighty. Every good thing that comes our way is from His hand (James 1:17).

God’s favor isn’t capricious, as some suspect; He does not show kindness to some and withhold from others…

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