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Jan 01

HAPPY 2014

I am going to try to add more  posts on life here on the farm this year.  I am slowly learning  how to work on my website.

Every year since 1995 I have read daily through a devotional book titled GOD CALLING by A. J. Russell.  Back in 1932 two women gathered daily to hear from God in their prayers and wrote what they heard down.  I have enjoyed hearing from Him also.  My favorite is for January 1st; it reads like this:  “I stand between the years.  The Light of my Presence is flung across the year to come – the radiance of the Sun of Righteousness.  Backward, over the past year, is My Shadow thrown, hiding trouble and sorrow and disappointment.

Dwell not on the past-only on the present.  Only use the past as the trees use My Sunlight to absorb it, to make from it in after days the warming fire rays. so store only the blessings from Me, the Light of the World.  Encourage yourselves by the thought of these.  Bury every fear of the future, of poverty for those dear to you, of suffering, of loss.  Bury all though of unkindness and bitterness, all  your dislikes, your resentments,  your sense of failure,  your disappointment in others and in yourselves, your gloom,your despondency, and let us leave them all, buried and go forward to a new and risen life.

Remember that you must not see as the world sees.  I hold the year in My Hands – in trust for you.  But I shall guide you one day at a time.

Leave the rest with Me.  You must not anticipate the gift by fears or thoughts of the days ahead.

And for each day I shall supply the wisdom and the strength.”

 

 

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