Godly Sorrow Brings Repentance :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #15

“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, […]

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Hold Fast :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #14

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 Hold fast. Keep in memory. Keep secure. Keep firm possession of it. Retain it. Seize it. Stay your mind on it. Never let it go. Never forget the reason – the first reason — you fell in love with Jesus. Not the reason you started going to church. Not the reason […]

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The Potter and the Clay :: Quietly Through Thursday LinkUp #13

The Potter and the Clay 1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 6 “O […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 18) :: Confidence and Compassion in Prayer (1 John 5:14-17)

Good morning, friends, and thank you so much for poppin’ over for another week in 1st John. If you were here last week looking for a post, I’m sorry that I left you wondering what was going on. I wasn’t planning to take a week off from blogging, but I started a new job and I just didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with my writing schedule. Prayer, please. Anyway… here is week 18 of our study. Only one more to go and we will have studied John’s first epistle! Confidence and […]

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Reckon Yourselves :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

Reckon… to determine… to purpose… to decide. …reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:11 We are to reckon this truth. We are to be determined to believe it. We are to purposefully choose to live for God in Christ. We are to decide to not to continue in sin. Jesus paid for our sin. He died and rose so that we may live. So that we would be free from sin. Amen? Yes, of course amen! So why do I still sin? Why […]

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I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD And the praises of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has bestowed on us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He bestowed on them according to His mercies, According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses. Isaiah 63:7 Lovingkindness, great goodness, mercies. Wonderful words that we all love to hear when talking about our Father’s love for us.  But if you’ve been reading Quietly Through your Bible you may be a little confused. Why? Because the passage just before these verses talk […]

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I Have Hope in God :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the in just. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. (Acts 24:15-16) And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgement to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I […]

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I Have Even Called You by Your Name :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link Up)

“Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:   ‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.   I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by […]

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5 Tips for Keeping Up With Your Bible Reading Plan {Plus Link-Up}

I’ve got a question (or several) for you. How are you doing with your current Bible reading plan, whether it’s the Quietly Through plan or another? Do you frequently find yourself struggling to keep up with the reading schedule? Are you currently behind? Guess what. You’re not alone. There definitely are times when I get behind in my reading, too. Like when I have a writing deadline fast approaching. When the kids have been sick and no one is sleeping well. When I find a good book or Bible study that I can’t put down. […]

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Constant Prayer :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. (Acts 12:5, emphasis added) Constant prayer. Constant prayer offered to God. Constant prayer offered to God by the church. This shouldn’t strike me as odd or different or out of the ordinary. But it does. It should strike me as wonderful and ordinary and just-part-of-life. Oh, but it doesn’t. Maybe it’s the Christian circles I run in… or maybe it’s just me, but I don’t witness or practice constant prayer. Even when times are desperate. But what if […]

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