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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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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Loving God Well in a World of Distractions

What Am I Supposed to Focus On? Not too long ago, I found myself sulking to the Lord. “I do a lot of things, God. I write, blog, paint, play the piano, mother, wife, cook, clean. But I do none of them well. What am I supposed to focus on?” And do you know what He whispered? “Love Me well.” That was it. Simple. Profound. Possible? Loving God well? Since that day those words have been lodged in my brain. Love Me well. Love Me well. But I can I do it? Can loving God well […]

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Will You Go to Heaven?

Will You Go to Heaven? I remember a period in my life, a very long period in fact, where I could not honestly answer that question.  I thought the answer was no, I was not going to heaven.  I believed, like many, that Heaven was for the perfect.  I believed Heaven was for those people that had their lives all figured out, had God all figured out, went to church every Sunday and Wednesday, and obeyed every commandment.  I believed Heaven was for the person who had never committed adultery, had never lied or stolen, […]

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