Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Because of God's grace...

  1. Loved so dearly (John 3:16; Rev. 1:4-6)
  2. Forgiven of all my sins and washed in the blood (Eph. 1:7, Heb. 9:14)
  3. A new creation (2 Cor. 5:17)
  4. The temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19)
  5. Rescued from the power of darkness and brought into God's kingdom (Col 1:13)
  6. Redeemed from the curse of the law (1 Pet. 1:18, 19; Gal. 3:13
  7. Blessed (Gal. 3:9)
  8. A saint (Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:2, Phil. 1:1)
  9.  Holy and without blame before Him (Eph 1:4)
  10. Elect (Col 3:12, Rom. 8:33)
  11. Established to the end (1 Cor 1:8)
  12. Brought near to God through the blood of Christ (Eph. 2:13)
  13. Victorious (Reb 21:7)
  14. Set free (John 8:31-3)
  15. Dead to sin and alive to God (Rom.6:2, 11; 1 Pet. 2:24)
  16. More than a conqueror (Rom. 8:37)
  17. Fellow heirs with Christ (Roman 8:17)
  18. Sealed with Holy Spirit of promise (Eph 1:13)
  19. In Christ who is our righteousness, holiness and redemption (1Cor 1:30)
  20. Accepted in the Beloved (Eph 1:6)
  21. Complete in Him (Col 2:10)
  22. Crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20)
  23. Alive with Christ (Eph. 2:5)
  24. Free from condemnation (Rom 8:11)
  25. Reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:18)
  26. Qualified to share in His inheritance (Col. 1:12)
  27. A fellow citizen with God's people and member of God's household (Eph. 2:19)
  28. Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone (Eph. 2:20)
  29. Born of God and the evil one does not harm me (1 John 5:18)
  30. Blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph. 1:3)
  31. His disciple because I have love for others (John 13:34.35)
  32. The light of the world (Matt 5:14)
  33. The salt of the earth (Matt 5:13)
  34. The righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21, 1 Pet. 2:24)
  35. A partaker of His divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4)
  36. Called of God (2 Tim. 1:9)
  37. The first fruits among His creation (James 1:18)
  38. Chosen (1 Thess. 1:4; Eph 1:4; 1 Pet. 2:9)
  39. An ambassador for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20)
  40. God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works (Eph. 2:10)
  41. Being changed into His image (2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 1:6)
  42. Raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places (Col 2:12; Eph. 2:6)
  43. Beloved of God ( Col. 3: 12; Rom. 1:7;1 Thess. 1:4)
  44. One in Christ (John 17:21-3)              I HAVE:
  45. Obtained an inheritance (Eph. 1:11)
  46. Access by one Spririt to the Father (Heb. 4:18; Eph. 2:18)
  47. Overcome the world (1 John  5:4)
  48. Everlasting life and will not be condemned (John 5:24; John 6:47)
  49. Received power, the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8)
  50. The greater One in me; thus, greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)     AND NOW:
  51. I live by the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus (Rom 8:2)
  52. I walk in Christ Jesus (Col 2:6)
  53. I can do all things in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:13)
  54. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God (Phil. 3:14)
  55. My life is hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3)

Source: Step Up Reading, New Life Community Church  

Vintage love.

I have an old pine cupboard which my hubby painted white.
It holds the 'bits and pieces' of old crockery that I like.
Some of it has value due to vintage or design
but all of it is precious to me.. simply 'cause it's mine :-)

There's very little new in there-it's mostly second-hand.
Why others sought to part with them, I'll never understand!
For I delight in searching for the treasures of this sort
And rushing home to hubby to say "Look what I just bought!"

A case in mind is this here bowl, with strainer and a lid.
It's made by Royal you'd think it'd cost a 'quid'.
But finding it in Vinnies nearly made this lady holler
when I spied the sticker on the lid (o joy of joys!) - one dollar!!

Yes, I love my vintage china and old tins with charm and grace
I like anything that age has softened with it's bygone face.
My home is filled with memories that harken back in time
to when a woman's homelife was of a very different kind.

I often ponder on the ways a housewife's lot has changed.
And how it seems, society has been quite disarranged.
But when I look around me at all my lovely vintage things
I gain a sense of peace and quiet that seeing them still brings.

For I am happy and so glad to have a home like this
where olden days and olden ways can make me reminisce
about the lives that women lived...content to have 'enough'.
A humble model for my heart.. and why I have this vintage love!