Just a Closer Walk With Thee

A small collection of insights, quotations, writings and sayings.
I hope you enjoy them!

When you look OUT it may be night;

when you look UP it's always light.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not

so much seek to be consoled as to console.

To be understood as to understand.

To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

St. Francis of Assissi

Good exercise for the heart:
Bending down and helping another up.

We resign into Your hands our sleeping bodies,
Our cold hearths and open doors.
Give us to awaken with smiles,
give us to labor smiling.
As the sun returns in the east,
so let our patience be renewed with dawn;
as the sun lightens the world,
so let our loving kindness make bright this
house of our habitation.

Robert Louis Stevenson

God may delay the answer to our prayers
in order to enlarge our capacity to receive.

Pray for my soul.
More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of.
Therefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats
That nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

God sometimes puts us in the dark to show us that He is light.

Who God doth late and early pray
More of his grace than gifts to lend;
And entertains the harmless day
With a religious book, or friend.
This man is freed from servile bands,
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall:
Lord of himself, though not of lands,
And having nothing, yet hath all.

Sir Henry Wotton

Never doubt in the valley, what you found to be true on the mountain.

Dear Great Physician,
we thank you for the gift of healing
that lies within the body,
for the person who has health, has hope,
and the one who has hope has everything.
Lord, teach us that true and total healing
includes healing of the soul, of attitudes,
and of relationships.
Lord, we may be whole in body but sick
in soul and spirit. Help us to ask for your
touch of healing to establish a right
relationship with you, for from that source
others healings flow.

Gerrit Schut

God's answers are wiser than our prayers.

Prayer is an enduring, continuing, growing love
relationship with the great God of the Universe.
Overwhelming love invites a response.
Loving is the syntax of prayer.
Loving God in prayer, somehow makes our
spiritual selves more receptive to love.
We feel a power so vast that we are actually transformed
and elevated to a higher, more fulfilled state of being.
We still cannot fathom the depths of the God
who is the source of life.
We cannot fully say his name or exhaust his meaning.
However, we can know his power and share his love.
As we do so, we make his name holy.
This is what we mean when we pray,
"Hallowed be thy name."

We are not made rich by what is in our pockets
but by what is in our hearts.

Take Time

Take time to think.... it is the source of power.

Take time to play.... it is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to read.... it is the fountain of wisdom.

Take time to pray.... it is the greatest power on earth.

Take time to love and be loved.... it is a God-given privilege.

Take time to be friendly.... it is the road to happiness.

Take time to laugh.... it is the music of the soul.

Take time to give.... it is too short a day to be selfish.

Take time to work.... it is the price of success.

Take time to do charity.... it is the key to heaven.

If you are letting someone stand between you and the Lord...
they are closer than you are.

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