Blessed to Be a Blessing

“From the beginning God has wrought through His people to bring blessing to the world. To the ancient Egyptian nation God made Joseph a fountain of life. Through the integrity of Joseph the life of that whole people was preserved. Through Daniel God saved the life of all the wise men of Babylon. And these deliverances are as object lessons; they illustrate the spiritual blessings offered to the world through connection with the God whom Joseph and Daniel worshiped. Everyone in whose heart Christ abides, everyone who will show forth His love to the world, is a worker together with God for the blessing of humanity. As he receives from the Saviour grace to impart to others, from his whole being flows forth the tide of spiritual life.” Acts of the Apostles, p. 14.

“The moral law was never a type or a shadow. It existed before man's creation, and will endure as long as God's throne remains. God could not change nor alter one precept of His law in order to save men; for the law is the foundation of His government. It is unchangeable, unalterable, infinite, and eternal. In order for man to be saved, and for the honor of the law to be maintained, it was necessary for the Son of God to offer Himself as a sacrifice for sin. He who knew no sin became sin for us. He died for us on Calvary. His death shows the wonderful love of God for man, and the immutability of His law. . . . 

 “Christ is the sinner's advocate. Those who accept His gospel behold Him with open face. They see the relation of His mission to the law, and they acknowledge God's wisdom and glory as revealed by the Saviour. The glory of Christ is revealed in the law, which is a transcript of His character, and His transforming efficacy is felt upon the soul until men become changed into His likeness. They are made partakers of the divine nature, and grow more and more like their Saviour, advancing step by step in conformity to the will of God, till they reach perfection. The law and the gospel are in perfect harmony.” Lift Him Up, p. 147.

“Thus Christ sought to teach the disciples the truth that in God's kingdom there are no territorial lines, no caste, no aristocracy; that they must go to all nations, bearing to them the message of a Saviour's love. But not until later did they realize in all its fullness that God ‘hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us.’ Acts 17:26, 27.” Acts of the Apostles, p. 20.

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His Love Encircles You

"God's mercy and love for the fallen race have not ceased to accumulate, nor lost their earthward direction.

"It is true that disappointments will come; tribulation we must expect; but we are to commit everything, great and small to God.

"He does not become perplexed by the multiplicity of our grievances, nor overpowered by the weight of our burdens.

"His watchcare extends to every household, and encircles every individual; He is concerned in all our business and our sorrows.

"He marks every tear; He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities.

"All the afflictions and trials that befall us here are permitted, to work out His purposes of love toward us—'that we might be partakers of His holiness,' and thus become participants in that fullness of joy which is found in His presence." My Life Today, p. 292.

"Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?" Psalm 56:8.

Not one tear you have ever shed has fallen to the ground. They have all been seen by the Savior and at the right time, when it was best for you, He brought relief. So it will ever be!

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Do You Trust Him?

"And of his fullness have all we received , and grace for grace." John 1:16.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phillipans 4:13.

"Jesus consents to bear our burdens only when we trust Him. He is saying: 'Come unto Me to do the work that it is impossible for the human agent to do.' Let us trust Him. Worry is blind and cannot discern the future. But Jesus sees the end from the beginning, and in every difficulty He has His way prepared to bring relief. Abiding in Christ, we can do all things through Him who strengthens us." God's Amazing Grace, p. 113.

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Look Beyond Today. . .There is a Brighter Tomorrow!

"Wherever the religion of Crist works, it will brighten and sweeten every detail of life with more than an earthly joy and a higher than earthly peace." Sons and Daughters of God, p. 176.

"Truth is sacred, divine. It is stronger and more powerful than anything else in the formation of a character after the likeness of Christ. In it there is fullness of joy. When it is cherished in the heart the love of Christ is preferred to the love of any human being. This is Christianity. This is the love of God in the soul. Thus pure, unadulterated truth occupies the citadel of the being. . . .

"When the truth as it is in Jesus molds our characters it will be seen to be truth indeed. As it is contemplated by the believer it will grow brighter, shining with its original beauty. It will increase in value, quickening and vivifying the mind and subduing selfish, unChristlike coarseness of character. It will elevate our aspirations, enabling us to reach the perfect standard of holiness." In Heavenly Places, p. 140.

"The way to heaven is rugged. Briers and thorns are in the way; but we can with cheerfulness tread the rough pathway, knowing that Jesus, the King of glory, once trod it before us. We will rejoice that we can follow in His footsteps, and be partakers with Him of His sufferings, that we may finally partake of His glory." Sons and Daughters of God, p. 352.

"As the shepherd goes before his sheep, himself first encountering the perils of the way, so does Jesus with His people. "When He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them." The way to heaven is consecrated by the Saviour's footprints. The path may be steep and rugged, but Jesus has traveled that way; His feet have pressed down the cruel thorns, to make the pathway easier for us. Every burden that we are called to bear He Himself has borne. " The Desire of Ages, p. 480.

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