Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Thursday Pearls

Painting by:  Carlton Alfred Smith

"Dear friend, remember it is not hasty reading, but serious meditating upon holy and heavenly truths, that will make them prove sweet and profitable to the soul.  It is not the bee's touching of the flower that draws out the sweet substance.  Likewise, it is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.  And be certain that it is not the knowing, nor the talking, nor the reading man, but the doing man, that at last will be found the happiest man.  If you know these things, blessed and happy are you if you do them."

~ Thomas Brooks

"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."

 ~ Numbers 6:24-26

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A most blessed Thursday to you, my dear readers...

~ One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.  Psalm 27:4 ~

7 comments:

Lady Linda said...

Good evening my friend. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving my such a kind message. I think of you often and get so thrilled when I get a message from you. How is that sweet little baby brother doing? Much love to you.

Paige said...

Good food for thought! :) Have a lovely weekend Kelly-Anne!

Olivia Bell said...

What a true statement! Thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend!

I was truly blessed by your lovely email, and I will be replying very soon! Love and hugs to you! {{smiles}}

SpicingUpIdaho said...

A delightful quote, I've not heard that one before, you have a knack for sharing the most delightful quotes! I was so thrilled to have you visit and leave the sweetest comment, appreciate your friendship, and trust you have a beautiful and blessed weekend :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you, Kelly-Anne for this verse tonight. I really needed that.

Have a blessed week, dear.

~Sheri

Laura said...

Dear Miss Kelly-Anne,

Oh, what an amazing quote you shared by Thomas Brooks...and so true! In this fast paced "instant" world in which we live in...how often do we look at our walk with the Lord in the same way? Giving him a quick moment...here and there...when, in fact, He pleads with us to "abide in Him" always...and we can only truly get to "know" what His direction is for our lives by spending meaningful time in His word. But I love how Mr. Brooks takes this one step further...for we are called not only to be "readers" of the Word...but more importantly... "doers" of the Word. Such a perfect reminder for me this morning...

Thank you again for sharing your sweet thoughts with us...
With much love and hugs,
Mrs. Laura

JES said...

I absolutely LOVE that quote and have not read that one before! Thank you for the encouragement! :)