April 11, 2013

I love evidence of how great God is. This week's April ice storm has been a good example. I've never seen ice quite like this before. We are on snow day no. 3 here and doing fine- we still have power and some groceries. Thank you, Lord!

Look at this awesome photo from a local newspaper! A lot of the towns in our neck of the woods are in a state of emergency, so it feels like a fitting day to post something that I've been wanting share for a few days. Something I read in my devotions last week.

From the Piper Devotional App. Romans 8:28 We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 
If you live inside this massive promise, your life is more solid and stable than Mount Everest. 
Nothing can blow you over when you are inside the walls of Romans 8:28. Outside of it, all is confusion and anxiety and fear and uncertainty. 
Once you walk through the door of love into the massive, unshakable structure of Romans 8:28, everything changes. There come into your life stability and depth and freedom. You simply can't be blown over anymore. The confidence that a sovereign God governs for your good all the pain and all the pleasure that you will ever experience is an incomparable refuge and security and hope and power in your life. 
When God's people really live by the future grace of Romans 8:28- from measles to the mortuary- they are the freest and strongest and most generous people in the world. 
Their light shines and people give glory to their Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) 

I hope this will be as encouraging to you as it was to me.


Nicole said...

Hi Summer. I've been a silent reader of your blog for a while now, and I just love it. Your space is so uplifting and inspiring. Thank you!
Thanks for sharing this thoughtful insight into Romans 8:28. I need to download that app! I think it’s such an awesome blessing that we can each choose to have faith, and experience peace instead of having fear, and feeling despair. It reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures, which reads,
"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."
Found in Helaman 5:12, in the Book of Mormon.

Mom Judy said...

A Big Thank You for those words and love the Hadley picture!

Eeny said...

Hadley is so adorable in that picture.

That crazy weather, oh my. I am glad you are fine and have power and everything.



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

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