Challenging thoughts for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

God doesn’t bless us just to make us happy;

He blesses us to make us a blessing.

Warren Wiersbe

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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament;

adversity is the blessing of the New.

Francis Bacon

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We are afraid that Heaven is a bribe,

and that if we make it our goal we shall no longer be disinterested.

It is not so.

Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire.

It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God,

for only the pure in heart want to.

C.S. Lewis

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Blessings we enjoy daily,

and for the most of them,

because they be so common,

men forget to pay their praises.

But let not us,

because it is a sacrifice so pleasing

to him who still protects us,

and gives us flowers,

and showers,

and meat

and content.

Izaak Walton

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The best things are nearest:

breath in your nostrils,

light in your eyes,

flowers at your feet,

duties at your hand,

the path of God just before you.

–Robert Louis Stevenson

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